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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 515 &

Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 460


January 22, 2022 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:




DECEMBER TOWN AND COUNTRY ARRESTS:
See what the Police were doing leading up to Christmas and New Year’s. Pages 1-11







THE POST-DISPATCH
AND KTVI FLUNK GEOGRAPHY: Pages 11 & 12








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read what the police had to deal with in the New Year. Pages 13- 26






FORMER CHESTERFIELD BUSINESSMAN AND FORMER RESIDENT OF FEDERAL PRISON AFTER STEALING $3.9 MILLION FROM CUSTOMERS, BREAKS STATE TROOPER’S WRIST DURING DWI ARREST:
Pages 26-30





MARYLAND HEIGHT PLANNING COMMISSION VOTES DOWN PROPOSAL FOR RAILROAD SHIPPING CENTER OF TRUCKS AND VANS FROM THE WENTZVILLE GM PLANT: Pages 30 & 31






CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING GOES ON AT CITY HALL WITH LITTLE OR NO REGARD FOR PUBLIC SAFETY:
Pages 31 & 32




THEN THERE WAS THIS THREAT FROM AN ATTORNEY ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER: He didn’t like us posting public court and police documents about his client. He really didn’t like me exercising 1st Amendment rights by commenting on his client’s illegal actions in Town and Country. Read the letter and see the original story in case you missed it. Pages 32-37






CARTOONS:
Pages 37-44









Drunks and Thieves 2022 Part 2

January 18, 2022
-- It's time for more justice, West County style, in the second Drunks and Thieves edition of 2022. In this edition:




YOU REALLY SHOULDN’T DRIVE 24 MPH OVER THE SPEED LIMIT IF YOU HAVE BEEN DRINKING:
Pages 1 & 2






SGT. YAAKUB FINDS ANOTHER DRUNK DRIVER ON THE NIGHT WATCH. (IT ISN’T THAT HARD WHEN THEY ARE DOING 94 MPH.)
Pages 2-4






DRUNK 20-YEAR-OLD DRIVES OFF ENTRANCE RAMP, KNOCKS DOWN STREET LIGHT AND HAS FAKE DRIVERS’ LICENSE: Pages 4-7







VERY DRUNK WOMAN STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF SB I-270 AND HER VOLKSWAGEN WAS THEN STRUCK TWICE:
Pages 8-10






VERY DRUNK 44-YEAR-OLD WOMAN FOUND STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF CLAYTON ROAD AT TOPPING ROAD IN HER RUNNING MERCEDES: Pages 10-12






CHESTERFIELD MAN LEARNS THAT DOING 97 MPH WILL GET YOU STOPPED BY THE POLICE. NOT BEING ABLE TO PRONOUNCE THE NAME OF THE BAR WHERE YOU HAD BEEN DRINKING WILL GET YOU ARRESTED FOR DWI: Pages 13-15





FIRST YOU RUN THE RED LIGHT AND GET STOPPED, NEXT YOU CAN’T RECITE THE ALPHABET, THEN YOU CAN’T COUNT BACKWARDS. IT ALL ADDS UP TO BIG NUMBERS ON THE BREATH TEST: Pages 16-19






MARIJUANA AND WINE CAN MAKE IT HARD TO SEE THOSE LANE MARKINGS:
Pages 19-21







DRUNK CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT DOESN’T NOTICE A POLICE CAR IN FRONT OF HER ON I-64 WHILE SHE IS DOING 78 MPH PASSING CARS ON THE RIGHT. Pages 21-23






Ex-Alderman Newsletter 514 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 459


January 15, 2022 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



DECEMBER DEER REPORT:
Pages 1-5 COUNTY PARKS NOVEMBER BOW HUNT: Pages 1 & 2 / TOWN & COUNTRY DECEMBER REPORT: Page 2 / CHESTERFIELD DECEMBER REPORT: Pages 3-5





TOPPING ROAD STREET AND SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTIONS COMES TO A HALT AND IT WASN’T BECAUSE OF WEATHER:
Pages 5 & 6







FRIEND AND LONG TIME RAY OF COMMON SENSE IN TOWN AND COUNTRY GOVERNMENT DIES:
Pages 6-8








AT THE LAST MINUTE LYNN WRIGHT WITHDRAWS FROM ALDERMANIC RACE:
Pages 8 & 9






STATE AUDIT IS RELEASED. IT SHOWED THE DALTON YEARS WERE NOT THAT GREAT:
Pages 9-12








2021 TOWN SQUARE COSTS:
See what was spent month by month. Pages 12-16








JANUARY 11 ALDERMANIC MEETING:
It was a short one. Pages 16-18







CHESTERFIELD PLANS TO DISOBEY COUNTY INDOOR MASK MANDATE: What mew COVID crisis? All of a sudden the Governors of Florida, Texas and the Mayor of Chesterfield seem to be taking the same positions on masks. Page 19






CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Pages 20- 33








DEATH OF SOMEONE I GREW UP WITH:
Pages 33-36








CARTOONS:
Pages 36-44








Ex-Alderman Newsletter 513 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 458


January 8, 2022 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:




MAYOR REHM DECIDES TO RETURN TO ZOOM MEETINGS:
Page 1







WELL KNOWN NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER HAS SOLD HER BUSINESSES IN TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD:
Pages 1-3







AT LAST! PICKLEBALL COURTS COMING TO CHESTERFIELD PARKS … MAYBE ... JUST NOT AS MANY AS FIRST WANTED. THE BIG QUESTION IS LOCATION?
Pages 3-9







MAYOR NATION REPORTS HE HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID:
Pages 10-12








CITY SENIOR CENTER TO BE AT MALL:
Page 12








CHESTERFIELD PLANS TO DISOBEY COUNTY INDOOR MASK MANDATE:
Page 12








ST. LUKE’S LOSING MOST OF NEUROSURGEON STAFF:
Page 12







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what criminals were getting caught and which were not. Pages 13-26








CHESTERFIELD POLICE MONTHLY REPORT:
November (better late than never) 2021 report. Pages 26-32







NEW ITEM IN LIQUOR DEPARTMENT AT COSTCO:
Pages 32 & 33

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CARTOONS:
Pages 33-43









Drunks and Thieves 2022 Part 1

January 1, 2022
-- It's a new year and time for the first edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2022. In this edition:





SECOND DWI IN TWO WEEKS ACTUALLY RESULTS IN A CONVICTION IN CHESTERFIELD:
Pages 1-3






WEAVING VOLLEYBALL PLAYER WEAVES 12 TIMES WITH A POLICE CAR BEHIND HIM: Pages 3-5







71-YEAR-OLD CLAYTON WOMAN REFUSES OFFICER’S OFFER TO CALL SOMEONE TO PICK HER UP AND AVOID ARREST
: Pages 6-8







SHOPLIFTER STEALS A $300 COOLER FROM TOTAL WINE AND MORE. HE IS IDENTIFIED BY A LADUE POLICE OFFICER FROM STORE VIDEO:
Pages 8-11







ANOTHER DRUNK DRIVER FROM HARPO’S, THIS TIME A WAITRESS:
Pages 12 & 13







REGULARLY DRUNK HUSBAND REFUSES SEPARATION, THREATENS WIFE, HIS MOTHER REFUSES TO TAKE HIM AT HER HOUSE AND POLICE ARE CALLED:
Pages 13-17





POLICE, FIRE AND RESCUE HAVE TWO LANES OF WB I-64 CLOSED FOR A VEHICLE CRASH WHEN A DRUNK DRIVES BY AT 70 MPH: Pages 17-19






22-YEAR-OLD DRUNK DRIVING A LINCOLN NAVIGATOR STARTS HALLOWEEN DAY OFF WITH BANG AND BEER AND VODKA AND VODKA LEMONADE: Pages 20-22






20-YEAR-OLD DOING 29 MPH OVER THE LIMIT AND DRUNK LEAVES TOWN & COUNTRY COURTROOM WITH NO POINTS ON HIS RECORD: Pages 22-24







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 512 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 457


December 31, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:




LYNN WRIGHT, THE MASTER WASTER OF TAX MONEY, TRIES FOR A COMEBACK:
Pages 1-3








TOWN AND COUNTRY
CANDIDATES IN APRIL CITY ELECTION: Page 3








TOWN AND COUNTRY NOVEMBER CRIME & POLICE STATS:
Pages 3-5








MIRACLE ON TOWN AND COUNTRY CROSSING DRIVE:
Pages 5 & 6








TWO RACES OUT OF FOUR WARDS IN CHESTERFIELD:
See the candidates: Pages 7-9








CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER
: Read who got caught and who got away with the loot for now. Pages 9-26






ARMED TEENAGERS FROM NORTH COUNTY CAUGHT STEALING FROM NURSING HOME AND BREAKING INTO CARS:
Read the police account and the court files. Pages 10-13







CHESTERFIELD NOVEMBER AND 2021 YTD CRIME STATS:
Page 27







THE WEBSTER GROVES JACKSON AVE CHRISTMAS HOUSE THROUGH THE YEARS: Pages 28-30








THE LADUE ROAD CHRISTMAS DISPLAY GROWS: Page 31









CARTOONS:
Pages 31-36







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 511 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 456


December 24, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:




TOPPING ROAD SIDEWALK PROJECT UPDATE:
Get the latest from the project manager. Pages 1 & 2






TOWN AND COUNTRY
BOARD OF ALDERMEN CANDIDATES: There are now two races for alderman in Town and Country with still a week left to file. See the candidates. Pages 3 & 4






ANOTHER NEW HOUSE THAT LOOKS LIKE A DOZEN OTHERS, EXCEPT FOR THE VERY TALL ROOF
: Pages 4 & 5







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: It’s Christmas Time in the City and last week the police were having a hard time keeping up with the criminals. See all the car break-ins and retail thefts. Pages 6-21





A YOUNGSTER FILES FOR CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL: Read who and what ward. Page 21








WHERE’S SANTA? We found him incarcerated. Pages 21 & 22






INCOMING CHRISTMAS CARDS: For several years we have featured the handmade Christmas cards by my wife that have been in the outgoing mail. This year we are showing a few of the incoming cards. Pages 23-26






REMEMBERING HERB DRURY AND HIS SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SONG HE ALWAYS PLAYED:
Pages 27 & 28









CARTOONS:
Many featuring Santa! Pages 29-39




 





Drunks and Thieves 2021 Part 13

December 21
, 2021 -
It's time for the 13th edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2021. Download to read some interesting and sometimes outlandish examples of justice for some in the Snoburbs. In this edition:





DRUNK WOMAN CLAIMING BACK PAIN CLOCKED AT 85 MPH IN 40 ZONE ON LADUE ROAD:
Pages 1 & 2






SHOPLIFTER FROM JEFFERSON COUNTY APPEARS IN CHESTERFIELD MUNICIPAL COURT WITHOUT A LAWYER AND JUDGE BRUNK PROMPTLY SENTENCES HIM TO JAIL:
Pages 3 & 4





21-YEAR-OLD CAUGHT STEALING ITEMS FOR HERSELF AND HER BOYFRIEND:
She hired a local lawyer and there was probation with no fine. Pages 4 & 5







ST. LOUIS WOMAN SHOPLIFTER TURNS INTO A HEALTH CODE VIOLATOR:
Pages 5 & 6







SHOP, TAKE ITEMS TO SERVICE COUNTER, CLAIM YOU ARE RETURNING THEM AND GET A GIFT CARD: Ex-con female shoplifter from St. Louis was only fined by Judge Brunk. Pages




FOUR CHESTERFIELD OFFICERS WORKING IN PLAIN CLOTHES AT THE OUTLET MALL WATCH SUSPECT STEAL TWO PAIRS OF SUNGLASSES WORTH $448: There was plenty of evidence, but the city prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer and Judge Rick Brunk felt that a drug addict coming to Chesterfield to steal was no big deal. Pages 8-10




OUT OF WORK 55-YEAR-OLD CONSTRUCTION WORKER NEEDS CASH, ARRANGES TO SELL A TV AND THEN GOES TO WALMART AND STEALS THE TV: Pages 10-12







JUST ONE SHOT AT 7 PM CLAIMS SPEEDING DRUNK DRIVER AT 1 AM:
Pages 12-15







THREE
O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING STOPPED AT INTERSECTION WITH FOOT ON BRAKE PASSED OUT: Pages 15-17






PASSED OUT DRUNK DRIVER AT CLAYTON ROAD AND BAXTER TAKES OFF WHEN OFFICER TRIED TO WAKE HIM, DROVE OFF ROAD, CRASHED AND OVERTURNED AND TOTALED HIS CAR: Pages 18-20







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 510 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 455


December 18, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:

Our reporter, editor and publisher spent two days in the hospital for yet again more heart surgery. We were still a bit under the influence of operating room drugs when we did the final edit this week. Please excuse any typos.


NOVEMBER TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE ARRESTS: See who the Town and Country Police had to deal with from November 7 to December 4. There are several arrest records you need to check out especially Jamil Barhoumi beginning on page 9. Pages 1-11





MONTHLY LEGAL BILL OF TOWN AND COUNTRY FROM CURTIS, HEINZ, GARRETT AND O’KEEFE: See how much of your money is being spent on lawyers. Pages 12-16







DEAD DEER REMOVAL COST SO FAR IN 2021:
Page 16








NOT A CAR CHASE, BUT A STOLEN AMBULANCE CHASE BY TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE:
Pages 16-18




TOWN AND COUNTRY BOARD OF ALDERMAN MEETING: Pages 18-23

WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' MASKS: Another case of elected officials ignoring the sign recommending mask wearing. Some refusing to wear masks had health care backgrounds. Pages 18-20





DEER HARVESTING
for only a week plus a census count will be done by While Buffalo for








IN THE RED:
The deficit budget was approved with two changes. One reducing the money being spent and one increasing it Page 22 & 23





GENERAL MOTORS WANTS TO SEND 3000 TRUCKS TO THE MARYLAND HEIGHTS SECTION OF RIVER BEND (HOWARD BEND) AND THEN SEND THEM OUT TO DEALERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY BY RAILROAD: See the details. Pages 24-28





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Silver Bells, Silver Bells, it’s hold-up time in the city. Pages 28-43 The $30,000 armed robbery of a popular restaurant. Pages 28-44




 


CARTOONS:
Pages 44-53











Drunks and Thieves 2021 Part 12

December 14
, 2021 -
It's time for the 12th edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2021. Download to read some interesting and sometimes outlandish examples of justice for some in the Snoburbs. In this edition:



BREAKING RULES! DRUNK DRIVER TELLS OFFICER “AS A RULE” HE DOES NOT CONSUME ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Pages 1-3






DRUNK DRIVER BLAMED SONG ON RADIO MAKING HIM CRY AND THEN CRASHING HIS CAR: Pages 3-6







DRUNK DRIVER DRINKING WITH FRIENDS IN ST. CHARLES AND CHESTERFIELD MAKE ILLEGAL U-TURN IN FRONT OF OFFICER:
Pages 6-8






20-YEAR-OLD DRUNK DRIVER GOING THE WRONG DIRECTION ON I-64 IN THE FAST LANE UNTIL HE RUNS OUT OF GAS:
Pages 9-11







"
I BACKED INTO HIM. NO I DIDN’T BACK INTO HIM, I DROVE INTO HIM,"  SAID A CONFUSED DRUNK DRIVER: Pages 11-13







ANOTHER CAR CRASH, ANOTHER DRUNK DRIVER COURTESY HARPO’S:
Pages 13-16







DRUNK DRIVER BACKS INTO WALL OF PARKING LOT NEAR HARPO’S. SHE IS PASSED OUT BEHIND THE WHEEL OF RUNNING CAR. POLICE AND PARAMEDICS CANNOT GET HER AWAKE:
Pages 16-19






DRUNK DRIVER EASY TO SEE AND IS LESS THAN COOPERATIVE:
Pages 19-21







TWO BEERS TURNS INTO FIVE SHOTS OF WHISKEY FOR DRUNK DRIVER, WHO IS A SANTA CLAUS LOOK-A-LIKE: Pages 21-23







Ex-Alderman Newsletter 509 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 454


December 11, 2021 - John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:


NOVEMBER DEER REPORT FOR TOWN & COUNTRY AND CHESTERFEILD: November is the top month of the rut season normally with the most deer-vehicle incidents. Read where the vehicles and deer collided and see the numbers on the ongoing Chesterfield deer hunt. Pages 1-5






NEW HOUSES & GOLF COURSE BUILDING PLANNED FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY:
Pages 6-9






DRY WEATHER IS HELPING TOPPING ROAD AND CLAYTON ROAD PROJECT:
Read an update from the city’s project manager. Pages 10 & 11







HAPPY HANUKKAH OR CHANUKAH IF YOU PREFER, AT THE TOWN SQUARE:
Pages 11 & 12







TOWN & COUNTRY ALDERMAN CANDIDATE FILINGS:
Page 12







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what crimes were the police writing up and who was getting arrested. Pages 13-25







CHESTERFIELD 2022 BUDGET: There is a link for the entire 131 page budget. We have some of the basic information. Pages 25 & 26





CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Councilman Wahl wanted to expand the budget. It got voted down. Strategic planning contract approved. See the consulting company’s St. Louis office. Public hearing on the 2022 budget drew quite a crowd. It looked like a Hallmark Christmas movie. The mask count. More holidays than in the old days. Pages 26-33





CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES AFTER FIRST 2 DAYS FOR FILING:
Page 33








THIS YEAR’S HANDMADE CHRISTMAS CARDS:
Pages 33-35







$10,000 FOR LUNCH. A CHANGE IN OUR LAST CHARITY CONTRIBUTION FOR 2021: Pages 35-38








REAL ESTATE:
We look at a recently sold Ladue property: Page 39








CARTOONS:
Pages 40-49










Drunks and Thieves 2021 Part 11

December 7
, 2021 -
It's time for the 11th edition of Drunks and Thieves for 2021. Download to read some interesting and sometimes outlandish examples of justice for some in the Snoburbs. In this edition:


WELL KNOWN TRAFFIC VIOLATOR AND DRUNK DRIVER DOESN’T WANT TO BE ARRESTED FOR DRIVING WHILE REVOKED, RESISTING ARREST AND SPEEDING. CITY PROSECUTOR TIM ENGLEMEYER AND FORMER JUDGE RICK BRUNK DON’T WANT TO CONVICT HIM:
Pages 1-3





ROOKIE SHOPLIFTER GETS CAUGHT ON SECOND TRIP TO BEST BUY:
Page 3







NOTHING LIKE PASSING A POLICE CAR SPEEDING WHILE DRUNK AND HIGH ON GRASS:
Pages 3-7







EARNING YOUR PAY! WOMAN DRUNK REFUSED TO GET OUT OF CAR FOR AN HOUR. OFFICERS WAITED HER OUT. Pages 7 & 8







ANOTHER RETURNS TO THE SCENE OF A CRIME:
Pages 8-10








DRUNK MOVIE THEATER PATRON CAUSES ALARM SAYING HE HAD A GUN:
Pages 10-12






DRUNK DRIVER LEAVING PARTY WITH HER DOG CLAIMS SHE HAD NOTHING TO DRINK AND THEN IT WAS FOUR WINES AS SHE STOPPED IN FRONT OF WHITE LINES FOR STOP LIGHTS AND BOUNCED OFF A CURB: Pages 12-14





SPEEDING 50-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DENIES HAVING ANYTHING TO DRINK THREE TIMES, THE
FOUR FIREBALL WHISKEY SHOT TUBES AND EMPTY BOOZE BOTTLES SAY OTHERWISE: Pages 14-17






DRUNK ALCOHOLIC CHESTERFIELD MAN PICKS UP TWO DWIs IN 2019. JUDGE BRUNK STILL GIVES HIM A BREAK:
Pages 17-20






ANOTHER HARPO’S CUSTOMER ARRESTED. THIS ONE FOR SPEEDING AND DWI:
Pages 20-22








Town and Country Residents on Vacation, Burglars Cut Phone Lines, Steal $392,000 Worth of Property, 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.


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



Listed by date, newest first
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.


City of Frontenac vs. Jim Edmonds


July 9, 2021 -- Read 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.

Click HERE to download the lawsuit.


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


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


Mason Road Crashes


A compilation of crashes through September, 2021 on Mason Road 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


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.