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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 445 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 390

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


YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY COMES SECOND TO ALDERMAN JEFF WITTMAIER’S RESOLUTION. A TRUMP LIKE, MAGA LIKE, GOV. PARSONS LIKE RESOLUTION AGAINST EMERGENCY HEALTH ORDERS BY THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Pages 1-5





SMALL PROPERTY TAX VOTED DOWN. BUDGET RESERVE EXPECTS TO START DWINDLING:
Pages 5-7







TOWN SQUARE 2020 COSTS: See how much has been spent from January 1 to September 11. Will the number break $100,000 by the end of the year? Pages 7-11







JULY LEGAL BILLS:
Read what two names are costing citizens a lot in legal fees. Pages 11-16







FORMER TOWN AND COUNTRY CITY ENGINEER AND PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR FINDS A NEW JOB: Pages 16 & 17








TOWN AND CRIME SUNDAY CRIME:
Strong Arm Robbery at Schnucks. Page 17







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read where the crimes were and see who was arrested. Pages 18-26







CHIEF WANTS TO ADD ANOTHER NEGATIVE THING FOR THIEVES TO STAY AWAY FROM CHESTERFIELD STORES: Page 26







FOLLOW THE MONEY 2020:
We check the campaign contributions to two Chesterfield State Reps and former city councilmen. Pages 27 & 28








HIGH $$$ REAL ESTATE:
We look at two houses on the market. One in Ladue and one in Chesterfield. Pages 28-31







ON THE POLICE FACEBOOK: See if you recognize two women stealing booze from a Mobil Station. (Do you remember when they just sold gas, oil and maybe a soda from a machine.) Page 32




CHESTERFIELD SHOULD GET A LOT OF THE COVID-19 MONEY SET ASIDE BY ST. LOUIS COUNTY FOR MUNICIPALITIES: Page 32


COVID-19 AUGUST CASES IN WEST COUNTY NURSING HOMES: Page 33




ANOTHER EMAIL SCAM. READ HOW TO REPORT IT: Page 34









FROM THE CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP:
Another sneak look. Pages 35









CARTOONS:
Pages 38-54







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 444 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 389

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



WW II BOMBER PILOT, FAMOUS ST. LOUIS MODERNISTIC ARCHITECT WITH HOUSES IN CHESTERFIELD AND TOWN AND COUNTRY DIES AT AGE 98: See the houses and read his story. Pages 1-8





AUGUST DEER REPORT:
See where the deer were causing crashes in Town and Country and Chesterfield. Pages 9-11







T
OWN AND COUNTRY ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD: One new and one old. Pages 11 & 12






FIRE & EMS TASK FORCE IGNORE COVID-19 PANDEMIC; HOLDS MEETINGS IN PUBLIC INSTEAD OF VIDEO VIRTUAL MEETINGS: City posts an audio recording after complaints. Co-Chair Alderman Mortland suggests yet another tax. Pages 12-16





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read where the crime was happening and who was getting caught. Pages 16-23







CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL GETS ALMOST NOTHING DONE AT WEDNESDAY’S MEETING:
Pages 23 & 24







THE GRIZZLY ADAMS AWARD CHANGES HANDS:
Tom DeCampi kicks Derek Grier’s butt. Pages 24 & 25








BACKGROUND SCENES:
Page 25









THIRD TIME IS A CHARM:
Page 26








A REPUBLICAN ASKING FOR MONEY ON LABOR DAY? Pages 26-28








CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE IF YOU SHOP AT COSTCO, ALSO IF YOU ARE UNDER PANDEMIC HOUSE ARREST: Pages 28-32







AN OLD ALBUM COVER FOR CURRENT TIMES:
Page 33









CARTOONS:
Pages 33-45. Please read the warning on page 35.






Ex-Alderman Newsletter 443 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 388

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


WE WONDER IF WEST COUNTY EMS & FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT FIRE CHIEF JEFF SADTLER CLEANED THE B.S. OFF THE SHOVEL HE USED TO FEED THE FIRE & EMS TASK FORCE COMMITTEE ONE-SIDED, TRUMP-LIKE FACTS AT THEIR LAST MEETING: Pages 1-9



MAYOR DALTON IS A BIGGER LIAR THAN TOMMY FLANNAGAN. AT “WAYS AND MEANS” MEETING HE REFUSED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS, LIED CLAIMING HE ALREADY DID AND INSULTED MEMBERS: Pages 9-11




THE REST OF THE MEETING AFTER THE LYING:
1. The Commission votes to keep a 50% reserve (Good Luck!)
2. Report on the extent revenues are down.
3. Commission votes to put 10-cent property tax back before aldermen.
Pages 11 & 12




RESIDENTS EMAILS ABOUT A 10-CENT PROPERTY TA
X: One resident claims she receives no services from Town and Country now and another wants Town and Country to cut services. Pages 13-15





SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE THERE SIGNS:
See the two new oversized office building signs before the Board of Aldermen for approval. Pages 15-17





 

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
See the crimes and calls of the week. Pages 17-28







COUNTY PUTS UP ROAD FLOOD SIGNS ON CONWAY ROAD
: Are they giving a warning or making a statement? Page 29








A COMMENT FROM IRELAND ON THE CHESTERFIELD MUNICIPAL COURTS:
Page 29







PHISHING SCAM IF YOU HAVE SPECTRUM:
See where to sent the remail wanting you credit card numbers and bank account. Page 30








MUSI
C: Gondolier Dino’s final performance of the summer. Finito! Link is on page 31 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.





ART: Something new in the front yard. Page 31


CARTOONS:
Cartoonists overwhelmingly drew one person. Pages 32-44







Drunks and Thieves 2020 Part 5


September 5, 2020 - It's time for the fifth edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2020. In this edition:


DRUNK DRIVER STOPPED AT GREEN LIGHT AND THEN WAS SO DRUNK FELL OUT OF CAR. OF COURSE HE WAS NOT PROSECUTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING:
Even with a mountain of evidence and video showing a drunk driver was literally falling down drunk, but it wasn’t enough for Chesterfield prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer to prosecute him for DWI. Pages 1-3





A REPEAT PERFORMER ARRESTED AT THE TOWN AND COUNTRY TARGET STORE:
Pages 3 & 4






SLEEPY DRUNK DECIDES TO NAP AT ELECTRIC SIGNAL ON LONG ROAD AT CHESTERFIELD AIRPORT ROAD: His pickup truck was running, his foot was on the brake and he was sound asleep. His BAC was .14%. He left Chesterfield Municipal Court with no permanent record and no points. Pages 4-7






DRUNK DRIVER FROM TOP GOLF RAMS CAR AT RED LIGHT: Another drunk driver at fault in a traffic crash has no permanent DWI conviction from Chesterfield Court. Pages 7-9





CONCERT GOER STUCK AROUND AFTER THE MUSIC, GOT REALLY DRUNK AND THEN HIT THE ROAD: Woman with a prior DWI conviction and a BAC above.20% is convicted. This happened in Town and Country and not Chesterfield. The Town & Country judge found her guilty of DWI and fined her $300 with full points on her record. She also sentenced her to jail, but the jail sentence was place on a two year SES probation term. This is something you would rarely or never see in Chesterfield. Pages 9-12


STEALING IN CHESTERFIELD IS BASICALLY LIKE GOING TO WORK FOR THESE FOLKS: One of the trio has been arrested six times for stealing, three times in Chesterfield. Another was on probation for Armed Robbery. Read how the Chesterfield Prosecutor dropped some of the theft charges. Pages 12-17





ROOMMATE TURNED GETAWAY DRIVER TURNS IN SUSPECT IN WALMART SHOPLIFTING: Suspect broke away from store security officer then threw electronic device he was stealing at him, saying he didn’t want it. Chesterfield prosecutor turns it into a Health Code Violation. Pages 17 & 18




SUSPECT STOLE ONE TV AT TARGET AND TWO AT WALMART. HE RECEIVED A NO RECORD, NO FINE PROBATION: He confessed to the theft and they were on video. Chesterfield prosecutor and judge refuse to protect sales tax producing retail outlets. Pages 18 & 19




OUT OF CONTROL CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT AND REPEAT DRUNK/DRUGGED DRIVER, NARROWLY MISSES MOTORISTS ON CLARKSON ROAD AT NOON, THEN SLAMS INTO A VEHICLE STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT. HE PLED GUILTY A MONTH LATER AND GOT A NO DWI CONVICTION DEAL AND DIED THREE MONTHS AFTER THAT: The drunk driver had a DWI 10 months before this one. That apparently did not impress the Chesterfield prosecutor or judge. He got a SIS no record, no fine probation. Pages 20-23




Ex-Alderman Newsletter 442 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 387

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


SHOOT OUT AT THE O.K. HOSPITAL FOLLOWED BY A POLICE PURSUIT THAT RESULTED IN PEOPLE GOING TO THE HOSPITAL: See what happened when a man with a restraining order shows up and tries to force his ex-girlfriend to be with him. Pages 1-6










TOWN AND COUNTRY JULY ARRESTS:
See who was arrested in July (including 3 from Chesterfield), what the charges were filed along with past records. Pages 6-10











TOWN AND COUNTRY’S JULY POLICE NUMBERS: See how burglaries and car thefts are up in Town and Country while car crashes are down. Pages 10-12





TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENTS JOIN CHESTERFIELD PEOPLE AS BEING REALLY STUPID: Read about thefts from unlocked cars and a car theft where the keys were left in the car. Pages 12 & 13 (See the Chesterfield Police Blotter beginning on Page 31 for even more stupid car owners.)



NEW OWNER LOSES PERMISSION FOR 600 SQ. FOOT “ACCESSORY BUILDING” WITH A 300 SQ FT PORCH:
When Alderman Fritz Wiesehan made a motion that the accessory building could not be used as a garage, it suddenly looked like someone was lying. Pages 13-16





A NOONTIME PLANE CRASH AT PARKWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL: Read what happened, who the pilot was and what the fire department had to deal with. Pages 16-19




EMERALD ASH BORE PROGRAM CONTINUES: Public Works Director Jim Eckrich laid out how much has to be done to remove the last 2,392 diseased Ash Trees from city property in the last two years of the seven year project. See all the numbers, recommendations and moves by some members of the Planning & Public Works Committee to save some money. Pages 19-23



JULY POLICE STATS: See what crimes were up and which ones were down along with police stats for July. Pages 23-31

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what was happening last week in copland. Pages 31-40





JULY COVID-19 CASES AT WEST COUNTY NURSING HOMES: We highlighted the top five. Four of the top five are in Chesterfield. Page 40







CHESTERFIELD BUSINESSES OUT OF BUSINESS IN 2020: See the list and there are likely a lot more going on the list when the August 31 extension of business licenses expire. Pages 41 & 42




MUSIC
:


GONDOLIER DINO RETURNS BUT NOT FOR MUCH LONGER: Link is on page 43 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.



FROM THE 50s: See all your favorites from the 1950s in four minutes. This one is worth a click if you remember anything from the 50’s. Link is on page 44 or click HERE to watch it now on SafeShare.tv.


CARTOONS: Pages 44-54



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 441 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 386

August 22, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



JULY DEER REPORT:
The deer were extra safe in Chesterfield and Town and Country. Pages 1 & 2








ANOTHER LARGE T
OWN AND COUNTRY SALES TAX PRODUCER TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS: Pages 2 & 3







SEE THE LIST OF THE 19 TOWN AND COUNTRY BUSINESSES THAT HAVE CLOSED IN 2020:
Pages 4 & 5








COUNTY DOG PARK HAS ADDED FULLTIME GUARDS:
Page 6







ALONG MASON ROAD; NO CHRISTMAS TREES FOR THIS YEAR, BUT GRASS READY TO HARVEST:
Guess what home builder isn’t doing what he is suppose to do. Pages 6 & 7






MORE LOOKS INTO A FORMER ALDERMAN’S COMPUTER:
This includes a chart of conflict of interests involving the mayor, favoritism to a local company and more. Pages 7-16











CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read what the crooks were doing and if the police were having any luck catching them. Pages 16-29










CHIEF JOHNSON POINTS TO PROBLEMS IN BATTLING CRIME IN CHESTERFIELD. READ HIS REPORT. BE SURE TO READ WHERE CHIEF JOHNSON BLAMES CHARGE REDUCTIONS BY THE CITY PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE AS PART OF THE CRIME PROBLEM IN CHESTERFIELD: Pages 30-32





SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS RENEWED BY PARKWAY SCHOOLS: Pages 32 & 33








CHIEF JOHNSON BLAMES THE TOWN AND COUNTRY CHIEF FOR WHAT HE CONSIDERS AN UNNECESSARY MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN ONLY WEST COUNTY DEPARTMENTS:
Page 33





DRURY INN PLAZA HOTEL NOW A DORM FOR MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY: A dorm room in a luxury hotel? If you can survive COVID-19, it could be a very good year. Pages 33 & 34






SCHOETTLER ROAD TRAFFIC ISLAND BEING BUILT IS HAVING PLANS CHANGED: They are going to tear out the south section they just built. Read why. Pages 34 & 35




MUSIC: Pages 36 & 37

DINO THE SINGING GONDOLIER: But there will only be one or two more performances. Link is on page 36 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.





OH WHAT A DIFFERENCE 47 YEARS MAKE:
Check out Canadian folksinger Gordon Lightfoot singing “If You Could Read My Mind” in the 1970s and Gordon at 81 years of age singing it in 2020. Links on pages 36-37 or click HERE to watch the 1970s version on YouTube and HERE to watch the 2020 version on Facebook.





CARTOONS:
The mail must go through, doesn’t it? Pages 37
-52






Ex-Alderman Newsletter 440 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 385

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



OOPS! WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET: Made a location mistake last week. See what it really was. Pages 1 & 2





WHERE HAS ALL THE MONEY GONE? That question did not need answering at the Town and Country Ways and Means Commission meeting. They all knew what happened to the reserve. Pages 2-5

WHERE HAS ALL THE MONEY GONE PART 2:
The case of giving money back. Pages 5 & 6




THE MINUTES OF THE SECRET ALDERMANIC MEETING:
We don’t need no stinking virtual meetings. We don’t need no stinking recorded meeting for the public. Pages 7-9






AUGUST 10 TOWN AND COUNTRY BOARD OF ALDERMAN MEETING:
My BS meter went off several times. Pages 9-14






MAYOR WANTS TO FIX CITY CODE AND DO IT AS DIFFICULT AS POSSIBLE: Pages 9-11


DALTON THE KING OF SECRETS: Mayor wants alderpersons comments off the record. Page 11






CHURCH BUILDING EXPANSION APPROVED:
Pages 11 & 12





ALDERWOMAN HOLMAN WANTED CONTINUANCE DUE TO THUNDER ON REQUEST FOR BACKYARD BUILDING FOR WORKSHOP AND LATER POOL HOUSE: New homeowner wants permission for a pool house but does not have a pool or construction plans for a pool. Pam Holman want to continue matter because she heard thunder. Pages 12 & 13




ALDERWOMAN HOLMAN WANTS FEWER STORMWATER REVIEWS:
The mayor thinks it is a “terrific idea.” Pages 13 & 14






A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMISSION IS NOT HAPPY WITH MAYOR OR BOARD OF ALDERMEN: He sent out an email that was a public record because he sent it to elected officials and city staff. Pages 14 & 15





TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE OFFICER RETIRES AFTER 30 YEARS OF SERVICE: Page 15





SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS, WILL THEY VANISH? THE POLICE AND PARKWAY SCHOOLS ARE TAKING DIFFERENT POSITIONS: Pages 16-18

EVERYTHING IS UP TO DATE IN CHESTERFIELD! Or is it? Three years isn’t that long ago or is it? Read what Chesterfield is posting as “NEWS” on its website. Pages 18-20








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
See where officers the fire trucks responded for floods, see who was arrested and where the crimes were happening when it wasn’t flooding. Pages 20-34











MUSIC
: Dean Christopher as Gondolier Dino. Link is on page 25 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.







JAZZ IN FINLAND:
Oscar Peterson and Clark Terry are super cool 55 years ago.  Link is on page 25 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.
 






SECURITY AGENT UPDATE:
Page 36


CARTOONS:
Pages 37-46





Ex-Alderman Newsletter 439 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 384

August 8, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


CITY HAS TO PAY LEGAL FEES IN FAILED EMINENT DOMAIN ATTEMPT TO TAKE PART OF THE PROPERTY AT CLAYTON AND BALLAS:
See how much the city paid when revenue is vanishing. Pages 1 & 2






IS THIS A GOOD IDEA OR A REALLY BAD IDEA?
Town and Country is allowing open houses at Longview Park when social distancing is discouraged during a pandemic. Pages 2-7




BOARD OF ALDERMEN SNUB THE SMARTEST PEOPLE IN TOWN, APPARENTLY CLAIMING THEY ARE NOT SO SMART: After Mayor Jon Dalton proclaimed members of the Ways and Means Commission were the smartest people in Town and Country, the apparent dummies on the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously opposite of the Ways and Means Commission regarding a very modest 10 cent property tax. Pages 7 & 8



VACATIONERS RETURN HOME TO FIND HOUSE BROKEN INTO:
Page 8












THE COVID-19 100 MPH CLUB PART 2:
This is our second report of people doing 100 MPH or more thanks to the reduced traffic on roads due to the pandemic. See who the members of the 100 MPH club are and how fast they were going. Pages 9-23








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: The officer who provides the arrest information on cases is on vacation. We will have that information next week. However, we do have plenty of information on what was happening last week. Pages 24-26





CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Pages 26-29

PROPOSAL FOR VILLAS AT THE FORMER LOCATION OF NURSING HOME ON OLIVE WAS WITHDRAWN: Pages 26 & 27





DOWNTOWN CHESTERFIELD DEVELOPMENT ON NORTHWEST SIDE OF MALL GETS FIRST READING:
Pages 27 & 28







BAD GOVERNMENT DESPITE A GOOD SERVICE PROVIDER: The city council does not want open bids for trash service (for the last 21 years). Pages 28 & 29






MANTOVANI DOES IT AGAIN:
Yeah, he lost for the second time in a row, but he also hid where he lives. Pages 29 & 30







MUSIC:
Dino is still on the water. Link is on page 30 or click HERE to watch the video on Facebook now.






IN CASE YOU MISS A COUNTY FAIR: Rosemary Clooney, the Hi-Los and Mel Torne take you to one. Link is on page 30 or click HERE to watch it on YouTube now.

CARTOONS: Trump led the way, but we did find a couple on Biden. Pages 31-39



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 438 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 383

August 1, 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 JUNE AND YTD CRIME STATS: See what crimes are up and what one have gone down during the pandemic. Pages 1-3







THE JUNE LEGAL BILL:
A commercial baking operation in a home with no need for a city license and Alderman Lindsey Butler’s sunshine requests appear to be the two biggest items. Pages 3-7





EITHER MAYOR DALTON AND THE ENTIRE BOARD OF ALDERMEN BELIEVED COVID-19 WAS TAKING SATURDAY OFF OR THEY DID NOT WANT ANYONE TO ATTEND THEIR ANNUAL SATURDAY MEETING. LET’S KEEP IT A SECRET! Pages 7 & 8




FINANCE CHART:
The one thing that is available is Finance Director Pam Reitz’s charts on the budget, the impact of COVID-19 and the costs to homeowners if the Fire District annexed the city. There is no audio of Pam’s presentation. Pages 8-11





COVID-19 STOPPING MUNICIPAL COURT REVENUE FOR CHESTERFIELD AND TOWN AND COUNTRY:
See the drop in court revenue. Page 11





FACTS, WE DON’T NEED NO STINKIN' FACTS: On Tuesday July 28, the Fire Contract Task Force met and was fed useless information that was 16 and 18 years old. It was a total waste of time. Pages 11-13






JUST WHAT THE RESIDENTS WERE NOT PROMISED:
The third store is about to open at the Town Square. It is exactly what alderpersons said they did not want. Page 14





TAX INCREASE FOR 2020 THANKS TO
DALTON’S $10M TOWN SQUARE AS IT COMES BACK TO HAUNT HOMEOWNERS WITH A CITY PROPERTY TAX: Read how the vote went for a small property tax and read who the only NO vote was at the Ways and Means Meeting. Pages 14 & 15



MAYOR DALTON CALLED OUT ALL THE OTHER RESIDENTS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY AS NOT BEING AS SMART AS THE EIGHT MEMBERS ON THE WAYS & MEANS COMMISSION: Pages 15-17






EMAILS FROM A RECENT ALDERPERSON:
Somehow we received a number of emails from this recent alderwoman. Here are a few of those. Pages 17-21






THE COUNTY EXEC’S NEW PANDEMIC RULES FORCES MAYOR NATION TO CANCEL COUNCIL MEETING AT CITY HALL IN FAVOR OF ZOOM
: Pages 21 & 22












CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read where the action was last week. Pages 23-32












SCHOETTLER ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:
Pages 32 & 33









COVID-19 CASES AT AREA NURSING HOMES:
Page 33







MUSIC: Gondolier Dino does one of his biggest hits, acapella. Link on page 34 or click HERE to watch if on Facebook now.





A GUY FROM WEST MEMPHIS ARKANSAS WITH OLIVIA de HAVILLAND:
Stacy Ward McAdams, maybe not the best voice, but one of the most entertaining piano bar performers I have ever seen. Pages 34 & 35


CARTOONS: Pages 36-43




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 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 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 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
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