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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 355 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 300

November 11, 2018 -- 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 ALMOST DESTROYS ICONIC TOWN AND COUNTRY BUILDING ON CLAYTON ROAD: Man who was drunk, on the phone and in a mid-life crisis having to have a muscle car as he closes in on his 65th birthday, almost destroyed a building near the east city limits. Pages 14-18

DEER: TOWN AND COUNTRY HAS LESS MONEY FOR LETHAL DEER CULLING IN 2019. DALTON CONTINUES TO JUGGLE FUNDS TO APPEAR THAT HE HAS A BALANCED GENERAL FUND BUDGET. HE DOESN’T! Deer Management is back in the Road Fund. New roads for Bambi? Pages 1 & 2



TOWN AND COUNTRY DEER VS. VEHICLES IN OCTOBER AS THE RUT SEASON BEGINS: Pages 2-4



CHESTERFIELD DEER-VEHICLE CRASH COUNT IS UP IN OCTOBER:
Read where and when. Pages 4-7



ATTEMPT TO SELL PRESERVATION PARK PUT ON HOLD: The City has a contract with CBC High School leasing them the tennis court property through 2042. However the city could have gotten out of the contract earlier in 2018 and maybe within a year. But currently the plans to sell Preservation Park are off. Pages 7-9



2019 TOWN SQUARE COSTS ARE HIDDEN IN THE PARKS BUDGET, EVEN THOUGH IT ISN’T A PARK:
Pages 9 & 10



PARKS COMMISSION MEMBERS WANT TO TORMENT DOGS TWICE A YEAR INSTEAD OF JUST ONCE: Page 10

THE PRINCIPIA PRESENTATION: Much ado about nothing. Pages 10-12



WE LOOK AT MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE ONE-CAR INTO A UTILITY POLE CRASH THAT CLOSED PART OF CLAYTON ROAD:
Pages 12-14

MASON ROAD EXTRA WIDE SIDEWALK PROJECT SHUT DOWN FOR A MONTH NOW LEAVING DANGEROUS OPEN TRENCHES: Pages 18 & 19

WARD 2 ALDERWOMEN KEPT OUT OF MEETING ABOUT PROJECT IN THEIR WARD: Read what it was about and who didn’t want them to attend. Pages 19-21

ANOTHER MASON ROAD ACCIDENT IN A FAMILIAR SPOT: Page 21

11:45 IN MORNING DRUNK DRIVER DRIVES OFF ROAD AND INTO OFFICE BUILDING: Drunk driving is getting worse and worse thanks to prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer and Judge Rick Brunk whom the City Council refuses to replace. Pages 22 & 23



CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what, who, where and when made the blotter this week. We included an extra on four people in a stolen car from Columbia, MO who came to the Premium Outlet Mall in Chesterfield to steal. Pages 24-29

CHESTERFIELD WOMAN WITH PRIOR DWIs IN TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD IS ARRESTED BY COUNTY POLICE FOR FELONY DWI: See who and read where she lives. Pages 29 & 30

EX-CON DRUNK DRIVER PASSED OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY BEHIND WHEEL AT TRADER JOE’S: Pages 31 & 32

CHESTERFIELD POLICE ARREST SON FOR STEALING FROM MOM’S BANK ACCOUNT: Read who was stealing from his Mom and his arrest record. Pages 32 & 33

RECENT ARRESTS OF SUSPECTS FROM SNOBURBIA: Pages 34-38

CREVE COEUR MAN STEALS OVER $25,000 FROM HIS GRANDMOTHER THEN INJURES HER TO SHOW HER WHO IS BOSS: Pages 34 & 35

19-YEAR-OLD LADUE RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AND THEFT OF A GUN FROM A CAR IN WILDWOOD: Pages 35-37

WITH AN ADDRESS IN LADUE AND ONE IN ST. LOUIS, CHRISTOPHER FLAGG JANSON IS CHARGED WITH FELONY STEALING: Pages 37 & 38

CHESTERFIELD MAN LIVING ACROSS THE STREET FROM PARKWAY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CHARGED WITH DEVIANT SEX ACTS ON A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL: See who it is and where he lives. Pages 38-40

WASTE OF A LIFE: Read how a 10-year-old boy in out-state Missouri died recently. Page 40

THE ELECTIONS:

HOW THE CLAIRE MCCASKILL LOSS WILL AFFECT MY TOUR FOR OUT OF TOWNERS: Page 40 & 41

ANN WAGNER: Some candidates hold election watch parties in hotel ballrooms. Ann has her parties at local bars that feature cold beer and good, but cheap food. Pages 42

GAS TAX AND THE MAYOR: Technical ethics violations don’t bother Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation. He shares them. Page 43



CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL FINALLY RIGHTS A WRONG: Read what they did to help a business fairly compete. Pages 44 & 45

ART: TOWN AND COUNTRY VS. CHESTERFIELD: Pages 47-50

COMMENT ON A COMMENT: A local reader made a comment on the comment made by a reader from Dublin concerning the local municipal courts. Page 51

HALLOWEEN 2018: Page 51

CARTOONS: Pages 52- 57


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 354 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 299

November 4, 2018 -- 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:



CAR OVERTURNS ON DANGEROUS CURVE. DRIVER IS TRAPPED, DRIVER IS CITED, DRIVER DOESN’T HAVE INSURANCE AND POLICE DON’T WRITE A REPORT: Police officer and supervisor don’t follow Town and Country policy involving a rollover one car crash on Mason Road. See photos and read what did and didn’t happen. Pages 1-5

TOWN AND COUNTRY THIRD QUARTER CRIME REPORT: Check the numbers. Home burglaries and car thefts are up. Pages 6-10



WORK STOPPED ON MASON ROAD SIDEWALK PROJECT:
How did this city project start without all the required permits? Pages 10 & 11



THE PARTY WAS PAID FOR BY RESIDENTS OF TOWN AND COUNTRY BUT THEY COULD NOT ATTEND:
It was held on city property and paid for with city money but city residents were not welcome nor were Alderpersons as most were unaware the event was being held. Pages 12-16



NEW RESTAURANT COMING TO TOWN AND COUNTRY:
Read what restaurant and where. Pages 16 & 17

CHESTERFIELD MAN CHARGED WITH TOWN AND COUNTRY BURGLARY. HE IS IN THE RUNNING FOR THE OCTOBER STUPID CRIMINAL AWARD: Read how this is not the suspect’s first time in the Criminal Justice system and how he helped get himself arrested. Page 18

CITY OF TOWN AND COUNTRY NEEDS AN AUDITOR TO MAKE SURE BRINKMAN DEVELOPMENT IS USING ALL THE MONEY GIVEN THEM FOR TOWN SQUARE: See how much the city has paid out in change orders to contractor over 10 months. Then tell us why the use of this money should not face an audit. Pages 18 & 19

FOLLOW UP: RED LIGHT RUNNER CRASHES INTO THE SIDE OF SCHOOL BUS: Three witnesses reported the car’s driver ran red light and hit school bus in front of Chesterfield Elementary School. But 14 days after the crash the police cannot tell me if a citation was issued. Pages 20-22



ANOTHER DRUNKEN ASSAULT AT HARPO’S: We routinely report about incidents at this bar. We would report about similar incidents at other bars in Chesterfield, but they don’t happen. The city and the police department refuse to take a proactive stance with Harpo’s. Read the latest. Pages 22 & 23

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Who, what, when and where in the battle of cops and crooks. Pages 24-28



REAL ESTATE: SAY GOODBYE TO A CHESTERFIELD MID-CENTURY MODERN:
Pages 28-31



HOSPITAL CAR CRASH:
Page 31

LETTER TO EDITOR: Just when you think readership is going down a reader from 3,910 miles away sends a note. Page 32

FREE ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDING CHRISTMAS BASH: Pages 32 & 33

HOW ABOUT YOU? DO YOU LIKE GOOD BOOKS OR JUDY HOLIDAY’S GOOD LOOKS OR NEW YORK IN JUNE OR A GERSHWIN TUNE: Let’s go back 60 years Pages 33 & 34

Click HERE for a segment from the Rosemary Clooney Show with Rosemary and the Hi-Los.

CARTOONS: Pages 34-40



Drunks and Thieves 2018: Part 6

November 1, 2018 -- This edition of Drunks and Thieves deals with almost all drunks, meaning we have all Town and Country Police cases.

CITIZEN REPORTS DRUNK DRIVER ON I-64 RESULTING IN FELONY DWI ARREST: A motorist concerned about a drunk driver on I-64 called 9-1-1 and then followed him until the police could stop him. It was a chronic drunk driver. Pages 1 & 2


DRUGGED DRIVER WITH NO RIGHT FRONT TIRE DRIVING 65 MPH ON 1-270: It was another Good Samaritan who had followed a female drugged driver down Olive Boulevard and then south on I-270 until a Town and Country Police Officer could arrive. Pages 2-5

CHRISTMAS EVE DRUNK DRIVER SHOOTS VIDEO OF ARRESTING OFFICER THEN REFUSED TO TAKE BREATH TEST: Pages 5-7

VERY DRUNK WOMAN WHO HAD STOLEN A TRUCK WITH GUNS INSIDE PULLED INTO A DRIVEWAY ON WHEATFIELD FARMS ROAD AND TRIED TO SELL HOMEOWNER THE GUNS AND ASKED FOR HIM TO CALL HER CAB BECAUSE SHE IS TOO DRUNK TO DRIVE: We ran this story in a regular newsletter back on July 8. It is worth a retelling. Pages 7-10

ALMOST 3 TIMES OVER THE LIMIT BALLWIN DRUNK DRIVER COMING HOME FROM A CASINO ALMOST CASHING OUT AGAINST A HIGHWAY WALL: Thanksgiving morning brought danger. Pages 10-12

DRUNK DRIVER CAN’T DRIVE STRAIGHT WHEN PASSING A POLICE OFFICER: If they just wouldn’t drive like a drunk in front of a cop. Pages 12 & 13

SPEEDER WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY GETS HAMMERED: It’s not just the North County Municipal Courts that need fixing. Pages 13 & 14

DRUNK DRIVER ALMOST HITS POLICE CAR: This is not getting that unusual. Pages 14-16

TWO BAR DISTURBANCES RESULTS IN TWO DWI ARRESTS OF SAME MAN IN TWO WEEKS / DRUNK GIVEN RIDE HOME BY POLICE FROM PARKED CAR BEHIND BAR, ONLY TO RETURN TO GET CAR / THE SECOND ARREST: THE SECOND VERSE IS SAME AS THE FIRST, JUST AT A DIFFERENT BAR: Pages 16-20


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 353 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 298

October 28, 2018 -- 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 PROSECUTOR AND COUNTY JUDGE RULE THAT 31-MILES-PER-HOUR OVER THE LIMIT IS MERELY A PARKING VIOLATION: The driver in a brand new Mustang gets a pass for doing 91 MPH. The message sent to the police and public is why bother trying to make highways safe. Pages 1 & 2





MUNICIPAL COURT CONVICTIONS ARE VANISHING FROM PUBLIC COMPUTER RECORD SYSTEMS: We stumbled across this problem as we routinely check past offenders placed on probation to see if they have been arrested again. This was during a check of Town and Country cases as Chesterfield never computerized their cases. At first we were told there had been a mistake. We sent a few more examples and did not hear back. Pages 2-8

MORE ON DRUNK DRIVER HITTING POLICE CAR ON I-64: We reported the arrest last week. This week we have the diagram of the crash scene and information from the crash report. Pages 8 & 9

COUNTY BOUNDARY COMMISSION HEARS PRESENTATION FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY PROPOSAL: The city just forgot to tell anyone when it was occurring. Pages 9-14

ALDERPERSONS TAKE AN ABOUT FACE FROM LAST MEETING AND TURN INTO LIARS BY VOTING TO GIVE MORE MONEY TO BRINKMAN FOR LANDSCAPING AT TOWN SQUARE, SOMETHING THEY PROMISED WOULD NOT HAPPEN: Read about this and other Town Square news including an updated chart on Town Square spending. Pages 14-20

LAWYER BILLS FOR SEPTEMBER: Read how much Town and Country paid in lawyer bills and how much was hidden under the label of “Miscellaneous.” Page 20 & 21

CAR TAKES OUT UTILITY POLE ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON CLOSING PART OF CLAYTON RD: See the photos. Page 21

MAYOR NATION USES CITY EMAIL AND STORAGE SPACE TO SUPPORT STATE WIDE BALLOT ISSUE: It does appear to be a very small but questionable ethics issue. Read the details. Pages 21-23












SEE WHAT $7000 IN SHOPLIFTED CLOTHES LOOKS LIKE:
And meet the two repeat women shoplifters. Pages 23-27




169-UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX PLANNED FOR WILDHOURSE CREEK ROAD AND OLD CHESTERFIELD ROAD: Pages 27 & 28

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT NEXT TO HOMEWOOD SUITES HOTEL PROPOSED FOR CHESTERFIELD PARKWAY AT HILLTOP VILLAGE: Pages 28-30

CAR CRASHES INTO SCHOOL BUS AT GRADE SCHOOL: Page 30

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the cops had to deal with last week. Pages 30-34



A TRIO OF SHOPLIFTERS WERE ARRESTED AFTER A SHORT CAR CHASE FOR STEALING A SHOPPING CART FULL OF ELECTRONICS FROM WALMART: For one of the suspects it was his fourth felony stealing arrest in 2018. He had served two prison sentences for burglary and thefts. Read the details and see the suspects. Pages 34-36

IT’S THE OLD FALL OUT OF THE WHEELCHAIR DIVERSION TRICK! At least that might be how Agent 86 Maxwell Smart might say it. Page 37

HIGHWAY PATROL MAKES TWO ARRESTS OF INTEREST: Pages 37 & 38

EVERYTHING IS UP TO DATE IN CHESTERFIELD CITY OR IS IT? Page 38

SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR: The recent bad news about retired Justice O’Connor brought back memories of me and my wife spending time in her backyard. Pages 38 & 39

RADIO DAYS: An obit of a former overnight radio show host caused me to remember a number of people that used to keep me company in police cars. Pages 40-42

THE GREAT MUFFIN BITE OFF PLUS THE BIG HONEYCRISP SALE: Page 43

MUSIC: Get out and have a laugh. Page 44

HALLOWEEN FUN; TRICK OR TREAT AND MAKE MINE A GIN AND TONIC: Pages 44 & 45

CARTOONS: 45-51

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 352 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 297

October 21, 2018 -- 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:

BY THE NUMBERS: TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD POLICE SERVICE AND CRIME STATS: Read what crimes have been happening and if there are more or less from last year. Pages 1-4



WE DIG UP SOME MORE COSTS ON THE TOWN SQUARE PROJECT: Read what the legal bills have been for the last 20 months concerning the Town Square. Pages 4 & 5

CURRENT TOTAL TOWN SQUARE COSTS, PLUS SOME OTHER QUESTIONS: Pages 5-9


FIRE CHIEF ANNOUNCES FIREFIGHTERS WITH CANDY ON HALLOWEN THEN POLICE & FIRE COMMISSIONER ASKS ABOUT HALLOWEEN SANTA! Pages 9 & 10

FIRE DISTRICT SEES THE LIGHT AND REDUCES EQUIPMENT RESPONSE TO NURSING HOMES WITH MEDICAL STAFFS: Page 10



PGA V: This our fifth report on the PGA 100th Championship Golf Tournament held in Town and Country in August. Pages 11 & 12

 
LEGAL BILL: See the August legal bill to the city from the law firm of Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe. Page 12

SERIAL DRUNK DRIVER MEETS PATROL CAR 8308: Pages 12 & 13

THE CASE OF THE HABITUAL ILLEGAL PARKER: Page 13

TOWN AND COUNTRY SEPTEMBER DEER REPORT: Pages 14 & 15

ANOTHER DRUNKEN HOLIDAY ASSAULT AT HARPO’S: This is a dangerous place to go to. We continue to document case after case where drunk patrons are creating unsafe conditions at the local bar and the city is doing almost nothing about it. Pages 16 & 17

CITY PROSECUTOR FEELS HAVING A PARTY FOR 150 TEENAGERS WITH BOOZE ONLY DESERVES A “LITTERING” CHARGE. OMG! At first the police department was going to withhold the facts about the incident. Read what happened. Pages 17-19

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See where, what and by whom with last week’s police calls. Pages 19-22



RESIDENCE INN NEXT TO TOP GOLF RETURNS WITH A NEW LOOK. IT STILL ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH FOR SOME ON THE COUNCIL: Pages 22-24

DOES THE OWNER OF A BUILDING HAVE THE RIGHT TO PICK A LOW KEY COLOR TO PAINT THE STRUCTURE? Apparently not in Chesterfield. Pages 24-27


 CHESTERFIELD POLICE SWITCHING TO EASIER TO SHOOT PISTOLS: Pages 27 & 28

MAYOR NATION ANNOUNCES HIS SUPPORT FOR MISSOURI GASOLINE TAX INCREASE: Pages 28 & 29

THE FIRST NIGHT OF
ELECTRIC MOTORIZED SCOOTER FOR HANDICAPPED RESULTED IN LITTLE WEAR: The first city council meeting where an electric scooter was available from handicapped parking to the front doors got no takers. Page 29

TWO BROTHERS FROM LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL GOT AWARDS BEFORE CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Their resumes are extremely impressive for anyone let alone teenagers. Pages 30 & 31

POST-DISPATCH REPORTER MOVED CHESTERFIELD MALL TO TOWN AND COUNTRY! Oh for the days before they laid off all the editors. Pages 31 & 32

FRAUD ALERT: Read the attempts I received from far, far away. Pages 32 & 33

FROM THE SKETCH BOOK: See two quick sketches and a watercolor done on a trip to Italy with a number of East Coast artists, by my wife whose work is never good enough for a show at the Longview Farmhouse but brings home the cookies. Pages 33-35

FLOWER BARREL SONG: At first it was a song of Trouble and Woe. Read why the flowers now have security chains. Page 35

CARTOONS: Pages 36-46


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 351 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 296

October 14, 2018 -- 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:



12 RESIDENTS EQUAL THE BIGGEST CROWD SO FAR AT A COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING MEETING: See how much we are paying for very little in return. Pages 1-4



A TOWN AND COUNTRY CONNECTION TO MEDICARE FRAUD: Read the connection of T&C residents and big houses. Page 5-10



EVERYBODY LOVES A PARADE: See photos of the 2018 Town and Country Parade and a few smart ass comments. Pages 10-22



CITY AND ALDERMAN FRED MEYLAND-SMITH HID $100,000 FROM OTHER ALDERPERSONS AND THE PUBLIC: Mayor Dalton congratulated Meyland-Smith and claims he was getting sick by questions, but he did not throw up. Pages 22-25



ALDERPERSONS VOTE TO CONTINUE CHANGE ORDER BILL AND NOT GIVE BRINKMAN CONTRACTORS AN EXTRA $92,349 OVER THE CONTRACT AMOUNT: The extra money included was to do work on private property that does not border the Town Square and on property owned by Brinkman Development. Read a lively debate. Pages 25-30



CHESTERFIELD SEPTEMBER DEER REPORT: We normally have the Town and Country and Chesterfield Deer reports together, but the Town and Country report is delayed. Here is the number of and the locations of deer hit by vehicles in Chesterfield. Pages 30-32

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER AND MORE: Read what the police were up to last week plus we look at more details in two cases. Pages 32-37

CHESTERFIELD POLICE ARREST WOMAN FOR THIRD DWI, BUT COUNTY JUDGE SENDS HER TO SPECIAL PROGRAM AND SHE AVOIDS THIRD CONVICTION: Read the details about the St. Charles woman arrested for DWI three times in St. Louis County. Pages 37-39

DISTRACTED DRIVING BY CHESTERFIELD MOM SENDS MOM AND TWO CHILDREN TO HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH: Read the details and see who the mom is. Page 40

TWO MORE CHESTERFIELD RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN CRASHES HANDLED BY THE HIGHWAY PATROL: Read who and if they were at fault. Page 41

MAN CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING AT PREMIUM OUTLETS MALL, PLEADS GUILTY TO REDUCED CHARGES AND THEN GOES ON ARMED ROBBERY SPREE! Pages 42-44

NO TAX DEDUCTION FOR THIS DONATION BUT IT WAS WORTH IT: Pages 44 & 45

SECURITY AGENT KEEPS EYE OUT FOR TROUBLE FROM BEHIND: Page 45

YOUR TAX DOLLARS PAY THESE MUSICIANS: Read who and where you can go to hear them for free. Page 46

CARTOONS: Pages 46-51


Ex-Alderman Newsletter 350 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 295

October 7, 2018 -- 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:



WOODS MILL CENTER TENANTS LEAVING AFTER GERSHMAN PROPERTIES REFUSE TO RENEW LEASES: The property has been or will be sold if a proposal for wrecking ball and new multi use facility of condos, offices and retail center is approved. Pages 1-5

TENNIS COURT REPAIRS DONE (SORT OF):
It is now safe to play on the tennis courts at Preservation Park for the first time in a number of years. Pages 5-7

HIS HIGHNESS’ NEW CASTLE: Mayor/Cigarette Lobbyist/Stealer of a Widow’s Property Jon Dalton is now officially providing voters with an actual address in Town and Country. Pages 7 & 8

CITY OF TOWN AND COUNTRY IS SHRINKING: See where. Page 8



ONE DOWN AND ONE TO GO: One of the two adults, drag racing in excess of 110 MPH on a summer evening down Lindbergh Blvd in Frontenac who killed a grandmother was convicted after a jury trial. Now, just one more to go. Pages 9 & 10



TOWN SQUARE:
A note from a reader and some new photos. Pages 10 & 11



GONE:
An elementary school on Clayton Road built in 1936 and stood for 82 years was gone in two days. Pages 11-13

SAKS PROPERTIES SUBMITS EARLY PROPOSAL FOR “DOWNTOWN CHESTERFIELD” PROJECT: Pages 13-17

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read where the calls were, the types of crimes and who was arrested last week. Pages 17-25. 


A PERSISTENT CRIMINAL: Read about the woman arrested three times in one day last week. Pages 25 & 26

POLICE BLOTTER FOLLOW UPS: Updates include a drunk driver causing a crash at 8:52 AM, a drunk driver slumped at the wheel in the 7 PM hour, and a woman cited for leaving her dog in the car on an 84 degree day. Pages 27-29

CHESTERFIELD WOMAN ARRESTED BY HIGHWAY PATROL ON A WARRANT AFTER SHE FLED A ST. PETERS WALMART IN A STOLEN CAR IN JULY: Read from the court files the details and how she lied to the police. See a photo of her and her house in 63017 land. Pages 29-31

19-YEAR-OLD BALLWIN MAN OUT ON BAIL FOR BURGLARY OF PARKWAY WEST HIGH SCHOOL IS KILLED IN ONE CAR ACCIDENT IN CAR DRIVEN BY ANOTHER 19-YEAR-OLD FROM BALLWIN: Read who, what and where. Pages 31-33

READ THE DETAILS ON SEX BETWEEN ROCKWOOD SCHOOLS EMPLOYEE AND STUDENTS: The St. Charles County charging document includes information about sexual encounters inside Rockwood school buildings. Pages 33 & 34

DRIVER WITHOUT A DRIVERS’ LICENSE FOR 17 YEARS CAUSES WRECK ON CLARKSON ROAD AT BAXTER: Pages 34 & 35

CHESTERFIELD CAR BREAK-INS IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS: Read the long list of where they were. Page 36

CHESTERFIELD PROSECUTOR IS TWO-FACED WHEN TALKING ABOUT DIVERSION PROGRAMS: Pages 36-38

THE CHESTERFIELD DEER SITUTATION: The Health and Public Safety Committee talked about deer. Pages 38 & 39

GOLF CARTS: Police Chief Ray Johnson told the committee that it was illegal to drive golf carts on public streets if they are not licensed motor vehicles by Missouri. He admitted the police have never written a citation to someone driving a golf cart. Tom DeCampi then mentioned the mayor was delivering campaign signs in a golf cart. Pages 39 & 40

CARTOONS: Yes there was a theme among editorial cartoonists last week. Pages 40-45



John's 1980 Interview With Bob Costas

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.


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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
 
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

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

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
Doorack Scandal:
Special Report


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
Chesterfield Looses Sales Tax Lawsuit

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Click here to download the entire judgment.
Deer Reports

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
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.
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 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 fist.)

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
Town Square

Town Square Costs, August 17, 2018

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 September 19, 2018.
 

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


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


The Slider House, 8-27-17


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


Phils_BBQ, 6-8-17


Das Bevo (The Bevo Mill), 6-2-17


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


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


BrickTop'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


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