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Chesterfield Reality TV Star
Arrested for Domestic Violence


March 28, 2020 -- After this week's newsletter was compiled, we learned that Chesterfield resident and reality television star Lorenzo Gordon was arrested on Wednesday for assaulting his girlfriend.

More in next week's newsletter. Download and read the current story HERE.


NEW! POSTED 3-27-20

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 420 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 365

March 28, 2020 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



TOWN & COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD CRIME REPORTS: See who was arrested in February in Town and Country. Read the Town and County and Chesterfield Police February crime and police activity reports. Page 1-8



REAL ESTATE: New Houses proposed in Town and Country. See what is there and about to disappear and what will replace it. Pages 8-12

 

THE CASE OF THE 17-FOOT HIGH 2-STORY “PLAYHOUSE”: Construction started on a two story playhouse and was then ordered stopped when the city staff found out this was not to be your typical backyard “playhouse.” Pages 12-14



WHERE HAVE ALL THE PEOPLE GONE? It was another week where the people appeared to be at Queeny Park, Longview Farm Park but there only a few people at the $10,000,000 almost always empty Town Square. Pages 14-17



TOWN & COUNTRY LEGAL BILL FOR FEBRUARY: Read the update on the eminent domain issue that will cost the city more than $400,000 counting legal bills. Pages 17-23



ON THE LAST DAY OF THE RULING MAYOR DALTON TERMINATED HIS CAMPAIGN ELECTION COMMITTEE AS ORDERED BY THE MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION: Also according to state records filed by Dalton, he either can’t keep track of money or add and subtract. Pages 23-25

MORE PUBLIC CLOSINGS AND ONE TRYING TO KEEP OPEN TO THE PUBLIC … SORT OF: Pages 25-27

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the police were doing as the streets and stores emptied. (Also the police officer who keeps track of the daily crime reports is being reassigned for two weeks and future Police Blotters may be gone for a while or look different.) Pages 27-30



VIRUS SCENES: Pages 30-35

NIGHT SCHOOL: Page 35

CARTOONS: Pages 35-42



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 419 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 364

March 21, 2020 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE TOWN AND COUNTRY:



GO TO THE BATHROOM BEFORE YOU GO TO A TOWN AND COUNTRY PARK AND NO ESTATE SALES ON SATURDAY FOR A WHILE: Page 22

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE CHESTERFIELD:




CHESTERFIELD CITY HALL CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC: Pages 27 & 28

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING TO BE ONLINE (HOPEFULLY): Page 28



POLICE TO MAKE PHARMACY PICKUP FOR ELDERLY: Page 29



WEST COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURTS CONTINUE TO ABANDON JUSTICE FOR ALL AND SAFETY FOR ALL: We prove for another year “Take Care of Lawyers First Public Safety Last” is what is happening in Municipal Courts. Read the nine reasons this practice should be stopped! Pages 1-10



DEER CENSUS PART 2: Read the final number of deer per square mile of deer in Town and Country. The exact location of deer counted was in last week’s newsletter. Page 10



CHESTERFIELD STATE REP HAS A BILL TO ALLOW TOWN AND COUNTRY TO HAVE A SALES TAX TO PAY FOR FIRE SERVICE: Who was behind this from Town and Country? We can only guess and did just that. Pages 10-14



MAYOR DALTON TAKES UP HALF OF THE SPACE IN LATEST NEWSLETTER: He gave himself an “A” on the Town Square. Pages 14 & 15



PLANS FOR A 3-HOUSE SUBDIVISION ON BARRETT STATION ROAD NOT WELL RECEIVED AT P&Z:
Pages 16-20



WHERE WERE THE PEOPLE GOING LAST SUNDAY? Not to the mayor’s $10,000,000 Town Square. Pages 20 & 21



EGGS TOO BIG FOR THE EASTER BASKET: Page 21



LAST CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH HELD WITH THE COVID-19 INTERIOR DESIGN: Pages 23 & 22



CHESTERFIELD JOINS TOWN AND COUNTRY, GOING INTO THE BANKING BUSINESS: Pages 24-26

OH DEER! Lots of deer now near busy streets. Page 26 & 27



THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what was happening, who was getting arrested and what for. Pages 30-38



REAL ESTATE: Pages 38-40

CHESTERFIELD PARKS CANCEL SPRING EVENTS: Page 41



BEST HEADLINE OF THE WEEK: Page 41

CARTOONS: Pages 41-53



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 418 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 363

March 14, 2020 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



FEBRUARY DEER VS VEHICLE REPORTS: In Town and Country the deer managed to dodge cars all month, but not bullets. In Chesterfield it was a different story. One incident sent the car’s driver to the hospital with multiple injuries and another sent a Chesterfield Police car to the body shop. Pages 1 & 2

2020 TOWN AND COUNTRY DEER CULLING AND CENSUS: Read where the deer were shot and read where they are living. Pages 3-10



THE LADUE QUARANTINE WARD: Page 11



THIS WEEK’S GATHERING REPORT: As usual see where people were going to gather and walk. Pages 11-13

TOWN SQUARE 2020 COSTS: We are taking a look at the amount of city money being paid out for the Town Square in 2020. Pages 13 & 14



NAIL SALON STILL COMING TO TOWN SQUARE: Pages 15



STRAUB’S GROCERY STORE USING TOWN SQUARE FOR DELIVERIES: Pages 15 & 16



CBC GETS FIELD LIGHTS FOR 73 NIGHTS WITH ONE NO VOTE: Read why an alderperson voted no. Pages 16 & 17

SECOND MEETING IN MARCH IS CANCELLED: There will be a lack of a quorum. It is not the alderpersons with kids on spring break, but two of the three missing have no kids at home. One alderperson blamed Dalton for being negligent. Pages 17 & 18

RUMBLES OF A PROPERTY TAX IN TOWN AND COUNTRY FOR FIRE/EMS: Alderman Sue Allen mentioned it at the monthly Ward 2 alderwomen’s Monday morning meeting with residents. Pages 18 & 19



KEEPING HEALTHY AT CITY HALL NEEDED AN OUTSIDE ASSIST: Pages 19 & 20



CHESTERFIELD SPENDS $6,900,000 FOR VACANT PROPERTY IN FRONT OF THE AMPHITHEATER: Page 21



CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what was happening in the last week and who got caught. Pages 22-32

A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION ON COUNCILPERSONS’ PAY: It started out as a discussion of entry level, mid-level and high end pay for the City Administrator and then changed to councilperson pay. Pages 32 & 33

A BLAST FROM THE PAST: I was sent a 25-year-old Chesterfield policy after the last City Council meeting where Tom DeCampi was upset with a letter not approved by council members sent to State Representatives. Pages 33 & 34



A LONG OVERDUE RESTAURANT REVIEW: We have not done a review for a while and we had to go to a gas station to do this one. Pages 35-38



FORMER PARKWAY CENTRAL GRAD, STAR COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER AND EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL B-BALLER IS NOW TEACHING ENGLISH IN CHILI: Pages 38 & 39



STRIKE UP THE BAND: Pages 39 & 40

CARTOONS: Pages 40-48


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 417 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 362

March 7, 2020 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



MAYOR DALTON TURNS ON HIS ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE DURING HER PRESENTATION OF LIVE STREAMING ALDERMANIC MEETINGS: Pages 1 & 2



DALTON PUTS ON THE JON LOVITZ’ TOMMY FLANAGAN LIAR MASK LATER IN THE EVENING: Page 3



MORE ATHLETIC FIELD LIGHTS: Principia gets approval, CBC football light request for more nights is continued. Pages 3-5



OUR REGULAR CHECK OF GATHERING PLACES: Guess which one was almost empty. Pages 6 & 7



TWO WAYS TO SPEND $10,000,000 FOR GATHERING PLACE: Pages 8 & 9



YOU THINK YOU LIVE IN THE SAFEST CITY; THINK AGAIN: Town and Country is the Safest City in Missouri and then it is the 14th safest city. Read the different ratings of cities and then take claims from local politicians with a grain of salt. Pages 9-14



THE JANUARY TOWN AND COUNTRY HOURLY LEGAL BILL: Pages 14-18



ASK A SIMPLE QUESTION ABOUT A PHOTO ON THE CITY’S FACEBOOK SITE AND BE TOLD TO FILE A SUNSHINE REQUEST: I asked a police commander in charge of community services including the department’s Facebook page for the date and time a photo was taken. Read what happened next. Pages 18-25



DISTANCING ONESELF:
Pages 25 & 26

28-YEAR-OLD CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT DRIVING DRUNK AND UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS CRASHES AT NOONTIME ON CLARKSON ROAD: Read how the Chesterfield
Judge and Prosecutor ignored that it was his second DWI in a year. Three months after leaving court his probation term came to an abrupt end. Pages 26-30

EX GIRLFRIEND TRIES TO FLEE FROM FORMER HIGH SCHOOL BOYFRIEND ONLY TO HAVE HIM TRY AND FORCE HER CAR OFF THE ROAD: Pages 30-32



CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read who were the victims and who were the suspects last week. Also read what had to be an officer’s worst call of the year. Pages 33-42

CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Pages 42-52
 
PARKING CHANGES AT TAUBMAN OUTLET MALL AKA THE DISTRICT: Pages 42 & 43

LETTERS FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR AND MAYOR TO STATE LEGISLATORS A HOT TOPIC: You really have to be interested with the ins and outs of city government to stay awake on this one, but there is some name calling. Pages 43-51



BOMBS AWAY BUT WHERE IN 2021? Pages 51 & 52



REAL ESTATE: A comparison. Page 52

CARTOONS: Pages 53-59


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 416 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 361

February 29, 2020 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



TOWN AND COUNTRY JANUARY ARRESTS AND POLICE STATS: It was another month where Town and Country Officers had to deal with a number of criminals and drunk drivers with extensive records. See the January 2020 arrests and the crime stats and police activity information. Pages 1-9

CHESTERFIELD JANUARY CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY NUMBERS: Pages 9-11



WE CHECKED THE GATHERING PLACES ON PRESIDENTS’ DAY WEEKEND: See all the crowds we found and didn’t find. Plus some more Town Square news. Pages 11-13



LONGVIEW COFFEE SHOP REPORT: The good news is that it has not been overcrowded. The bad news is that only four people have shown up in the first 16 days. Page 14



PICKLEBALL COMPLAINTS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD: Are old people being discriminated against by the recreation departments? Pages 14-16



WHOLE FOODS DOESN’T WANT THE PUBLIC TO SEE CRIMINALS IN THEIR STORES. THEY ARE DEMANDING THE POLICE SIGN AN AGREEMENT ON HOW TO USE VIDEO EVIDENCE AND THE CITY ATTORNEY IS TELLING THEM NO WAY! Read the details and see the outrageous agreement where the police do not have control over their evidence. Pages 17-21



FINAL DEER CULLING NUMBERS FROM TOWN AND COUNTRY: Page 21



ODDS AND ENDS: Coverage of the 2/24 Board of Aldermen meeting will be in our next newsletter. An email from a reader with an interesting thought! Bluebirds of happiness on a very cold day! Page 22

CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING LOOKS SHORT BUT EXPLODES INTO NAME CALLING, SHOUTING AND VERY ENTERTAINING FOR SPECTATORS, JUST NOT SO MUCH FOR COUNCILPERSONS: Pages 23-31



THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the police had to deal with. Pages 32-44

CHESTERFIELD WARD 2 RACE GETS A STATEMENT: The challenger is poking at the incumbent. Pages 45-47

CHESTERFIELD HISTORICAL PEOPLE BENT ON CHANGING HISTORY: Pages 47-49

OUR FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: We take a trip back 70 and 80 years. Pages 49-51

CARTOONS: Pages 51-63




February 25, 2020 -- It's time for the first Drunk and Thieves edition for 2020. In this edition:

DRUNK DRIVER PASSES POLICE CAR AT 102 MPH:
Being drunk and doing 102 MPH is apparently no big deal in Town and Country. The driver got a no-points, no-fine probation for being drunk but was fined $350 for doing 102 MPH on I-64. Pages 1-3.

SAYS YOU” AND “NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS” EXPRESSIONS FROM MY CHILDHOOD ARE USED BY 29-YEAR-OLD DRUNK/DRUGGED
DRIVER: Of course in Chesterfield regardless of how much evidence, as long as he had a local defense lawyer there was no DWI conviction. Pages 3-6

DRUNK RICH GUY GOLFER GETS HIS DWI HIDDEN AND SPEEDING TICKET REDUCED TO ILLEGAL PARKING BY THE TOWN AND COUNTRY JUDGE AND PROSECUTOR. PRESTO, HE LEAVES COURT WITH NO POINTS: Pages 6 & 7



SHOPLIFTING QUARTET EACH STEALING ONE BOTTLE OF BOOZE FROM WALMART BEFORE THE FAILED GETAWAY: Suddenly thieves from the Maryellen University Athletic Department are turned into litterbugs and health code violators. How does this help the retail community send out a message for shoplifters to stay away? Pages 7-9

PASSING A POLICE CAR AT 66 MPH IN A 45 ZONE, ALMOST REAR ENDING ANOTHER CAR ARE SIGNS OF A DRUNK DRIVER. IS HANDING THE POLICE OFFICER A BANK DEBIT CARD INSTEAD OF YOUR DRIVERS’ LICENSE AN ATTEMPT BRIBE OR JUST ANOTHER SIGN OF A DRUNK DRIVER? Pages 9 & 10

ON WELCOME BACK KOTTER THE CATCH PHASE WAS “UP YOUR NOSE WITH A RUBBER HOSE” FOR 51-YEAR-OLD TODD STERLING IT IS “PUT THE BOTTLES AND TABLETS FOR HAIRCARE AND HEALTHCARE IN YOUR UNDERWEAR”: Pages 10-13

NOT HAVING SEX WAS THE REASON GIVEN BY A SUSPECT FOR STEALING $647 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE FROM MACY'S: Pages 14-16


DRUNK DRIVER CLAIMED NOT TO HAVE HAD ANYTHING TO DRINK, COVERED IN BODY COLOGNE, CLAIMED TO HAVE A WOODEN LEG AND JUST FINISHED A JOB INTERVIEW AT DIERBERG’S
HEADQUARTERS. THE STORY WOULD CHANGE QUICKLY: Pages 16-18

DRUNK ROCK HILL WOMAN NOT HEADED HOME AFTER VOMITING ON HERSELF WHILE LANE WEAVING ON I-64: Pages 18-20


Special Edition
Chesterfield Police Blotter

February 22, 2020 -- The first Drunks and Thieves of 2020 is coming in days. So we don't get backed up on Chesterfield Police Blotter entries, here is a special edition, covering the period of February 12 to February 18.




Ex-Alderman Newsletter 415 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 360

February 15, 2020 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



OH DEER, OH DEER! The Town & Country and Chesterfield January deer v vehicle reports. Pages 1-3



EARLY NUMBERS ON TOWN & COUNTRY DEER CULLING: Page 3



COMING SOON IN TOWN & COUNTRY: See what houses are about to vanish and what is going to replace them. Pages 3-9



THE MASON ROAD SIDEWALK/TRAIL: Hopefully for the last time. Pages 9-11

THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING: The city is not conserving on trees as it was announced there would be five city newsletters mailed out instead of three. Pages 11 & 12



ALDERMAN LINDSEY BUTLER PRESENTS DOCUMENTS SHOWING MAYOR DALTON HAS CONFLICT OF INTEREST BETWEEN HIS JOB AND COUNTY LIBRARY ISSUE AND BEYOND: Pages 12-17



LIGHTS ON, LIGHTS OFF: Some high school sports fields got permission for lights and some were not passed but continued to another meeting. Pages 17 & 18

LYNN WRIGHT CREDITS A FORMER CITY EMPLOYEE WHO COST THE CITY OVER $200,000 AND GIVES THE STINK EYE TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAD THE GOOD SENSE TO STOP IT: Pages 18 & 19



OUR WEEKLY CHECK OF GATHERING PLACES: Guess what one didn’t have anyone there. Pages 19 & 20



LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE DECEMBER HOURLY LEGAL BILL: We try to post it since Town and Country will not put it on the city’s website. Pages 20-23







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the police had to deal with and what crimes created victims. Pages 24-38

THE PROPERTY TURNED DOWN FOR DR. DOUG PERNIKOFF’S VET CLINIC NOW HAS A REZONING REQUEST FOR A JEWISH CHABAD: Pages 38 & 39



OLIVE BLVD AND A SECTION OF CLARKSON ROAD TO BE RESURFACED AND HAVE SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS! BUT IT WON’T HAPPEN ANYTIME SOON OR OVERNIGHT: Read the details. Pages 39 & 40



DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS RECOMMENDS ABANDONING HOG HOLLOW ROAD: See the presentation and the problems with the road. Pages 40-44

CARTOONS: Pages 44-50



Listed by date, newest first
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 1,
FEBRUARY 25, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 9,
DECEMBER 31, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 8,
DECEMBER 27, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 7,
NOVEMBER 30, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 6,
JULY 12, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 5,
JULY 5, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 4,
JUNE 29, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 3,
MARCH 17, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 2,
MARCH 10, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 1,
MARCH 3, 2019

DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 9, DECEMBER 31, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 8, DECEMBER 26, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 7, NOVEMBER 21, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 6, NOVEMBER 1, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 5, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 4, AUGUST 15, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 3, JUNE 3, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 2, MAY 27, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 1, MAY 6, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 9, DECEMBER 30, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 8, DECEMBER 17, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 7, NOVEMBER 26, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 6, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 5, OCTOBER 9, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 4, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 3, JULY 31, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 2, JUNE 24, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 1, APRIL 3, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: NEW YEARS 2017 EDITION, JANUARY 4, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: CHRISTMAS 2016 EDITION, DECEMBER 27, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: POST-THANKSGIVING EDITION, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 3, MAY 23, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 2, MAY 18, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 1, MAY 10, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: HOLIDAY PART 3, DECEMBER 31, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: HOLIDAY PART 2, DECEMBER 24, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: POST-THANKSGIVING 2015, DECEMBER 2, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART THREE, JULY 1, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART TWO, JUNE 25, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART ONE, JUNE 18, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2014 PART 2, DECEMBER 29, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2014 PART 1, DECEMBER 22, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2014, PART 2, JUNE 16, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2014, PART 1, JUNE 9, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2013 PART 2, DECEMBER 31, 2013
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2013 PART 1, DECEMBER 24, 2013
DWI AND THIEVES: SPRING 2013, MAY 7, 2013
DWI AND THIEVES, WINTER 2012, DECEMBER 3, 2012
 
$35,000,00 Divorce:
David and Angela Porter

Angela Porter Motion for Restraining Order, September 10, 2019

Attorney Lien, September 3, 2019

Original County Petition, August 14, 2019

Porter Contempt Motion, June 5, 2019

David Porter Motion for Exclusive Use of Residence, February 15, 2019

Divorce Counter Petition, September 11, 2018

Angela Porter Change of Counsel, November 8, 2018

Porter Divorce Petition, July 27, 2018

Vivek Agnihotri, MD and
Zinia Thomas, MD Domestic Violence and Divorce Cases

Vivek Agnihotri - Zinia Thomas Assault Case and Disposition: John's Synopsis and Analysis, November 16, 2018

Vivek Agnihotri - Zinia Thomas Divorce Petition, July 28, 2016

Vivek Agnihotri Domestic Assault
Complaint, July 4, 2016


Vivek Agnihotri - Zinia Thomas Domestic Disturbance Police Report, July 4, 2016
Des Peres Mayor Mark Becker's Letter to Secretary of State Over Better Together

Big Letter from Des Peres Mayor Mark Becker to Secretary of State John Ashcroft regarding complaint from a Better Together shill. April 16, 2019.
The Big Sports Properties Deal

Big Sports Baseball Dome Contract Expired and Terminated, June 6, 2017

Jane Cunningham and Dan Buck emails from June 5, 2017

Update: May 24, 2017

The Development Agreement (Contract) Between Big Sports and the City of Chesterfield, March 10, 2017

Update: January 21, 2017

Update: December 22, 2016

Update: December 2, 2016


Update: November 5, 2016

Update: October 28, 2016

Overview: The Big Sports Properties Deal, October
17, 2016

Executive Session Minutes Draft, October 5, 2016

Real Estate Purchase Contract, September 29, 2016

Letter of Intent, September 21, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, September 7, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, August 1,2016

Executive Session Minutes July 18, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, June 6, 2016

Board of Freeholders Applications

Read the applications to the St. Louis County Board of Freeholders
Catholic Supply Store Murder and Sexual Assault Case

Read the 17 felony charges against Thomas Bruce in the November 19 murder and sexual assault at the Catholic Supply Store on Manchester Rd. (November 26, 2018)
David Cerna Case

FORMER CHESTERFIELD POLICE OFFICER DAVID CERNA, COP, SEX PERVERT, VIDEO PRODUCER AND WEBSITE OWNER! NOW READ THE INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

October 14, 2017 – KTVI newsman Chris Hayes got a tip and broke the case that someone was video recording people urinating in the men’s bathroom on the Mobil on the Run in Chesterfield on Clarkson Road. He turned his evidence over to the Chesterfield Police.

A thorough investigation determined that Chesterfield Officer David Cerna while on duty had been hiding a camera in the bathroom recording men’s penises at the urinal. The Mobil station was a favorite place for police officers to take a bathroom break and at least seven officers were also recorded.

A search warrant of Cerna’s house in Wentzville resulted in computers being seized. There the bathroom images, along with recordings of Cerna using a glory hole at his house and performing anonymous oral sex on people responding to messages on websites were found. All these images were placed on a website run by Cerna.

More troubling were secret recordings of officers changing clothes in the Chesterfield Police locker room, people, including juvenile males wearing sweat pants or shorts being frisked by Cerna and having their pants pulled out at the waist and their genitals secretly recorded by Cerna using a small recording device.

Cerna pled guilty to:

2 counts of Felony Invasion of Privacy in St. Charles CO Sentenced to 60 days jail.

Felony Invasion of Privacy Multiple Persons St. Louis County Sentenced to 4 Years prison but placed on 5-years probation.

Misdemeanor Invasion of Privacy St. Louis County. Sentenced to 1-year jail no probation.
 
Felony Sexual Exploitation of a Minor St. Louis County. Sentenced to 10-years prison but placed on 5 year probation term.
 
Felony Invasion of Privacy Multiple Persons St. Louis County. Sentenced to 4-years prison but placed on 5-years probation.
 
Cerna appealed the sentence for Sexual Exploitation of Minor to the Missouri Court of Appeals of the Eastern District. His appeal was denied and the judgment and sentence was affirmed on July 25, 2017.

The final notation on the case was entered by the courts in September of 2017.
 
I filed a Sunshine Request to obtain the investigative report in September and received a copy of the report on October 13, 2017.

Click here to read the entire report.
David Cerna and City of
Chesterfield Lawsuit

Ryan Wille Lawsuit Against David Cerna and the City of Chesterfield Charging Sexual and Physical Abuse, July 22, 2016
Chesterfield Looses Sales Tax Lawsuit

Click here to download the Supreme Court ruling on the appeal. December 24, 2019.

Click here to download the full story. November 29, 2017.

Click here to download the court judgement from November 29, 2017
Bob Costas: John's 1980 Interview

Former Town and Country resident Bob Costas is a 2018 inductee in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Download and read John's interview with Bob from 1980 from St. Louis Magazine.
Jon Dalton Ethics Violations

Missouri Ethics Commission / Jon Dalton Consent Order December 19, 2019

Missouri Ethics Commission / Jon Dalton Consent Order February 21, 2014
Deer Reports

Town and Country Deer Reports, May 5, 2019

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, February 14, 2019

White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Management Program, February 11, 2018

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, Town & Country, February 11. 2018

White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Management Program, January 26, 2017

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, Town & Country, January 27, 2017
Doorack Scandal:
Special Report


Lawsuit: Doorack vs. Chesterfield, August 9, 2019

Update: May 22, 2017


Update: January 21, 2017

Update:January 14, 2017

Update: January 4, 2017

Update: December 22, 2016

Boondoggle Turns Into Scandal As City Officials Break the Law and Hide Public Records, December 7, 2016
Tim Engelmeyer's Attack and Our Response

Chesterfield Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer launches a lie-filled offensive and we fire back. (May, 2017)
The Engelmeyer Years

Read how Chesterfield Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer has been making sure DWI defendants represented by lawyers leave the  courtroom with no fines or points. Also read how Engelmeyer reduces moving violations to Illegal Parking and how he reduces crimes to “Littering” violations.
Ted Federer, a.k.a. "T-Fed"

Ted Federer, also known as "T-Fed" lived a fast and notorious life that came to a tragic end on June 9, 2019 at the age of only 27.His encounters with the law have been chronicled numerous times in our newsletter. Here is a recap of his exploits and untimely death.

The Death of T-Fed, June 9, 2019

RELATED: Scroll down to the "Our Favorite Police Reports" section to read some of the police reports from T-Fed's numerous arrests.

Forest Lake Tennis
Club Lawsuit


Personal injury lawsuit alleging sexual assault on a employee/student by another member of the staff, August 2019.
Connie Fults
Ethics Violations


Missouri Ethics Commission Versus Connie Fults Consent Order, April 26, 2016

Connie Fults Refuses to Obey Missouri Ethics Laws, March 2, 2016

Connie Fults Ethics Complaint, March 1, 2016
State Representative
Don Gosen Sex Scandal


Don Gosen Sex Scandal,
February 18, 2016

Mason Road Crashes

A compilation of crashes on Mason Road with photos.
Mason Road Sidewalk Project Emails

Comments and emails from October 2019 regarding the Mason Road sidewalk project from residents of Buckland Hall Subdivision:

Read a selection of earlier emails and attachments between city staff regarding the Mason sidewalk stop work order from October 2018, obtained and added November 2019.

Susan Crandall

Jana and Kevin Hunt

Mike and Cheryl Schmid

Read emails about the Mason Rd. sidewalk project from the first quarter of 2017 to and from Town and Country city staff, elected officials, Parks Commission members and residents.
Mayor Bob Nation;
Chesterfield Censure


Chesterfield/Mayor Bob Nation, Order To Show Cause,
October 19, 2015

Chesterfield Resolution of Censure of Mayor Bob Nation, October, 2015

Chesterfield Investigation of Mayor by Special Counsel Kevin O'Keefe, September 9, 2015
Moving Violations
To Illegal Parking
(Listed by date, newest first.)

2019 Municipal Court Parking Convictions. March 21, 2020

2018 Municipal Court Parking Convictions. Updated May 5, 2019

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, UPDATED July 29, 2017

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, UPDATED April 15, 2017

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, March 27, 2017
Principia Lawsuit

Principia Lawsuit, October 16, 2015:
Part One
Part Two

Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County Ethics Violations

Missouri Ethics Commission
Action Against Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County,
February 8, 2016
Ronald Lee Roberts

Ronald Lee Roberts Sentencing Recommendation, Fraud Case, Filed January 15, 2015
The Fall of Steve Stenger

Read the 44-page federal indictment against former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, April 25, 2019

Steve Stenger Search Warrant. March 20, 2019

Town Square

Town Square Costs, February 24, 2020

Town Square Costs, July 22
 2019

Town Square, John's Take On
The Issue, November 25, 2016

Brinkmann Town Square Proposal, October 12, 2016

Opus Town Square Proposal October 12, 2016

Trash Can Emails

Connie Fults' Comments with fact checking, June 19, 2017

Trash Can Emails, June 13, 2017
Westminster Lawsuit

Westminster vs. Town and Country Judgment, August 15, 2016

Westminster Lawsuit,
Respondent's Answer,
December 14, 2015

Westminster Lawsuit, Return to Writ of Certiorari, November 30, 2015
 
Westminster Lawsuit, October 14, 2015
Wolfe vs. Town and Country

February 23, 2018 – Town and Country police officer Jeffrey Wolfe has filed a lawsuit due to the department demoting him from Sergreant to Corporal over a relationship with officer Lauren Becker.

Download the lawsuit and polygraph results.

Download and read an analysis and opinion of the Wolfe lawsuit from a former Chief of Police.
Shannon Woolsey
Lawsuit


Shannon Woolsey Lawsuit, Sexual Harassment, Town & Country Police Department, 2013

 

Gangs of Town and Country, Updated October 6, 2019.
 

Listed alphabetically by last name
Brett Cervantes

DWI, 3-29-13

Domestic Disturbance, Disorderly Conduct, Assault on Police Officer, 1-25-12

DWI, 2-12-11

Jon Dalton, Jr.

DWI, 6-23-12

DWI, 1-1-12

Ted Federer, a.k.a. "T-Fed"

Bar Fight, Threatening Police Officers and their Families, Felony Possession of Drugs, 3-30-14

DWI, Driving While Suspended, Possession of Marijuana, Speeding, No Proof of Insurance, Open Alcohol in Car, 5-18-13

This download has the following three police reports in one download:

  • Stealing Under $500, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, 1-11-12
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Providing False Information, 2-13-12
  • Destruction of Property, Stealing Under $500, 3-29-12
Katie Huggard

DWI, 7-1-11 ("I have a bulldog lawyer!" Threatened to urinate in Police car.)

Rice "Sandy" Jacobs

Volunteer Treasurer stole at least $135,868 from various band and choir accounts at Parkway central High School.

David Karney

Alderman David Karney sends threatening emails to Alderman Fred Meyland-Smith under the fictitious name Jeff Storehouse, 2010

Ryan Leeman and Christian Duvall

Chesterfield Parents Go On Vacation and 35-year old Son Invites Prostitute and Heroin Supplier to Move In

The Story

The Police Report

Dan McLaughlin

DWI, No Proof of Insurance, Leaving Scene of Accident, 9-25-11

DWI, 8-16-10 (Saturated pants.)

Alfred "Skip" Nichols

DWI, 3-17-00

DWI, 6-1-07

Richard Rognan

Patronizing Prostitution, 8-8-13

Scott Rosenblum

DWI, 4-29-14

Accident, 4-29-14

Andy Stecko

Incident at the Hangar Bar and Grill, 3-4-16

While this police report has a number of names redacted, through independent means we were able to identify four of the six people mentioned. They are:

The Suspect: Then Monarch Fire Protection District Captain Andy Stecko.

The Victim: Monarch Fire Prevention District firefighter/paramedic Donna Kessler.

Witness 1: "C" is Bob Chitwood, the owner of the hangar Grill and Pub on Long Road.

Witness 2: "F" is bartender Sarah Ferguson.

Robert Walter

Another Night at Harpo's, 6-11-16

 
Restaurant Reviews
Listed by date, newest first


Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 12-25-19


Twisted Tree Steakhouse, 11-21-19


Lemmon's Restaurant, 2-9-19


Espino's, 12-27-18


LoRusso's Cucina, 12-13-18


Pat Connolly Tavern, 11-20-18


Big Sky Cafe, 11-2-18


The Corner Pub & Grill, 9-11-18


The Frisco, 8-21-18


Satchmo's 3-1-18


The Tavern, 1-21-18


Wan Fu Chinese Restaurant, 1-20-18


Russell's Cafe & Bakery Chesterfield, 12-1-17


Rosalita's Cantina, 11-17-17


Classic Red Hots Catering at the Chesterfield Valley Home Depot, 9-20-17


Texas Roadhouse Ballwin, 9-4-17


Return to BrickTops, 8-27-17


3 Bay BBQ, 7-27-17


Sugarfire BBQ Olivette, 6-30-17


Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill, 6-22-17


King Edwards, 5-25-17


Syberg's Chesterfield Valley, 3-3-17


O'Connell's Pub, 12-22-16


Parkside Grille, 11-23-16



Circa STL, 11-11-16


Pi
ccadilly at Manhattan, 10-26-16


Urban Chestnut, 10-24-16


The Battle of Maplewood Fried Chicken, 9-28-16


In
Search of the Good and Cheap Greasy Cheeseburger, 8-8-16


Stackhouse 7-22-16


Joey B's, 7-20-16


Weber Grill Restaurant, 4-25-16


Three Kings Public House, 4-6-16



Fast Food for Lent, 2-23-16


Grassi's, 11-12-15


Walnut Grill, 8-26-15


Katie's Pizza and Pasta, 5-16-15


Massa's Town and Country, 2-28-15


One 19 North, 2-7-15


Red Lobster, Chesterfield Valley, 1-20-15


BrickTop's, 1-1-15


Rich and Charlie's, 12-9-14


Charlotte's Rib, 12-11-14


Cheeburger Cheeburger
12-9-14


Scarecrow, 11-25-14


Tuckers, 11-12-14


Country Club, 11-2-14


Mike Duffy's, 10-30-14


Smitty's, 10-29-14


Panda Express, 10-22-14


Kim Cheese, 10-15-14


Harpo's, 9-26-14



Mongolian BBQ, 9-11-14


Talayna's, 8-29-14


Circle 7 Ranch, 8-24-14


Mia Sorella, 8-17-14


Annie Gunn's, 2-24-14


Cooper's Hawk, 12-20-13