Police

Fri
01
Aug

Man with history of violence charged in shooting death of Mendota Heights officer


Mendota Heights Police Chief Mike Aschenbrener speaks fondly of the last time he spoke to Officer Scott Patrick, who was killed in the line of duty July 30. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Mendota Heights Police Chief Mike Aschenbrener address members of the media Friday, Aug. 1, at a press conference related to murder charges against Brian George Fitch Sr. in the shooting death of Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick. His funeral will be Wednesday. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom and Ramsey County Attorney John Choi hosted a joint press conference Friday, Aug. 1, related to murder charges against Brian George Fitch Sr., following the fatal shooting of Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick, 47. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Officer Scott Patrick

Brian George Fitch, Sr.

West St. Paul police investigate Scott Patrick's murder
The West St. Paul Police Department has spent uncounted hours of overtime investigating the murder of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, who was killed July 30 during a routine traffic stop on Dodd Road near Smith Avenue in West St. Paul.

Thu
31
Jul

Community mourns slain Mendota Heights officer


Officer Scott Patrick

Brian George Fitch, Sr.

Hundreds of people gathered on Dodd Road near Smith Avenue in West St. Paul on Wednesday night, near where Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was gunned down. Candles, flowers and signs piled up in his honor. (Submitted photos)

Hundreds of people gathered on Dodd Road near Smith Avenue in West St. Paul on Wednesday night, near where Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was gunned down. Candles, flowers and signs piled up in his honor. (Submitted photos)

The flag at the Holiday station store on Dodd Road was at half-staff, shortly after Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was fatally shot nearby July 30. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

The flag at the Holiday station store on Dodd Road was at half-staff, shortly after Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was fatally shot nearby July 30. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Investigators inspected the area around Scott Patrick's vehicle, which was left with the driver's side door open. The Mendota Heights officer was fatally shot during a routine traffic stop. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

The driver's side door was left open on the squad car of Scott Patrick, a Mendota Heights officer who was shot and killed July 30 during a routine traffic stop. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Suspect arrested, injured in police shootout
The flag at the Holiday station in West St. Paul was at half-staff Wednesday, hours after a Mendota Heights police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in front of the Dodd Road gas station where cops from both cities departments routinely grab coffee.

Wed
30
Jul

Longtime Mendota Heights officer fatally shot in West St. Paul


Brian George Fitch, Sr.

photos from the scene by Kaitlyn Roby/Review

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Search for suspect continues
The flag at the Holiday Stationstore in West St. Paul was at half-mast Wednesday, hours after a Mendota Heights police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in front of the Dodd Road gas station where cops from both cities departments routinely grab coffee.

Sun
27
Jul

Jedi mind tricks apparently don’t work on local police

South-West Review police reports published July 27, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Sun
20
Jul

Does Monday deadline mean Sunday chicken dinner?

South-West Review police reports published July 20, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Mon
14
Jul

Man ditching drugs tosses them to West St. Paul officer

Cop catches meth in the face
A St. Paul man trying to ditch his drugs apparently didn't keep track of the West St. Paul officers who stopped the car he and three companions were riding in.

Sun
13
Jul

Man blows up over size of burger bun in West St. Paul

South-West Review police reports published July 13, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Fri
11
Jul

Man ditching drugs throws bag of meth at West St. Paul cop

Complaint: Suspect didn't notice officer behind him
A St. Paul man trying to ditch his drugs apparently didn't keep track of the West St. Paul officers who had pulled him and three other adults over. He tossed a bag of meth, hitting the officer behind him, according to court document filed in Dakota County District Court July 11.

Sun
06
Jul

What does the fox say? West St. Paul officer still can’t tell you

South-West Review police reports published July 6, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

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