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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







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 462 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 407

January 16, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



THE MAYOR’S RACE IS NOW ON!
Alderwoman Tiffany Frautschi, who filed on the first day of filing now has an opponent in week three. We point out two differences. Page 1






MASON ROAD SIDEWALK/TRAIL DISASTER/FIASCO COSTS THE CITY $261,938 MORE WITH NOTHING EVER BUILT.
Pages 1-3







MAYOR DALTON AND PARTNER BOB BRINKMAN GIVE UP ON ATTEMPTS TO BUILD A SENIOR SENIOR/NUR
SING HOME IN FRONTENAC. Pages 3-5






NOVEMBER TOWN AND COUNTY HOURLY LEGAL BILL: The numbers speak for themself. Pages 5-7







COMING SOON TO TOWN AND COUNTRY:
See what is before the city for approval. A subdivision to be gated and a change in plans for a new house from traditional to very cool modern. Pages 7-10





OPPOSITION TO A STATE AUDIT FROM A DALTONITE AND LOSER FOR ALDERMANIC SEAT, FOLLOWED BY REBUTTAL FROM FORMER ALDERWOMAN LINDSEY BUTLER POINTING OUT THE MISTAKES: This one is a long read. Refill your coffee cup. Pages 11-16






TOWN AND COUNTRY BOARD OF ALDERMAN MEETING: More attacks on Lindsey Butler. Pages 16-23






SIGN ORDINANCE CHANGE: We posted the power point presentation, so you don’t hurt yourself falling asleep and having your head hit your desk. Pages 23- 27





CHESTERFIELD 2020 DEER INCIDENT AND CITY HUNTING REPORT: See the numbers for all of 2020 and just for December. We normally post the Chesterfield and Town & Country reports together but the T&C Police have not done the report yet. Pages 27-30





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the police and the criminals were up to last week, starting with depressed people killing themselves. Pages 30-39




THE COVID-19 100 MPH CLUB PART 3: We completed Part 3 of the COVID-19 100 MPH Club, constisting of motorists doing 100 MPH during the pandemic. Parts 1 and 2 covered April to July, when traffic was especially light and the police in Town and Country suddenly found some people driving at speeds in excess of 100 MPH. Traffic has picked up from August to the end of the year, but it is still lighter than in 2019. Click HERE to download the pdf file now. Link is also in the right column in the COVIE-19 Downloads section.





MONEY TO JOSH HAWLEY:
Page 40-41








THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS EDITION OF WEST MAGAZINE JUST ARRIVED:
Pages 41 & 42






IT IS THE U.S CAPITOL POLICE, NOT THE CAPITOL HILL POLICE: Some cable news reporters didn’t know the name of the Capitol Police. Pages 42 & 43







IT MUST BE THE BREED:
Pages 43-45









CARTOONS:
Pages 45-53








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 461 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 406

January 8, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



RUMOR HAS CLEMENTINE’S ICE CREAM SHOP STILL COMING TO TOWN AND COUNTRY, JUST NOT TO THE TOWN SQUARE. Pages 1 & 2




FORMER POLICE CHIEF AND CITY ADMINISTRATOR ISSUES LETTER BLAMING CITY PROBLEMS ON FORMER ALDERWOMAN LINDSEY BUTLER AND MAYOR CANDIDATE ALDERWOMAN TIFFANY FRAUTSCHI! BUT THAT’S NOT ALL. Read Hoelzer’s email to the pair before the letter was released and see again the money spent on the Town Square. Also Read reaction to Hoelzer’s letter. Pages 2-15


THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
See what the police were dealing with last week, including a fatal one-car high speed crash during rush hour involving a Chesterfield man, a shoplifting that turned into an armed robbery, a late night burglary of perfume at the Outlet Mall and lots of shoplifting. Pages 15-27




WILSON AVENUE REBUILD IS SEEING RESIDENTS AGAINST TOO MANY IMPROVEMENTS. Pages 28-30





CITY COUNCIL MEETING: The highlights were the comments at the start of the meeting. The first four speakers seemed to be on a mission to change the focus of the last five weeks of the Police being called to Best Buy over Tom DeCampi and his son not wearing masks in the store. The new subject was the profane and vile Mayor Bob Nation. Read a history of complaints and actions about Bob’s swearing in public and at the public on the top-right of this page. Pages 31-38




GEEZ IT LOOKED COLD OUTSIDE:
Page 38







SOMETHING GOT A LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE IN WASHINGTON, DC AND IT DIDN’T INVOLVE BREAKING INTO THE CAPITOL:
Pages 38 & 39







MY SUGGESTIONS FOR SOME NAME CHANGES:
Pages 39 & 40







DISNEY PLUS AND AMAZON JOIN MY LIST OF EVIL COMPANIES STEALING MY CHRISTMAS:
Pages 40 & 41








A SUGGESTION FOR DIERBERGS AND SCHNUCKS:
Page 41









CARTOONS
: Pages 41-49








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 460 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 405

December 31, 2020 -
We close out the year with a small newsletter. Our regular sized weekly version returns next week. In this week's newsletter:








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
We may be in the midst of a pandemic, but that doesn't stop the criminals from doing what they do. Pages 1-12













CARTOONS:
Pages 12-20










Drunks and Thieves 2020 Part Nine

December 31, 2020 -
It's time for the ninth and final edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2020. Download to read the latest cases of "justice" Snoburbia style.



KICKED OUT OF TOP GOLF FOR SPILLI
NG HIS DRINK ON CUSTOMERS AT A CHRISTMAS PARTY, MAN RAN FROM PEOPLE WHO WERE GOING TO DRIVE HIM HOME AND THEN CRASHED HIS BMW. Pages 1-5





SISTERS, SISTERS DOING CHRISTMAS TIME STEALING WITH PRICE TAG SWITCHES CHANGING EVERYTHING INTO 98-CENT BARGAIN: Pages 5-8





DRUNK DRIVER HITS MOTORIST IN MARYLAND HEIGHTS. THE VICTIM THEN FOLLOWS HIM TO CHESTERFIELD WHERE THE DRUNK CRASHES INTO PARKED CARS AT DIERBERG’S. WHEN THE POLICE ARRIVED THE VICTIM IS HOLDING THE SUSPECT AT GUN POINT ON THE GROUND. Pages 8-10




WOMAN DOES A VERY NICE JOB OF BAGGING HER ITEMS. BUT SHE FAILED TO PAY FOR THEM. Pages 10 & 11







DRUNK DRIVER LEAVES CHESTERFIELD COURTROOM AFTER DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE MAGICALLY DISAPPEARED DESPITE LOTS OF EVIDENCE. Pages 11-14






18-YEAR-OLD WANTED BOOZE AND HAD NO FAKE ID. WHAT DOES AN 18-YEAR-OLD FROM WILDWOOD DO? He puts on a jacket on a hot summer day and goes into a store and tries hide two bottles he is stealing. Pages 14 & 15





DRUNK DRIVER PASSED OUT IN RUNNING CAR FOUND AFTER A BUSINESS CALLED IN A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE AND PERSON: Pages 15-17





DRUNK DRIVER WITH NO LIGHTS ON FOUR HOURS AFTER SUNSET TELLS OFFICER HE WAS CONCENTRATING ON MAKING OUT WITH THE GIRL IN THE CAR WHILE DRIVING ON CHESTERFIELD AIRPORT ROAD. Pages 17-19





MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY STUDENT RUNS OFF THE ROAD ON CAMPUS, DENIES DRINKING, TESTS 2X OVER THE LIMIT: Pages 19-21









Drunks and Thieves 2020 Part Eight

December 26, 2020 -
It's time for the eighth edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2020. Download to read the latest cases of "justice" Snoburbia style.


The next two postings are our annual end of the year “Naughty” lists. Watch for Drunks and Thieves 2020 Part Nine in a few days.



SHOE STORE EMPLOYEE ALLOWS CHESTERFIELD MALL SECURITY OFFICER TO STEAL THREE PAIRS OF SHOES.
Pages 1 & 2








ANOTHER FRIDAY NIGHT AND ANOTHER DWI ARREST:
Pages 2 & 3





27-YEAR-OLD CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT CLAIMS HE IS NOT INTOXICATED AND THEN REFUSES TO TAKE BREATH TEST TO PROVE IT. HE LEFT THE COURTROOM WITH NO POINTS ON HIS RECORD. READ HOW THIS HAPPENED. The judge and prosecutor ignored the facts and took care of a fellow lawyer who is also a fellow prosecutor and judge. Pages 4-6




A COOK FROM THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY WAS WEAVING BETWEEN THREE LANES ON I-64. HIS BREATH, BALANCE AND SPEECH WERE NOT ANY BETTER THAN HIS DRIVING. Pages 7 & 8





A DRUG ADDICT THIEF LIKES STEALING FROM LAWN CARE TRUCKS.
His girl friend then sells the loot online. Pages 8-13






BALLWIN DRUNK DRIVER AND ARMSTRONG-TEASDALE LAWYER HITS CAR ON I-270 RAMP FROM I-64 AND DENIES HAVING AN ACCIDENT DESPITE FRESH DAMAGE AND HIS LICENSE PLATE NUMBER BEING THE SAME AS THE ONE GIVEN BY A WITNESS
. Pages 13-16




64-YEAR-OLD FELONY SHOPLIFTER CHARGED WITH FELONY THEFT AFTER A SUNDAY AFTERNOON OF STEALING AT MACY’S. Pages 16-18





OLD SHOPLIFTERS CONTINUED: 66-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DRIVES FROM ST. ANN TO CHESTERFIELD OLIVE BLVD. DIERBERGS TO SHOPLIFT SEVEN MAGAZINES, TWO PORK STEAKS AND SOME MUSTARD. Pages 18-20






WITNESS FOLLOWS DRUNK DRIVER EAST ON I-64 AND THEN WEST ON I-64 UNTIL SHE EXITS, PULLS OVER TO SLEEP WHILE POLICE ARRIVE.
Pages 20-23






Ex-Alderman Newsletter 459 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 404

December 23, 2020 -
John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:

This is our last regular newsletter of the year. There will be our final two Drunks and Thieves editions for 2020 along with one Chesterfield Police Blotter to keep Chesterfield residents up to speed on what’s going on.


TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE NOVEMBER ARRESTS: Read who the Town and
Country
police arrested in November and what they were charged or booked for. Also read the possible reason for the shooting at the Phillips 66 Station provided by the judge. Pages 1-9




TOWN AND COUNTRY NOVEMBER CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY: This is like a Town and Country Law & Order edition. See what the criminals and cops were up to in November. Pages 19 & 11






FIRE/EMS TASK FORCE MEETING APPEARS TO SHOW MEMBERS HAVE SWALLOWED SOME OF THE FIRE DISTRICT KOOL AID:
They think two new firehouses is just the thing. Pages 11-15






WARD 4 NOW HAS TWO CANDIDATES:
Page 16








CITY PUTS SAFETY LAST UNTIL COMPLAINTS MOUNT:
Pages 16-18







FOUR DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS. 55 DEGREES AND WHERE WERE THE PEOPLE GATHERING?
Pages 18 & 19








CAR BREAK-INS AT QUEENY CONTINUE:
Pages 19 & 20







PETITION TO AUDIT TOWN & COUNTRY MORE THAN HALFWAY TO A STATE AUDIT: Pages 20 & 21








BIGGEST CHRISTMAS CARD EVER:
Page 21









COVID-19 AND THE POLICE:
Page 22






NO MASKS AT BEST BUY PART THREE. MAYOR NATION USES CITY WEBSITE TO ATTACK HIS OPPONENT IN THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION. HE ALSO GOT A COPY OF THE POLICE BODY CAM VIDEO ON DECEMBER 22 WHEN I WAS TOLD IT WOULD NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL 2021. Pages 22-26. Click HERE to watch the body cam video on YouTube.




CHESTERFIELD NOVEMBER CRIME AND POLICE STATS REPORT:
Read the stats and decide who won for the month of November, the cops or the crooks. Pages 27-33





THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the police had to deal with last week. Also read in detail the havoc caused in the last six months by a 15-year-old crime machine and where he is now. Pages 33-43






OUR LAST VISIT OF THE YEAR AT THE CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP: Pages 43-48








MUSIC: The music was good. The drinks and food were reasonably priced but the service was lousy. Pages 48-50








THE LADUE ROAD CHRISTMAS HOUSE:
Page 50








CARTOONS:
Pages 51-55








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 458 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 403

December 19, 2020 -
John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:

MAYOR DALTON NOT FILING FOR REELECTION: Is it the facts that the Ethics Commission won’t allow him to have a campaign fund since he is a lobbyist or more complaints have been filed with the Ethics Commission or wanting to move out of a small 60-year-old condo/apartment where he fled after giving up his house in a divorce? Pages 1 & 2





TIFFANY FRAUTSCHI FILES FOR MAYOR:
She has no early competition. Page 2








ALDERMANIC EARLY CANDIDATES:
Page 3









TOWN & COUNTRY ALDERMANIC MEETING:
Pages 3-9






APPARENTLY THEY GOT ADVICE FROM THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PANDEMIC TASK FORCE THAT COVID-19 WASN’T A BIG DEAL: Wait minute, there is not a Town & Country Pandemic Task Force. Pages 3-5







MORE MODERN ART NEXT TO THE 120-YEAR-OLD FARM HOUSE:
Pages 5 & 6








THE PLAYHOUSE SHRINKS:
A treehouse under construction will be shrinking. Pages 8 & 9







THE LEGAL BILL FOR NOVEMBER: See what the city was paying their law firm for last month per hour. Pages 9-11







TOWN AND COUNTRY BUSINESSES WITH EXPIRED BUSINESS LICENSES: See the list of businesses. Pages 11-13






CHESTERFIELD MUNICIPAL ELECTION CAN
DIDATES THROUGH WEDNESDAY: Tom DeCampi vs Mayor Bob Nation for the mayor’s job. In Ward 1 former councilman who voted for the Doorack $800,000 boondoggle and then had legislation passed in 2012 to stop him from shooting squirrels from his bedroom window runs against incumbent Barb McGuinness. In Ward 2 nobody has filed against Ben Keathley yet, but we think that is coming. In Ward 3 it is a guitar man from the 70s versus a car salesman. Ward 4 had the most unqualified and dangerous person possible running against incumbent Michelle Ohley. Read who and see why. Pages 14- 22








SEE THE LATEST PLANS FOR THE NEW CHESTERFIELD MALL:
Pages 22-25







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read where the criminals were going, who got caught and where they are from. Pages 25-37







COUNCILMAN, POLICE AND MASK ISSUE AT BEST BUY PART 2:
More police body cam transcript from an incident on Thanksgiving weekend. Pages 37-39






HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING:
The main topics were deer bow hunting and the shutdown of restaurants by the County Executive’s Order due to COVID-19 and the Chesterfield Police duties. Pages 39-41





TOWN & COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES REPORTED COVID-19 INFECTED RESIDENTS FOR NOVEMBER: Pages 41 & 42






FROM THE CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP: Four more hand made Christmas Cards from the 2020 collection. Pages 42-45








FROM THE BANK:
A lesson on where President Trump lives for a few more weeks. Page 46








CARTOONS:
Pages 46- 56








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 457 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 402

December 12, 2020 -
John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:

THE BURGLAR OF TOWN AND COUNTRY AND LADUE, CREVE COEUR AND DES PERES: You can see all the charges, see the houses he broke into, read what he took, plus then read the federal conviction for drug dealing in 2005 that the burglar should still be in jail on if it was for 2018 legislation in Congress to go easy on drug dealers. Pages 1- 12



NOVEMBER DEER REPORTS:
Read the Chesterfield report on where deer are getting hit by cars and hunted in parks and in subdivisions. Then check out the Town and Country report, plus the number of deer taken by bow hunters from Queeny Park. Pages 13-17



THE GRINCH THAT HATES CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: It looked like a good story on the Nextdoor website. The claim someone was cutting electric wiring to holiday nights. It was being reported to the police. However, the accusations suddenly vanished and the police never heard from anyone. We may have solved the mystery. Pages 18-20





ANOTHER EXCITING ARTS COMMISSION MEETING … NOT:
Pages 20-22







THE REAL GATHERING PLACE AND IT IS NOT THE TOWN SQUARE: Page 22







THE STORIES ABOUT A CHESTERFIELD COUNCILMAN’S TRIP TO BEST BUY GROW AND GROW AS FACTS CHANGE. THE POLICE CHIEF SENDS A LETTER OF APOLOGY: We are waiting for police body cam images to get a final answer. Pages 22-27





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Check out the calls and arrests the police were dealing with for the week. Pages 27-36







DEVELOPER SHOWS UP, INSULTS THE ENTIRE COUNCIL AND THEN NEEDS THEIR VOTES:
Pages 36-39







MORE FROM THE CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP: Photos of four more handmade Christmas Cards. Pages 40-44







CHRISTMAS TREES? Ornaments hung with care in the woods. Page 44 & 45







TOP ST. LOUIS JAZZ MAN DIES: Herb Drury, 92, died last week. The Herb Drury Trio with Herb on the keyboard were a regular on the St. Louis music scene for a long time. Listen to his first of many albums while you read the newsletter by clicking HERE. (Link is also inside the newsletter.) Pages 45 & 46




TV AND RADIO PERSONALITY DIES FOUR YEARS AFTER HER WELL KNOWN HUSBAND: Page 46








CARTOONS:
Page 47-53













Temper, Temper!

January 6, 2021 -- A chronicle of Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation, his infamous temper and frequent use of profanity.



Mayor Bob Nation's Statement and Body Cam Footage of the Councilman Tom DeCampi 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.

Downtown Chesterfield
Master Plan

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


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: 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
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
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


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