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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 532
&
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 477


May 21, 2022 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:




TOWN & COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD DEER REPORTS: Pages 1-3







TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD HOME DEPOT STORES ARE TWO OF NINE AREA HOME DEPOT STORES HIT BY PAIR OF THIEVES FOR $36,647.
Pages 3-5







HERE TODAY (56
YEARS) AND GONE TOMORROW: Pages 5 & 6








TOPPING ROAD & SIDEWALK UPDATE:
Pages 6 & 7







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
There were a number of very active criminals in Chesterfield last week. See the ones that got caught. Pages 8-28






INVESTIGATION BY CHESTERFIELD SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT OFFICERS RESULTS IN ARRESTS OF THREE RESPONSIBLE FOR OVER $150,000 OF RETAIL THEFTS IN THE METRO AREA: Pages 28-30





CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING MOSTLY DEALT WITH TALK ABOUT LAMBORGHINI CARS: Dealership of exclusive and very expensive cars wants to be able to violate city sign laws. Pages 30-33






LOGAN PARK STILL ON SCHEDULE FOR OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL COURTS:
Page 33








THE OTHER CANDIDATE IN THE CHESTERFIELD DISTRICT 101 STATE REP RACE APPEARS:
Pages 34-35







COUNCIL APPROVES POPSICLES JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER:
Page 35








BALLWIN POLICE APPARENTLY DON’T BELIEVE IN “REST IN PEACE”:
Pages 36-38








CARTOONS:
Pages 38-42





 


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 531 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 476


May 14, 2022 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment.



MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY ASKS FOR A CONTINUANCE ON THE OFF-CAMPUS SPORTS COMPLEX AND DORM PROPOSAL. Page 1







TOPPING ROAD A PLACE TO AVOID IN JUNE:
Page 2





 


WHO OR WHAT IS BLACKSMITH GROVE AND WHAT DO THEY DO TO HAVE MONEY TO SPONSOR CONCERTS:
Pages 2-4







ALDERWOMAN SUE ALLEN IS BACK AND JUST AS MIXED UP AS EVER: Pages 4 & 5






ACCEPTANCE OF STREETS BY CITY PUT ON HOLD: Page 5


BEAUTIFICATION GRANTS TO SUBDIVISONS ELIMINATED: Page 5






CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Pages 6-23









CREVE COEUR MAN CHARGED WITH TRYING TO KILL HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND, SHO
OTING AT HER AS SHE DROVE ON I-64: Pages 11-13





CITIZENS ARE NOT PAYING FOR EXTRA POLICE AT THE DISTRICT: Chesterfield Police Chief Ray Johnson explained how extra police protection at the Staenberg District retail, nightclub and concert venue is being paid for by the Staenberg Group. Pages 23 & 24






WILSON AVENUE PROJECT MOVES CLOSER TO RECEIVING GRANT
: Read the latest and the possible timetable. Pages 24 & 25








CANDY TO COOKIES: Page 25








A SUDDEN UKRAINIAN FAMILY FOR ONE OF MY FAVORITE PIANO PLAYER/ENTERTAINERS:
Pages 25-27








CARTOONS:
Pages 27-32









Drunks and Thieves 2022 Part 8

May 10, 2022 -- It's time for more justice, West County style, in the eighth Drunks and Thieves edition of 2022. In this edition:




MARYLAND HEIGHTS POLICE FINDS LOOT FROM PAIR OF HEROIN ADDICTS STOLEN FROM THE CHESTERFIELD TARGET AND WALMART:
Pages 1-6






NOT A DWI OR A THEFT CASE, BUT LEAVING A 4-YEAR-OLD IN A LOCKED CAR AT WALMART ON A 93-DEGREE DAY: Pages 6-8







44-YEAR-OLD DRUNK WOMAN FROM BALLWIN LIED AND LIED SOME MORE WHEN ASKED HOW MUCH SHE HAD TO DRINK:
Pages 8-10







WIFE CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL USE OF A FIREARM WHILE INTOXICATED:
Pages 10-13








AN ARREST AT ONE OF CHESTERFIELD’S MORE POPULAR PLACES FOR SHOPLIFTERS:
Pages 13-15







ANOTHER DRUNK HARPO’S CUSTOMER REFUSES TO LEAVE BAR AND ASSAULTS EMPLOYEES: Pages 15-17







POLICE SURROUND CHRISTMAS EARRING THIEF: Pages 17-19






ELLISVILLE PD ARRESTS MAN FOR TAMPERING WITH AUTO IN THE MIDDLE NIGHT. HE WAS FROM SPRINGFIELD MO AND THE VAN HE WAS DRIVING WAS REGISTERED TO A HOME IN CHESTERFIELD. IT HAD JUST BEEN STOLEN. Pages 19-21





Ex-Alderman Newsletter 530 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 475


May 7, 2022 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment.

Last week we were heavy with Town and Country articles. This week Chesterfield wins the story war. As usual the Police Blotter is the longest. This last week the police were very busy.




SAY GOODBYE TO ANOTHER T
OWN AND COUNTRY ORIGINAL RANCH HOUSE. See the new McMansion replacing one of my favorites. Pages 1 & 2








TOPPING ROAD UPDATE: Page 2








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
It was a busy week and included two officers assaulted at local residences. Pages 3-18







CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED:
Read what they did instead and who they left out. Page 18






CHESTERFIELD CITY ADMINISTRATOR MIKE GEISEL ANNOUNCES HE HAS COVID. Geisel is working from home until he is cleared to return to work. Pages 18 & 19






A NEW HOTEL FOR CHESTERFIELD VALLEY IS ON THE BOOKS. PLUS A CENTRAL WEST END RESTAURANT LEAVING: See what is replacing it. Pages 19-21







SCHNUCKS PLANS A NEW LOCATION IN CHESTERFIELD VALLEY: Page 21







MICHAEL STAENBERG BRINGING PICKLEBALL TO CHESTERFIELD VALLEY BEFORE CITY OF CHESTERFIELD BRINGS IT ANYWHERE:
Pages 21 & 22






REAL ESTATE: BUY A HOUSE IN TOWN AND COUNTRY for $1,480,000 AND GET A 560 ACRE BACKYARD. Well, you will have to share the big backyard. Pages 22 & 23







CARTOONS: Pages 24-33









Ex-Alderman Newsletter 529 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 474


April 30, 2022 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment.

This week’s newsletter provides readers an overdose of Town & Country news. But the Planning and Zoning meeting about the Maryville University proposal for a 3,000 seat sports/concert complex, five story 400-room dorm and parking garage is about an issue right next to Chesterfield.




BJC WANTS TO BUY THE WELLBRIDGE FITNESS CENTER ON WOODS MILL ROAD AND BUILD A REHAB CENTER:
Page 1





HUGE CROWD AT PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING TO PROTEST MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY’S PROPOSAL FOR FIVE STORY DORM AND SPORTS/CONCERT ARENA REPLACING WOODS MILL CENTER: Pages 2-16





TOWN AND COUNTRY DOCTOR AND WIFE CONVICTED IN FEDERAL COURT ON IMPORTING UNAPPROVED FOREIGN DRUGS
: Pages 16-18







TOWN AND COUNTRY’S MARCH LEGAL BILL
: Pages 18-23








THE ARCHIE THE DOG LEGAL SINKHOLE OF $2,156:
Pages 24 & 25







TOWN AND COUNTRY MIGHT BE LOOKING TO SAVE MONEY BUT THEY DIDN’T SHOW IT MONDAY NIGHT: Pages 25 & 26









TOWN SQUARE APRIL BILLS:
Page 26








OATH OF OFFICE THE QUICK WAY:
Pages 26 & 27








ONE SPEAKER; THE RETURN OF A FORMER ALDERMAN: Page 27








ANOTHER NEW LIQUOR BY THE DRINK LICENSE IS APPROVED:
Will there be more DWIs for the Police? Page 28







ANOTHER CAR BREAK-IN AT QUEENY PARK DOG PARK:
Page 28







CHESTERFIELD’S MARCH MONTHLY REPORT
: Last week we gave you the crime stats for March. This week it is the Police activity report. Pages 29-37





CHESTERFIELD WEEKLY POLICE BLOTTER: Lots of car break-ins and garage burglaries and stolen autos. This week the Chesterfield coverage is all cops and robbers, no cricket fields or pickleball courts. See the noteworthy calls and arrests of the week. Pages 37-52







CARTOONS:
Pages 52-58







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 528 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 473


April 23, 2022 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



CHESTERFIELD TEEN CHARGED FOR 2021 ROBBERY AT TOWN AND COUNTRY APARTMENT WITH A SHOOT OUT OCCURRING NEAR MCDONALDS, ACE HARDWARE AND POST OFFICE:
Pages 1-5






MARCH TOWN & COUNTRY POLICE STATS:
Pages 5-7



 


TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE ARRESTS MARCH 9 TO APRIL 7, 2022: March saw fewer arrests of teenage drunk drivers and shoplifters and more arrests of older felons and repeat drunk drivers. Take time to look at all the repeat felons arrested. Pages 7-20





TOPPING ROAD UPDATE: Here is the latest from Tim Randick, the project manager on the Topping Road sidewalk installation and road project. Page 20







HERE IS ANOTHER PROJECT; LAUREL LAKES FLOOD PROJECT: Pages 21 & 22








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Pages 23-34







CHESTERFIELD MARCH 2022 CRIME REPORT: See what offenses were up and which one were down. The entire March report will be in next week’s newsletter. Pages 34 & 35







FAST FOOD CHANGE AGAIN:
For the third time a new fast food place is going in at 14345 Olive Blvd. Page 35






MACY’S STORE BUILDING BOUGHT BY MICHAEL STAENBERG’S COMPANY AS THE TAKE OVER OF CHESTERFIELD MALL CONTINUES: Pages 35-37







CITY COUNCIL SWEARING IN AND MORE:
Pages 37-41









SPEAKING OF MALLS…NOT:
Pages 41-43









COMING NEXT WEEK:
Pages 43 & 44









CARTOONS
: Pages 44-50









Drunks and Thieves 2022 Part 7

April 19, 2022 -- It's time for more justice, West County style, in the seventh Drunks and Thieves edition of 2022. In this edition:



DRIVING DRUNK WHILE SPEEDING TOWARD A POLICE CAR AT 4:30 IN THE MORNING WITH YOUR BRIGHT LIGHTS ON IS NOT THE WAY TO AVOID A DWI ARREST.
Pages 1-3






MOTORIST SEES DRUNK DRIVER CRASH INTO GUARD RAIL AND KEEP GOING. WITNESS THEN FOLLOWED AND CALLED POLICE.
Pages 3-6







LANE WEAVING ON THE WAY HOME FROM A WEDDING RESULTS IN DWI ARREST.
Pages 7 & 8







BURNED OUT LICENSE PLATE LIGHT LEADS TO DUID ARREST AND SEIZURE OF PIPES, GRINDER AND A BONG.
Pages 8-10






DRUNK DRIVER HITS CURB, BLOWS OUT TWO TIRES, PULLS OVER AND CALLS FATHER TO COME GET HIM. THE POLICE GOT HIM FIRST. Pages 10-12






THREE HISPANICS FROM ILLINOIS CAUGHT WITH A CARLOAD OF STOLEN ITEMS LEAVING OUTLET MALL: Pages 12-15








TOWN AND COUNTRY OFFICER RECEIVES LECTURE FROM WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING.
Pages 15-18






PASSING A MARKED POLICE DOING 82 MPH AND THEN DRIVING OFF THE HIGHWAY ONTO THE SHOULDER IS A GOOD WAY TO MEET A POLICE OFFICER. Pages 18-20






Ex-Alderman Newsletter 527 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 472


April 16, 2022 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:


TOWN AND COUNTRY BOARD OF ALDERMEN GIVES MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION THE FINGER AND OVERTURN DENIAL OF TOWN & COUNTRY CROSSING BUILDING EXPANSION FOR CHASE BANK: Pages 1-4





TO HELL WITH THE VOTERS:
A Town and Country alderwoman said how she wants to keep putting Proposition U (internet city sales tax) back on the ballot until it passes after the recent defeat. See how many cities voted it down. Pages 5-7






MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDER PROPOSED SITES AT TOWN SQUARE:
Use a link to see the four proposed sites. Page 7







SPEEDY JUSTICE ST. LOUIS COUNTY STYLE:
25 months after getting a ticket for doing 111 MPH in Town and Country the case drags on. Page 7







MARCH A GOOD MONTH FOR DEER IN TOWN AND COUNTRY:
Page 8









CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Pages 8-19







CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT ON PROBATION FOR SHOOTING INTO CAR ON I-64 IN TOWN AND COUNTRY AND JUST MISSING DRIVER’S HEAD: He thought he was cut off and he almost shot and killed a woman school principal. Page 19



 




LOGAN PLANS ADDITION:
Pages 20 & 21








CHESTERFIELD MARCH 2022 DEER REPORT:
Pages 21 & 22







A READER RESPONSE TO OUR ARTICLE ON TRAFFIC CRASHES ON CONWAY ROAD AT MASON: Pages 22 & 23







WHY WON’T TOWN & COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD HAVE MUSIC FOR EVERYONE DURING SUMMER CONCERTS? Pages 23-29









CARTOONS:
Pages 30-34







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 526 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 471


April 9, 2022 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:




TOWN AND COUNTRY ELECTION RESULTS:
Pages 1-3







MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY HAS PLANS TO TEAR DOWN WOODS MILL CENTER FOR
SIX STORY DORM AND SPORTS ARENA. Pages 3-6








MASON AND CONWAY; NEW CAR CRASH CENTRAL?
Pages 6-8







THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE OFFICER'S ASSOCIATION SENDS A LIST OF QUESTIONS TO COUNCIL CANDIDATES:
See what the questions are. Pages 9 & 10







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
It was a very busy week for the Chesterfield Police, with lots of arrests. Pages 10-24




 


WARD
FOUR WAGNER MAILER FULL OF LIES: Pages 24-29








WARD
FOUR SIGN WAR: It was one-sided like Russia v Ukraine. Pages 29 & 30








CHESTERFIELD ELECTION RESULTS:
Pages 30 & 31








CHANGES AT ST. LUKE’S:
One insider thinks it is for the best. Pages 32 & 33







CARTOONS: There are only about 30 editorial cartoonists left. Some featured the Trump man. Skip this is you are going to be mad. Pages 33-37







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 525 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 470


April 2, 2022 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:




T
OWN AND COUNTRY BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING: It was over in a flash. Pages 1 & 2









ELECTION DAY: Pages 2 & 3









TOPPING ROAD UPDATE
: Page 4








THANKS TO ONE CANDIDATE CHESTERFIELD’S WARD 4 RACE TURNS NASTY: Pages 5-8






CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER; Read what the police had to deal with last week and see what some of the offenders looked like. Pages 9-23







SPECIAL
CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO SECOND VOTE AND APPROVE TWO SUBDIVISION PLANS SUDDENLY BECOMES A CRICKET MEETING: Pages 23 & 24






NEW CHESTERFIELD PROJECTS/BUSINESSES PLANNED:
Pages 24 & 25








CARTOONS:
Pages 26-32









Drunks and Thieves 2022 Part 6

March 29, 2022
-- It's time for more justice, West County style, in the sixth Drunks and Thieves edition of 2022. In this edition:



23 YEAR-OLD BALLWIN WOMAN DRIVES OFF CLAYTON ROAD, CRASHES INTO STREET SIGNS: She had been drinking at two different bars, tested drunk twice, but did not consider herself intoxicated. Pages 1-4




MAN TWICE REFUSES TO PUT ON MASK IN ACE HARDWARE. AFTER SECOND REFUSAL HE WALKED OUT STEALING SEVERAL ITEMS: This is not a huge theft case, but it is a good example of the crap merchants and police have to put up with Pages 4-7





49-YEAR-OLD DRUNK ELLISVILLE WOMAN BANGING THE CURB OF THE CENTER MEDIAN ON CLARKSON ROAD LIKE A DRUM: Pages 7 & 8







ONE ILLEGAL TURN AFTER ANOTHER RESULTS IN A DWI ARREST:
Pages 9-11






A REGULARLY FEATURED SUBJECT IN THE DRUNKS AND THIEVES SERIES AS A THIEF IS CONVICTED OF BREAKING A LARGE WINDOW TRYING TO ENTER THE SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Pages 11-13






REPEAT DRUNK DRIVER WITH AT LEAST 19 DWI ARRESTS WAS SO DRUNK HE COULD NOT DO BREATH TEST:
Pages 13-16






MOTORIST RUN OFF ROAD BY DRUNK DRIVER ON I-64 MANAGES TO FOLLOW HIM TO PARKING LOT OFF OF CHESTERFIELD AIRPORT ROAD AND CALLS POLICE:
Pages 16-19




APPARENTLY CARDINAL FANS AND FELONY THIEVES AT HOME DEPOT, ACTUALLY BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND DRUG ADDICTS HITTING HOME DEPOTS ALL OVER EASTERN MISSOURI ONLY GET PROBATION: Pages 19-21





SPEEDING LATE NIGHT DRUNK DRIVER REFUSES TO TAKE BREATH TESTS, GETS PROBATION: Pages 21 & 22




 


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 524 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 469


March 26, 2022 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:




CHESTERFIELD AND TOWN & COUNTRY BAMBI REPORTS:
Here are the deer reports for February. Pages 1 & 2






CHESTERFIELD AND TOWN AND COUNTRY CRIME AND POLICE STATS FOR FEBRUARY: These are the February stats for the two departments. Pages 3-5 (There is a longer Chesterfield report that starts on Page 29.)



 


NEW HOUSES FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY:
Plus we look at one across the street from one of the new ones. Pages 5-11







OVERNIGHT ATTEMPT BURGLARY OF THE TOWN & COUNTY ACE HARDWARE STORE:
Pages 12 & 13






CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTE
R: Check out what the men and women in blue had to deal with last week. Page 13- 28








TWO-TIME HERO:
Officer honored with a rescue of a child in 2021 rescues another family member last week. Pages 24 & 25







THE LONGER CHESTERFIELD POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT FOR FEBRUARY:
Pages 28-33






CITY COUNCIL MEETING:
Pages 33-37


VOTE ON PICKLEBALL COURTS DELAYED: 33-36






SAY GOODBYE TO BARAT ACADEMY: Page 36









NEW ORDINANCE ON SOLICITING:
Pages 36 & 37








NEW ORDINA
NCE DIRECTED AT CAR CLOUTERS: Page 37








BOMB THREATS MADE AT TWO JCCs:
Page 37









THE BEGINNING OF A TOUGH WEEK: Pages 38 & 39








WHAT HAPPENS IF DIERBERGS MISSES ITS GOALS:
It’s a question we asked after seeing a new sign. Pages 39 & 40








FIRST DAY OF SPRING:
Page 40







CARTOONS: People get mad at me for posting cartoons making fun of Trump or Biden. But nobody has complained about cartoons attacking Putin, but I don’t think Tucker Carlson reads my website. Pages 41-46






Resident Comments on Maryville's Proposal to Replace Woods Mill Center With a Dorm and Sports Complex

April 23, 2022 -- The Town and Country Planning and Zoning Commission meeting regarding Maryville University's proposal to tear down the Woods Mill Center and replace it with a six story dorm for 400 students and a 3,000 seat sports complex and concert venue was held on April 20.

Click HERE to download and read the first batch emails from residents to the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding the proposal.

MORE: Click HERE to download and read additional emails from residents dated April 20, 2022 to May 18, 2022.

Click HERE to download and read the residents' comments made at the meeting.



City of Frontenac vs. Jim Edmonds

UPDATED February 3, 2022 -- In July, we posted the lawsuit where the City of Frontenac sued St. Louis Cardinal legend Jim Edmonds over failure to erect a code-compliant fence around his swimming pool.

The lawsuit was dropped in January 2022 when Edmonds agreed to comply with the fence regulations.

Click HERE for the updated January 2022 version after Edmonds agreed to comply with the fence regulations and Frontenac dropped the lawsuit.

Click HERE to download the lawsuit from July 2021.


Listed by date, newest first
THE COVID-19 100 MPH CLUB

During the pandemic, highway traffic has often been sparse. During this time, Town and Country Police have cited many drivers doing 100 MPH or more in daylight hours. Read about those who chose to join the "100 MPH Club."

100 MPH Club Part 3, January 1, 2021

100 MPH Club Part 2, July 31, 2020

100 MPH Club Part 1, June 5, 2020

CHESTERFIELD

Chesterfield businesses closed in 2020 as of October 14, 2020.

Although the pandemic spelled doom for some businesses, others opened. Click here for a list of new businesses in Chesterfield in 2020 as of October 14, 2020.

Chesterfield businesses closed in 2020 as of August 19, 2020.

Chesterfield estimated sales tax losses due to the pandemic for 2020 as of May 14, 2020.

Chesterfield City Council votes to keep aquatic center closed and cancel fireworks for 2020, May 5, 2020.

Chesterfield COVID-19 Memo from City Administrator to Mayor and City Council with finanical projections and recommendations, April 20, 2020.
TOWN AND COUNTRY

Town and Country businesses closed in 2020 as of September 30, 2020.

Town and Country businesses closed in 2020 as of August 18, 2020.

Town and Country cancels Fire and Ice fireworks, May 6, 2020.

Town and Country COVID-19 Financial Update from City Administrator to Mayor and Board of Aldermen, April 21, 2020.

Town and Country COVID-19 Resolution, April 13, 2020



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DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2022, PART 8,
MAY 10, 2022
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2022, PART 7,
APRIL 19, 2022
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2022, PART 6,
MARCH 29, 2022
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2022, PART 5,
MARCH 15, 2022
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2022, PART 4,
FEBRUARY 22, 2022
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2022, PART 3,
FEBRUARY 2, 2022
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2022, PART 2,
JANUARY 18, 2022
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2022, PART 1,
JANUARY 1, 2022
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 13,
DECEMBER 21, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 12,
DECEMBER 14, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 11,
DECEMBER 7, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 10,
NOVEMBER 23, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 9,
NOVEMBER 9, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 8,
OCTOBER 12, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 7,
SEPTEMBER 7, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 6,
AUGUST 10, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 5,
JULY 6, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 4,
JUNE 2, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 3,
MAY 5, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 2,
MARCH 23, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2021, PART 1,
FEBRUARY 24, 2021
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 9,
DECEMBER 31, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 8,
DECEMBER 26, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 7,
DECEMBER 2, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 6,
SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 5,
SEPTEMBER 5, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 4,
JULY 4, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 3,
MAY 30, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 2,
APRIL 11, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2020, PART 1,
FEBRUARY 25, 2020
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 9,
DECEMBER 31, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 8,
DECEMBER 27, 2019
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2019, PART 7,
NOVEMBER 30, 2019
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
 


$35,000,000 Divorce:
David and Angela Porter

The Porter divorce was granted on April 14, 2020 under a consent agreement with no trial. The lawsuit in Federal Court was dropped. One week after the divorce, the Judge closed the file from public view. Click here to download the motion to hide the divorce settlement from public view, filed on April 14, 2020.

Angela Porter Motion for Restraining Order, September 10, 2019

Attorney Lien, September 3, 2019

Original County Petition, August 14, 2019

Porter Contempt Motion, June 5, 2019

David Porter Motion for Exclusive Use of Residence, February 15, 2019

Divorce Counter Petition, September 11, 2018

Angela Porter Change of Counsel, November 8, 2018

Porter Divorce Petition, July 27, 2018



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


Patrick Ahlering's Charges


April 6, 2021 -- Patrick Ahlering is the 35-year-old son of an OBGYN who lives with his mom and dad, claims to have a gambling addiction, and has stolen close to a million dollars from his parents. Download and read probable cause statements and charging documents HERE.


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



Parkway School District Elementary Teaching Assistant Connor Brueggemann Indicted on Multiple Child Porn Charges

November 1, 2021 -- Connor Brueggemann was indicted in October with the Federal Grand Jury indictment filed on October 27, 2021 for possession and obtaining some really gross child pornography. He was 24 at the time of his arrest on state charges of Promoting Child Pornography 1st Degree in July of 2020. At the time of the July 2020 arrest he had a Ballwin address. He was fired immediately by Parkway after the 2020 arrest.
 
Brueggemann had worked during the 2019-20 school year as a teaching assistant at the Parkway School District Henry Elementary School on Henry Road. The school serves children living in parts of Town and Country, Chesterfield, Manchester and Ballwin.

Download the indictment.



Catholic Supply Store Murder and Sexual Assault Case

October 22, 2021 -- Thomas Bruce charges, pleading and sentences.
 
November 26, 2018 -- Read the 17 felony charges against Thomas Bruce in the November 19 murder and sexual assault at the Catholic Supply Store on Manchester Rd.


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 Supreme Court ruling on the appeal. December 24, 2019.

Click here to download the full story. November 29, 2017.

Click here to download the court judgement from November 29, 2017


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.


Jon Dalton Ethics Violations


Missouri Ethics Commission / Jon Dalton Consent Order December 19, 2019

Missouri Ethics Commission / Jon Dalton Consent Order February 21, 2014


Meghan Danahey's
Lawsuit Against KMOV


February 1, 2021 -- Weathercaster Meghan Danahey was fired by KMOV last September. She has sued the owners of the station and the news director. For what she is claiming she has good reason and maybe I’ll start getting my weather only from KTVI. Click here for the story and a copy of the full lawsuit.


Councilman Tom DeCampi
Mask Incident at Best Buy

Citizen emails received by the City of Chesterfield regarding the Tom DeCampi incident at Best Buy. Click HERE to download and read the pdf file.

Click HERE to watch the body cam video on YouTube.

Click HERE to download Mayor Nation's letter from the City of Chesterfield website.


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


Doora
ck 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


Downtown Chesterfield Master Plan

Check out the proposed plan for a new :"downtown Chesterfield." Click HERE to download now. Added December 12, 2020.


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


Homeowners Sue Security Company

November 3, 2021 -- Town and County residents Eric and Louisa Chen sued Hackett Security, Inc. after their house was burglarized.  (Story in the November 6, 2021 edition of the newsletter.)

Download the lawsuit.


Lamb vs. Town and Country

Town and Country Refuses to
Enforce Building Codes,
Neighbor's House Damaged


June 3, 2021 -- Read the lawsuit and responses on how Town and Country refused to enforce building codes on a new house under construction which caused damage to the next door neighbor's house, designed by a famous architect known for his mid-century modern designs.

David and Erin Lamb's Amended Petition, May 29, 2020

Town and Country Motion to Dismiss, January 14, 2021

David and Erin Lamb's Plantiff's Response to Town and Country's Motion to Dismiss, March 31, 2021


John Low: Chesterfield Man Arrested by Chesterfield Police and FBI For Kidnapping and Sex Crimes

January 27, 2022 -- Chesterfield resident John K. Low, 38, was arrested at his home where a juvenile female from out of state was found wearing a dog collar in an apartment containing sex toys and restraining devices.

Download and read the full story.


Mason Road Crashes


A compilation of crashes on Mason Road through February 2022 with photos


Mason Road Sidewalk Project Emails


Comments and emails from October 2019 regarding the Mason Road sidewalk project from residents of Buckland Hall Subdivision:

Read a selection of earlier emails and attachments between city staff regarding the Mason sidewalk stop work order from October 2018, obtained and added November 2019.

Susan Crandall

Jana and Kevin Hunt

Mike and Cheryl Schmid

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: Temper, Temper!

January 6, 2021 -- A chronicle of Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation, his infamous temper and frequent use of profanity.

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.)

2019 Municipal Court Parking Convictions. March 21, 2020

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


David Peistrup: Convicted Stalker's Lawyer Threatens Newsletter and Website -- Our Lawyer Responds

January 26, 2022 -- After reporting on the exploits of a convicted stalker in our newsletter, his attorney sends us a threatening letter. Our attorney responds. Read both letters and the full story on the notorious David Peistrup.


President Trump VS The US Postal Service


A collection of cartoons on President Trump's duel with the US Postal Service, August 27, 2020.


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


Sicuro - Himpler Indictment

Grand Jury indicts Chesterfield psychiatrist Franco Sicurio and business partner Carlos Himpler in health care fraud and money laundering scheme.

Download the indictment filed 9-17-20



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, October 3, 2021
 
Town Square Costs, February 24, 2020

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 October 6, 2019.
 

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
July 29, 2021 -- Due to the pandemic, the newest restaurant review on the site was 18 months old, therefore we have pulled the restaurant reviews.