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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 352 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 297

October 21, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

BY THE NUMBERS: TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD POLICE SERVICE AND CRIME STATS: Read what crimes have been happening and if there are more or less from last year. Pages 1-4



WE DIG UP SOME MORE COSTS ON THE TOWN SQUARE PROJECT: Read what the legal bills have been for the last 20 months concerning the Town Square. Pages 4 & 5

CURRENT TOTAL TOWN SQUARE COSTS, PLUS SOME OTHER QUESTIONS: Pages 5-9


FIRE CHIEF ANNOUNCES FIREFIGHTERS WITH CANDY ON HALLOWEN THEN POLICE & FIRE COMMISSIONER ASKS ABOUT HALLOWEEN SANTA! Pages 9 & 10

FIRE DISTRICT SEES THE LIGHT AND REDUCES EQUIPMENT RESPONSE TO NURSING HOMES WITH MEDICAL STAFFS: Page 10



PGA V: This our fifth report on the PGA 100th Championship Golf Tournament held in Town and Country in August. Pages 11 & 12

 
LEGAL BILL: See the August legal bill to the city from the law firm of Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe. Page 12

SERIAL DRUNK DRIVER MEETS PATROL CAR 8308: Pages 12 & 13

THE CASE OF THE HABITUAL ILLEGAL PARKER: Page 13

TOWN AND COUNTRY SEPTEMBER DEER REPORT: Pages 14 & 15

ANOTHER DRUNKEN HOLIDAY ASSAULT AT HARPO’S: This is a dangerous place to go to. We continue to document case after case where drunk patrons are creating unsafe conditions at the local bar and the city is doing almost nothing about it. Pages 16 & 17

CITY PROSECUTOR FEELS HAVING A PARTY FOR 150 TEENAGERS WITH BOOZE ONLY DESERVES A “LITTERING” CHARGE. OMG! At first the police department was going to withhold the facts about the incident. Read what happened. Pages 17-19

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See where, what and by whom with last week’s police calls. Pages 19-22



RESIDENCE INN NEXT TO TOP GOLF RETURNS WITH A NEW LOOK. IT STILL ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH FOR SOME ON THE COUNCIL: Pages 22-24

DOES THE OWNER OF A BUILDING HAVE THE RIGHT TO PICK A LOW KEY COLOR TO PAINT THE STRUCTURE? Apparently not in Chesterfield. Pages 24-27


 CHESTERFIELD POLICE SWITCHING TO EASIER TO SHOOT PISTOLS: Pages 27 & 28

MAYOR NATION ANNOUNCES HIS SUPPORT FOR MISSOURI GASOLINE TAX INCREASE: Pages 28 & 29

THE FIRST NIGHT OF
ELECTRIC MOTORIZED SCOOTER FOR HANDICAPPED RESULTED IN LITTLE WEAR: The first city council meeting where an electric scooter was available from handicapped parking to the front doors got no takers. Page 29

TWO BROTHERS FROM LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL GOT AWARDS BEFORE CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Their resumes are extremely impressive for anyone let alone teenagers. Pages 30 & 31

POST-DISPATCH REPORTER MOVED CHESTERFIELD MALL TO TOWN AND COUNTRY! Oh for the days before they laid off all the editors. Pages 31 & 32

FRAUD ALERT: Read the attempts I received from far, far away. Pages 32 & 33

FROM THE SKETCH BOOK: See two quick sketches and a watercolor done on a trip to Italy with a number of East Coast artists, by my wife whose work is never good enough for a show at the Longview Farmhouse but brings home the cookies. Pages 33-35

FLOWER BARREL SONG: At first it was a song of Trouble and Woe. Read why the flowers now have security chains. Page 35

CARTOONS: Pages 36-46


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 351 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 296

October 14, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:



12 RESIDENTS EQUAL THE BIGGEST CROWD SO FAR AT A COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING MEETING: See how much we are paying for very little in return. Pages 1-4



A TOWN AND COUNTRY CONNECTION TO MEDICARE FRAUD: Read the connection of T&C residents and big houses. Page 5-10



EVERYBODY LOVES A PARADE: See photos of the 2018 Town and Country Parade and a few smart ass comments. Pages 10-22



CITY AND ALDERMAN FRED MEYLAND-SMITH HID $100,000 FROM OTHER ALDERPERSONS AND THE PUBLIC: Mayor Dalton congratulated Meyland-Smith and claims he was getting sick by questions, but he did not throw up. Pages 22-25



ALDERPERSONS VOTE TO CONTINUE CHANGE ORDER BILL AND NOT GIVE BRINKMAN CONTRACTORS AN EXTRA $92,349 OVER THE CONTRACT AMOUNT: The extra money included was to do work on private property that does not border the Town Square and on property owned by Brinkman Development. Read a lively debate. Pages 25-30



CHESTERFIELD SEPTEMBER DEER REPORT: We normally have the Town and Country and Chesterfield Deer reports together, but the Town and Country report is delayed. Here is the number of and the locations of deer hit by vehicles in Chesterfield. Pages 30-32

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER AND MORE: Read what the police were up to last week plus we look at more details in two cases. Pages 32-37

CHESTERFIELD POLICE ARREST WOMAN FOR THIRD DWI, BUT COUNTY JUDGE SENDS HER TO SPECIAL PROGRAM AND SHE AVOIDS THIRD CONVICTION: Read the details about the St. Charles woman arrested for DWI three times in St. Louis County. Pages 37-39

DISTRACTED DRIVING BY CHESTERFIELD MOM SENDS MOM AND TWO CHILDREN TO HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH: Read the details and see who the mom is. Page 40

TWO MORE CHESTERFIELD RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN CRASHES HANDLED BY THE HIGHWAY PATROL: Read who and if they were at fault. Page 41

MAN CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING AT PREMIUM OUTLETS MALL, PLEADS GUILTY TO REDUCED CHARGES AND THEN GOES ON ARMED ROBBERY SPREE! Pages 42-44

NO TAX DEDUCTION FOR THIS DONATION BUT IT WAS WORTH IT: Pages 44 & 45

SECURITY AGENT KEEPS EYE OUT FOR TROUBLE FROM BEHIND: Page 45

YOUR TAX DOLLARS PAY THESE MUSICIANS: Read who and where you can go to hear them for free. Page 46

CARTOONS: Pages 46-51


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 350 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 295

October 7, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:



WOODS MILL CENTER TENANTS LEAVING AFTER GERSHMAN PROPERTIES REFUSE TO RENEW LEASES: The property has been or will be sold if a proposal for wrecking ball and new multi use facility of condos, offices and retail center is approved. Pages 1-5

TENNIS COURT REPAIRS DONE (SORT OF):
It is now safe to play on the tennis courts at Preservation Park for the first time in a number of years. Pages 5-7

HIS HIGHNESS’ NEW CASTLE: Mayor/Cigarette Lobbyist/Stealer of a Widow’s Property Jon Dalton is now officially providing voters with an actual address in Town and Country. Pages 7 & 8

CITY OF TOWN AND COUNTRY IS SHRINKING: See where. Page 8



ONE DOWN AND ONE TO GO: One of the two adults, drag racing in excess of 110 MPH on a summer evening down Lindbergh Blvd in Frontenac who killed a grandmother was convicted after a jury trial. Now, just one more to go. Pages 9 & 10



TOWN SQUARE:
A note from a reader and some new photos. Pages 10 & 11



GONE:
An elementary school on Clayton Road built in 1936 and stood for 82 years was gone in two days. Pages 11-13

SAKS PROPERTIES SUBMITS EARLY PROPOSAL FOR “DOWNTOWN CHESTERFIELD” PROJECT: Pages 13-17

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read where the calls were, the types of crimes and who was arrested last week. Pages 17-25. 


A PERSISTENT CRIMINAL: Read about the woman arrested three times in one day last week. Pages 25 & 26

POLICE BLOTTER FOLLOW UPS: Updates include a drunk driver causing a crash at 8:52 AM, a drunk driver slumped at the wheel in the 7 PM hour, and a woman cited for leaving her dog in the car on an 84 degree day. Pages 27-29

CHESTERFIELD WOMAN ARRESTED BY HIGHWAY PATROL ON A WARRANT AFTER SHE FLED A ST. PETERS WALMART IN A STOLEN CAR IN JULY: Read from the court files the details and how she lied to the police. See a photo of her and her house in 63017 land. Pages 29-31

19-YEAR-OLD BALLWIN MAN OUT ON BAIL FOR BURGLARY OF PARKWAY WEST HIGH SCHOOL IS KILLED IN ONE CAR ACCIDENT IN CAR DRIVEN BY ANOTHER 19-YEAR-OLD FROM BALLWIN: Read who, what and where. Pages 31-33

READ THE DETAILS ON SEX BETWEEN ROCKWOOD SCHOOLS EMPLOYEE AND STUDENTS: The St. Charles County charging document includes information about sexual encounters inside Rockwood school buildings. Pages 33 & 34

DRIVER WITHOUT A DRIVERS’ LICENSE FOR 17 YEARS CAUSES WRECK ON CLARKSON ROAD AT BAXTER: Pages 34 & 35

CHESTERFIELD CAR BREAK-INS IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS: Read the long list of where they were. Page 36

CHESTERFIELD PROSECUTOR IS TWO-FACED WHEN TALKING ABOUT DIVERSION PROGRAMS: Pages 36-38

THE CHESTERFIELD DEER SITUTATION: The Health and Public Safety Committee talked about deer. Pages 38 & 39

GOLF CARTS: Police Chief Ray Johnson told the committee that it was illegal to drive golf carts on public streets if they are not licensed motor vehicles by Missouri. He admitted the police have never written a citation to someone driving a golf cart. Tom DeCampi then mentioned the mayor was delivering campaign signs in a golf cart. Pages 39 & 40

CARTOONS: Yes there was a theme among editorial cartoonists last week. Pages 40-45


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 349 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 294

September 30, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

FORMER ALDERWOMAN TO BE GIVEN NON-COMPETITIVE CONTRACT FOR AUDIT: To heck with good government let’s give Any Anderson a contract plus some free trees and landscaping. Pages 1-3 and Pages 6-8

COSTS OF TOWN SQUARE CONTINUES TO GROW. BUILDER BRINKMAN WANTS ANOTHER $92,439 FOR NON BUDGETED LANDSCAPING ON TOWN SQUARE PROJECT: Pages 3-8

TOWN AND COUNTRY DEFICIT GROWS SOME MORE: See where the deficit for 2018 is now, before any end of the year reductions. Pages 8 & 9



TOWN AND COUNTRY’S ENFORCEMENT OF ILLEGAL FIREWORKS: We get the numbers over the last 10 years. There are all the same. Pages 9 & 10

PRO BONO WORK FOR THE POOR CITY? NO, CITY’S LAW FIRM DID NOT GET BILL IN ON TIME FOR MONTHLY PAYMENT! Page 10



TO TELL THE TRUTH: LARGEST HOUSE IN TOWN OR NOT EVEN CLOSE? Pages 11 & 12



REAL ESTATE: What’s new and what plans were just withdrawn. Pages 13 & 14

BIKE RIDER IN THE MIDDLE OF A PACK FALLS ON MASON ROAD AND IS TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITAL: Read the details. Pages 14 & 15


PURSE SNATCH IN TOWN AND COUNTRY LEADS TO $7,000 THEFT IN MANCHESTER: Pages 15 & 16


NEW SIDEWALKS, WHERE THERE ARE SIDEWALKS, ARE KILLING NICE TREES: Pages 17 & 18

PRINCIPIA’S PLANS FOR THE FUTURE PRESENTATION CANCELLED: Pages 18-20


CHESTERFIELD MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT TO WIRE FRAUD/EMBEZZLEMENT: Pages 21 & 22


CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT WITH TWO DWI CONVICTIONS NOW SHOPLIFTING BOOZE: Pages 22-24


CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER AND MORE: Checkout five days of Chesterfield Police activity plus some follow up on prior cases. Pages 24-29


HARPO’S ENCOURAGES ITS PROBLEMS. ANOTHER DRUNK ARRESTED FOR FIGHTING: THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE ARE NOT PRO-ACTIVE: Pages 29-31


MARQUETTE HIGH SCHOOL EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR SEX WITH STUDENT: Pages 31-33

PROBLEMS ON SCHOETTLER ROAD: Pages 33 & 34

PW DIRECTOR TALKS ABOUT ADA COMPLIANCE: Pages 35 & 36



A LITTLE LATE: The rendering of the proposed vet clinic that got voted down, arrived a week late. Page 36


CHESTERFIELD WOMAN DIES IN 4 AM DWI ROLLOVER CRASH. BOYFRIEND IS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO HER DEATH: Pages 37 & 38

MORE FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: Page 38

REAL ESTATE 2: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Another simple house hits the market where I used to work. Check the price. Page 39


IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE THE DAY AFTER LABOR DAY: Pages 39 & 40


ALWAYS WORKING: Pages 40 & 41

ST. LOUIS EAST BASEBALL TEAM BREAKS OLD RECORD: Page 41

CARTOONS: Page 42-49

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 348 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 293

September 23, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:



CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL KEEPS GOING INTO SECRET CLOSED SESSION TO HIDE ATTEMPT TO BUY LAND FOR NEW PARK THAT IS 40% OVERPRICED: But we discovered all the details by reading the Parks & Arts Committee minutes. Pages 34-37



TOWN & COUNTRY PLUS CHESTERFIELD POLICE STATS AND CRIME STATS: Read what the police were doing in August. Here is a hint: They were not writing any citations for No Front License Plate to drivers of certain cars. Pages 1-3



THE PARKWAY SIX AND THEIR AK-47S AND PISTOLS GET REDUCED CHARGES AND PROBATION: Yes, the armed robbery of two young women in their apartment draws reduced charges and probation. Pages 4 & 5



HOW ARE THE CITY TENNIS COURTS BEING REPAIRED? NOT VERY WELL ACCORDING TO THE REPAIR CREW: See and read the details. Pages 6-8



PRESERVING TREES AT PRESERVATION PARK NOT GOING WELL:
Pages 8 & 9



$100,000 FENCE FOUND AFTER FOUR HOURS AND A HEDGE HOG: Pages 9 & 10



PGA TOURNAMENT PART IV: We count up more money the public is being forced to pay for the PGA Championship Tournament. Pages 10-12



SOMEONE WATCHING OVER ME AT WALMART: Read the details and see what they were trying to save me from. Pages 12 & 13



A VISIT TO THE EAST AND THE PROPERTY THAT MAYOR DALTON WANTS TO ANNEX THAT THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN DON’T WANT TO ANNEX: The apartment complex claims to be in Town and Country. Pages 13-15



SEE WHAT IS REPLACING THE ORIGINAL DEVELOPER’S HOUSE: Three weeks ago the house built by Don Breckenridge in 1960 for his family was torn down in the Thornhill Estates subdivision. See what is going up in its place. Pages 15 & 16


A READER’S SUGGESTION FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY AND HIS PONY TAIL: Page 16


WEBSITE’S SECURITY AGENT TAKES A PART TIME JOB: Pages 16 & 17

CHESTERFIELD CITY HALL STAFF CONTINUED ATTEMPTS TO DROP HANDICAP
PERSONS: Pages 17 & 18

RADIO VET, DR. DOUG, IS SHUTOUT BY CITY COUNCIL FOR NEW BUILDING IN FRONT OF ANOTHER LARGE CROWD: Pages 18-24 


CHESTERFIELD PARKS DEPARTMENT WILL TAKE OVER ALL AQUATIC CENTER OPERATIONS AS COUNCIL VOTES TO CANCEL CONTRACT WITH POOL MANAGEMENT COMPANY: Only one day in 2018 were the swimming pools at the center fully staffed by the contractor. Pages 24-26

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the police had to deal with and who was arrested. Pages 26-34

METRO WEST FIRE
PROTECTION DISTRICT IS ADDING AMBULANCE SERVICE TO ITS MOST REMOTE FIRE STATION: Pages 37 & 38

WE GO PUB HOPPING TO REVIEW THE CORNER PUB: Pages 38 & 39

CARTOONS: Pages 40-46


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 347 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 292

September 16, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:



FOR TWO YEARS AND TWO MONTHS, PAIR OF DRUNK DRAG RACERS ON LINDBERGH BLVD. IN FRONTENAC REFUSE TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY IN KILLING CRESTWOOD GRANDMOTHER: The felony cases drag on. Read the latest and our attorney’s opinion. Pages 17-20



DEER REPORT: Read where the deer vs. vehicle encounters were in August plus YTD in Town and Country and June to Date stats in Chesterfield. Pages 1-3


30 DAYS OF ARRESTS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: A couple of times a year, I asked for a list of arrests. All arrests in Missouri are open public records for 30 days under the Sunshine Law. We just made such a records request so we could follow the cases and report on the final dispositions. Pages 3-5


WARD TWO ALDERWOMEN WANT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY; OTHERS WANT TO SPEND MORE FOR A FANTASTIC FOUNTAIN AND BROOK: More money goes down the Town Center Money Hole. Pages 5-9

ALDERPERSONS DOUSE FIRE PIT IN TOWN SQUARE BUT POUR CONCRETE: Pages 9 & 10



DEVELOPER INSTALLS MOST UNSAFE IMAGINABLE ROOF TO TOWN SQUARE BUIL
DING: Pages 10 & 11
 
FIREWORKS OVER FIREWORKS AS NEW ORDINANCE IS PASSED REGULATING FIREWORKS: Pages 12 & 13

MAYOR DODGES ISSUES SO WHY IS HE MAYOR? Pages 13 & 14


IS SOMEONE MARKING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOODSTOCK?: Page 14 & 15

HERE TODAY AND GONE TOMORROW: Pages 15 & 16



A NICE SIGHT ON MASON ROAD: Pages 16 & 17

PRINCIPIA FOOTBALL PLAYER HAD SODOMY CONVICTION OVERTURNED BY SUPREME COURT: Pages 21 & 22

WALMART SHOPLIFTER CONVICTED OF FELONY RESISTING ARRESTED AND SENTENCED TO ONE-YEAR JAIL: Pages 23-25

BOMB THREAT IN CHESTERFIELD VALLEY AT OFFICE BUILDING: Read who the threat was against. Pages 25 & 26


SOMETHING ABOUT THIS SHOPLIFTER SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN STAFF’S ATTENTION: Pages 26-28

THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what was happening and who was getting arrested last week. Pages 28-32


ONE MOTORIZED WHEEL CHAIR TO ASSIST GETTING UP RAMP TO CITY HALL: Pages 33 & 34


SCHOOL BUS STOP SIGN R
UNNER MATTHEW MCCLOSKEY REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER WITH SUSPENDED DRIVERS’ LICENSE: Pages 34-36

MONARCH ASST. FIRE CHIEF GOES TO ANOTHER HURRICANE DISASTER FOR THE FEDS: Pages 36 & 37

CARTOONS: Pages 37-46


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 346 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 291

September 2, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:



VINSON MORTGAGE IS NO MORE. The 99-99 boys of the home mortgage market have vacated their Town and Country offices, amid debt and lawsuits. Pages 1 & 2

THE NEED FOR SPEED STORIES:

119 MPH GETS NO MERCY FROM JUDGE: I have often wondered how fast you have to go and not get a deal in court resulting in No-Points on your driving record. Apparently it is 119 MPH. Pages 2 & 3

95 MPH AND 94 MPH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY CAN STILL GET YOU A SPECIAL DEAL: Two other speeding cases resulted in No-Points. Pages 3-6



REAL ESTATE: A year after he was traded the house of a former Cardinal pitcher is still on the market with no reduction of price. Pages 6 & 7



IS HE A VET OR A TRAFFIC HAZARD?
Pages 7 & 8

CHANGES COMING: See plans for house remodels and new home building plans. Pages 8-11

 

40-NO LOV
E: High School kids are playing on dangerous tennis courts. Repairs are supposed to start this week. Page 11



FROM THE DOG PAR
K: A birthday party and the demand for water is high. Page 12

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Pages 13-17

28-YEAR-OLD MALE MAKING THE MOST OUT OF ROOMY CLOSET SPACE UNTIL HE WAS ARRESTED: Pages 18 & 19

UNCOOPERATIVE THIEF CAUGHT AFTER STEALING 4 PAIRS OF SUNGLASSES VALUED AT $1,000: The suspect wouldn’t give his name and for good reason. There were 18 arrest warrants for him from various area police departments. Pages 19 & 20

POLICE CHIEF IS FRIEND OF MAN’S BEST FRIEND: See what Chesterfield Police Chief Ray Johnson does on a regular basis. Pages 20 & 21

CITY COUNCIL MEETING TURNS LONG AND AT TIMES NASTY: Mayor Bob Nation ordered Councilman Tom DeCampi to cease talking, exclaimed he was out of order and then ordered him off the dais. None of this had much effect. Pages 21-23

MORE TIME FOR CITIZENS TO SPEAK MEANS ON SOME NIGHTS LONGER MEETINGS: There is a change in the rules. Pages 23 & 24



CAR WASH SITE PLANNED APPROVE WITH A COUPLE CHANGES: Read what they were. Pages 24 & 25

CONSULTANTS WANT $10,000 A DAY FOR EXTRA DAYS TO MEET WITH THE PUBLIC ON NEW COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: Pages 25 & 26



FOOD:
We check out a Mexican restaurant in Chesterfield and a place in Alton with a Brazilian name but food from Southeast Asia. Pages 27-32



MUSIC: Anita Rosamond goes from small gig to big show. Page 33



FRAUD ALERT:
Look out for some people going phishing for your credit card number. Pages 33-35

CARTOONS: Pages 36-46


NEW! POSTED 9-6-18



September 8, 2018 -- It's time for more justice, Snoburbia style, in the latest installment of Drunks and Thieves. Among the cases in this edition:

KIRKWOOD WOMAN MORE THAN 2X OVER THE LIMIT GETS NO-FINE, NO-POINTS DWI PROBATION: Pages 1 & 2

FELONY SIXTH DWI ARREST HAS COUNTY PROSECUTOR DROP CHARGE TO A MISDEMEANOR AND A PROBATION TERM WITH NO FINE OR JAIL TIME: The two-and-a-half years from the time of arrest to plea saw this drunk driver move from Wildwood to the Home of Coors Beer in Colorado. Pages 2-4

THANKSGIVING MORNING DRUNK DRIVER LEAVES COURTROOM WITH NO-POINTS, NO-FINE FOR DRUNK DRIVING BUT CONVICTED AS A PARKING VIOLATOR: Pages 4-6

GARAGE BURGLAR GETS 3 YEARS IN PRISON: The suspect, from Florissant, has a 20-year arrest record. Pages 6-8

SPEEDING DRUNK DRIVER CRASHES, DAMAGING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY, IS ALMOST 2X LEGAL LIMIT, LIED TO THE POLICE AND GETS A NO-FINE, NO-POINTS, NO PUBLIC RECORD PROBATION: In Town and Country and Chesterfield it doesn’t matter how bad the facts are as long as you hire a local lawyer you can walk out of the courtroom with no points on your record. Pages 8-10

BALLWIN MAN WITH 2 PRIOR DWIs, CRASHES 3 TIMES EXITING I-64 AND PLEADS GUILTY TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLENCE OF DRUGS: A judge sentenced him to three
years in prison, but immediately placed him on probation. Pages 10-12


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 345 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 290

September 2, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:



KIDS FROM OUTSIDE OF MASON RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S BOUNDARIES DROP TO LOWEST NUMBER IN 5 YEARS: See what the numbers are, plus the “special assignment numbers from all Parkway Schools and enrollment at every Parkway School for 2018-19. Pages 1-3



PGA PART #3: Read how much the traffic control and road closures for the recent PGA tournament cost taxpayers, with the PGA not reimbursing one dime. Also the Fire District sends the PGA a bill. Page 4

GUSSIE AND TRUDY BUSCH’S GRANDSON PICKS UP FOURTH DWI. AT AGE 34 THE GRANDSON IS STILL LIVING AT HOME WITH MOM: Read the details of Matthew Valentine’s latest DWI arrest after he had an accident in Frontenac. Also look at the mug shot and see if you think he was drunk. Pages 4-7

MAYOR DALTON VIOLATES HIS OWN DECLARED CONFLICT OF INTEREST WITH TOWN SQUARE BILLING. CITY HIDES CONCERNS OF WARD 2 ALDERWOMEN: Read the latest on the Town Square and the mayor who suddenly didn’t think he had an ethical conflict. Pages 7-12

THE REST OF THE STORY PART 1: KMOV STORY ON PGA TAX MONEY MISSED AN IMPORTANT POINT; OF HOW LARGE THE 2018 TOWN AND COUNTRY DEFICIT IS: Pages 12 & 13

ENROLLING FOR CITY APPROVED SEWER LATERAL COVERAGE. AN ENDURANCE STORY: The city put it on their website with an 800 number to call to sign up for coverage. There was just one problem. Their computers would not accept anyone living in 63131, 63017 and 63141 zip codes. After six tries I got to buy the insurance. It’s an odd way to run a business. Pages 13-16



MUD PIT NOW FENCED IN AT QUEENY PARK: Pages 16 & 17



THE REST OF THE STORY PART 2: CURRENT CITY OF CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER IS LESS THAN HONEST ABOUT ITS MUNICIPAL COURT: We tell
The Rest of the Story that the city hid from residents. Pages 17-19
 
CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what was happening to whom and in some cases by who. Pages 20-24

CHESTERFIELD DWI ARREST RESULTS IN FELONY DRUG CHARGE: Pages 24-26 

 CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT CHARGED WITH FELONY DWI AFTER HIGH SPEED CRASH SEVERELY INJURING A PASSENGER: Read the details and see who was behind the wheel. Pages 26-28

DRUNK DRIVER PASSED OUT IN MIDDLE OF BUSY INTERSECTION AT 1:48 IN THE AFTERNOON: Read who and see his mug shot photo. Pages 28 & 29


 CHESTERFIELD FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETS WITH NO CHAIRS FOR THE PUBLIC: Pages 29 & 30

COMMITTEE VOTES TO RECOMMEND ONE ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR FOR ONE PERSON PER MEETING TO USE TO TRAVEL RAMP FROM HANDICAPPED PARKING TO CITY HALL ENTRANCE: Pages 30-32

ATTENDING MEETINGS WHILE OUT OF TOWN OR EVEN IN THE HOSPITAL: The use of Skype was suggested for council members who could not attend meetings. Tom DeCampi mentioned a February ice storm that made one member late kept one member away. F&A Chair Barb McGuinness was strongly opposed to 21st century technology allowing elected members from facing the public. Pages 32 & 33


MONARCH ASST. FIRE CHIEF BACK FROM FEMA EMERGENCY DUTY: Pages 33 & 34

CHESTERFIELD ON THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE HALF STAFF FLAG PLAN: Page 34


RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Frisco in Webster Groves. Pages 34-38

SECURITY UPDATE: The Agent is on the ball. Page 39

MUSIC: The Rat Pack in Kirkwood. Pages 39 & 40

CHESTERFIELD CITY HALL ART: It’s weird AND FUN and a lot better than the paint thrown on a canvas on display in Town and Country. Pages 41 & 42

CARTOONS: Pages 43-46


John's 1980 Interview With Bob Costas

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.


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DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 9, DECEMBER 30, 2017
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DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 5, OCTOBER 9, 2017
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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 Divorce Petition, July 28, 2016

Vivek Agnihotri Domestic Assault
Complaint, 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

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
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
Chesterfield Looses Sales Tax Lawsuit

Click here to download the full story.

Click here to download the entire judgment.
Deer Reports

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
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.
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 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 fist.)

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
Town Square

Town Square Costs, August 17, 2018

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


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


The Slider House, 8-27-17


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


Phils_BBQ, 6-8-17


Das Bevo (The Bevo Mill), 6-2-17


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


Cheshire Inn Thanksgiving Buffet, 11-27-14


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