Sheriff Donellon is the most USELESS Sheriff the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department has EVER had!
I live in Cottrellville Township -- the ONE local township where the stupid supervisor named Tom Raymond has FAILED to sign a civil law enforcement contract with ANY local authority.
I used the Freedom of Information Act to learn that during the 4 year 10 month era of Tom Raymond as supervisor, he has only taken 2 (yes, TWO) cases to court for ANY reason -- even though there have been literally (not practically, but LITERALLY) HUNDREDS of Official Ordinance Violations written up, followed by Official 10-Day Warnings that were completely ignored by the people violating the law.
The reason why those people ignore the warnings is because of Tom Raymond's reputation for failing to enforce the law.
(Now you know one of the reasons why Tom Raymond was recalled as supervisor)
When I contacted an attorney to tell him about this, I was told there is no doubt Tom Raymond is guilty of "Nonfeasance," which means "Legal Neglect."
I was told that Sheriff Tim Donnellon needs to acknowledge this obvious Legal Neglect, and then use the Mandamus Act to enforce the civil law in Cottrellville Township -- even though no form of financial contract has been signed between Cottrellville Township and the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department.
I was told that St. Clair County Sheriff's Department has this legal duty because they supervise the citizens of St. Clair County and cannot allow people to go without civil law enforcement when elected officials in Cottrellville Township do not do their job. I was specifically told that this is what the concept of the Mandamus Act is all about (which I have now had confirmed multiple times by different attorneys).
I have attempted to contact Sheriff Donnellon four times over the last year. NONE of my calls were turned.
I was also LIED TO by Sgt. Corie Stringer nearly three months ago!
Sgt. Stringer was trying to get rid of me on the phone, so he said "We are currently investigating the matter."
When I asked to speak to his supervisor, he transferred me to Captain Ron Muxlow. When I asked Captain Muxlow about this, he said "I'm not aware of any such investigation currently taking place."
Captain Muxlow then said that he was ordering Lieutenant Matt Pollus to return my call in order to deal with the matter. Nearly three months have passed, and I still have NOT heard back from Lieutenant Matt Pollus!
After one month had passed, I called Captain Muxlow back. Captain Muxlow was in a meeting, but he seemed upset that Lietenant Matt Pollus was such a disgrace and such a poor representative of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department. Captain Muxlow gave me the direct phone number of Lieutenant Matt Pollus.
Over the next three weeks, I left three messages on the answering machine of Lietenant Matt Pollus. None of my messages were ever returned. Since then it has been nearly three MONTHS, but my calls have still NOT been returned!!!
It is AMAZING how Sheriff Donnellon finds ways to attend parades during this election year.
And it is AMAZING how Sheriff Donnellon finds ways to host fundraising events for himself during this election year.
Yet Sheriff Donellon and the staff he supervises CHOOSE not to do their job by simply taking 5 minutes to return a phone call!!!
Please, vote NO for SherifF Tim Donnellon!