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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 399 &

Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 344

October 12, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



SEPTEMBER DEER VS VEHICLE REPORTS: One report had deer falling from the sky. Pages 1-3



POLICE OFFERED SHOTS TO SURVIVE AN ANTHRAX BOMB ATTACK: Read what Washington University School of Medicine is offering first responders. Pages 4-6



THE SCOTT FAMILY THINKS THEY ARE BEING LOW-BALLED IN SELLING A LARGE SECTION OF THEIR PROPERTY AT CLAYTON ROAD AND BALLAS TO TOWN AND COUNTRY: $393,876 is not enough. Pages 7-9



ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD VOTES TO APPROVE DRIVEWAY DESIGN THAT WILL KILL TWO LARGE OAKS TREES ON CITY PROPERTY: They also voted to allow a third oak tree to be killed. Should Town and Country really be called a “Tree City USA?” Pages 9-12



NEW HOUSE FOR NEW SUBDIVISION LOOKS FAMILIAR: Page 12



TOWN SQUARE VS PARKS FOR GATHERING LAST WEEKEND: See and read the results. Pages 13-16

OCTOBER 16 PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING CANCELLED: Not enough members plan to show up. Pages 16 & 17



THIS JUST IN: DALTON’S PICK FOR ALDERMAN TO BE VOTED ON AT SPECIAL MEETING ON MONDAY: See who he picked. Pages 17-19



THE TINY CITY OF CRYSTAL LAKE PARK IS THROWING MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN FASTER THAN EVEN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Read the facts and see the problem. Pages 19-22



38-YEAR-OLD BICYCLIST SUES CHESTERFIELD AFTER HE RIDES INTO FLOOD WATER ON THE MONARCH LEVEE TRAIL AND IS INJURED: See who the person is and read part of the lawsuit. Pages 23-26





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what crimes were committed and who was arrested. Pages 26-35

CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL PASSES A RESOLUTION TO THE COUNTY COUNCIL FOR VETTING ON FREEHOLDER NOMINEES: Read the nominees’ applications. (Click here to download.) Read the debate about the resolution and the resolution itself. Then read what happened the next night at the County Council. Pages 36-42



WE DROVE SOUTH TO CHECK OUT A FOOD MAGAZINE’S REPORT AND WERE NOT VERY IMPRESSED: Pages 42-45



A VERY NICE GUY I KNEW FOR NINE YEARS, THE STAR OF THE 1966 WORLD SERIES AND A PERSON BRANDED IN JIM BOUTON’S BOOK BALL FOUR DIES: World Series star rookie catcher and long time minor league manager Andy Etchebarren died last week. Pages 45 & 46



MUSIC: More people stop by to sit in on Wednesday nights at Sasha’s. Plus the longer the Cardinals win the longer local musicians will have their gigs canceled. Pages 47-49

CARTOONS: It has been a big week for editorial cartoonists. Page 49- 58


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 398 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 343

October 5, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



CITY PROJECTS ALONG ST. LOUIS COUNTY’S MASON ROAD ARE COSTING A FORTUNE: Pages 1-3



THE SECRET LEGAL BILL: We have the August 2019 legal bill from the city’s law firm with some unusual billing that was not listed on the public bill, including shots for public safety/first responders in the event of WWIII. Pages 3-7



SMILE YOU ARE ON NOT SO CANDID CAMERA AND YOU BETTER NOT PUT A FOOT ONTO MY PROPERTY: New surveillance doesn’t appear to be for crooks but for neighbors. Page 8



WEEKEND TOWN SQUARE VS NEARBY PARKS: Kids having their moms take prom photos “goosed” the count for one evening at the Town Square. Pages 9-12



COUNTY EXECUTIVE APPOINTS FORMER CHESTERFIELD MAYOR WHO VIOLATED ETHICS LAW AND INTENTIONALLY HID AN $800,000 LEASE FROM THE PUBLIC, TO THE FREEHOLDERS BOARD: Pages 12-14



TWO LAWSUITS AGAINST THE CITY BY PEOPLE TRIPPING ON A SIDEWALK: One has a big payout and the other one appears about to be settled. Pages 14-17





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: It was another bad weekend for residents who refuse to take their keys and lock their cars. Pages 18-27



THE VAPE STORE ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL: We look at out of state legislation against vape stores near schools. Page 28



MENARDS SHOPLIFTER STEALING WITH SMALL CHILDREN AND THEN TRYING TO KILL STORE MANAGER BY RUNNING HER DOWN WAS FINALLY IDENTIFIED: Read who she is, where she lives, see her arrest record and her mug shots over the years. Pages 28 & 29



CHESTERFIELD CREATES A NEW OBSTACLE AT CITY HALL FOR THE HANDICAPPED: One annual danger is gone and another has appeared and been ignored. Page 30



SUPERMARKETS MAKE SURE IF YOU ARE SHOPPING FOR VEGGIES, BOOZE IS NOT FAR AWAY: Pages 31 & 32



WE LOOK BACK WHEN CAR DEALERS WERE IN CITIES AND NOT ON SOUTH LINDBERGH AND MANCHESTER ROAD: Pages 32-34



THAT OLD CHRISTMAS FEELING IN THE LAST THREE WEEKS OF SUMMER: Page 34

CARTOONS: Pages 35-45



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 397 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 342

September 28, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE CHANGES: Pages 1-7
  • Chief wants a bigger footprint. Page 1
  • Police body cams are delayed. Department wants to use grant money. Pages 2 & 3
  • Chief is changing car dealers. He is going way out of state to buy unmarked cars. Pages 3 & 4
  • Top brass being sent to Major Case Squad school. Page 4
  • Police yards signs Pages 4 & 5
  • Mourning badge covers: Pages 6 & 7 


CLARENDALE SENIOR LIVING OF TOWN AND COUNTRY PART II:
This week we provide the details of the September Planning and Zoning meeting concerning citizen comments and the developer’s plan changes for the proposed Senior Living facility on Clayton Road. Pages 7-13



WEEKEND CROWDS AT PARKS VERSUS THE TOWN SQUARE: Pages 13-17

CORRECTION OR CLARIFICATION: Alderman Tiffany Frautschi sent me an email concerning her remarks about storm water projects from a recent monthly meeting with residents. Pages 17 & 18

IT WAS A 4-1 VOTE TO CHANGE THE COMMISSION
NAME TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND IT FAILED: Read why. Pages 18 & 19
 
DALTON PLANS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR NEW ALDERMEN AND PLANNING & ZONING MEMBERS: Page 19

DALTON IS AGAINST ANY LETTERS TO COUNTY EXECUTIVE OVER LIBRARY DISTRICT’S EXPIRED TERMS FOR DIRECTORS: Pages 20 & 21



RESIDENT SEEKS HELP OVER PROPERTY BEING FLOODED AFTER NEIGHBORS’PATIO WAS EXPANDED: See the photos of the damage. Pages 21 & 22

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what, where, when and sometimes by who. Pages 23-28



TIME FOR CHESTERFIELD TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT VAPING AND VAPE STOR
E: Is the city council waiting for some kids to die? Stop the excuses. We provide an ordinance on vape stores near schools about to be passed in Maryland. Pages 28-30



CHESTERFIELD PENDING DEVELOPMENTS: See just a few of the many development proposals on file with the City of Chesterfield, including an indoor skydiving facility. Pages 30-33

CHESTERFIELD TO ADD SECOND CODE INSPECTOR TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT: Page 33

MAYOR SAYS POLICE WOULD BE “HARASSING RESIDENTS” IF THEY REPORTED ON-VIEW CODE VIOLATIONS: Apparently the mayor doesn’t trust the cops and there was not a word from the rest of the Public Health & Safety Committee or the police chief. Page 33



PHISHING EMAILS FROM PEOPLE CLAIMING TO BE A BANK AND AMERICAN EXPRESS: Pages 34 & 35



ARE YOU GETTING TWO CALLS A DAY FROM AT&T? I was and I looked into it and got two different answers. One was false. Pages 35-37



A FAMILIAR FACE SAT DOWN NEXT TO ME AT A MUSIC FESITVAL: See who and read what he is up to. Pages 37 & 38



I PUT THIS GUY IN PRISON IN 1978 AND 41 YEARS LATER HE IS CONTINUING TO COMMIT FELONIES: Read the story and see the life long criminal. Pages 38 & 39

CARTOONS: Pages 40-53


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 396 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 341

September 21, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:





SHOUTING INSIDE CITY HALL AND OUTSIDE AT ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW MEETING:
This is almost a case of a Bully vs the World. Pages 1-7



NOT FRENCH PROVINCIAL ENOUGH: At least that was what the trustees of the Oak Springs Subdivision were claiming. The ARB came to the rescue of an American style home. Page 7



ALDERWOMAN WANTS TO SUSPEND PUBLIC WORKS STORM WATER PROGRAM FOR SIX MONTHS: See the list of properties waiting for storm water projects. Pages 8-11

COMMISSIONERS DON’T WANT TO LOSE THE WORD POLICE: A “police wannabe” made an amazing statement at the latest Police, Fire & EMS Commission meeting. Pages 13 & 14




IT WAS ANOTHER WEEKEND OF CHECKING THE TOWN SQUARE VERSUS NEARBY PARKS TO SEE WHERE THE GATHERING WAS HAPPENING: We made another check to see if the $9.8-million Town Square was gathering people as promised or wasting money. Pages 14-18



ONE LAST TIME: WE CHECK A STATEMENT BY SKIP MANGE AND THEN FIND THE TRUTH: Pages 19 & 20



NOT A CLUE ABOUT HORSES: Read why what an alderman suggested is not going to happen in Town and Country. Page 20



TO THE POLICE: BICYCLISTS ARE SUPPOSED TO OBEY THE LAW TOO: Page 21



PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION ONCE AGAIN PUTS OFF A VOTE ON PLANS FOR A NEW SENIOR LIVING FACILITY: Pages 22 & 23



GRAZING ON CONCRETE! MY SQUIRRELS ARE NOT SMART ENOUGH SO THE DEER TAKE OVER: Page 24



TOWN AND COUNTRY NEW HOME PLANS: Pages 25 & 26





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what, where, when and by sometimes by whom. Pages 27-35



28-YEAR-OLD REFEREE AND FORMER PARKWAY STUDENT ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING AFTER MAKING LEWD COMMENTS TO CHEERLEADERS AND UNZIPPING HIS PANTS: See who, read the facts, read his record and see what the Chesterfield Court did. Pages 35-37



DOG PARK FEES TO INCREASE, PLUS NON-RESIDENT DOGS TO BE ALLOWED: See how much of an increase and compare fee to other nearby dog parks. Also see the drop in dog park users. Page 38

THE LOCAL HISTORY BOOK THAT DIDN’T COST TAXPAYERS ANY MONEY: Page 39



WARSON WOODS TEENAGER RUNS OVER 56-YEAR-OLD WOMAN MOTORCYCLIST IN FRONT OF PLAZA FRONTENAC: Pages 39 & 40

MORE TIME MACHINE TRAVEL THANKS TO OBIT PHOTOS: Pages 40 & 41

LAW & ORDER VERSUS JAMES PATTERSON: A short term memory issue! Page 41

CARTOONS: Pages 42-49


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 395 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 340

September 14, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:

TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD AUGUST DEER CRASH REPORTS: Read where and when deer are jaywalking on streets and paying for it. Pages 1-3
 
TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE BLOTTER: See who was arrested over the last month and what crimes were reported recently. Pages 4-6



TOWN AND COUNTRY CROSSING TDD BONDS TO DEFAULT: Read the problems and how much longer you will be paying a tax for something developers should pay for. Pages 6-10



PLANS FOR SENIOR LUXURY VILLAS WITHDRAWN:
The Planning and Zoning Commission members were not crazy about the project and neighboring homes owners expressed concern. Page 11



NEW PLANS SUBMITTED FOR SENIOR LIVING AND CARE FACILITY ON CLAYTON ROAD: Pages 11 & 12



GATHERING THE CAR COUNT AT NEARBY PARKS VERSUS THE $9.8 MILLION TOWN SQUARE: Pages 13-16



THE JULY LEGAL BILL FINALLY ARRIVES! Read what the charges were for. Pages 16-19



PRINCIPIA PULLS A FAST ONE: Permanent lights on the Principia football field would probably not bother anyone as long as the lights faced the campus and not the road or houses on Clayton Road. However the way Principia recently requested temporary lights was disturbing as they post dated requests and made untrue claims. All this did not seem to bother alderpersons. Pages 19-23

$35,000 GIFT FOR MENTAL HEALTH MEDITATION PUT ON HOLD: Read some of the reasons. Pages 23 & 24







CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what crimes were committed, who were arrested and what their records are. Pages 27-37



KMOV ANCHOR AND REPORTER DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE! Pages 37 & 38



REAL ESTATE: ANOTHER LADUE HOUSE ON THE MARKET FOR MORE THAN $10,000,000: The couple own four multi-million dollar homes. Read about the house for sale and then the lawsuit that is separate from the divorce suit filed by the wife. Go to our homepage to read all the suits filed by wife and husband so far. Pages 38-47



RESTAURANT NEWS: Charlie Gitto’s pushed back its reopening after being flood from a five inch rain. Page 48

CARTOONS: Pages 49-56



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 394 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 339

September 7, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



ALDERMAN, FORMER MAYOR AND FORMER COUNTY COUNCILMAN RESIGNS IN MIDTERM FROM THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN: For the second time Richard “Skip” Mange leaves local politics to “spend more time with his family.” Pages 13-15



THE MASON ROAD 8 FOOT SIDEWALK CASH COW: As promised last week we have more on this “tax money down the drain” project, including statements from residents and memos from alderpersons. Pages 1- 6



SCHEDULE FOOTBALL GAMES AT NIGHT AND THEN ASK FOR PERMISSION FOR LIGHTS! THAT IS APPARENTLY THE PRINCIPIA WAY: Read the fast one The Principia School is trying to pull. Will there be a backlash from Westminster Academy Pages 6-8



WE COMPARED THE CROWDS AT NEARBY PARKS TO THE TOWN SQUARE. WE ONLY FOUND ONE BIG CROWD AT THE TOWN SQUARE, BUT IT WASN’T HUMANS. Also see photos of damage to the concrete sidewalks at the Square. Pages 8-13



I HOPE THE FBI TAUGHT HOW TO BELIEVE RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS’ WIVES OVER CONVICTED FELONS WHO SERVED TIME IN FEDERAL PRISON: This is basically a repeat from 2012, but I could not resist going over it again. Pages 15-19

CHESTERFIELD WOMAN PICKS UP THIRD DWI ARREST AND IS CHARGED WITH A FELONY AFTER TRAFFIC CRASH: Read the details and read about her second DWI arrest by Chesterfield PD when he BAC level was .36% or 4½ times over the limit. Pages 19-23





CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read who, what, where and when involving crimes and arrests last week. The arrests included five ex-convicts. Pages 23-30



CHESTERFIELD DEER NEWS: There was a security alert and a failure to yield to a police car incident last week. Page 30



A RETURN TO THE CHESTERFIELD MOBILE HOME PARK: Two and a half years ago we documented conditions in the Chesterfield Mobile Home Park and the City of Chesterfield’s refusal to enforce health and safety laws. We returned last week. Pages 30-34



CHESTERFIELD MALL SOLD AGAIN, SECOND TIME IN A YEAR: Page 34

IS THERE AN ESCAPE FROM THE VILLAGE OF HUNTLEIGH OR JUST OVERPRICED HOUSES? Pages 34-44

OUR FAVORITE BARTENDER HAS A SERIOUS BATTLE AHEAD: Page 44

MUSIC: Pages 44 & 45



SHOPPING CART TRIVIA: A new shipment of 800 shopping carts just arrived. See where. Pages 45 & 46



REMEMBER WHEN? Page 47

CARTOONS: Pages 47-54



Ex-Alderman Newsletter 393 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 338

August 31, 2019 -- John Hoffmann's latest weekly installment of News from Snoburbia is here for your reading enjoyment. In this edition:



PARKWAY SCHOOLS “OUT OF BOUNDARY STUDENTS” REPORT AND 2019-2020 ENROLLMENT FIGURES FOR EACH PARKWAY SCHOOL: Pages 1-3



MAYOR DALTON CONTINUES TO VIOLATE ETHICS LAW WITH NO ACTION YET: Pages 3-5



MASON ROAD EXTRA-WIDE SIDEWALK UPDATE: Page 5

 TOWN AND COUNTRY CONTINUES TO LOOK EAST FOR DEPARTMENT HEADS: First the Chief of Police and now the Director of Public Works” Page 6

IS TOWN AND COUNTRY POOR ENOUGH TO BE GETTING PRO BONO LEGAL WORK? The city’s law firm failed to file their July bill. Is this just an attempt to make up for overcharging? Pages 6 & 7

THEY KNEW WHO BUT NOT WHERE: Town and Country’s Finance Director got a rave from the Donnybrook Panel, except no one knew where she was. Page 7



TOWN
AND COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION DIDN’T LIKE THE PLANS FOR 30 VILLAS ON
9 ACRES, BUT WOULD NOT VOTE AGAINST THE PROJECT: Instead they voted to continue the matter despite the project violating a number of zoning laws. Pages 8-16



TWO TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENTS ARE VICTIMS NOT TO LATE NIGHT CAR BREAK-INS BUT LATE AFTERNOON BREAK-INS AT THE QUEENY PARK DOG PARK: Read the details and see the photos. Pages 16 & 17



TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENTS SAY GOODBYE TO MERIDIAN WASTE AS WASTE MANAGEMENT TAKES OVER SERVICE TO MERIDIAN CUSTOMERS: Read the details. Pages 17 & 18



THE GHOST TOWN (SQUARE): After a large crowd for music, a ribbon cutting and fireworks see the size of the crowds at the $9.8-million Town Square. Then see the size of the crowds at nearby parks. Pages 18-21



TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT MAKES A LARGE DONATION TO CITY, BUT REFUSES TO OBEY TRAFFIC LAWS: Pages 21- 23



HIGH DOLLAR REAL ESTATE AGENT’S HOUSE IS ON THE MARKET: Pages 23 & 24



CHIEF CAVINS MAKES FIRST NOTICEABLE CHANGE: It was small but I noticed it. Pages 24 & 25

TOWN AND COUNTRY BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING 8/26/19



FAIRFIELD SUBDIVISION TRUSTEE WANTS HELP SLOWING TRAFFIC AND GETTING A RIGHT TURN LANE: Pages 25 & 26

$5,000 FOR HISTORY BOOK IS APPROVED: Pages 27 & 28

TOPPING ROAD GRANT REQUEST WITHDRAWN IN FAVOR OF NEW PLANS: Pages 28-34



CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT AND FORMER KMOX ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER NOW FACING FEDERAL CHILD ABUSE CHARGES: Read the State charges against Harry Hamm and then read the Federal Court indictment. Also see how he played merry-go-round with dentists and other creditors. Pages 34-41



CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what crimes were occurring and in some cases who was committing them. Pages 41-47

NEW SUBDIVISION APPROVED BY CHESTERFIELD PLANNING AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: Pages 47-49



SHOPPING CART TRIVIA:
Pages 49 & 50



DINING OUT: I got a surprise while having lunch! Pages 50 & 51

OUR MOST RECENT FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: Pages 51-52



NEXT WEEK PREVIEW AND TRIVIA ANSWERS:
Page 52 & 53

CARTOONS: Pages 53-58




Listed by date, newest first
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

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
Monarch Fire Chief
Chuck Marsonette
Felony Charges


Charges Against Chuck Marsonette, June 30, 2017

Statement of Charges Against Marsonette, June, 2017

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

Statement of Charges Against Marsonette.
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


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


Twisted Tree, 5-18-17


Schneithorst's, 5-10-17


Syberg's Chesterfield Valley, 3-3-17


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


Parkside Grille, 11-23-16



Circa STL, 11-11-16


Pi
ccadilly at Manhattan, 10-26-16


Urban Chestnut, 10-24-16


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


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