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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 365 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 310

January 20, 2019 -- It's a typical St. Louis winter. Mild and sunny one day and winter storm warning the next. But one thing's consistent; the news from Snoburbia keeps coming down like a blizzard.



MEYLAND-SM ITH AND WRIGHT WITHDRAW FROM APRIL BALLOT AT THE LAST MINUTE: Longtime Daltonites, Fred “Tax Cheat” Meyland-Smith and Lynn “Grouch” Wright both withdrew from April City Ballot hours before the deadline. Read the details. Pages 1-3

AN EARLY BIRD ARRIVED IN MY MAILBOX ON MONDAY: Pages 3 & 4

TOWN AND COUNTRY CRIME REPORT:

DECEMBER ARRESTS: Read who was arrested from December 8 to January 2. Pages 4 & 5

2018 POLICE STATS: These are the stats for police activity in 2018. Page 5

2018 TOWN AND COUNTRY CRIME REPORT: This is the Uniform Crime Report filed with the FBI. Read what crimes were committed and how many were solved. Pages 5-9



MORE CHARGES FOR GATED SUBDIVISION CRIMINAL: Kalaun Gray who lives in the gated subdivision of Cedar Springs has been arrested twice more and has two probation violations pending. Read the latest. Pages 9-13



MORE TOWN SQUARE COSTS:
Pages 13-16

FRED ATTACKS PEOPLE THAT THINK THE TOWN SQUARE PROJECT IS A WASTE OF MONEY: Pages 16 & 17

NEXT, FRED MEYLAND-SMITH IS AGAINST PEOPLE WHO CAN’T COME TO ALDERMANIC MINUTES VIEWING THE MEETINGS ONLINE: Page 17

DIRECTOR OF SERVICE RESIGNS: Craig Wilde has resigned. Was he forced out or just had enough BS? Pages 18

TOWN & COUNTRY OUTSTANDING BILLS SHOW DEER CULLING ABOUT TO START: Page18

OUT OF THE CAR WASH AND INTO THE ITALIAN RESTAURANT: The mainstream media got the facts wrong on the hole in the wall at Rich & Charlie’s. Read the facts and see some photos. Pages 19-21

NINE-YEAR-OLD GIRL STOPS HER MOTHER FROM
KILLING HER TWO BROTHERS: Read the facts in the case and the court charging documents on how mom’s attempt to murder her three kids was stopped by her nine-year-old daughter. Pages 21-24

THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what was happening. Due to a computer format change the names of arrested persons for five days were omitted. That has been corrected and they will be included in next week’s report. Pages 25-28

CHESTERFIELD POLICE AND CRIME STATS FOR 2018: Read how much crime happened in 2018 and how most crime rates were down. Traffic crashes were also down, while citations were up. Pages 28 & 29

IN CHESTERFIELD LIKE TOWN AND COUNTRY CANDIDATES TAKE THEIR NAMES OFF THE BALLOT: See who bailed and what one race remains contested. Pages 29 & 30

MAYOR DEMANDS TO KNOW WHY CHAIR OF PLANNING AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE VOTED NO: This was at a Planning and Public Works meeting and was over a vote concerning a proposed apartment complex. Read the details, the reasons for two “no” votes and the Mayor demanding answers. Pages 30-33

MOSQUITO V HONEYBEE: The issue of residents saying to heck with stopping West Nile Virus, Encephalitis and other illnesses, save our backyard honey! Pages 33 & 34


OH THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL SO GIVE ME ANOTHER DRINK BEFORE I DRIVE HOME: During last week’s blizzard across Missouri 70% of the arrests by the Missouri Highway Patrol were for DWI. Read the details. Pages 34 & 35



MEDIA: IT IS TIME FOR A NEW PHOTO!
Read the rest of the story behind a 12-year-old photograph the Post-Dispatch keeps using about train service. Pages 35-37

MEDIA: SOMEONE BESIDES ME HAS NO LOVE FOR KSDK: Read the response from someone who took photos of the Delmar Loop Trolley crash when media outlets asked for permission to use them. Pages 37-40

2-YEARS IN A ROW THE VEILED PROPHET TEENAGE QUEEN OF LOVE AND BEAUTY (sometimes maybe more love than beauty) WAS NOT FROM LADUE: See this year and last year’s queen and see the breakdown of what high schools the maids of honor attended. Pages 40-42

CARTOONS: Pages 42-48


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 364 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 309

January 13, 2019 -- It's a snowy weekend in Snoburbia, but that doesn't stop John Hoffmann's take on the latest news including:

SUNSHINE REQUESTS FILED WITH THE CITY: Most of the requests are routine ones filed by me that the staff handle without delay. But out of 10 requests filed in November (eight by me and two by the Ward Two alderwomen), the city attorney billed the city nine times for reviewing them. See what the requests were and what the city attorney’s bill was. Pages 1-3

TOWN & COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD DEER-VEHICLE CRASH INFORMATION FOR 2018: Read where all the deer crashes were for December and 2018 (Chesterfield’s list doesn’t start until May 11.) Pages 3-6

OTHER DEER-VEHICLE CRASHES IN MISSOURI WITH INJURIES: Pages 6-9



TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT/LAWYER CARJACKED AFTER LEAVING AREA BAR: Read the details. Pages 9-12

A CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS FROM WARD 1 RACE: Read the details. Pages 12 & 13



MUD PARK…EH…I MEAN DOG PARK UPDATE: A project manager for the County Parks called me after our last article on the flooded section of the Queeny Park Dog Park and possibly because of County Councilman Tim Fitch’s interest in the issue. Read what we were told. Pages 13-15

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Catch up on what the Chesterfield Police had to deal with last week. Pages 15-19

CHESTERFIELD MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN PHELPS COUNTY: Pages 19 & 20

CHESTERFIELD OFFICER CHASES FELONY THIEF ONTO I-64 AND THE SAVES HER FROM BEING RUN OVER AFTER SHE FALLS: We first reported this November theft incident in Chesterfield Valley on November 25. We now have more details thanks to court documents that showed how one officer chased a suspect on foot and then saved her. Pages 20-24

BETTER TOGETHER NOT ON THE AGENDA BUT THE TOPIC OF PROPOSED COUNTY-CITY MERGER DOMINATED DISCUSSION AT LAST CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Page 24-27

FROM GRIZZLY ADAMS TO THE HARDY BOYS: Page 27

CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT AND UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SENIOR COULD MAKE A GOOD POLITICIAN. HIS FACTS WERE JUST A LITTLE OFF: Pages 28-29

CANDIDATE FILES AGAINST BARB MCGUINNESS IN WARD 1: Pages 29-31


JUST PRIOR TO CLOSE OF FILING THERE IS NO RACE IN THE MONARCH FIRE DISTRICT: Pages 31 & 32

WESLEY BELL SHOWS HE HAS NO EXPERIENCE FOR THE JOB: Pages 32 & 33


RESTAURANT REVIEW: We checked out Chesterfield’s favorite Mexican restaurant and then went to a cheap national chain for one of our favorites. Pages 33-37

CARTOONS: Pages 37-42


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 363 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 308

January 6, 2019 -- It's a new year and time for the next weekly dose of News from Snoburbia:



FIRST HOUSE FOR NEW SUBDIVISION: See the plans for the first of six house to be built off Barrett Station Road in Town and Country. Pages 1 & 2



WELCOME TO THE DOG SWAMP: Some call it the Queeny Park Dog Park but for regulars it is a place for unintentional mud baths and the County Park Department is refusing to fix it. Pages 2-4

WE GET A BREAKDOWN OF CITY ATTORNEY’S BILL: Last week we reviewed the bill presented by the city’s contract law firm and saw over 1/3 of the work was not itemized or documented. We filed a Sunshine Request for the itemized bill. After review we still had questions. Read the bill and our questions. Pages 4-7

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING HER MOTHER AT MOM’S TOWN & COUNTRY HOME: Read the details and see photos of the arrest. Pages 7-9

LADUE DOCTOR ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO KILL HIS WIFE: Read the details from the court files. See photos of the crime scene, the doctor’s mug shot and photos of the previously happy couple. Pages 9-13

MONARCH FIRE DIDN’T UPDATE ITS WEBSITE GIVING THE IMPRESSION THAT SANTA WAS COMING BACK TO TOWN: We could only guess that he was returning on December 28 to either take complaints about 2018 presents or get early requests for 2019. Pages 13 & 14



FOR SEVERAL DAYS THE CITY OF CHESTERFIELD WEBSITE WAS REQUIRING THE PUBLIC TO USE PASSWORDS: Pages 14 & 15

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what kind of calls the cops were dealing with over the holidays. Pages 15-20

NO DWIs ON NEW YEAR’S EVE! THE TIMES THEY ARE CHANGING! Page 20

SHOPLIFTER JUST OUT OF PRISON FOR BURGLARY PUNCHES MACY’S
STORE DETECTIVE: Page 21

FRANKLIN COUNTY THIEF WITH NUMEROUS PENDING CHARGES GETS CAUGHT IN CHESTERFIELD SHOPLIFTING AT WALMART: Pages 21 & 22

DWI DRIVER CRASHES INTO JEEP ON I-64 AND SENDS TWO TEENAGERS TO HOSPITAL: Pages 22 & 23

DRUGS, DRUGGED DRIVING AND ASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER: Concerned about an employee, staff at PF Chang’s called the police about a suspicious car on the parking lot. Read what happened next. Pages 24 & 25

DEER CRASHES SENDING PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL AROUND THE STATE: The Missouri Highway Patrol only lists injury and fatal crashes worked by troopers. Here are some deer-vehicle related crashes from the last week that sent people to the hospital. Next week we hope to have the year end deer
crash reports for Town and country and Chesterfield. Pages 25-27

CASABLANCA, THE 77-YEAR-OLD MOVIE COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU: It is a classic and too many people under 40 have not seen it, just quoted from it. This week it is being shown three times at two theaters in St. Louis County. Pages 27-30


KPLR NEWSCAST WHERE I WAS LIED TO BY THE ANCHOR AND THE WEATHER LADY: Read my email to the station. (BTW, I never got a response.) Pages 30 & 31

CARTOONS: Pages 31- 38





Drunks and Thieves 2018: Part 9
 
December 31, 2018 -- It's time to close out 2018 with the ninth and final edition of Drunks and Thieves for the year:

DRUNK DRIVER PLAYS GAME AND WON’T BLOW INTO BREATHALYZER MOUTHPIECE: Pages 1-3

MALL JANITOR LIKED THEM, SO HE STOLE THEM: Chesterfield prosecutor Tim Englemeyer and Judge Rick Brunk then discriminated against the suspect for not hiring a lawyer. Despite no past criminal record without a lawyer, Chesterfield Court refuses to give a probation sentence or an amended non-criminal charge. Pages 3 & 4

DRUNK DRIVER HAS ACCIDENT, FLEES SCENE BUT LEAVES HIS FRONT BUMPER AND LICENSE PLATE: Pages 4-7

A CALL RESULTS IN A MOUNTAIN OF POLICE WORK, A 39-PAGE POLICE REPORT AND FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR CRIMES IN CHESTERFIELD AND ELSEWHERE: Pages 7-11

CHESTERFIELD POLICE OFFICER HELPS SOLVE TOWN AND COUNTRY THEFT CASE AS MUNICIPAL PROSECUTORS REFUSING TO DO THEIR JOB KEEPS FELONY CHARGES FROM BEING ISSUED: Pages 11-13

DRUNK DRIVER PASSED OUT ON I-64 RAMP TO MASON ROAD, HAS A LAWYER AND IS ACTUALLY CONVICTED WITH A PUBLIC RECORD, FINE AND POINTS: Pages 13 & 14

FORE! EX-CON GOLF CLUB THIEF PLAYS THROUGH TWICE AT GOLF GALAXY AND STEALS IN CHESTERFIELD AND ONCE AT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS IN SOUTH COUNTY: Pages 14-17

DRUNK DRIVER ARRESTED FOR FOURTH DWI WITH A 10-YEAR REVOCATION OF HIS LICENSE AND GETS PROBATION AGAIN: Pages 17-20

22-YEAR-OLD FROM GEORGIA WITH NINE COUNTERFEIT CREDIT CARDS AND A FAKE CONNECTICUT DRIVERS’ LICENSE FINDS HIS WAY TO CHESTERFIELD: Pages 20-22

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 362 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 307

December 30, 2018 -- It may be the holiday season, but the news from Snoburbia never takes a holiday. In this week's edition:

EX-CON JUST OUT OF FEDERAL PRISON AND CONNECTED TO THE MISTAKEN FIREBOMBING OF A SOUTH COUNTY WIDOW’S HOME ARRESTED BY TOWN & COUNTRY FOR DWI: With parents living in Town and Country, Michael Saracino gets arrested again. Pages 1-3



PUBLIC WORKS & STORMWATER COMMISSION APPROVES LAURA LAKES $800,000 STORM WATER PROJECT: Pages 3 & 4

REAL ESTATE: A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! Property on Mason Road saved from bulldozers. Pages 5 & 6

KIDDIE PORN MAKER’S FEDERAL CASE ABOUT TO BE A YEAR OLD. HE MOVES IN WITH THIS TOWN AND COUNTRY PARENTS: Pages 6 & 7

DEER CULLING INTO APRIL? It was what the contract said, but it is not reality. Pages 7 & 8

TOWN AND COUNTRY’S CITY ATTORNEY CONTINUES TO FAIL TO SAY WHAT HE IS BILLING THE CITY FOR ON MONTHLY BILL: Pages 8 & 9

A THIRD CANDIDATE ENTERS RACE AGAINST FRED “TAX CHEAT” MEYLAND-SMITH: Pages 9 & 10

THINGS I CAN RELATE TO AT CITY HALL MEETINGS: Pages 10 & 11

WHEN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW MENTIONED LIBERTY MISSOURI, THEY LOST ME: Pages 11-13

COMP PLAN COMMITTEE HEARS ABOUT TREES, BUT DOESN’T HEAR ABOUT A LACK OF ENFORCEMENT. THEN ONE MEMBER PAINTS HIMSELF WITH THE “STUPID BRUSH”: Pages 13 & 14

YOU ARE ALMOST FOUR TIMES OVER THE LEGAL LIMIT AND DRIVING ON TWO FLAT TIRES AND IN CHESTERFIELD YOU GET PROBATION: Pages 15-18


ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME… CRASH! Pages 18 & 19

DWI CHESTERFIELD TRAILER PARK RESIDENT WHO KILLED CHESTERFIELD MAN IN CRASH GETS PRISON TERM: Pages 19 & 20

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what was happening on the days before Christmas. Pages 20-25

CHRISTMAS TIME DRUNK DRIVERS: Read about three Chesterfield cases involving people arrested for DWI with past DWI or Drug convictions. Pages 25-27

TRIO HITS CHESTERFIELD BANK WITH FORGED CHECKS AND BANK CARD FROM COLUMBIA, MISSOURI: Pages 27 & 28

OPERATOR OF CHESTERFIELD PUMPKIN PATCH WHO STOLE OVER $79,000 IN PUMPKINS FROM ILLINOIS FARMER HAS FELONY CASE DRAG INTO 15 MONTHS AFTER THE CRIME: Pages 28 & 29

MISSOURI HIGHWAY PATROL INJURY CRASHES INVOLVING DEER AND OTHER ANIMALS: It wasn’t just deer sending people to the hospital in rural Missouri. Pages 29 & 30

ART AT LONGVIEW! HELP I’M GETTING DIZZY! See why. Pages 30 & 31

SELL OUTS FOR CHRISTMAS CONCERTS: Page 32

THE LUMINARIES OF MASON VALLEY: Page 33

SECURITY AGENT ALWAYS ON WATCH: Even on R&R, the lookout is there for squirrels and deer or even slice of hot dogs. Page 33
 
NOTICED AT THE GROCERY STORE: Pages 34 & 35

CARTOONS: Pages 36-43




Drunks and Thieves 2018: Part 8

December 26, 2018 -- It's time for the eighth edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2018. In this edition:

DRUNK DRIVER ALL OVER THE ROAD LEAVES COURTROOM WITH NO POINTS BUT IS FINED FOR ILLEGAL PARKING: Pages 1 & 2

WIFE ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING HER HUSBAND AND GRANDMOTHER: Pages 3 & 4



BARTENDER IN ONE-CAR ACCIDENT; TOTALS CAR AND FLEES SCENE! Pages 4-7

FAILURE TO PAY FOR GAS; CASE SPANS OVER SIX YEARS: Pages 7-9

WITNESS STOPS 23-YEAR-OLD DRUNK DRIVER FROM LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT. DRUNK IN A MERCEDES WAS SPEEDING AND WEAVING ON I-64 AND ON EXIT RAMP. SHE PLEADS GUILTY AND GETS NO POINTS AND NO FINE: The Chesterfield prosecutor, judge and even city attorney threw public safety out the window on this case. Pages 9-11


SHOPLIFTER STEALS LOW-END DRESS AND GETS HIGH END FINE. CHESTERFIELD MUNICIPAL COURT DISCRIMINATED AGAINST SUSPECT FOR NOT HIRING A LAWYER: Pages 12-14

WOMAN TARGETS TARGET: Pages 14 & 15

TROY MISSOURI MAN STEALS TOOLS FROM LOWES; CLAIMS HE HAD NEVER STOLEN ANYTHING BEFORE: Pages 15-17


A NIGHT OF ULTIMATE FIGHTING ON TV IN A BAR LED TO PARKING LOT FIGHT: Pages 17-19

VERY DRUNK CUSTOMER AT THE HAUS PIZZA AND PUB JOINT GOES NUTS AFTER BEING CUT OFF: The drunk also threatened to assault police officers who responded to him fighting on the parking lot. Pages 19-21


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 361 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 306

December 23, 2018 -- It may be the holiday season, but the news from Snoburbia never takes a holiday. In this week's edition:

TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE STATS AND CHESTERFIELD POLICE & CRIME STATS FOR NOVEMBER: Check out the numbers for November. Pages 1 & 2

THREE TIME CHESTERFIELD DRUNK DRIVER REFUSES TO TAKE BREATH TEST. SEARCH WARRANT FOR BLOOD SHOWS HE IS DRUNK. NO CONVICTION, JUST SPECIAL SCHOOL: Read the latest court documents. Pages 2-5

TOWN AND COUNTRY WARD 1 RACE GOES THREE-WAYS: Pages 5 & 6



TOWN SQUARE UPDATE: See current photos of the progress on the “Mayor Jon Dalton Memorial Cash Cow.” Pages 7 & 8

LOCAL 21-YEAR-OLD DRUG DEALER ARRESTED THREE TIMES IN SIX WEEKS HAS $26,600 SEIZED: Read about the exciting summer of 2018 for local drug dealer Nolan Borgsmiller from court documents. Pages 9-15

THREE TIMES ARRESTED IN CHESTERFIELD FOR STEALING. FELONY CONVICTION AND PROBATION APPARENTLY HAD NO EFFECT: Pages 15 & 16

SILVER BELLS, SHOTGUN SHELLS, ITS HOLD-UP TIME IN THE CITY: Okay, we are talking aggressive shoplifters who can’t stay away from Chesterfield, but I just wanted to use part of the first verse of my rewrite of Silver Bells to a more urban setting. One of the “Victoria’s Secret Seven” was arrested when she returned with four others for more stealing. Pages 16-18

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read where the criminals and cops were and what was up last week. Pages18-22

42-YEAR-OLD CHESTERFIELD MAN ASSAULTS MAN AT KIDS’ BASKETBALL GAME AT YMCA: Pages 22 & 23

31-YEAR-OLD CHESTERFIELD MAN ARRESTED BY HIGHWAY PATROL FOR FELONY POSSESSION OF DRUGS: Pages 23 & 24



CHESTERFIELD PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE GETS MUNI COURT GOING ONLINE UPDATE AND THEN SORT OF – KIND OF – DEALS WITH DEER AND RETAIL THEFT, AS THE B.S STARTS TO FILL THE ROOM: Pages 24-28

SUPREME COURT DECISION ON CHESTERFIELD SALES TAX APPEAL PUSHED BACK TO JANUARY: Page 28

MISSOURI HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTS ON DEER CRASHES: Just three injury crashes involving deer this week and two were motorcyclists vs. deer. Pages 28 & 29

REAL ESTATE: Almost $3,000,000 gets you a 94 year-old frame house on a quarter-acre with a totem pole. Pages 29 & 30

CHRISTMAS CARDS 2: A second set of handmade unique Christmas Cards were made. See a few of those. Pages 30 & 31

CHRISTMAS FROM LONG, LONG AGO: See how Marion Berry almost killed two women in a car, one of the drunkest drivers I ever arrested, the smartest dog we ever knew, bad sports jackets for children, a six-year-old in a police uniform and from the 1930s a speed skater I knew. Pages 31-37

THE SINGING COWBOYS AND CHRISTMAS: Gene v Roy. Pages 37 & 38

RESTAURANT REVIEW: LoRusso’s Cucina. Pages 39-43

CARTOONS: This week most of the cartoons have a holiday flavor. Pages 43-50


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 360 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 305

December 16, 2018 -- What's the latest from Snoburbia? It's in John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter. Among the items in this week's edition:

A MONTH’S WORTH OF ARRESTS: Read what the arrests were in Town and Country between Halloween and Thanksgiving weekend. Page 1



LAST LOADS IN THE LAST DAYS: Photos of one of the final loads out of the AKC Museum of the Dog as it moves from Town and Country to Manhattan in downtown New York. Page 2

ALDERMEN PASS RESOLUTION TO FIND OUTSIDE FIRM TO AUDIT PUBLIC WORKS AND PLANNING DEPARTMENTS: Pages 3-5



THE SID
EWALK/TRAIL FIASCO: We obtained billing to the city so far which stopped on October 8. Pages 5-7

2019 BUDGET PASSES WITH ONE NO VOTE: Read who voted NO and why. Page 7

 MORE MONEY TO BRINKMAN ON THE TOWN SQUARE PROJECT: Page 8

FRED “TAX CHEATER” MEYLAND-SMITH TURNS INTO A HORSE’S ASS: Pages 8 & 9

TOWN AND COUNTRY CANDIDATES FOR THE APRIL ELECTION: Read who filed and get some background info. Pages 9-17

LETTERS: (well actually emails). Page 18

CHESTERFIELD MALL INVADERS GET A CASH FINE FOR LITTERING AFTER TRYINGTO BREAK INTO CLOSED BUSINESSES: What else is new when reading about Chesterfield Municipal Court justice. Pages 18-20

 DRIVER FLEES OVER 2 MILES AFTER HITTING A CAR. HE LEAVES COURT WITH A PUBLIC CONVICTION OF ILLEGAL PARKING: Pages 20-23

THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read
what the police had to deal with last week. Pages 24-27
 
ENJOY THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BEFORE I SHOOT YOU: Chesterfield homeowner and well known hot air balloon pilot flourished a gun at some Ding-Dong Ditch kids and then people in a car out looking at Christmas lights. Pages 27 & 28



EATHERTON ROAD EARLY ICE SPOT: Page 29

CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL ELECTION FILINGS: Pages 30-33



DEER RELATED VEHICLE CRASHES HANDLED BY THE HIGHWAY PATROL INVOLVING INJURIES: Pages 33-35



SANTA ON A FIRE TRUCK: See the schedule of the Monarch Fire Protection District driving Santa to visit neighborhoods. Pages 35-37

SAMMY, DEAN AND FRANK ARE COMING TO TOWN: Go see the best Christmas Show in town, at least the best if you remember Sammy, Dean, Frank, John Wayne, Kurt Douglas, Henry Fonda, Jerry Lewis and others. Page 38

CHRISTMAS JAZZ AT THE BISTRO: Two nights of The Duke Ellington Nutcracker followed by two nights of a Very Manley Christmas. Page 39

AGAIN OUR STORY ON ONE OF THE BEST CHRISTMAS ALBUMS EVER: While you read this repeated story, play a couple of cuts or listen to the whole album. Pages 40-43


NEW LYRICS TO AN OLD SONG BANNED ON SOME RADIO STATIONS: Pages 43 & 44 (Click HERE to watch video now on Facebook.)

CARTOONS: Pages 45-54


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 359 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 304

December 9, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

TOWN AND COUNTRY’S LAW FIRM SEND BILLS WITOUT A BREAK DOWN OF WORK DONE: Strange as it may seem Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe keep sending monthly legal bills to the City of Town and Country without itemizing what they did. Last month they submitted a bill where $4,900 in billing was not explained. The aldermen all voted to approve the bill. We filed Sunshine requests and got the information. Pages 1-3 

CHESTERFIELD LEGAL BILLS ITEMIZED: A retired money man suggested we obtain a legal bill submitted by the Chesterfield City Attorney and see how it compared to Town and Country bills. We picked the shortest recent bill. Every hour was itemized, unlike Town and Country’s. Please don’t fall asleep reading these bills. Pages 3-7

FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY: Town and Country Police Lt. Michael Defoe will be gone for 10 weeks starting in January. We look back at the main reason why J. Edgar Hoover started the National Academy and we also obtained a list of what countries will be sending officers to this latest class. Pages 7 & 8

LAWYER FOUND GUILTY OF DRAG RACING AND KILLING 73-YEAR-OLD GRANDMOTHER ON LINDBERGH BLVD HAS 4 YEAR SENTENCE REDUCED TO 60 DAYS ON WEEKENDS: Pages 9-11

37 MPH OVER THE LIMIT IS NO BIG DEAL FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY PROSECUTOR
AND NEW COUNTY JUDGE: Pages 11 & 12

102 MPH SAME JUDGE DIFFERENT OUTCOME: Page 13

CHESTERFIELD
POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the Chesterfield Police were dealing with last week. It was a surprisingly light blotter considering the Christmas shoplifting season should be in full swing. Pages 14-16

MORE TROUBLE AT HARPO’S: Page 16

OVERDOSE DEATH AT CHESTERFIELD HOME: Pages 16 & 17



THREE YEARS AFTER SPITTING ON A NURSE AT ST. LUKES AND THREATENING TO KICK HER ASS, SUSPECT WITH A LONG RECORD IS SENTENCED TO PROBATION BY CHESTERFILED MUNICIPAL COURT: Read all the other pending cases against Jameisha Simmons. It appeared as if she had no money the municipal judge could squeeze out of her. Pages 17-19

 I NO LONGER BELIEVE THE DEER-VEHICLE CRASH STATS PUT OUT BY THE TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE. I HAVE A GOOD REASON NOT TO: Read why and see the alleged deer-car crash stats for November and 2018 to date. Pages 19-25

CHESTERFIELD DEER REPORTS: Read where deer in Chesterfield were hit by vehicles and died on fences. Pages 25-28

HIGHWAY PATROL DEER-RELATED CRASHES: The rut season is slowing down and there are only
two deer-related vehicle crashes involving injuries handled by the highway patrol. Pages 29 & 30

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Pat Connolly’s Tavern. Pages 30-33

THE INVASIONS OF OLD SANTAS: Pages 34 & 35

CARTOONS: Pages 36-42



Listed by date, newest first
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
 
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
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

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 full story.

Click here to download the entire judgment.
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.
Deer Reports

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


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.
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 Sidewalk Project Emails

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 fist.)

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
Monarch Fire Chief
Chuck Marsonette
Felony Charges


Charges Against Chuck Marsonette, June 30, 2017

Statement of Charges Against Marsonette, June, 2017

Probable Cause Statement
Against Monarch Fire Chief
Wayne "Chuck" Marsonette for Felony Theft from a Previous Employer, August 2, 2016.

Statement of Charges Against Marsonette.
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
Town Square

Town Square Costs, August 17, 2018

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 September 19, 2018.
 

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


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


The Slider House, 8-27-17


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


Das Bevo (The Bevo Mill), 6-2-17


King Edwards, 5-25-17


Twisted Tree, 5-18-17


Schneithorst's, 5-10-17


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


Charlie Gittos, 4-4-15


McCormick and Schmick's, 3-16-15


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