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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 317 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 262

February 18, 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 SQUARE MONEY PIT WIDENS: Another quarter-million dollars of taxpayer’s cash goes in the pit. With apologies to song writer June Carter Cash, Town Square is a burning thing. It makes a big green ring. Bound by a wild dollar desire, Dalton fell into a cash full mire. Read the latest. Pages 1-3

WHAT’S MISSING? The Town Square landscape architect does not like brick and mortar. Page 4

TOWN SQUARE PROJECT INTERRUPTS CLAYTON ROAD FOR PEDESTRIANS: See the photos! Pages 4 & 5

OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE COUNTING TRASH TRUCKS AND SCHNUCKS TRUCKS OUT YOUR WINDOW: A couple of photos from the Mayor’s Nursing Home. Pages 5 & 6

OUT OF TOUCH FRED MEYLAND-SMITH DOESN’T REALIZE WHERE AND HOW REGULAR FOLKS LIVE. THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN IS ABOUT TO APPROVE TWO HOUSES FOR A SINGLE LOT AS LONG AS ONE IS CALLED “A POOL HOUSE.” Read where and see the architecture drawings. Pages 7-9

WHOLE FOODS WAS ACTUALLY MORE THAN WHOLE PAYCHECK FOR ONE CASHIER WHO STOLE $13,000 OVER LESS THAN 2 MONTHS: See who it was and read what happened to her. Pages 9-11

WARD TWO APRIL ELECTION: Lindsey Butler versus Will McKnight! Pages 11 & 12

FINAL DEER HARVEST NUMBERS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Next week we will look at the deer census numbers and the deer kill report. Page 12

WE LOOK AT THE FEDERAL CHARGES AGAINST BOPP ROAD RESIDENT FOR MAKING PORN VIDEOS WITH UNDERAGE GIRLS: Read the official charges from the Federal Court files. Pages 12-16

SEE THE PHOTO OF SUSPECT INVOLVED IN THREE THEFTS IN THE MORNING ON FEBRUARY 8: Pages 16 & 17

TOM DECAMPI OPPONENT’S CAMPAIGN TREASURER IS A BIG TIME TIM (I WON’T PROSECUTE YOU IF YOU HIRE A LAWYER) ENGLEMEYER SUPPORTER: DeCampi’s opponent and his opponent’s campaign treasurer are both big Tim “I won’t prosecute you if you hire a lawyer” Engelmeyer supporters. Besides supporting the “most dangerous man” in Chesterfield (Engelmeyer), William Lawson and Sam Duggan have one other thing in common. They don’t like me. Pages 18-21

TEENAGER HAS A CHANGING STORY AFTER HITTING A CAR IN A PARKING LOT: She appears to be an excellent student and a good kid, with this one exception. Pages 21 & 22

CHESTERFIELD MAN CHARGED WITH FELONY DWI AFTER CAUSING AN ACCIDENT THAT LEFT THE INNOCENT DRIVER IN CRITICAL CONDITION WITH LIFE THREATENING INJURIES: Read who was charged and see the damage. Pages 22-24

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read where the crimes occurred last week with extra details on a shoplifter arrested for felony stealing and assault on a police officer. Pages 24-27

AFTER BEING IN THEIR POSITIONS FOR ONE YEAR AND SEVEN MONTHS AND OFFICIALLY AS PERMANENT CHIEF AND ASST. CHIEF SINCE JANUARY 1ST, MONARCH FINALLY GETS AROUND TO SWEARING IN THE TOP TWO OFFICERS: Monarch Fire Chief Cary Spiegel and Les Crews are sworn into office (not really) that they have held for some time. The former chief’s felony trial court date is just two months away. Plus his third wife just divorced him. Pages 27 & 28

OUR FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS AND GOODBYE TO THE OPENING ACT FOR THE BEATLES ON THEIR FIRST AMERICAN TV SHOW: Page 29

MAKING ME APPRECIATE ST. LOUIS: Checking Real Estate prices. Pages 30 & 31

CARTOONS: Pages 31- 37

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 317 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 262 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 316 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 261

February 11, 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:

THE FIFTH DEFENDANT OF THE PRINCIPIA SUMMER FOOTBALL CAMP ASSAULT AND SODOMY INCIDENTS PLEADS GUILTY: A week earlier one of the defendants who early on pled guilty in the 3 ½ year-old case had his probation revoked and was sentenced to six months in jail. Pages 1-3

DEER CULLING NUMBERS SET NEW RECORD, JANUARY CAR V DEER NUMBERS ARE DOWN: Last week White Buffalo broke the old record of deer killed in a single contract culling period. The old record was 288in 2012. The city’s contract White Buffalo is now at 356 deer killed from January 2 to February 6. Meanwhile the number of deer hit by cars is down. Pages 3 & 4

ONE MONTH AFTER BEING STOLEN ON TOPPING ROAD FAMILY SUV IS RECOVERED IN NORTH ST. LOUIS: Two people were arrested in the vehicle, but no one has been charged with the actual theft or four other car clouting that night. Pages 4-5

CHESTERFIELD TO KILL OFF A NUMBER OF CITIZEN COMMISSIONS: Elected officials cite commissioners producing too much work without staff or money to do it. See what commissions! Pages 5-8

CITY COUNCIL, BUT NOT THE MAYOR, WANTS A VICTIM’S BILL OF RIGHTS: Pages 8-10

LAND ACQUISITION POLICY WILL ONLY NEED A SIMPLE MAJORITY TO DEVIATE FROM RULES: This sets up the possibility of another Front Page Doorack Scandal. Pages 10 & 11

CHESTERFIELD CITIZEN OF YEAR NOW HAS TO BE A RESIDENT, REGARDLESS WHAT YOU DID OR WHO YOU ARE: Pages 11-14

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS REMAIN IN THE HANDS OF THE PRESIDENT PRO-TEM AND NOT THE MAYOR: Page 15

COUNCIL VOTES TO PRESENT PLAN TO TAKE OVER CLARKSON VALLEY: This and a change to the eastern city limits along Highway 141 will be presented to the County Boundary Commission. Pages 15 & 16

THE CHESTERFIELD WEIRD SOX: Page 16

ANOTHER NIGHT AT HARPO’S; ANOTHER NIGHT OF CITY PROSECUTOR REFUSING TO PROSECUTE ANYONE FOR WHAT THEY ACTUALLY DID: Pages 17-19

MONARCH’S NEWEST DIRECTOR HAS ALL JUDGMENTS FROM HER HUSBAND’S DEATH SATISIFIED: Jeannine Millner, the newest member of the Monarch Fire Board has resolved all tax judgments against her after the death of her husband. Pages 19 & 20

FORMER CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE RESPONDS TO ANONYMOUS WEBSITE: Michael Hollingsworth has withdrawn from the race for City Council, but in fairness to a web posting about him, we have his response. Also court records showing him having tax judgments have been removed. Pages 20 & 21

PETER, PETER PUMPKIN STEALER: The last three weeks we have chronicled the schemes, frauds, refusals to pay and most recently the theft of $79,000 in pumpkins by Peter A. Wolff. Here is the latest. Pages 21 & 22

DRUNK DRIVER SAYS HELLO TO RUSSEL’S CAFÉ AND BAKERY: Page 22

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the crooks and cops were doing last week. Pages 23-25

CITY HALL ART: Pages 25-29

FLASHING LIGHTS ON THE SHOULER AND MONTHS TO A FLAME: Page 30

MORE OF OUR FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: Photos that take us back to another time. Page 31

CARTOONS: Pages 31-35

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 316 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 261 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 315 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 260

February 4, 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:

HACKED!!! We apparently were hacked this week. We figured this out when we started getting 20 ADMINISTRATOR Notices of Returned Email to random addresses that we never sent out at time when our computer was off. This is just another expense in running this website. We changed passwords and are replacing our current desktop computer.

PAST VOTING RECORDS OF CANDIDATES IN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS: Look and see what the voting records are for the candidates running opposed in Town and Country and Chesterfield. Pages 1-3

ASK A QUESTION AND GET TWO DIFFERENT ANSWERS: Read what the question was and what the answers were. Pages 3-5

WOMAN DRUNK DRIVER CLAIMS LANE WEAVING WAS BECAUSE SHE WAS LOOKING AT GPS, NOT BECAUSE SHE WAS DRUNK: Pages 5 & 6

SAY GOODBYE TO THE ORIGINAL TOWN AND COUNTRY SCHNUCK’S STORE BUILDING AND HELLO TO A ST. LOUIS FAVORITE: Read and see what is headed to the Northeast corner of Clayton Road and Woods Mill. Pages 6 & 7

REAL ESTATE: See plans for two new houses and plans that stretch the definition of the word “addition.” Pages 7-9

3-TIME DWI DEFENDANT GETS SPECIAL PROGRAM WITH NO POINTS AND NO FINE: Read her record and see why this latest sentence is dangerous to the motoring public. Pages 9-11

MOVIE PRODUCER ON BOPP ROAD USING UNDERAGE ACTORS: 47-year- caught with 16-year-old girl making porn in Des Peres home. Pages 11 & 12

TOWN AND COUNTRY DEER HARVEST BREAKS PRIOR RECORDS FOR CULLED DEER: See the numbers! Pages 12 & 13

PETER, PETER PUMPKIN STEALER PART THREE: This is our third installment on grand con artist Peter A. Wolff who not only stole $79,000 worth of pumpkins from a Northern Illinois farmer, but also had a scam of reselling hayride wagons. We found four phony LLC companies Wolff has been running out of a co-conspirator’s Fenton trailer house. Pages 13-17


RIVER VALLEY DRIVE NOW HAS PERMANENT CLOSURE AT CITY OF MARYLAND HEIGHTS BORDER: See the new end of the road. Pages 17-19

CHESTERFIELD F&A COMMITTEE VOTES FOR COUNCIL TO APPROVE A PLAN TO MERGE WITH TINY, BUT WEALTHY CLARKSON VALLEY: Read about this and other proposed boundary changes. Pages 19-21

CHESTERFIELD POLICE TO BEGIN ONE-YEAR TRYOUT OF BODY CAMS: 85 officers will be issued body cams by the middle of February on a one year tryout. Page 22

STABBING SUSPECT OF UBER DRIVER, A PARKWAY CENTRAL STUDENT LIVING IN A RENTAL PROPERTY OWNED BY A TOWN AND COUNTRY MAN: Pages 22 & 23

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the police were dealing with last week. Pages 24-26

POLICE BLOTTER EXTRA: We look at a police blotter item involving a woman charged with stealing a grocery cart of items from Wal Mart and then endangering the welfare of a child as she tried to flee police with infant. Pages 26 & 27

CHESTERFIELD TRIVIA MASTER TOM BYRNES NOW HAS SECOND GAME NIGHT IN CHESTERFIELD: Read where you can play on Tuesday or Wednesday in Chesterfield. Pages 27-29

HOLIDAY ARRESTS: Read who was arrested and what charges were filed in Town and Country and Chesterfield from right before Christmas to right after New Years. Pages 29 & 30.

CHESTERFIELD DIRECTS PEOPLE TO THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE AND THEN REFUSES TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT INCIDENTS THEY HAVE POSTED. THEY ARE ANYTHING BUT TRANSPARENT: Pages 30-32

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Tavern. Our group of four gave it a 75% thumbs down. Read and see why. Pages 33-35

MORE FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: Pages 35 & 36

CARTOONS: Pages 36-42

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 315 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 260 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 314 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 259

January 27, 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 BUDGET DEFICIT RACES TOWARD $7 MILLION WHILE TOWN SQUARE HEADS TOWARD $10 MILLION: Pages 1-5

I-64 CRASH KILLS ONE, INJURES MORE IN SIX VEHICLE ACCIDENT: See photos from the beginning of the crash to the end. Pages 5-8

CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS FROM ALDERMANIC ELECTION : See who. Page 8

QUESTION: WHY SHOULD POLICE DEPARTMENTS ISSUE LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS TO OFFICERS WHO WON’T WEAR THEM ON 8 DEGREE DAY? Page 9

COMMUNITY SERVICE POLICE OFFICERS MOVING OUT OF THE POLICE STATION: Read where they are going. Pages 9 & 10

CHANGES IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT; WE THINK SOME ARE GOOD AND SOME ARE MAYBE NOT SO GOOD: Pages 10 & 11

TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE COMMISSION TO SPONSOR EVENT THEY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT: Alderman Tiffany Frautschi has own agenda, no need to bother the commission. Pages 11 & 12

TOWN AND COUNTRY MOVES TOWARD A PRIMARY SEAT BELT ORDINANCE: Page 12

REMODELING UNDERWAY AT TOWN AND COUNTRY SCHNUCKS: Read what’s up and see photos. Pages 12 & 13

FIRE DISTRICT BACK AT THE OLD GAME OF TRYING TO ADD MORE UNION FIREFIGHTERS AT TOWN AND COUNTY’S EXPENSE: One alderwoman is not putting a quick stop to it. Pages 13-17

CAR BREAK-IN AND PURSE THEFT AT GOLDS GYM! The suspects from Mississippi were arrested trying to use stolen credit cards, but not much is going to happen to them. Pages 17-19

THE DEER HARVEST BY THE NUMBERS: Page 19

PART 2 OF OUR REPORTS ON PETER, PETER PUMPKIN STEALER: We keep getting more and more information Peter Wolff, who stole $79,000 of pumpkins from a family farmer in rural Illinois for a Chesterfield Pumpkin Patch. It turns out he is stealing more than that. Read our reports this week and next week. Pages 20-23

CITY OF CHESTERFIELD SAYS GOODBYE TO THE POST-DISPATCH: Read the details. Pages 23 & 24

SO MUCH FOR INDEPENDENCE OF COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS: Read how four city council members want three independent boards, commissions and committee to rule the same. Pages 24-26

POLICE BLOTTER UPDATE: We provided additional information from the Chesterfield Police and the Circuit Court concerning some recent police blotter items. Pages 27-29

THIS WEEK’S POLICE BLOTTER: Pages 30-32

MONARCH TO RE-MARK NEW VEHICLES: Read and see why! Pages 32-34

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FIRE DIRECTORS GONE, LONG TIME PASSING: A photo tells the story. Page 34

FOOD: CIRCLE 7 RANCH II: See where the newest popular food and beer place with beer taps at the table is being built. Pages 34 & 35

TOYS 'R' CREDITORS: Read which Toys R’ Us stores are being closed while the company tries to get out of bankruptcy. Page 35

MUSIC: Here is what you missed in January by not going to the Rat Pack Monday Show at the One-19-North in Kirkwood. Also we have a link to an article we wrote on Dean Christopher for St. Louis County Arts last summer. Finally we were invited to an interesting rehearsal of the Route 66 Big Band two nights after we were with two of the band’s vocalists. Pages 35-37

REAL ESTATE: Last week Realtor Carla Borgard listed a very interesting piece of property on Mason Road. Pages 37 & 38

LETTERS: One is business related and the other is about Frontenac and the Brinkman Company. Pages 38-40

CARTOONS: Pages 40-44

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 314 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 259 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 313 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 258

January 20, 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:

POLICE AND CRIME STATS FOR 2017 IN TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD: After peaking in the last two years crime in going on a downward trend in Chesterfield. Crime remains low in Town and Country. Pages 1-4

THREE OUT OF FOUR TOWN AND COUNTRY WARDS HAVE CONTESTED ALDERMANIC RACES: Only former State Representative Sue Allen has no opponent in the 2018 municipal elections. See who is running. Page 5

THIRD DWI FOR CHESTERFIELD WOMAN, ALL IN TOWN AND COUNTRY! Read the court charging documents on Angela DeVasto. Pages 5-8

TOWN AND COUNTRY DEER HARVEST ON TARGET FOR 400: Read how many deer are being culled from each ward after 15 days. Page 8

THE GREAT PUMPKIN THEFT: Read how the owner of a farm in northern Illinois had 79,000 (nine truck loads) pumpkins stolen from him by Peter Wolff, the operator of the Chesterfield Valley Pumpkin Patch on Olive at Chesterfield Airport Road near the old Rombach Farms. So far the Chesterfield Police have not swung into action on this case. The suspect has court judgments dating back to 1984 with over $500,000 in judgments many of them never paid. Read all the details. Pages 9-12

CHESTERFIELD’S FIRST DEER CENSUS: Page 12

CHESTERFIELD VALLEY WALMART WATCH THIEVES: See who they were and read what kind of car they made their getaway in. Pages 12 & 13

CHESTERFIELD WOMAN ARRESTED DOING 96 ON I-70 AND ON TWO WARRANTS OUT OF ST. CHARLES COUNTY: Read who she is. Page 13

WILDWOOD MAN NEAR CHESTERFIELD BORDER CHARGED WITH FELONY KIDDIE PORN: See who and read the charging documents. Pages 13-16

NO LONGER A RACE IN WARD 1; BARRY FLACHSBART SUDDENLY UNOPPOSED: Page 16

CHESTERFIELD WARD 2 CANDIDATE ANNOUNCES SHE IS READY TO WORK ON OPRAH PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN: Page 17

READ ALL OF THE CHESTERFIELD CANDIDATES ON THE 2017 BALLOT: Page 17

FOLLOW THE MONEY: Read the campaign donations and expenses of the three state reps serving Town and Country and Chesterfield. Also see how much Bruce DeGroot is spending on meals at locations nowhere close to any voters in his district. Pages 18-21

SUE ALLEN WHO AT THE TIME WAS A NON-CANDIDATE USED OLD CAMPAIGN WAR CHEST MONEY FOR A TRIP, BUT WON’T SAY WHAT THE “POLITICAL EVENT” WAS: Page 22

FULL SERVICE CAR WASH THAT HAD FACE NEIGHBOR OPPOSiTION APPROVED: Pages 22 & 23

CHESTERFIELD CITIZEN OF THE YEAR DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A CHESTERFIELD CITIZEN: Read the rules on how to nominate someone. Pages 23 & 24

CHESTERFIELD WEEKLY POLICE BLOTTER: Read what was going on last week. Pages 24-26

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Wan Fu in Des Peres. Mostly good, but one thing you should not order. Pages 26-28

AT THE PARK: Page 28

CARTOONS: Pages 29-33

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 313 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 258 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 312 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 257

January 13, 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 OF THE YEAR IT’S ANOTHER $25,000 TOWARD THE TOWN SQUARE PROJECT AND CITY’S MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT: Pages 1 & 2

MAYOR’S TOWN SQUARE FIGURES DON’T MATCH WITH REALITY: Pages 2 & 3

DEER REPORT: Pages 3-6

  • December 2017 Town and Country Deer vs. Vehicle numbers
  • 2017 Town and Country Deer vs. Vehicle numbers
  • 2018 Town and Country Lethal Deer Culling numbers through 5 and 8 days
  • Chesterfield December Deer Report

OPPONENT FILES AGAINST LINDSEY BUTLER IN WARD 2 RACE: Read who and see the connections to Mayor Dalton. Pages 6 & 7

MAYOR DALTON ADDS ANOTHER CONFLICT OF INTEREST TO HIS BELT: Read how his latest lobbying client is a clear conflict with his job as mayor. Pages 7 & 8

AT THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD: One member doesn’t know who owns a 12,000 square foot building before them. Another decides to debate in secret by whispering so the public in the audience would not hear her. Read the details. Pages 8-10

BOARD OF ALDERMEN HAVE NO CONCERN ABOUT FIRE HAZARD WITH TOWN SQUARE BUILDING: Thousands of cities, towns and counties have banned wood shake shingles on buildings as a fire hazard. The Town and Country Board of Aldermen think they are just fine on a 12,000 square foot building in an area with lots of lightning strikes and with an annual fireworks show across the street. Pages 10-12

OWNER WANTS BUILDER TO SWITCH FROM STONE TO BRICK: Pages 12 & 13

NATIONAL WEBSITE RANKS TOWN AND COUNTRY ONE OF THE “MOST OBNOXIOUSLY RICH SUBURBS OF AMERICA’S LARGEST CITIES.” Pages 13 & 14

AFTER GETTING NO-POINTS DEAL FOR SPEEDING, A YEAR LATER DRIVER IS CITED FOR 111 MPH AND DOESN’T SHOW UP FOR COURT: Page 14

CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT WHO HELP DEFEAT THE SCHOETTLER ROAD APARTMENTS IS RUNNING FOR WARD 2 COUNCIL SEAT: Pages 15-17

CHESTERFIELD ASH TREE COUNT DOWN: Read how many to go and how much it will cost. Page 17

NEW LARGE SUBDIVISION FOR JUST TWO HOUSES APPROVED BY THE PLANNING AND PW COMMITTEE: Page 18

OUR COMPLAINT APPARENTLY HAS REDUCED THE SIZE OF THE MERCEDES-BENZ OF CHESTERFIELD LOGO ON ITS WEBSITE: We got a response to our complaint that the Mercedes dealer was lying by claiming it is “of Chesterfield” when it is located in O’Fallon, Missouri in St. Charles County. The complaint reached Germany and came back through Mercedes Benz of America. Pages 18-20

WARD 1 CANDIDATE IS BROTHER-IN-LAW TO WARD 4 COUNCILMAN: Page 20

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what has been happening for the last week. Pages 20-23

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017; JUNE-SEPTEMBER: Pages 23-37

ANOTHER KMOV REPORTER DOESN’T KNOW WHERE SHE IS: See who and where she claimed she was. Page 37

LADUE MAN ARRESTED ON SEX CHARGE: Page 38

CONTRACT ON 30,000 SQ FT JONES HOUSE FELL THROUGH: Page 39

GOVERNOR GIVES NEW DEFINITION TO “B & B”: Pages 38 & 40

CORRECTION: Updated mug shot on Mid-Missouri man arrested for child porn. Pages 40 & 41

CARTOONS: Too early for Eric Greitens’ cartoons. Pages 41-46

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 312 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 257 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 311 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 256

January 6, 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:


THE PARKWAY 6 NOW HAVE A COURT TRIAL DATE FOR ARMED ROBBERY WITH ASSAULT RIFLES: Read the latest on the six former Parkway students who used semi-automatic weapons to force their way in and rob two young women in an apartment. Pages 1-3




ANOTHER BIG LEAGUER MOVES OUT OF TOWN AND COUNTRY:
Pages 3 & 4




MORE CRASHES AT THE MASON CURVE: Pages 4-6

POLICE DO AN EXCEPTIONALLY BAD JOB IN NOTIFYING MOTORISTS OF CLAYTON ROAD BEING CLOSED: Then stupid rich motorists who don’t pay attention compound the problem. Pages 6-9

5 CARS ENTERED OVERNIGHT ON JANUARY 4; ONE-STOLEN: Read where. Page 9




SECURITY AGENT ON LIGHT DUTY FOR
5 DAYS: Pages 9 & 10





THIEF CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF CHESTERFIELD:
Pages 10-12


CHESTERFIELD POLICE CHANGING POLICE CAR GRAPHICS: Pages 12-14


10 POLICE AND FIRE CALLS TO 1 HOUSE IN 5 MONTHS: Pages 14 & 15


GUY TILMAN TELLS US WHY HE IS NOT RUNNING FOR REELECTION: Page 15



CHESTERFIELD WOMAN ARRESTED FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY DWI:
Pages 15 & 16

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what was happening including a dog-napping. Pages 16-19

7 OUT OF 9 FIRST ARRESTS BY TROOPERS ACROSS THE STATE WERE FOR DWI: Page 19

THE END OF CHESTERFIELD MALL IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING AS AMERICAN GIRL SAYS GOOD-BYE AND CITY MIGHT LEASE SPACE FOR $100 A MONTH: Pages 19-22

COMMUNITY GARDEN THE CITY JUST SPENT $30,000 ON HAS BEEN BULLDOZED FOR A SENIOR LIVING COMPLEX: The new site replaces the one proposed at Baxter and Wild Horse Creek Road that had extensive neighborhood opposition. Pages 22-24

MID-MISSOURI MAN ARRESTED ON FEDERAL WARRANT FOR CHILD PORN: Pages 24 & 25

FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: Page 25

LONGTIME TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT DIES: Page 25

READER MAIL: This one was about another Pulitzer Prize winning Post-Dispatch Editorial cartoonist. (The P-D has not had a daily editorial cartoonist since 2012.) Pages 26 & 27

LAST CHRISTMAS PHOTO: Its one we forgot. Page 28

CARTOONS: Pages 29-33

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 311 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 256 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 310 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 255

December 31, 2017 -- 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:

FELONY DRUNK DRIVER HAS CASE CONTINUED OVER 4-YEARS: Read the details in this case of snail paced justice. Page 1

RESIDENT AT 1317 TOPPING ROAD ON PROBATION INSTEAD OF IN PRISON FOR KIDNAPPING A WOMAN TO ILLINOIS AND FIVE COURTS OF FELONY ASSAULT: Read the details and the dates. Pages 1-4

MONARCH FPD SWITCHES WORKERS COMP INSURANCE CARRIERS AGAIN WITH A SIZABLE SAVINGS: Read the details and see how much was saved. Page 4

CHESTERFIELD DRIVER INJURED IN ACCIDENT WHILE STOPPED AT RED LIGHT: Read where and when. Pages 4 & 5

23-YEAR-OLD DRUNK DRIVER GETS SPECIAL PROGRAM AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO HER FOURTH DWI: Be careful! She is still out there behind the wheel. Pages 5 & 6

CAR CLOUTERS HITTING PARK AND COMMUNITY CENTER PARKING LOTS: See the photos of the suspects and read where they hit. They are still at large. Page 6

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what was happening Christmas week. Pages 6-9

TIMES THEY HAVE CHANGED OR WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PHOTO: See what the well dressed police officer is wearing on a 12-degree day. Page 8

EVERYTHING IS UP TO DATE IN CHESTERFIELD, THINGS HAVE GONE ABOUT AS FAR AS THEY CAN GO: Check out who the Chesterfield Police don’t want emailing to the department. Pages 9 & 10

CHRISTMAS LOW LIFE: Another guy stealing Christmas cards and cash for trash and recycling haulers. Pages 10 & 11

BIG CHANGE (ONLY SORT OF CONCERNING A ZIP CODE) IN THE LAND OF LOVE AND BEAUTY: Now this year’s VP Queen was not from Pagedale. She has a family background that shows women from Pagedale and Chesterfield should not bother. But she is from somewhere with a zip code that isn’t 63124. Pages 11 & 12

WORST AND BEST 2017 JANUARY THROUGH MAY: This is of course our list. You are welcome to check the weekly newsletters on our website and come up with your own list. Pages 12-26

ST. LOUIS STUPID: Our 2017 Awards. Pages 26-28

DEATHS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED: Pages 28-31

CHRISTMAS TIME ST. LOUIS CHRISTMAS MOVIE CONNECTIONS: These two are seen 20 or more times every Christmas season. Pages 31 & 32

GOODBYE TO SALLY ROGERS WITH ONLY ALAN BRADY, RICHIE PETRIE AND ROB PETRIE STILL WITH US: Page 32

SAY GOODBYE TO THE LAST MAJOR MISSOURI NEWSPAPER WITH AN EDITORIAL CARTOONIST: Pages 33-36

ST. LOUIS CHRISTMAS TIME MUSIC: Pages 36-39

CARTOONS: Page 39-44


THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 310 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 255 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 309 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 254

December 24, 2017 -- THIS YEAR HAS SET NEW STANDARDS: Normally in the dead of summer and near Christmas time our newsletters are short and sweet often without too many stories. 2017 has clearly been different. We had long newsletters all summer along and this one is 46 pages just before Christmas. This week we have 20 different articles under 18 different headings.

MONARCH FIRE DISTRICT SAY GOODBYE TO SUSPENDED FIRE CHIEF AND HIRES PERMANENT FIRE CHIEF AND ASSISTANT CHIEF: Chuck Marsonette, the suspended Fire Chief at the Monarch Fire District is no longer the fire chief and no longer an employee effective December 31. Read the details. Pages 35 & 36

NOVEMBER CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY STATS: Check out what was happening in Town and Country and Chesterfield. Pages 1-7

TOWN SQUARE, THE CHARADE CONTINUES: Politicians and developers could not find any ground to break on December 16 for an alleged “grounding breaking” of the Town Square project. Instead they threw shovels full of dirt in the air. Pages 7-9

NEW MCMANSION FOR WARD 3: New look except for the tower and turret. Page 10

DRUNK CHESTERFIELD WOMAN ARRESTED FOR THIRD DWI: Her second DWI was an accident in Town and Country on I-64. Three months after pleading guilty to that one she is arrested again for DWI. We first wrote about her when she was arrested after she and her 20-year-old sister had been drinking at Harpo’s and were fighting each other outside the bar. Read the latest. Pages 9-11

DRUNK DRIVER TOO DRUNK TO BLOW INTO THE TUBE RECEIVED NO POINTS AND NO FINE FROM TOWN AND COUNTRY MUNI COURT: Pages 11 & 12

LYNN WRIGHT AND SKIP MANGE SPIN THE TRUTH TO WARD 1 RESIDENTS IN THEIR NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER: Not really the truth, but technically not a lie. Read what they claimed and what is reality. Page 13

BALLWIN MAN UPSET WITH A DRIVER IN CHESTERFIELD, GETS OUT AND TAPS ON HIS WINDOW WITH A LOADED GUN: Pages 14 & 15

BALLWIN MAN LIVING ONE BLOCK OUT OF CHESTERFIELD SHOOTS AT ADULT SON WHILE OTHER CHILDREN ARE PRESENT: Read the details. Pages 15-18




LOOKS LIKE GIANT CAR WASH AT CLAYTON ROAD AND BAXTER WILL HAPPEN: Pages 18-23

FROM THE FILE: We look at our Sunshine requests concerning Ward 4 candidate William Lawson who didn’t think we should share correspondence with elected officials and staff or obtain documents that had been illegally hidden from public view. Pages 23-27

LAST WEEK’S POLICE BLOTTER FOLLOW UPS: Pages 27 & 28

THIS WEEK’S CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Pages 28-31

APPARENTLY IT WILL BE ANOTHER YEAR OF CHESTERFIELD NOT TRACKING DEER KILLED BY VEHICLES: Pages 31 & 32

COUNCILMAN BARRY FLACHSBART WANTS TO LIMIT CITIZENS’ RIGHTS TO REPORT LAW VIOLATIONS: It is continued fallout from the former Councilwoman Connie Fults versus resident Lynn Dull. Now Flachsbart want to make it illegal to report violations to the police too often. Pages 32-34

OBIT: Keely Smith dies last week. We are guessing you’d have to be 65 or older to remember her. Page 37

FOOD NOTES: Some odds and ends from recent sights and return visits. Pages 37-40

CARTOONS: Pages 40-46


THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 309 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 254 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 308 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 253

December 18, 2017 -- 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:

READ WHO FILED FOR ALDERMANIC AND COUNCIL RACES IN THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE MONTH LONG FILING PERIOD:


TOWN AND COUNTRY: Pages 4-8


CHESTERFIELD: We show how four of the six candidates should not run and no one should vote for them. Pages 24-30

DEER REPORTS: See the reports from Town and Country and Chesterfield involving deer in November of 2017. Pages 1-3



TOWN AND COUNTRY TRIES TO KEEP NEW HIRES OF DEPARTMENT HEADS A SECRET
: Read the changes and who was hired. Pages 8-11



IMPORTANT LESSON: IF YOU HAVE BEEN DRINKING AT THE HOCKEY GAME AND ARE DRIVING HOME TO LAKE ST. LOUIS IN ST CHARLES COUNTY, TRY NOT TO SPEED:
Pages 12 & 13

DRUNK AND REVOKED DRIVER PASSING NEXT TO A POLICE CAR ON THE SHOULDER WITH ITS FLASHING LIGHTS WHILE SPEEDING: Pages 13 & 14

DALTON PICKS BACKUP JUDGES: Read who and what their background is. Page 15

SUBDIVISION BEAUTIFICATION GRANTS VOTED ON WITH A DEFICIT BUDGET IN THE MILLIONS: Read what subdivision got how much. Pages 15 & 16

THE TOWN SQUARE COSTS KEEP SOARING: Read where how high they are now. Pages 16 & 17

TOWN SQUARE RESTAURANT AND SHOPS BUILDING PLANS SUBMITTED: See what is planned to be in the front of the Town Square. Pages 17 & 18

TOWN SQUARE GROUND BREAKING WEEK THREE: The Mayor Dalton and Aldermanic Egofest ground breaking at the Town Square happens Saturday December 16. In reality all the ground has been well broken. See what has happened over the last three weeks. Pages 18 & 19

MANGE AND WRIGHT WANT TO REOPEN TOWN SQUARE PLANS AND THROWN MORE MONEY DOWN A DARK HOLE: Pages 19-21

CITY ONCE AGAIN REFUSES TO ENFORCE THE CODE AND ISSUE RESIDENTS CITATIONS: Subdivision trustees upset that homeowner was allowed not to follow the plans that had been approved by the city. Plus there was another ethical problem. See the changes and read about a lack of enforcement and a lack of ethics. Pages 21-24

PAIR STEALING AT VICTORIA’S SECRET ARRESTED WITH ONE SUSPECT USING HER SISTER’S NAME. NOTHING LIKE STRONG FAMILY TIES: See who was involved and read what they did. Read the deals they got from Tim Engelmeyer despite more felony charges filed against them. Pages 30-34

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the crime of the week was before you drive to Chesterfield Mall or Chesterfield Valley. At least take you car with the oldest tires. Pages 35-38

BECAUSE OF NEWS FROM HOLLYWOOD AND DC, I CHANGED THE RULES AT HALFTIME: See what happened. Pages 38-40

LETTERS: It was not a nasty letter but an informative one, where I was corrected and only took exception to a section of it. Pages 40 & 41

MUSIC: The Anita Show this Wednesday. Pages 41 & 42

SOME CHRISTMAS DECORATION FOR THE KEYBOARD: Pages 42 & 43

CHRISTMAS AT THE BISTRO: Pages 43 & 44

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS ALBUM: Listen along while you read the newsletter. Pages 44 & 45

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhxbgWUjtSM

CARTOONS: Pages 45-48

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 308 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 253 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 307 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 252

December 11, 2017 -- 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:

JOB IS ELIMINATED FOR CHESTERFIELD ASST. CITY ADMINISTRATOR AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: We confirmed Libby Malberg-Tucker is no longer with the city, but the city is having problems with it as she still has a whole page on the city’s website a week after her firing, err I mean her position elimination. Pages 8-10

WHAT GROUND IS LEFT TO BE BROKEN AT THE TOWN SQUARE? Page 1

WHAT’S A DREAM HOUSE WITHOUT A DREAM POOL: A resident seeks a variance for several issues. Pages 2-5

TWO CHRISTMAS TIME DRUNK DRIVER STORIES:

DRUNK DRIVER FROM KIRKWOOD REFUSES BREATH TEST, STILL GETS SPECIAL DEAL: Pages 5 & 6

CHRISTMAS EVE DRUNK DRIVER WITH LAWYER FOR A FATHER SPEEDING 26 MPH OVER LIMIT AND REFUSES BREATH TEST: Read what happens to him or should we say doesn’t happen to him. Pages 6 & 7

NEW CHESTERFIELD FINANCE DIRECTOR REPEATS PROBLEMS AHEAD FOR THE CITY. COUNCIL THEN PASSES 2018 BUDGET: Pages 10 & 11

$60,000 FOR PARKS MASTER PLAN TABLED AND SENT BACK TO COMMITTEE: Take a No-Doz and read the debate. Pages 12 & 13

AUTO REPAIR SHOP GETS PERMISSION TO ADD BAYS: Flachsbart is the only no vote. Read why. Pages 13 & 14

PLANE CRASH: Page 14

SCRUBS STOLEN BY SOMEONE WEARING SCRUBS: Pages 15 & 16

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the calls were for last week. Pages 16-19

TWO CHESTERFIELD TEENAGERS ARRESTED AND CITED FOR TRESPASSING AFTER HIDING IN CHESTERFIELD MALL AFTER CLOSING: Read who. Page 19

ONE OF TWO SHOPLIFTERS TURNED HOLD-UP MEN AT MACY’S IDENTIFIED: There has not been an arrest yet, so we have no names to share. Page 20

HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTS CHESTERFIELD MAN ARRESTED AND TEENAGER INJURED AFTER DRIVING OFF THE ROAD: Page 21

THE KEATHLEYS ADD TO CHESTERFIELD’S POPULATION COUNT: Page 21

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Russell’s on Clayton Road at Baxter. See the remodeled interior and our lunch choices looked like. Pages 22-26.

AN EMAIL FROM AN ARTIST WHO DIDN’T CARE FOR OUR REVIEW: He had to resort that I misspelled his name once and had his exhibition ending a week earlier that posted. My opinions were still my opinions. See what you think. Pages 27-29

MUSIC: It was the week of Dean Christopher. See where and with who. Pages 30-33

THE WEBSTER GROVES CHRISTMAS HOUSE ON WEST JACKSON IS DARK: Pages 33-36

CARTOONS: Pages 37-41

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 307 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 252 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 306 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 251

December 2, 2017 -- 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:

UNKNOWN PERSON IS MAILING OUT LARGE POSTCARDS WITH PARTS OF OUR ARTICLES! This was on our website for five days earlier this week. Pages 1-4

ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT DRUNK CHESTERFIELD MAN DRIVES OFF ROAD AND KNOCKS DOWN 70-FEET OF FENCE AT HUNTER’S FARM: This guy actually got points on his driver’s license record. It was apparently a Christmas gift in June from Judge Mary Ott to the public. Pages 5 & 6

TOWN SQUARE GROUND BROKEN AND TOWN AND COUNTRY BUDGET IS BROKEN: Get the latest real numbers on the and see other budget issues including Deer. Town Square: Pages 6-8 / Budget Deficit: Pages 8-10

DEER MANAGEMENT (Killing) APPROVED: The Board approved to have White Buffalo again shoot up to 400 deer, in the winter of 2018. The wording of the original bill was changed to apease the deer nuts. Pages 10-12

$6.2-million DEFICIT BUDGET RECEIVED LITTLE TALK: No one spoke at a public hearing on the budget. No alderperson said a word as the deficit budget received a first reading. Page 12

AFTER A HOSPITAL STAY MAYOR DALTON SHOWS UP WITH A NEW LOOK: Pages 12 & 13

NEW VET CLINIC IN THE SCHNUCK’S CENTER AT CLAYTON AND WOODS MILL TO OPEN ON JANUARY 13: This will make three vet clinics on the same corner. Pages 13 & 14

DES PERES WALGREENS HELD UP FOR SECOND TIME THIS YEAR: Pages 14 & 15

CHESTERFIELD LOOSES 3-YEAR LONG LAWSUIT OVER THE SALES TAX POOL: Pages 16-19

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE JUDGMENT.

CHESTERFIELD HAVING BUDGET WOES OVER DECREASING RETAIL SALES: Pages 19 & 20

CHESTERFIELD DWI SUSPECTS SOBERS UP IN BETWEEN BREATH TESTS DUE TO OFFICER HAVING AN EXPIRED BREATH INSTRUMENT OPERATORS LICENSE: Pages 20-22

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Theft and shoplifting plus shoplifting turned into armed robbery were the crimes of the week. The other one of note had two younger males who hid in the Chesterfield Mall during close and then try to break into stores. Pages 22-26

CAR BREAK-INS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Page 26

TWO MORE PEOPLE DEAD DUE TO VEHICLE VS DEER INCIDENTS: In one incident the deer went through the windshield and killed the driver. Page 26 & 27

MORE CHRISTMAS MUSIC: Pages 27-29

CARTOONS: Pages 30-35

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 306 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 251 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 305 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 250

November 27, 2017 -- 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:

READER ASKS A GOOD QUESTION ON WHERE TURKEY TROT MONEY GOES IN T&C: Read the answer. Pages 1 & 2

RUMORS ON UPCOMING CANDIDATES AND NON-CANDIDATES: Election filing is two weeks away. Pages 2 & 3

THE RETURNS OF THE DEER NUTS: They are back not making a lot of sense as usual. Pages 3-6

THE BEST OF THE POST-DISPATCH: See the trail of litter left behind by a PD reporter. Page 6

TOWN AND COUNTRY FELONY DRUNK DRIVER GETS KICKED OUT OF SPECIAL PROGRAM, BUT STILL HAS DWI REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR: Read the case, see the drunk and read the outcome. Pages 7-9

TOWN AND COUNTY WAYS AND MEANS COMMISSION SEES DEFICIT GROW 600% AND HAS A POLICY NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD OF: Pages 9-11

THE CAR WASH CAPER TO BE CONTINUED: If you thought once it was voted down by the Chesterfield Planning Commission the huge car wash for Clayton and Baxter was over with, you would be wrong. Pages 12-14

THIRD TIME DWI FOR BALLWIN MAN NEEDS UP GOING TO SPECIAL PROGRAM: The Chesterfield Police caught him and he tested drunk. But after a guilty plea he has no conviction. Pages 14 & 15

SAM’S CLUB EMPLOYEE IS STUPID ENOUGH TO STEAL CUSTOMER’S GIFT CARD AND BUY A SMART PHONE: More than a little ironic. Pages 16 & 17

VACATION: Chesterfield City Administrator Mike Geisel is on vacation. See where and what we hope he buys. Page 17

IF YOU MISSED THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING, HERE IS WHERE YOU CAN CATCH THEM: It used to be Chili's but now they go somewhere different after meetings to push the envelope on the Sunshine Law. Pages 18 & 19

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See where the police were last week. Pages 19-22

NEWS FROM SNOBURBIA WEBSITE SECURITY AGENT IS ATTACKED: Read the details and see a rendering of the suspect. Page 22

CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY MUSIC AND EVENT UPDATES: Here is the last posting of Christmas events nearby and our favorite ones to put on your calendar, Pages 22-27

MUSIC: See where we were last week. Pages 28 & 29

COMMENTS TO LAST WEEK’S NEWSLETTER AND OUR RESPONSE: Pages 30 & 31

A SUGGESTION FOR A NEW APPROACH FOR AL FRANKEN PLUS FRANKEN CARTOONS: Pages 31-33

FRANKEN AND DALTON: Al Franken’s comedy partner was the late Tom Davis. Maybe it should be Franken and Dalton. Page 34

CARTOONS: Pages 35- 40


NOTE: We were having computer problems and could only complete one proof reading of this week’s newsletter. Expect some typos and spelling issues.

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 305 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 250 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 304 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 249

November 20, 2017 -- 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:

MAYOR AND STAFF PULL A FAST ONE AND MORE DEER MANAGEMENT FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE ROAD FUND TO AVOID SHOWING RED INK: The entire Town and Country budget is covered in red ink. At its first presentation it did not include salary increases, and the $220,000 for Deer Management had been moved from the General Fund where it had been for eight years, to the Road Fund. This is so Mayor Dalton can tell residents the city’s General Fund is in the black. More importantly the $5,200,000 for the Town Square project was not in the budget. Read the real numbers. Pages 1-4

TOWN SQUARE PASSES WITH SALE OF LAND TO BRINKMANN DEVELOPMENT: It was like a Twilight Zone Episode. Two alderpersons voicing concern and opposition over parts of the Town Square, especially the money then voted for it on the same day. Pages 4-7

DRUNKS AND THIEVES 2017 PART 6: Part Six of this year’s Drunks and Thieves has been posted on the homepage of the website. Scroll down the right column or click HERE to download it now.

SEPTEMBER POLICE ACTIVITY AND CRIME STATS FROM TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD: They speak for themselves, but we couldn’t help but add a couple of comments. Pages 7 & 8

"I HAVEN’T HAD ANYTHING TO DRINK. I DIDN’T KNOW I WAS DOING 80 MPH." THOSE TWO STATEMENTS ARE PART OF DWI REPORT OF 19-YEAR-OLD DRIVER FROM ST. PETERS: Apparently rum and Cokes don’t count as "drinks." Page 9

70-YEAR-OLD WOMAN ON NEW YEARS-EVE FALLING DOWN DRUNK HAD MOTORISTS CALLING THE POLICE ABOUT HER DRIVING WHILE SHE CALLED POLICE OFFICERS ASSHOLES: Pages 9-11

SOMEONE WITH A WELL KNOWN NAME IN MISSOURI ARRESTED FOR DWI BY TROOPERS AND BROUGHT TO THE TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE DEPARTMENT: Pages 11-13

TURKEY TROT: Will the mayor be there as a turkey? Page 14

TIME FOR SKIP MANGE TO HANG EM UP: The president of the board of aldermen tried to introduce a Democrat State Senator from Creve Coeur at a recent meeting. Only she wasn’t there. See who was. Pages 14 & 15

CHESTERFIELD’S THIRD FINANCE DIRECTOR IN A YEAR IS FROM IOWA: From Iowan Meredith Wilson:

Oh, there's nothing halfway
About the Iowa way to treat you,
When we treat you
Which we may not do at all.

So what is he doing coming down here? Read who it is. Pages 16 & 17

COUNCILWOMAN MCGUINNESS TRIES TO MAKE SOME BUDGET CUTS WITH MIXED RESULTS: Read how much was saved. Pages 17-20



DREDGING THE SUBDIVISION’S WATER RETENTION POND (called a lake by some) AND WHERE TO PUT THE SILT HAS A SUBDIVISION DIVIDED: Read where and see the photos. Pages 20-22

A MEMO FROM THE CHESTERFIELD CITY ADMINISTRATOR AND CHAIR OF THE CHESTERFIELD VALLEY TDD BOARD: Read the memo from Mike Geisel to elected officials about the TDD election. Page 22

LAWYER REPRESENTING CHESTERFIELD VALLEY COMPANY CALLS ALL THE EMPLOYEES “IDIOTS” AT PUBLIC MEETING: He however is on the board of Better Together. Who is a bigger idiot? Pages 22-24

CHESTERFIELD RESIDENTS AND A TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT ALL RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR FELONY DRUG CHARGES: Read who, what drugs and where the arrests were. Pages 24-31

CHESTERFIELD MAN EMPLOYED AT CHESTERFIELD WALMART ARRESTED BY CHESTERFIELD POLICE FOR STEALING: Read who and how much. Pages 32 & 33

CHESTERFIELD WEEKLY POLICE BLOTTER: Check out the calls and the crimes. Pages 33-36

MONARCH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT: We got it all from a director questioning Paper Towel purchase, to a new boat to John Philip Sousa’s birthday. Pages 36-39

OBIT PHOTOS: We posted two more obit photos that took us back in time. Pages 39 & 40

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Three of us had a BIG lunch at Rosalita’s Cantina in Des Peres. Pages 40-45

CARTOONS: A week with no Hillary cartoons and just before an onslaught of Al Franken cartoons. Pages 46-50

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 304 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 249 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 303 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 248

November 13, 2017 -- 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:

3½ YEARS AS CITY ADMINISTRATOR IS ENOUGH FOR GARY HOELZER. HE STEPS DOWN TO BE POLICE CHIEF AND TOWN AND COUNTRY IS ADVERTISING FOR CITY ADMINISTRATOR! Pages 1 & 2

DEER REPORTS: We look at the Town and Country and Chesterfield Deer reports. Deer-vehicle crashes are up 20% in Town and Country over last year. We also show the two fatal vehicle crashes involving deer last week in Missouri. Pages 3-5

126 MPH POLICE PURSUIT ENDS WITH A CRASH AT VISITATION ACADEMY! While the Town and Country Police were very cooperative in sharing information, the O’Fallon, Missouri Police Department were not as willing to follow Missouri Law. We believe the residents of Chesterfield and Town and Country deserve to know why a chase at 126 MPH was going through their towns. We eventually found out. Pages 5-12

READ THE CASE OF THE 2-TIME DRUNK DRIVER AND SEE IF YOU THINK IF DESERVED ANY BREAKS. THE TOWN AND COUNTRY JUDGE AND PROSECUTOR DID: DRUNK DRIVER WHO WAS GOING WRONG WAY ON MANCHESTER, THEN WEAVING ON I-270, THEN ALMOST CRASHING AND SPEEDING ON I-64, REFUSED TO TAKE A BREATH TEST GETS NO POINTS IN SWEETHEART DEAL IN TOWN AND COUNTRY! Pages 12-16

LANE WEAVING DRUNK DRIVER FROM CREVE COEUR GETS THE SIS PROBATION IN TOWN AND COUNTRY. LOCAL COURTS TURNED A HABITUAL DANGEROUS DRIVER INTO A SERIAL PARKING VIOLATOR: This is a good one because it is so unbelievable. You can bet Tim Engelmeyer is involved. Pages 16-18

CHESTERFIELD CITY ADMINISTRATOR AND MAYOR ANNOUNCE REVENUE PROJECTIONS FOR 2018 ARE OFF WITH LESS MONEY EXPECTED. General Fund down slightly and reserve funds down more. Pages 19 & 20

CHESTERFIELD VALLEY TDD SALES TAX EXTENSION PASSES: Page 20

3½ YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR CHESTERFIELD MAN: Chesterfield Resident, former Chairman of Chamber of Commerce loots Chesterfield company. Pages 20 & 21

LOGAN UNIVERSITY ADDS LED LIGHTS TO ITS BELL TOWER: Pages 20 & 21

STALKING EX-BOYFRIEND WON’T GIVE UP AND IS ARRESTED SIX MONTHS LATER: A Chesterfield resident was irrational and delusional while refusing to get over a break up. Pages 22-25

CRIMINAL FROM BRENTWOOD LIKES STEALING IN CHESTERFIELD: However it appears as if store security and Chesterfield Police are on to him. Pages 25-28

THIEF BLAMES HIS 1-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER FOR HIM HAVING TO STEAL HEADPHONES: I think this guy has been eliminated from the “Father of the Year” competition. Pages 28 & 29

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the police calls were for the last week. Pages 29-32



CHANNEL 5 IS NOT ON YOUR SIDE AS THEY ARE ON THE SIDE OF BEING GREEDY MONEY GRUBBERS TRYING TO CLOSE DOWN POPULAR 50-YEAR SPORTS COMPLEX. Read why you should tell advertisers on KSDK you will not shop with them if KSDK closed down the Tower Tee complex. Pages 32-34

DEATH OF A POPULAR NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST: Pages 34 & 35

FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD OF THE YEAR CAME A DAY EARLIER THIS YEAR: Pages 35 & 36

THE ART SHOW AT LONGVIEW FARMHOUSE: The last show of the year. Some of it was nice and some was a fake. Pages 37-39

NEW RESTAURANT IN MANCHESTER HAS A SIGN UP BUT STILL NOT OPEN AFTER WELL OVER A YEAR: Page 40

MEDIA: The online edition of Post-Dispatch had trouble telling readers what day it was. Page 41

PHOTOS OF SITES AROUND WEST COUNTY: Pages 42 & 43

NOTE: We had several other stories from last week, but ran out of space. They will be featured next week.

CARTOONS: Pages 44-48

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 303 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 248 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 302 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 247

November 6, 2017 -- 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:

7 YEARS IN PRISON FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY THIEF: A drug addict for 20 years and an ex-con; the suspect was caught by video at the Town and Country Target and footwork by Town and Country police detectives. Pages 1-3

17-YEAR-OLD GETS TWO MOVING VIOLATION CITATIONS IN 6 DAYS AND THE COURT SYSTEM TURNS HER INTO A SERIAL ILLEGAL PARKER: Pages 4 & 5

SUSPENDED DRIVER WITH LEAD FOOT KEEPS RACKING UP CITATIONS GETS TO PAY SOME FINES FOR ILLEGAL PARKING: Pages 5 & 6

THINGS SEEN AROUND MARI de VILLA: We checked out the London style street clock plus a guy with a sign. Pages 6-8

TOWN AND COUNTRY REAL ESTATE: See four new proposed homes. Pages 8-10

MEDIA: Post-Dispatch reporter either moved I-270 or Ballas Road in a story on a police pursuit. We found out it was never on I-270. Pages 11 & 12

NEW COLOR FOR BARN AT LONGVIEW PARK: Page 13

CITY AGAIN ALLOWS LONGVIEW PARK TO TURN INTO A HAUNTED HONEYSUCKLE PARK: See the photos. Pages 13-16


65-YEAR-OLD SHOPLIFTER WHO ASSAULTED, CHOKED AND TRIED TO TAKE THE GUN OF A CHESTERFIELD POLICE OFFICER, HAS ALL CHARGES REDUCED TO MISDEMEANORS: If government officials want to support local police maybe they could convict people trying to kill officers of felonies. Pages 17-19


FALL COLORS: The colors this fall have not been as bright and are coming out late. But we did get one nice photo. Page 20

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Assaults, thefts and stolen cars. Pages 20-23

CHAROLOTTE’S RIB: We checked out the trophy and ribbons from this year’s Wildwood BBQ contest. Pages 24 & 25

MUSIC: Another full house at the Parkside Grill and a Monster Mash at the One-19-North in Kirkwood. Pages 25 & 26

WE ADDRESS THE MOST COMMON NEWSLETTER COMMENT: Pages 26 & 27

LOCAL DEATHS OF NOTE: Page 28

IDENTITY CRISIS: We look at two businesses on Manchester Road that don’t want to use the words “Rock Hill.” Pages 29 & 30

NEXT WE LOOK AT THE LYING MERCEDES BENZ DEALER THAT WANTS TO CLAIM THEY ARE SOMEWHERE THEY ARE NOT: Pages 30 & 31

ANOTHER GROCERY STORE CHECKER WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR LEAVES THE REGISTER: Since the 1980s I got into a habit of being willing to wait in longer lines to be checked out at the grocery store by an employee who was always funny and that you could joke with. Another one just left her job. See who! Page 32

CARTOONS: It was the return of a recent regular. Pages 32-40

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 302 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 247 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 301 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 246

October 30, 2017 -- 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:

WATCHING PORN LEADS TO FLASHER ARREST: A man’s wife made him turn himself in after his truck was on local TV news tied to a flashing incident at Missouri Baptist Hospital. Read the details. Pages 1 & 2

FOLLOW THE MONEY: We take a look at local State Reps and a Senator and see where their ongoing campaign money is coming from. Pages 3-8

A VERY DRUNK WOMAN IN A MERCEDES, INVOLVED IN A HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT, LEAVES TOWN AND COUNTRY MUNI COURT WITH NO POINTS ON HER LICENSE: Apparently this is okay with the Town and Country Alderpersons. Pages 9 & 10

A EXTREMELY DRUNK DRIVER INVADES THE WESTMINISTER HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS AT 5:54 ON A MONDAY SCHOOL DAY: It was his third DWI arrest. Pages 10-12

TOWN AND COUNTRY MANAGEMENT SALARY CHART: Read the rates of pay per position of city department heads. Pages 12-14

2.4 ACRES OF TOWN SQUARE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD TO DEVELOPER: Read how much money and see current budget projections. Pages 14 & 15

AL GERBER, PROTESTER AGAINST POLICE, SPEAKS AT ALDERMANIC MEETING: Read what Al said and what he and his protesting buddies did to police protection in West County. Pages 15 & 16

T&C REAL ESTATE: We look at three homes that are under contract. Pages 16-18

19-YEAR-OLD DRUNK DRIVER KNOCKS DOWN SUBDIVISION ENTRANCE WALL: Read where, who, how drunk, where they got drunk, and what happened to them depending on how you look at it. Pages 19-21

POLICE BLOTTER UPDATE: More information on a road rage incident involving a gun last week. Pages 21 & 22

THIS WEEK’S CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what and where the police calls were. Pages 22-25

TRASH CAN SAGA CONTINUES: Resident who was cited and had charges dropped keeps reporting violations and says no citations are issued. Pages 25-27

RIVER VALLEY ROAD CLOSED: Pages 27 & 28

BANK ROBBER HAD BEEN A LADUE RESIDENT: Pages 28-31

PHOTO DISPLAY AT CHESTERFIELD CITY HALL IS WORTH A LOOK: Pages 31-35

HALLOWEEN DOG: Page 35

SOME NFL FACTS A READER SENT US: We were reminded about the NFL’s position on free speech and expression of players a few years ago and those of today. Pages 35 & 36

ALL TIED UP: Looking for the subtle and not so subtle messages being sent through fashion. Pages 36 & 37

SECURITY AGENT EARNING WAGES: Pages 36 & 37

CARTOONS: It was another week where Hillary Clinton was the gift that kept on giving to political cartoonists. Pages 39-48

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 301 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 246 COMBINED EDITION

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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.

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

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.
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
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


Listed by date, newest first
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

Baxter Rd. Bicycle Lanes Controversy

Correspondence and Documentation Between City of Chesterfield and St. Louis County Transportation Department Regarding Baxter Road Bicycle Lanes, August 25, 2015 to November 7, 2016
David Cerna and City of
Chesterfield Lawsuit

Ryan Willie 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.
Deer Reports

White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Management Program, January 26, 2017

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, Town & Country, January 27, 2017
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

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.
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
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
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


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


The Sports Page 8-30-16


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