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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 304 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 249

November 20, 2017 -- 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:

MAYOR AND STAFF PULL A FAST ONE AND MORE DEER MANAGEMENT FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE ROAD FUND TO AVOID SHOWING RED INK: The entire Town and Country budget is covered in red ink. At its first presentation it did not include salary increases, and the $220,000 for Deer Management had been moved from the General Fund where it had been for eight years, to the Road Fund. This is so Mayor Dalton can tell residents the city’s General Fund is in the black. More importantly the $5,200,000 for the Town Square project was not in the budget. Read the real numbers. Pages 1-4

TOWN SQUARE PASSES WITH SALE OF LAND TO BRINKMANN DEVELOPMENT: It was like a Twilight Zone Episode. Two alderpersons voicing concern and opposition over parts of the Town Square, especially the money then voted for it on the same day. Pages 4-7

DRUNKS AND THIEVES 2017 PART 6: Part Six of this year’s Drunks and Thieves has been posted on the homepage of the website. Scroll down the right column or click HERE to download it now.

SEPTEMBER POLICE ACTIVITY AND CRIME STATS FROM TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD: They speak for themselves, but we couldn’t help but add a couple of comments. Pages 7 & 8

"I HAVEN’T HAD ANYTHING TO DRINK. I DIDN’T KNOW I WAS DOING 80 MPH." THOSE TWO STATEMENTS ARE PART OF DWI REPORT OF 19-YEAR-OLD DRIVER FROM ST. PETERS: Apparently rum and Cokes don’t count as "drinks." Page 9

70-YEAR-OLD WOMAN ON NEW YEARS-EVE FALLING DOWN DRUNK HAD MOTORISTS CALLING THE POLICE ABOUT HER DRIVING WHILE SHE CALLED POLICE OFFICERS ASSHOLES: Pages 9-11

SOMEONE WITH A WELL KNOWN NAME IN MISSOURI ARRESTED FOR DWI BY TROOPERS AND BROUGHT TO THE TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE DEPARTMENT: Pages 11-13

TURKEY TROT: Will the mayor be there as a turkey? Page 14

TIME FOR SKIP MANGE TO HANG EM UP: The president of the board of aldermen tried to introduce a Democrat State Senator from Creve Coeur at a recent meeting. Only she wasn’t there. See who was. Pages 14 & 15

CHESTERFIELD’S THIRD FINANCE DIRECTOR IN A YEAR IS FROM IOWA: From Iowan Meredith Wilson:

Oh, there's nothing halfway
About the Iowa way to treat you,
When we treat you
Which we may not do at all.

So what is he doing coming down here? Read who it is. Pages 16 & 17

COUNCILWOMAN MCGUINNESS TRIES TO MAKE SOME BUDGET CUTS WITH MIXED RESULTS: Read how much was saved. Pages 17-20



DREDGING THE SUBDIVISION’S WATER RETENTION POND (called a lake by some) AND WHERE TO PUT THE SILT HAS A SUBDIVISION DIVIDED: Read where and see the photos. Pages 20-22

A MEMO FROM THE CHESTERFIELD CITY ADMINISTRATOR AND CHAIR OF THE CHESTERFIELD VALLEY TDD BOARD: Read the memo from Mike Geisel to elected officials about the TDD election. Page 22

LAWYER REPRESENTING CHESTERFIELD VALLEY COMPANY CALLS ALL THE EMPLOYEES “IDIOTS” AT PUBLIC MEETING: He however is on the board of Better Together. Who is a bigger idiot? Pages 22-24

CHESTERFIELD RESIDENTS AND A TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT ALL RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR FELONY DRUG CHARGES: Read who, what drugs and where the arrests were. Pages 24-31

CHESTERFIELD MAN EMPLOYED AT CHESTERFIELD WALMART ARRESTED BY CHESTERFIELD POLICE FOR STEALING: Read who and how much. Pages 32 & 33

CHESTERFIELD WEEKLY POLICE BLOTTER: Check out the calls and the crimes. Pages 33-36

MONARCH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT: We got it all from a director questioning Paper Towel purchase, to a new boat to John Philip Sousa’s birthday. Pages 36-39

OBIT PHOTOS: We posted two more obit photos that took us back in time. Pages 39 & 40

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Three of us had a BIG lunch at Rosalita’s Cantina in Des Peres. Pages 40-45

CARTOONS: A week with no Hillary cartoons and just before an onslaught of Al Franken cartoons. Pages 46-50

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 304 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 249 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 303 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 248

November 13, 2017 -- 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:

3˝ YEARS AS CITY ADMINISTRATOR IS ENOUGH FOR GARY HOELZER. HE STEPS DOWN TO BE POLICE CHIEF AND TOWN AND COUNTRY IS ADVERTISING FOR CITY ADMINISTRATOR! Pages 1 & 2

DEER REPORTS: We look at the Town and Country and Chesterfield Deer reports. Deer-vehicle crashes are up 20% in Town and Country over last year. We also show the two fatal vehicle crashes involving deer last week in Missouri. Pages 3-5

126 MPH POLICE PURSUIT ENDS WITH A CRASH AT VISITATION ACADEMY! While the Town and Country Police were very cooperative in sharing information, the O’Fallon, Missouri Police Department were not as willing to follow Missouri Law. We believe the residents of Chesterfield and Town and Country deserve to know why a chase at 126 MPH was going through their towns. We eventually found out. Pages 5-12

READ THE CASE OF THE 2-TIME DRUNK DRIVER AND SEE IF YOU THINK IF DESERVED ANY BREAKS. THE TOWN AND COUNTRY JUDGE AND PROSECUTOR DID: DRUNK DRIVER WHO WAS GOING WRONG WAY ON MANCHESTER, THEN WEAVING ON I-270, THEN ALMOST CRASHING AND SPEEDING ON I-64, REFUSED TO TAKE A BREATH TEST GETS NO POINTS IN SWEETHEART DEAL IN TOWN AND COUNTRY! Pages 12-16

LANE WEAVING DRUNK DRIVER FROM CREVE COEUR GETS THE SIS PROBATION IN TOWN AND COUNTRY. LOCAL COURTS TURNED A HABITUAL DANGEROUS DRIVER INTO A SERIAL PARKING VIOLATOR: This is a good one because it is so unbelievable. You can bet Tim Engelmeyer is involved. Pages 16-18

CHESTERFIELD CITY ADMINISTRATOR AND MAYOR ANNOUNCE REVENUE PROJECTIONS FOR 2018 ARE OFF WITH LESS MONEY EXPECTED. General Fund down slightly and reserve funds down more. Pages 19 & 20

CHESTERFIELD VALLEY TDD SALES TAX EXTENSION PASSES: Page 20

3˝ YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR CHESTERFIELD MAN: Chesterfield Resident, former Chairman of Chamber of Commerce loots Chesterfield company. Pages 20 & 21

LOGAN UNIVERSITY ADDS LED LIGHTS TO ITS BELL TOWER: Pages 20 & 21

STALKING EX-BOYFRIEND WON’T GIVE UP AND IS ARRESTED SIX MONTHS LATER: A Chesterfield resident was irrational and delusional while refusing to get over a break up. Pages 22-25

CRIMINAL FROM BRENTWOOD LIKES STEALING IN CHESTERFIELD: However it appears as if store security and Chesterfield Police are on to him. Pages 25-28

THIEF BLAMES HIS 1-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER FOR HIM HAVING TO STEAL HEADPHONES: I think this guy has been eliminated from the “Father of the Year” competition. Pages 28 & 29

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the police calls were for the last week. Pages 29-32



CHANNEL 5 IS NOT ON YOUR SIDE AS THEY ARE ON THE SIDE OF BEING GREEDY MONEY GRUBBERS TRYING TO CLOSE DOWN POPULAR 50-YEAR SPORTS COMPLEX. Read why you should tell advertisers on KSDK you will not shop with them if KSDK closed down the Tower Tee complex. Pages 32-34

DEATH OF A POPULAR NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST: Pages 34 & 35

FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD OF THE YEAR CAME A DAY EARLIER THIS YEAR: Pages 35 & 36

THE ART SHOW AT LONGVIEW FARMHOUSE: The last show of the year. Some of it was nice and some was a fake. Pages 37-39

NEW RESTAURANT IN MANCHESTER HAS A SIGN UP BUT STILL NOT OPEN AFTER WELL OVER A YEAR: Page 40

MEDIA: The online edition of Post-Dispatch had trouble telling readers what day it was. Page 41

PHOTOS OF SITES AROUND WEST COUNTY: Pages 42 & 43

NOTE: We had several other stories from last week, but ran out of space. They will be featured next week.

CARTOONS: Pages 44-48

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 303 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 248 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 302 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 247

November 6, 2017 -- 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:

7 YEARS IN PRISON FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY THIEF: A drug addict for 20 years and an ex-con; the suspect was caught by video at the Town and Country Target and footwork by Town and Country police detectives. Pages 1-3

17-YEAR-OLD GETS TWO MOVING VIOLATION CITATIONS IN 6 DAYS AND THE COURT SYSTEM TURNS HER INTO A SERIAL ILLEGAL PARKER: Pages 4 & 5

SUSPENDED DRIVER WITH LEAD FOOT KEEPS RACKING UP CITATIONS GETS TO PAY SOME FINES FOR ILLEGAL PARKING: Pages 5 & 6

THINGS SEEN AROUND MARI de VILLA: We checked out the London style street clock plus a guy with a sign. Pages 6-8

TOWN AND COUNTRY REAL ESTATE: See four new proposed homes. Pages 8-10

MEDIA: Post-Dispatch reporter either moved I-270 or Ballas Road in a story on a police pursuit. We found out it was never on I-270. Pages 11 & 12

NEW COLOR FOR BARN AT LONGVIEW PARK: Page 13

CITY AGAIN ALLOWS LONGVIEW PARK TO TURN INTO A HAUNTED HONEYSUCKLE PARK: See the photos. Pages 13-16


65-YEAR-OLD SHOPLIFTER WHO ASSAULTED, CHOKED AND TRIED TO TAKE THE GUN OF A CHESTERFIELD POLICE OFFICER, HAS ALL CHARGES REDUCED TO MISDEMEANORS: If government officials want to support local police maybe they could convict people trying to kill officers of felonies. Pages 17-19


FALL COLORS: The colors this fall have not been as bright and are coming out late. But we did get one nice photo. Page 20

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Assaults, thefts and stolen cars. Pages 20-23

CHAROLOTTE’S RIB: We checked out the trophy and ribbons from this year’s Wildwood BBQ contest. Pages 24 & 25

MUSIC: Another full house at the Parkside Grill and a Monster Mash at the One-19-North in Kirkwood. Pages 25 & 26

WE ADDRESS THE MOST COMMON NEWSLETTER COMMENT: Pages 26 & 27

LOCAL DEATHS OF NOTE: Page 28

IDENTITY CRISIS: We look at two businesses on Manchester Road that don’t want to use the words “Rock Hill.” Pages 29 & 30

NEXT WE LOOK AT THE LYING MERCEDES BENZ DEALER THAT WANTS TO CLAIM THEY ARE SOMEWHERE THEY ARE NOT: Pages 30 & 31

ANOTHER GROCERY STORE CHECKER WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR LEAVES THE REGISTER: Since the 1980s I got into a habit of being willing to wait in longer lines to be checked out at the grocery store by an employee who was always funny and that you could joke with. Another one just left her job. See who! Page 32

CARTOONS: It was the return of a recent regular. Pages 32-40

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 302 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 247 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 301 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 246

October 30, 2017 -- 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:

WATCHING PORN LEADS TO FLASHER ARREST: A man’s wife made him turn himself in after his truck was on local TV news tied to a flashing incident at Missouri Baptist Hospital. Read the details. Pages 1 & 2

FOLLOW THE MONEY: We take a look at local State Reps and a Senator and see where their ongoing campaign money is coming from. Pages 3-8

A VERY DRUNK WOMAN IN A MERCEDES, INVOLVED IN A HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT, LEAVES TOWN AND COUNTRY MUNI COURT WITH NO POINTS ON HER LICENSE: Apparently this is okay with the Town and Country Alderpersons. Pages 9 & 10

A EXTREMELY DRUNK DRIVER INVADES THE WESTMINISTER HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS AT 5:54 ON A MONDAY SCHOOL DAY: It was his third DWI arrest. Pages 10-12

TOWN AND COUNTRY MANAGEMENT SALARY CHART: Read the rates of pay per position of city department heads. Pages 12-14

2.4 ACRES OF TOWN SQUARE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD TO DEVELOPER: Read how much money and see current budget projections. Pages 14 & 15

AL GERBER, PROTESTER AGAINST POLICE, SPEAKS AT ALDERMANIC MEETING: Read what Al said and what he and his protesting buddies did to police protection in West County. Pages 15 & 16

T&C REAL ESTATE: We look at three homes that are under contract. Pages 16-18

19-YEAR-OLD DRUNK DRIVER KNOCKS DOWN SUBDIVISION ENTRANCE WALL: Read where, who, how drunk, where they got drunk, and what happened to them depending on how you look at it. Pages 19-21

POLICE BLOTTER UPDATE: More information on a road rage incident involving a gun last week. Pages 21 & 22

THIS WEEK’S CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what and where the police calls were. Pages 22-25

TRASH CAN SAGA CONTINUES: Resident who was cited and had charges dropped keeps reporting violations and says no citations are issued. Pages 25-27

RIVER VALLEY ROAD CLOSED: Pages 27 & 28

BANK ROBBER HAD BEEN A LADUE RESIDENT: Pages 28-31

PHOTO DISPLAY AT CHESTERFIELD CITY HALL IS WORTH A LOOK: Pages 31-35

HALLOWEEN DOG: Page 35

SOME NFL FACTS A READER SENT US: We were reminded about the NFL’s position on free speech and expression of players a few years ago and those of today. Pages 35 & 36

ALL TIED UP: Looking for the subtle and not so subtle messages being sent through fashion. Pages 36 & 37

SECURITY AGENT EARNING WAGES: Pages 36 & 37

CARTOONS: It was another week where Hillary Clinton was the gift that kept on giving to political cartoonists. Pages 39-48

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 301 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 246 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 300 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 245

October 23, 2017 -- 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:

CORRECTION: It is not like I haven’t seen the movies six times. Page1

FORMER CHESTERFIELD POLICE OFFICER DAVID CERNA, COP, SEX PERVERT, VIDEO PRODUCER AND WEBSITE OWNER! NOW READ THE INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: In case you missed it, we posted the full police report involving former Chesterfield Police Officer David Cerna. It takes 20-to-30 minutes to read the 56-page report. But it shows he was doing a lot more perverted things than just hiding cameras in gas station restrooms. Pages 1-3

Click HERE to download and read the entire report.

TOWN AND COUNTY & CHESTERFIELD SEPTEMBER 2017 POLICE STATS: Pages 3 & 4


TOWN AND COUNTRY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY DWI IN FLORISSANT: Read the arresting officer’s statement from the court files. Pages 5-7


POLICE PURSUIT THROUGH CHESTERFIELD AND TOWN AND COUNTRY ON THE TIRE RIMS ENDING IN A CAR ABLAZE: Read who, what, where and when plus the suspects’ records. Pages 7-9

30-YEAR-OLD DRUNK WOMAN DOING 75 MPH ON HIGHWAY 141 ON A FLAT TIRE: Read her comments and what her BAC level after she claimed she had just 2-beers. Pages 9-11

WEIRD COUPLE WITH HARVEY ROSENBERG REFUSED TO STAND FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND THEN REFUSED TO SAY WHAT THEY WERE PROTESTING: See who they were and the man’s rather limited comments. Pages 11-13

NO INFLATABLE PUMPKIN FACING I-64 FOR THE TAUBMAN OUTLET MALL. TWO PUMPKIN SIGNS ARE OKAYED, BUT WHAT ABOUT CHRISTMAS? Pages 13-16

FOLLOW UP SCHOOL TEACHER HAS MINOR INJURIES FROM ASSAULT: Page 16

RAID AT CHESTERFIELD DRUG DEALER’S HOUSE SHOWS HE WAS AN ALL PURPOSE DOPE DEALER: Read the facts behind the raid in the southeast end of Chesterfield just outside of Town and Country and read what the dealer was selling. Pages 16-19

CHESTERFIELD COLLEGE CO-ED ARRESTED BY HIGHWAY PATROL FOR MARIJUANA POSSESSION: Ironically she has been majoring in criminal justice studies. Pages 19 & 20

PERSON WHO WORKS IN CHESTERFIELD MALL STEALS A CELL PHONE LEFT IN A BATHROOM STALL BY A HOUSEKEEPING EMPLOYEE, THEN FIGHTS OFFICER AND RESISTS ARREST: See the suspect and read part of the police report. Pages 20-22

10 YEARS AFTER KIRKWOOD MURDERS AT CITY HALL, CHESTERFIELD GETTING METAL DETECTORS: Read the costs and where it is first likely to be used. Pages 22 & 23

GUESS WHO SENT THE CHECK TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS FOR VOTE TO CONTINUE THE SALES TAX: It’s a technical finer point, but still interesting. Pages 23-25

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what was happening last week. Pages 25-28

BETTER TOGETHER TOWN FORUM; WEIRD AND ONE SIDED ON MANY LEVELS: It was a waste of time, but it showed the one-sidedness of the Better-Together folks. Pages 29-32

CHICK-FIL-A DARK ON MANCHESTER ROAD: Read why and when it will reopen Pages 32 & 33

THE WAR OF THE STICKS: Two home security agents dual over a stick. Pages 33 & 34

HOW NOT TO FLY A FLAG AT HALF STAFF AND HOW TO: One of our favorite businesses that earlier this year flew a flag upside down for months, now shows the public it’s staff does not know how to fly a flag at half-staff. Pages 34 & 35

CARTOONS: Pages 36-43

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 300 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 245 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 299 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 244

October 16, 2017 -- 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:

WARD FOUR ALDERWOMAN LINDA RALLO ANNOUNCES SHE WON’T RUN FOR REELECTION: It is tough finding people in Ward Four who want to serve on the Board of Aldermen. Half of the ward is made up of the super rich who can’t be bothered with local politics. Pages 1 & 2

CARS DRIVING ON THE SIDEWALK; ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA:
The city has paved an entrance to a field at Longview Park on Clayton Road for overflow parking for events at the park. To reach the new paved exit to Clayton Road from the field you have to drive on the sidewalk. Plus read what has been added to the Fall Festival. Pages 2-4

MAYOR PREDICTS TOWN SQUARE GROUND BREAKING! Like most predictions involving the Town Square project now entering its third year, this prediction is not likely to come true. Page 4

CITY ADMINISTRATOR WEARING TWO DIFFERENT UNIFORMS ON THE SAME DAY:
Mayor Dalton is advertising for a Finance Director but is refusing to fill the police chief job vacancy. Page 5

MAYOR IS A NO SHOW AT LAST ALDERMANIC MEETING
: Pages 5 & 6

AFTER THE MEYLAND-SMITH ATTACK ON
BOTH WARD TWO ALDERWOMEN, RECORD TURNOUT FOR THEIR MONTHLY WARD FORUM: Pages 6-8



SEPTEMBER DEER REPORT:
Pages 8-10

24-YEAR-OLD FROM JEFFERSON COUNTY SPEEDING AND JUST OVER THE DWI LIMIT: Pages 10 & 11

DRUNK DRIVER DOING 85 MPH ON I-64 SHOULDER THEN REFUSED TO TAKE A BREATH TEST GET SWEET DEAL FROM FORMER CHESTERFIELD CITY ATTORNEY WHO IS NOW A JUDGE: Pages 11 & 12

CHESTERFIELD’S THREE WEEK FINANCE DIRECTOR GOES BACK TO OLD JOB IN WEBSTER GROVES: Page 13

AT LAST SOMEONE IS ARRESTED FOR STEALING AT THE SUNGLASS HUT: Week after week the Chesterfield Police Blotter lists thefts from the Sunglass Huts with no arrests. Finally two women are arrested for stealing sunglasses and much, much more. Of course after the pair looted an outlet mall days before Christmas the Chesterfield prosecutor amended the charges to “Littering.” Pages 14-17

FOLLOW UP TO ASSAULTS ON OFFICERS TWO WEEKS AGO: We get details, mug shots and blurry video photos of assaults on two different Chesterfield Police Officers from two weeks ago. Pages 17-19

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER
: The Blotter only covers five days this week, but there were plenty of incidents. Pages 20-22



THIEF STEALS WALLETS FROM YMCAs ALL OVER ST. LOUIS COUNTY, INCLUDING CHESTERFIELD WHILE HE IS ON PROBATION FOR ROBBERY: Read the details and see the suspect. Pages 22-26

CHESTERFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVED TWO SIGN PACKAGES AND DID NOT APPROVE ANOTHER SIGN AND USE PLAN FOR THE SECOND TIME:
Pages 26-29

MONARCH FIRE DISTRICT APPROVES LOWER TAX RATES FOR 2017: Read how much the different taxes are going down. The district refuses to give a single amount as it taxes residents and businesses for various services and pensions. We tried to add it up. Pages 29-31

A FEW LAUGHS AT THE FIRE DISTRICT MEETING: The newest member of the Board of Directors had us laughing out loud. Pages 31 & 32

REVIEW OF A MUST SEE TV DOCUMENTARY IF YOU LIKE BASEBALL, LARRY DAVID’S CURB YOUR ENTHUSIAM OR A MURDER MYSTERY: Pages 32-34

TIME TO THINK ABOUT CHRISTMAS TICKETS FOR THE AIR FORCE BAND CONCERT AND MARK ON THE CALENDAR SOME OTHER CHRISTMAS CONCERTS YOU WOULD ENJOY: Pages 34-36

OBITS
: Some favorite photos and special people. Pages 36-39

CARTOONS:
There was a clear theme of subject matter of editorial cartoonists last week. Pages 39-48

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 299 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 244 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 298 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 243

October 9, 2017 -- 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:


MAYOR DALTON CAN’T DECIDE WHAT TO DO. MEANWHILE CITY IS NOT PROPERLY SERVED: Mayor continues to refuse to start hiring process for police chief. Meanwhile some city documents already claim there is a new police chief. Pages 1 & 2

THREE FROM SOUTH OF THE BORDER ARRESTED FOR HOME BURGLARIES IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Read where, see who and how they were arrested. Pages 3 & 4

MORTICIA ADDAMS (AT LEAST SHE LOOKS LIKE HER) ARRESTED FOR DWI LEAVING CHRISTMAS PARTY: Pages 4 & 5

DRUNK CHESTERFIELD KID PASSES POLICE CAR AT 98 MPH: Read what happened next. Also see what the drunk driver had posted on his Facebook page. Pages 6 & 7

CHRISTMAS WEEK SPEEDER DOING 99 MPH GETS BELATED PRESENT: Pages 7 & 8

WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STUDENT FOUND WITH SHOTGUN IN CAR AT SCHOOL: We had one question that the press release did not answer. Pages 8 & 9

NEWLY INSTALLED SUSPICIOUS PERSON SPOTTER: Page 10

CHESTERFIELD STATE REP CLAIMS PAYING FOR INDIVIDUAL MEALS AT A DRIVE THRU AND A SINGLE CUP OF COFFEE WITH CAMPAIGN MONEY WAS PART OF FUNDRAISING PLANNING MEETINGS: Read Derek Grier’s response to our complaint that he was using campaign contributions for individual meals while he received taxpayer per diem money for the same meals. Pages 11 & 12

CHESTERFIELD CHILD MOLESTER HAS ADDITIONAL CHARGES FILED AGAINST HIM: See who and read the new charges. Pages 12-15

POLICE OFFICERS AND SERGEANTS AGREE TO A 2-1/2 YEAR CONTRACT WITH CHESTERFIELD: Read what everyone agreed to and how a Post-Dispatch article completely got this story wrong. Pages 15-19

DRUNK DRIVER WHO IS ALMOST 3 TIMES OVER THE LIMIT TOTALS HER CAR IN ACCIDENT THEN LEAVES CHESTERFIELD COURT WITH NO POINTS ON HER LICENSE: Read why Mayor Bob Nation and all who voted for the reappointment of Tim Engelmeyer as city prosecutor should be ashamed and embarrassed. Pages 19-21

DEVELOPER DROPS APPEAL OVER “NO” TO REZONE TRAILER PARK TO APARTMENT COMPLEX: Pages 21 & 22

CHESTERFIELD MAN CHARGED OVER ROAD RAGE INCIDENT ON CLAYTON ROAD: Pages 22 & 23

PLANNING AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE VOTES DOWN LATEST PLANS FOR A FULL SERVICE CAR WASH AT CLAYTON ROAD AND BAXTER ROAD: Residents were not allowed to speak. Pages 23-25

THE GREAT OUTLET PUMPKIN: This was an example of how bad government can be. Taubman Outlet Mall wants to let public know they are selling pumpkins. Planning Commission is okay with sign amendment, but three councilpersons are not. (If stupid city government at its best doesn’t interest you proceed to the next article.) Pages 25-31

MONARCH FIRE DISTRICT TO OFFER ROOM TO SUBDIVISIONS FOR MEETINGS: See the room and the nice kitchen. Pages 31 & 32

REAL ESTATE: We look at the final price that was accepted for the house at 1337 S. Mason Road in Town and Country that was originally listed at $4,900,000. Pages 32 & 33

AN OLD FAMILIAR NAME AT LOCAL RESTAURANT: Pages 33 & 34

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: We had to move the police blotter away from the other Chesterfield articles as it was sent out two days late this week. It was a tough week for police officers being assaulted on-duty and off-duty. Pages 35-38

CARTOONS: Pages 38-45

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 298 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 243 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 297 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 242

October 2, 2017 -- 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:

CHESTERFIELD’S NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR LASTS THREE WEEKS AND QUITS: Joan Jandali started work on September 5 and on September 26 she quit the day after giving her first budget presentation to the Council. Pages 14 & 15

10 O’CLOCK ON FRIDAY NIGHT AN ARMED DRUNK WOMAN UNDER COURT RESTRAINING ORDER ATTEMPTS TO BREAK IN AND GET TO CHILD AND KILL CHILD’S FATHER: She is cited in Municipal Court. Despite the evidence and her screams she wants to kill the resident we are guessing she might get convicted of an amended charge of “Littering.” Read a very fascinating police report. Pages 25-28

TOWN AND COUNTRY ALDERWOMAN AND PARKS COMMISSION CHAIR HAS NO CLUE ABOUT A MAJOR PROJECT IN LONGVIEW PARK: Page 1

MORE PROBLEMS AT PRESERVATION PARK: The old problems and dangers remain and new ones are occurring. Pages 1-4

LAWYERS HIRED AS CITY ATTORNEYS, PROSECUTORS AND JUDGES TO KEEP US SAFE TRY AND MAKE THE STREETS AS DANGEROUS AS POSSIBLE REPRESNETING REPEAT DRUNK DRIVER AS DEFENSE ATTORNEYS: Read the details of three recent arrests. Pages 4-6

DRUNK 30-YEAR-OLD SON ASSAULTS PARENTS AND THEN TRIED TO FLEE BEFORE POLICE ARRIVED. HE DIDN'T MAKE IT: Pages 6-8

TOWN AND COUNTRY TOWN SQUARE PLANS CONTINUE TO BE CONFUSING: It’s not to be a park. It’s to be a “gathering place,” according to many elected officials. On Monday September 25 the Parks Director gave a Town Square presentation and it sounded a lot like a park. Pages 8-12

TOWN AND COUNTRY’S TEMP FINANCE DIRECTOR FIX: On Monday 09/25 it was announced that finance accounts clerk and the owner of a firm that does municipal audits and budgets for cities would team up to prepare the Town and Country 2018 budget after the sudden death of finance director Betty Cotner on a cruise ship on September 8. Pages 12 & 13

MAYOR REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTION ABOUT THE VACANT POLICE CHIEF POSITION: It was no surprised that Jon Dalton refused to answer a question about the vacant police chief’s job and improperly tried to hide behind an exception to the Sunshine Law. Page 13

MAN CAUGHT STEALING SHIPPING PALLETS BEHIND BUSINESS GETS 10 DAYS IN JAIL: Pallet theft from stores and grease thefts from restaurants are common crimes in strip shopping areas. This is a case of a man from Illinois who got caught. Pages 15 & 16

CHESTERFIELD MAN ARRESTED FOR DWI IN RURAL MISSOURI: Page 16

BALLWIN MAN WITH THREE PRIOR DWIs (TWO IN CHESTERFIELD) PLEADS GUILTY TO FELONY DWI BUT IS PLACED IN SPECIAL PROGRAM, SENTENCING IS DELAYED UNTIL JUNE 2020: Read who, when and where. Pages 16-19

FELONY DRUNK DRIVER CAUSED WRECK ON I-64 EXIT AT BOONE’S CROSSING. HE THEN GETS SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR THREE YEARS INSTEAD OF A SENTENCE AFTER PLEADING GUILTY: This drunk crashed into a stopped car, but got special treatment. Pages 19-21

CHESTERFIELD DEBATES HOW MUCH OF A GIFT TO GIVE THE MUNICIPAL LEAGUE: One councilman had a suggestion that made a lot of sense. Of course it was ignored. Pages 21-24

CHESTERFIELD COUNCIL TURNS DOWN PARKWAY SCHOOLS REQUEST TO SPLIT THE COST OF SCHOOL RESOURCE POLICE OFFICERS: Parkway looking to save some money, but Chesterfield isn’t going to increase their costs. Read how much money is involved. Pages 24 & 25

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Much of the usual, but interesting ones too including kid bringing a gun to school. Pages 29-31

MONARCH FIRE DISTRICT: Two rehires working out great with one running the show and another one of the top Emergency Managers for FEMA. Then there is one hire that did not work out so well. Pages 31 & 32

SCHOOL'S OUT REGARDLESS WHAT THE PARKING LOT SAYS: Page 32

THE MERRY MINUTE ST. LOUIS STYLE: See the mug shots from the Galleria arrests. Pages 32-35

OUR FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS RETURN: Pages 35-37

RESTAURANT REVIEW (SORT OF) CLASSIC RED HOTS CATERING AT HOME DEPOT: Yes we go to some high dollar places, family places and in this case a $4 an entree joint and a perfect place for Cub fans. Pages 37-40

MUSIC: I didn’t see you at the Rat Pack Monday Show at the One-19-North in Kirkwood, so here are a couple photos. Pages 40 & 41

CARTOONS: Pages 42-47

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 297 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 242 COMBINED EDITION

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FOR DOWNLOAD ON THE NEWSLETTERS PAGE.

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.

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

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.
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
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


Listed by date, newest first
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 Divorce Petition, July 28, 2016

Vivek Agnihotri Domestic Assault
Complaint, July 4, 2016

Baxter Rd. Bicycle Lanes Controversy

Correspondence and Documentation Between City of Chesterfield and St. Louis County Transportation Department Regarding Baxter Road Bicycle Lanes, August 25, 2015 to November 7, 2016
David Cerna and City of
Chesterfield Lawsuit

Ryan Willie Lawsuit Against David Cerna and the City of Chesterfield Charging Sexual and Physical Abuse, July 22, 2016
Deer Reports

White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Management Program, January 26, 2017

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, Town & Country, January 27, 2017
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

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.
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
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, 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
Shannon Woolsey
Lawsuit


Shannon Woolsey Lawsuit, Sexual Harassment, Town & Country Police Department, 2013

 

Gangs of Town and Country, Updated February 20, 2017.
 

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


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


Phils_BBQ, 6-8-17


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


The Sports Page 8-30-16


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


Cheshire Inn Thanksgiving Buffet, 11-27-14


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