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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 254 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 199

December 5, 2016 -- This week we have gone to the dogs with three different articles that have dogs in them. Here is the only serious one:

ANONYMOUS LETTER FALSELY ACCUSES ELLISVILLE POLICE COMMAND OFFICER OF STEALING $15,000.
The City of Ellisville gave Police Command Officer Lt. Andy Vaughn a gift of $15,000 from an employee benevolent fund to help with a child. The thought was to get a service dog that would alert the parents when trouble was about to strike due to Type 1 Diabetes. The person sending us an unsigned letter implied the money was stolen. We found out the truth and we have guessed at the motive of the untrue letter. Pages 29-34


CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO OPPOSE ST. LOUIS CITY REJOINING ST. LOUIS COUNTY
. Read what two think it is a good idea. Pages 18 & 19


FORMER TOWN AND COUNTRY ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF RETIRING AFTER 33 YEARS AS CHIEF AT SUNSET HILLS. Pages 1 & 2

BALLWIN WOMAN COMMITS FIVE FELONIES AND THREE MISDEMEANORS IN ONE YEAR AND GETS PROBATION. Pages 2-5

LAWYER IN DRUNK DRIVING, DRAG RACING MURDER OF INNOCENT GRANDMOTHER IS FINALLY ARRESTED AFTER GRAND JURY INDICTMENT. Read the Indictment. Pages 5-7

A CRIME IN TOWN AND COUNTRY! LONGVIEW PARK HAS BEEN STOLEN! Read about the theft and what the city refuses to do about it time after time, plus more Parks news. Pages 7-11

ANOTHER GATE FOR A DRIVEWAY, THIS TIME ON MASON ROAD!
Page 12


5-3 VOTE TO BRING THOMAS JEFFERSON TO TOWN: Read the details on what resident wants to pay for Jefferson to come to town and sit on a bench for $100,000. The three No votes were not from John Adams supporters. Pages 12-14

MORE FROM THE ART COMMISSION:
No Art, Wine and Music for 2017. Plein Air changes discussed. Pages 14-16


TOWN AND COUNTRY REAL ESTATE NEWS: Pages 16-18

SUSPECT OF $7,755 CHESTERFIELD ROBBERY & SHOPLIFTING HAS BEEN SHOCKED A LOT: Read the facts in the case and how the suspect got the "usual sentence" after pleading guilty. Pages 19-22

BIG SPORTS BIG BASEBALL DOME MIGHT NOT BE LANDING IN CHESTERFIELD AFTER ALL: Read the reasons why we think this might go west. Pages 22 & 23

CHESTERFIELD BAD BOY DIES AT AGE 19: Read who. The "HOW" will follow in four to six weeks. Pages 23-25

ART AT CHESTERFIELD CITY HALL
: The current art exhibit at the Chesterfield City Hall is very interesting even the section that went to the dogs: See our favorites. Pages 25-28


CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Catch up on what the police had to deal with last week. Pages 35-37

NEWSLETTER HQ NEW SECURITY AGENT TRAINING UPDATE: Page 37

A TRIP IN THE WAYBACK MACHINE COURTESY FOR SOME RECENT OBIT PHOTOS
. Pages 37 & 38


A FOURTH RESTAURANT IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS FOR THE SAME BUILDING COMING TO MANCHESTER
: Page 38


FALL COLORS OUT MY BACKDOOR:
Actually it was the only fall colors in my yard all coming from the same tree. Pages 38 & 39


THE WEBSTER GROVES CHRISTMAS HOUSE LOOKED DONE: But we were told more decorations were on the way. See the now. Page 39

CARTOONS
: Pages 40-44

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 254 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 199 COMBINED EDITION


November 28, 2016 -- The holidays are here and that means it's time for a new Drunks and Thieves Special Edition. Time to take a look at some astonishing cases of wrongdoers and justice, west county style!

DRUNK LEAVES BAR, GETS INTO CAR AND THAN DRIVES INTO THE FRONT OF A NEARBY BUSINESS: Of course it wasn't his fault. It was the fault of his girlfriend who was with another guy that night. Pages 1-3

RECKLESS DRIVER SMOKING MARIJUANA LEAVES COURTHOUSE WITH NO POINTS BUT IS A CONVICTED ILLEGAL PARKER AND LITTER BUG: Yes, this was thanks to the magic of City Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer, another dangerous driver is not identified. Pages 3-5

OFFICER LEFT IMPORTANT FACT OUT OF THE REPORT: Read what happened. Pages 6 & 7

SHOPLIFTER CONFESSES AND THEN MENTIONS THE CLOTHES HE WAS WEARING WERE SHOPLIFTED TOO: Read what he stole and how he was caught days after the theft in Town and Country and after a foot chase in Chesterfield. Pages 7-12

CHESTERFIELD SHOPLIFTER GIVES POLICE PHONY NAME BUT HAS PARKWAY HIGH SCHOOL ID ON HIM. OOPS! Pages 12 & 13

DRUNK CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT PULLS INTO A DWI CHECK POINT. TELLS COPS TO GET FUCKED AND HE HOPED THAT ALL COPS DIE WHEN ARRESTED: Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer and Judge Brunk refuse to back up the local cops and let the guy leave the court room with no-points and no-fine. Pages 13-15

DRUNK MOOD SWINGING MOTORIST IS ACTUALLY CONVICTED OF DWI: Read about this unusual event. Pages 15-16

DRIVING ON WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD APPROACHING A DWI CHECK POINT IS NOT A GOOD START: This is a repeat we had in a June Newsletter. Pages 16-18

VERY DRUNK DRIVER AT TWO IN THE AFTERNOON, THIRD TIME DWI GETS 120 DAYS IN JAIL: Pages 18 & 19

DRUNK DRIVER WITH NO LICENSE ENDS UP ON CBC PARKING LOT. HE THROWS UP IN HIS CAR, IN THE POLICE CAR AND INSIDE THE EMERGENCY ROOM ROOM WHERE HE WAS TREATED FOR EXTREME INTOXICATION: Pages 19 & 20

PASSING TRAFFIC ON THE RIGHT BETWEEN 80 AND 90 MPH WHILE DRUNK ON I-270, GETS WOMAN NO-FINE, NO-POINTS PROBATION: Pages 20 & 21

THANKSGIVING DRUNK DRIVER WITH PRIOR CONVICTION INVOLVING AN INJURY ACCIDENT BECOMES LOUD AND ARGUMENTATIVE. THE OFFICERS TURNS UP CAR FM RADIO AND DRUNK STARTS SINGING ALONG ON WAY TO JAIL: Pages 22-25

DRUNK DRIVER IN LATE NIGHT CRASH ON I-64 ADMITS DRINKING GET A NO- FINE, NO-POINTS PROBATION: More of the same with the City Prosecutor allowing outrageous deals! Pages 25-27

UPDATE ON WHAT HAPPENED AFTER POLICE OFFICER ON POST THANKSGIVING DWI DETAIL WAS KILLED BY A DRUNK DRIVER LAST YEAR: Pages 27-29

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PHOTOS: I recently took photos at the Des Peres Dierbergs supermarket. Pages 29 & 30

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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 253 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 198

November 28, 2016 -- We normally have little to report on the week after Thanksgiving. However, this year is an exception. Here are a few things that are different with the week's newsletter.

In this newsletter there is a rather lengthy piece about how there is no longer a jazz music format on any radio station other than four hours on a Saturday night, followed by how many of the venues whether clubs, bars or hotels are no longer offering music. If this bores you to tears, when you get to it, just skip down to the cartoons.

We will be issuing one of our Drunks and Thieves reports shortly after this newsletter. We have too many stories to wait until there is a slow week, since there have been fewer and fewer slow weeks.



DRUNK DRAG RACER ON LINDBERGH INDICTED FOR MURDER HAD ANOTHER DRUNK ARREST PRIOR TO DEADLY CRASH: One of the two drag racers on South Lindbergh Blvd. that killed a 73-year-old grandmother in July has finally been indicted. His arrest, just months before his drag racing with a local lawyer that ended up killing an innocent motorist, showed a person out of control. Pages 1-4

SPEEDING CHARGE DROPPED BUT WOMAN WITH INJURY DWI ACCIDENT IN PAST PLEADS GUILTY TO DRIVING WHILE REVOKED: This is almost getting not to be news, but we will keep reporting it. Pages 4 & 5



TWO ALDERMEN UPSET WITH SIGNS AND LIGHTS TO BE INSTALLED AT PHILLIPS 66 STATION MAKING IT THE SAME AS ALL THE REST IN THE AREA: God forbid that there be more light at night for motorists to see what they are doing when filling their tanks. Pages 5-7



2017 BUDGET LOOKS VERY GOOD FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY:
Read some of the numbers and see some of the reasons for a positive cash flow in 2017. Pages 7 & 8


ALDERMAN VOTE FOR DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL WITHOUT EVER BEING TOLD THE COST: Yes it seems to be a strange way to run a government, but that is exactly what happened. Pages 8 & 9

TOWN AND COUNTRY AT FIRST HIDES COSTS OF TOWN SQUARE FROM PUBLIC AND ELECTED OFFICIALS AND THEN RELEASES THE INFORMATION: Read actual proposals that we received after two Sunshine Law Record requests. Also read how the Alderpersons voted for a proposal without knowing the estimated costs. Pages 8-13

CHESTERFIELD VOTES TO KEEP CANDIDATES OUTSIDE IN LINE: They had two options to determine filing for city elections. The council voted to KEEP living in the past. Page 13

MAKING POLITICIANS MAD AT ME: Read who is mad and why. Pages 14-18

AT THE CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL MEETING MAYOR STAYS ON POINT ABOUT CLOSING MEETINGS. COUNCILWOMAN MCGUINNESS GOES ON COUNTER POINT: Page18

BIG SPORTS DEAL NOT SHOWING UP IN 2017 BUDGET: We wonder if the Baseball Dome deal is about to die. Page 18

CHESTERFIELD MONTHLY CRIME STATS: See what crimes are going up and what ones are going down. Pages 18 & 19

THE WEEKLY CRIME BLOTTER: Now that you saw what crimes have been happening see where the action was last week. Pages 19-21

RESTAURANT REVIEW: A SMALL 50-SEAT GRILLE ON CLAYTON ROAD HAS SHOT UP TO BEING ONE OF OUR NEW FAVORITES: Read about the Parkside Grille and see some of their menu and special items. Pages 21-25

THE FUNNIEST CHRISTMAS SHOW IN TOWN; IF YOU ARE OVER 50: I'm about to stop recommending people go see Dean Christopher. I rarely ever see a newsletter reader at one of his shows. But his Christmas Show is one of the funniest ones I have ever seen. Read the details and consider giving yourself a treat. If you are under 40 be nice and take your parents they can explain the jokes. Page 26

WE GIVE A BELATED GOODBYE TO THE JAZZ RADIO STATION AND SOME OF OUR FAVORITE VENUES AROUND TOWN: This is the piece that is a bit long. If this topic doesn't interest you the Comics start on page 34. Pages 26-34

COMICS: Pages 34-42

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 253 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 198 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 252 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 197

November 21, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

WEST COUNTY HOCKEY COACH AND CHILD MOLESTER GETS LONG SENTENCES IN STATE COURT AND IN FEDERAL COURT: Read the 12-Count Grand Jury Indictment plus see where he was working in the area before his arrests. A retired Federal prosecutor comments on dual prosecutions of child molesters. Pages 1-7

WEALTHY FAMILY ELIMINATES PLANNED 24-HOME SUBDIVISION ON 33 ACRES FOR A FAMILY RIDING ARENA: See the proposed building and read the details. Pages 7 & 8



TOWN AND COUNTRY SUES OWNER OF CLAYTON ROAD "TARA" TO REPAIR OR TEAR DOWN HOUSE
: See a portion of the lawsuit against the owner of the abandoned mansion-like house. Pages 8-10

OCTOBER TOWN AND COUNTRY DEER REPORT: See where and how often deer had their last breath after running in front a motor vehicle. Pages 11 & 12

EMPTYING TRASH CANS STILL BE A CHALLENGE FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY: An overflowing trace can at Drace Park was ignored by the city for 12 days. Page 12

PARK BENCH ALWAYS OCCUPIED, JUST NOT BY A HUMAN: Pages 12 & 13

HOUSES STRIPPED BEFORE PERMITS WERE ISSUED. NEIGHBORS UPSET. CITY SAYS THEY KNEW WHO DID IT AND IN THE NEXT BREATH SAID THEY COULD NOT ISSUE CITATIONS BECAUSE THEY DID NOT KNOW WHO DID IT:
Pages 13-16



ALDERPERSONS PICK A DEVELOPER FOR THE TOWN SQUARE PROJECT
: The Ward 2 alderwomen held out until they could see minimum dollar amounts. Read who was picked and how the alderpersons is still keeping the amount from the public. Pages 16 & 17



THE RUMOR MILL FOR THE MAYOR RACE IN CHESTERFIELD KEEP CHURNING OUT NAMES:
Read who. Pages 18-20

MAN ACCUSES CITY OF STEALING POLITICAL SIGNS: Read how one resident was more than a little off base in his accusation that resulted in a candidate confessing he improperly put up the signs. Pages 20 & 21

OOPS! WE LEFT OUT SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST LAST WEEK: Read what it was. Pages 21 & 22

MUNICIPAL COURT TOWN HALL MEETING AND VICTIMS' RIGHTS
: Read what might be happening as elected officials continue to get complaints from residents about deals in Municipal Court and from victims not being able to address the court before sentencing. Pages 22 & 23

ST. LOUIS COUNTY DOES AN 180 AND ALL TRAFFIC LANES WILL RETURN TO BAXTER ROAD
: Read about the deal done just before the County Council Chamber was invaded by Chesterfield residents upset over eliminating half the traffic lanes on Baxter Road for bike lanes. Pages 23 & 24



HELP IDENTIFY SUNGLASS THIEVES!
Look at the photos and call if you recognize anyone. Page 24

THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: It was a relatively slow week as officers start getting warmed up for the Christmas Theft Season. As we used to sing in the Washington DC area at Christmas time, "Silver Bells, Silver Bells, It's Holdup Time in the City." Pages 24-27

POPULAR BAKERY/CAF/COFFEE SHOP CLOSES UP ON CLAYTON ROAD. A SPECIALTY CHOCOLATE SHOP WILL BE GONE IN 10 MONTHS: Pages 27 & 28

RESTAURANT REVIEW: CIRCA STL! The new place in an old death trap for restaurants does not celebrate St. Louis food but buries it. Pages 28-33

OTHER RESTAURANT NEWS: Pages 33 & 34

FALL COLORS OTHER THAN BROWN AND TURKEYS: The mighty oaks have not given us much color this year other than brown. But we do have a few fall photos. Pages 34-36

CARTOONS: Pages 37-41


THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 252 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 197 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 251 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 196

November 14, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

TOWN AND COUNTRY OCTOBER CRIME STATS: See what the people in the black and white cars were doing. Page 1

ANOTHER PRE CHRISTMAS DRUNK DRIVER WHO GOT THE PERFECT GIFT. NO POINTS ON HIS LICENSE: So what's new? Rear another story from the Town and Country Municipal Court files. Page 2

THE BATTLE FOR THE TOWN SQUARE!
On the night of the seventh game of the World Series, there was a much too long battle between two sets of developers over what to do with the $2.2 million Town Square vacant lot. Pages 3-10

PACKAGE THIEF ARRESTED BY DETECTIVES AFTER TIP FOLLOWING SECURITY VIDEO ON TV NEWS: Town and Country Police received a tip and quickly had an arrest and confession from the woman stealing packages off of front porches. Pages 10 & 11

MAN FORMALLY CHARGED FOR BURGLARY FOR ENTERING A GARAGE ON BALLAS COURT AND STEALING CREDIT CARDS FROM A CAR: Pages 11 & 12

50,000 SQ FEET OF OLD WAL MART STORE TO GO TO GO KARTS AND LASER TAG: Amp Up will be the new store on the east side of At Home. See the plans! Pages 12 & 13

NEW MCMANSION PLANNED FOR THORNHILL
: See what the latest replacement for a ranch house will look like. Page 13

CHESTERFIELD MAN CHARGE WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Read who took the beating and who was arrested for it. Pages 14 & 15

FRONTENAC WOMAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY DRUNK DRIVING BY CHESTERFIELD POLICE AFTER CRASH: See who and read the charging documents from the court file. Pages 16 & 17

RESIDENTS UPSET WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY TAKING AWAY VEHICULAR LANES ON BAXTER ROAD AND COMPLAIN TO THE CITY ABOUT THE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT: Citizens voice their displeasure as County Councilman urges them to show up at the next County Council meeting and let them have it. We provide some of the comments and who made them. Pages 18-23

MAYOR BREAKS TIE IN SECRET CLOSED SESSION TO RELEASE DOORACK LEASE MINUTES AND ALL VOTES TO THE PUBLIC: Read what elected officials want to keep hiding the boondoggle from the public and what councilpersons wanted the information made public. Pages 23 & 24

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what crimes the Chesterfield Police dealt with last week: Pages 24-26

POSSIBLE MOVE TO TURN MOBIL GAS STATION AND SELF SERVE CAR WASH INTO A GIANT FULL SERVICE CAR WASH. Read where. Pages 26 & 27

CHRISTMAS MUSIC TIME
: There are three Christmas music events we recommend coming up. One is free and the other two are very reasonably priced. See which ones and where. Pages 28 & 29

RAT PACK MONDAY THIS MONDAY: Get away from the election and your soon to arrive real estate tax bill and enjoy a fun night out at very little cost. Pages 29 & 30

FALL PHOTO
: The colors are very weak around here this year, so I've post a fall photo from a few years ago from somewhere not too close. Pages 30 & 31

GETTING OLD
: A couple of recent events reminds me that Time Marches On at a rather fast pace. Pages 31 & 32

NEW SECURITY ADDED AT THE HOME OFFICE: Meet our new security agent. Pages 32 & 33

THE ELECTION: We checked all the channels (except PBS as the electoral count in the corner was cut off). He are some of our observations from Election Night and early the next morning. Pages 33 & 34

THE LOCAL MEDIA
:

Town and Style is back to using the Rock Hill city logo for stories dealing with Richmond Heights. Also Bill Beggs is rewriting stories from outside of the Town and Style Circulation area when he can't find article to rewrite about West County. Pages 34 & 35

The Post-Dispatch once again moved State buildings from Town and Country to Chesterfield. Read our exchange with an editor. Pages 35-37

The obit photos
that take you back in time. Page 37

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD OF THE YEAR ARRIVED A DAY EARLY
: Pages 37 & 38

CARTOONS: All political this week Pages 38-44

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 251 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 196 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 250 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 195

November 7, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

TOWN AND COUNTRY ALDERWOMAN HAS NATIONAL AWARD NAMED AFTER HER: Gussie Crawford might not say nearly as much as her fellow Ward-3 Alderperson Fred "Windbag" Meyland-Smith, but she will have an annual award in her name handed out every year in New York in connection with the Sullivan Award. Pages 1-3

CHESTERFIELD CITY HALL STAFF GIVES THEIR SIDE ON THE CITY-BIG SPORTS DOME DEAL AND THE LEASE OF 52 ACRES OF CITY PROPERTY TO THE DEVELOPERS: Read what some of the advantages are to the deal, but also what some of the costs are and what the city's track record is in real estate deals. Pages 10-15

A DRUNK DRIVER ACTUALLY GETS CONVICTED: Read who it was and how this rarity happened. Pages 3-5

WE LOOK AT AN AUTO CRASH TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW A DRIVER RAN A STOP SIG
N: There was one thing in the driver's favor who caused the crash and two things not in her favor. Will the intersection be made any safer? Pages 5-8

AN ALDERWOMAN ASKED A STRANGE QUESTION AT QUESTION AT A RECENT MEETING: Read what the question was. Pages 8 & 9

THE TOWN AND COUNTRY LITTLE NAPOLEON MAYOR/CIGARETTE LOBBYIST AGAIN OUT DRESSES HIS CROWD AS HE COMPETED AGAINST THE WORLD SERIES:
See a photo Pages 9 & 10

GREITENS' CAMPAIGN USES A PHOTO OF A CHESTERFIELD POLICE OFFICER WITHOUT HER KNOWLEDGE AND APPROVAL OR THE DEPARTMENT'S APPROVAL: In another ad a St. Louis County Police Officer is featured in a TV campaign ad with his full knowledge. He is on video and is the narrator. See and read the details in both cases. Pages 15-18

CHESTERFIELD 18-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED THREE TIMES IN FOUR MONTHS ON FELONIES: See who it is and read the charges. Pages 18-20

CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL CUTS ALL FUNDS TO THE CIVIC ORCHESTRA, THEN FEELS BAD AND GIVES 60-PERCENT BACK: Read the details of budget ax remorse. Page 21

COUNCILPERSONS DISAGREE WITH MAYOR ABOUT WHAT IS FAIRNESS ON ELECTION FILING DAY
: Read the comments and see who thinks people should stand in front a locked door in December at 4 in the morning. Pages 21 & 22

DEER CONTROL AND THE POLICE CHIEF ARE ON DIFFERENT PATHS: Read about how mistaken Police Chief Ray Johnson has been about lethal deer management programs locally and regionally. We make a suggestion. Pages 22 & 23

SOMETHING CAME OUT OF THE SECRET SESSIONS ABOUT THE DOORACK LEASE: Read about a vote to spend more money on the Doorack boondoggle. Only Bridget Nations wanted to spend more on what has been a huge waste of money began by her husband in 2009. Pages 23-25

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the forces of law or order had to deal with last week. Pages 25-27

FOLLOW THE MONEY:
We tracked the big money contributions for the governors' race and for the dueling cigarette tax issues from October 1 to noon on November 4. See who is giving the big money and how much. Pages 27-33


RESTAURANT REVIEW: PICCADILLY: We went to a former corner tavern in an all residential neighborhood in Maplewood to check out the raves. Read what we discovered. Pages 33-37

ANOTHER CLOSING: Pages 37 & 38

ART SHOW: We checked out the Town and County Plein Air painting contest and we were a little disappointed this year. Pages 38-43

CARTOONS: Pages 44-47

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 250 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 195 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 249 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 194

October 31, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

28-YEAR-OLD SON OF TOWN AND COUNTRY DOCTOR CHARGED WITH STEALING THREE-QUARTERS OF A MILLIONS DOLLARS FROM HIS PARENTS: Patrick Capps Ahlering thought he needed a lot of money. He found it time and time again at his parents' house. Pages 1-6

THE CITY OF CHESTERFIELD BASEBALL DEAL NUMBERS DON'T ADD UP TO MAKE CHESTERFIELD LOOK LIKE MUCH OF A COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MANAGER: We crunched the numbers and they don't look good for the residents/taxpayers plus we got something the mainstream media has forgotten to get; the reasons of the three elected officials who voted against the deal. Pages 16-19

CHESTERFIELD AND DES PERES PROSECUTOR REPRESENTS 2-TIME DRUNK DRIVER ARRESTED BY TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE AFTER DRIVING IN DES PERES: Conflicts of interest don't seem to bother Tim Engelmeyer or the cities that hire him. Read about the case of Town and Country resident Kathryn Painter, a repeat Drunk Driver, who was first spotted in Des Peres driving off the road and then driving up on a curb at a gas station when finally stopped. Pages 7-9

DEER VERSUS VEHICLES SEPTEMBER REPORT: Read the numbers and where the accidents have occurred all year as we enter the three most dangerous months of the year. Pages 9 & 10

TOWN AND COUNTRY CONTINUES TO REFUSE TO ENFORCE SEVERAL AREAS OF THE CODE: We keep being contacted by residents asking why the city won't enforce its code. Pages 10-13



MASON ROAD SOUTH WORKING GROUP DISBANDED. CITY CLAIMS PLAN IS SAFE. ONE PERSON POINTS OUT WHY IT IS NOT SO SAFE:
Read the reasons and determine who is right. Pages 13-15


CHESTERFIELD DRUNK DRIVER TAKES OUT MAILBOXES, RETAINING WALL AND DISABLES HER CAR. CHESTERFIELD PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE DO IT AGAIN; DRUNK DRIVER CRASHING IN SUBDIVISION LEAVES COURT WITH NO POINTS: Yes, it was just another case of Illegal Parking in Chesterfield. Pages 19-22




FOUR ARRESTS EIGHT FELONY DRUG CHARGES; SO MUCH FOR LAYING LOW AFTER THE FIRST ARREST FOR CHESTERFIELD WOMAN:
Chesterfield woman has not been doing her best to keep a low profile after her first arrest. Pages 22-28


CHESTERFIELD POLICE SEPTEMBER CRIMES AND CALLS: See all the different crimes that happened in September and so far YTD in Chesterfield. Pages 28 & 29

MORE SECRET MEETINGS ABOUT THE DOORACK PROPERTY AND APPARENT ATTEMPTED INTIMIDATION BY A SENIOR COUNCILMAN: You might think after after KTVI's Elliott Davis showed up followed by me bringing to the public's attention how in 2009 the city council, City Administrator Mike Herring and Mayor John Nations all managed to illegally hide the Doorack land lease of $800,000 for an empty lot, the council might not want to repeat that performance. However, you and I would be wrong. Read the latest fight on the Council over the Doorack Property. Pages 29 & 30



UPSET CITIZENS AT OCTOBER 19 CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Losing land for bridge project: Read why the 40-year homeowner is pissed and read the city's position. Pages 31-34

CHEAP CRICKET: This time they send the kids up to complain about no Cricket in Chesterfield. The bottom line the local group claims Chesterfield field rental costs are too high for cricket. Pages 35-37

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See where the cop calls were and where the criminals were last week. Pages 37-40

MUSIC: Anchors Away, at a very fast tempo with a Parkway Central High School connection and just one problem. Pages 40-43

CARTOONS: Pages 44-46

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 249 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 194 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 248 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 193

October 24, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

TOWN AND COUNTRY JUDGE ACTUALLY CONVICTS MAN OF ALCOHOL RELATED DRIVING OFFENSE AND POINTS ARE ASSESSED: Read the details of this unusual event. Pages 1 & 2

TOWN AND COUNTRY MAYOR AND HUMAN CONFLICT OF INTEREST JON DALTON USED SIX PAGES OF THE CITY'S NEWSLETTER: Dalton informed everyone what a great job he is doing. Filing for his fourth term in just six weeks away! Can anyone say "Term Limits"? Pages 2-4

CHESTERFIELD AND TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENTS KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR PACKAGES LEFT AT DOOR THIEF: See her photo and the unusual car she is driving. Page 4

TOWN AND COUNTRY MONTHLY POLICE ACTIVITY FOR SEPTEMBER: See what the T&C Police were up to. Page 5

30-YEAR MEMBER OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT RETIRING: Read who. Page 6

SEN. JILL SCHUPP APPOINTS STRANGE ONE AS HER REPRESENTATIVE TO TOWN AND COUNTRY ELECTED OFFICIALS: See who it is. Pages 6 & 7

SKIP MANGE ANNOUNCES THAT THE PUBLIC WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM ANY TOWN SQUARE MEETINGS DISCUSSING MONEY; THE BOONDOGGLE CONTINUES! Elected officials continue to try and hide how much Mayor Dalton's Town Square project is going to cost. Pages 7 & 8




WHERE TO PUT THE HORSE AND DOG: Fred Wiesehan put up most of the money for the $141,000 Harry Webber sculpture of a Horse and Dog with the condition that he gets to choose when it is placed. Now the ALDERMANIC Town Square Committee and developers are not honoring that. Pages 8 & 9



RESTAURANTS FOR THE TOWN SQUARE:
The two developers are offering a different position on restaurants. One has two while the other only has one in an effort to increase green space with fewer parking spaces. The problem is no one can find anyone that is interested in putting in a restaurant. Read the issues and see the proposal drawings. Pages 9 & 10


VIEW THE TWO PROPOSALS FOR THE PROJECT AND THEN READ THE WARNING FROM THE CONSULTANT WHY THE DRAWINGS ARE MISLEADING: Plus we have a suggestion. Pages 10-12

ROBO LINDA IS CALLING: I got a call from Robo Linda. Did you? Page 13

AFTER LOSING CITY HEARINGS AND COURT CASES OVER FOOTBALL LIGHTS WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PARENTS SEE TUITION RATES SOAR: Page 13

DRUNK DRIVER WHO WAS DOUBLE THE LEGAL LIMIT SUDDENLY NO LONGER A DRUNK DRIVER AFTER THE CITY PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE WAVE THEIR MAGIC WANDS: Read about another troubling case where the public's safety is not considered. Pages 14 & 15

SHORT TERM OR LONG TERM? What was it in the world of memory loss and one councilman? Page 15 & 16

SOMEONE WHO DID NOT FIT THE PROFILE OF A VICTORIA'S SECRET SHOPPER ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING: See who. Pages 16 &17

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the keepers of the peace dealt with last week. Pages 18-20

WE HOPE THAT LIBBEY MALBERG-TUCKER WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION DURING A SIDE CONVERSATION BETWEEN MAYOR NATION AND BRUCE DEGROOT: Pages 20 & 21

LIKES WORKING IN CHESTERFIELD: See who. Page 22

CITY STARTS TAKING AWAY TAKE-HOME CARS: Read who lost them and who still has them. Pages 22 & 21

READ HOW THE POST-DISPATCH GOT THE STORY ABOUT THE BASEBALL LAND DEAL: After we suggested readers of the online Post-Dispatch article on the deal check our website for the facts, our hits went from an average of 90 on a Friday to over 600. Page 23


FOLLOW THE MONEY: We look at the campaign contributions make to local candidates in state rep races. Pages 24-28

THE TIMES THEY ARE CHANGING: As someone who once played 4-hours of Bob Dylan records on the radio, I used to be a fan when I could understand what he was saying. When Bob Zimmerman from Minnesota won a Nobel Prize I could only think of one song, thanks to Donald Trump. Page 29

RESTAURANT REVIEW: I WAS WARNED AND I DIDN'T LISTEN: The Urban Chestnut Brewery and Restaurant left a bad taste in my mouth. Pages 29-32

DINNER FOR FIVE AT 6 O'CLOCK: A photo tells it all. Page 32

REAL ESTATE: Waiting for the bulldozer. Pages 32 & 33

CARTOONS: Pages 34-39

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 248 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 193 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 247 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 192

October 17, 2016 -- We normally begin our weekly articles with news from Town and Country. However, there is such an unbelievable story out of Chesterfield we are featuring that one first and then going back to the T&C articles followed by the ones from Chesterfield.


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CHESTERFIELD HIDES REAL ESTATE DEAL FROM RESIDENTS, AGREES TO BUY 22 ACRES FOR $2,051,000 AND THEN LEASE IT WITH ANOTHER 30 ACRES TO A GROUP LED BY CARDINAL MANAGER MIKE MATHENY AND DAN BUCK FOR 50 YEARS: They want to build an indoor baseball field under a dome, 21 outdoor baseball fields, plus a hotel, shops and restaurants. Read the details how the real estate owned by the city will not be taxed, however fire and ambulance service expected to be provided by the Monarch Fire District will apparently be free, since they operate off real estate taxes. Also read how the city staff and elected officials kept this hidden from residents for five months until contracts had been signed. If you live in or near Chesterfield this is a must read. Pages 1-6


BALLWIN PRINCESS HAS PRINCE CHARMINGS WHO ARE MUNICIPAL PROSECUTORS AND JUDGES THAT KEEP LETTING HER OFF OF DWI AND LICENSE REVOCATION CASES: Town and Country is the worst. She should have 52 points on her license. She has four. Pages 7-10

CAR COUNTING ON MASON ROAD! Better late than never, I suppose: The city should have gotten all the facts about traffic with car counts and speeds at the proposed crosswalks on Mason Road to Queeny Park before applying for grants. Pages 10 & 11

WHAT IS MISSING AT MASON RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL?
Pages 11 & 12



ONE OF THE PRINCIPIA FOOTBALL CAMP COUNSELORS ACCUSED OF BEATING CAMPERS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WAS ARRESTED FOR A PROBATION VIOLATION ANOTHER WAS SENTENCED TO JAIL:
Pages 12-15


CITY AND CITY ADMINISTRATOR TRYING TO KEEP LATEST TOWN SQUARE MEETINGS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC: The Town and Country City Administrator is taking a page out of the Chesterfield City Council playbook and not let the public know about meetings. Pages 15-18



WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STILL AT WAR WITH NEIGHBORS AS RESIDENTS COMPLAIN ABOUT LOUD ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS FIRED AT THEIR HOUSES
! Despite losing four times, WCA won't give up. Pages 18 & 19


HEROIN ADDICT AN EASY CATCH STEALING AT THE CHESTERFIELD WAL- MART STORE: This arrest added with a number of other felony charges from around the region resulted in a 7-year stay action courtesy of the Missouri Department of Corrections. Pages 20-23

CITY TO SPEND $35,000 ON STUDY ON SALARIES AND BENEFITS: Pages 23 & 24

THE LAST TWO OF A TRIO OF CHESTERFIELD CAR CLOUTERS ARRESTED AND CHARGED: The 42-year-old woman said she was too high to remember what she was doing that night. Pages 24-27

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the criminals and police were doing last week. Pages 28-30

FORMER ELLISVILLE COUNCILWOMAN CONVICTED OF DRUNK DRIVING TWICE: Page 30

DOES ST. LOUIS COUNTY HAVE A FORMER CHRIS CHRISTIE OPERATIVE ADVISING THEM ON LANE CLOSURES?
Pages 31 & 32


FROM OUR PILE OF SUMMER PHOTOS:
Number twos signature is remarkable. Pages 32 & 33




LAST SATURDAY A STORY OF LIFE AND UNNECESSARY DEATH: Pages 33 & 34



CLOWNS AND SCHOOL
S: We remember back to our experience dealing with reports of clowns and school kids 33 years ago. Plus we add another story of fiction from a high school. Pages 34 & 35


FOOD: WE WENT TO THE CLAM STRIP FESTIVAL BUT WE DIDN'T SHOUT ABOUT THE CLAM
S: Pages 35-37


ANOTHER RESTAURANT SHUTS ITS DOORS: Page 37

MUSIC:
The Old and the Young at the Sheldon. Page 38


MORE MUSIC:
We entered the time machine and visited Dean Martin and Ken Lane. Page 39

CARTOONS: Page 40-42

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 247 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 192 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 246 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 191

October 10, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

DRUNK DRIVER DECIDES TO STOP AND PARK IN THE FAST LANE OF I-270: Read what happens when she is lucky enough to have a Town and Country Cop find her instead of a tractor-trailer driver doing 70 MPH. Pages 1-4

MEMBERS OF THE ENVIRONMENT, HORTICULTURE AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION HAVE TROUBLE WITH SHOWING UP ON TIME AND THEIR NEW NAME: Pages 4 & 5

LONGTIME COMMISSION MEMBER AND TREE HUGGER ACCUSES ALDERPERSONS AND MAYOR OF TAKING BRIBES: Guess who that was. When you accuse people of voting for something after taking a bribe it is a good idea to maybe be just partially correct. In this case there was a big zero of facts on her side. We recommend that it might be time for her to leave government. Read who and read what the facts were. Pages 6-8

FRONTENAC TRAILER PARK RAPIST CHARGED AGAIN: This time it was the guy who looks like a guy who was charged with Statutory Rape. Pages 9-11

TOWN AND COUNTRY BUSINESS NEWS: One is closing and another is having a Grand Opening. The good news for the city is the one with the Grand Opening will produce more sales tax revenue than the one closing. Pages 11-12

JUSTICE THE CHESTERFIELD WAY: Your careless driving injuries two people, totals two or three vehicles, while you flee the scene. Despite overwhelming evidence, your charges are reduced to Illegal Parking with no points on your license. Read the latest case of Injustice Chesterfield Style. Pages 13-16

IT TOOK TWO WEEKS BUT THE BUDGET AXE FELL ON OVER $100,000 OF CITY DONATIONS TO PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS: See what was on the chopping block and what one survived, along with some of discussions and votes. I know that finance stories can promise to be pretty boring, but some of this was very interesting. Pages 16-23

CITY ARBORIST IS ESCAPING THE ASH BORE AND LEAVING THE STATE: 14-year city employee and city arborvitae, Mindy Mohrmann has resigned and is leaving the area. Read where she is going and who might replace her. Page 24

CITY ADMINISTRATOR MIKE GEISEL'S GOOFY TIES RETURN: Wait a minute that isn't Goofy. See who is around Mike's neck now. Pages 24-25

THE NEXT T-FED MAY HAVE ARRIVED ON THE SCENE: Read how Theodore Federer's title of "Chesterfield's Bad Boy" is in serious jeopardy. Liam Peterson might dethrone Federer. T-Fed is not giving up easily. He was arrested in July in Kentucky. But Peterson was charged with another felony in September, while on probation for four others. Read the details. Pages 25-28

WE FOLLOW UP ON A POLICE BLOTTER ITEM FROM TWO WEEKS AGO WHEN A HANDCUFFED SUSPECT BROKE AWAY FROM OFFICERS AT MCDONALDS: He didn't get very far. Pages 28 & 29

THE LYING RANDY LOGAN TELLS A BIG BIG LIE ABOUT THREE LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AND STARTS TO ARGUE WHEN PEOPLE TRY TO CORRECT HIM: Read what he said and read how very wrong Lying Randy was. One of the people Logan was trying to paint with a tar brush was actually a person who helped fix the problem over a decade ago. Pages 29-31

THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See where the calls were and what crimes were happening. Pages 31-34

DEVELOPER WHO CUT DOWN ALL THE TREES IN A NEW HOME SUBDIVISION CALLED SCHOETTLER GROVE REDIRECTED TRAFFIC LANES: See what they did and if you like it or want to call your councilperson. Pages 34 & 35

WE WROTE ABOUT THE CLARKSON VALLEY RESIDENT AND FORMER CHESTERFIELD HOME IMPROVEMENT COMPANY OWNER JAMES BRUBAKER: In past newsletter we wrote about the charges against Brubaker and the 20-years of lawsuits against his company. We have now obtained the Probable Cause Statement from the court file in the case he pled guilty to swindling a lady on a new roof. Pages 36-38

OUR FAVORITE RECENT MUG SHOTS OF PEOPLE GIVING WEST COUNTY ADDRESSES: See what you think. Page 38

WE SAY GOODBYE TO TWO PEOPLE WHO HAVE ENTERTAINED AND INFORMED US FOR YEARS: Page 39

SEE WHO WAS SINGING LAST WEEK AT SASHA'S IN CLAYTON: If you are a hockey fan you should recognize him. Page 39-40

CARTOONS: Pages 40-44


THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 246 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 191 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 245 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 190

October 3, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

It's another full newsletter that opens with a correction, not all of the 20 accidents on Mason Road in the last 2 1/2 years were off-road. Only 11 of the accidents were off-road. We have the chart again with the additional information showing the 11 crashes where vehicles drove off the road and the 9-crashes that were on the road. Page 1

ANOTHER DRUNK DRIVER LEAVES THE COURTROOM WITH NO POINTS ON HIS LICENSE: Will any local elected official put an end to this? Pages 2 & 3

LOCAL FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC COMMITS SUICIDE WHILE ON DUTY
: The fire chief does not want to disclose the facts around the death. The County Medical Examiner is required by law to disclose the facts. Read what happened. Pages 3 & 4

BURGLAR STEALS CREDIT CARD FROM UNLOCKED CAR IN OPEN T&C GARAGE: Read what he used the card for and see his photos. Pages 4 & 5

ANOTHER ONE BITS THE DUST: See the next ranch house that will be eliminated from the face of the earth and its replacement. Pages 5 & 6

NINE MONTHS AFTER ONE CAR DWI ACCIDENT WITH A SERIOUS INJURY TO THE PASSENGER CHESTERFIELD MAN IS FINALLY CHARGED: See who and read what happened. Pages 6-9

CHESTERFIELD WOMAN CAN'T STOP SHOPLIFTING. SHE IS CHARGED WITH FELONY SHOPLIFTING WHILE ON PROBATION FOR FELONY SHOPLIFTING: Read who and she what she just had to have. Pages 9-11

POPULAR CHESTERFIELD RESTAURANT ROBBED AT GUNPOINT AFTER CLOSING: See what eatery as we guess who pulled off the crime. Pages 12 & 13

OVERHEARD: Read the two comments at Chesterfield government meetings that we took notice of. Page 13




THEY CLAIM NOT TO SPEAK ENGLISH BUT CAME TO THE MIDWEST TO STEAL: Read about how the Chesterfield Police Special Enforcement Unit caught up with a trio of thieving illegal aliens from South America working out of New York City. Pages 14-16

STEALING IS NO LONGER A FELONY CRIME IN MISSOURI: Gov. Nixon and the legislative leaders refused to have a special session to fix the problem in the law cited by the Missouri Supreme Court. Page 17

CITY ATTORNEY ISSUES OPINION OF 6:30 AM BAND PRACTICE NOISE: Read the opinion and see it you agree. Meanwhile the Band Plays On! Pages 17-20

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Check out last weeks crimes and police calls. Pages 20-22

LOBBYIST GIFTS TO LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS: Ameren UE appeared to want something from locals. Read who got what. Pages 22 & 23

THE CENTER OF THE ISSUE THE CHESTERFIELD COUNCIL IS NOT ADDRESSING IS RATED THE DEADLIEST IN THE COUNTRY: Read what the top six most deadly animals or insects are in America. Page 24

ST. LOUIS IS NUMBER ONE IN A NEW NATIONAL RANKING: Read what it is and who was knocked out of the top spot. Pages 24 & 25

FOLLOW THE MONEY: We break down the big contributions in the governor's race and the cigarette tax battle. Pages 25-30

MORE PHOTOS THAT KEPT GETTING BUMPED: Pages 30-32

WE ADD ONE ADDITIONAL JOB TO ARNOLD PALMER'S OBIT: It was for one night. Page 32

RESTAURANT REVIEWS: This week it is the battle of Maplewood Fried Chicken. Pages 32-38

MUSIC: Take yourself out for some cheap entertainment. Go to the Sheldon Concert Hall on Tuesday and hear the Route 66 Jazz Orchestra. Pages 38-39

CARTOONS: Pages 39-44


THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 245 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 190 COMBINED EDITION
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The Big Sports Properties Deal

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



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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
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DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2014 PART 1, DECEMBER 22, 2014
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DWI AND THIEVES: SPRING 2013, MAY 7, 2013
DWI AND THIEVES, WINTER 2012, DECEMBER 3, 2012
 
Vivek Agnihotri, MD and
Zinia Thomas, MD Domestic Violence and Divorce Cases

Vivek Agnihotri - Zinia Thomas Divorce Petition, July 28, 2016

Vivek Agnihotri Domestic Assault
Complaint, July 4, 2016

Baxter Rd. Bicycle Lanes Controversy

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

Ryan Willie Lawsuit Against David Cerna and the City of Chesterfield Charging Sexual and Physical Abuse, July 22, 2016
Deer Reports

White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Management Program, February 12, 2016

White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, February 12, 2016
Connie Fults
Ethics Violations


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

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

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


Don Gosen Sex Scandal,
February 18, 2016
Monarch Fire Chief
Chuck Marsonette
Felony Charges


Probable Cause Statement
Against Monarch Fire Chief
Wayne "Chuck" Marsonette for Felony Theft from a Previous Employer, August 2, 2016.

Statement of Charges Against Marsonette.
Mayor Bob Nation;
Chesterfield Censure


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

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

Chesterfield Investigation of Mayor by Special Counsel Kevin O'Keefe, September 9, 2015
Principia Lawsuit

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

Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County Ethics Violations

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

Ronald Lee Roberts Sentencing Recommendation, Fraud Case, Filed January 15, 2015
Town Square

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

Brinkmann Town Square Proposal, October 12, 2016

Opus Town Square Proposal October 12, 2016

Westminster Lawsuit

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

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

Westminster Lawsuit, Return to Writ of Certiorari, November 30, 2015
 
Westminster Lawsuit, October 14, 2015
Shannon Woolsey
Lawsuit


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

 

Gangs of Town and Country, Updated 3-20-16.
 

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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.

 
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Parkside Grille, 11-23-16



Circa STL, 11-11-16


Pi
ccadilly at Manhattan, 10-26-16


Urban Chestnut, 10-24-16


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


The Sports Page 8-30-16


Nesby's Bar and Grill, 8-13-16


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


Stackhouse 7-22-16


Joey B's, 7-20-16


Weber Grill Restaurant, 4-25-16


Three Kings Public House, 4-6-16



Fast Food for Lent, 2-23-16


Grassi's, 11-12-15


Walnut Grill, 8-26-15


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


Charlie Gittos, 4-4-15


McCormick and Schmick's, 3-16-15


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


One 19 North, 2-7-15


Red Lobster, Chesterfield Valley, 1-20-15


Brick Top's, 1-1-15


Rich and Charlie's, 12-9-14


Charlotte's Rib, 12-11-14


Cheshire Inn Thanksgiving Buffet, 11-27-14


Cheeburger Cheeburger
12-9-14


Riverbend, 12-1-14


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