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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 475 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 420

April 17, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



REHNQUIST UPSETS RESIDENTS BY PLANTING INVASIVE PEAR TREES ON MASON ROAD:
Pages 1-7





AT LONG LAST; THE LAST MEETING OF MAYOR JON “CONFLICT OF INTEREST” DALTON: The meeting started on a low point (high point for some residents) with a former Alderwoman informing the Alderpersons that the State of Missouri will investigate the city under the Dalton administration. But then it turned into a “Dalton Love Fest.” Pages 7-12




HOME UNDER CONSTRUCTION ON CLAYTON ROAD VISITED BY THIEVES AT NIGHT: Pages 12 & 13







PARKING LOT OF MEDICAL BUILDING A TURN-ON FOR A FLORISSANT MAN:
Pages 13-15







SEARCH CONTINUES FOR DAYTIME CRIMINAL WHO BEAT AND ROBBED AT GUN POINT TOWN & COUNTRY HOMEOWNER:
Pages 15 & 16







TRUCK OVERTURNS ON HWY 141:
Page 16








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read where the calls were and who was getting arrested. Pages 17-29






NEWEST POLICE OFFICER: The Chesterfield Police Department is now 32-years-old meaning more retirements and more hiring. See the latest new officer and where he came from. Page 29






POST ELECTION TID-BITS: Former Sen. Jane Cunningham only batted .200 in the recent municipal election endorsements. Plus a rumor of a recount request as a losing margin shrank from seven votes to five votes. Pages 30 & 31






CHESTERFIELD SINGER IS IMPROVING:
See the latest facebook post from Joe Mancuso at St. Luke’s with COVID-19. Page 31









CARTOONS:
Page 32-40







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 474 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 419

April 10, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



DEER REPORT:
See the numbers for deer vs cars for March from both Town and Country and Chesterfield. Pages 1 & 2








WHERE DOES MAYOR DALTON LIVE?
Page 3








A FAN LETTER MAKES ME CHECK AND I F
OUND MORE CHARGES AGAINST TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT PATRICK AHLERING: Pages 4-8







THE CHESTERFIELD ELECTIONS:
Pages 9-13








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
This week there were a lot of arrests of criminal with long, long records. Pages 13-37







SEE THE MAN LOCAL JUDGES REFUSE TO CONVICT OF SERIOUS TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS: Pages 18-20







SEE THE DRUNK DRIVER WHO HIT CONSTRUCTION FLASHING ARROWS, A MEDIAN WALL AND THEN A COUNTY POLICE CAR, WITH A 12-YEAR-OLD IN HIS CAR. READ THE CHARGES:
Pages 20-25






SPEEDING 24-YEAR-OLD CHESTERFIELD DRIVER TOTALS A NEW AUDI AND SENDS THREE TO THE HOSPITAL:
Pages 28 & 29





CHESTERFIELD POLICE ARREST MAN WITH 16 PRIOR STEALING ARRESTS, CONVICTIONS FOR BURGLARY AND ARMED ROBBERY, PLUS DRUG POSSESSION AND DOMESTIC ASSAULTS FOR STEALING AT WALMART: Pages 30 & 31





DOMESTIC ASSAULT REPEAT PERFORMANCE AND SECOND ACT INCLUDED KICKING THE NEIGHBOR’S DOG: Pages 33, 35 and 36




CHESTERFIELD WOMAN RUNS RED LIGHT AND SENDS HERSELF AND OTHER DRIVER ON AMBULANCE RIDES: Page 37


FOLLOW UP: CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT CHARGED FOR RUNNING OVER TOW TRUCK OPERATOR:
Pages 37 & 38





MONARCH FIRE MARSHAL RETIRING AFTER 36 YEARS: Page 38







ALL GONE! CHESTERFIELD WENT FROM TWO STEAK N SHAKES TO NONE: Read what is replacing the Chesterfield Valley Steak n’ Shake and see the menu. Pages 39-41






CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT, WEB DESIGNER AND JAZZ SINGER IN HOSPITAL WITH COVID-19:
Pages 41 & 42








THE LATEST CHESTERFIELD ART SHOW:
Pages 42-45








THEFT FROM THE ART SHOW:
Page 46









JUST IN TIME FOR OPENING DAY:
Page 46









CARTOONS:
Pages 47-54








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 473 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 418

April 3, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



TOWN AND COUNTRY FEBRUARY CRIME AND POLICE STATS
: I know, it’s Spring, but here are the crime stats from a very cold February. Pages 1-3






MORE VERDICTS FOR TWO 100 MPH CLUB MEMBERS: Let’s check out fines for two more doing over 100 MPH including the fine for a drunk driver doing 100 during the pandemic. Pages 4-6







COMING SOON:
New house plans before the Town & Country Architectural Review Board. Pages 7-14





MORE ELECTION NEWS: CHESTERFIELD WARD ONE CANDIDATE GENE SCHENBERG APPARENTLY READS OUR WEBSITE:
Schenberg apparently knows I will check campaign contribution and expense reports. He left a message for me in his latest filing. Page 15





CHESTERFIELD
CAMPAIGN EXPENSES: Ward One, Page 16; Ward Two, Pages 16 & 17; Ward Three, Pages 17 & 18; Ward Four, Pages 18-22; Mayor’s Race, Pages 22-25.






ENDORSEMENTS: There are a couple recent endorsements for Mayor that we found a little odd. Pages 25 & 26









CANDIDATE NEWSPAPER ADS:
Pages 26-29







BLAST FROM THE PAST: We rerun our column in AOL Patch reference Gene Schenberg and squirrels. Pages 29-32






CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: An invasion of drug addicts found on traffic stops, at local hotels and shoplifting. See who and their long rap sheets. Pages 32-47






MONTHS AFTER SEARCH WARRANT FOUND LARGE AMOUNTS OF CHILD PORN AT 260 RIVER VALLEY DRIVE IN CHESTERFIELD, THE HOMEOWNER IS FINALLY CHARGED: Read the facts from court documents. Pages 47-49





FORMER CHESTERFIELD COP HAS BEEN CHARGED AGAIN. THIS TIME FOR DRUGS AND FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER: He pled guilty again on March 26 and was given two more probation terms for him violate in lieu of prison. Pages 49-54





LONGTIME CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT AND 1950’s STAR CARDINAL DIES: Pages 54 & 55









CARTOONS:
Pages 56-63








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 472 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 417

March 27, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



SUSPECT WHO SHOT AT HOME DEPORT LOSS PREVENTION OFFICER HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE SOON: Read all the details. Pages 1-6




TOWN & COUNTRY FINANCE DIRECTOR RETIRING AGAIN: Pam Reitz the former finance director and Executive Budget Director at St. Louis County who is rumored to have helped the FBI in taking down County Executive Steve Stenger when she retired from the County after 20 years, is now retiring from Town and Country after three years. Pages 6 & 7





TOWN SQUARE WASN’T SUPPOSED TO BE A PARK, BUT NOW IT APPARENTLY IS:
Pages 7 & 8





ROUND TWO DR. MATT BRUCKEL TOTAL ACCES URGET CARE VS TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING COMMISSION. MAYOR DALTON PISSES OFF BRUCKEL, WHO WITHDRAWS PLANS FOR AN URGENT CARE CLINIC AT CLAYTON AND BALLAS ROADS: Pages 8-12






THE EVIL TREE KILLER IS MOVING TO TOWN & COUNTRY:
Pages 13-17







THE TOWN AND COUNTRY HOURLY LEGAL BILL: Pages 17-19








THE TOWN AND COUNTRY MUNICIPAL COURT IS EASY ON DRUNK DRIVERS BUT NOT ON SPEEDERS DOING OVER 100 MPH: Pages 19-21






U.S. MARSHALS JOIN TOWN & COUNTRY DETECTIVES SEARCHING FOR DAYTIME BURGLAR WHO ASSAULTED CLAYTON ROAD HOMEOWNER: Pages 21 & 22







CHESTERFIELD FEBRUARY CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY STATS:
Pages 22-27






CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: This week includes two prostitution arrests at the beginning of the report and the Highway Patrol car chase from Lake St. Louis involving a 21-year-old shooting at a car at the end of the report. The chase ended on Chesterfield Airport Road. Pages 27-42






MEET CHESTERFIELD’S NEWEST POLICE OFFICER:
Pages 42 & 43







RESIDENT RECEIVES LONG OVERDUE SERVICE AWARD AND WE LOOK BACK TO THE CRIMINAL SHE AND HER LATE HUSBAND HELPED CAPTURE IN ARKANSAS: Pages 43-47




ELECTION COVERAGE: A correction or maybe a clarification sent by mayoral candidate Ben Keathley. Dan Hurt signs now out and an interesting location for a Mayor Bob Nation sign. Pages 47-50







CARTOONS:
Pages 50-58










Drunks and Thieves 2021 Part Two

March 23
, 2021 -
It's time for the second edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2021. Download to read some interesting and sometimes outlandish examples of justice in the Snoburbs.



ARREST FOR DRUG DEALING DID NOT GET HIS ATTENTION: A Chesterfield resident was arrested and convicted for dealing marijuana in 2018 and was placed on probation, for what good that did. In 2020 he was making home deliveries and was caught again. Pages 1-5





DRUGGIE SHOOTS UP ON THE SIDE OF ROAD AND THEN PASSES OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT: Pages 5 & 6







DRUNK DRIVER TWO TIMES OVER THE LIMIT AND SPEEDING LEAVES CHESTERFIELD COURTROOM WITH NO POINTS ON HIS LICENSE AND NO FINE FOR DWI: Pages 6-8






THREE OFFICERS CORRAL A TRIO OF SHOPLIFTERS USING MOTORIZED CARTS: Pages 8-11







VERY DRUNK DRIVER FOUND PASSED OUT IN RUNNING CAR THAT HIT MEDIAN WALL ON HIGHWAY 141: Pages 11-14







DRUNK DRIVER ROLLS PICKUP TRUCK, HAS TO BE RESCUED BY FIRE DISTRICT THEN GETS PROBATION WITH NO FINE OR POINTS:
Pages 14-16






PASSED OUT AT SUBDIVISION STOP SIGN ON A TUESDAY MORNING, DRUNK DRIVER GETS LOW MARKS FOR COOPERATION: Pages 16-19






TRIO GO TO WALMART WITH A SHOPPING LIST NOT OF ANY EASY TO HIDE ITEMS TO STEAL BUT OF LARGE SCREEN TVS. ODDLY ENOUGH THEY GOT NOTICED: Pages 19-23






Ex-Alderman Newsletter 471 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 416

March 20, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:


TOWN AND COUNTRY ARRESTS FEB 6 TO MAR 6: The Town and Country Police didn’t have that many arrests (after all a few years ago the traffic unit made 30 DWIs a month), but there were some very long arrest records of the people they did arrest. Pages 1-7



DAYTIME BURGLAR INTERRUPTED BY RETURNING HOMEOWNER WHO HE THREATENS TO SHOOT, KNOCKS HER DOWN AND KICKS HER: Ex-con, a long time St. Louis area burglar, commits three crimes along Clayton Road. Read the court document reference the assault and robbery of a resident. Pages 7-11





THE LATEST FIRE & EMS TASK FORCE MEETING:
The bad news is the Task Force now wants to educate residents without telling them the real facts how one fire station is the best way to go. Pages 12-15





FINALLY! The Town and Country Police force now has three female officers or 10% of the force. Pages 15 & 16







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read where the calls were and who was getting arrested last week. Pages 16- 27








THE BELL TOLLS FOR TACO BELL ON OLIVE:
Page 27






STUPID FAT ATTORNEY BILL LAWSON STRIKES AGAIN WITH MORE STUPID: Bill Lawson returns and again plays a very stupid lawyer while attacking mayor candidate Ben Keathley. Plus more on signs and U.S. Supreme Court ruling on signs. Pages 28-33




PARKS DIRECTOR TALKS ABOUT REOPENING PARKS:
Parks Director Tom McCarthy gave a presentation on plans for opening playing fields, pools, holding concerts, July 4th fireworks and more. Pages 33-37





CHESTERFIELD CITY ADMINISTRATOR MAKES STATEMENT THAT HE CAN’T MAKE A STATEMENT YET ON HOW CHESTERFIELD WILL SPEND AMERICAN RESCUE ACT (COVID-19 RESCUE) FUNDS: Pages 37 & 38






DOES WEST COUNTY MAGAZINE WANT MAYOR CANDIDATES TO BUY A CLASSIFIED AD? Pages 38 & 39








CARTOONS:
Pages 39-45








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 470 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 415

March 13, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:




COVID VACCINATION UPDATES:
Pages 1-3








SUBURBAN COYOTES:
See the highlights of Erin Shanks’ talk on suburban coyotes or use the link to see the whole presentation. Pages 3-9








TOWN AND COUNTRY BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING
: Pages 9-12








SEE WHAT THE TWO VOTES AGAINST GOOD GOVERNMENT WERE:
Pages 10 & 11








NO CHARGE FOR THE 2021 LIQUOR BY THE DRINK LICENSES: Page 12








TUESDAY DAYLIGHT CRIME WAVE ALONG CLAYTON ROAD:
Pages 12 & 13








THE SIGN IS UP ON DEXTER FOWLER’S HOUSE:
Page 13 & 14








EASTER EGGS RETURN:
Page 14








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
See a busy week in crime and police making arrests. Pages 15-29







FOLLOW THE MONEY: We check City Council and Mayor candidates to see which ones filed campaign finance reports and who was giving them money. Pages 30-37






THE GREAT DEBATE THAT WASN’T: The promoted debate between Mayor Bob Nation and challenger Ben Keathley was called a “forum” once it started 30 minutes late. See what we considered highlights. Pages 37-40





QUARANTINE TV WATCHING: Read what we had been watching and what we are watching now. Pages 40 & 41







CARTOONS: See how editorial cartoonists who featured a Republican like President Trump in the crosshairs can also focus viciously on a Democrat. Pages 41-51






Ex-Alderman Newsletter 469 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 414

March 6, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:





ST. LUKE’S RENTS SPACE AT CHESTERFIELD MALL TO GIVE VACCINATIONS:
Page 1






CRISIS INTERVENTIONS/ATTEMPT SUICIDES/EMOTIONAL UNREST CALLS:
The police are responding to more mental health calls during the pandemic. Monarch has seen a rise in calls, but that is not the case for WCEMS&FPD. Pages 1 & 2





A NEW HOUSE IN TOWN AND COUNTRY FOR A GATED SUBDIVISION: Pages 3 & 4








GOOD NIGHT FOR TOTAL ACCESS URGENT CARE AND DR. MATTHEW BRUCKEL IN TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD: Pages 4- 7






TWO CHESTERFIELD RESIDENTS ARE BACK IN JAIL FOR SEX CRIMES:
Read who and why an the read the FBI agent’s court docume








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
See the crimes and arrests for the week. Pages 19-32







OFFICERS RECEIVE AWARD FOR SAVING THE LIFE OF PASSENGER IN A RECKLESSLY DRIVEN CAR AS THE CAR BURNED:
Pages 32-35





COUNCILPERSONS CITE RESIDENT FEEDBACK IN DROPPING PROPOSAL TO HAVE COMPETITIVE BIDS FOR TRASH SERVICE AND VOTED TO HAVE ANOTHER CONTRACT WITH REPUBLIC SERVICES: Pages 36-38





HISTORIC CHURCH AND CEMETERY IN DANGER OF WASHING AWAY. NO GOVERNMENT BODY IS WILLING TO STEP UP WITH HELP: Pages 38-41






CHESTERFIELD EARLY POLITICAL ADS: Ben Keathley strikes first. Page 41










CITY HALL ART SHOW:
Pages 41-43









NEWSLETTER READERSHIP UP:
Page 44








CARTOONS:
Pages 44-50








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 468 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 413

February 27, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


POLITICAL SMEAR JOB! BARB MCGUINNESS IS ATTACKED UNFAIRLY BY THE SCHENBERG CAMPAIGN WITH A FALSE POSTING ON NEXT DOOR WEBSITE:
An unknown fictitious person posts a very inaccurate and untrue story about the 5-3 council vote to bid out the trash contract for the first time in 15 years. Pages 37-39




TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR SEX OFFENSES IN CHESTERFIELD: Page 1






FIRE & EMS TASK FORCE MEETING:
Some of the same old stuff plus city officials not having a clue. Look at the dollars that Task Force Members do not discuss if residents want to part of the scheme to make the fire district richer. Pages 1-3




TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING AND ZONING, FEBRUARY 17: Dr. Matthew Bruckel presents plans for a Total Access Urgent Care at Clayton and Ballas in front of Town and Country P&Z . The same guy who was calling Chesterfield City Councilpersons “Russians” the day before, was at a Town and Country P&Z meeting putting on a softer performance until the end. Pages 3-8




THE TOWN AND COUNTRY JANUARY HOURLY LEGAL BILL: See what stuff the residents are paying lawyers for. Pages 8-10








TOWN AND COUNTRY BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING:
Pages 10-14





MAYOR ANNOUNCES NEW TENANTS FOR TOWN SQUARE: The residents were promised a “family restaurant” and an ice cream shop. It was announced a month before Mayor Dalton leaves office it will be a wine bar with full bar service and a high-end steakhouse coming to the Town Square. Good luck taking your 10 and 14 year-olds for some time on the patio at these places. Pages 11 & 12



WINE AND CHEESE PLACE MOVING FROM CHESTERFIELD TO TOWN AND COUNTRY:
Good luck seeing it from the road. Alderpersons approve liquor license. Page 12






RESOLUTION AGAINST RIGHTS OF CITIZENS TO PETITION GOVERNMENT IS WITHDRAWN:
Page 13






ON THE WAY OUT, DALTON BRINGING BACK DALTONITES: In his last days in office, Dalton is appointing people likely to vote favorably for developers represented by Dalton. His latest announced appointment has no qualifications for a position on the ARB. So much for letting the new mayor do his job. Page 14



POLICE/FIRE/EMS COMMISSION MEETING COMMISSION: Police Chief shows he might still need a geography lesson. A commission member questions spending on new furniture with a $2,405,000 deficit budget and is quickly shut up. Pages 14-16





JANUARY TOWN AND COUNTRY CRIME AND POLICE STATS: Pages 16-18








CHESTERFIELD JANUARY CRIME AND POLICE REPORT: Check the detailed numbers of crime and police activity. Pages 18-25







THE CHESTERFIELD WEEKLY POLICE BLOTTER: See what crimes were being committed, who was being arrested and how long their arrest records are. Pages 25-37







POLITICAL SMEAR JOB:
Pages 37-39








CHESTERFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS MAYOR DEBATE ONLINE MARC
H 9TH: Pages 39 & 40







SAY GOOD-BYE TO BOUNCE-BOUNCE:
The pandemic closed the Sky Zone Trampoline business for good. Page 41








CARTOONS: Pages 42-48









Art by Diana at Chesterfield City Hall

April 7, 2021 -- The current art show at Chesterfield City Hall went on display April 5. Diana is the sole artist for this quarter's Chesterfield art show. Click HERE to download photos and prices of what is on display. We suggest stopping by City Hall in the next couple of months, as photos don't accurately depict size and color shading. All the work is for sale.



Patrick Ahlering's Charges

April 6, 2021 -- Patrick Ahlering is the 35-year-old son of an OBGYN who lives with his mom and dad, claims to have a gambling addiction, and has stolen close to a million dollars from his parents. Download and read probable cause statements and charging documents HERE.



FOP BARGAINING UNIT CITES CITY'S PURCHASE OF PARK LAND IN DEMAND FOR PAY RAISES. CITY RESPONDS WITH HOW MUCH IS BEING OFFERED FOR NEXT POLICE CONTRACT DESPITE CONTINUED LOSS OF REVENUE


March 4, 2021 -- In 2020 Chesterfield police officers took a 10% cut in pay for five weeks to avoid layoffs due to reduced sales tax revenue because of the pandemic. The FOP demands the city meets its obligation under the current contract especially since the city spent $6,900,000 to purchase park land.

The city responds there continues to be a loss of revenue.

The FOP letter to the city was filed as part of the current contract negotiations, however it was leaked to the West County News. We found out about the leak and now have gotten the FOP demand letter and the city's response.

Click HERE to download the FOP demand letter.

Click HERE to download the city's response.



ST. LUKE’S COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC RELOCATING TO CHESTERFIELD MALL IN APRIL


March 5, 2021 – St. Luke’s Hospital will relocate its COVID-19 vaccine clinic from its campus to a new location on the upper level of Chesterfield Mall near Macy’s. The relocation date is targeted for early April as the space is prepared to accommodate medical services.

While demand continues to outpace supply, the larger space at Chesterfield Mall offers more flexibility for St. Luke’s to increase its vaccination capacity and better serve the community as vaccine supply increases over time.

Vaccine doses are administered by appointment only to individuals on St. Luke’s waiting list in the populations currently eligible to receive the vaccine in Missouri. St. Luke’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is unable to accommodate walk-in requests.

To pre-register, visit lukesvaccine.com. If an individual is not in a population currently eligible to receive the vaccine, they are encouraged to pre-register. When they become eligible to receive the vaccine, St. Luke’s will send them an appointment invitation via email if the vaccine clinic has doses and appointments available.

Updates regarding the vaccine clinic relocation will be provided on lukesvaccine.com.




Meghan Danahey's
Lawsuit Against KMOV


February 1, 2021 -- Weathercaster Meghan Danahey was fired by KMOV last September. She has sued the owners of the station and the news director. For what she is claiming she has good reason and maybe I’ll start getting my weather only from KTVI. Click here for the story and a copy of the full lawsuit.


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 3, January 1, 2021

100 MPH Club Part 2, July 31, 2020

100 MPH Club Part 1, June 5, 2020

CHESTERFIELD

Chesterfield businesses closed in 2020 as of October 14, 2020.

Although the pandemic spelled doom for some businesses, others opened. Click here for a list of new businesses in Chesterfield in 2020 as of October 14, 2020.

Chesterfield businesses closed in 2020 as of August 19, 2020.

Chesterfield estimated sales tax losses due to the pandemic for 2020 as of May 14, 2020.

Chesterfield City Council votes to keep aquatic center closed and cancel fireworks for 2020, May 5, 2020.

Chesterfield COVID-19 Memo from City Administrator to Mayor and City Council with finanical projections and recommendations, April 20, 2020.
TOWN AND COUNTRY

Town and Country businesses closed in 2020 as of September 30, 2020.

Town and Country businesses closed in 2020 as of August 18, 2020.

Town and Country cancels Fire and Ice fireworks, May 6, 2020.

Town and Country COVID-19 Financial Update from City Administrator to Mayor and Board of Aldermen, April 21, 2020.

Town and Country COVID-19 Resolution, April 13, 2020



Listed by date, newest first
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 2,
MARCH 23, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 1,
FEBRUARY 24, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 9,
DECEMBER 31, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 8,
DECEMBER 26, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 7,
DECEMBER 2, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 6,
SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 5,
SEPTEMBER 5, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 4,
JULY 4, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 3,
MAY 30, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 2,
APRIL 11, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 1,
FEBRUARY 25, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 9,
DECEMBER 31, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 8,
DECEMBER 27, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 7,
NOVEMBER 30, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 6,
JULY 12, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 5,
JULY 5, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 4,
JUNE 29, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 3,
MARCH 17, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 2,
MARCH 10, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 1,
MARCH 3, 2019

DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 9, DECEMBER 31, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 8, DECEMBER 26, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 7, NOVEMBER 21, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 6, NOVEMBER 1, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 5, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 4, AUGUST 15, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 3, JUNE 3, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 2, MAY 27, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2018, PART 1, MAY 6, 2018
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 9, DECEMBER 30, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 8, DECEMBER 17, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 7, NOVEMBER 26, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 6, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 5, OCTOBER 9, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 4, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 3, JULY 31, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 2, JUNE 24, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 1, APRIL 3, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: NEW YEARS 2017 EDITION, JANUARY 4, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: CHRISTMAS 2016 EDITION, DECEMBER 27, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: POST-THANKSGIVING EDITION, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 3, MAY 23, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 2, MAY 18, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 1, MAY 10, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: HOLIDAY PART 3, DECEMBER 31, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: HOLIDAY PART 2, DECEMBER 24, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: POST-THANKSGIVING 2015, DECEMBER 2, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART THREE, JULY 1, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART TWO, JUNE 25, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART ONE, JUNE 18, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2014 PART 2, DECEMBER 29, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2014 PART 1, DECEMBER 22, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2014, PART 2, JUNE 16, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2014, PART 1, JUNE 9, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2013 PART 2, DECEMBER 31, 2013
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2013 PART 1, DECEMBER 24, 2013
DWI AND THIEVES: SPRING 2013, MAY 7, 2013
DWI AND THIEVES, WINTER 2012, DECEMBER 3, 2012
 
$35,000,000 Divorce:
David and Angela Porter

The Porter divorce was granted on April 14, 2020 under a consent agreement with no trial. The lawsuit in Federal Court was dropped. One week after the divorce, the Judge closed the file from public view. Click here to download the motion to hide the divorce settlement from public view, filed on April 14, 2020.

Angela Porter Motion for Restraining Order, September 10, 2019

Attorney Lien, September 3, 2019

Original County Petition, August 14, 2019

Porter Contempt Motion, June 5, 2019

David Porter Motion for Exclusive Use of Residence, February 15, 2019

Divorce Counter Petition, September 11, 2018

Angela Porter Change of Counsel, November 8, 2018

Porter Divorce Petition, July 27, 2018

Vivek Agnihotri, MD and
Zinia Thomas, MD Domestic Violence and Divorce Cases

Vivek Agnihotri - Zinia Thomas Assault Case and Disposition: John's Synopsis and Analysis, November 16, 2018

Vivek Agnihotri - Zinia Thomas Divorce Petition, July 28, 2016

Vivek Agnihotri Domestic Assault
Complaint, July 4, 2016


Vivek Agnihotri - Zinia Thomas Domestic Disturbance Police Report, July 4, 2016
Des Peres Mayor Mark Becker's Letter to Secretary of State Over Better Together

Big Letter from Des Peres Mayor Mark Becker to Secretary of State John Ashcroft regarding complaint from a Better Together shill. April 16, 2019.
The Big Sports Properties Deal

Big Sports Baseball Dome Contract Expired and Terminated, June 6, 2017

Jane Cunningham and Dan Buck emails from June 5, 2017

Update: May 24, 2017

The Development Agreement (Contract) Between Big Sports and the City of Chesterfield, March 10, 2017

Update: January 21, 2017

Update: December 22, 2016

Update: December 2, 2016


Update: November 5, 2016

Update: October 28, 2016

Overview: The Big Sports Properties Deal, October
17, 2016

Executive Session Minutes Draft, October 5, 2016

Real Estate Purchase Contract, September 29, 2016

Letter of Intent, September 21, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, September 7, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, August 1,2016

Executive Session Minutes July 18, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, June 6, 2016

Board of Freeholders Applications

Read the applications to the St. Louis County Board of Freeholders
Catholic Supply Store Murder and Sexual Assault Case

Read the 17 felony charges against Thomas Bruce in the November 19 murder and sexual assault at the Catholic Supply Store on Manchester Rd. (November 26, 2018)
David Cerna Case

FORMER CHESTERFIELD POLICE OFFICER DAVID CERNA, COP, SEX PERVERT, VIDEO PRODUCER AND WEBSITE OWNER! NOW READ THE INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

October 14, 2017 – KTVI newsman Chris Hayes got a tip and broke the case that someone was video recording people urinating in the men’s bathroom on the Mobil on the Run in Chesterfield on Clarkson Road. He turned his evidence over to the Chesterfield Police.

A thorough investigation determined that Chesterfield Officer David Cerna while on duty had been hiding a camera in the bathroom recording men’s penises at the urinal. The Mobil station was a favorite place for police officers to take a bathroom break and at least seven officers were also recorded.

A search warrant of Cerna’s house in Wentzville resulted in computers being seized. There the bathroom images, along with recordings of Cerna using a glory hole at his house and performing anonymous oral sex on people responding to messages on websites were found. All these images were placed on a website run by Cerna.

More troubling were secret recordings of officers changing clothes in the Chesterfield Police locker room, people, including juvenile males wearing sweat pants or shorts being frisked by Cerna and having their pants pulled out at the waist and their genitals secretly recorded by Cerna using a small recording device.

Cerna pled guilty to:

2 counts of Felony Invasion of Privacy in St. Charles CO Sentenced to 60 days jail.

Felony Invasion of Privacy Multiple Persons St. Louis County Sentenced to 4 Years prison but placed on 5-years probation.

Misdemeanor Invasion of Privacy St. Louis County. Sentenced to 1-year jail no probation.
 
Felony Sexual Exploitation of a Minor St. Louis County. Sentenced to 10-years prison but placed on 5 year probation term.
 
Felony Invasion of Privacy Multiple Persons St. Louis County. Sentenced to 4-years prison but placed on 5-years probation.
 
Cerna appealed the sentence for Sexual Exploitation of Minor to the Missouri Court of Appeals of the Eastern District. His appeal was denied and the judgment and sentence was affirmed on July 25, 2017.

The final notation on the case was entered by the courts in September of 2017.
 
I filed a Sunshine Request to obtain the investigative report in September and received a copy of the report on October 13, 2017.

Click here to read the entire report.
David Cerna and City of
Chesterfield Lawsuit

Ryan Wille Lawsuit Against David Cerna and the City of Chesterfield Charging Sexual and Physical Abuse, July 22, 2016
Chesterfield Looses Sales Tax Lawsuit

Click here to download the Supreme Court ruling on the appeal. December 24, 2019.

Click here to download the full story. November 29, 2017.

Click here to download the court judgement from November 29, 2017
Bob Costas: John's 1980 Interview

Former Town and Country resident Bob Costas is a 2018 inductee in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Download and read John's interview with Bob from 1980 from St. Louis Magazine.
Jon Dalton Ethics Violations

Missouri Ethics Commission / Jon Dalton Consent Order December 19, 2019

Missouri Ethics Commission / Jon Dalton Consent Order February 21, 2014


Councilman Tom DeCampi
Mask Incident at Best Buy

Citizen emails received by the City of Chesterfield regarding the Tom DeCampi incident at Best Buy. Click HERE to download and read the pdf file.

Click HERE to watch the body cam video on YouTube.

Click HERE to download Mayor Nation's letter from the City of Chesterfield website.
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
Downtown Chesterfield
Master Plan

Check out the proposed plan for a new :"downtown Chesterfield." Click HERE to download now. Added December 12, 2020.
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:
Temper, Temper!

January 6, 2021 -- A chronicle of Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation, his infamous temper and frequent use of profanity.
Mayor Bob Nation;
Chesterfield Censure


Chesterfield/Mayor Bob Nation, Order To Show Cause,
October 19, 2015

Chesterfield Resolution of Censure of Mayor Bob Nation, October, 2015

Chesterfield Investigation of Mayor by Special Counsel Kevin O'Keefe, September 9, 2015
Moving Violations
To Illegal Parking
(Listed by date, newest first.)

2019 Municipal Court Parking Convictions. March 21, 2020

2018 Municipal Court Parking Convictions. Updated May 5, 2019

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, UPDATED July 29, 2017

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, UPDATED April 15, 2017

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, March 27, 2017
President Trump VS The US Postal Service

A collection of cartoons on President Trump's duel with the US Postal Service, August 27, 2020.
Principia Lawsuit

Principia Lawsuit, October 16, 2015:
Part One
Part Two

Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County Ethics Violations

Missouri Ethics Commission
Action Against Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County,
February 8, 2016
Ronald Lee Roberts

Ronald Lee Roberts Sentencing Recommendation, Fraud Case, Filed January 15, 2015
Sicuro - Himpler Indictment

Grand Jury indicts Chesterfield psychiatrist Franco Sicurio and business partner Carlos Himpler in health care fraud and money laundering scheme.

Download the indictment filed 9-17-20

The Fall of Steve Stenger

Read the 44-page federal indictment against former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, April 25, 2019

Steve Stenger Search Warrant. March 20, 2019

Town Square

Town Square Costs, February 24, 2020

Town Square Costs, July 22
 2019

Town Square, John's Take On
The Issue, November 25, 2016

Brinkmann Town Square Proposal, October 12, 2016

Opus Town Square Proposal October 12, 2016

Trash Can Emails

Connie Fults' Comments with fact checking, June 19, 2017

Trash Can Emails, June 13, 2017
Westminster Lawsuit

Westminster vs. Town and Country Judgment, August 15, 2016

Westminster Lawsuit,
Respondent's Answer,
December 14, 2015

Westminster Lawsuit, Return to Writ of Certiorari, November 30, 2015
 
Westminster Lawsuit, October 14, 2015
Wolfe vs. Town and Country

February 23, 2018 – Town and Country police officer Jeffrey Wolfe has filed a lawsuit due to the department demoting him from Sergreant to Corporal over a relationship with officer Lauren Becker.

Download the lawsuit and polygraph results.

Download and read an analysis and opinion of the Wolfe lawsuit from a former Chief of Police.
Shannon Woolsey
Lawsuit


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

 

Gangs of Town and Country, Updated October 6, 2019.
 

Listed alphabetically by last name
Brett Cervantes

DWI, 3-29-13

Domestic Disturbance, Disorderly Conduct, Assault on Police Officer, 1-25-12

DWI, 2-12-11

Jon Dalton, Jr.

DWI, 6-23-12

DWI, 1-1-12

Ted Federer, a.k.a. "T-Fed"

Bar Fight, Threatening Police Officers and their Families, Felony Possession of Drugs, 3-30-14

DWI, Driving While Suspended, Possession of Marijuana, Speeding, No Proof of Insurance, Open Alcohol in Car, 5-18-13

This download has the following three police reports in one download:

  • Stealing Under $500, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, 1-11-12
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Providing False Information, 2-13-12
  • Destruction of Property, Stealing Under $500, 3-29-12
Katie Huggard

DWI, 7-1-11 ("I have a bulldog lawyer!" Threatened to urinate in Police car.)

Rice "Sandy" Jacobs

Volunteer Treasurer stole at least $135,868 from various band and choir accounts at Parkway central High School.

David Karney

Alderman David Karney sends threatening emails to Alderman Fred Meyland-Smith under the fictitious name Jeff Storehouse, 2010

Ryan Leeman and Christian Duvall

Chesterfield Parents Go On Vacation and 35-year old Son Invites Prostitute and Heroin Supplier to Move In

The Story

The Police Report

Dan McLaughlin

DWI, No Proof of Insurance, Leaving Scene of Accident, 9-25-11

DWI, 8-16-10 (Saturated pants.)

Alfred "Skip" Nichols

DWI, 3-17-00

DWI, 6-1-07

Richard Rognan

Patronizing Prostitution, 8-8-13

Scott Rosenblum

DWI, 4-29-14

Accident, 4-29-14

Andy Stecko

Incident at the Hangar Bar and Grill, 3-4-16

While this police report has a number of names redacted, through independent means we were able to identify four of the six people mentioned. They are:

The Suspect: Then Monarch Fire Protection District Captain Andy Stecko.

The Victim: Monarch Fire Prevention District firefighter/paramedic Donna Kessler.

Witness 1: "C" is Bob Chitwood, the owner of the hangar Grill and Pub on Long Road.

Witness 2: "F" is bartender Sarah Ferguson.

Robert Walter

Another Night at Harpo's, 6-11-16

 
Restaurant Reviews
Listed by date, newest first


Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 12-25-19


Twisted Tree Steakhouse, 11-21-19


Lemmon's Restaurant, 2-9-19


Espino's, 12-27-18


LoRusso's Cucina, 12-13-18


Pat Connolly Tavern, 11-20-18


Big Sky Cafe, 11-2-18


The Corner Pub & Grill, 9-11-18


The Frisco, 8-21-18


Satchmo's 3-1-18


The Tavern, 1-21-18


Wan Fu Chinese Restaurant, 1-20-18


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