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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 469 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 414

March 6, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:





ST. LUKE’S RENTS SPACE AT CHESTERFIELD MALL TO GIVE VACCINATIONS:
Page 1






CRISIS INTERVENTIONS/ATTEMPT SUICIDES/EMOTIONAL UNREST CALLS:
The police are responding to more mental health calls during the pandemic. Monarch has seen a rise in calls, but that is not the case for WCEMS&FPD. Pages 1 & 2





A NEW HOUSE IN TOWN AND COUNTRY FOR A GATED SUBDIVISION: Pages 3 & 4








GOOD NIGHT FOR TOTAL ACCESS URGENT CARE AND DR. MATTHEW BRUCKEL IN TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD: Pages 4- 7






TWO CHESTERFIELD RESIDENTS ARE BACK IN JAIL FOR SEX CRIMES:
Read who and why an the read the FBI agent’s court docume








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
See the crimes and arrests for the week. Pages 19-32







OFFICERS RECEIVE AWARD FOR SAVING THE LIFE OF PASSENGER IN A RECKLESSLY DRIVEN CAR AS THE CAR BURNED:
Pages 32-35





COUNCILPERSONS CITE RESIDENT FEEDBACK IN DROPPING PROPOSAL TO HAVE COMPETITIVE BIDS FOR TRASH SERVICE AND VOTED TO HAVE ANOTHER CONTRACT WITH REPUBLIC SERVICES: Pages 36-38





HISTORIC CHURCH AND CEMETERY IN DANGER OF WASHING AWAY. NO GOVERNMENT BODY IS WILLING TO STEP UP WITH HELP: Pages 38-41






CHESTERFIELD EARLY POLITICAL ADS: Ben Keathley strikes first. Page 41










CITY HALL ART SHOW:
Pages 41-43









NEWSLETTER READERSHIP UP:
Page 44








CARTOONS:
Pages 44-50








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 468 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 413

February 27, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


POLITICAL SMEAR JOB! BARB MCGUINNESS IS ATTACKED UNFAIRLY BY THE SCHENBERG CAMPAIGN WITH A FALSE POSTING ON NEXT DOOR WEBSITE:
An unknown fictitious person posts a very inaccurate and untrue story about the 5-3 council vote to bid out the trash contract for the first time in 15 years. Pages 37-39




TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR SEX OFFENSES IN CHESTERFIELD: Page 1






FIRE & EMS TASK FORCE MEETING:
Some of the same old stuff plus city officials not having a clue. Look at the dollars that Task Force Members do not discuss if residents want to part of the scheme to make the fire district richer. Pages 1-3




TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING AND ZONING, FEBRUARY 17: Dr. Matthew Bruckel presents plans for a Total Access Urgent Care at Clayton and Ballas in front of Town and Country P&Z . The same guy who was calling Chesterfield City Councilpersons “Russians” the day before, was at a Town and Country P&Z meeting putting on a softer performance until the end. Pages 3-8




THE TOWN AND COUNTRY JANUARY HOURLY LEGAL BILL: See what stuff the residents are paying lawyers for. Pages 8-10








TOWN AND COUNTRY BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING:
Pages 10-14





MAYOR ANNOUNCES NEW TENANTS FOR TOWN SQUARE: The residents were promised a “family restaurant” and an ice cream shop. It was announced a month before Mayor Dalton leaves office it will be a wine bar with full bar service and a high-end steakhouse coming to the Town Square. Good luck taking your 10 and 14 year-olds for some time on the patio at these places. Pages 11 & 12



WINE AND CHEESE PLACE MOVING FROM CHESTERFIELD TO TOWN AND COUNTRY:
Good luck seeing it from the road. Alderpersons approve liquor license. Page 12






RESOLUTION AGAINST RIGHTS OF CITIZENS TO PETITION GOVERNMENT IS WITHDRAWN:
Page 13






ON THE WAY OUT, DALTON BRINGING BACK DALTONITES: In his last days in office, Dalton is appointing people likely to vote favorably for developers represented by Dalton. His latest announced appointment has no qualifications for a position on the ARB. So much for letting the new mayor do his job. Page 14



POLICE/FIRE/EMS COMMISSION MEETING COMMISSION: Police Chief shows he might still need a geography lesson. A commission member questions spending on new furniture with a $2,405,000 deficit budget and is quickly shut up. Pages 14-16





JANUARY TOWN AND COUNTRY CRIME AND POLICE STATS: Pages 16-18








CHESTERFIELD JANUARY CRIME AND POLICE REPORT: Check the detailed numbers of crime and police activity. Pages 18-25







THE CHESTERFIELD WEEKLY POLICE BLOTTER: See what crimes were being committed, who was being arrested and how long their arrest records are. Pages 25-37







POLITICAL SMEAR JOB:
Pages 37-39








CHESTERFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS MAYOR DEBATE ONLINE MARC
H 9TH: Pages 39 & 40







SAY GOOD-BYE TO BOUNCE-BOUNCE:
The pandemic closed the Sky Zone Trampoline business for good. Page 41








CARTOONS: Pages 42-48











Drunks and Thieves 2021 Part One

February 24, 2021 -
It's time for the first edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2021. Download to read the latest cases of "justice" Snoburbia style.



LANE WEAVING DRUNK DRIVER, REFUSES BREATH TEST, LEAVES COURTROOM WITH NO POINTS ON HIS LICENSE: Pages 1 & 2







ILLINOIS CORRECTIONS OFFICER GETS POINTS ON HIS LICENSE FOR WEAVING, BUT NONE FOR DWI OR NIGHT TIME DRIVING WITHOUT HEADLIGHTS ON: Pages 3 & 4





DRUNK DRIVER WITH 8-YEAR-OLD SON ASLEEP IN BACKSEAT IS
THREE TIMES OVER LEGAL LIMIT AND GETS PROBATION AND CHARGE REDUCTION: She didn’t violate her probation on driving offenses because she died three months after pleading guilty of a drug overdose. Pages 4-7




DRUNK DRIVING DRAG RACER HIRES ATTORNEY TRAVIS NOBEL AND SUDDENLY HE IS ONLY A GUY WHO FAILED TO SIGNAL A LANE CHANGE: Pages 8-11






SPEEDING DRUNK DRIVER REFUSES TO TAKE BREATH TESTS, BUT KEEPS INCREASING THE NUMBER OF BEERS HE HAD: Pages 11-13






FIRST HE WAS TRYING TO GET BUDDY UNDER CONTROL AT THE BAR, NEXT HE WAS REFUSING TO TAKE BREATH TEST IN TOWN AND COUNTRY. DESIGNATED DRIVER ARRESTED FOR DWI: Pages 13-15



DRUNK DRIVER HITS GUARD RAIL IN EVENING NINE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, REFUSES BREATH TEST AND LEAVES COURT ROOM WITH NO POINTS AND NO MOVING VIOLATION ON HIS RECORD: Pages 15-17

109 MPH GETS 20-YEAR-OLD KIRKWOOD WOMAN A $466 FINE: Pages 17-19




HARPO’S AND THEN THE POLICE HAVE TO DEAL WITH A HIGHLY DRUNK CUSTOMER WHO WAS OVER-SERVED BOOZE THEN WANTED TO FIGHT EVERYONE UNDER THE ROOF: Pages 19-23





Ex-Alderman Newsletter 467 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 412

February 20, 2021 - 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:
Pages 1-12







DRUNK DRIVER WITH PRIOR DWI CHARGED WITH ASSAULT FOR CAUSING CRASH WITH INJURIES ON 1-64:
Page 2








REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER PICKS UP AT LEAST SECOND DWI:
Page 4








WOMAN FROM BALLWIN PICKS UP FOURTH DWI IN FIVE YEARS:
Page 5







NURSING HOME WORKER STEALS RESIDENT’S WEDDING RING:
See the details from the court documents and see what she is on probation for in Columbia, MO. Pages 8-12






CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read where the calls were, what crimes were being committed and who was getting arrested. Pages 13-23







VALENTINE’S DAY ARREST:
Page 20









CHESTERFIELD JANUARY DEER REPORT:
Pages 23-25








CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING:
Pages 25-31







COUNCIL AGREES TO TAKE ACTION ON SEVERE EROSION PROBLEMS AT EBERWEIN PARK: Pages 25-27








COMPLETION OF WILSON AVE. SIDEWALK APPROVED:
Pages 27 & 28






TOTAL ACCESS URGENT CARE OWNER CLAIMS CHESTERFIELD IS LIKE RUSSIA: The owner is a doctor who apparently wants to save lives but announces he has no problem killing trees and the City Council should not get in his way. Pages 28-31





COUNCILMAN MAKES A POLITICAL PITCH
AT END OF MEETING AND IS CALLED FOR A FOUL: Page 32








VALENTINE’S DAY IN THE BACKYARD:
Page 32







FUNKY CONVINCED ME TO HAVE EYE SURGERY: Pages 32-35









CARTOONS:
Pages 35-42








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 466 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 411

February 13, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



HE IS AT IT AGAIN. SON OF WELL KNOW
N AREA DOCTOR CONTINUES TO COMMIT FELONIES. THE VICTIMS ARE STILL HIS PARENTS: Pages 1-3






JANUARY 2021 TOWN AND COUNTRY DEER VS VEHICLES:
There was a different location for deer being hit by cars to the start of 2021. Pages 3 & 4







ONE OF WEALTHIEST RESIDENTS OF T
OWN AND COUNTRY MOVING TO LA: Page 4








EVENING BURGLARY WITH ONE PROBLEM:
Pages 4 & 5





BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING: For the second straight meeting the main topic was a resolution urging residents not to sign a petition to have the State Auditor do an investigative audit of city spending on projects that never got built or the Town Square money drain. Last meeting comments were against the resolution. This meeting confused residents seemed to think passing the resolution would stop a State Audit. Pages 5-15




MAYOR NEWS:
Pages 15 & 16









THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Check out what the men and women in blue had to put up with last week. Pages 17-25






PLANNING AND PUBLIC WORKS MEETING: The committee voted for finishing a sidewalk and discussed a Total Access Urgent Care Medical facility being built where the out of business Steak n’ Shake is on Olive near Hwy 141. Pages 26-30






CONCERNED CITIZEN ON CONWAY ROAD:
Page 30








CARTOON
S: Pages 30-38








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 465 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 410

February 6, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



A BANK AND DONUT SHOP REJECTED AND NOW IT’S AN URGENT CARE CENTER FOR THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF CLAYTON ROAD AT BALLAS RD.
Pages 1 & 2







COMING SOON:
A redo and a new build. See what is there now and what’s coming. Pages 2-6








CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING:
Uninformed meets ill-informed. Pages 6-9








POLICE, FIRE & EMS MEETING: Pages 10 & 11








COVID VACCINES AND THE LOCAL POLICE: Are the local cops getting the shots? Pages 11 & 12








A NOTE FROM POLICE CHIEF RAY JOHNSON ON CATALYTIC CONVERT
ER THEFTS: Page 12





 



CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Check out the crime scene from last week. Pages 12-25








TRASH SERVICE:
Republic offers new rates in an attempt to avoid bids. Pages 26 & 27






CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Republic Services won’t give up. One citizen’s comments were the best part. See the tire store in a subdivision that the police and code inspectors have ignored. Pages 27-31







FAIRGROUNDS?
A councilwoman questions how a piece of property was suddenly named “The fairgrounds.” Pages 31-32






FALSE STATEMENTS OR LIES? Candidate trying to unseat an incumbent is less than truthful on his website and in a mailer. Pages 32-35







IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING ABOUT ALL THE POLICE CARS AT QUEENY PARK:
Pages 35 & 36








NEWSLETTER READERSHIP IS UP OVER 1,200 A WEEK DURING PANDEMIC:
Page 36






LET’S TAKE A WALK:
Let’s listen to four versions of the same song about taking a walk to the same place and all the songs are quite a bit different. Pages 37-39 or click on any of the artist names to go straight to YouTube now. Horst Jankowsky, Selena Jones, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Gotthilf Fischer & Fischer Choirs.





WE CAN’T GO TO MARDI GRAS, BUT THE DOGS CAN ON THEIR WALKS:
Page 39








CARTOONS:
Pages 40-45








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 464 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 409

January 30, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:

The Curse of Typos and Spelling Errors: For a number of months I have been battling blurred vision for three or four hours a days. I hope to have eye surgery in the next month. I have tried to work through this but I have missed some typos even after proof reading each edition. Please excuse this for a few more weeks.



LOTS OF CITIZEN FEEDBACK AGAINST RESOLUTION OPPOSING RESIDENTS’ PETITION BY STATE AUDITOR OF TOWN AND COUNTRY:
Pages 1-13





THE POST-DISPATCH GETS IT WRONG: On January 27 in the print edition the Post-Dispatch gave Town and Country an extra alderperson and claimed the resolution was for the petition drive. Page 13






LASER RADAR GUNS? Police Chief James Cavins apparently is not a “traffic guy” or a “science guy.” Page 14







FATAL CRASHES AT BOTH ENDS OF TOWN & COUNTRY SECTION OF I-270: One was in Creve Coeur near the Town and Country border and the other was in Des Peres south of the Town and Country city limits. Pages 14-17






CITY OF TOWN AND COUNTRY DECEMBER HOURLY LEGAL BILL: Pages 17-19






FIRE/EMS TASK FORCE MEETING:
Members of this unnecessary task force created by the mayor were served some more special Kool-Aid by the Chief of the Fire District wanting $10,000,000 for two new fire stations plus another $4,000,000 a year for 18 more union firefighters increasing the Fire Contract to $8,000,000. Pages 19-23




2020 DEAD DEER REMOVAL FROM TOWN AND COUNTRY: Read how much the city paid to remove dead deer from just city streets and residents’ yards. Pages 23 & 24






THE MAYOR’S PAD UNDER CONTRACT:
It appears there is good reason for the mayor not running for a fifth term. His condo is under contract for sale. We included some of the Realtor photos of his pad. Pages 24 & 25





2020 CHESTERFIELD CRIME REPORT AND POLICE STATS:
You get the December and the end of the year numbers. See what crimes were up (a couple were way up) and which ones were down. Pages 26-32





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read the who, what, where, and when of crime and more for the last week. Pages 33-45








CHESTERFIELD ELECTION UPDATE:
A dropout of the mayor’s race. Pages 45 & 46







ARSON FIRE SHUTS DOWN SUPERMARKET FOR A WEEK:
Check out the Des Peres Dierbergs a week after an arson fire shut it down. Pages 46-48




THE WEATHER LADY’S LAWSUIT AGAINST KMOV: Meghan Danahey, my favorite weathercaster on KMOV, was fired last September. She has now just sued the owners of the station and the news director. For what she is claiming she has good reason and maybe I’ll start getting my weather only from KTVI. Read the entire lawsuit. Pages 48-57





MY NIGHT WITH LARRY KING:
Pages 57 & 58









CARTOONS:
Pages 59-63








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 463 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 408

January 23, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



TOWN AND COUNTRY DECEMBER ARRESTS:
See who and why the police had to use their handcuffs. Pages 1-6








2020 TOWN AND COUNTRY CRIME AND POLICE STATS:
Pages 6 -8







TOWN AND COUNTRY
DECEMBER AND 2020 DEER REPORT: We were a week late posting this report. Here are the numbers for 2020. They are dramatically down. Pages 8 & 9






2020 MAINTENANCE COSTS AT THE TOWN SQUARE: From really high water and MSD bills to money spent on goose chasing dogs. Pages 9-14






THERE WILL BE NO MUNICIPAL ELECTION RACES IN TOWN AND COUNTRY FOR 2021. Tiffany Frautschi, the early favorite for mayor, removed her name on the last day for filing. So did Alderman Jon Benigas. All the Town and Country ward races and the mayor’s race now have just one candidate. Pages 14 & 15



WAYS AND MEANS COMMISSION MEETING WAS MORE LIKE THE WEIGHS AND MEANS MEETING.
One member speaking in opposition to a petition drive by residents for a State Auditor audit of spending on Town and Country projects did not have a clue what she was talking about and nobody bothered to tell her. Pages 15-19



CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
We start off with everyone’s favorite. See what crimes are being committed, who is being arrested, what their arrest record is and whose car or catalytic converter was stolen. Also there was one incident where someone deserves an award from the police. See if you can find it. Pages 20-33



THE CHESTERFIELD CANDIDATES: See who is running, who dropped out and who is not running for reelection to the council, but for mayor. One guy who helped the city make headlines for illegally hiding leases and legislative actions has resurfaced. Mike Casey filed for mayor. Pages 33-41




THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING WAS ALL ABOUT TRASH. Actually there were a lot of first read bills with no discussion. Things came to a stop when trash collection came up for a vote. Pages 41-43






INTERESTING PHOTOS FROM THE MISSOURI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIV








AN AWFUL JUDGE AND AN AWFUL SINGER: Pages 44 & 45







AMAZING … THESE FOLKS ARE STILL AROUND FROM MY TV WATCHING DAYS 60 YEARS AGO: Pages 45 & 46








CARTOONS:
Guess who is the star in most of the cartoons this week. Pages 46-54








FOP BARGAINING UNIT CITES CITY'S PURCHASE OF PARK LAND IN DEMAND FOR PAY RAISES. CITY RESPONDS WITH HOW MUCH IS BEING OFFERED FOR NEXT POLICE CONTRACT DESPITE CONTINUED LOSS OF REVENUE


March 4, 2021 -- In 2020 Chesterfield police officers took a 10% cut in pay for five weeks to avoid layoffs due to reduced sales tax revenue because of the pandemic. The FOP demands the city meets its obligation under the current contract especially since the city spent $6,900,000 to purchase park land.

The city responds there continues to be a loss of revenue.

The FOP letter to the city was filed as part of the current contract negotiations, however it was leaked to the West County News. We found out about the leak and now have gotten the FOP demand letter and the city's response.

Click HERE to download the FOP demand letter.

Click HERE to download the city's response.



ST. LUKE’S COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC RELOCATING TO CHESTERFIELD MALL IN APRIL


March 5, 2021 – St. Luke’s Hospital will relocate its COVID-19 vaccine clinic from its campus to a new location on the upper level of Chesterfield Mall near Macy’s. The relocation date is targeted for early April as the space is prepared to accommodate medical services.

While demand continues to outpace supply, the larger space at Chesterfield Mall offers more flexibility for St. Luke’s to increase its vaccination capacity and better serve the community as vaccine supply increases over time.

Vaccine doses are administered by appointment only to individuals on St. Luke’s waiting list in the populations currently eligible to receive the vaccine in Missouri. St. Luke’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is unable to accommodate walk-in requests.

To pre-register, visit lukesvaccine.com. If an individual is not in a population currently eligible to receive the vaccine, they are encouraged to pre-register. When they become eligible to receive the vaccine, St. Luke’s will send them an appointment invitation via email if the vaccine clinic has doses and appointments available.

Updates regarding the vaccine clinic relocation will be provided on lukesvaccine.com.




Meghan Danahey's
Lawsuit Against KMOV


February 1, 2021 -- Weathercaster Meghan Danahey was fired by KMOV last September. She has sued the owners of the station and the news director. For what she is claiming she has good reason and maybe I’ll start getting my weather only from KTVI. Click here for the story and a copy of the full lawsuit.


Listed by date, newest first
THE COVID-19 100 MPH CLUB

During the pandemic, highway traffic has often been sparse. During this time, Town and Country Police have cited many drivers doing 100 MPH or more in daylight hours. Read about those who chose to join the "100 MPH Club."

100 MPH Club Part 3, January 1, 2021

100 MPH Club Part 2, July 31, 2020

100 MPH Club Part 1, June 5, 2020

CHESTERFIELD

Chesterfield businesses closed in 2020 as of October 14, 2020.

Although the pandemic spelled doom for some businesses, others opened. Click here for a list of new businesses in Chesterfield in 2020 as of October 14, 2020.

Chesterfield businesses closed in 2020 as of August 19, 2020.

Chesterfield estimated sales tax losses due to the pandemic for 2020 as of May 14, 2020.

Chesterfield City Council votes to keep aquatic center closed and cancel fireworks for 2020, May 5, 2020.

Chesterfield COVID-19 Memo from City Administrator to Mayor and City Council with finanical projections and recommendations, April 20, 2020.
TOWN AND COUNTRY

Town and Country businesses closed in 2020 as of September 30, 2020.

Town and Country businesses closed in 2020 as of August 18, 2020.

Town and Country cancels Fire and Ice fireworks, May 6, 2020.

Town and Country COVID-19 Financial Update from City Administrator to Mayor and Board of Aldermen, April 21, 2020.

Town and Country COVID-19 Resolution, April 13, 2020



Listed by date, newest first
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 1,
FEBRUARY 24, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 9,
DECEMBER 31, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 8,
DECEMBER 26, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 7,
DECEMBER 2, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 6,
SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 5,
SEPTEMBER 5, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 4,
JULY 4, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 3,
MAY 30, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 2,
APRIL 11, 2020
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
 
$35,000,000 Divorce:
David and Angela Porter

The Porter divorce was granted on April 14, 2020 under a consent agreement with no trial. The lawsuit in Federal Court was dropped. One week after the divorce, the Judge closed the file from public view. Click here to download the motion to hide the divorce settlement from public view, filed on April 14, 2020.

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


Councilman Tom DeCampi
Mask Incident at Best Buy

Citizen emails received by the City of Chesterfield regarding the Tom DeCampi incident at Best Buy. Click HERE to download and read the pdf file.

Click HERE to watch the body cam video on YouTube.

Click HERE to download Mayor Nation's letter from the City of Chesterfield website.
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
Downtown Chesterfield
Master Plan

Check out the proposed plan for a new :"downtown Chesterfield." Click HERE to download now. Added December 12, 2020.
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:
Temper, Temper!

January 6, 2021 -- A chronicle of Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation, his infamous temper and frequent use of profanity.
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
President Trump VS The US Postal Service

A collection of cartoons on President Trump's duel with the US Postal Service, August 27, 2020.
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
Sicuro - Himpler Indictment

Grand Jury indicts Chesterfield psychiatrist Franco Sicurio and business partner Carlos Himpler in health care fraud and money laundering scheme.

Download the indictment filed 9-17-20

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


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