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John and staff wish all of you a happy and safe July 4th holiday.
NEW! POSTED JULY 2, 2020

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 434 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 379

July 4, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:

POLICE BLOTTER SPECIAL: It is difficult to include two-to-three weeks of police blotter information in the Newsletter after a Drunks and Thieves is posted. This is a special edition with just police calls and arrests with all being in Chesterfield, with one exception. It was a fatal car crash in Town and Country involving a Chesterfield resident. Pages 10 & 11



ANOTHER FATAL CRASH
occurred on July 1 in Town and Country. In the noon hour a red-light runner hit a car driven by an 84-year-old man who was making a left turn on a green arrow on Ballas in front of the 777 Building. The victim died an hour later at the hospital. We hope to have more on this in our newsletter next week.










Here some highlights from this week’s newsletter:


17 DRUG ARRESTS: A number of these suspects have lengthy records.

FIVE DWI ARRESTS including two drivers with three DWIs, with one being on probation for DWI in Ellisville.

FOUR STEALING ARRESTS AND 3 ASSAULT ARRESTS.















Drunks and Thieves 2020, Part 4

July 4, 2020 -- It's time for the fourth Drunk and Thieves edition of 2020. In this edition:



VERY DRUNK ILLEGAL ALIEN WITH NO DRIVERS’ LICENSE PEES IN HIS PANTS AFTER OFFICER TOLD HIM NOT TO URINATE ON I-270: Pages 1 & 2







CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT DOING 86
MPH ON I-270, SMOKING A JOINT WHEN POLICE PULL HIM OVER: Pages 2-4







2:00 AM DRUNK DRIVER DRIVES UP ON CONCRETE LANE DIVIDER AND TAKES OUT TRAFFIC SIGN:
Pages 4-7






WOMAN FOUND IN DISABLED CAR ON CHURCH LOT AFTER CRASHING ON I-64 IN POSSESSION OF FENTANYL AND HEROIN:
Pages 7 & 8





TWO WOMEN PUT SHOES, BOOTS AND JEANS IN SHOULDER BAGS THEN WALKED OUT OF TOWN & COUNTRY TARGET INTO THE ARMS OF THE LOSS PREVENTION MANAGER: Pages 8 & 9






TWO SUSPECTS CREATED A DIVERSION TO STEAL $2,300 WORTH OF I-PHONES FROM THE TOWN AND COUNTRY
AT&T STORE: Pages 9-12






DRUNK DRIVER REAR ENDS V
EHICLE DURING EVENING RUSH HOUR ON I-270 CAUSING AN INJURY ACCIDENT: Pages 12-15





TOWN AND COUNTRY OFFICER STOPS DRIVER OF CAR WITH NO FRONT LICENSE PLATE (ALMOST UNHEARD OF IN T&C). THE CAR IS STOLEN, WOMAN DRUG ADDICT CALLS BOYFRIEND WHO MAKES FALSE 9-1-1 CALLS CLAIMING THERE IS A SHOOTING IN TOWN AND COUNTRY. THE PLOY DIDN’T WORK: This one appeared in a regular newsletter six months ago. Pages 15-21



FOUR DRINKING AT CHESTERFIELD HOUSE DECIDE TO GO ON A FOOD RUN. ON THE RETURN TRIP THE DRIVER IS URGED TO TAKE EXIT RAMP AT HIGH SPEED AND BURN RUBBER:
Pages 22-24




ANOTHER DRUNK DRIVER LEAVES CHESTERFIELD COURT WITH NO POINTS ON HIS LICENSE. IT IS ALSO ANOTHER CASE OF A DRUNK DRIVER CLAIMING HE HAD NOTHING TO DRINK AND THEN REFUSING TO TAKE A BREATH TEST: Pages 24-26




Ex-Alderman Newsletter 433 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 378

June 27, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:








YOU BE THE JUDGE. ARE THE MEMBERS OF THE SPECIALLY CREATED FIRE TASK FORCE QUALIFIED?
Pages 1-3













WHO IS IN THE PHOTO ON THE MAYOR’S NEWSLETTER? Page 4








CITY CONTINUES DELAY OF POLICE BODY CAMS OVER $18,000 COST FOR VIDEO STORAGE:
Pages 4 & 5






TOWN SQUARE UPDATE:
The final payment of $303,000 to Brinkman Construction will soon be made. Page 6







OUT OF BUSINESS:
See what two well known T&C businesses have gone out of business joining Gold’s Gym due to the pandemic. Pages 6 & 7








PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING:
Worst dressed. It was a surprise winner. Page 7






CHICKENS: Alderman Tiffany Frautschi got chicken coops back on an agenda. However, the matter is being continued until government meeting rooms are no longer under social distancing rule so the public can speak in person and not on video link. Pages 7 & 8





MINEO’S HASN’T FILED LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWAL: Will the city enforce liquor license laws if the Mineo’s license is not renewed and the business stays open selling drinks? Pages 8 & 9






MAY 2020 TOWN AND COUNTRY CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY STATS: Read the number of police calls, police activity and crimes in Town and Country in May. Pages 9-11






CHESTERFIELD AND CLARKSON VALLEY POLICE ACTIVITY AND CRIMES FOR MAY OF 2020:
Read the stats followed by a detailed report. Pages 12-17




CHESTERFIELD WEEKLY POLICE BLOTTER:
The officer who does the regular crime reports with suspects’ names and exact locations, dates and times was on vacation for the last eight days. We hope to have cases with arrests listed next week along with our fourth Drunks & Thieves report of 2020. This week we have a listing of crimes and calls without suspects’ names. Pages 18-22




CHESTERFIELD PERSONS OF NOTE:
See what three months of social distancing has done to a couple of well-known elected officials. Page 22 & 23





MUSIC:


PARKING LOT CONCERT: Anita Rosamond is back doing her second concert on the Parking Lot of the Circa St. Louis restaurant on Manchester at I-270. Page 23



THIS WEEK’S ONE-SONG CONCERT BY DEAN CHRISTOPHER: Link on Page 24 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.


CARTOONS: Page 24-31




Ex-Alderman Newsletter 432 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 377

June 20, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


MAY DEER REPORT: The numbers are down. Fewer deer have been hit by cars so far in 2020 than in 2019. Of course there have been far fewer cars on the road since March 15. Pages 1-3











MAY ARRESTS BY TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE: The Town and Country Police showed why they should not be defunded. The May arrests included a number of persons arrested with lengthy arrest records. Pages 3-10









31-YEAR-OLD TV NEWS EDITOR WITH 5 DWI ARRESTS FOUND DEAD IN BATHTUB FROM APPARENT SUICIDE: A month after picking up her fifth DWI Sarah Sanguinet was found dead. In future newsletters we hope to have more information from the County Medical Examiner’s Office. Pages 10-13






ANOTHER SERIOUS SPEEDER GETS OFF WITH NO FINE AND NO-POINTS:
Pages 13 & 14







SO LONG, FAREWELL, au WIEDERSEHEN, GOODBYE: Read the goodbye email from Alderwoman Lindsey Butler. Page 15








TIME TO HARVEST THE SUBDIVISION:
Page 16








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read what the Chesterfield had to deal with last week. Pages 17-26







A STIFF DRINK AND A DONUT FOR THE ROAD: A new donut shop is getting a full liquor license. Pages 26-28






MOST CITIZEN COMMENT AT VIDEO COUNCIL MEETING ARE ABOUT PLANNED CHABAD:
Pages 28 & 29







MORE RICH PEOPLE CARS COMING TO CHESTERFIELD:
Page 29









PRESIDENT PRO TEM VOTE, OLD VS NOT OLD:
Pages 29-31








THIS YEAR’S LILLIES NOT EATEN:
Page 31









A NEW CANVAS FOR AN ARTIST:
Pages 31 & 32






MUSIC:


Dean Christopher's one song concert series continues. Link on Page 33 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.
 




BRASS ON THE RUN:
From 1959. Link on Page 33 or click HERE to watch it on YouTube now.



CARTOONS: Pages 33-39





Ex-Alderman Newsletter 431 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 376

June 13, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



LATEST ESTIMATE ON FUNDS AND BUDGET SEE A DEEPER DEFICIT: A new Town and Country revenue prediction sees less money coming it. Page 1





MASON ROAD/I-64 BEAUTIFICATION COSTS DON’T STOP: Was taking over a section of Missouri Highway Department property really a good idea? See what the city is paying to maintain state property. Pages 1 & 2







PROTESTERS ON THE CLAYTON ROAD MARCH: Pages 2-6






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: Pages 6-9





SEE THE LIST OF NEW HOMES UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND PHOTOS OF A COUPLE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE ONES:
Pages 9-12






TOWN AND COUNTRY HOLDS ALDERMANIC MEETING ADVERTISED BEING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW. ONE PROBLEM; NO ONE COULD ACCESS IT: Pages 12-14 (NOTE: A recording of the meeting is now available on YouTube. Click HERE to view it.)





THE TOWN AND COUNTRY ALDERMANIC CHOIR PERFORMS:
They performed the Jerome Kern song, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Pages 14 & 15






TOPPING ROAD SIDEWALK: An alderwoman and former state representative said she was confused. There were only three items on the agenda. Pages 15 & 16






MASON ROAD REQUIRED REPAIR TO COUNTY SIDEWALK:
This was actually debated and received two NO votes. Pages 16 & 17







AT END OF MEETING ALDERPERSON DISCOVERED PUBLIC COULD NOT ATTEND MEETING:
The view of the city attorney’s office included a photo of two dope dealers on motorcycles from the movies. Page 18






MORE CAR BREAK-IN AT QUEENY DOG PARK:
Pages 18 & 19












CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Crime and calls are picking up as fewer people including thieves are staying at home. Pages 21-35












NEWSPAPER LETTER WRITER FROM CHESTERFIELD WANTS WORSE POLICE SERVICE:
Pages 35 & 36







COVID-19 AT THE SUPERMARKET AND DOG PARK:
Pages 37-39








RESCUE AT THE DOG PARK:
A true story. Page 39






WATCH AN AREA JAZZ TRUMPETER AND HIS ASSISTANT:
Page 40 for click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.


CARTOONS:
Pages 40-48




Ex-Alderman Newsletter 430 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 375

June 5, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:

PROTEST MARCHERS COMING TO WEST COUNTY: Just as we were getting ready to put this week’s edition of the Newsletter to bed, word came out of a possible protest march from the Ladue City Hall to Highway 141 at the west edge of Town and Country on Friday June 5. Another march is planned on Saturday on Manchester Road in Kirkwood. See the details on Pages 15 & 16


AN ALDERMAN GOES AGAINST RECOMMENDATION OF STAFF AND WANTS TO HAVE LEAF BURNING ON LARGE LOTS THAT WILL AFFECT PEOPLE IN NEARBY SUBDIVISIONS:
The alderpersons are about to say “to hell with people with breathing problems and children with asthma.” Pages 1-7



COUPLE ARRESTED AT TOWN & COUNTRY HOME DEPOT HAVE BEEN BUSY: The man has been charge with 41 crimes in the area over 2 ½ years. The woman faces 20 CHARGES. Pages 7-9





TOWN AND COUNTRY’S APRIL HOURLY LEGAL BILL: It is another month and another Missouri Sunshine Request to obtain the hourly bill from the city’s law firm that is hidden from the public. Pages 10- 12





TOWN AND COUNTRY COVID-19 POLICY FOR EMPLOYEES: Read some highlights of the policy on Pages 12 & 13 or download and read the entire policy HERE.







DES PERES POLICE HIDING POLICE CAR AND LICENSE PLATE UNDER A HEAVY TINT: Pages 13-15





CHESTERFIELD IGNORES MEDICAL ADVICE FOR OLDER RESIDENTS AND THOSE WITH MEDICAL ISSUES TO AVOID GATHERINGS BY REFUSING TO MAKE VIDEOS OF COUNCIL MEETINGS AVAILABLE ON CITY’S WEBSITE ONCE CITY HALL OPENS: Read why the city’s position is full of crap and how cheap it would be to allow all the public to see council meetings. Pages 17-20



NO SURPRISES IN CHESTERFIELD MUNICIPAL ELECTION:
Both incumbents won with over 70% of the vote. Pages 20-24












CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read a week’s worth of police calls and arrests. Pages 24-35












21-YEAR-OLD ELLISVILLE MAN IS A DANGER THAT THE ELLISVILLE JUDGE IS IGNORING:
Pages 35-37











PRIOR TO LOOTING AND FAILURE TO OBEY POLICE ORDERS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LED THE WAY ON POLICE BOOKING SHEETS:
See the people booked on May 23, with the stay-at-home order still in effect. Pages 37 & 38











EMPTY ROADS AND BAD DRIVERS EVEN IN EUROPE DURING COVID-19: See photo. Page 39






MUSIC AND OUR BREAKFAST BUDDY:
Pages 39 & 40

Dean Christopher’s last two One Song Concerts. Link on page 39 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now. Another link on page 40 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.






CARTOONS:
Pages 41-52









Drunks and Thieves 2020, Part 3

May 30, 2020 -- It's time for the third Drunk and Thieves edition for 2020. In this edition:



30-YEAR-OLD DRUNK DRIVER AVOIDS GETTING CAR TOWED WHEN ARRESTED BY PULLING OVER INTO HIS DRIVEWAY:
He leaves the Town and Country courtroom with no points on his driving record despite pleading guilty after refusing to take a breath test. Pages 1-3




NEWS FLASH: DRUNK DRIVER WITH A PRIOR DWI CONVICTION RECEIVES GUILTY VERDICT, A FINE AND POINTS FROM THE TOWN AND COUNTRY COURT: Hard to believe! Pages 3-5






DRUNK DRIVER FROM BALLWIN CHANGES LANE, REAR ENDS JEEP FORCING IT TO GO OFF I-64 AND OVERTURN. DRIVER REFUSES BREATH AND BLOOD TESTS AND COUNTY PROSECUTOR REFUSES TO WRITE UP BLOOD DRAW WARRANT: Pages 5-8



38-YEAR-OLD TOWN & COUNTRY RESIDENT DROVE UP ON CURB IN FRONT OF THE JCC, PISSED IN HIS PANTS, TOLD CHESTERFIELD OFFICERS HE WAS EITHER IN DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS OR ON DELMAR. HE TESTED UNDER THE LIMIT, BUT COULD NOT WALK. HE ALSO WAS REVOKED. HE WAS CONVICTED OF “ILLEGAL PARKING.” Pages 8-10



TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE INVEST LONG HOURS IN SOLVING TWO SHOPLIFTING CASES:
See how many officers were involved and how many months it took to close the cases. Pages 10-15






ANOTHER SHOPLIFTING INVESTIGATION AND ANOTHER DRUG ADDICT ARRESTED:
Pages 15-18






DRUNK TOP GOLF PATRON PASSED OUT ON PARKING LOT DECIDES TO DRIVE HOME ON THE MISSOURI RIVER LEVEE WALKING & BIKE TRAIL:
Pages 18-19






DRUNK DRIVER IN HIT AND RUN CRASH TURNS INTO SUBDIVISION WITH NO EXIT: Pages 19-21






Ex-Alderman Newsletter 429 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 374

May 30, 2020 - Since we are posting the third Drunks and Thieves for 2020, this week’s regular newsletter just features the April and year-to-date crime and police stats for Town and Country and the weekly Chesterfield Police Blotter.

Next week’s newsletter will be back in its regular format with politics, new homes, crime, music links and cartoons. In this week’s edition:


TOWN AND COUNTRY CRIME AND POLICE STATS FOR APRIL: Pages 1-2















CHESTERFIELD CRIME REPORT (POLICE BLOTTER):
Pages 3-15










Ex-Alderman Newsletter 428 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 373

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




LEAVE OUT ONE LETTER TO A WORD AND PEOPLE WILL NOTICE:
Pages 1 & 2







TWO MORE NEW BIG HOUSES FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY: Pages 2-6







SOME MEMBERS OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION DID NOT HAVE A CLUE THAT THE MASON ROAD TRAIL PROJECT WAS KILLED BY ALDERPERSONS: Pages 6-9





KANSAS CITY STAR AND MARIJUANA TRADE PUBLICATIONS REPORTS THAT MAYOR DALTON’S MARIJUANA LOBBYING CLIENT IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE FBI: Pages 9-11






CHESTERFIELD PROJECTED LOST SALE TAX REVENUES: The city’s finance director crunched some early sales tax numbers and came up with probable deficits. Pages 11 & 12






CITY COUNCIL MEETING STARTS OUT NICE BUT THEN TURNS INTO 45 MINUTES OF SHOUTING AND NAME CALLING. IT WAS EITHER VERY ENTERTAINING OR JUST PLAIN CREEPY DEPENDING ON YOUR MIND SET:
Pages 13-18. Click HERE to watch the entire meeting on YouTube.








THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Check out the calls, crimes and arrests for last week. The last item involves fighting neighbors who really don’t look like your typical Chesterfield residents. Pages 19-28





APRIL CHESTERFIELD POLICE REPORT: Pages 29-35











MY TRIP TO THE EYE DOCTOR. I AM SO OLD: The young doctor had never heard of the people I claimed made my new glasses famous. Pages 35 & 36


THANKS TO CORONAVIRUS, FREE STUFF AT THE HOSPITAL: Page 37



MUSIC:
This week we have three one-song concerts. Pages 37-39


DEAN CHRISTOPHER:
Page 37 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.





LET’S GOTO THE OPERA: This is a piece written especially for our current times. Page 38 or click HERE to watch it on YouTube now.






10 TROMBONES PLAY MY OLD MORNING RADIO SHOW OPENING THEME: Because the show started at 6 am, I thought this song was very appropriate. Page 38 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now. Click HERE to watch the original piece on YouTube now.

CARTOONS: Pages 39-49



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 427 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 372

May 16, 2020 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



CORONAVIRUS BAD FOR HUMANS, BUT MAY BE GOOD FOR DEER:
See where the dead deer were in Town and Country for April and where they weren’t in Chesterfield. Pages 1-3





APRIL ARRESTS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY:
Thanks to the stay at home order and the coronavirus there were not many people out, including criminals and drunk drivers. But see who the SEVEN people arrested in April were and what they were charged with. Pages 4 & 5





TOWN AND COUNTRY LEGAL BILL:
Check what the City’s lawyers charged for in March. Pages 5-9








96 MPH, NO FINE AND NO POINTS. TOWN AND COUNTRY JUSTICE:
Pages 8 & 9








TOWN AND COUNTRY GOING INTO THE BANKING BUSINESS:
Pages 9-11







MONEY ISSUES AND EVENT CANCELLATIONS STILL SECRET IN TOWN & COUNTRY:
Pages 11 & 12







WITH TWO MEETING LEFT IN HER EXTENDED TERM, ALDERMAN LINDSEY BUTLER IS NOT GOING QUIETLY: Read her latest search for facts. Pages 12-14






$550,000 FOR CULVERT REPAIR UNDER OLD CHESTERFIELD ROAD:
See why one lane of Old Chesterfield road is closed. Pages 14 & 15











CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Just because there was a “Stay-at-Home” order in response to a viral pandemic, doesn’t mean everyone did. Read who didn’t and met with the police. Pages 16-26










PLANNING & PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION MEETING FEATURES STUPID STATEMENTS AS COUNCILMAN MOORE JOINS HURT IN OPPOSITION TO CHURCH SIGN: Pages 26-28





THE CANDIDATE SURFACES: Barron Rutledge, the candidate running against Mary Monachella in Ward 1 has now mailed a post card and is tweeting. However he does not provide a platform on any local issues. Pages 28 & 29






MUSIC:
THIS WEEK IT IS THE ONE SONG, ONE DOG CONCERT: Page 29 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.







MUSIC:
You are staying at home. Take a break and enjoy Nicki Parrott (pronounce Paroe), my favorite jazz singer from Down Under. Page 20 or click HERE and HERE to watch two different videos on YouTube now.




MY FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: These are from Missouri, Maryland, Iowa and Louisiana. Page 31


COMICS: Pages 32-37





Ex-Alderman Newsletter 426 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 371

May 9, 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 MARCH POLICE ACTIVITY AND CRIME STATS: Pages 1-3








TOWN AND COUNTRY WAS HIDING THE FACT THE FIRE AND ICE JUNE 20 FIREWORKS SHOW IS CANCELLED: Pages 3 & 4






ALDERMAN BUTLER KEEPS POKING MAYOR JON “EVERYTHING IS GREAT” DALTON TO DO SOMETHING: Much of the non-essential retail stores have been closed for seven weeks. Alderman Lindsey Butler, who will be in office of only five more weeks is trying to get answers without much luck. Read her to emails from April 30. Pages 4 & 5



MAYOR DALTON’S NEW LETTER POSTED ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE FAILS TO MENTION MUCH INFORMATION: Page 5







SURPRISE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE MEETING PROVIDES NO NEW INFORMATION: Pages 5-7







NEW TENANTS AT TOWN SQUARE: Page 8









PARKS ON THE HOTTEST DAY OF 2020: Queeny Park was just opened and T&C just reopened the parks parking lots. See what we found. Pages 8 & 9







CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Pages 9-16

COUNCIL VOTES TO CLOSE AQUATIC CENTER AND CANCEL FIREWORKS FOR 2020: Read the debate and the votes. Pages 9-13

DECAMPI WANTS COUNCIL TO GIVE UP PAY AND FOR REST OF NON-POLICE EMPLOYEES TO HAVE SALARIES CUT 10%: This did not go very far at the May 4 meeting but you might see it again as it was continued. Pages 14 & 15

CITY TO SUSPEND ENFORCEMENT OF SOME ORDINANCES IN BUSINESS DISTRICT: Page 15




GOD 1 COUNCILMAN DAN HURT 0! THE MAYOR HAD TO BREAK A TIE TO DO THE RIGHT THING: Four members of the Council did not want the Presbyterian Church to send messages to the people as often as every 30 minutes. They maybe were sent by the devil. Read the great church sign debate. Pages 15 & 16



CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read where the action was and crimes were for last week. Pages 17-27







WON’T YOU NOT BE MY NEIGHBOR? 47-YEAR-OLD EX-CON LIVING ON BAXTER LANE CHARGED IN ANOTHER BURGLARY, THIS ONE THE LOOT WAS TWO CAR BATTERIES FROM AN OVERNIGHT BREAK-IN: Read his felony arrest record that dates back 28 years. Pages 28-32



A VERY PARTISAN LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pages 32 & 33








MUSIC: Pages 34-36

A VERY SHORT TRIBUTE TO IRVING BERLIN AND LOCAL MUSICIANS: Page 34 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.



 

ONE SONG CONCERT FROM DEAN CHRISTOPHER, WEEK THREE: Pages 34-35 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.





 

DO YOU REMEMBER AL BAKER’S 1980? Al Ox does a COVID-19 bar gig 40 years later. Page 35 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.







A DRIVE-IN BAR GIG ON MAY 9: It is an Anita Rosamond gig. Page 36


CARTOONS:
Pages 36-45






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

June 5, 2020 – Normally you find police writing citations to people doing over 100 MPH in the late night hours between 11 and 4 in the morning when there are few motorists on the highways. However during the height of the stay-at-home order the highways were empty in the middle of the day and the Town and Country Police cited many drivers doing 100 MPH or more in daylight hours. In one month from April 15 to May 15 they cited 15 drivers at 100 mph or more and one doing 80 MPH in a 35 zone on Clayton Road.

Click HERE to download now.

CHESTERFIELD

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 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 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
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