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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 406 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 351

November 23, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



FIRE CHIEF WANTS TO ANNEX TOWN AND COUNTY (AGAIN) AND HIT HOME AND BUSINESS OWNERS WITH A HUGE PROPERTY TAX INCREASE. HE ALSO SAYS TOWN AND COUNTRY FIREHOUSE SHOULD BE TORN DOWN, TWO NEW ONES BUILT AND OF COURSE 21 MORE UNION FIREFIGHTERS NEED TO BE ADDED. Get the details, read the quotes and see how an alderwoman did nothing to stop it and how Mayor Dalton did not stop it but wants to form another task force. Pages 1-12



POLICE CHIEF WANTS TO GO BACK TO STATE APPROVED BIKE WARNING SIGNS: Page 13

NEXT BEST THING TO HAVING BADGES. POLICE/FIRE/EMS COMMISSIONERS TO GET POLO SHIRTS WITH WORDS “POLICE/FIRE” ON THEM. We used to have names for people like this, which I won’t repeat this week. Pages 13 & 14



SHOULD T. HILL CONSTRUCTION GET A CONTRACT FOR SNOW REMOVAL AFTER THE MASON ROAD SIDEWALK DISASTER? The answer was yes, with one alderperson questioning the need to reward a company that cost the city a lot of money. Pages 14 & 15



BUDGET: ANOTHER YEAR AND ANOTHER DEFICIT BUDGET TO ALL, EXCEPT THE MAYOR, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT: Mayor Jon Dalton remains in the Liar’s Club. Pages 15 & 16

MAYOR ANNOUNCES NEXT CHOICE TO FILL SKIP MANGE’S SEAT ON THE BOARD OF ALDERMAN: We are guessing the new alderman will be wearing ties to all the meetings and might rotate suits too. Pages 16 & 17



NEW HOMES OR ADD-ONS COMING: See what’s new. Pages 17 & 18



PARKS VS TOWN SQUARE; WHERE IS THE GATHERING HAPPENING? Check out the number of cars at nearby parks versus the number of visitor’s to Jon Dalton’s $9.88-million Town Square during Thanksgiving week. Pages 19-23

OCTOBER CRIME STATS AND POLICE ACTIVITY IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Read what crimes are up and what ones are down. Also we comment on one crime that apparently is non-existent in Town and Country. Pages 23-25



MAIL CARRIER TO THE RESCUE WHEN POLICE ARE SLOW IN RESPONDING: See what happened, when and where. Page 26



DOES CBC WANT TO LIGHT UP THE NIGHT ON MORE NIGHTS? Page 27

MONARCH FIRE BOARD VOTES TO HIRE A LAW FIRM IF IT HAS A BOND ISSUE ON THE BALLOT: I know that sounds strange, but the Fire Board has not yet announced a bond issue, but hired a lawyer to assist them with the bond issue that has not been announced. Pages 27 & 28



AMERICAN WATER GIVES LAND TO MONARCH FIRE PD TO EXPAND TRAINING FACILITY: Page 26



CARNAC THE MAGNIFICENT OR MONARCH FPD DIRECTOR AND TREASURER? Pages 28 & 29


CHESTERFIELD MAN PASSED OUT IN RUNNING CAR IN THE MIDDLE OF KEHRS MILL ROAD WAS THREE-AND-A-HALF TIMES OVER THE LIMIT. IT WAS HIS THIRD DWI ARREST AND HE WAS CHARGED WITH A FELONY: He was passed out at 11:10 in the MORNING. Pages 29-31

CHESTERFIELD POLICE DETECTIVES CHARGE BALLWIN TEENAGER WITH POSSESSION OF MORE THAN 20 PHOTOS OR VIDEOS OF CHILD PORN AND 3 COUNTS OF DISTRIBUTING CHILD PORN: Pages 31-34

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: It was a very busy Thanksgiving weekend for the police with lots of arrests. Pages 34-45

Here are some of the highlights:

Registered Sex Offender arrested for stealing at Walmart: Page 36

Thief sets fire inside Target store to hide stealing during evacuation and then goes to Macy’s and steals over $40,000 in jewelry: Pages 36-38

Drug addict ex-con, 4-time loser with 4 prison stays arrested stealing at Walmart: Pages 38 & 39

Ellisville man pulls knife on motorist in road rage incident in front of Best Buy: Pages 41 & 42

Drug addicts and shoplifters flee police, crash, escape on foot then arrested after burglarizing a house 4-hours later: Pages 42-44

Drunk driver hits car and flees in Town and Country. Victim gives chase only to have suspect crash into him again in Chesterfield. Pages 44 & 45

CHESTERFIELD BUDGET OVERALL IS IN THE BLACK: Pages 45 & 46

AQUATIC CENTER USER FEE INCREASES ROLLED BACK BY THE CITY COUNCIL: Pages 46 & 47

SMALL POOL AND SPLASH POOL TO REMAIN OPEN ON WEEKDAYS FOR ALL OF AUGUST IF LIFEGUARDS ARE AVAILABLE: Pages 47 & 48

CHESTERFIELD TO TAKE OVER CLARKSON VALLEY MUNICIPAL COURT: With the change public safety will still come in a distant third. Page 48

CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT WHO WAS LAST PRESIDENT OF VELVET FREEZE AND HUSBAND OF COUNCILWOMAN DIES: Page 49

LADUE MAN VERY DRUNK, DRIVING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF LINDBERGH BLVD GETS HIS THIRD DWI ARREST: Read the fact and see the public danger. Pages 49-52




2019 CHRISTMAS CARDS:
Our in-house artist has produced different cards this year. Every card is unique. We featured a few of the 50 made over two months. Pages 52-54



FOOD: THE BAR MENU HAD IT ALL: A couple years ago I did a lackluster review of the Twisted Tree. Last month we went back at dinner time and dodged the expensive dinner menu and had some great food from the Bar Menu. Pages 55-57

CARTOONS: Pages 58-66







November 30, 2019 --  It's time for this year's seventh installment of Drunks and Thieves. In this edition:



A FAMILIAR FACE! CHESTERFIELD WOMAN’S (A REPEAT OFFENDER) LANE WEAVING WAS ADVERTISING SHE MIGHT BE A GOOD ONE TO STOP: Angela DeVasto of Chesterfield is a familiar face to West County police officers from repeated DWI arrests, drug arrests and a bar fight arrest. Pages 1-3

DRUNK DRIVER REFUSED TO GET OUT OF CAR, THEN RESISTED SEVERAL OFFICERS BEFORE BEING TASED: “Do what you gotta do” were the words of drunk driver Donald Keeper who was about to be tease after fighting three officers. Pages 3-5

ANOTHER SPEEDING, LANE WEAVING DRUNK DRIVER LEAVES TOWN AND COUNTRY COURTROOM WITH NO POINTS ON HIS DRIVING RECORD: T&C Judge Andrea Niehoff shows she is the enemy of safe highways, but the friend of drunk drivers who hire lawyers. Pages 5-7

A HIGHLY DRUGGED DRIVER CRASHES INTO MEDIAN WALL ON I-64 ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Driver passed out behind the wheel with the engine running when Chesterfield Police arrived on the scene. He admitted snorting drugs before the crash. Pages 7 & 8

DRUNK DRIVER PASSED OUT BEHIND WHEEL AT 5:40 ON A THURSDAY MORNING DWI ARREST WAS THIS THIRD: A Good Samaritan called the Town and Country Police instead of just driving on. Pages 9 & 10

A VERY DRUNK 21-YEAR-OLD DRIVER WAS PASSED OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF CLAYTON ROAD AND BAXTER ROAD: A Navy aircraft mechanic home on leave found the woman passed out in the middle of the intersection with the car running and her foot on the brake. Pages 10-12

18-YEAR-OLD WALMART EMPLOYEE CITED FOR STEALING: The suspect insulted the Chesterfield Judge and Prosecutor by not hiring a local lawyer and pled guilty all by himself. He got hammered. Pages 12 & 13

LIMO DRIVER IS 2X OVER THE LIMIT AT 10 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING: He walks out of the Chesterfield Courtroom with a SIS probation and No
Fine, No Points and No Record. Pages 13-15
 
THIEF LIKES THE QUALITY PRODUCTS AT THE TOTAL WINE STORE SO MUCH HE CAME BACK TO STEAL TWICE IN THE SAME DAY: A very dangerous person is handed No, Fine, No Record probation by Judge Rick Brunk. Pages 15-18



CHESTERFIELD SPENDS HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS TO ARREST WAL MART SHOPLIFTERS WHO STOLE $99: The suspects, both drug addicts, had long criminal records. One of the suspects had 5-felony cases pending, but Chesterfield Judge Rick “Let ‘em Loose” Brunk put her on a No-Record, No Fine and No Jail SIS probation. Pages 18-21

17-YEAR-OLD DRUGGED DRIVER, WHO WAS VAPING DOPE AT QUEENY PARK MINUTES EARLIER, LEAVES THE SCENE OF ONE ACCIDENT, CROSSES THE CENTERLINE AND HITS ONCOMING CAR ON BAXTER ROAD AT PARKWAY WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL: On the two serious charges the “poor little rich kid” leaves the Chesterfield Municipal Court with No Record, No Points and No Fine probation terms. Pages 21-23



Special Edition: Chesterfield Police Blotter

November 30, 2019 -- It is very difficult to fit two or three weeks of Chesterfield Police Blotter information into one edition of the newsletter. It would take up too much space. Because of this, when we run a Drunks and Thieves column we will try to also have a Chesterfield Police Blotter, especially this time of the year which is the height of the stealing and drunk driving season.





Click HERE to download the special edition Chesterfield Police Blotter.

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 405 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 350

November 23, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:







TOWN AND COUNTRY OCTOBER 2019 ARRESTS: See who the police were arresting, what they were charged with and what their record is. This included the arrest and quick conviction of a 42-year-old Cincinnati man who beat up his female cousin on the parking lot before a CBC football game. Pages 1-7



TWO FIRES IN TOWN AND COUNTRY IN THREE DAYS DESTORYED GAZEBO IN THE MIDDLE OF A POND AND THE OTHER DID $35,000 DAMAGE TO A HOUSE IN THE BARRINGTON SUBDIVISION: Read the details. Pages 7-10

ALMOST DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH FOR A BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING: Page 10



TOWN AND COUNTRY ENTERS BANKING BUSINESS WITH A LOAN TO A SUBDIVISION: Pages 11 & 12

TOWN AND COUNTRY STILL LOOKING FOR A PERSON TO BE WELLNESS PROGRAM COORDINATOR AS CITY IS GOING TO COMPETE AGAINST LICENSED HEALTH CARE BUSINESSES: Pages 12 & 13



PARKS VS TOWN SQUARE; WHERE IS THE GATHERING HAPPENING? Pages 13-15



TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING AND ZONING; THE TALE OF TWO MEETINGS: Residents were upset at both meetings. Pages 15-33

The 2020-2040 Comprehensive Plan meeting: Pages 15-26

The Clarendale Senior Living & Memory Care rezoning meeting: Pages 26-33



PULTE HOMES STILL NOT GETTING ITS ESCROW BACK: Pages 33-37

UPCOMING IN FUTURE NEWSLETTERS: Page 37

CHESTERFIELD APPROVES CROSS ACCESS FROM OUTLET MALL TO TOP GOLF: Page 38

PARK DEPARTMENT TURNING FOUR BASEBALL/SOFTBALL FIELDS FROM GRASS TO FAKE TURF: The hope is less damage to fields and fewer rainouts will generate more revenue. 45% of the project costs would be donated by local baseball/softball group. Pages 39 & 40





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read where last week’s crimes were and who got caught. Pages 41-49



OCTOBER AND YTD CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY STATS: Read what’s up and what’s down in the Chesterfield crime numbers. Pages 49 & 50

OUR FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: Get in the Wayback Machine. Pages 51 & 52

MUSIC: Check out some fun and some Christmas sounds. Pages 52-54

CARTOONS: Pages 54-63



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 404 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 349

November 16, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



DEER PATROL: We have all the deer crash information for October in Town and Country and Chesterfield. PLUS we have the Chesterfield Bow Hunt and Employee Bow-Hunt on city property stats. Pages 1-5



ST. LOUIS COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT CARES ABOUT YOUR SAFETY AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT COULD CARE LESS ABOUT YOUR SAFETY: Page 6



ATTENTION! UNLESS YOU LIVE ALONG MASON ROAD OR UNLESS YOU ARE A ROAD ENGINEER, YOU MIGHT WANT TO SKIP PAGES 6-15.



MORE TOWN AND COUNTRY NEWS: THE EARLY EMAILS ABOUT STOPPING THE MASON ROAD SIDEWALK PROJECT: Pages 6-15



AS USUAL THE MAYOR'S CLAIM OF A BALANCED "GENERAL FUND" BUDGET WAS A LIE: We take a look at the proposed 2020 budget and look back at what the Mayor claimed at the start of 2019 that was not true. Pages 15-18.

TOWN SQUARE AND NEARBY PARKS FOR GATHERING PEOPLE IN THE SUN AND IN THE SNOW: We checked things out on Sunday November 10 and Monday November 11. Pages 18-21



THE TOWN SQUARE COSTS VS THE PARKS: Check out the estimated costs for 2020. Pages 21 & 22



MORE VANISHING TOWN & COUNTRY HOUSES: Pages 22-25



WOMAN RUN OVER BY TRUCK DRIVEN BY A MAN FROM CHESTERFIELD WHILE IN CROSSWALK AT WHOLE FOODS: Pages 25-27







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the police were doing last week and who they caught breaking the law. Pages 28-37



REMODEL AND DRIVE THRU EXPANSION APPROVED AT MCDONALDS ON OLIVE: But the guy representing McDonald’s continued to lie about meeting with nearby residents. He also said something about McDonald’s contractors that you couldn’t say about McDonald’s CEO. Pages 37-39



FORMER FIRE CHIEF TAKES TO THE SKY: Page 40



IN SEARCH OF: We tried to find a business in Oakland, California associated with a 70-plus year old wooden clothes hanger in my closet. Pages 40 & 41



THE CHEAPEST THING ON THE MENU: You can spend a lot of money on a meal at Annie Gunn’s. We tried the cheapest thing. Pages 41 & 42



 THE BATTLE OF DEVILED EGGS: Pages 42 & 43


AN UPDATE FROM OUR FAVORITE BARTENDER: Page 44

A CHANGE OF BOOZE IN THE PRODUCE DEPARTMENT AT DIERBERGS: Pages 44 & 45



MUSIC: Laughs, fun and music ahead. See where you can go for some music and fun before Thanksgiving. Pages 45 & 46

CARTOONS: Pages 47-53



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 403 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 348

November 9, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:



THEY’RE BACK! The people behind the Clarendale senior living proposal are back with a third set of plans. See the latest changes. Page 1-5




TOWN SQUARE VERSUS PARKS FOR GATHERING PEOPLE: See our most recent check. Pages 5-9



MASON ROAD HALF MILLION DOLLAR SIDEWALK: Read the latest. Page 10



MAYOR NATION CLAIMS THREE COUNCILPERSONS ARE EVIL AND TRYING TO THROW THE CITY UNDER A BUS. We try and figure out what size bus is he talking about. Pages 11-15







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the criminals were doing and how the police were responding. This week’s Police Blotter includes the incident of a Chesterfield resident and former city council candidate shooting at two police officers. Pages 15-32

WOMAN WITH A HISTORY OF NOT PAYING HOTEL BILLS SUES FORMER CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT AND AIRBNB OPERATOR ALONG WITH THE CITY AND SIX POLICE OFFICERS. Four of the officer actually exist. Pages 32-39

MY PICK FOR THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE BOARD: See who and why. Pages 39-41

NAMES FROM THE PAST: Pages 41-43

CHRISTMAS FOR OLD TIMERS: Us old timers still have these. They are called calendars. Here are the dates for some traditional Christmas shows coming up. Pages 43-47

CHRISTMAS THEN AND NOW: Then wins big. Pages 48-50

CARTOONS: Pages 51-60



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 402 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 347

November 2, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:

TOWN AND COUNTRY OVERLOAD: We bounce back and forth of having too much coverage of Town and Country or Chesterfield news. This week it is Town and Country’s turn. The reason for this table of contents is if there is an issue you have no interest in, just scroll on past it. In the cartoon section we went mostly with Halloween editorial cartoons.



MAYOR DALTON CONTINUES TO VIOLATE MISSOURI LAW REGARDING ELECTED OFFICIALS AND LOBBYISTS FOR THREE YEARS, BUT THIS MONTH THERE IS SOMETHING NEW: Pages 1-3



DALTON’S PICK FOR VACANT WARD ONE ALDERMANIC POSITION WITHDRAWS: Pages 3 & 4



TOWN AND COUNTRY CRIME STATS: Check out the September crime report. Pages 5-7



WE CAN’T GET THE POLICE REPORT, SO WE GOT THE COURT RECORDS OF A WOMAN DRUG DEALER ARRESTED IN TOWN AND COUNTRY DRIVING A STOLEN CAR: You never know who you will find in Town and Country. Pages 7-9



THE SECRET HOURLY BILL OF THE CITY ATTORNEY: Pages 10-12



AFTER THE TOTALLY UNSUCCESSFUL TOWN SQUARE RETAIL PROJECT, TOWN AND COUNTRY LEADERS ARE NOW ABOUT TO GO INTO THE BANKING AND HEALTH CARE BUSINESS: Pages 13-17



 MORE HEAVY OPPOSITION TO MASON ROAD SIDEWALK/TRAIL: This time it is from the Buckland Hall subdivision. Pages 17-31


NEWEST AND MAYBE OLDEST MEMBER OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION: Pages 31 & 32




TOWN SQUARE VERSUS PARKS: This week we checked out the gathering place and parks on weekdays. Pages 32-34

CITY OF TOWN AND COUNTRY BUYS A COUPLE OF WOLVES THAT DON’T SEEM TO DO DOING THEIR JOB: See the new addition to the Town Square (it isn’t actual people) and how effective they are at their job. Pages 34 & 35





ALDERWOMAN CALLS OUT BRINKMAN CONSTRUCTION FOR NON-WORKING STORM DRAINS AT THE TOWN SQUARE:
Mayor tried to shut her up as she was going to point out more construction deficiencies at his $9.8-million ($4,300,000 over budget) Town Square. She spoke anyway and stated a number of water retention drains were not working. We went out the next day and found she was right. Pages 35 & 36



CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what crimes were being reported to the police, discovered by the police and the people charged. Pages 37-42



CITY COUNCIL SPENT MORE TIME AT BUDGET MEETING TALKING ABOUT HIRING A PR FIRM THAN TALKING ABOUT THE BUDGET: Pages 42 & 43

INTERESTING ADVERTISING ON A PUBLIC POST: Page 44



 REAL ESTATE: LADUE HOME BUILT IN 1940 NOW ON THE MARKET FOR A REDUCED PRICE: The house is connected to a family tragedy in 2006 that occurred in South Carolina and made national news. Pages 44-46

TWO HALLOWEEN ITEMS: The first one tested my eyesight and my eyes failed. But I wished I was right. Pages 46-48

CARTOONS: We went with a lot of Halloween editorial cartoons. Pages 49-61



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 401 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 346

October 26, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this week's edition:







CRIME WATCH: In this edition we looked at the Town and Country arrests for September and the Chesterfield September crime and police activity stats. Town and Country Police usually don’t have a high volume of arrests, but what was interesting in September was the criminal records of those arrested. Pages 1-9



THE SPEAKER SERIES: Our first question after attending the first evening was “Why bother.” Pages 9 & 10



THE VACATION HOUSE CHECKS: Some residents love them and most cops hate them. Pages 10-14

MAYOR ANNOUNCES HIS CHOICE AS A NEW MEMBER OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION: Page 14



TOWN SQUARE VS PARKS: See this weeks results of where people are gathering. Pages 14-16



THE TOWN SQUARE PITCH THAT ISN’T WORKING: We looked at an advertising piece seeking businesses for the Town Square and saw some questionable claims. We also received an email from a businessman and local resident with some of his thoughts on the Town Square. Pages 16-21



COUPLE, WHO JUST BOUGHT A NEW HOUSE, WANT A VARIANCE TO PUT A FENCE AROUND THE ENTIRE HOUSE: See where. Pages 21 & 22





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Check out where the crimes were and who got caught. Pages 23-33



CHESTERFIELD HIRES FOURTH FINANCE DIRECTOR IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS: See the last four. Page 34



OLIVE BLVD MCDONALD’S EXPANSION MOST DEBATED ITEM ON CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL AGENDA: This matter was not even voted on. But it was discussed and debated. The McDonald’s rep seemed to be spinning the facts as he addressed the council. Pages 34-37



CHESTERFIELD’S NEW DEVELOPMENTS: See what is on the drawing boards. Pages 37-40


CREVE COEUR MAN CHARGED WITH MAKING A TERRORIST THREAT TO KILL A POLICE OFFICER, SECURITY OFFICER AND STAFF AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL: See who and read the court documents about the threats. Pages 41 & 42




NEWSCASTER DOESN’T KNOW WHERE HE IS: A KTVI newscaster claimed he was in the wrong city when he reported about a crime at a large county high school. Pages 42 & 43

OCTOBERFEST AT THE BURGER JOINT: We checked out an October Special. Pages 43-45



A RECENT TRIP TO DIERBERGS: Pages 45 & 46



MERCY HOSPITAL AND DOCTOR OFFICES DOING SOME DOWNSIZING JUST BEFORE THE COLD AND SNEEZE SEASON: See if you think this is a good way to save money. Pages 46 & 47

CARTOONS: Pages 47-60



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 400 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 345

October 19, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. This week's edition marks a milestone 400th Town and Country newsletter. In this edition:



TOWN AND COUNTRY BOARD OF ALDERMEN PUT OFF VOTING ON MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT TO REPLACE ALDERMAN SKIP MANGE FOR TWO WEEKS: Some interesting twists. Pages 1-3



CITY STAFF SAYS EVERYTHING IS GOOD AT PULTE HOMES DEVELOPMENT AND TO RELEASE THE ESCROW FUNDS OF $168,129 BACK TO PULTE HOMES. RESIDENTS SAY “JUST A MINUTE! EVERYTHING IS NOT OKAY.” Read the comments and see a photo. Who is more important, the developer that didn’t finish the job or the homeowners? Pages 3-7



GOODBYE, FAREWELL, SO LONG, AUF WIEDERSEHEN AND HERE IS SOMETHING NEW: See the houses about to be torn down and what is about to replace them. Pages 7-12



ATTENTION MAYOR DALTON! TROLLEY CARS MAY SOON BE AVAILABLE: Page 12



 WE CHECK WHO WAS GATHERING AT THE TOWN SQUARE AND NEARBY PARKS: Pages 13-15

CITY LOSES WELL-LIKED POLICE OFFICER TO THE RAILROAD: Page 15

CHESTERFIELD’S MAILBOX REPLACEMENT POLICY HAS BEEN TWEAKED WITH AN UPPER LIMIT: Pages 15-17



PLANNING AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE WANTS TO TRY AND RUN A MCDONALD’S: See how they managed to have the local government involved with the McDonald’s on Olive west of Woods Mill. Pages 17-19



CHESTERFIELD PUBLIC HEARING SIGNS GET A SECOND LOOK: Read what we suggested. Pages 19 & 20





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read about the crimes and see who was arrested and their past records. Pages 20-30



YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE CUL-DE-SAC: This is a Chesterfield domestic assault case we happened to find where the boyfriend turned on the woman’s father with a knife, followed by a police chase. Pages 30-34



CRIME FROM CENTRAL SNOBURBIA: LADUE WIFE LEAVES SMALL CHILD AT HOME ALONE AT 1 AM AND GOES OUT TO TRY AND KILLL HER HUSBAND AND HIS GIRLFRIEND: This is a good one with modern technology, scorn, fury and violence all wrapped up in one story. Pages 34-37



CHESTERFIELD STATE REP KEEPS TAKING MONEY FROM REX (BETTER TOGETHER) SINQUEFIELD FRONT GROUP: Read who and how much. Pages 37 & 38

 
FOUR FREEHOLDER NOMINEES PASS AND FIVE FAIL COUNTY APPLICATION’S ENGLISH TEST: What a “pronoun” is was a mystery to most. We are guessing it was also a mystery to the person who designed the application. Pages 38-41



ART VERSUS ART: Check out some of the art hanging in the Town and Country Longview Farmhouse and at the Chesterfield City Hall. Pages 41-43

CARTOONS: Pages 43-51




Listed by date, newest first
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
 
$35,000,00 Divorce:
David and Angela Porter

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
Des Peres Mayor Mark Becker's Letter to Secretary of State Over Better Together

Big Letter from Des Peres Mayor Mark Becker to Secretary of State John Ashcroft regarding complaint from a Better Together shill. April 16, 2019.
The Big Sports Properties Deal

Big Sports Baseball Dome Contract Expired and Terminated, June 6, 2017

Jane Cunningham and Dan Buck emails from June 5, 2017

Update: May 24, 2017

The Development Agreement (Contract) Between Big Sports and the City of Chesterfield, March 10, 2017

Update: January 21, 2017

Update: December 22, 2016

Update: December 2, 2016


Update: November 5, 2016

Update: October 28, 2016

Overview: The Big Sports Properties Deal, October
17, 2016

Executive Session Minutes Draft, October 5, 2016

Real Estate Purchase Contract, September 29, 2016

Letter of Intent, September 21, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, September 7, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, August 1,2016

Executive Session Minutes July 18, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, June 6, 2016

Board of Freeholders Applications

Read the applications to the St. Louis County Board of Freeholders
Catholic Supply Store Murder and Sexual Assault Case

Read the 17 felony charges against Thomas Bruce in the November 19 murder and sexual assault at the Catholic Supply Store on Manchester Rd. (November 26, 2018)
David Cerna Case

FORMER CHESTERFIELD POLICE OFFICER DAVID CERNA, COP, SEX PERVERT, VIDEO PRODUCER AND WEBSITE OWNER! NOW READ THE INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

October 14, 2017 – KTVI newsman Chris Hayes got a tip and broke the case that someone was video recording people urinating in the men’s bathroom on the Mobil on the Run in Chesterfield on Clarkson Road. He turned his evidence over to the Chesterfield Police.

A thorough investigation determined that Chesterfield Officer David Cerna while on duty had been hiding a camera in the bathroom recording men’s penises at the urinal. The Mobil station was a favorite place for police officers to take a bathroom break and at least seven officers were also recorded.

A search warrant of Cerna’s house in Wentzville resulted in computers being seized. There the bathroom images, along with recordings of Cerna using a glory hole at his house and performing anonymous oral sex on people responding to messages on websites were found. All these images were placed on a website run by Cerna.

More troubling were secret recordings of officers changing clothes in the Chesterfield Police locker room, people, including juvenile males wearing sweat pants or shorts being frisked by Cerna and having their pants pulled out at the waist and their genitals secretly recorded by Cerna using a small recording device.

Cerna pled guilty to:

2 counts of Felony Invasion of Privacy in St. Charles CO Sentenced to 60 days jail.

Felony Invasion of Privacy Multiple Persons St. Louis County Sentenced to 4 Years prison but placed on 5-years probation.

Misdemeanor Invasion of Privacy St. Louis County. Sentenced to 1-year jail no probation.
 
Felony Sexual Exploitation of a Minor St. Louis County. Sentenced to 10-years prison but placed on 5 year probation term.
 
Felony Invasion of Privacy Multiple Persons St. Louis County. Sentenced to 4-years prison but placed on 5-years probation.
 
Cerna appealed the sentence for Sexual Exploitation of Minor to the Missouri Court of Appeals of the Eastern District. His appeal was denied and the judgment and sentence was affirmed on July 25, 2017.

The final notation on the case was entered by the courts in September of 2017.
 
I filed a Sunshine Request to obtain the investigative report in September and received a copy of the report on October 13, 2017.

Click here to read the entire report.
David Cerna and City of
Chesterfield Lawsuit

Ryan Wille Lawsuit Against David Cerna and the City of Chesterfield Charging Sexual and Physical Abuse, July 22, 2016
Chesterfield Looses Sales Tax Lawsuit

Click here to download the full story.

Click here to download the entire judgment.
Bob Costas: John's 1980 Interview

Former Town and Country resident Bob Costas is a 2018 inductee in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Download and read John's interview with Bob from 1980 from St. Louis Magazine.
Deer Reports

Town and Country Deer Reports, May 5, 2019

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, February 14, 2019

White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Management Program, February 11, 2018

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, Town & Country, February 11. 2018

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

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, Town & Country, January 27, 2017
Doorack Scandal:
Special Report


Lawsuit: Doorack vs. Chesterfield, August 9, 2019

Update: May 22, 2017


Update: January 21, 2017

Update:January 14, 2017

Update: January 4, 2017

Update: December 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

The Death of T-Fed, June 9, 2019

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

Forest Lake Tennis
Club Lawsuit


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


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

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

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


Don Gosen Sex Scandal,
February 18, 2016

Mason Road Crashes

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

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;
Chesterfield Censure


Chesterfield/Mayor Bob Nation, Order To Show Cause,
October 19, 2015

Chesterfield Resolution of Censure of Mayor Bob Nation, October, 2015

Chesterfield Investigation of Mayor by Special Counsel Kevin O'Keefe, September 9, 2015
Moving Violations
To Illegal Parking
(Listed by date, newest first.)

2018 Municipal Court Parking Convictions. Updated May 5, 2019

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, UPDATED July 29, 2017

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, UPDATED April 15, 2017

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, March 27, 2017
Principia Lawsuit

Principia Lawsuit, October 16, 2015:
Part One
Part Two

Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County Ethics Violations

Missouri Ethics Commission
Action Against Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County,
February 8, 2016
Ronald Lee Roberts

Ronald Lee Roberts Sentencing Recommendation, Fraud Case, Filed January 15, 2015
The Fall of Steve Stenger

Read the 44-page federal indictment against former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, April 25, 2019

Steve Stenger Search Warrant. March 20, 2019

Town Square

Town Square Costs, July 22
 2019

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

Brinkmann Town Square Proposal, October 12, 2016

Opus Town Square Proposal October 12, 2016

Trash Can Emails

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

Trash Can Emails, June 13, 2017
Westminster Lawsuit

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

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

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

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

Download the lawsuit and polygraph results.

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


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

 

Gangs of Town and Country, Updated 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


Twisted Tree Steakhouse, 11-21-19


Lemmon's Restaurant, 2-9-19


Espino's, 12-27-18


LoRusso's Cucina, 12-13-18


Pat Connolly Tavern, 11-20-18


Big Sky Cafe, 11-2-18


The Corner Pub & Grill, 9-11-18


The Frisco, 8-21-18


Satchmo's 3-1-18


The Tavern, 1-21-18


Wan Fu Chinese Restaurant, 1-20-18


Russell's Cafe & Bakery Chesterfield, 12-1-17


Rosalita's Cantina, 11-17-17


Classic Red Hots Catering at the Chesterfield Valley Home Depot, 9-20-17


Texas Roadhouse Ballwin, 9-4-17


Return to BrickTops, 8-27-17


3 Bay BBQ, 7-27-17


Sugarfire BBQ Olivette, 6-30-17


Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill, 6-22-17


King Edwards, 5-25-17


Schneithorst's, 5-10-17


Syberg's Chesterfield Valley, 3-3-17


O'Connell's Pub, 12-22-16


Parkside Grille, 11-23-16



Circa STL, 11-11-16


Pi
ccadilly at Manhattan, 10-26-16


Urban Chestnut, 10-24-16


The Battle of Maplewood Fried Chicken, 9-28-16


In
Search of the Good and Cheap Greasy Cheeseburger, 8-8-16


Stackhouse 7-22-16


Joey B's, 7-20-16


Weber Grill Restaurant, 4-25-16


Three Kings Public House, 4-6-16



Fast Food for Lent, 2-23-16


Grassi's, 11-12-15


Walnut Grill, 8-26-15


Katie's Pizza and Pasta, 5-16-15


Charlie Gittos, 4-4-15


Massa's Town and Country, 2-28-15


One 19 North, 2-7-15


Red Lobster, Chesterfield Valley, 1-20-15


BrickTop's, 1-1-15


Rich and Charlie's, 12-9-14


Charlotte's Rib, 12-11-14


Cheeburger Cheeburger
12-9-14


Scarecrow, 11-25-14


Tuckers, 11-12-14


Country Club, 11-2-14


Mike Duffy's, 10-30-14


Smitty's, 10-29-14


Panda Express, 10-22-14


Kim Cheese, 10-15-14


Harpo's, 9-26-14



Mongolian BBQ, 9-11-14


Talayna's, 8-29-14


Circle 7 Ranch, 8-24-14


Mia Sorella, 8-17-14


Annie Gunn's, 2-24-14


Cooper's Hawk, 12-20-13