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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 456 &

Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 401

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



OCTOBER CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT:
See what the criminals were doing and what the cops were up to. Pages 1-3







SAY HELLO AND SAY GOODBYE:
Houses to be torn down and new houses to be built in Town and Country. Pages 3-8








CHECKING OUT THE $10,000,000 DALTON GATHERING PLACE:
Pages 8-10








TOWN SQUARE DEAD TREES:
Pages 10 & 11




 



ORIGINAL COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT MASON ROAD SIDEWALK BEING RETURNED:
Page 11








JOHN MINEO’S OWNER DIES. HIGH END RESTAURANT NOW RUN BY A CONVICTED FELON:
Pages 11 & 12






CHESTERFIELD OCTOBER CRIME AND POLICE REPORT: This is a slick version of what the cops were doing, how many arrests were made and how much crime was in the area. Pages 14-20





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
This includes what officers were doing over the last week and features some of those arrested. Pages 20-30






DEPUTY CITY CLERK QUITS TO GO TO A CITY WITH A CROWDED BUT BANKRUPT MALL:
Page 30 & 31






FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING



F&A COMMITTEE UNAWARE ORDINANCE THEY VOTED TO AMEND HAS BEEN UNCONSTITU
TIONAL SINCE 1994: Pages 31 & 32




NEXT UP WAS THE BATTLE BETWEEN COUNCILMAN TOM DECAMPI AND MAYOR BOB NATION OVER A POSSIBLE CID SALES TAX: Pages 33-36






MAYOR NATION JOINS PROTESTERS AGAINST COUNTY EXECUTIVE AT SATCHMO’S: Pages 36-38







44 YEARS OF SNAPPING PHOTOS FOR THE POST-DISPATCH COMING TO AN END:
Pages 38-40








FROM THE CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP:
Three more hand made Christmas cards, from the 60 made this year. Pages 40-43





THIS JUST IN: KIRKWOOD MAN CHARGED WITH SEVEN TOWN AND COUNTRY BURGLARIES: He was formally charged on December 3. Next week we hope to have details of the crimes. Pages 43 & 44







CARTOONS:
Pages 44-49









Drunks and Thieves 2020, Part 7

December 2, 2020 -
It's time for the seventh installment of Drunks and Thieves for 2020. Among the stories in this edition:



24-YEAR-OLD’S SECOND DWI ARREST IS AFTER HEAD-ON CRASH. CHESTERFIELD JUDGE ACTUALLY CONVICTS HIM OF DWI. HE WAS ANOTHER DRUNK DRIVER COURTESY OF HARPO’S: Pages 1-4





18-YEAR-OLD FROM MANCHESTER, ACTING LIKE 30-YEAR DRUNK WITH MULTIPLE ARRESTS: Pages 4-6







ILLEGAL ALIEN WORKING AT ANNIE GUNN’S ARRESTED FOR DWI, HAS 15 EMPTY MEXICAN BEER BOTTLES IN HIS SUV: Pages 6 & 7






20-YEAR-OLD CLAIMED PRESSURE FROM HER FRIENDS MADE HER STEAL $200 AIR PODS. SHE DIDN’T SAY IF THERE WAS PRESSURE TO STEAL THE POST-IT NOTES TOO! Page 8





22-YEAR-OLD DRINKING AT THE HAUS PUB FOR AT LEAST FOUR HOURS, MISSES HER STREET AND TRIES A U-TURN ONLY TO LEAVE THE ROAD AND DESTROY A FENCE: Pages 9-12






MAN FROM EAST ST. LOUIS PRESSES LUCK, GETS GREEDY AND ARRESTED:
Pages 12-15







VERY DRUNK DRIVER HAD TROUBLE STAYING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD, REFUSED TO TAKE A BREATH TEST, PLUS HIS DATE WAS HIGHLY INTOXICATED AND HAD PEED ON HERSELF: Pages 16-18



DRUNK RED LIGHT RUNNER CLAIMS HE ONLY HAD 3 BEERS WITH DINNER. BAC TEST SHOW THEY MUST HAVE BEEN GIANT BEERS AS HE WAS MORE THAN THREE TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT: He left the court room with no points, no fine and no permanent record. Once again the Chesterfield Judge and Prosecutor are more concerned with local lawyers’ profits then the public’s safety. Pages 18 & 19



THERE WAS ONE PROBLEM WITH HIS STORY: The woman he crashed into took photos of him leaving the scene. Pages 19-22






AN IMPORTANT RULE OF LIFE: DO NOT SPEED PAST A POLICE CAR ON THE HIGHWAY UNLESS YOU WANT TO MEET A POLICE OFFICER: This is especially true if you are smoking marijuana and have meth in the car. Pages 22-24





Ex-Alderman Newsletter 455 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 400


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



DOGGIE DAYCARE COMING TO MANCHESTER MEADOWS
: See the layout. Not exactly a lot of real grass to play or pee on. Pages 1-3







ADDING LADUE TO POLICE DISPATCH CENTER WILL REDUCE TOWN AND COUNTRY’S COSTS: Pages 3 & 4







TOWN AND COUNTRY HOURLY LEGAL BILL FOR OCTOBER:
See what the lawyers were charging for. Pages 4-7





WHAT DOCUMENTS? In the legal bill the city attorney charged for reviewing documents received from the City Clerk, but never mentioned what the documents were. So I filed a Sunshine/Open Records request. See what I got and see how former Alderwoman Lindsey Butler is keeping an eye on how the city is wasting money. Pages 7-12




ANOTHER ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST THE MAYOR: This time, unlike the last three, he was cleared. Read the details. Pages 13-16








THE BUDGET:
Alderwoman Sue Allen claims she helped create a monster (sort of). Pages 16 & 17






ANOTHER TREEHOUSE CREATING CONTROVERSY: All the neighbors loved the oversized treehouse except one plus the city’s building inspector. Construction began without a permit. See the planned treehouse. Pages 17-21






ALDERMEN CONTINUE MODERN ART RENTAL NEXT TO 120 YEAR-OLD FARMHOUSE:
Pages 21 & 22






CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: This week’s blotter showing police calls and arrests includes the sudden death of a 24-year-old woman having dinner on the patio of the Bishop’s Post Restaurant. Part of the EMS report is included. Pages 22-35





DISAGREEMENT OVER BUDGET PART TWO: The mayor says Councilwoman’s numbers on pay raises are wrong. He has the finance director play referee. Pages 35-38







MAYOR NATION ASKING FOR CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS A MONTH BEFORE FILING FOR REELECTION:
Pages 38 & 39






CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP: Here three more handmade Christmas Cards from the 2020 collection. Pages 40-42







A CHRISTMAS MOVIE NOT FROM HALLMARK OR LIFETIME BUT WITH A KISS AT THE END: It was a formula movie, but it was so, so much better than a Hallmark or Lifetime movie. Pages 43 & 44







CARTOONS: Pages 44-52








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 454 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 399


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


THURSDAY NIGHT SHOOTING AT PHILLIPS 66 STATION ON CLAYTON AND WOODS MILL ROAD. TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE MAKE ARREST WITH THREE FELONY CHARGES FILED: See who the suspect is and what charges were filed by the County Prosecutor’s Office. Pages 1-3



OCTOBER ARRESTS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: It was another month of more criminals instead of rich people driving drunk and area teenagers shoplifting. Read who got caught and see their arrest and conviction records. Pages 4-14






A BILL TO PROHIBIT CONSTRUCTION ON FEDERAL HOLIDAYS AND SUNDAYS IS BEFORE THE ALDERMEN:
No work on Columbus Day at your house. Pages 14 & 15







POLICE CHIEF IS BRINGING BACK CHAPLAINS:
Read who the chaplains will be and which religions are not included. Pages 15 & 16






CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read what crimes were being committed. See who was being arrested and what their arrest records look like. Pages 16-25






MAYOR BOB NATION ANNOUNCES HE WANTS ANOTHER 4-YEAR TERM. WILL THE VOTERS WANT HIM FOR ANOTHER FOUR? Eight years is not enough for Bob. He is going for 12. Page 25







CITY COUNCIL MEETING:
The 2021 budget: It was passed, read the details. Pages 25-35








MAYOR AND CHAIR OF FINANCE COMMITTEE ARGUE OVER MATH:
Pages 35 & 36








NEW CO-STAR OF A TELEMUNDO SOAP?
Page 37








STATEW
IDE AWARD FOR PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: Pages 37 & 38







RIBBON CUTTING AND FREE HIGH-DOLLAR LUNCH FOR COUNCIL IS CANCELLED:
First days at Ruth’s Chris Steak House looks empty. Pages 38-40






STRONG WINDS BLOW LEAF BAGS AND COUNCIL MEMBERS COMPLAIN: Pages 40 & 41








KMOV REPORTER CLAIMS CHESTERFIELD RESTAURANT IS IN CREVE COEUR:
Pages 41-43







CHRISTMAS CARDS:
Three more handmade unique cards. Pages 43-46







EVIL APPLE BOWS TO PUBLIC OUTRAGE AND MAKES DEAL WITH PBS TO AIR “A CHARLIE
BROWN CHRISTMAS” FOR EVERYONE: Page 47







CARTOONS:
Pages 48-53








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 453 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 398


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



OCTOBER DEER REPORT: The deer vs. cars rate is down in Town & Country, but the Bow Hunting Report from Chesterfield shows there are a lot of deer in subdivisions and parks. Pages 1- 5





TOWN AND COUNTRY WAYS AND MEANS COMMISSION VOTES UNANIMOUSLY TO CUT FIRE AND ICE PLUS FIREWORKS FROM THE 2021 BUDGET: But the mayor has not removed it from the deficit budget. Pages 5 & 6







SUPERMARKETS MAKING UP SOME OF THE LOST REVENUE:
Page 6






IN A SPLIT VOTE, BOARD OF ALDERMEN VOTE TO PUT A BULLY BACK ON THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION: The mean-spirited Fred Meyland-Smith, who doesn’t believe in first amendment rights for elected officials, residents or churches, is back on the P&Z Commission. See how the vote went. Pages 7 & 8




MAYOR DALTON HAS PROBLEM WITH REALITY. HE CALLS A SMALL WATER FEATURE A LAKE: Page 8 & 9






IF YOUR LOT IS BIG ENOUGH YOU CAN NOW HAVE CHICKENS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Read the requirements and then all and I mean all pro and con comments on chickens received by the city. Pages 9-22





ELLIOTT DAVIS COMES TO TOWN AND COUNTRY BECAUSE YOU PAID FOR IT AND GOT NO RESTAURANT IN $10M TOWN SQUARE, NO TRAIL PLUS NO TURN LANES AND SIDEWALKS: Pages 22-25





STUPID, STUPID, STUPID: That was me. Here is a correction on where the Town and Country 20-year-year MU student and Parkway grad killed a 25-year-old X-Ray Tech after passing out while huffing and driving. Pages 26 & 27






SEE WHAT THE ARTS COMMISSION WANT TO REPLACE A DOG AND A HORSE WITH:
Pages 27-29







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
The Chesterfield Police were arresting some interesting people. Also the shootout at a drug house. Pages 30-42






THE CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP: Three more handmade Christmas Cards waiting to be mailed. Pages 42-45







MAKE SURE YOUR DOG DOESN’T ROLL IN THIS:
Page 45








CARTOONS: I don’t want to take any grief from readers complaining there were not any anti-Biden cartoons this week. Even the pro-Trump cartoonists were not pro-Trump this week. Page 46-55







Drunks and Thieves 2020 Part Six


November 11, 2020 -
It's time for the sixth edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2020. Download to read the latest cases of "justice" Snoburbia style.




EX-CON WHO DID 14-YEARS ON A REDUCED MURDER CHARGE IS A REPEAT THIEF AT THE TOWN AND COUNTY STEIN MART: Pages 1-4





A 23-YEAR-OLD O’FALLON MISSOURI WOMAN WITH A PRIOR DWI ALMOST CRASHES TWICE ON I-64 AND IS 3½ TIMES OVER THE LIMIT. SHE LEAVES THE COURTROOM WITH NO (ZERO) POINTS ON HER LICENSE ON A “NO-FINE”, “NO-POINTS” AND “NO-PERMANENT RECORD PROBATION.” Eight months later she is arrested again for DWI. Here is an example of Town & Country justice. Pages 4-8

DRUNK DRIVER PASSED OUT BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE RUNNING CAR, HE HAD JUST WRECKED, HAD HIS HEAD SLUMPED DOWN ON THE STEERING WHEEL HONKING THE HORN. HE LEFT CHESTERFIELD COURT WITH NO POINTS, NO FINE AND NO PERMANENT RECORD: Local lawyers getting deals come way before the public’s safety in Chesterfield. Pages 9-12


FRIDAY NIGHT WAS OVER. IT WAS NOW SATURDAY MORNING AND SATURDAY DAYBREAK WAS NOT FAR AWAY. IT WAS REALLY A BEDTIME STORY TO DRIVE A CAR DRUNK, 29 MPH OVER THE SPEED LIMIT: Driver shows up to court without a lawyer and pled guilty. No lawyer in Chesterfield means lots of fines and lots of points. Pages 12-15



MEXICAN NATIONAL REAR ENDS CAR AND THEN FLEES SCENE, PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGAL PARKING:
Page 15-17







DRUNK DRIVER ON I-64 HITS MEDIAN WALL TWICE, LEAVES CHESTERFIELD COURT WITH NO POINTS AND NO FINE:
Pages 18-20







DRIVER
FOUR TIMES OVER THE LIMIT DROVE ONTO TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT’S LAWN AND PASSED OUT: Pages 20-22







IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT THIEF SCANS AND PAYS FOR $7.83 OF MERCHANDISE WHILE STEALING $412 WORTH OF ITEMS:
Pages 23-25






SO MUCH FOR A FAST GETAWAY! THEFT SUSPECT ARRESTED SITTING ON A BENCH OUTSIDE OF TARGET STORE UNWRAPPING HER LOOT: Pages 25-27







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 452 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 397

November 6, 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 MANSLAUGHTER SUSPECT GETS BOND REDUCED FROM $100,000 TO $10,000:
Pages 1-3








MORE CAR BREAK-INS AT DOG PARK:
Page 3







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
This week the Chesterfield Police dealt with some usual people, including a suspect who tried to drink the evidence before the police arrived, a trespassing at a furniture store, repeat druggies and drunk drivers and a former police officer just out of prison for raping a teenager. Pages 4-16





RECORD SETTING CITY COUNCIL MEETING:
Page 16







BOOK REVIEW:
Of a mass seller that I enjoyed for the first 550 pages and then thought the whole thing was awful after reading the last five pages. Page 17







HALLOWEEN AT THE NEWSLETTER’S HOME OFFICE:
Pages 17-19








FROM THE CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP: Pages 19-22







SOME MORE FROM DEAN CHRISTOPHER: Dean has not performed recently due to the pandemic. Here are the last two recordings he did recently. Page 23






CARTOONS: The cartoon section was edited and “put to bed” on Wednesday night-Thursday morning before the Presidential election was decided. Pages 24-30






Ex-Alderman Newsletter 451 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 396

October 31, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



POLICE STORY:
Crime and Police activity stats from Town and Country and the Chesterfield monthly police report. Pages 1-9








TOWN AND COUNTRY NEW HOMES:
Pages 9-13








FOR SALE:
The perfect house for a rich football fan. Pages 13 & 14







THIS MONTH’S LEGAL BILL:
Read what the citizens were being charged by the lawyers. Pages 14-17







TWO MAIN TOPICS AT BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING: THE RETURN OF THE TAX CHEAT AND CHICKENS:
Pages 17-21







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read what the police had to deal with and who they had to deal with last week. Pages 22-33







FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MEETING OF WHOLE CITY COUNCIL CLOSES WITH AN HOUR LONG LOUD AND REPETI
TIVE ARGUMENT: Pages 34-38







THE GUY WHO SAVED MY LIFE, COULDN’T SAVE A MORE IMPORTANT ONE:
Pages 38-41







(IT’S THE LAST TIME WE WILL RUN THIS) I VOTED TO KICK HIM OFF THE BENCH. YOU SHOULD TOO:
Perhaps you could send this to a friend who has not voted yet. Pages 41-44







WASHINGTON DC STORES GET READY FOR ELECTION DAY: Page 44





 




APPLE TURNS EVIL:
Pages 45 & 46








THE CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP:
Nine individual cards are for sale at the Nook. Pages 47- 51








CARTOONS:
I have my fingers crossed that I don’t get any hate emails this week over my choice of editorial cartoons. Pages 52-62






Ex-Alderman Newsletter 450 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 395

October 24, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


20-YEAR-OLD TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT, HUFFING WHILE DRIVING, KILLS EMPLOYEE LEAVING URGENT CARE CENTER: Read all the court documents and discover how outrageous this was. Pages 10-16






TOWN AND COUNTRY ARRESTS FOR SEPTEMBER: Not a lot of arrests but some were serious repeat criminals. See who and see several very long arrest records. Pages 1-10







US BANKS PULLING OUT OF SCHNUCKS:
Pages 16 & 17








MORE THEFTS FROM VEHICLES AT DOG PARK:
Page 17








TOWN AND COUNTRY HAU
NTED DEAD END STREET: Pages 17 & 18








THEN AND NOW AT 1414 TOPPING ROAD:
It is finished and it is not a farmhouse anymore. Page 19





FREE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CITY OF CHESTERFIELD TO THE CHESTERFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND OTHER PAYMENTS MADE BY THE CITY TO THE CHAMBER: Plus other Finance and Admin Committee news. Pages 20-24





THE PLAQUE HONORING MICHAEL HERRING THAT NOBODY KNEW WHERE IT CAME FROM IS GONE AND NOW THERE ARE QUESTIONS: Pages 24-27







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Pages 28-38







REPEAT UNTIL ELECTION DAY: DON’T FORGET THERE IS SOMEONE TO VOTE OFF THE BENCH:
Pages 39-41







CHESTERFIELD OUT OF BUSINESS REPORT UPDATE: See all the Chesterfield businesses that went out of business in 2020 with the most recent highlighted. Pages 42-44






NEW CHESTERFIELD BUSINESSES:
Check out the July-October new business licenses issued. Pages 44 & 45







WILSON AVENUE DANGEROUS AND NEEDS IMPROVEMENTS:
Follow Public Works Director Jim Eckrich’s PowerPoint presentation on the problems along Wilson Avenue and the need to get a grant to fix it. Pages 45-51






EVERYTHING IS UP TO DATE IN CHESTERFIELD CITY:
Pages 51 & 52







DON’T PLAN THAT FALL IRISH VACATION. NEWS FROM A COUNTRY THAT HAS SENSE ABOUT STOPPING COVID-19: A report from our newsletter correspondent in Dublin. Pages 52 & 53







FROM THE CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP:
Pages 53-55








PHISHING:
Pages 56 & 57









GOING OUT FOR MUSIC:
Pages 58 & 59









ON THE ROAD AGAIN:
Page 60










CARTOONS:
Pages 60-68








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 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 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


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