Week in Review: Council Tables Metal Detecting Bill, New Upscale Restaurant Hiring and More

We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured on O'Fallon Patch from last week.

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In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the O'Fallon Patch from the last few days.

  • A metal detecting ordinance recently approved by O’Fallon City Council is now being reconsidered. The previous ordinance, approved on April 11, called for new regulations regarding the use of recreational metal detectors in the city's parks, including restricted areas and a requirement to turn over their finds to the city. Hobbyist metal detectors expressed disagreement with the new O'Fallon law onO’Fallon Patch and to their council members.

  • A St. Charles County woman is accused of choking her daughter and banging her head against the floor on Friday. Denise Myers, 42, of the first block of Cottonwood Drive in St. Charles County near O’Fallon, was charged Monday with third-degree domestic assault.

New Upscale Restaurant in O'Fallon Now Hiring

  • Eleven 65, a new upscale restaurant that will likely open in May, is now hiring. The restaurant's owner, David Sparks, said they have already hired a head chef and bar manager. The restaurant's management is now interviewing for prep and line cooks, sous chefs, servers and bussers. 

  • An O’Fallon man was sentenced to five years in prison for breaking into a home in his neighborhood and attempting to molest a 13-year-old girl. Pedro Chavez, 24, of the 200 block of Casalon Drive in O’Fallon, was sentenced by St. Charles County Circuit Court Judge Dan Pelikan April 16 to five years in prison for first-degree burglary and four years for attempted child molestation. The sentences run concurrently.

  • Twenty-four people graduated from the O'Fallon Citizen Police Academy (CPA) on April 16. The academy was created to foster good relations between the O'Fallon Police Department and the community of O'Fallon. Graduates of the six-week CPA get a first-hand experience with policing.


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