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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 439 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 384

August 8, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


CITY HAS TO PAY LEGAL FEES IN FAILED EMINENT DOMAIN ATTEMPT TO TAKE PART OF THE PROPERTY AT CLAYTON AND BALLAS:
See how much the city paid when revenue is vanishing. Pages 1 & 2






IS THIS A GOOD IDEA OR A REALLY BAD IDEA?
Town and Country is allowing open houses at Longview Park when social distancing is discouraged during a pandemic. Pages 2-7




BOARD OF ALDERMEN SNUB THE SMARTEST PEOPLE IN TOWN, APPARENTLY CLAIMING THEY ARE NOT SO SMART: After Mayor Jon Dalton proclaimed members of the Ways and Means Commission were the smartest people in Town and Country, the apparent dummies on the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously opposite of the Ways and Means Commission regarding a very modest 10 cent property tax. Pages 7 & 8



VACATIONERS RETURN HOME TO FIND HOUSE BROKEN INTO:
Page 8












THE COVID-19 100 MPH CLUB PART 2:
This is our second report of people doing 100 MPH or more thanks to the reduced traffic on roads due to the pandemic. See who the members of the 100 MPH club are and how fast they were going. Pages 9-23








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: The officer who provides the arrest information on cases is on vacation. We will have that information next week. However, we do have plenty of information on what was happening last week. Pages 24-26





CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Pages 26-29

PROPOSAL FOR VILLAS AT THE FORMER LOCATION OF NURSING HOME ON OLIVE WAS WITHDRAWN: Pages 26 & 27





DOWNTOWN CHESTERFIELD DEVELOPMENT ON NORTHWEST SIDE OF MALL GETS FIRST READING:
Pages 27 & 28







BAD GOVERNMENT DESPITE A GOOD SERVICE PROVIDER: The city council does not want open bids for trash service (for the last 21 years). Pages 28 & 29






MANTOVANI DOES IT AGAIN:
Yeah, he lost for the second time in a row, but he also hid where he lives. Pages 29 & 30







MUSIC:
Dino is still on the water. Link is on page 30 or click HERE to watch the video on Facebook now.






IN CASE YOU MISS A COUNTY FAIR: Rosemary Clooney, the Hi-Los and Mel Torne take you to one. Link is on page 30 or click HERE to watch it on YouTube now.

CARTOONS: Trump led the way, but we did find a couple on Biden. Pages 31-39



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 438 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 383

August 1, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



TOWN AND COUNTRY JUNE AND YTD CRIME STATS: See what crimes are up and what one have gone down during the pandemic. Pages 1-3







THE JUNE LEGAL BILL:
A commercial baking operation in a home with no need for a city license and Alderman Lindsey Butler’s sunshine requests appear to be the two biggest items. Pages 3-7





EITHER MAYOR DALTON AND THE ENTIRE BOARD OF ALDERMEN BELIEVED COVID-19 WAS TAKING SATURDAY OFF OR THEY DID NOT WANT ANYONE TO ATTEND THEIR ANNUAL SATURDAY MEETING. LET’S KEEP IT A SECRET! Pages 7 & 8




FINANCE CHART:
The one thing that is available is Finance Director Pam Reitz’s charts on the budget, the impact of COVID-19 and the costs to homeowners if the Fire District annexed the city. There is no audio of Pam’s presentation. Pages 8-11





COVID-19 STOPPING MUNICIPAL COURT REVENUE FOR CHESTERFIELD AND TOWN AND COUNTRY:
See the drop in court revenue. Page 11





FACTS, WE DON’T NEED NO STINKIN' FACTS: On Tuesday July 28, the Fire Contract Task Force met and was fed useless information that was 16 and 18 years old. It was a total waste of time. Pages 11-13






JUST WHAT THE RESIDENTS WERE NOT PROMISED:
The third store is about to open at the Town Square. It is exactly what alderpersons said they did not want. Page 14





TAX INCREASE FOR 2020 THANKS TO
DALTON’S $10M TOWN SQUARE AS IT COMES BACK TO HAUNT HOMEOWNERS WITH A CITY PROPERTY TAX: Read how the vote went for a small property tax and read who the only NO vote was at the Ways and Means Meeting. Pages 14 & 15



MAYOR DALTON CALLED OUT ALL THE OTHER RESIDENTS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY AS NOT BEING AS SMART AS THE EIGHT MEMBERS ON THE WAYS & MEANS COMMISSION: Pages 15-17






EMAILS FROM A RECENT ALDERPERSON:
Somehow we received a number of emails from this recent alderwoman. Here are a few of those. Pages 17-21






THE COUNTY EXEC’S NEW PANDEMIC RULES FORCES MAYOR NATION TO CANCEL COUNCIL MEETING AT CITY HALL IN FAVOR OF ZOOM
: Pages 21 & 22












CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read where the action was last week. Pages 23-32












SCHOETTLER ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:
Pages 32 & 33









COVID-19 CASES AT AREA NURSING HOMES:
Page 33







MUSIC: Gondolier Dino does one of his biggest hits, acapella. Link on page 34 or click HERE to watch if on Facebook now.





A GUY FROM WEST MEMPHIS ARKANSAS WITH OLIVIA de HAVILLAND:
Stacy Ward McAdams, maybe not the best voice, but one of the most entertaining piano bar performers I have ever seen. Pages 34 & 35


CARTOONS: Pages 36-43



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 437 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 382

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








TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE JUNE ARRESTS:
Check the prior records of those arrested in June by the Town and Country Police. Pages 1-9











FIRE CONTRACT COMMISSION MEETING:
The first Fire/EMS Contract Commission meeting was basically a lot of hot air coming from one direction. Pages 9-14




TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE DON’T FOLLOW UP AFTER SCARING RESIDENTS: A carjacking suspect was running in the woods and in subdivisions after crashing a stolen car on Manchester and Mason. Town and Country officers told residents they saw to be on the lookout and be careful, but never followed up. Pages 14-19



UNDER NEW CHIEF TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE TOLD TO EDUCATE RESIDENTS THEY ARE VIOLATING 60-YEAR-OLD LAW BANNING FIREWORKS: We have a much better form of education. Page 19





PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR; WAS IT REALLY A RESIGNATION OR AN ENCOURAGED RESIGNATION? A source found a possible reason why Town and Country Public Works Director Tim Gregowicz suddenly resigned. Pages 19-22



COUNCILMAN MIKE MOORE SENT AN EMAIL CALLING A RESIDENT FILING A SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT A NEW LOW: The wife of losing Ward 2 council candidate, Ted Read, shared an email sent by Councilman Mike Moore to her husband attacking her. Moore apparently does not think women in the workplace should defend themselves against sexual harassment. Pages 22-25



REZONING IN FRONT OF CLARKSON WOODS SUBDIVISION WITHDRAWN A DAY BEFORE CITY COUNCIL VOTE:
Pages 25 & 26







THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE JUNE MONTHLY REPORT:
See if crime is going up or down. Read a few highlights of the month. Pages 27-34





THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
See where the crimes were and where the criminals were getting arrested last week. Pages 35-45









THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING:
Pages 45-47








TWO MAYORS WHO DON’T CARE ABOUT THE PUBLIC’S HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE AND APPARENTLY ARE SUPPORTERS OF THE SPREAD OF COVID-19:
Pages 47-50






MUSIC:
Pages 50 & 51


CARTOONS:
Pages 52-57





Ex-Alderman Newsletter 436 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 381

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

With a pandemic striking the area these newsletters should be short. In April people were staying at home, the roads were empty so a few people tried driving 120 mph. That was about it. The newsletter was around 30 pages. This week criminals are all over the place. This newsletter is twice as long as we anticipated when we started working on it 10 days earlier.



JUNE DEER REPORT:
This is the report of death by car and also being impaled on a fence in Town and Country and Chesterfield. Pages 1-3







TOWN AND COUNTRY’S NEW PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR QUITS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:
The nice guy Tim Gregowicz from Belleville, Illinois only lasted 10 months as Town & Country’s Public Works Director. Pages 3 & 4




JOHN MINEO’S SUES TOWN AND COUNTRY TO STOP LIQUOR LICENSE ENFORCEMENT: Read the lawsuit and read how Mineo’s thinks they are special. Plus read current and past financial troubles the restaurant has had. Page 5-16




ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF BAD ADVICE AS A NORTH COUNTY MUNI LOSES A LAWSUIT ON FREE SPEECH AND POLITICAL SIGNS IN YARDS: Why should people in Town and Country care? The muni’s law firm that backed this expensive loser was the Town and Country law firm. Pages 16 & 17





MARYVILLE TO CLOSE THE CONWAY ROAD CAMPUS ENTRANCE TO THE PUBLIC:
The university cites COVID-19 concerns. Page 17




 

BRINKMANN SAYS LITTLE ABOUT TOWN SQUARE: Bob Brinkman, the owner of the retail building in the center of the Town Square, was at the work session 15 minutes before the regular aldermanic meeting. Bob did not have much to say. Pages 18 & 19




THE REGULAR ALDERMANIC MEETING: Did he send something about the lack of fireworks enforcement or he didn’t send anything? Statements at meeting say yes, requests to see what was sent results in a “no.” Pages 19-21






"
NO" VOTES FOR COMMISSION CHAIRS: One alderman even voted against himself. Pages 19 & 20







THANK GO
D FOR COMMON SENSE: The Arts Commission and Parks Commission had a lot of common sense on one subject. Skip Mange had no sense. Pages 21-23







FOLLOW UP TO FATAL ACCIDENT ON BALLAS ROAD:
Pages 23-25








FROM THE COMPUTER OF A FORMER ALDERWOMAN:
Pages 25-27












CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read where the crime was happening and arrests were being made. Page 27-46












LOGAN UNIVERSITY GIVES LAND TO CHESTERFIELD FOR A CITY PARK:
Pages 46 & 47






MUSIC:
Pages 48 & 49

Dean Christopher One-Song Concert Series. Link on Page 48 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.






Shorty Rogers and Andre Previn kick back for a quick jazz number. Link on Page 48 or click HERE to watch it on YouTube now.







Valerie Tichacek is SO NICE in two languages. This is an mp3 media file. Click HERE to listen now.


CARTOONS: Pages 50-59




Ex-Alderman Newsletter 435 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 380

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

TOWN AND COUNTRY’S POSITION ON FIREWORKS: The mayor, the city staff and alderpersons all posted or sent out messages that fireworks are illegal. The police department apparently did not get the message. See Town and Country’s and Chesterfield’s calls to the police on fireworks and then see the number of citations. Pages 1-5



IRISH EYES ARE SMILING AS TOWN AND COUNTRY WELCOMES A COMPANY MAKING THE TAX DODGE JIG: New company moving to town makes claims but leaves out some important information. Pages 5 & 6






BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR BURGLARS’ EASY TO SPOT CAR:
Read the details and see the car. Pages 6 & 7






FROM THE COMPUTER OF A FORMER ALDERPERSON: City tells alderperson it wants to hide email information. Butler raises concern over stormwater project with city attorney but gets no response. Former Alderman Lynn Wright apparently not a big fan of this newsletter. Pages 7-9




COMING SOON TO CHESTERFIELD:
See the proposed new buildings for Chesterfield. Pages 9-12





THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: This week parts of it are a must read. Also read how Chesterfield sends officers to Florissant on an almost daily basis to help out with protesters. What is Florissant sending Chesterfield? Apparently armed carjackers stealing cars from 17-year-olds at the JCC. Pages 13-26





STOLEN CAR CHASE IN CLARKSON VALLEY WITH A CRASH. SEE THE SUSPECTS:
Pages 14 & 15







WOMAN WITH OUTSTANDING ARREST WARRANTS STOPPED FOR TRAFFIC VIOLATION. READ WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:
Pages 17 & 18






ARMED CARJACKERS TAKE 17-YEAR-OLD’S CAR AT JCC:
Suspects caught in North County. Both suspects are apparently taking after their fathers, who are both ex-cons. Pages 19-22






DRUG ADDICTS CAUGHT STEALING SIX CATALYTIC COVERTERS FROM COMPANY CARS:
Pages 24 & 25







NEW RESIDENT KEEPS STEALING FROM HIS NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR. HE HAS BEEN ARRESTED THREE TIMES:
Page 26







REDUCE POLICE FUNDING? IN CHESTERFIELD CITIZENS ARE SENDING MONEY TO PAY OFFICERS MORE Pages 26-28







MUSIC
: Dean Christopher in his 10th One Song Concert series. Link on page 28 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.






BAD TASTE OR FUNNY? Some postings from the internet or facebook that made me laugh. Pages 29 & 30

CARTOONS: Pages 31-43





Ex-Alderman Newsletter 434 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 379

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

POLICE BLOTTER SPECIAL: It is difficult to include two-to-three weeks of police blotter information in the Newsletter after a Drunks and Thieves is posted. This is a special edition with just police calls and arrests with all being in Chesterfield, with one exception. It was a fatal car crash in Town and Country involving a Chesterfield resident. Pages 10 & 11



ANOTHER FATAL CRASH
occurred on July 1 in Town and Country. In the noon hour a red-light runner hit a car driven by an 84-year-old man who was making a left turn on a green arrow on Ballas in front of the 777 Building. The victim died an hour later at the hospital. We hope to have more on this in our newsletter next week.










Here some highlights from this week’s newsletter:


17 DRUG ARRESTS: A number of these suspects have lengthy records.

FIVE DWI ARRESTS including two drivers with three DWIs, with one being on probation for DWI in Ellisville.

FOUR STEALING ARRESTS AND 3 ASSAULT ARRESTS.













Drunks and Thieves 2020, Part 4

July 4, 2020 -- It's time for the fourth Drunk and Thieves edition of 2020. In this edition:



VERY DRUNK ILLEGAL ALIEN WITH NO DRIVERS’ LICENSE PEES IN HIS PANTS AFTER OFFICER TOLD HIM NOT TO URINATE ON I-270: Pages 1 & 2







CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT DOING 86
MPH ON I-270, SMOKING A JOINT WHEN POLICE PULL HIM OVER: Pages 2-4







2:00 AM DRUNK DRIVER DRIVES UP ON CONCRETE LANE DIVIDER AND TAKES OUT TRAFFIC SIGN:
Pages 4-7






WOMAN FOUND IN DISABLED CAR ON CHURCH LOT AFTER CRASHING ON I-64 IN POSSESSION OF FENTANYL AND HEROIN:
Pages 7 & 8





TWO WOMEN PUT SHOES, BOOTS AND JEANS IN SHOULDER BAGS THEN WALKED OUT OF TOWN & COUNTRY TARGET INTO THE ARMS OF THE LOSS PREVENTION MANAGER: Pages 8 & 9






TWO SUSPECTS CREATED A DIVERSION TO STEAL $2,300 WORTH OF I-PHONES FROM THE TOWN AND COUNTRY
AT&T STORE: Pages 9-12






DRUNK DRIVER REAR ENDS V
EHICLE DURING EVENING RUSH HOUR ON I-270 CAUSING AN INJURY ACCIDENT: Pages 12-15





TOWN AND COUNTRY OFFICER STOPS DRIVER OF CAR WITH NO FRONT LICENSE PLATE (ALMOST UNHEARD OF IN T&C). THE CAR IS STOLEN, WOMAN DRUG ADDICT CALLS BOYFRIEND WHO MAKES FALSE 9-1-1 CALLS CLAIMING THERE IS A SHOOTING IN TOWN AND COUNTRY. THE PLOY DIDN’T WORK: This one appeared in a regular newsletter six months ago. Pages 15-21



FOUR DRINKING AT CHESTERFIELD HOUSE DECIDE TO GO ON A FOOD RUN. ON THE RETURN TRIP THE DRIVER IS URGED TO TAKE EXIT RAMP AT HIGH SPEED AND BURN RUBBER:
Pages 22-24




ANOTHER DRUNK DRIVER LEAVES CHESTERFIELD COURT WITH NO POINTS ON HIS LICENSE. IT IS ALSO ANOTHER CASE OF A DRUNK DRIVER CLAIMING HE HAD NOTHING TO DRINK AND THEN REFUSING TO TAKE A BREATH TEST: Pages 24-26




Ex-Alderman Newsletter 433 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 378

June 27, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:








YOU BE THE JUDGE. ARE THE MEMBERS OF THE SPECIALLY CREATED FIRE TASK FORCE QUALIFIED?
Pages 1-3













WHO IS IN THE PHOTO ON THE MAYOR’S NEWSLETTER? Page 4








CITY CONTINUES DELAY OF POLICE BODY CAMS OVER $18,000 COST FOR VIDEO STORAGE:
Pages 4 & 5






TOWN SQUARE UPDATE:
The final payment of $303,000 to Brinkman Construction will soon be made. Page 6







OUT OF BUSINESS:
See what two well known T&C businesses have gone out of business joining Gold’s Gym due to the pandemic. Pages 6 & 7








PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING:
Worst dressed. It was a surprise winner. Page 7






CHICKENS: Alderman Tiffany Frautschi got chicken coops back on an agenda. However, the matter is being continued until government meeting rooms are no longer under social distancing rule so the public can speak in person and not on video link. Pages 7 & 8





MINEO’S HASN’T FILED LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWAL: Will the city enforce liquor license laws if the Mineo’s license is not renewed and the business stays open selling drinks? Pages 8 & 9






MAY 2020 TOWN AND COUNTRY CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY STATS: Read the number of police calls, police activity and crimes in Town and Country in May. Pages 9-11






CHESTERFIELD AND CLARKSON VALLEY POLICE ACTIVITY AND CRIMES FOR MAY OF 2020:
Read the stats followed by a detailed report. Pages 12-17




CHESTERFIELD WEEKLY POLICE BLOTTER:
The officer who does the regular crime reports with suspects’ names and exact locations, dates and times was on vacation for the last eight days. We hope to have cases with arrests listed next week along with our fourth Drunks & Thieves report of 2020. This week we have a listing of crimes and calls without suspects’ names. Pages 18-22




CHESTERFIELD PERSONS OF NOTE:
See what three months of social distancing has done to a couple of well-known elected officials. Page 22 & 23





MUSIC:


PARKING LOT CONCERT: Anita Rosamond is back doing her second concert on the Parking Lot of the Circa St. Louis restaurant on Manchester at I-270. Page 23



THIS WEEK’S ONE-SONG CONCERT BY DEAN CHRISTOPHER: Link on Page 24 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.


CARTOONS: Page 24-31




Ex-Alderman Newsletter 432 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 377

June 20, 2020 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:


MAY DEER REPORT: The numbers are down. Fewer deer have been hit by cars so far in 2020 than in 2019. Of course there have been far fewer cars on the road since March 15. Pages 1-3











MAY ARRESTS BY TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE: The Town and Country Police showed why they should not be defunded. The May arrests included a number of persons arrested with lengthy arrest records. Pages 3-10









31-YEAR-OLD TV NEWS EDITOR WITH 5 DWI ARRESTS FOUND DEAD IN BATHTUB FROM APPARENT SUICIDE: A month after picking up her fifth DWI Sarah Sanguinet was found dead. In future newsletters we hope to have more information from the County Medical Examiner’s Office. Pages 10-13






ANOTHER SERIOUS SPEEDER GETS OFF WITH NO FINE AND NO-POINTS:
Pages 13 & 14







SO LONG, FAREWELL, au WIEDERSEHEN, GOODBYE: Read the goodbye email from Alderwoman Lindsey Butler. Page 15








TIME TO HARVEST THE SUBDIVISION:
Page 16








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read what the Chesterfield had to deal with last week. Pages 17-26







A STIFF DRINK AND A DONUT FOR THE ROAD: A new donut shop is getting a full liquor license. Pages 26-28






MOST CITIZEN COMMENT AT VIDEO COUNCIL MEETING ARE ABOUT PLANNED CHABAD:
Pages 28 & 29







MORE RICH PEOPLE CARS COMING TO CHESTERFIELD:
Page 29









PRESIDENT PRO TEM VOTE, OLD VS NOT OLD:
Pages 29-31








THIS YEAR’S LILLIES NOT EATEN:
Page 31









A NEW CANVAS FOR AN ARTIST:
Pages 31 & 32






MUSIC:


Dean Christopher's one song concert series continues. Link on Page 33 or click HERE to watch it on Facebook now.
 




BRASS ON THE RUN:
From 1959. Link on Page 33 or click HERE to watch it on YouTube now.



CARTOONS: Pages 33-39






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 2, July 31, 2020

100 MPH Club Part 1, June 5, 2020

CHESTERFIELD

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 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: 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
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.)

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
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, 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


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