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Special Edition: Chesterfield Police Blotter

July 12, 2019 -- While we were out of the country for almost three weeks, crime did not take a vacation in Chesterfield. The length of three weeks of police responses would be too much for our next regular newsletter, so we have this special edition. A brand new Drunks and Thieves edition is also posted in the section below.

Here are some of the highlights:

UBER DRIVER COMING ON TO FEMALE PASSENGER: He reportedly was touching and making sexual remarks during a ride from Kirkwood to Chesterfield. Page 2

CHESTERFIELD PD RESPONSE TO MARYLAND HEIGHTS OFFICER SHOT: Page 2

TWO CARS STOLEN FROM CONWAY SPRINGS AND ONE HOT CAR DUMPED: See how area car thieves traded up by dumping a car stolen elsewhere and stealing two newer cars from subdivision off Conway Road. Page 3

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING BOOZE: Page 5

RESIDENT COMING HOME AT 10:20 PM BEATEN AND ROBBED: Pages 5 & 6

SUSPECT IN POLICE OFFICER MURDER IS ALSO SUSPECT IN CHESTERFIELD THEFT: Page 7

REPEAT SHOPLIFTERS HIT TOMMY HILFIGER: Page 8

PIZZA STORE EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR EMBEZZLING: Page 9

TOMMY HILFIGER HIT AGAIN: The day after a pair of experienced shoplifters were arrested at Tommy Hilfiger an ex-convict who did time for shoplifting tries her luck without success. Page 9 

CHESTERFIELD MALL IS NOT DEAD: Macy’s is still drawing shoplifters from St. Louis. Page 10

CHESTERFIELD’S FIRST DRONE ARREST: Read who and where. Pages 10 & 11

CHESTERFIELD CAR THIEF AND CAR CLOUTER ARRESTED IN ELLISVILLE: Read where he hit in Chesterfield and see his arrest record. Pages 11-13

ANGRY MAN WITH A HISTORY FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT ISSUES IS ARRESTED FOR DAMAGING A DOOR AND PEACE DISTRUBANCE: Read who and see his past record. Page 15

REPEAT DRUNK DRIVER: This time he caused a crash and left the scene. Pages 15 & 16

REPEAT FELONY DRUG OFFENDER ARRESTED AFTER TRAFFIC STOP: See who and read his past record. Pages 17 & 18

SHOTS FIRED AT OUTLET MALL: Read the background of this event and how it turned out to be an attempted kidnapping over debts. See the players who are known so far and court records. Also read the entire court charging document against the female suspect. Pages 19-24

THURSDAY BANK ROBBERY WITH QUICK ARREST: Read what bank and who was arrested. Pages 24-27


NEW! POSTED 7-12-19


2019 PART 6

July 12, 2019 -- This is our final Drunks and Thieves installment for the summer. In other words I’m back from vacation.

POTHEAD SMOKING MARIJUANA WITH A POLICE OFFICER BEHIND HIM AT RED LIGHT RAMS CAR IN FRONT OF HIM: Pages 1-3

TOWN AND COUNTRY OFFICER FINDS DRUNK DRIVER
SLUMPED OVER WHEEL WITH VOMIT ON HIM AND WINDOW IN DES PERES: Pages 3 & 4

TWO NOAHS COME DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI FROM HANNIBAL TO TRY AND LOOT CHESTERFIELD OUTLET MALL OF MENS UNDERWEAR: Pages 4-6

ANOTHER DRUNK DRIVER WHO REFUSES TO TAKE A BREATH TEST GETS A NO-FINE, NO-POINTS DEAL, BECAUSE SHE HIRED THE RIGHT LAWYER: Pages 6 & 7

CUSTOMER AT ANNIE GUNNS HAS SOMEONE PUT THEIR HANDS ON HIS SHOULDER AND EITHER THREATEN TO KILL HIM OR KICK HIS ASS: Pages 8 & 9

REALLY DRUNK DRIVER WHO JUST DROPPED OFF SOME KIDS DENIES HAVING ANYTHING TO DRINK AND THEN CLAIMS HE HAD JUST ONE DRINK: Pages 9-12

DRUNK WOMAN WOULD NOT BLOW HARD ENOUGH TO OBTAIN BREATH SAMPLE. SHE WAS DRUNK ENOUGH THAT SHE PLED GUILTY, BUT NO POINTS WENT ON HER LICENSE THANKS TO THE CHESTERFIELD PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE: Pages 12 & 13

SHE DID NOT MAKE A LANE CHANGE AFTER SIGNALING, THEN MADE A LANE CHANGE WITHOUT SIGNALING, THEN SPEEDING EQUALS A DWI: Pages 13-15

WALMART EMPLOYEE NEEDS COMPUTER TO TAKE GED CLASS AND THEN COLLEGE CLASSES AT FOREST PARK CC, BUT FAILS “DO NOT STEAL AT WORK” CLASS: Pages 15 & 16

SHOPLIFTER MAKING A 120 MILE TRIP IN AN UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO LOOT THE OUTLET MALL: Pages 16 & 17

DRUNK TEENAGE DRIVER LOOKING AT HIS CELL PHONE INSTEAD OF DRIVING TOTALS A HONDA AGAINST A UTILITY POLE: Pages 17-20

WOMAN HAS PANCAKES COOKED WHILE HER DOG COOKS LOCKED IN VEHICLE ON PARKING LOT: Pages 20-22





2019 PART 5

July 5, 2019 -- We hope you had a fun and safe Independence Day holiday. It's time for more justice Snoburbia style as we bring you the fifth installment of Drunks and Thieves for 2019:

IMPAIRED KIRKWOOD DRIVER HAS TWO CRASHES AND IS FOLLOWED BY WITNESSES ON BALLAS ROAD UNTIL TOWN AND COUNTRY OFFICERS ARREST HIM: Pages 1-3

A YEAR LATER CHESTERFIELD MAN CLAIMING TO BE FROM COLORADO PLEADS GUILTY FOR SPEEDING 35 MPH OVER LIMIT: Pages 3-5

CHESTERFIELD JUSTICE: DRIVER WITH SMALL CHILD IN TRUCK IS ENRAGED AT WOMAN STOPPING AT YIELD SIGN, ALMOST REARENDS HER TWICE AND THEN THROWS A CUP OF COFFEE ON HER CAR: Pages 5 & 6

CHRONIC DWI DRIVER HAS FELONY CHARGE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR, HE IS CONVICTED, BUT
DESPITE PRIORS DOES NOT GO TO JAIL FOR EVEN A COUPLE OF WEEKS: Pages 6-8

FEMALE SHOPLIFTER AT CHESTERFIELD TARGET
STOOD OUT FROM THE CROWD: Pages 8 & 9

PROBLEM DRUNK DRIVER CRASHES NEXT TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Pages 10-12

 
SPEEDING DRIVER ON CLARKSON ROAD IS ALSO DRUNK, HE GETS NO-FINE, NO-RECORD PROBATION FROM CLARKSON VALLEY JUDGE: Pages 12 & 13



DRUNK OLIVETTE MAN BACKS INTO RUSSELL'S CAFE & BAKERY: Pages 13-15




TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE DO THE
RIGHT THING; THEY SPEND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN SALARIES TO ARREST AND CONVICT A DRUG ADDICT FOR STEALING $275: Pages 15-18




2019 PART 4

June 29, 2019 -- It's time to peek inside the courtrooms and page through the police reports for the newest edition of Drunks and Thieves:

CLINICAL NURSING LEADER AT LUTHER
AN SERVICES’ MASON POINTE GUILTY OF STEALING DRUGS: Pages 1 & 2

3 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS AFTER HER ARREST, FELONY DRUNK DRIVER WHO CRASHED CAR PLEADS GUILTY TO REDUCED CHARGES: This one is a repeat from our regular weekly newsletter in February. But it is outrageous enough that we wanted it posted on our website under the “Drunks & Thieves” banner. Pages 2-4

VALUABLE LIFE LESSON: DON’T PASS POLICE CARS WHILE SPEEDING AND LANE WEAVING: Pages 4-6

DRUNK DRIVER CRASHES AND TOTALS HIS CAR, REFUSES TO TAKE BREATH TEST GETS NO POINTS ON RECORD: Pages 6-8

A BLACK MALE WHO I DON’T KNOW WAS DRIVING MY CAR AND HAD THE ACCIDENT, ON SECOND THOUGHT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ME: Pages 9 & 10

MAN STEALING CANDY BARS AND CAR FUSES FROM WALMART BECAUSE HE HAS “HUNGRY CHILDREN” Pages 10 & 11

18-YEAR-OLD STEALS BOOZE FROM WALMART AND IS CAUGHT ON I-64: Pages 11 & 12

CAR CRASH DRIVER HIGH ON LIFE,
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND OH YEAH SOMETHING ELSE TOO! High on drugs, Mom crashes car with 6-year-old along for the rid Pages 12-14 

IF YOU ARE DRIVING 51 MPH OVER THE SPEED LIMIT, MAYBE SHOULD ALSO HAVE YOUR PROOF OF INSURANCE: Pages 14




Ex-Alderman Newsletter 386 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 331

June 23, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment.



BREAKING: UPSKIRT SUSPECT: After this week's newsletter was completed, we received this photo from the Town and Country Police Department with this description: Town and Country police are attempting to identify a man suspected of placing a cell phone camera under a woman's skirt at a Target store June 19, 2019. Photo via Town and Country police.

AND NOW FOR THE STORIES IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION:

UPCOMING OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS WILL BE POLICE STORIES: After this newsletter there will be three weeks of new editions from our Drunks and Thieves library.

ETHICS COMMISSION STILL HAS NOT ISSUED RULING ON THE DALTON CLEAR
VIOLATION OF MISSOURI ETHICS LAW: Pages 1-6


THE BOOK LADY ON THE HISTORY OF TOWN AND COUNTRY: It seems as if some of the history is one elected official ducking the fact he was pushing for a $40,000 book to be published. Pages 6-9




TOWN SQUARE BOYCOTT?
Page 9 also related on page 45



TOWN SQUARE UPDATES: No liquor license needed to serve booze with jewelry; signs can be deceptive; Pace Properties looking for Town Square tenants; a square or a doughnut? Pages 10-13

THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN ARE TALKING ABOUT SPENDING $40,000 PUBLISHING A BOOK, BUT WON’T SPEND $30,000 FOR AN AUDIT ON THE TROUBLED PUBLIC WORKS AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT: Pages 13 & 14



TREE CITY USA NEEDS TO REVOKE TOWN & COUNTRY’S STATUS AS A MEMBER: Pages 15 & 16

STUPID, STUPID, STUPID! JOGGER AT LONGVIEW PARK LEAVES CAR UNLOCKED. CITY CAMERAS RECORD SUSPECT STEALING PURSE FROM CAR: See who got arrested and read his rap sheet. Pages 16-18



CAMERA RECORDS ARMED THIEVES STEALING FROM HOUSE ON CLAYTON ROAD: Page 18

CHESTERFIELD POLICE MAY 2019 CRIME AND ACTIVITY STATS PLUS THE WEEKLY POLICE BLOTTER: Pages 19-29

ONE OF THE SHOPLIFTING SISTERS WHO ASSAULTED A CHESTERFIELD POLICE OFFICER IN 2016 IS FINALLY CHARGED: Pages 30-32

INJURY CRASHES WITH DEER AND DEER DISEASE IS SPREADING: Pages 32-34

NEW COUNCILWOMAN APPOINTEE SENDS CLARIFICATION TO THE SMALL CLAIMS SUIT WE POSTED LAST WEEK: Pages 34-36

THE IRE OF MAYOR NATION: Mayor Bob Nation was pissed a couple times on Monday night. Read why. Pages 36-38

APPOINTMENT OF NEW COUNCILWOMAN QUESTIONED: Can the mayor break a tie of his appointment to the council or does the appointee need a majority vote of only council members? Read what the ordinances say and you decide. Page 39

OUR FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: Page 40

DRACE PARK DANGER ALERT: The poison ivy has returned. Page 41

MUSIC: See the fun we had a week ago. Pages 41-44

IF THE CURRENT PRESS CORPS WAS COVERING D-DAY THE REPORT MIGHT LOOK LIKE THIS: Page 44 & 45

A NOTE FROM A READER ON THE TOWN SQUARE: Page 45

CARTOONS: Pages 46-51



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 385 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 330

June 16, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:

THIS SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING: This is perhaps the longest newsletter we have ever compiled. It is like the Sunday New York Times of newsletters. It is summer time some of the elected officials and other newsmakers should be on vacation.



TOWN AND COUNTRY ISSUES ANOTHER STOP WORK ORDER AGAINST THE EVIL ROB REHNQUIST FOR CUTTING DOWN TREES IN THE WOODLAND PRESERVE AREA NEXT TO HIS SUBDIVISION: Town and Country will issue a Stop Order, but won’t cite the Evil Rob Rehnquist. Pages 1-6



SOME RESIDENTS ALONG TOPPING ROAD WANT A REGULAR SIDEWALK AND NOT A SUPER TRAIL: It is too late. Pages 6-8



PLANS FOR TWO NEW HOUSES SUBMITTED: One has problems. See the plans. Pages 9-12



PETS BE AWARE: Fireworks will be twice as long this year. Read why and how. Page 12



TOWN AND COUNTRY MAY 2019 ARRESTS: Read about the amazing Steinburk family. It is the case of the family from Jefferson County that steals together and gets arrested together in St. Louis County. Town and Country Police did not make a lot of arrests in May, but the ones they did involved repeat criminals. Pages 12-23

FIVE TRASH HAULERS NOW APPROVED TO DO BUSINESS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Page 23

NEW POLICE CHIEF APPROVED BY ALDERPERSONS: For the first ever a new police chief will not come out of the ranks of the Town and Country Police Department. Meet the new chief and see his start date. Pages 23 & 24

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BECOMING A REGULAR THING IN LADUE: See the property where the crime occurred, see who owns it and read the charging document. Pages 24-27

MAYOR NATION TO APPOINT DIFFERENT MEMBER OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION THAN THE MEMBER EVERYONE WAS SURE WOULD GET THE APPOINTMENT TO FILL THE COUNCIL SEAT OF BARRY FLACHSBART: Read who and a little background. Pages 28-31



THE DEATH OF T-FED: Long time regular readers of this website are aware of our coverage of Theodore Federer’s (T-Fed) encounters with the law. All that ended on Sunday night June 9 in the City of St. Louis. Read the facts and for new readers, see some of T-Fed’s anti-social antics over the years. Pages 31-35

THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read about what the cops had to deal with last week. Pages 35-45

DEER INJURING MORE PEOPLE: Two weeks ago there were two fatalities and 11 injuries just in crashes worked by the Highway Patrol involving deer. Read where the crashes were this week. Pages 45-47

REAL ESTATE: Two big sales in Ward-2 of Town and Country, plus an interesting change in Glendale, MO. Pages 48-51

NOTES FROM READERS: Page 51

FRIEND OF THE DOGS AND A TWO HANDED DRAW: Page 52

FROM HOMEBUILDER TO ARTIST: Some unusual work with wood from the Webster Groves Art Fair. Page 53

A CHESTERFIELD RESTAURANT ON THE MOVE: Pages 53 & 54

A CHESTERFIELD MUSIC EVENT: Pages 55 & 56

CARTOONS: Pages 56-62


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 384 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 329

June 9, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



STORMWATER PROJECT RELATED TO REHNQUIST SUBDIVISION ON MASON ROAD COSTING $228,000 AND KILLING MORE TREES: Pages 1-3

PHONY SUICIDE ATTEMPT TURNS INTO VICIOUS DOMESTIC ASSAULT AT TOWN & COUNTRY APARTMENT: Read the details. Pages 4 & 5

CHARGES FILED IN ANOTHER TOWN AND COUNTRY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT: 17-year marriage wasn’t doing so well. Pages 5-7

DEER RELATED CRASH ON I-64 KILLS GRANDMOTHER AND SENDS GRANDKIDS TO THE HOSPITAL, EIGHT OTHER SERIOUS DEER-CAR INCIDENTS ACROSS THE STATE: Pages 7-13

CHESTERFIELD AND TOWN & COUNTRY MAY 2019 DEER INCIDENT REPORTS: See where the deer-car crashes were closer to home. Pages 13-15

NEW POLICE CHIEF APPOINTMENT EXPECTED TO BE APPROVED AT MONDAY BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING: Read who. Page 16


19-YEAR-OLD FROM LADUE IS ONE PERSON CRIME WAVE: He is on probation for a burglary committed in Wildwood and a domestic violence case at his house in Ladue. Seven days after pleading guilty to one felony domestic assault case where he got probation he was arrested for a new one. Read what he did to the victim. Pages 16-21



TOWN AND COUNTRY TRUMPET THIEVES ARRESTED:
Page 21







THE END OF THE CHESTERFIELD DOORACK CASH GIVEAWAY:
Pages 22 & 23




CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
See what crimes were committed and who was arrested. Pages 24-29

TRUCK OVER THE CENTERLINE CRASH; SENDS SIX TO HOSPITAL IN THREE AMBULANCES: Pages 29 & 30

A QUICK CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Pages 30 & 31

COMMENTS FROM READERS: Pages 31 & 32



REAL ESTATE: We looked at two very expensive houses for sale. One was in town and one was out of town. Pages 32-34



WHY I HATE AMAZON PRIME: Pages 34 & 35


CARTOONS: This week our editorial cartoons feature two topics that were the most popular with editorial cartoonists, Tariffs and D-Day. I include a little intro on how I could relate to both. Pages 35-45


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 383 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 328

June 1, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



28-YEAR COUNCILMAN AND ONE OF CHESTERFIELD’S FOUNDERS DIES LAST SATURDAY: We reviewed parts of Barry Flachsbart’s life and post a number of photos of Barry at work over the last five years. Pages 1-4



THE TOWN SQUARE IS ABOUT TO CROSS THE $10,000,000 MARK: We had a small error on our chart about money spent on the Town Square that my wife found. I counted and deducted the $800,000 payment from Brinkman to the City for 2.2 acres of commercial property twice. This error has been corrected and it shows the city is about to spend over $10,000,000 on a land purchase and development that was budgeted at $5,500,000. Pages 4-8



BUDGET DEFICITS TO FIX ROADS ARE AHEAD: At the Board of Aldermen Saturday retreat two weeks ago, Finance Director Pam Reitz predicted the city’s Road Fund is going to spiral into a deep deficit beginning in 2021. The Overall 2019 City budget is also predicted to show a $2.1 million deficit on Dec.31. Page 8

HIDING WHAT THE LAWYERS ARE DOING AND FOR HOW MUCH: As usual we had to file a Sunshine request to see the itemized bill for lega
l services. Why are the alderpersons and the public kept in the dark? Why isn’t this info online in the “warrant lists” (bills to be paid)? Pages 9-13

ANOTHER SERIOUS CRASH ON MASON ROAD SOUTH OF CLAYTON ROAD: Pages 13 & 14



ALDERMEN BENIGAS, MANGE AND THE MAYOR APPARENTLY WANT TO SCARE DOGS AND HORSES AS MUCH AS THEY CAN AND SPEND MORE MONEY TO CELEBRATE BEING $4,000,000 OVER BUDGET ON THE TOWN SQUARE: Page 15



WARD TWO ALDERWOMAN LINDSEY BUTLER IS THE ONLY ONE TO VOTE AGAINST SPENDING MORE MONEY ON UNNEEDED SIDEWALK: Pages 15-17

NO SMOKING BAN IN PARKS TO BE CHANGED TO A SUGGESTION: Page 17

NEW POLICE CHIEF COMING SOON: Pages 17 & 18

NEW HOUSING IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Pages 18 & 19

OVERALL CHESTERFIELD REVENUE IS DOWN IN 2019: See where and by how much. Pages 20 & 21


MAYOR DID NOT LIKE LAST NEWSLETTER SENDS AN EMAIL ON THE CITY EMAIL SYSTEM AND THEN ORDERS ME NOT TO SHARE IT: I don’t work for the City of Chesterfield so ordering me not to share an email I received through a government computer system doesn’t have a lot of teeth. Read Mayor Nation’s
order followed by his comments, then my response and then the mayor’s response to my response. Pages 22-25

POLICE BLOTTER: Read where the crime was happening and some of the people committing the crime. Pages 25-32

 
DAN BUCK STRIKES A FAMILIAR CORD: Pages 32 & 33

CHESTERFIELD SPELLER FINISHES 10TH IN SPELLING BEE FINALS: Pages 33 & 34

CARTOONS: Pages 34-40



Listed by date, newest first
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
 
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

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 full story.

Click here to download the entire judgment.
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.
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


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.

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

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
Monarch Fire Chief
Chuck Marsonette
Felony Charges


Charges Against Chuck Marsonette, June 30, 2017

Statement of Charges Against Marsonette, June, 2017

Probable Cause Statement
Against Monarch Fire Chief
Wayne "Chuck" Marsonette for Felony Theft from a Previous Employer, August 2, 2016.

Statement of Charges Against Marsonette.
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, May 24
 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 September 19, 2018.
 

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


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


Twisted Tree, 5-18-17


Schneithorst's, 5-10-17


Syberg's Chesterfield Valley, 3-3-17


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


Parkside Grille, 11-23-16



Circa STL, 11-11-16


Pi
ccadilly at Manhattan, 10-26-16


Urban Chestnut, 10-24-16


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


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


Stackhouse 7-22-16


Joey B's, 7-20-16


Weber Grill Restaurant, 4-25-16


Three Kings Public House, 4-6-16



Fast Food for Lent, 2-23-16


Grassi's, 11-12-15


Walnut Grill, 8-26-15


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


Charlie Gittos, 4-4-15


McCormick and Schmick's, 3-16-15


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


One 19 North, 2-7-15


Red Lobster, Chesterfield Valley, 1-20-15


BrickTop's, 1-1-15


Rich and Charlie's, 12-9-14


Charlotte's Rib, 12-11-14


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