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Drunks and Thieves Spring 2016:
Part 3 of 3 Parts

May 23, 2016 -- In our continuing series of looking at Justice West County style we look at more arrests and pleas, but rarely a trial in Part 3 of a 3-part spring series.

OFFICER HAS HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING DRIVER STOPPED FOR SPEEDING BECAUSE HE HAS NINE BAGS OF HEROIN AND METH IN HIS MOUTH: Read what you probably should not do if you are on parole and driving around town. Pages 1-3

DRUNK DRIVER FORGETS TO PUT CAR IN PARK WHEN GETTING OUT: Drunk driver with an extensive bad driving record including numerous tickets reduced to "Parking Violations" leaves court with no fine and no points for this DWI case. Pages 3 & 4

CITY'S LAW FIRM CURTIS, HEINZ, GARRETT AND O'KEEFE LET DOWN RESIDENTS ON MASON RIDGE ROAD BY REDUCING MOVING VIOLATION TO A PARKING VIOLATION
:
The residents of houses on Mason Ridge Road and side streets off Mason Ridge complain about speeding cut through traffic and drivers failing to stop at stop signs. Here is a case of a Town and Country driver whose father is a lawyer, gets her ticket reduced to a Parking Violation with a very low fine. Pages 4 & 5

REPEAT DRUNK DRIVER THROWING BAGS OF MARIJUANA OUT OF THE CAR BEFORE STOPPING IS NOT CHARGED IN STATE COURT, BUT IS CONVICTED OF DWI: Pages 5-7

PRIOR DRUNK DRIVER TOLD OFFICER HE HAD "HOPEFULLY" NOT TOO MUCH TO DRINK." IT WAS TOO MUCH! Driver had two and maybe three prior DWI arrests. Pages 7 & 8

NO FINE AND NO POINTS FOR BALLWIN TEEN DOING 99 MPH: Pages 8 & 9

31-YEAR-OLD WILDWOOD MAN PICKED UP HIS THIRD AND FOURTH DWI JUST MONTHS APART PLUS DECIDED TO FIGHT THE COPS: He now has a new address. It is in Farmington, Missouri at a state prison. Pages 9-11

DRUNK AND DRUGGED DRIVER WITH PRIOR DWI SIDESWIPES MEDIAN WALL: A Good Samaritan was following the drunk driver with her four-way flashers on until a police officer could find them. Pages 12 & 13

42-YEAR-OLD DRUNK DRIVER GETS HER FOURTH DWI AFTER SHE ALMOST COLLIDED WITH A MODOT STREET SWEEPER ON THE SHOULDER: The woman who also had a drug conviction stated she had been drinking and had not eaten anything for 1 1/2 days when he had a "couple of cookies." Pages 13-15

DRUNK WOMAN WITH NO WORKING TAILLIGHTS, SMOKE COMING FROM THE ENGINE DRIVING NORTH ON I-270 AT 10 MPH IS HARD TO MISS: The driver works at a popular local restaurant. Pages 15 & 16

93 MPH AT 5:27 ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON IS MERELY ILLEGAL PARKING IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Pages 16-18

RECKLESS DRIVER, TAILGATES, ILLEGALLY PASSES AND HITS A CAR THEN FLEES THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT…PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGAL PARKING: Pages 18 & 19


27-YEAR-OLD CHESTERFIELD DRIVER WITH A TERRIBLE TRAFFIC RECORD GETS A GOOD DEAL WITH NO FINE AND NO POINTS: Pages 20 & 21

22-YEAR-OLD DRUNK DRIVER FROM ST. CHARLES HAS WORKED VERY HARD TO GET BUILD UP SUCH AN IMPRESSIVE NUMBER OF TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME: Pages 21-23

FIXING THE SYSTEM: Pages 23 & 24

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Drunks and Thieves Spring 2016:
Part 2 of 3 Parts

May 18, 2016 -- In our continuing series of looking at Justice West County style we look at more arrests and pleas, but rarely a trial in Part 2 of a 3-part spring series.

JAIL SUPERVISOR PASSES ALL THE SOBRIETY TESTS EXCEPT TWO. SHE ALMOST DROVE INTO THE SIDE OF A MARKED POLICE CAR ON I-64 AND FAILED THE FIELD BREATH TEST. We looked at the in-car video. It showed how the Town and Country Police Officer had to swerve at the last second to avoid being hit at high speed. Then during the field tests the driver would say, "I passed that one" only to have the officer say "You almost hit my car." Get the details and see photos from the video. Pages 1-7

SHOPLIFTER LEFT IN THE COLD BY GETAWAY DRIVER. This was another case of North County criminals coming to Chesterfield to steal. Pages 7 & 8

WAITER WITH NINE WINE SAMPLES UNDER HIS BELT KEEPS DRIVING OFF ROAD. He hired a lawyer and walked out of the Chesterfield Courtroom with No-Points on his record and No-Fine for DWI. Pages 8-10

DRUNK 21-YEAR-OLD RUNS OFF THE ROAD ON A CHESTERFIELD RESIDENTIAL STREET AND CRASHES INTO A TREE. It was normal Chesterfield justice. He got a No-Points, No-Fine probation term for the DWI. Pages 11 & 12

99 MPH ON I-64 AT DUSK ACTUALLY GETS AN EPA WORKER FINED AND ASSESSED POINTS
. Read about the unusual case. Pages 11 & 12

CHESTERFIELD WOMAN'S DATE ENDS EARLY SO SHE DRIVE INTO ST. LOUIS AND GETS DRUNK ONLY TO BE ARRESTED ON HER WAY HOME. The date didn't sound too exciting. She was at the Hot Shots Bar in St. Charles with her date watching a Cardinal game on the big screen TVs. The Detroit Tigers clobbered the Cardinals and her date said goodnight and ditched her. She was pissed and headed to the city. Read the details including the possibility that she used a Wayback Machine to get to a bar that had been closed for years. Pages 13 & 14

DRUNK DRIVER, APPARENTLY NAMED AFTER A FAMOUS LOS ANGELES RAMS QUARTERBACK, STARTS CROSSING THE CENTER LINE IN FRONT OF A POLICE CAR. He ends up with the No-Points, No-Fine DWI probation term and has his citation for being on the wrong side of the road reduced to Illegal Parking. The municipal court system once again ignoring public safety! Pages 14 & 15

EX-CON WEARS A WINTER COAT INTO A STORE ON A WARM SPRING DAY AND IS ARRESTED FOR THEFT. He is now back in prison but more because of being in violation of prior probation and parole terms more so than for a new shoplifting charge. Pages 16 & 17

UPDATES: We update how some past offenders we have written about are at it again. Paged 17-25

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Drunks and Thieves Spring 2016:
Part 1 of 3 Parts

May 10, 2016 -- In our continuing series of looking at Justice West County style we look at more arrests and pleas, but rarely a trial in Part 1 of a 3-part spring series.

TOWN AND COUNTRY RESIDENT DRUNK AND SMOKING MARIJUANA CRASHES ON MASON ROAD: In this case the police arrived before the drunk and drugged driver could leave the scene. Read what condition the driver was in, where he thought he was and what kind of damage he did. Pages 1-4

SPEEDER DOING 99 MPH GETS A DEFENSE LAWYER WITH A VERY FAMILIAR NAME FOR US RETIRED COPS WHO USED TO WORK IN KANSAS CITY. SPEEDER GETS OFF WITH NO-FINE AND NO-POINTS: You too can speed at 100 MPH and end up with No Points and No Fine. Read the details. Pages 4 & 5

DOES ANYONE REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS? THIS IS A TALE OF ANOTHER PRIOR DWI OFFENDER, MARIJUANA SMOKING DRUNK DRIVER: You really should not pass marked police cars at traffic lights while speeding and lane weaving. This guy actually was found guilty. Pages 5 & 6

SPEEDING MOTORCYCLIST JUST UNDER THE SOUND BARRIER STOPS FOR COPS: He was actually found guilty and got the fine and points. Pages 7 & 8

WAL-MART SHOPPER TRIED TO TURN BLUERAY DVD PLAYER PLAYER INTO A SOAP DISPENSER: Tammy Albrecht of Chesterfield steals a lot and often. When she stole a DVD at WalMart she had more than three priors and was charged with a Felony. Pages 8 & 9

DRIVER WITH PRIOR DWI HAS PUBLIC CALLING COPS TO STOP HER: A Town and Country police sergeant found, stopped and arrested her. Pages 9-11

MOM GETS FELONY THEFT SUSPECT TO TURN HIMSELF IN: It was a blatant shoplifting that earned the heroin addict from Arnold nine-months in jail. Pages 11-14

DRIVING ON A LEARNER'S PERMIT WHILE DOING 114 MPH ON I-64 AT MASON ROAD: 21-year-old driver and SLU student IS convicted and fined $800. Pages 14 & 15

VERY DRUNK DRIVER CRASHES INTO GUARDRAIL, THEN WALL ALONG I-270. WALKS OUT OF COURTROOM COURTESY OF JUDGE JOE DUEKER WITH A NO-POINTS AND NO-FINE PROBATION TERM: Motorists calling 9-1-1 at the same time the officer see car driving down I-270 dragging its front bumper. When asked what happened the driver says he didn't know. "The airbags just went off." Judge Dueker let him off with no points and no fine. Pages 16-18

ENTITLED 21-YEAR-OLD ALREADY HAS A DWI CONVICTION AND IS DRIVING A 2015 GMC SIERRA WHEN HE PICKS UP HIS SECOND DWI: Read what happens this time. Pages 18 & 19

REPEAT SHOPLIFTERS KEEP TURNING INTO LITTERBUGS IN COURT, EXCEPT FOR THE FELONY THEFT, THEN IT IS A NO-FINE, NO RECORD PROBATION TERM: Read about the shoplifters who keep coming back to West County and Chesterfield because the few times they are caught, not much happens to them. Pages 19-22

A LONG ROAD FROM DECEMBER 2012 THEFT AND ASSAULT ON A POLICE OFFICER TO A NOVEMBER 2015 GUILTY PLEA: Seven prior theft cases resulted in seven reduced charges of littering. The suspect is a serial litterbug! This time the theft, the resisting arrest, the detective work to find the suspect two months later all resulted in a $200 fine. That is $5.71 a month from the time of the crime to the guilty plea and fine. Pages 23-25

23-YEAR-OLD DRIVING A BUICK IS SUSPICIOUS ENOUGH, BUT WEAVING AND TAILGATING ON I-64 RESULTS IN DWI ARREST! Maybe those ads from General Motors trying to sell Buicks to people under 60 are paying off! Driver gets SIS No Points, No-Fine probation despite having a .17% BAC Level. Pages 25-26

DRUNK DRIVER PASSED OUT BEHIND WHEEL OF RUNNING CAR AT GAS PUMPS PART 1: The driver pleads guilty and is given a 2-Year NO-Points NO-Fine probation term. Five weeks later he was arrested again for DWI. Pages 26-28

DRUNK DRIVER PASSED OUT BEHIND WHEEL OF RUNNING CAR AT CHESTERFIELD GAS STATION: This guy had two prior DWIs, but the Chesterfield cops did not file a Felony case. Read what happened. Pages 28-30

MAYBE THE WORST ONE WE HAVE SEEN THIS RECENTLY: This involved a driver whose actions were recorded on a female State Trooper's dash cam as he dragged her 200 feet up an exit ramp. See the link to the video and read about his sentence. Pages 30 & 31

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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 225 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter
170

May 3, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

FORMER CHESTERFIELD COUNCILWOMAN CONNIE FULTS FINED AND PLACED ON TWO YEARS PROBATION FOR REPEATEDLY FAILING TO FOLLOW THE LAW: The Ethics Commission was not hearing cases after it lost its quorum, but one of the last cases they did hear was that of former Councilwoman Connie Fults. Read the outcome. Pages 19-22

Click HERE to download and read the Missouri Ethics Commission's Consent Order.

MONARCH FIRE CAPTAIN AND UNION OFFICER FIRED OVER INCIDENT AT CHESTERFIELD BAR: The only official on the record information we have been able to obtain is that on Friday April 29 after two days of hearings the Monarch Fire District Board of Directors voted to immediately discharge Captain Andy Stecko for conduct in violations of employment rules. We were able to confirm some parts of what happened but not everything. Pages 38-40

IT'S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME…NOT SO FAST BROWNIE, WHERE IS YOUR $25 PEDDLER'S LICENSE? While not enforced unless there is a complaint, The Police Commission recommends peddler licenses go from $5 to $25. Girl Scouts selling cookies come under the definition of "peddlers." Also Police Commission reaffirms the city's restriction of First Amendment rights for political candidates and religious door knockers. Pages 1-5

FENCES MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS, BUT NOT NECESSARILY WALLS: New resident gets turned down for what he called a "fence" but IT sure looked like a wall. Pages 5-7

OMG! BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT ALLOWS GARAGE TO FACE STREET: The vote perhaps saved a frame house from being torn down. Read what they plan to use the old garage for. Pages 7-9

PRESERVATION PARK WEST ENTRANCE IS FACING ETERNAL WINTER: The west section of Preservation Park including the driveway and parking lot was closed last fall and was supposed to open after winter. Read if it opened. Pages 9 & 10

TOWN AND COUNTRY BUSINESS UPDATE: Construction for Stein Mart in the Town and Country Crossing Shopping Center has started. Pages 10 & 11

DALTON NURSING HOME CONSTRUCTION UNDER WAY: See how cramped this final living space for 100 people is going to be. Page 11

TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE CHIEF DOES NOT FAVOR LOWERING SPEED LIMIT: This is not North County, where small municipalities depend on income from traffic court to survive. At a recent police commission meeting Chief Pat Kranz said he was against a MoDOT suggestion to lower the speed limit on Ladue Road. Page 12

OUR PREDICTION CAME TRUE: Check out the new seating chart for the Town and Country Board of Aldermen. Page 13

TOWN AND COUNTRY SHOWS CHESTERFIELD HOW IT IS DONE: Check the swearing-in at T&C and see what was missing. Pages 13 & 14

THE SURVEY: This reminds me a lot of the Wirth Property/Town Square Project and how the Town and Country elected officials are quick to spend money that was not budgeted on something they are not sure what to do with. Read the discussion with back and forth on what should be on the $17,700 city online survey and what important question was not even put on it. Pages 14-17

NEW BUSINESS MOVING INTO THE OLD WAL MART BUILDING: See what retailer is taking over two thirds of the empty Wal Mart Store. Pages 17 & 18

IT HAS BEEN A TOUGH YEAR FOR ONE METAL FENCE IN TOWN: See what we are talking about. Pages 18 & 19

DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE DOORACK EMPTY LOT THEY CITY IS LEASING FOR $85,000 A YEAR AND NOT USING: Three people in two days had me making sure I did not forget about the Doorack Money Pit. Pages 22-25

SECTION IN BILL IS CLEARLY THERE TO KEEP ELECTED OFFICIALS FROM TALKING TO THE PUBLIC, BUT THERE IS NO PENALTY: Read how a pending bill has a section that uses empty threats to elected officials for going public with information. But there is no penalty. Pages 25 & 26

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what was happening last week and what the most calls were for. For a change it wasn't for shoplifters. Pages 27-30

THE SURPRISE CITY COUNCIL MEETING: On Thursday April 28 there was a surprised City Council meeting that was scheduled two days earlier. It was about doing a search for a new city administrator. There was a Q & A by the CEO of an executive search company. We did some background checking of the CEO. Read what happened at the meeting and what we found. Pages 30-35

THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING WHERE THERE WAS A MOVE TO CRUSH GOOD GOVERNMENT: To hell with bids or requests for proposals. Some members of the city council appeared to want to get any search over with so they could hire Director of Services Mike Geisel as City Administrator. Read what happened and some of the public's comments. Pages 35-38

SUNDAY MORNING JOGGER FOUND DEAD ON CHESTERFIELD WALK PATH: Page 40

DON'T ORDER THE BABY BACK RIBS IF YOU GO TO THE NEW OZZIE SMITH'S ON OLIVE BLVD IN CHESTERFIELD: Pages 41 & 42

REPEAT OF SOLD OUT DEAN CHRISTOPHER SHOW AT NEW LOCATION: Better acoustics, but bad bar service. Also see Dean for free a week later at a place with good bar service. Pages 42 & 43

CARTOONS: Pages 43-47

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 226 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 171 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 225 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter
170

April 25, 2016 -- Last week we were overloaded on Town and Country News. This week the tide shifted and there is a lot of Chesterfield News, including some "Inside-Baseball" stuff on the first city council meeting after the elections. It might be too much detail unless you are well caffeinated. I'm sure some regular readers will skip over some of it, but there is still plenty of good stuff.

TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE OFFICER IS FORCED TO END CAREER DUE TO INJURIES AFTER BEING ASSAULTED AT CBC MIXER DANCE IN 2015: The newest Juvenile Court judge does not appear to want to certify the former 16-year-old suspect who is now of an adult age of 17, as an adult. Read the details. Pages 1 & 2

FOLLOW THE MONEY: See how much money the candidates in State Representative races are bringing in and spending. Also read about the political connection of some of the contributors and meet at least one candidate you probably did not know. Pages 3-11

SCANDAL PLAGUED CANDIDATE OUT OF OFFICE AND NOT RUNNING FOR ANYTHING, IS SPENDING MONEY FROM CAMPAIGN FUND ON ITEMS FOR HIS NON-EXISTENT OFFICE: Don Gosen was an amazing actor convincing a young Jefferson City woman that he was divorced as they began a sexual relationship. Now he appears to be spending campaign contributions for office supplies for an office for campaigns that don't exist. Pages 11-13


THE PARKWAY SIX: We added an update on some of the info on the case of six heavily armed Parkway High School students robbing young ladies at a West County apartment. Pages 13 & 14


WHY I WON'T BE SHOPPING AT THE LAFAYETTE CENTER IN MANCHESTER: I explain why I boycott buying certain products and will be boycotting a local shopping center. Pages 14-17

WEDNESDAY CITY COUNCIL MEETING GOES FROM SMILES WITH PUNCH AND COOKIES TO NASTY: We document how things started out sweetly and quickly went downhill in a hurry. The Interim city attorney finally gets fired and the council is split on the matter of how to hire a new city administrator. If you like inside city politics this is for you. If it bores you to tears then skip Pages 17-24.

CHESTERFIELD CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY FOR MARCH: Page 25

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read the crime and police reports from last week. Pages 26-28
 
RAT OF THE WEEK RETURNS TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME: The guy who stole the tip jar at the East Coast Pizza shop two weeks ago, came back. This time he was caught. Read about his background and pending charges. Pages 28 & 29


CHESTERFIELD WOMAN HAS A GALLERY OF MUG SHOTS AND THE CITY PROSECUTOR AS HER DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Once again the guy the city pays to prosecute criminals is defending them. A Chesterfield is woman racking up an impressive arrest record plus has the guy paid to protect residents from criminals defending her. Pages 29 & 30

MUG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Local man arrested for domestic violence but his mug shot shows he paid a price. Page 31

MEDIA WATCH: Town and Style magazine was lost again. Pages 31-33

MY OLD PERSON METER GETS PEGGED AGAIN: Am I the only person that knows movies and the stars based on Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter plays? Pages 34-36

RESTAURANT REVIEW: WE GO TO THE WEBER GRILL: Pages 36-39

THE NEW SMITTY'S UPDATE: The opening for the new Maplewood location moves to a slower track. Pages 39 & 40

MUSIC: Trio Monaco plus one can be a nice change of pace. Pages 40 & 41

CARTOONS: We feature a few signs of the times
and of the old times. Pages 41-43

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 225 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 170 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 224 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter
169

April 18, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. With all the contested elections in Chesterfield recently, the newsletters were heavy on Chesterfield news. This week it turns around with more news from Town and Country. But Chesterfield readers don't despair; there is still plenty of Chesterfield items. Among the stories in this edition:


TOWN AND COUNTRY POLLING PLACE OUT OF BALLOTS IN LAST HOUR OF VOTING: Most precincts in St. Louis County that ended up with ballot shortages ran out in the first hour of voting on Tuesday April 5. But in Town and Country at the Good Shepherd Church they ran out of ballots in the last hour. The loser in the election said she felt like a bit player in a comedy of errors. Pages 1-3

TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE STATS FOR MARCH AND THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2016. We also compare with YTD stats for 2016, 2015 and 2014. Pages 3 & 4

DEER VERSUS MOTOR VEHICLES: We look at where the deer-vehicle encounters were in March and for the year. Pages 4 & 5

IRS FRAUD CASES ARE DOWN
: Chesterfield is not taking actual fraud criminal reports this year. Town and Country's IRS frauds are dramatically down. Pages 5 & 6

TOWN AND COUNTRY ABOUT TO GIVE MORE MONEY TO RICH PEOPLE THROUGH BEAUTIFICATION GRANTS
. See what subdivisions get money in 2016 and what they are going to do with it. Pages 6-10


1938 STATELY MANSION DECLARED DANGEROUS. DEADBEAT OWNER CLAIMS HE CAN FIX IT UP IN FOUR MONTHS:
Read the testimony, see the photos and read why few if any believe that the owner will fix the place up. Pages 10-15

ALDERWOMAN FRAUTSCHI MAKES STATEMENTS THAT ARE NOT VERY TRUE CONCERNING MASON ROAD AND QUEENY PARK DEER. It pays to check things out. We learned this recently after a couple of statements at a Ward 2 residents meeting with Alderwoman Tiffany Frautschi. Pages 15-18

JUDGE DUEKER REVOKES NO-POINTS, NO-FINE PROBATION TO THREE-TIME CONVICTED DRUG DEALER FOR 99 MPH SPEEDING. HOWEVER THE JUDGE THEN PLACES THE SAME GUY ON A NO-FINE NO-POINTS PROBATION FOR DWI Apparently convicted drug dealers who violated their probation are excellent candidates for one probation term after another probation term from County Judge Joe Dueker even if his last probation sentence was violated. Pages 18-20


THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING! GOING TO ELECTRONIC RECYCLING? BE READY TO PAY FOR THOSE OLD TVs. Nobody is taking old TV sets for free at electronic recycling events anymore. Rear the prices being charged at various recycling events in West County. Page 21

WOMAN FROM GEORGIA WHO CAME TO ST. LOUIS JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS TO STEAL PURSES AND THEN PASS STOLEN CHECKS FOR THOUSANDS AT LOCAL BANKS GETS A SLAP ON THE WRIST. The Chesterfield Police did a good job arresting and convicting her. Then a liberal judge in Clayton, all but invited her back for a second try by giving her a No-Record probation term. Pages 22-24

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Catch up on the police calls and crimes handled by the Chesterfield PD last week. Pages 26-27

CHESTERFIELD CITY ATTORNEY UPDATE: Page 27

A SECOND SMITTY'S IS ABOUT TO OPEN, NO WHERE NEAR THE ORIGINAL: See where the popular bar and restaurant is opening a second location. Pages 27 & 28

ADULT BAR WITH PARTIALLY DRESSED WAITRESSES IN LEATHER GOES OUT OF BUSINESS. The NV Social Life bar and restaurant lasted almost four months before being shuttered at the end of March. Pages 28 & 29

MEDIA: WCEMS&FIRE ABOUT TO FIND OUT THAT NOT GIVING PUBLIC INFORMATION TO THE NEWS MEDIA CAN BACKFIRE: Read about the appearance of a conflict of interest with the Fire District's new Media and PR Director and how they have been jerks about a simple request for public information. Pages 29-31

CARTOONS: Page 31-35

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 224 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 169 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 223 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 16
8

April 12, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

MAID CONVICTED OF STEALING HEIRLOOM JEWELRY FROM TOWN AND COUNTRY FAMILY: The Glendale Police pretty much had this case solved before the family was aware they were victims. Read the details. Pages 1-2

THE LATEST ON THE PARKWAY SIX APARTMENT INVADERS: Yes the local high schoolers who can combine high school studies, in one case lacrosse, apparently marijuana sales and invasions of an apartment occupied by two young women while armed with AR-15 assault rifles and semi-automatic handguns are now all out on bond. Pages 2-5

THE SAFEST, THE BEST, THE MOST BORING AND THE HAPPIEST PLACES TO LIVE STATE-WIDE AND NATIONALLY ARE CHECKED OUT: Pages 5-8


WOMAN WITH FELONY RECORD KILLED IN CAR CRASH SPEEDING AWAY FROM RETAIL CENTER ON HIGHWAY 141. Read who, what her record was and where it happened. Pages 8 & 9

REAL ESTATE: We look at four planned new houses in Town and Country. Pages 9-13

MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY CHANGES PLANS FOR PROPERTY ON CONWAY ROAD FOR THIRD TIME. See the plans and what is being added. Also see what work is being done on campus to other athletic fields. Pages 13-16


BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE CONWAY ROAD FOR 3-MONTHS. Last week we showed you a map. This week we have a photo of where the road will be closed starting on May 2. Page 16

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read where the crimes and police calls were last week in Chesterfield. Pages 17 & 18

MAN WHO SHOT HIS WIFE AT HER CHESTERFIELD JOB GETS PROBATION: Read the details in the shooting case and what the motive was for shooting his wife. Pages 19-21

THE PROBLEM WITH NOW COVERING MONARCH FIRE BOARD MEETINGS: In the old days you had off-duty firefighters wearing their union jackets filling the room and making loud speeches about unfair conditions for some of the highest paid firefighters in Missouri. Now they seem to be home or out spending their money, but they are not at board meetings. Last week it was difficult finding a story, but don't worry we did. See what it was. Pages 22-24

POST ELECTION OBSERVATIONS: These all deal with Chesterfield. Page 25


NEW DEFINITION FOR DRIVE THRU DRY CLEANERS: Page 26


THE QUARRY UPDATE: Pages 27 & 28

OBITS: We don't often run obituaries, but the last two weeks have been exceptions. This week we wrote about two women of note. Pages 28-30

MUSIC: Pages 30 & 31

CARTOONS: Pages 31-37

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 223 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 168 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 222 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 167


April 6, 2016 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

ELECTION NEWS: BUTLER WINS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY, FULTS OUT IN CHESTERFIELD, FLACHSBART, MCGUINNESS, TILMAN AND LOGAN ALSO WINNERS IN CHESTERFIELD. Also voters assaulted at City Hall Poll, see the suspect. Pages 22-29


HEAVILY ARMED PARKWAY STUDENTS COMMIT ARMED INVASION OF WEST COUNTY APARTMENT
: Are they offering classes in semi-automatic weapons now at Parkway Schools? There is a new concern that school resource officers might be out gunned on Parkway campuses. Page 1-6

ALDERWOMAN LINDA RALLO'S CAMPAIGN TO RAISE CIGARETTE TAXES IS TAKING IN A LOT OF MONEY, FROM THE MAJOR BRAND CIGARETTE COMPANIES. MAYOR DALTON'S HARD WORK FOR OFF-BRAND CIGARETTE MAKERS IS HELPING SALES HERE AND RAISING CANCER RATES IN NEW YORK AS FEDS MAKE ARRESTS: Read why Linda Rallo's group is getting money from the makers of Winston and Salem to raise cigarette taxes. Also read how the feds have arrested more cigarette smugglers from New York coming to Missouri. Pages 6-9

THE DALTON AMBASSADORS ARE COMING: Nobody could answer I question I had. Page 9

CONWAY ROAD TO CLOSE FOR THREE MONTHS. See where and why. Pages 9 & 10

AS HER TERM FINALLY COMES TO AN END AMY ANDERSON MISSES ANOTHER MEETING. She is missing 20-percent of the meetings she told voters she would attend. Page 9


CITY WANTS TO CONDEMN TOWN AND COUNTRY HOUSE BUILT BEFORE GONE WITH THE WIND PREMIERED
. It doesn't look like Rhett Butler could save this place. Read where, who owns it, what's wrong with it, how much money they owe and what other properties they own. Pages 10-12

MAYOR NATION NAMES CO-CITY ADMINISTRATORS: Double your pleasure and double your fun. Pages 13 & 14

MEETING TO GET ORDINANCE IN ALIGNMENT WITH STATE LAW GETS CONTENTIOUS
: Pages 14 & 15

COUNCILMAN ELLIOT GRISSOM REFUSED TO DO THE RIGHT THING TO THE BITTER END: The guy moved out of town and refused to resign. Page 15

LOSER IN MAYOR'S RACE HAS A CARTOON ATTACKING MAYOR NATION AND JANE CUNNINGHAM: Mean spirited and off-base cartoon did have good drawings. Pages 16 & 17

KID FROM CLARKSON VALLEY AND CBC GRAD ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE FELONIES IN COLUMBIA. See who, when and what the charges were. Page 17

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Checkout last week's crimes and police calls. Pages 18-20

CANDIDATE CLAIMING EXCESSIVE SIGN THEFTS: Page 20

ONLY PERFECT SAT SCORES IN ST. LOUIS AREA CAME FROM A CHESTERFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL KID: Read who and what school. Pages 20 and 2

ALL ETHICS COMMISSION COMPLAINTS DISMISSED WHEN GOV. NIXON FORGETS TO APPOINT REPLACEMENT COMMISSIONS MEMBERS. The complaints against Connie Fults will be re-filed as soon as new commission members are approved by the State Senate. Pages 21 & 22

THE ANITA SATURDAY AFTERNOON SHOW HAS MOVED NORTH: Anita Rosamond has the same fun as she used to provide at Smitty's it is just a little further north. Pages 29 & 30

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Three Kings is missing some royalty. It seems to be popular at night, but I don't think the menu is the reason. Pages 30-33

BUSINESS
: The old Applebees' building on Manchester Road at Barrett Station Road has a new tenant. Just don't go there hungry. Pages 33

CARTOONS
: 33-37

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 222 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 167 COMBINED EDITION
Drunks and Thieves Special Editions
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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
 
Other Downloads
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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
Don Gosen Sex Scandal, February 18, 2016
White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, February 12, 2016
White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Management Program, February 12, 2016
Missouri Ethics Commission action against Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County, February 8, 2016
Westminster Lawsuit, Respondent's Answer, December 14, 2015
Westminster Lawsuit, Return to Writ of Certiorari, November 30, 2015
Chesterfield/Mayor Bob Nation, Order To Show Cause, October 19, 2015
Principia Lawsuit, October 16, 2015:
Part One
Part Two
Westminster Lawsuit, October 14, 2015
Chesterfield Resolution of Censure of Mayor Bob Nation, October, 2015
Chesterfield Investigation of Mayor by Special Counsel Kevin O'Keefe, September 9, 2015
Ronald Lee Roberts sentencing recommendation, fraud case, filed January 15, 2015
Shannon Woolsey lawsuit, sexual harassment, Town & Country Police Department, 2013

 
Gangs Of Town and Country

Gangs of Town and Country, Updated 3-20-16.
 
Our Favorite Police Reports
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

Dan McLaughlin

DWI, No Proof of Insurance, Leaving Scene of Accident, 9-25-11

DWI, 8-16-10 (Saturated pants.)

Richard Rognan

Patronizing Prostitution, 8-8-13

Scott Rosenblum

DWI, 4-29-14

Accident, 4-29-14

 
Restaurant Reviews
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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


Winfield's Gathering Place
1-19-15


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