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August 15, 2018 -- It's time for the latest installment of Drunks and Thieves. Among the stories in 2018 Part 4:

LADY HEROIN ADDICT LIKES STEALING IN CHESTERFIELD: $150 a day heroin junkie from North St. Louis likes the Chesterfield Schnucks and Dierbergs. Pages 1-3

PIZZA STORE MANAGER STEALS $15,000 BY ALTERING RECORDS: Read how she did it. Pages 3-5


FELONY THIRD TIME CHESTERFIELD DRUNK DRIVER WITH A BAC LEVEL 2½ TIMES OVER THE LIMIT GETS CHARGE REDUCED AND THEN SENTENCED TO NO-FINE, NO-POINTS PROBATION: Pages 5 & 6

ICE CREAM SHOP MANAGER GETS NO-POINTS FOR DUID INVOLVING A CRASH: She got a no-record probation. She who and read the details. Pages 6 & 7

POLICE ARE CALLED FOR FIGHT BETWEEN EMPLOYEES AT DEMENTIA CARE FACILITY. ONE EMPLOYEE WON’T STOP FIGHTING: Pages 7-9

PAIR DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BY CHESTERFIELD MUNI COURT DESPITE NO PRIOR RECORDS FOR NOT HIRING LOCAL LAWYERS: Pages 9 & 10


LAPTOP COMPUTER THIEF ARRESTED, SENTENCED TO JAIL, GETS OUT AND RETURNS TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME TO TRY AGAIN: Pages 10-12


DRUNK DRIVER HITS MISSOURI BAPTIST SECURITY VEHICLE AND THEN ASSAULTS THREE HOSPITAL SECURITY OFFICERS: Pages 12 & 13

IS 100 MPH TOO FAST ON I-270? YES! THEN HOW ABOUT 99 MPH? Pages 13 & 14


DRUNK DRIVER DOING 100 MPH AND NEARLY CAUSING ACCIDENTS ON I-270, CHARGED WITH A FELONY IS ACTUALLY CONVICTED: Pages 14-16


PARTY GOER WEAVING FROM LANE TO LANE FROM I-270 TO MASON ROAD REFUSES BREATH TEST AND GETS PROBATION: Pages 16 & 17


DRUNK DRIVER ALMOST HITS CAR PULLED OVER BY POLICE: She gets a probation that is No-Fine and No-Points. Pages 17-19


63-YEAR-OLD SHOPLIFTER CLAIMED HE WAS JUST SELLING SOCKS (JUST STOLEN) TO PEOPLE ON MALL PARKING LOT: This theft was just one of many and he goes to prison. Pages 19 & 20


NEW: POSTED 8-11-18

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 342 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 287

August 12, 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:



NEW SECRET MEETINGS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Fred Meyland-Smith doesn’t want you to know how he has cheated by not paying local, county and State taxes. Now he doesn’t want you to know when the new Natural Resource Preservation Task Force is meeting and what is on the agenda. Pages 1 & 2

MAYOR DALTON SAYS HE HAS PROBLEMS WITH A PLAN THAT WOULD ANNEX A SMALL CONDO COMPLEX INTO THE CITY AND THEN MOVES
INTO A CONDO: Pages 2 & 3
 
TOWN AND COUNTRY’S LAW FIRM ACCUSED OF LYING IN CASE WHERE THEIR CLIENT, THE CITY OF DES PERES PAYS OUT $75,000 FOR SUNSHINE LAW VIOLATION: If you enjoy catching a lawyer lying this is for you. But

warning there is a lot to plow through. Pages 3-13

 BILLING QUESTION: We asked the Town and Country City Attorney about his bill. Pages 13 & 14

WEST COUNTY BAD BOY CAUGHT ON STOLEN MOTORCYCLE: Pages 14-16




PGA MAKING MILLIONS BUT TOO CHEAP TO PAY FOR SERVICES:
Pages 17-19 and Pages 21-23


REAL ESTATE: New home plans and whacky plans for a 100-year-old house. Pages 19 & 20



SEND IN THE CLOWNS: Page 21



THE CITY OF CHESTERFIELD GIVES $8,211.68 TO THE PGA:
I guess this is considered a charitable contribution to a needy organization. Pages 21 & 22


YOU DON’T HAVE TO USE UBER, LYFT OR A TAXI TO GET DROPPED OFF AT WESTMINSTER ACADEMY FOR A PGA SHUTTLE: You have been lied to. Page 23


CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Pages 23-28

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER WATCHING CHILD PORN IN BOOK STORE: Pages 29 & 30

FIRST DWI CASE OUT OF TOP GOLF: Drunk driver took a detour. Page 30

DRUNK DRIVER CAUSES ACCIDENT AT CLAYTON AND BAXTER: Also arrested for drug possession. Pages 30 & 31

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Pages 31-38

DR. DOUG’S REZONING FOR A NEW VET CLINIC RESULTED IN FINGER POINTING AND ONE CASE OF NAME CALLING: Pages 31-34

LANDOWNER AGREES TO DROP SOME USES FOR PROPERTY TO ADD DAYCARE, PRESCHOOL BUSINESS: Pages 34-36



RESIDENT COMPLAINS HOW THE CITY IS REPAIRING THE PRETTY STREETS IN HIS SUBDIVISION: Pages 37 & 38



CAR WASH ON CLAYTON ROAD AT BAXTER WAS MOVING RIGHT ALONG AND THEN HIT A ROAD BLOCK:
Pages 38 & 39


TO TELL THE TRUTH: The Post-Dispatch moves a section of Town and Country to Chesterfield. Pages 39 & 40



SAY GOODBYE TO ANOTHER FAVORITE AT THE SUPERMARKET:
Pages 40 & 41


COMING NEXT WEEK: Page 41

CARTOONS: Pages 42-45


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 341 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 286

August 5, 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:



ST. AUSTIN’S SCHOOL SEEING IF THIRD TIME IS A CHARM: The private conservative Catholic School was blocked by the Board of Aldermen when it tried to buy a convent with only two elderly nuns, then had the sale of a former Jewish synagogue and school in Frontenac fall through when the property failed an inspection. Will the third time be a charm and a school approved next to the Destiny Church or will it be strike three? Pages 1-3

CITY’S LAWYER BREAKS THE $10,000 MARK FOR DEALING WITH LATEST REHNQUIST PROJECT: Pages 3 & 4



TOWN AND COUNTRY SPENDS OVER $1,000 ON BICYCLE SIGNS. MODOT REGIONAL ENGINEER HAS A NEGATIVE OPINION ON CURRENT SIGNS: Mayor Dalton has no problem signing checks wasting money. Pages 4-9

CHILDREN TURN OFF YOUR CELLPHONES AND NO TEXTING IN CLASS, THAT GOES FOR YOU TOO MAYOR DALTON: Pages 9 & 10

THE CHESTERFIELD DARK MONEY OPPONENTS MAKE IT TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE AND GET VOTED DOWN: Pages 10-14

A COUNCILPERSON HAS RENAMED A DEPARTMENT HEAD: It makes me think of Meredith Wilson! Page 14


TOP GOLF TO GET A 4-STORY HOTEL, BUT TWO COUNCILWOMEN THINK ITS UGLY: Also where will the people and kids who are rick go to learn to play golf? Not Top Golf. Pages 15-19

DAY CARE/NURSERY SCHOOL IS VOTED DOWN BY COUNCILPERSONS ON PLANNING AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: You can have a drive-in movie theater, gas station, car dealership, a library, a university annex plus various food places, but councilpersons voted down a nursery school. Read where and the details. Pages 19 & 20

CITY OF CHESTERFIELD’S WEBSITE SENDS YOU OUT OF TOWN TO EAT: The City’s website claims it wants to send you to city restaurants, but is also lists places long out of business and many that are out of town. Pages 20-22

CITY OF CHESTERFIELD CONTINUES TRADITION OF TRYING TO HURT HANDICAPPED PEOPLE: And a proud tradition it is that we have documented for three years. “Handicap access” are just words at the City Hall. See photos. Pages 22 & 23

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read the calls the police have been handling. Pages 24-29

ANOTHER SHOW AT LONGVIEW, WHERE I HAVE TO ASK, IS THIS ART? See the photos and then see the photos from the art gallery I live in. Pages 29-31

NEW TV ADS ARE CREEPING ME OUT: Read why and then enjoy some links to a fun 1960s era variety show. Pages 31 & 32

OUR MAGAZINE INTERVIEW WITH BOB COSTAS 38 YEARS BEFORE HE ENTERED THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME: Some recent article about Bob’s career left out some key and interesting facts. We have them. Pages 32-36

SIGNS OF THINGS TO COME AND TRAVEL BANS IN WEST COUNTY: Pages 36 & 37

OBIT: TRUMPET PLAYER AND ARRANGER FOR BOB KUBAN AND WEST COUNTY CATHOLIC SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER DIES: Read about Frank Goessler. Pages 37 & 38

CARTOONS: Pages 39-43

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 340 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 285

July 29, 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:

FIRST HALF CRIME AND POLICE STATS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD ARE REPORTED. CRIME IS UP IN TOWN AND COUNTRY AND DOWN IN CHESTERFIELD: Pages 1-4

DEVELOPER WANTS ANOTHER HALF-MILLION FOR THE TOWN SQUARE PROJECT: This is beginning to remind me of a 1948 movie. Read the latest costs. Pages 4-9

SOCCER MOVES TO MAIN CAMPUS AND IT IS LACROSSE ON CONWAY ROAD: Maryville University got new athletic fields approved in 2016 and then did not build them. Now they have changed the plans. Pages 10-12

FITNESS CLUB CLOSING DOWN: Read which one and when. Pages 12 & 13

FIREWORKS, RESIDENTS UPSET ABOUT PERMIT ALLOWING SUPER RICH FAMILY TO HAVE OWN FIREWORKS SHOW AND RAIN BURNING DEBRIS ON NEIGHBORS’ PROPERTY: Read the details and how the City Fire Marshal and District Fire Chief got into a debate. Pages 14-16

DOES YOUR FIRE HYDRANT WORK? Fire Chief is not so sure. Pages 16 & 17



ROAD CLOSED: A large tree closed Mason Road at the start of the weekend. Page 17

RADIO STATION WANTED TO TAKE OVER RESIDENTIAL STREET WITH EMPTY LOTS FOR A PGA PARTY: Read where, see why they city refused their request and what radio station these idiots were from. Pages 18-23

THE MAYOR RETURNS TO THE CITY: Read where we believe the Mayor’s new residence is. It’s a lot less square footage than his last place. Pages 23-25




FRONTENAC TRAILER PARK RAPISTS ALL NOW IN PRISON:
Read for how long. Pages 25-28



OVERFLOW CROWD IN OPPOSITION TO DR. DOUG’S PLANS FOR VET CLINIC APPEARS BEFORE CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL:
See who spoke against the plans and read the email exchange between HOA trustees and the Mayor. Pages 28-34

PARKING SPACE SIZE TO REMAIN THE SAME: Pages 34 & 35

TWO WOMEN JUST OUT OF JAIL COME TO CHESTERFIELD TO STEAL AGAIN: Pages 35-37

POLICE BLOTTER: There is a lot on the police blotter and it is only for three days. The officer who compiles the reports is also the department’s firearms instructor and he spent most of last week on the firing range. Pages 37-40

BAD DRUNK AND BAD OVERNIGHT GUEST: Read what he did and see who he is. Page 40

FEDERAL FUGITIVE FROM LADUE CHECKS INTO CHESTERFIELD HOTEL, BUT DOESN’T CHECK OUT: Pages 41 & 42

FOOD: Finally a seedless watermelon at the stores that doesn’t have a 50% chance of being thrown out. Page 43

I HAVEN’T SEEN THIS ONE AT THE WESTMINSTER SHOW: Page 44

CARTOONS: Pages 45-49


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 339 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 284

July 22, 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:



TOWN AND COUNTRY MAN ARRESTED FOR BURLARY 1st DEGREE: His excuse for being found in a home was that he was “looking for his dog.” Pages 1 & 2



ATTACK HELICOPTERS FOR PGA?
Read the details. Pages 2 & 3



THE PGA IS ROBBING MUNICIPAL BUDGETS: Read the numbers and the facts. Pages 3-7

REVISED PLANS ON WORK AT CITY HALL AND FIRE STATION: Read where you will have to go to pee during construction. Try and hold it. Pages 8 & 9



MISSOURI DRIVER’S GUIDE HAS NO LISTING FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY’S IMPOSSIBLE TO READ NEW BIKE SIGNS: The Police Commission did not care the city was not using state required signs (for state and county roads). Pages 9 & 10

ANOTHER SUBDIVISION’S TRUSTEES AGAINST THE FIRST AMENDMENT: This time it is mine. Read the email exchanges. Pages 10-13

WARD 4 HOUSE BADLY DAMAGED BY FIRE AFTER 4th OF JULY LIGHTNING STRIKE: See photo. Page 13


QUEENY PARK DEER: A candidate’s take.
Pages 14 & 15

 THERE IS ONE TOWN AND COUNTRY MAN WHO IS PROBABLY ALL SMILES OVER THE FIRING OF THE CARDINALS’ MANAGER: Read who. Page 16

FORMER CHESTERFIELD MAN STEALS $57,000 AND GETS PROBATION: Read who. Pages 16 & 17

20-YEAR-OLD FROM BALLWIN ON PROBATION FOR BREAKING INTO A CAR IN CHESTERFIELD AND STEALING OVER $1,000 IN TOOLS IS ABOUT TO HAVE HIS PROBATION REVOKED: Pages 18 & 19

CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT PLEADS GUILTY TO BURGLARY
AND VANDALISM TO A BUSINESS UNDER CONSTRUCTION: See who and read the details. Pages 20-22


55-YEAR-OLD CHESTERFIELD WOMAN CHARGED WITH FELONY DWI AFTER HER 4th ARREST: See who, read where all the arrests happened and read the current charges. Pages 22 & 23



THREE MORE CHESTERFIELD RESIDENTS CHARGED WITH FELONY DRUNK DRIVING THIS SPRING: Read who they were, where they live and where they were arrested. Pages 24-28



FIVE ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT OVER PARKING AT THE CHESTERFIELD TRAILER PARK IDENTIFIED:
See and read who they are. Pages 28-30


CHESTERFIELD POLICE NEWS: The Chesterfield Assistant Police Chief is battling a serious illness. A senior officer just had his work load double when Code Enforcement Officer suddenly quit. Pages 30 & 31

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read where the crimes were, what they were and who was arrested. Pages 31-34




COUNCILMAN DAN HURT INVITED TO WHITE HOUSE:
Hurt’s company is the one of the last producing “Made in America” power tools. Page 34



FORMER MAYOR JOHN NATIONS IS TWO YEARS LATE FOR HIS ATTACK ON COUNTY EXECUTIVE:
Page 35



HULL GROUP CONFIRMS BUYING CHESTERFIELD MALL:
We reported that the shopping center ownership group out of Augusta, Georgia had agreed to buy Chesterfield Mall back on June 3 in newsletter #332. The Hull Group confirmed the sale on Wednesday July 18. Page 35 & 36

CHESTERFIELD NEWS IN NEXT WEEK’S EDITION: Pages 36 & 37


WE PLAY TO TELL THE TRUTH WITH THE POST-DISPATCH AND SCHNUCKS: Pages 37 & 38

CLARKSON VALLEY COUPLE’S SOLAR PANELS WIN AGAIN: They beat the city in 2013 costing Clarkson Valley more than $100,000. They have now won over their subdivision trustees in St. Louis County Circuit Court. Read all the judge’s rulings against the HOA. Pages 39-42

TWO UNUSUAL VEHICLE CRASHES PLUS A CORRECTION: Pages 42 & 43

CARTOONS: There is a theme in the editorial cartoons this week. Pages 43-50

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 338 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 283

July 15, 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:

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR LEAVING ONE-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER IN CAR AT TARGET ON 98 DEGREE DAY: See who it was and who rescued the baby. Pages 20 & 21

POLICE DETECTIVE MAKES A TRAFFIC STOP AND GUYS TURNS OUT TO BE A FELON: Pages 1 & 2

TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD DEER VS VEHICLES REPORT FOR JUNE: Read where the cars were getting damaged, drivers getting injured and the deer were getting killed. Pages 3-5

TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE ACTIVITY STATS FOR JUNE: Page 6

ALDERMAN MEYLAND-SMITH, THE TAX CHEAT CONTINUES TO CHEAT: Pages 6-8

THE REVISED, REVISED, REVISED AND REVISED AGAIN PLANS FOR THE REHNQUIST SUBDIVISION AT 1919 S. MASON ROAD APPROVED: It was clear that city staff did a lot of the work to get the plans acceptable. City Attorney Steve Garrett billed the city just under $10,000 for his work with another bill coming in the end of July. Pages 8-13

TOWN SQUARE SIGNS UNVEILED, THEN SEVERAL WERE NIXED: See the presentation by developer Bob Brinkman. Pages 13-16



ICE CREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM: Brinkman let slip the name of the ice cream store at the Town Square. Page 16

READ THE WORDING ON A TOWN SQUARE PLAQUE: The plaque wording was approved at the last Aldermanic meeting. It left off the section about the property being part of “The Kingdom of Dalton.” Pages 16 & 17

TOWN AND COUNTRY MOTHER AND CHESTERFIELD SON PLED GUILTY TO ONE MISDEMEANOR AND SEE NINE FELONY TAX CHARGES VANISH: Pages 18 & 19

THE MAYOR AND THE CITY NEWSLETTER: Pages 19 & 20

THE TRASH CAN CAPER CONTINUES: A complaint is filed over the city refusing to investigate trash can violations reported by a person cited. City prosecutor continues to refuse to show complaint information over lone trash can case. Pages 22-25

CHESTERFIELD CITY PROSECUTOR CONTINUES TO REPRESENT CHESTERFIELD DRUG DEALER FELON AS DEFENSE ATTORNEY: He is supposed to be prosecuting criminals and making Chesterfield a safer place, things he has never done. City Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer continues to act as a defense attorney for a Chesterfield drug dealer. Pages 25-27

JULY 7 WAS A BUSY DAY FOR THE HIGHWAY PATROL ARRESTING CHESTERFIELD RESIDENTS: Read who, where and what for. Pages 27 & 28

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Last week we mention there might not be a police blotter this week due to vacations at the police department. However we got it in time for this week’s newsletter. Pages 28-32

OUR FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: Here are 33 obit photos that allow us to travel back 70 or more years. Pages 33 & 34

NEWSLETTER SECURITY AGENT DOING SOME COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORK: Page 34

NEW HOUSE WASTING NO TIME IN BEING BUILT: Pages 34 & 35

ST. LOUIS NO LONGER ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS CITIES IN THE U.S BUT NOW IN THE WORLD: Read where our fair city ranks in the world for being dangerous. Pages 35 & 36

MUSIC: Clayton Road in Wildwood. Pages 36 & 37

FUN MUSIC ON AM RADIO: It is only in the morning from 9 AM to Noon Monday-Friday. Read where on the AM dial. Page 37

CARTOONS: Pages 38-44


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 337 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 282

July 8, 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:



HANDICAPPED PARKING VANISHES FOR MUCH OF THE DAY AT TOWN AND COUNTRY MCDONALDS: Read why and see the photo. Page 1



NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BICYCLISTS ON ROAD WARNING SIGNS HAVE BEEN REMOVED ON CLAYTON ROAD: Read how and why and see what replaced them. Pages 2-5

DEVELOPER, THE EVIL ROB REHNQUIST WILL NOT BE PUTTING IN REQUIRED SIDEWALKS ON MASON ROAD AT HIS STONEMONT SUBDIVISION: Read why and how Rehnquist kept the elected officials unaware for over a year. We have the emails that lays everything out. Pages 5-13

REHNQUIST RESUBMITS NEW PLANS FOR 1919 S. MASON ROAD BEFORE PLANNING AND ZONING THAT TURNED HIS EARLIER PLANS DOWN 6-0 IN THE SPRING: Pages 14-16



POLICE NOT LIKELY TO BOTHER TAX CHEAT FRED MEYLAND SMITH ABOUT HIS ILLEGAL LICENSE PLATES: Pages 16 & 17

VERY DRUNK WOMAN WHO HAD STOLEN A TRUCK WITH GUNS INSIDE PULLED INTO A DRIVEWAY ON WHEATFIELD FARMS ROAD AND TRIED TO SELL HOMEOWNER THE GUNS AND ASKED FOR HIM TO CALL HER CAB BECAUSE SHE IS TOO DRUNK TO DRIVE: By taking photos of the woman driving off, a resident provided the evidence she was driving. Read why the police needed this. Pages 17-20

FRONTENAC EX-CON ARRESTED FOR DWI AT 8:48 IN THE MORNING: Read who and where. Pages 20 & 21



REPAIRS AND IRRIGATION FOR FIREHOUSE AND IRRIGATION IMPROVEMENTS AT CITY HALL: Read HOW MUCH! Pages 21 & 22



GANDER OUTDOORS IN CHESTERFIELD VALLEY MAY SOON BECOME A RV LOT:
Page 23

LOGAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT LIVING IN VALLEY PARK EITHER STEALS WALLET LEFT AT BAR OR “FINDS” IT AND STARTS USING CREDIT CARD: Read about how he “adjusts” a credit card out of the wallet. Pages 23-26

HOW DRUNK IS REALLY DRUNK? MAYBE ALMOST 4-TIMES OVER THE LIMIT AND DRIVING ON TWO FLAT TIRES: Pages 26 & 27

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read about the crimes of the week. Pages 27-31.



GUN WAVING JEALOUS EX-BOYFRIEND IS FORMALLY CHARGED:
We first wrote about this last week. Now read the charges from the court file. Pages 31 & 32







TRIO OF THIEVES HIT SUNGLASS HUT AND ARE ACTUALLY CAPTURED. FOR TWO SHOPLIFTERS IT WAS A RETURN TO CHESTERFIELD TO STEAL AND VISIT THE POLICE HOLDOVER:
Pages 32-35



ARRESTS AT THE CHESTERFIELD TRAILER PARK PLUS IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS: We hope to have more on this next week. Pages 35 & 36



SIGN, SIGNS, EVERY WHERE THERE ARE SIGNS:
Pages 36 & 37

LETTERS: This week it is one we lost last email from a councilperson in our email crash. Pages 37 & 38

REMEMBERING A NEWSROOM MURDER VICTIM: For six years I shared press box space, joked and chatted with one of the Capital Gazette murder victims from last week. Read my recollections of John McNamara. Pages 38-40

A NEW GARAGE WAS THE ONLY NEW PLAN AT CITY HALL: Page 40

LOCATION. LOCATION, LOCATION: We look at some almost unbelievable house prices where I used to work. Check out the taxes being paid. Pages 41-43

CARTOONS: Pages 44-48

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 337 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 282 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 336 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 281

July 1, 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:



IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS, COUNTY ASSESSOR ACCUSES PEOPLE LIKE FRED MEYLAND-SMITH OF CHEATING ST. LOUIS COUNTY OUT OF $2.6 MILLION A YEAR: A November article in the Post-Dispatch quotes County Assessor Jake Zimmerman calling out people like Fred Meyland-Smith for what they are, TAX CHEATS. Pages 1-3



TOWN AND COUNTRY WANTS TO ENTER INTO DEER CONTROL PLAN WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS OVER DEER IN QUEENY PARK: Pages 3-5



MORE ARRESTS FOR CEDAR SPRINGS FELON: Are two Town and Country Alderpersons safe living inside a gate subdivision with this guy? Pages 6 & 7



THE TOWN AND COUNTRY ALDERMANIC RETREAT: Yes the alderpersons escaped to City Hall for their annual Saturday morning retreat. Pages 7-14
  • Parks report: Half of the tennis courts at Preservation Park are now too dangerous to play on. The park remains for sale. Pages 9 & 10
  • Police Commission: The report is that once again the PGA will not pay for police officers used to close streets and direct traffic caused by the upcoming PGA Championship at Bellerive CC. Pages 10 & 11
CITY PLANS ON DOING ALMOST NO CODE ENFORCEMENT: “What’s a $1,000 citation to a rich person” was the question and statement by the city attorney. It became clear that the City will continue to refuse to enforce its codes against contractors and “rich people.” Pages 11-14

BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING JUNE 25, 2017
  • BOARD OF ALDERMEN CONTINUES THE REHNQUIST ZONING CHANGE REQUEST FOR THIRD TIME: Apparently the city and all the alderpersons are being threatened with being sued if they don’t change the Protected Woodlands zoned area at 1919 S. Mason. They continue to put all the residents in opposition of the change on a yo-yo, with them going back and forth to meetings with nothing done. Pages 14-16
  • ALDERPERSONS VOTE DOWN KING DALTON’S ATTEMPT TO EXPAND THE KINGDOM OF TOWN AND COUNTRY TO SOUTH AND THE EAST. THEY DID PASS THE PROPOSED BOUNDARY CHANGE MADE BY THE WARD-2 ALDERWOMEN: Pages 16 & 17
HOUSE BURGLARY ON CLAYTON ROAD AND UPCOMING CLAYTON ROAD LANE CLOSURES: Page 18

GOOD NEWS IS PETER, PETER, PUMPKIN STEALER IS FINALLY CHARGED. BAD NEWS IS AFTER STEALING $79,000 HE LEFT JAIL ON A $500 BOND: Read the court files. Pages 18-22

APRIL ELECTION LOSER FILES SUNSHINE REQUEST WITH THE CITY OF CHESTERFIELD FOR MY PERSONAL EMAILS: Pages 22-28

CITY ADMINISTRATOR WANTS AN ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR AGAIN: However, this time he doesn’t anyone interested in a promotion. Pages 28 & 29

COUNCIL COMMITTEE TURNS DOWN DR. DOUG’S REZONING FOR A NEW VET CLINIC: The proposal passed at the Planning Commission, but failed at the Planning and Public Works Committee. Read the details, the changes made, the debate and the vote. Also see who spoke against the rezoning. Pages 29-32

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Page 32-36

BUSINESS RUMOR AND FAVORITE QUOTES OF THE WEEK: Page 36

REAL ESTATE: See how an old house with just a 1-car detached garage goes for in the right Maryland neighborhood. Then see three very large Town and Country houses still under construction. Pages 37-39

JUST OUT OF THE HOSPITAL BUT STILL A GREAT SHOW: See how Dean Christopher looked after three days with the cardiac doctors, plus read how a customer avoided an $80 fine. Pages 39-41

CARTOONS: Pages 41-44

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 336 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 281 COMBINED EDITION


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: 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 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, 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 February 20, 2017.
 

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


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