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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 412 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 357

January 25, 2020 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



THE APRIL MUNICIPAL ELECTION BALLOTS ARE CLOSED: See who is running and see who withdrew. Pages 1 & 2



AN APOLOGY, BACKPEDALING, CLAIMS OF CONFUSION AND A TOTALLY UNFAIR ACCUSATION ALL EARLY FEATURES AT THE POLICE, FIRE & EMS COMMISSION MEETING: Commissioners claim they didn’t understand their vote in November for the city to study being annexed by the fire district. After the backlash hit they wanted to change what they did. Pages 2-5



POLICE PART OF THE MEETING: Yoga for cops and Rape Defense Classes. Pages 5 & 6



MORE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY MAYOR: Pages 7-10



DALTON FRIENDS OF COMPANIES MAKING MONEY OFF PEOPLE WITH ADDICTIONS: Pages 10-12



DALTON CONTINUES TO VIOLATE MISSOURI ETHICS LAWS: Pages 12-15

WHEN THE CITY EMPLOYEES GO MARCHING IN: No money for branch chipping, but money for trips to the Big Easy! Pages 15 & 16



MASON ROAD SIDEWALK/TRIAL WASTE OF MONEY MOVES FORWARD: Pages 16 & 17



2019 CHESTERFIELD CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT: See what crime was up from 2018 to 2019 along with the final police stats for 2019. Pages 18-20





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what was happening last week in the world of criminals and drunk drivers. Pages 20-33



CHESTERFIELD MALL CLOSING TWO SECTIONS: Pages 33 & 34

MONARCH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT PUTS BOND ISSUE ON BALLOT: Pages 35 & 36



MONARCH VOTES TO UP INSURANCE DEDUCTABLES IN AN ATTEMPT TO LOWER PREMIUMS: Page 36



CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Pages 36-38

IMPEACHMENT EMAIL: For a number of years I get email meant for someone with almost the same name. It is always far right wing material and often involves Florida politics. I received one email that was very interesting five hours after the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court gave an oath to the entire U.S. Senate to be fair and impartial in considering the impeachment before them. Read the email. Pages 38-40

CARTOONS: We found a few cartoons that did not involve the impeachment. I also separated the pro-impeachment cartoons and the pro-Trump cartoons. There were far more in the first category even by cartoonists considered “conservatives.” Pages 40-52


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 411 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 356

January 18, 2020 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



SEE THE ENTIRE POLO SHOP GANG FROM THE POLICE SHOOTING ON DECEMBER 31 IN CHESTERFIELD: Pages 14-20





DECEMBER TOWN AND COUNTRY ARRESTS:
See who got arrested for what and what they have done in the past. Pages 1- 8


EXPENSE OF RUNNING A POLICE DEPARTMENT: Small world! A friend of mine who has been in law enforcement for 40 years knows the founder of a police information company police departments pay a lot of money to for an annual information service. My friend and the founder were cops (LAPD/CHP) in the LA area in the 70s. Pages 8 & 9

ALDERWOMEN LISTING TOWN SQUARE AS AN “ACCOMPLISHMENT” ALONG WITH THE 2020 BUDGET! Page 9



PULTE HOMES WAS CLAIMING THAT ALL THE WORK AT THE TOWN AND COUNTRY CROSSING ESTATES WAS COMPLETE AND INSPECTED. HOMEOWNERS CLAIMED THEY WERE LYING: Pulte has now agreed to make repairs before the homeowner’s association takes over the storm water system. Pages 9 & 10



TOWN & COUNTRY POLICE OFFICER HELPED SHOW THAT DESPITE OTHER RECENT HEALTH SET BACKS, MY INTERNAL LIE DETECTOR IS STILL WORKING: Pages 10-12



WHO IS SUPPOSED TO STOP?
Page 12 & 13





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: We look at what the Chesterfield cops had to deal with in the start of the New Year. Pages 20-26



ART AT CITY HALL: See a few photographs of the latest exhibit. Pages 26-28



THE QUEEN OR LOVE AND BEAUTY AND TOTAL ST. LOUIS ELITISM RETURNS TO LADUE: Pages 28-35

MORE FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: Pages 35 & 36

CARTOONS: Pages 37-43


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 410 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 355

January 11, 2020 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



OH DEER! END OF THE YEAR DEER REPORTS: Read the latest on where deer met their only predators, motor vehicles in 2019. Town and Country: Pages 1 & 2 Chesterfield: Pages 2-5



COUNCILMEN AND MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION ANNOUNCE DEER BOW HUNTING IN COUNTY PARKS IN 2020: Pages 5-7



FITCH MAKES AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON COUNTY EXECUTIVE RACE: Page 8

TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE AND CRIME STATS FOR NOVEMBER: Pages 8-10



A REPORT ON THE GATHERING PLACES FOR THE NEW YEAR: We looked at the crowds at the Town Square, Longview Farm Park and Queeny Park. Pages 10-13

ARTICLE CLAIMS TOWN AND COUNTRY IS THE 40TH BEST SMALL TOWN FOR RETIREES IN AMERICA: The article also claims that the empty Town Square is a bit of “New England” and Town and Country is almost next door to South Broadway and Arsenal. Pages 13-15



REMODEL WORK OFF MASON RIDGE IS NOT ON THE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT DESIGNED HOUSE, BUT THE ONE NEXT DOOR: Pages 15-17



SAY GOODBYE TO THE LONG CABIN ON BOPP ROAD: Pages 17 & 18



PEPSI VERSUS COKE: See who got the new three-year contract to sell soft drinks at Chesterfield city facilities and parks. Pages 19 & 20

SO MUCH FOR INTER-GOVERNMENT COOPERATION: Chesterfield told to file a written Sunshine Request to get an answer from MSD. Page 21





CHESTERFIELD
POLICE BLOTTER: See what the police had to deal with and who got arrested last week. Pages 21-29



COUNTY POLICE TRYING TO HIDE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE IN ASSAULT ON A CHESTERFIELD POLICE OFFICER AND POLICE SHOOTING: Pages 30-35



WALMART EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT IN ROMANTIC BREAKUP WITH ANOTHER WALMART WORKER: Pages 35 & 36



TEENAGER ASSAULTED BY EMPLOYEE IN VAPE SHOP NEAR HIGH SCHOOL: Despite witnesses and confessions City Prosecutor reduces charge to “littering.” Pages 37 & 38



DIERBERGS LETTING CUSTOMERS DOWN: Pages 38-41

CARTOONS: Pages 42-48


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 409 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 354

January 4, 2020 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:

SUSPECT SHOT BY CHESTERFIELD POLICE IDENTIFIED: He is an ex-con drug dealer and thief who just out of prison was charged twice this year of resisting arrest by fleeing police in a car. See the record we were able to find. Pages 43 & 44

THIS JUST IN FROM CHESTERFIELD PD:

Update on the Officer injured by the suspect in the incident on 12/31/19 at the Chesterfield Outlet Mall:

The Officer who was struck by the vehicle during the incident on 12/31/19 at the Chesterfield Outlet Mall suffered non-life-threatening injuries during this incident.  He was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for his injuries and later released.  He continues to receive medical care for these injuries and is currently on medical leave.



MAYOR DALTON ADMITS TO BREAKING LAW FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS: Pages 1-5 (Repeat Warning: This piece in this week’s newsletter deals with the Ethics Commission finding Town and Country Mayor Dalton guilty of breaking the law dealing with candidates, elected officials and lobbyists for the last 3-years. We ran this as “Breaking News” a week ago so if you already read it please scroll down to the next article.)

SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST CHESTERFIELD’S ATTEMPT TO END THE SALES TAX POOL AND KEEP IT ALL: Pages 19-21



CBC GETS P&Z PERMISSION TO INCREASE USE OF FOOTBALL LIGHTS FROM 28 NIGHTS TO 73 NIGHTS: Pages 5-7



CBC GETS APPROVAL FROM P&Z FOR LIGHTS ON BASEBALL FIELD: They have two years to begin installation as they still have to do fundraising for the project. Pages 7-9



PRINCIPIA GETS NEW FIELDS AND FIELDHOUSE APPROVED BUT ALSO GETS MORE LIBERAL USE CONCESSIONS THAN CBC: Pages 9-11



HOLIDAY VISITS TO SEE WHERE PEOPLE WERE GATHERING: Was it at Jon Dalton’s $10-million Town Square or at Longview Farm Park or at Queeny Park? There were no surprises in what we found. Pages 11-16



THE FIX MAY HAVE BEEN IN ON THE TOPIC OF THE FIRE DISTRICT ANNEXING THE CITY: Read the facts how this possible huge tax increase for residents was already on the radar at City Hall days before a Commission vote. Pages 16-18

MO SUPREME COURT GIVES A CHRISTMAS GIFT TO THE CITIES IN THE SALES TAX POOL AND A BIG LUMP OF COAL TO CHESTERFIELD AND MAYOR BOB NATION: Pages 19-21

CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT CHARGED WITH FELONY DOMESTIC ASSAULT AGAIN! Pages 21-23










CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
It is extra long this week thanks to Christmas time crimes, drug addicts and drunk drivers and because we ran two Drunks and Thieves issues last week. Pages 23-40



CHESTERFIELD POLICE SHOOTING AT TAUBMAN OUTLET MALL: The County Prosecutor and Police Chief have apparently learned nothing from “Ferguson.” Read about the lack of information being supplied by the County Police and prosecutor’s office on the incident. The Chesterfield Police have been told to keep their hands off the entire incident and to keep their mouths shut. Pages 40-43

SUSPECT IN POLICE SHOOTING IDENTIFIED: Pages 43 & 44



WARD 2 INCUMBENT HAS A CHALLENGER: Read who is running against the incumbent. Pages 44 & 45





THE RACE IN WARD 1 HAS LONGTIME RESIDENT VERSUS NEWBE:
Pages 45 & 46





CHESTERFIELD CITY ATTORNEY AND BALLWIN PROSECUTOR AND OAKLAND JUDGE NEEDS TO PICK A JOB: Chris Graville needs to decide if he should keep the public safe or get dangerous drivers off or the best deal possible. Page 47


DRIVER EXPANDS ENTRANCE TO ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL
: Page 47



MONARCH FPD
GOES DEEP INTO THE SEWER TO RESCUE WORKER: Page 48



CHARLIE GITTO’S SAY GOODBYE TO CHESTERFIELD:
Page 49



THE LAST VELVET FREEZE ON THE PLANET WAS BUSY AFTER CHRISTMAS: Read why. Pages 50 & 51

RESTAURANT REVIEW: CHRISTMAS AT FLEMING’S: Good but more bad. Pages 51-57

MUSIC: The Von Trapps, Valerie and an Air Force Trumpet Player from Webster Groves. Pages 57-59

CARTOONS: Pages 60-70


NEW! POSTED 12-28-19


Drunks and Thieves 2019, Part Nine

December 31, 2019 --  Here is the ninth and final Drunks and Thieves edition for 2019:



NOTHING UNUSUAL HERE! ANOTHER DRUNK DRIVER LEAVES HARPO’S AT CLOSING TIME: Read who and how drunk. Pages 1-3


VERY DRUNK DRIVER AT 4 AM TELLS THE POLICE SHE STARTED DRINKING WHEN THEY STOPPED HER AND QUIT THREE HOURS EARLIER: Pages 4 & 5





SHOPLIFTER TRIES TO EASE OUT OF WALMART WEARING STOLEN GOODS, WHILE HIS ACCOMPLICE HID IN THE BATHROOM: Pages 5-8

CHESTERFIELD MAN SO DRUNK HE COULD NOT STAND RUNS OFF OF CLAYTON ROAD CRASHES INTO MAILBOX, TREE AND UTILITY POLE: There is more. He had a prior DWI, but the Town and Country Judge and Prosecutor apparently could care less. Read the facts and the sentence. Pages 9-11



TRIO ESCAPE AFTER STEALING FROM CHESTERFIELD POLO AND JUSTICE SHOPS BUT ARE ARRESTED A COUPLE HOURS LATER STEALING AT THE KIRKWOOD T.J. MAXX STORE: Pages 11-14
 

EXCESSIVE LANE WEAVING ON I-64 RESULTS IN A DRIV
ING WHILE DRUGGED ARREST: Pages 14 & 15
 

REPEAT DRUNK DRIVER IMMEDIATELY CONFESSES TO THE OFFICER THAT HE IS DRUNK. HE TURNS NOT SO NICE AT THE POLICE STATION CAUSING $364 IN DAMAGE TO JAIL CELLS: Pages 15-17

 



DRUNK DRIVER FROM FENTON WITH A PRIOR DWI PASSED POLICE DOING 88 MPH ON I-270:
Pages 17-19





Drunks and Thieves 2019, Part Eight

December 27, 2019 -- 
It's time for this year's eighth installment of Drunks and Thieves. In this edition:



CHESTERFIELD MAN ARRESTED FOR SECOND DWI BY TOWN & COUNTRY POLICE. MEANWHILE HE EMPTIED HIS MOTHER’S BANK ACCOUNT: He is a drunk driver, drug user and a son who stole $1,200 from his mother. Read about Devin Nelson. Pages 1-3


CARDINAL FAN ADDING VODKA AFTER BALLPARK BEERS, CRASHES CAR WHILE BEING PULLED OVER, ARRESTED FOR DWI: Despite being almost twice the limit he did not get a permanent DWI conviction. Pages 3-5

33-YEAR-OLD WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DWI CLAIMS SHE WAS AT THE SUB-ZERO VODKA BAR, BUT DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DRINK. JUST TO PROVE IT SHE REFUSED TO TAKE A BREATH TEST AND LATER PLED GUILTY: Pages 5-8


FORMER COP NOW A TRUCK DRIVER FOLLOWS A DRUNK DRIVER FOR MORE THAN A WHILE BEFORE A TOWN AND COUNTRY OFFICER ARRIVES AND MAKES AN ARREST: Pages 8-1
0

DRUNK DRIVER FROM CHESTERFIELD CRASHES INTO GUARD RAIL WHILE EXITING I-270 TO I-64 IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: The driver was clearly drunk, driving on busy Interstate highways and refused to take a breath test., but admitted that he was drunk He left the courtroom with no fine, no points and no permanent record as the Town and Country Municipal Court puts public safety well behind helping local defense attorneys. Pages 10-13

SAFELITE REPAIR-SAFELITE REPLACE, SO GOES THE SAFELITE AUTO GLASS JINGLE UNLESS THE TECH IS 3 TIMES
OVER THE LEGAL LIMIT AT 8:30 IN THE MORNING: Guess what being 3x over the limit, causing a crash that injured three people get you in the Chesterfield Municipal Court? If you say a “no points, no fine, no permanent record, you know how the Chesterfield City Court works. Pages 13-16 

DRUNK DRIVER HITS BUILDING AT 11:54 IN THE MORNING, REFUSES TO TAKE A BREATH TEST AND ENDS UP WITH NO POINTS ON HIS DRIVING RECORD: Pages 16-19


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 408 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 353

December 21, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



THE CANDIDATES FOR THE APRIL BOARD OF ALDERMEN ELECTION IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Tuesday marked the first day for filing for the 2020 April election. Read who the early filers are. Pages 19-22

 
ABOVE: Defendant Michael Kratz (left) and his attorney Scott Rosenblum (right).

19-YEAR-OLD TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT AND MARYVILLE STUDENT CHARGED WITH FORCIBLE RAPE INCLUDING MULTIPLE FORCED SODOMY ACTS IN UNIVERSITY DORM ROOM:
Pages 1-3







TOWN AND COUNTRY NOVEMBER ARRESTS: There were not a high amount of arrests in November, but there was a high percentage of those arrested who had multiple prior arrests. Pages 4-9

MAYOR TELLS A WHOPPER AND LIES ABOUT BUDGET AGAIN. NO ELECTED OFFICIAL HAS THE GUTS TO CORRECT HIM: Page 10 & 11

WE CHECKED THE GATHERING PLACES RIGHT BEFORE THE BIG SNOW: Pages 11 & 12



HELLO TV NEWS CREW! HOW ABOUT KNOWING WHERE YOU ARE? Pages 12-14



MORE EXTRA MONEY BUDGETED TO TOWN SQUARE: The Board of Aldermen at their last meeting of the year voted to hold off on pending $10,000 for additional electrical service to the Town Square, but approved $9,000 to purchase items. Pages 14 & 15

NEIGHBORING CITY’S STAFFER CLAIMS DALTON HAS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST: Read the details. Page 15



AN INDEPENDENT SOURCE SAYS PULTE HOMES NEEDS TO DO MORE WORK AT THE ESTATES TOWN AND COUNTRY CROSSING SUBDIVISION:
Page 16



LARGE CITY-OWNED OAK TREES ARE GONE. SEE WHAT IS LEFT: Page 17



1414 TOPPING ROAD. IT IS BIGGER THAN IT LOOKS: Pages 18 & 19



FIRST DAY FILERS FOR THE APRIL CITY COUNCIL BALLOT IN CHESTERFIELD ARE ALL FAMILIAR NAMES: Pages 22 & 23



MARIJUANA RETAIL APPLICATION WITH CHESTERFIELD ADDRESSES: See where people want to put medical marijuana retail stores in Chesterfield. Pages 23 & 24







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Among those arrested last week were a St. Luke’s Hospital nurse (twice) and the brother to a top University of Missouri football recruit, who gave his star footballer brother’s name at the time of arrest. A DRUNK customer at Harpo’s assaulted an employee and then throws chair through the window. Plus an 85-year-old drunk driver leaving Smitty’s who goes airborne after crashing into two cars and a dumpster. Pages 25- 40

CHESTERFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HEARS ABOUT POLICE DEPARTMENT DESIRED CHANGES: Pages 40 & 41



CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS: Pages 41-43





CHRISTMAS MUSIC: Pages 44-46



OTHER CHRISTMAS ITEMS: Page 47

CARTOONS: Pages 48-54



Listed by date, newest first
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
 
$35,000,00 Divorce:
David and Angela Porter

Angela Porter Motion for Restraining Order, September 10, 2019

Attorney Lien, September 3, 2019

Original County Petition, August 14, 2019

Porter Contempt Motion, June 5, 2019

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

Divorce Counter Petition, September 11, 2018

Angela Porter Change of Counsel, November 8, 2018

Porter Divorce Petition, July 27, 2018

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

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

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

Vivek Agnihotri Domestic Assault
Complaint, July 4, 2016


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

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

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

Jane Cunningham and Dan Buck emails from June 5, 2017

Update: May 24, 2017

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

Update: January 21, 2017

Update: December 22, 2016

Update: December 2, 2016


Update: November 5, 2016

Update: October 28, 2016

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

Executive Session Minutes Draft, October 5, 2016

Real Estate Purchase Contract, September 29, 2016

Letter of Intent, September 21, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, September 7, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, August 1,2016

Executive Session Minutes July 18, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, June 6, 2016

Board of Freeholders Applications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cerna pled guilty to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Town and Country Deer Reports, May 5, 2019

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, February 14, 2019

White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Management Program, February 11, 2018

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, Town & Country, February 11. 2018

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

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, Town & Country, January 27, 2017
Doorack Scandal:
Special Report


Lawsuit: Doorack vs. Chesterfield, August 9, 2019

Update: May 22, 2017


Update: January 21, 2017

Update:January 14, 2017

Update: January 4, 2017

Update: December 22, 2016

Boondoggle Turns Into Scandal As City Officials Break the Law and Hide Public Records, December 7, 2016
Tim Engelmeyer's Attack and Our Response

Chesterfield Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer launches a lie-filled offensive and we fire back. (May, 2017)
The Engelmeyer Years

Read how Chesterfield Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer has been making sure DWI defendants represented by lawyers leave the  courtroom with no fines or points. Also read how Engelmeyer reduces moving violations to Illegal Parking and how he reduces crimes to “Littering” violations.
Ted Federer, a.k.a. "T-Fed"

Ted Federer, also known as "T-Fed" lived a fast and notorious life that came to a tragic end on June 9, 2019 at the age of only 27.His encounters with the law have been chronicled numerous times in our newsletter. Here is a recap of his exploits and untimely death.

The Death of T-Fed, June 9, 2019

RELATED: Scroll down to the "Our Favorite Police Reports" section to read some of the police reports from T-Fed's numerous arrests.

Forest Lake Tennis
Club Lawsuit


Personal injury lawsuit alleging sexual assault on a employee/student by another member of the staff, August 2019.
Connie Fults
Ethics Violations


Missouri Ethics Commission Versus Connie Fults Consent Order, April 26, 2016

Connie Fults Refuses to Obey Missouri Ethics Laws, March 2, 2016

Connie Fults Ethics Complaint, March 1, 2016
State Representative
Don Gosen Sex Scandal


Don Gosen Sex Scandal,
February 18, 2016

Mason Road Crashes

A compilation of crashes on Mason Road with photos.
Mason Road Sidewalk Project Emails

Comments and emails from October 2019 regarding the Mason Road sidewalk project from residents of Buckland Hall Subdivision:

Read a selection of earlier emails and attachments between city staff regarding the Mason sidewalk stop work order from October 2018, obtained and added November 2019.

Susan Crandall

Jana and Kevin Hunt

Mike and Cheryl Schmid

Read emails about the Mason Rd. sidewalk project from the first quarter of 2017 to and from Town and Country city staff, elected officials, Parks Commission members and residents.
Mayor Bob Nation;
Chesterfield Censure


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

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

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

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
Principia Lawsuit

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

Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County Ethics Violations

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

Ronald Lee Roberts Sentencing Recommendation, Fraud Case, Filed January 15, 2015
The Fall of Steve Stenger

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

Steve Stenger Search Warrant. March 20, 2019

Town Square

Town Square Costs, July 22
 2019

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

Brinkmann Town Square Proposal, October 12, 2016

Opus Town Square Proposal October 12, 2016

Trash Can Emails

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

Trash Can Emails, June 13, 2017
Westminster Lawsuit

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

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

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

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

Download the lawsuit and polygraph results.

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


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

 

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

Listed alphabetically by last name
Brett Cervantes

DWI, 3-29-13

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

DWI, 2-12-11

Jon Dalton, Jr.

DWI, 6-23-12

DWI, 1-1-12

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rice "Sandy" Jacobs

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

David Karney

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

Ryan Leeman and Christian Duvall

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

The Story

The Police Report

Dan McLaughlin

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

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

Alfred "Skip" Nichols

DWI, 3-17-00

DWI, 6-1-07

Richard Rognan

Patronizing Prostitution, 8-8-13

Scott Rosenblum

DWI, 4-29-14

Accident, 4-29-14

Andy Stecko

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

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

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

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

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

Witness 2: "F" is bartender Sarah Ferguson.

Robert Walter

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

 
Restaurant Reviews
Listed by date, newest first


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


Twisted Tree Steakhouse, 11-21-19


Lemmon's Restaurant, 2-9-19


Espino's, 12-27-18


LoRusso's Cucina, 12-13-18


Pat Connolly Tavern, 11-20-18


Big Sky Cafe, 11-2-18


The Corner Pub & Grill, 9-11-18


The Frisco, 8-21-18


Satchmo's 3-1-18


The Tavern, 1-21-18


Wan Fu Chinese Restaurant, 1-20-18


Russell's Cafe & Bakery Chesterfield, 12-1-17


Rosalita's Cantina, 11-17-17


Classic Red Hots Catering at the Chesterfield Valley Home Depot, 9-20-17


Texas Roadhouse Ballwin, 9-4-17


Return to BrickTops, 8-27-17


3 Bay BBQ, 7-27-17


Sugarfire BBQ Olivette, 6-30-17


Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill, 6-22-17


King Edwards, 5-25-17


Syberg's Chesterfield Valley, 3-3-17


O'Connell's Pub, 12-22-16


Parkside Grille, 11-23-16



Circa STL, 11-11-16


Pi
ccadilly at Manhattan, 10-26-16


Urban Chestnut, 10-24-16


The Battle of Maplewood Fried Chicken, 9-28-16


In
Search of the Good and Cheap Greasy Cheeseburger, 8-8-16


Stackhouse 7-22-16


Joey B's, 7-20-16


Weber Grill Restaurant, 4-25-16


Three Kings Public House, 4-6-16



Fast Food for Lent, 2-23-16


Grassi's, 11-12-15


Walnut Grill, 8-26-15


Katie's Pizza and Pasta, 5-16-15


Massa's Town and Country, 2-28-15


One 19 North, 2-7-15


Red Lobster, Chesterfield Valley, 1-20-15


BrickTop's, 1-1-15


Rich and Charlie's, 12-9-14


Charlotte's Rib, 12-11-14


Cheeburger Cheeburger
12-9-14


Scarecrow, 11-25-14


Tuckers, 11-12-14


Country Club, 11-2-14


Mike Duffy's, 10-30-14


Smitty's, 10-29-14


Panda Express, 10-22-14


Kim Cheese, 10-15-14


Harpo's, 9-26-14



Mongolian BBQ, 9-11-14


Talayna's, 8-29-14


Circle 7 Ranch, 8-24-14


Mia Sorella, 8-17-14


Annie Gunn's, 2-24-14


Cooper's Hawk, 12-20-13