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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 490 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 435


July 31, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment.




Ex-Alderman Newsletter 489 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 434


July 24, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment.
In this edition:



NEW HOUSES IN TOWN AND COUNTRY:
We improperly compare one to a house in a story from Philadelphia. Pages 1-5






I DON’T THINK THIS GUY IS GOING TO SHOW UP FOR COURT IN TOWN AND COUNTRY OR CHESTERFIELD: Read why we predict a former Chesterfield resident will get failure to appear warrants issued against him in Town and Country and Chesterfield despite living in Clayton. Pages 6-8




TOWN AND COUNTRY ORDINANCE WOULD BAN DEVELOPERS FROM PLANTING INVASIVE TREES:
Pages 9 & 10







GATHERING PLACES:
We checked out where people were gather on Thursday July 15 and it wasn’t the Town Square. See where it was. Pages 10-12






IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING: But I’m not as restless as a willow in a windstorm or as jumpy as a puppet on a string. Page 12






JUNE 2021 CHESTERFIELD CRIME AND POLICE STAT REPORT: Here is what the coppers and thieves were up to in June. Pages 13-18

THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Last week’s breakdown of crime and police activity. Pages 18- 38




CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT ARRESTED AND IN JAIL FOR RAPING AND SODOMIZING JUVENILE FOR TWO YEARS SOMETIMES AT GUNPOINT: Pages 26-30







CHESTERFIELD BANK ROBBERY:
See the suspect in action. Pages 38 & 39








LOGAN PARK LAYOUT:
See the layout of the new park. Page 40






ARTS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS AND COUNCIL APPROVES ACCEPTING 5-YEAR DEAL FOR 9-FOOT HIGH SCULPTURE OF A BUTTERFLY DONATED BY THE KILO FAMILY: The Butterfly is popular. Chesterfield is the third city we know of to get one. Pages 40-42






MONDAY’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING:
Pages 42-45








HANDICAPPED LOCKED OUT ON COUNCIL NIGHTS:
Pages 45 & 46







JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THE END WAS NEAR:
Apparently Pandemic Two is upon us. We wrote city leaders in Town and Country and Chesterfield to see what is next. Read their responses. Pages 46-48






UP ESCALATOR NOT MOVING FOR CLOSE TO 3-MONTHS:
Page 48








CARTOONS:
See our picks for best of the week. Pages 49-60







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 488 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 433


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


JUNE DEER REPORTS:
All of a sudden judging from the jump in the car hits in Town and Country, the city should maybe consider a January harvest again and County Councilman Tim Fitch should look at continuing the Queeny Park Bow Hunt program. See the numbers for Town and Country and Chesterfield. Pages 1-4




T
OWN AND COUNTRY MAYOR ANNOUNCES NO MORE WORK SESSIONS. ALL ALDERMANIC MEETINGS WILL BE ON THE RECORD: Page 4







THIS MIGHT BE A FIRST IN THE LAST 20 YEARS: Pages 4 & 5







A GATE TO A DRIVEWAY ON MASON ROAD:
The mayor wants the “boulders” moved or removed. Pages 5-7








PAVILION AT DELMAR DAYSPRING BAPTIST CHURCH:
Pages 7 & 8








OFFICER JOSH HAMEL RECEIVES ANOTHER AWARD:
Pages 8 & 9







TOWN AND COUNTRY ARRESTS PRETEND UBER DRIVER OUTSIDE OF STRAUBS IN MASON VILLAGE PARKING LOT FOR SEX ASSAULT ON A PASSENGER AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM: Pages 9-12






CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Check out the better police calls of the week. Pages 13-24







DO GOVERNMENTS GET THEIR MONEY BACK FOR JULY 4TH ADS WHEN THE PAPER ARRIVES NINE DAYS AFTER THE 4TH OF JULY? Pages 24-26





MENTAL HEALTH POLICE RELATED AMBULANCE TRIPS FROM CHESTERFIELD TO MERCY HOSPITAL UP 25% FOR 2021: Attempted suicide calls in Chesterfield are up 25% so far in 2021. Pages 26 & 27





OUR SUGGESTION TO IMPROVE DONNYBROOK ON KETC: We are suggesting new rules to be put in place on the set of Donnybrook on KETC. We are giving four simple rules that should improve the broadcasts. Pages 27 & 28






MAIL CARRIERS LOOK OUT!
Page 29








HOW LUNCH WAS DONE DRIVING TO A VACATION LOCATION: Page 30










CARTOONS:
Pages 31-37







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 487 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 432


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



PLENTY OF VIOLATIONS AND NO ENFORCEMENT:
What is the point of having a law, advertising the law on your social media pages and then refusing to enforce it? Pages 1-3





THIS IS WRONG, WRONG AND WRONG: Chesterfield Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer is the defense attorney for a Drunk Driver who was arrested just before driving into Chesterfield on I-64. Engelmeyer apparently is interested in money before public safety. Page 3






100-MPH SPEEDER GIVEN PROBATION BY A COUNTY JUDGE:
Page 4








TOWN AND COUNTRY MAY 2021 CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY STATS:
Pages 5-7








RESTAURANT FOR TOWN SQUARE IS OFF OR IS IT ON?
Pages 7 & 8





PARKS COMMISSION MEETING: Smoking areas in parks? Movie night at Longview? Commissions where barely enough show up to have a quorum, which did not start this meeting with a quorum. The Fall Festival music at Longview and Town Square was announced. People want more “doggie bags” on Clayton Road. Commission thinks not. CBC tried to keep Pickleball off tennis courts. A second try will be made. Pages 8-11



A READER TO THE DEFENSE: Several readers, including lawyers, contacted us saying the threat to sue us we published last week was stupid and ridiculous. One also sent us a posting on the city’s website to make their point. Page 11





THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the people with badges had to deal with last week in Chesterfield. Pages 12- 25





SOME AREA CURRENT AND FORMER RESIDENTS GETTING NEW LIVING QUARTERS: Off to prison of a registered sex offender who had sex with a juvenile, the man who attacked a McDonalds’ manager with a garden rake causing him to lose an eye, DWI driver who killed a motorcyclist and a 1989 Parkway Central Grad going off to Federal Prison. Pages 25-29




OUR FAVORITE SUPERMARKET CASHIER RETIRES: See who. Pages 29 & 30









OUR FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS:
Page 31








FORMER CARDINAL CENTER FIELDER AND TV COLOR MAN BEING SUED BY FRONTENAC:
See who and why, plus read the lawsuit. Pages 31-36





A COMMENT FROM OVERSEAS ON THE LAST DRUNKS AND THIEVES ISSUE: Our regular reader from Dublin, Ireland sent a short opinion on Municipal Court rulings in Town and Country and Chesterfield. Page 36






THE NEW U.S. POSTAL SERVICE GETTING THE NEWS TO ME ON TIME, WELL WITHIN A MONTH OR SO: Pages 36 & 37








CARTOONS: WARNING, WARNING, WARNING:
Read the warnings. Pages 37-46









Drunks and Thieves 2021 Part Five

July
6, 2021 -
It's time for the fifth edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2021. Download to read some interesting and sometimes outlandish examples of justice in the Snoburbs.



A REPEAT THIEF! 55-YEAR-OLD WOMAN FROM NORTH ST. LOUIS SHOPLIFTING MENS CLOTHES AT TOMMY HILFIGER: With eight prison sentences and five jail terms, Janeane Walls keeps stealing. Pages 1-3



DRUNK DRIVER WITH VOMIT ON HER BLOUSE DOESN’T REMEMBER MUCH INCLUDING ALMOST HITTING A POLICE CAR HEAD-ON AND STOPPING AT A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT: She hired a local lawyer and was rewarded by leaving Chesterfield court with no fine, no points and most of the charges dismissed. Pages 3-6.




ANOTHER TOP GOLF DRUNK DRIVER: Top golf helps golfers with their swings and helps the Chesterfield Police with their DWI arrest totals. Pages 6-8






BAREFOOT DRUNK ASSAULTS TWO AT FOUR SEASONS DIERBERG’S. CHESTERFIELD JUDGE AND PROSECUTOR MAKE SURE THERE IS NO ASSAULT CONVICTION: Pages 9 & 10



A WINDY DAY BLOWING OPEN A CAR DOOR GETS A VERY DRUNK DRIVER OFF THE STREETS, BUT CHESTERFIELD MUNI COURT PUTS HIM RIGHT BACK ON THE STREETS: A blood alcohol level of almost four times the legal limit on a Tuesday afternoon when schools were letting out was not enough to get a DWI conviction in the Chesterfield Municipal Court. Pages 10-13




ESTRANGED HUSBAND CALLS TO SPEAK WITH CHILDREN. THEY DON’T WANT TO TALK TO HIM. HE COMES TO THE HOUSE DRUNK AND ASSAULTS WIFE, WHO ALSO DID NOT WANT TO TALK TO HIM: Pages 13-16




DRUNK DRIVER HITS MEDIAN WALL AND ENDS HIS NIGHT OF DRIVING ON I-64: The driver didn’t know where he was and tested almost double the legal limit but still left courtroom with no points on his license, no fine and no permanent DWI record. Pages 16-18




58-YEAR-OLD DRUNK WOMAN FROM BELLEVILLE RUNS OFF ROAD AND WRECKS HER AUDI ON BOPP ROAD ON A SATURDAY NIGHT: Another very drunk driver, who crashed her car leaves Town and Country courtroom with a SIS no fine, no points, no permanent public record probation. Pages 18-21




Ex-Alderman Newsletter 486 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 431


July 2, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:




GARDEN CLUB PRESIDENT THREATENS TO SUE US:
Read the threat. Pages 1 & 2








THE ONLY NEW HOUSE FOR THE MONTH. I HAVE SEEN IT AGAIN AND AGAIN:
Page 2







TOWN AND COUNTRY PD DOES NOT TELL THE PUBLIC ABOUT A TRAFFIC CRASH THAT SENT TWO OFFICERS TO THE HOSPITAL: Page 3







WHAT TOWN AND COUNTRY PAID ON THE TOWN SQUARE FOR JUNE:
Page 4







THE LEGAL BILL ON THE LAWSUIT ALLEGING THE CITY FAILED TO ENFORCED BUILDING/CONSTRUCTION CODES CONTINUES TO GROW:
Page 5







MAY LEGAL BILL FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY:
Pages 6-8







JUNE 28 T&C BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING: Including: Where do we keep all the salt, asked the mayor. Liquor license to a place run by a convicted felon. The license is in the name of his 86-year-old mother. Pages 8-10





POLICE, FIRE & EMS MEETING:
Another meeting where facts and the finance director’s report on how the city could not afford what the fire district and Alderman Mortland want were missing. Pages 10-13







AN EMAIL FROM A NEWSLETTER READER NOT THREATENING TO SUE US:
Page 13








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
See where the calls were and who was getting arrested. Pages 14-28





HE COULDN’T HANG ON AND LAST LONGER THAN CHIEF JOHNSON: After spending 48 years as a cop and working at Chesterfield since day one 32 years ago, an officer gave up and retired making Chief Johnson the longest serving officer at the CPD. Pages 28 & 29





PLANS FOR UNDERFUNDED VOLLEYBALL/BASKETBALL BUILDING APPROVED BY PLANNING COMMISSION: Pages 30 & 31







CARTOONS:
Pages 31-40








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 485 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 430


June 26, 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 MAY ARREST
S: There were a lot of them including a number of people with jail/prison time and extensive records. Also there were a number of new members of the 100 mph club. Pages 1-13






MORE FATALITIES AT THE TOWN SQUARE: Of course we are talking about trees. Pages 13 & 14







NOTES FROM A REGULAR READER WHO CLAIMS NOBODY READS OUR WEBSITE ANYMORE: Page 15







CITIZENS MEET WITH THE STATE AUDITORS: Pages 16 & 17






THE ALDERMANIC RETREAT: Future aldermanic meetings will be broadcast on YouTube. The longest discussion was on the fire district dreams of the city building them two new fire stations. It doesn’t look like that is going to happen. There was a finance report plus a discussion of getting rid of two of Jon Dalton’s commissions. Pages 17-21




HOUSE FIRE IN THE FAR NORTH OF TOWN AND COUNTRY: Page 21








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Lots of drug arrests and the number of suicides and attempt suicides continue to grow. And here is a surprise (not), fights at Harpo’s Pages 22-38







MAY 2021 CRIME AND POLICE STATS REPORT:
See if crime is up or down. Pages 38-43







THE SATURDAY SEVERE STORMS CAUSE A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN CHESTERFIELD: See the City’s responses from the night of the storms to now. Pages 43-46




CHESTERFIELD COUNCIL VOTES ON CHURCH SIGN THAT BORDERS ON UNCONSTITUTIONAL. CITY COUNCIL VOTES DOWN REQUESTED SIGN VARIANCE BY INCARNATE WORD CHURCH AND SCHOOL: Are a couple of Catholic councilpersons voting against the church headed to Purgatory at a later date? Pages 46-49





FUN AT QUEENY PARK:
Big Sticks. Pages 49 & 50








BOB KUBAN AILING:
Page 50









HOT NIGHT FOR JAZZ:
Click on the links and enjoy the show. Pages 50-52








CARTOONS:
Pages 53-57








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 484 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 429

June 19, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



TOWN AND COUNTRY BOARD OF ALDERMEN VOTE THE FIRST STEP TO CLOSING MCNAMARA’S GAS/REPAIR STATION IN FAVOR OF GIANT CONVENIENCE STORE WITH GAS PUMPS: Pages 1-4






THE FREE ART LOAN STILL COSTS:
Page 5







WITH A
$3.1-MILLION DEFICIT BUDGET THE CITY BUYS VOLUNTEER GROUP TEE SHIRTS: Pages 5 & 6


CITY DEFICIT INCREASED $600,000 TO $3.1-MILLION: Pages 6 & 7




DR. MATT BRUCKEL IS OUT AS CEO OF TOTAL ACCESS URGENT CARE. WILL THEY COME BACK FOR THE PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVAL TO BUILD AT CLAYTON AND BALLAS? Page 7





TUESDAY JUNE 22 STATE AUDITOR’S PUBLIC MEETING ON TOWN AND COUNTRY AUDIT: Page 8







TOWN AND COUNTRY WAYS AND MEANS COMMISSION VOTES AGAINST CLOSING FIRE STATION AND BUILDING TWO NEW ONES: Pages 7 & 8




THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the police had to deal with as the weather turns hotter. There were the usual thefts, drug cases and repeat DWI cases, but maybe the creepiest case involved a 36-year-old Chesterfield mother almost dead drunk at 6:20 in the evening with two kids in the car at the drive thru at McDonalds. It was her second DWI in six months. Pages 10- 25 (Drunk mom on pages 19 & 20.)



CHANNEL 2 NEWS LIED ABOUT CHESTERFIELD PROJECT UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN JUNE: Pages 25-29







RECORDING STUDIOS, OFFICES AND HOTEL ALL PLANNED FOR CHESTERFIELD VALLEY: This project passed at the Planning Commission last Monday. Pages 29 & 30






FORMER CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT AND KMOX ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER DIED IN JAIL AWAITING STATE TRIALS AFTER FEDERAL CONVICTION: Page 31






ICE CREAM COMING SOON FOR EVERYONE AND ICE CREAM AND BOOZE FOR A FEW: Pages 31 & 32








CARTOONS: Pages 32-40








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 483 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 428

June 12, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



MAY DEER REPORT FOR TOWN & COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD: Read where deer were having deadly encounters with fences and motor vehicles. Pages 1-4





TOWN AND COUNTRY WAYS AND MEANS MEETING: The important issue was the Fire District trying to expand operations with no basis for the extreme cost to residents or justification. They spent only about 15 minutes on this issue. Pages 4 & 5




STATE AUDIT MEETING FOR CITIZEN’S COMMENTS: Former Alderman Lindsey Butler sent out an email about a public meeting with State Auditors on June 22 at the Longview Park Farmhouse to hear comments from residents. Pages 6-8




ACROSS THE STREET FROM WHERE HOME BUILDER ROB REHNQUIST IS PLANTING PEAR TREES IN VIOLATION OF CITY RECOMMENDATIONS WAS AN EXAMPLE WHY THE CITY DOESN’T WANT THEM PLANTED: Page 8 & 9





FROM THE TOWN AND COUNTRY WEBSITE, A HIT & RUN. OUR INQUIRY SHOWS IT WAS FOLLOWED BY AN ARREST: Pages 9 & 10







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the crimes were, where they were happening and who was being arrested. Pages 11-20







WOMAN WHO RAN OVER LIVE-IN BOYFRIEND AND BUSINESS PARTNER TWICE ON CHESTERFIELD PARKING LOT SENTENCED: Pages 20 & 21






REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER WITH TATTOOS ON HIS LEG ARRESTED A MONTH LATER FOR STEALING AT LOWES: Pages 21 & 22







CITY ACCEPTS SCULPTURE TO LEASE FOR TWO YEARS WITH PLANS TO SPREAD THE JOY: Pages 22 & 23








CITY SWITCHES BEER BRANDS FOR SPONSORSHIP AT PARK EVENTS: Pages 23-25







TAXPAYERS GIVE ONE OF THE MOST UNFAIR JUDGES TWO GIFTS, AS THE JUDGE WHISPERER CRIES: Pages 25-27







SENIOR DISCOUNT FOR TRASH & RECYCLING SERVICE MOVES FROM 10% TO 15% ON JULY 1: Page 27







SHOW-ME INSTITUTE REP GETS LECTURED: He was concerned about misinformation given earlier about TIFs and TDDs by a developer. Pages 27-29






ART SHOW COMING TO AN END: Just two more weeks to see the show or buy some art. Pages 29 & 30







IT MAY HAVE BEEN NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY, BUT THIS IS KIND OF SAD: I was a cop for 30 years and rarely ate a doughnut. Chesterfield Police help keep image alive. They also made me laugh. Page 31





THEY ARE BACK! The best tasting watermelons you can buy in the St. Louis area are back. Pages 31 & 32







15 MONTHS OR LONGER: We are venturing out, making some mistakes and finding some changes. Pages 32 & 33








CARTOONS: Pages 34-38







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 482 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 427

June 5, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


LONG TIME GREENWICH GREEN RESIDENTS SUE BUILDER, CONSTRACTORS AND TOWN AND COUNTRY FOR NEW MONSTER HOME THAT WAS ALLOWED TO BE BUILT AND OCCUPIED DESPITE CITY CODE VIOLATIONS: Pages 1-7




FIRE & EMS TASK FORCE VOTED TO SCREW RESIDENTS, CHARGE WITH HIGH DOLLAR TAXES FOR FIRE/EMS SERVICE AND INCREASE RESPONSE TIMES FOR MANY TO LOWER TIMES FOR A FEW: Pages 7-15





THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
This week’s crimes include a thief hitting a Chesterfield officer with the get away car (sending the officer to the hospital), a car chase, a car crash in Town and Country, a foot chase through subdivisions at 2:30 on a Wednesday afternoon before the capture. Pages 15-31




THE GREATEST FEMALE VOCALIST GOES COUNTRY: See if you can sing along. Page 31








LOOK WHERE I WENT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 15 MONTHS: Pages 31 & 32








CARTOONS: Pages 32-39










City of Frontenac vs. Jim Edmonds


July 9, 2021 -- Read the lawsuit where the City of Frontenac sued St. Louis Cardinal legend Jim Edmonds over failure to erect a code-compliant fence around his swimming pool.

Click HERE to download the lawsuit.



Town and Country Refuses to
Enforce Building Codes,
Neighbor's House Damaged


June 3, 2021 -- Read the lawsuit and responses on how Town and Country refused to enforce building codes on a new house under construction which caused damage to the next door neighbor's house, designed by a famous architect known for his mid-century modern designs.

David and Erin Lamb's Amended Petition, May 29, 2020

Town and Country Motion to Dismiss, January 14, 2021

David and Erin Lamb's Plantiff's Response to Town and Country's Motion to Dismiss, March 31, 2021



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.



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 5,
JULY 6, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 4,
JUNE 2, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 3,
MAY 5, 2021
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
The Big Sports Properties Deal

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

Jane Cunningham and Dan Buck emails from June 5, 2017

Update: May 24, 2017

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

Update: January 21, 2017

Update: December 22, 2016

Update: December 2, 2016


Update: November 5, 2016

Update: October 28, 2016

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

Executive Session Minutes Draft, October 5, 2016

Real Estate Purchase Contract, September 29, 2016

Letter of Intent, September 21, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, September 7, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, August 1,2016

Executive Session Minutes July 18, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, June 6, 2016

Catholic Supply Store Murder and Sexual Assault Case

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cerna pled guilty to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to download the 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

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Tim Engelmeyer's Attack and Our Response

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The Engelmeyer Years

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

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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


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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,
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Mason Road Crashes

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Mason Road Sidewalk Project Emails

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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
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Principia Lawsuit

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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
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Download the indictment filed 9-17-20

The Fall of Steve Stenger

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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.
 

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Brett Cervantes

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