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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 391 &

Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 336

August 24, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIGGEST DOPE SMOKE-IN, MAYOR JON DALTON IS AGAIN IN A CONFLICT OF INTEREST: Read about and see documents showing Jon Dalton’s continued conflict and interests on nursing homes and even on marijuana. Pages 1-5



TOWN AND COUNTRY JULY DEER REPORT: Read where the deer vs. vehicle events occurred in July and see the year-to-date stats and locations. Pages 6 & 7



HOMEOWNER ON VACATION WATCHES ON HOME SECURITY CAMERAS ILLEGAL ALIENS FROM NEW YORK BURGLARIZE HIS HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AFTERNOON: See which two Town and Country Police officers arrested and read the charging documents from the court files. Pages 7-11



LAST WEEKEND’S CRIME IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Page 11



THE MASON ROAD “TRAIL”: Read the current costs of the project that has stopped by St. Louis County last October. Pages 11 & 12



WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES, 24-LITTLE HOURS! See the crowds the days after the fireworks show at the $10,000,000 Town Square. Pages 13-15



CHESTERFIELD SUED BY DOORACK AFTER THREATENING TO REZONE PROPERTY TO BREAK $800,000 LEASE AND THEN REZONING IT: Pages 16-21

CHESTERFIELD JULY CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY STATS: Read what the cops had to deal with in July. Pages 21 & 22







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read the crimes of the week and see the criminals with lengthy arrest and conviction records that were in town. Pages 23-34



SON CHARGED WITH ARSON AFTER TRYING TO BURN UP FAMILY AND HOUSE: See the suspect and read the court documents. Pages 34-36



ANOTHER SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIM STEPS FORWARD CLAIMING CHESTERFIELD TENNIS INSTRUCTOR COMMITTED SEX CRIMES WHILE SHE WORKED AT CHESTERFIELD TENNIS CLUB: The victim is now 30 and the crimes happened when she was 17. Pages 37-39

THE CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL HAD A SHORT AGENDA AND A LONG MEETING: Read what took 1 hour and 45 minutes last Monday. Rezoning but keeping waste hauling trucks out, employee benefits and deer culling. Pages 40-44



THE GOTH LOOK ON THE CITY COUNCIL: Page 44

FORMER POLICE CHIEF AND CURRENT COUNCILMAN TIM FITCH CONTINUES TO STICK UP FOR RESIDENTS AND CITIES IN HIS COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT: This time he is pointing out that the current County Library Board of Trustees who just spent $6,000,000 on land zoned for only residential houses and appraised at $2,000,000 for a headquarters building, all have expired terms. Pages 44-48




CHARLIE GITTO’S RESTAURANT NOW TO BE CLOSED FOR FOUR MONTHS: Page 48



WINTER IN AUGUST AT THE LONGVIEW FARMHOUSE: See some the painting on display. Pages 48-50



ANOTHER MESSAGE FROM GOD ABOUT DOGS: Page 50

CARTOONS: Pages 51-59


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 391 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 336

August 17, 2019 -- BREAKING NEWS: This first item was too late to make it into this week's newsletter. We hope to have more information next week.



TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE INTERRUPT BURGLARY IN PROGRESS:
Town and Country Police quickly made one arrest on Thursday afternoon. Conway Road was closed for a search for two other suspects. A second arrest followed, but a third suspect avoided arrest. From the official release:


On Thursday, August 15th, at 1:22 pm, Town and Country Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress involving multiple suspects in the 400 block of Cheshire Farm Court, just south of Conway Road. Upon arriving in the area, Officers observed three Hispanic males running from behind the residence. A short foot chase ensued and two of the three suspects were apprehended and taken into custody. No injuries were sustained to officers or suspects involved.

An extensive search was conducted for the third suspect, but he was not located and remains at large. As a precautionary measure, two nearby schools were placed on lockdown.

On Friday, August 16, the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office issued charges for burglary and several other related offenses to Freddy Quintero-Vela (above left) and Christian Ruiz-Solis (above right). Both are currently being held at the St. Louis County Justice Center awaiting further disposition.

In this week’s newsletter:



TOWN & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE: See the latest plans to tear down and replace. Pages 1-4



PRINCIPIA TO BUILD NEW FIELD HOUSE, EXPAND ATHLETIC FIELDS AND ADD LIGHTS FOR ATHLETIC FIELDS: Pages 4-6

A CHANGE FOR ENROLLMENT QUALIFICATIONS AT PRINCIPIA: Sort of. We are talking about a 0.03% change. Pages 6 & 7

FALL BASEBALL CLINICS FOR KIDS FROM 5 TO 13: Read where, how much and how to enroll a student. Pages 7 & 8.


 TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE AT HOSPITAL STEALS NURSE’S CREDIT CARD: She appears on video staring in the theft and then use of the card in St. Louis. Read the facts from the court file. Pages 8-10

HEROIN ADDICT DEPLETED LAUNDRY DETERGENT SUPPLY FOR TWO DAYS OF SHOPLIFTING AT LOCAL SCHNUCKS: Read the facts in the case from court files and see where the suspect has 10 other stealing charges pending. Pages 10-12



MASON ROAD TRAIL CONTINUES TO GO NOWHERE FOR THE TIME BEING: Read what was said and who showed up at the Board of Aldermen meeting. Pages 13-17

PHASE TWO GRANT APPLICATION FOR TOPPING ROAD CALLING FOR 8 FOOT TRAIL AND 12 FEET OF EASEMENT NOT YET WITHDRAWN: The resolution to withdraw the grant application and replace it with one for just a five foot sidewalk for the south half of Topping Road was continued. Read the comment cards, emails and letters from nearby residents concerning the project. Pages17-34








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER
: Read where the
crimes were, what the crimes were and who got caught. Pages 35-48












BACK TO SCHOOL AND TIME FOR THE SEX OFFENDERS’ LIST: They are all in Chesterfield again this year. Read who they are (three new ones added) and where they live. Pages 48-55



LOOK AT WHO CAME TO CHURCH TO SING AND THEN CAME TO A KIRKWOOD BAR TO SING: Look and listen to the link of the guest at church and then at a bar. Then stick around for the third link and sing along in either English or Italian. Pages 55 & 56

A LETTER FROM FRANCE! I’M RICH! WELL MAYBE NOT: Page 57



WHERE TO BUY WATERMELON: Pages 57 & 58



ODD ADVERTISING ON MANCHESTER ROAD: Page 59

CARTOONS: Pages 60-65

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 390 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 335

August 10, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



TOWN AND COUNTRY, FORMERLY THE CITY OF ONE-ACRE LOTS: Read the latest proposal to jam 30 housing units onto 9-acres. Page 1 & 2



TURNED DOWN BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT IN JULY, NEW HOME PLANS ARE SUBMITTED THAT DON’T BREAK ZONING LAWS: Pages 2-4



 CHESTERFIELD DEER NEWS: Pages 4-12

CHESTERFIELD DEER INCIDENTS FOR JULY: Pages 4-6

DEER CULLING POLICY IS EITHER BRILLIANT OR DUMB AND DUMBER: Pages 6-12

CHESTERFIELD PARKS NEWS: Pages 12-18



WIDE DIFFERENCE IN PROPERTY APPRAISALS ON SCHOETTLER ROAD PROPERTY: Pages 12-14



CRICKET FIELDS: Pages 14-17



BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL FIELD RENTALS TO INCREASE SLIGHTLY: Pages 17 & 18



IDEA FOR A LEVEE TRAIL HEAD AT OUTLET MALL KILLED: Pages 18 & 19





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what crimes were committed, where they were committed and who was arrested. Pages 19-31

 CITY AND MUNICIPAL COURT NEEDS TO BACK CHESTERFIELD VALLEY BUSINESSES: Page 31

OFFICER YOU CAN WEAR A 30TH ANNIVERSARY BADGE. BTW THAT WILL BE $130: Pages 31 & 32

DOG NOT INVITED TO SUNDAY DINNER AT RED LOBSTER, HAS TO STAY IN CAR ON A HOT JULY DAY: Pages 32 & 33



EVERYTHING IS UP TO DATE IN CLAYTON: Except where to perform court ordered community service. Page 34

JUST ASK I’LL SEND YOU A RESUME: Pages 34 & 35

THE SHRINKING FIRE DISTRICT DIRECTOR: See photos Page 35



SUBDIVISION GATE COMPLAINT: A lady was less than truthful when complaining about River Valley Drive gate. Read what she said and what reality was. Pages 36-38



HEAVY RAIN DAMAGE: Last week we wrote about rescues the Monarch Fire Protection District had to make due to motorists driving into flooded streets. Here are two more stories of damages due to the downpour. Pages 38 & 39



TOWN AND COUNTRY REAL ESTATE: We looked at three properties. One is advertised as being a good spot to tear down a house and build a new one. Another was the Frank Lloyd Wright house on Mason Ridge Road that we featured recently. This time it was featured in the New York Times. Finally see the plans for a tear-down project on Muirfield Drive off Mason Road. Pages 39-45



WE LOOKED AT THE GIANT MANCHESTER ECKERT’S FRUIT STORE: It is only open for two months and closes at the height of the apple harvest. Pages 45 & 46



PRINCIPIA EXPANSION PLANS: They are claiming they will show the public plans before filing with the city. Pages 46 & 47

OUR FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: Recent photos from across Missouri, Washington, DC, Maryland and New York of people in another era. Pages 47 &48

CARTOONS: Pages 48-54



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 389 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 334

August 3, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT VOTES NO TO EXTRA LARGE HOUSE ON FORDYCE MANOR AT BOPP ROAD AND NO DISAPPEARING GREEN SPACE: Board of Adjustment said NO to man in commercial real estate who testified he was unaware of zoning laws and wanted to tear down a house and violate zoning laws with the new house. See where and read the comments from residents and from the Board of Adjustment. Pages 1-4



TWO AND A HALF YEARS AFTER RULING CAR DEALER FINALLY BRINGS HIS PROPERTY INTO COMPLIANCE: A well known area car dealer refused to follow zoning laws and building laws forcing the city to sue him. Read the latest. Pages 4-13



MAYOR DALTON IGNORES TOPPING ROAD CITIZENS’ INPUT AND DECLARES HE WON’T FINANCE A SIDEWALK TO “NOWHERE” BUT HE IS ALREADY DOING THAT ON MASON ROAD: The mayor wants to ignore residents’ requests about sidewalks. He tells an alderwoman sticking up for residents he won’t help finance changes to the sidewalk-less Topping Road, but the spending for an unnecessary sidewalk on top of an existing one continues on Mason Road. Pages 14-16



THE MONTHLY LEGAL BILL HIDDEN FROM THE PUBLIC: Read what other charges ($4,886) not posted on the city’s website were for. Pages 16-20

ANOTHER TOWN AND COUNTRY PAKISTANI DOCTOR CHARGED WITH SMUGGLING NON-FDA APPROVED DRUGS INTO THE UNITED STATES AND THEN BILLING MEDICARE/MEDICAID: Read the federal charges. Pages 20-23



REPEAT CRIMINAL AT WHOLE FOODS: Pages 23 & 24



WE SHOW THE LAWS MAYOR DALTON IS VIOLATING BY REFUSING TO STEP DOWN FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION ON PROPOSED SENIOR LIVING FACILITY: Pages 24 & 25



APARTMENT RESIDENT TELLS MOTORIST TO SLOW DOWN. MOTORIST GETS OUT AND BEATS RESIDENT WITH A LEAD PIPE AND FISTS: Read the charges from the court file. Pages 26-28



CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Lots of action, car break-in and stolen cars. Pages 29-41



QUARTET ATTEMPTS HIGH SPEED GETAWAY IN A STOLEN VEHICLE ON THE MONARCH LEVEE TRAIL: The getaway fails. Read the details including a return performance by one suspect. Pages 37-40



CHESTERFIELD STOLEN CARS: Page 41



MONARCH FIRE OFFICIALS WONDER EXACTLY HOW STUPID ARE CHESTERFIELD DRIVERS: Read about the number of water rescues the Fire District responded to after motorists drove into flooded streets. Pages 41 & 42

TWO CHESTERFIELD TEENS INJURED IN SINGLE CAR CRASH IN LINCOLN CO: Read who went to the hospital with injuries. Page 43



MAYOR NATION KNOCKING ON DOOR FOR COUNTY COUNCIL CANDIDATE:
Read who and in what race. Pages 43 & 44

BOB NATION CLAIMS “ANOTHER HOFFMANN ERROR!” I DON’T THINK SO, IF YOU READ THE ARTICLE CORRECTLY IT INFERRED A STATE REP WAS LYING: Read the email by the city administrator followed by our revised report on the fundraiser and concert ad by State Rep. Derek Grier. Pages 44-47

WELL LIKED RETIRED TOWN AND COUNTRY STAFF MEMBER DIES: Page 47



ART AT CITY HALL: See some of the pieces in the latest quarterly show. Pages 48-50



WHERE DO ALL DOGS GO? Page 51

CARTOONS: Pages 51-56



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 388 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 333

July 27, 2019 -- It used to be in the dead of summer it was hard to find stories for the Newsletter/Website. That is not the case anymore. I halfway suspect that some controversial zoning and building issues are intentionally brought forward by developers in the summer because people who might be in opposition are out of town on vacation.

Regardless this is the largest Newsletter to date. It is Sunday New York Times large at 69 pages.



TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE STATS AND CRIME REPORT INCLUDING ARRESTS: Pages 1-4



MAN CHARGED WITH STALKING TARGET SHOPPER AND TAKING PHOTOS UP HER SKIRT. IT WASN’T HIS FIRST TIME: Read the court files about a St. Charles County pervert following a woman around the Town and Country Target
store. Read where else he has been charged and how many thousands of photos were found by the police. Pages 4-8

HE WASN’T THE ONLY PERVERT AT THE TOWN AND COUNTRY CROSSING SHOPPING CENTER: This one is almost creepier. Pages 8 & 9

CHESTERFIELD POLICE ACTIVITY AND CRIME STATS: Pages 10 & 11



MAYOR DALTON AGAIN THROWS ETHICS OUT THE WINDOW AS HE RAISES EYEBROWS AND CAUSES CONCERN AT THE PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING:
Mayor Dalton and ethics are often in different time zones. Pages 11 & 12



PROPOSAL IS TO TEAR DOWN EXISTING NURSING HOME AND REBUILD WITH A MORE HIGH-END ONE: Read about the presentation, nearby residents complaints and approval and questions from the P&Z members. Pages 12-20



TOWN SQUARE GETS CLOSER TO THE $10,000,000 MARK OR $4,500,000 OVER ORIGINAL COST ESTIMATES: Read the latest. Pages 20 & 21



AFTER BEING OPEN FOR A MONTH WE LOOKED AT HOW THE TOWN SQUARE/A GATHERING PLACE WAS DOING GATHERING PEOPLE: See what we found. Pages 22-24



CITY ORDERS NEW HOME BUILDER TO REPAIR DAMAGE TO NEIGHBORING PROPERTY: See where and read what the builder has been ordered to do. Pages 24-27



A WATERMELON SHORTAGE RIGHT ON OUR DOORSTEP: Pages 28 & 29

CHESTERFIELD STATE REP’S AMPHITHEATER RENTAL AGREEMENT AND HIS ADS DON’T EXACTLY MATCH UP: The guy who accepted $2,600 from the Better Together front group and much more from cigarette companies hopes to get a lot of money from you. Pages 29-32



PLANNING COMMITTEE MODIFIES PLANS FOR WASTE HAULER PROPOSED BUILDING AND USES: Read about what the new property owner wanted and about a split within a well known Chesterfield family. Pages 32-36


COUNCILMAN HURTS WANTS PRIVATE BUSINESS TO RUN ADS FOR CITY EVENTS: The Planning and Public Works Committee gave a developer about everything they wanted, but Hurt wanted free advertising. Pages 36 & 37

DON’T PUT THAT IN THE MINUTES: The Dan Hurt gag that is getting a little tired. Pages 37 & 38



CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read where the crime was and who was getting arrested. Pages 38- 49



CORRECTION AND A LOOK BACK: Pages 49-53



VACATION PICS PART 2: NORTHERN ICELAND AND NORTHERN NORWAY: Pages 53-60

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: We checked in on George and Mary Bailey’s kids. Pages 60 & 61

CARTOONS: Pages 62-69






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


Lawsuit: Doorack vs. Chesterfield, August 9, 2019

Update: May 22, 2017


Update: January 21, 2017

Update:January 14, 2017

Update: January 4, 2017

Update: December 22, 2016

Boondoggle Turns Into Scandal As City Officials Break the Law and Hide Public Records, December 7, 2016
Tim Engelmeyer's Attack and Our Response

Chesterfield Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer launches a lie-filled offensive and we fire back. (May, 2017)
The Engelmeyer Years

Read how Chesterfield Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer has been making sure DWI defendants represented by lawyers leave the  courtroom with no fines or points. Also read how Engelmeyer reduces moving violations to Illegal Parking and how he reduces crimes to “Littering” violations.
Ted Federer, a.k.a. "T-Fed"

Ted Federer, also known as "T-Fed" lived a fast and notorious life that came to a tragic end on June 9, 2019 at the age of only 27.His encounters with the law have been chronicled numerous times in our newsletter. Here is a recap of his exploits and untimely death.

The Death of T-Fed, June 9, 2019

RELATED: Scroll down to the "Our Favorite Police Reports" section to read some of the police reports from T-Fed's numerous arrests.

Forest Lake Tennis
Club Lawsuit


Personal injury lawsuit alleging sexual assault on a employee/student by another member of the staff, August 2019.
Connie Fults
Ethics Violations


Missouri Ethics Commission Versus Connie Fults Consent Order, April 26, 2016

Connie Fults Refuses to Obey Missouri Ethics Laws, March 2, 2016

Connie Fults Ethics Complaint, March 1, 2016
State Representative
Don Gosen Sex Scandal


Don Gosen Sex Scandal,
February 18, 2016

Mason Road Crashes

A compilation of crashes on Mason Road with photos.
Mason Road Sidewalk Project Emails

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, July 22
 2019

Town Square, John's Take On
The Issue, November 25, 2016

Brinkmann Town Square Proposal, October 12, 2016

Opus Town Square Proposal October 12, 2016

Trash Can Emails

Connie Fults' Comments with fact checking, June 19, 2017

Trash Can Emails, June 13, 2017
Westminster Lawsuit

Westminster vs. Town and Country Judgment, August 15, 2016

Westminster Lawsuit,
Respondent's Answer,
December 14, 2015

Westminster Lawsuit, Return to Writ of Certiorari, November 30, 2015
 
Westminster Lawsuit, October 14, 2015
Wolfe vs. Town and Country

February 23, 2018 – Town and Country police officer Jeffrey Wolfe has filed a lawsuit due to the department demoting him from Sergreant to Corporal over a relationship with officer Lauren Becker.

Download the lawsuit and polygraph results.

Download and read an analysis and opinion of the Wolfe lawsuit from a former Chief of Police.
Shannon Woolsey
Lawsuit


Shannon Woolsey Lawsuit, Sexual Harassment, Town & Country Police Department, 2013

 

Gangs of Town and Country, Updated 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


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