Police

Fri
12
Sep

Grand jury combines charges against Fitch in murder of Mendota Heights cop, shootout


Brian Fitch

Scott Patrick was shot and killed July 30 during what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop.

The man initially charged in two counties in connection with the July 30 murder of Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick and the shootout with police after a massive manhunt has been indicted by a multi-county grand jury.

Sun
07
Sep

Church’s goal to ‘love thy neighbor’ taken too literally in SSP

South-West Review police reports published Sept. 7, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Wed
27
Aug

Next time, think of your car as a glass showcase for thieves

Plus: Dude! Way to talk yourself into jail! 
South-West Review police reports published Aug. 24, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

 

Wed
27
Aug

Trio charged in South St. Paul drive-by shooting


Desean Thomas

Breanna Harris

Charges: Victim shot in hip over rental car
A 51-year-old man was shot in the hip in South St. Paul while trying to take back a rental car he loaned to two women weeks ago. A man pulled up in a SUV and sprayed the victim and his truck with bullets ...

Mon
25
Aug

South St. Paul couple charged in drive-by shooting over rental car


Desean Thomas

Breanna Harris

Charges: Victim shot in hip
A 51-year-old Rochester man was shot in the hip in South St. Paul while trying to take back a rental car he loaned to two women weeks ago. A man pulled up in a SUV and sprayed the victim and his truck with bullets ... 

Fri
22
Aug

Bergeron memorial restored


The "Bergeron Pass" memorial stone near Lake Phalen underwent renovations recently. The stone is located near where Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron was ambushed and killed while he was investigating a carjacking in 2010.

Boulder repainted after death of officer Patrick
A couple weeks ago, the memorial commemorating slain Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron was not in peak condition. The lettering was faded, there was some sign of wear, and memorial had been defaced with spray paint in November 2013. 

Wed
20
Aug

Man faces attempted-murder charges in West St. Paul drive-by shooting


Jorge Roman Vasquez

Complaint: Victim had affair with suspect's girlfriend
A St. Paul man is facing four felony charges in a West St. Paul drive-by shooting for "intentionally" firing at a man who reportedly had an affair with the shooter's girlfriend, according to court documents filed in Dakota County District Court this week.

Fri
08
Aug

When life bears an eerie resemblance to a Carrie Underwood song

South-West Review police reports published Aug. 10, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

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.

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