Mendota Heights

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Driver Accused Of Grabbing Cyclist, Dragging Him On The Road

A 64-year-old Mendota Heights man faces charges after admitting to police that he took hold of a bicyclist this summer and dragged him alongside his car, driving fast enough to make his car tires squeal.

09/30/2014

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Mendota Heights Celebrates Life Of Officer Scott Patrick

The community of Mendota Heights, Minn. is coming together Saturday to celebrate the life of fallen police officer Scott Patrick. Patrick was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 30.

09/27/2014

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Benefit To Be Held In Officer Patrick’s Honor

In the coming weeks, the community will have the chance to help the family of officer Scott Patrick. The Mendota Heights Police Department is hosting a benefit to help Patrick’s widow and two daughters.

09/15/2014

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Mendota Heights Officer’s Alleged Killer Indicted By Grand Jury

Brian George Fitch Sr., 39, of Mendota Heights, has been charged with one count of first degree murder, three counts of attempted murder and one count of illegal possession of a firearm, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

09/12/2014

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One Month After Officer’s Death, Memorial Lives On

One month ago Saturday, Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick was killed in the line of duty. A makeshift memorial on the site of the shooting remains in front of A & J’s Garage, near the intersection of Smith Avenue and Dodd Road in West St. Paul.

08/30/2014

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McFadden Talks On Recent Gas Tax Fumble

You’ve seen his campaign ads on TV, and on Tuesday night John Lauritsen had an opportunity to visit with U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden at football practice.

08/19/2014

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HS Football Player Progressing After Collapsing At Practice

A high school football player who collapsed at practice Friday night is still in the hospital with signs showing that the player will recover. Matthew Mohs, the headmaster at St. Thomas Academy, said the student is responsive, talking some and progressing beyond what the doctors had thought.

08/17/2014

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HS Football Player Hospitalized After Collapsing At Practice

A sophomore at a Mendota Heights high school is in stable condition after collapsing after football practice Friday night. The headmaster at Saint Thomas Academy, Matthew Mohs, confirms that the student is hospitalized, and will be kept sedated through the weekend as doctors monitor his condition.

08/16/2014

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Man Accused In Officer’s Death Held On $2.5M Bail

Sixteen days after he allegedly gunned down veteran Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, 39-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. made his first court appearance on his arraignment. Fitch is charged in Dakota County Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree murder and premeditated first-degree murder for the killing of Officer Patrick on July 30.

08/15/2014

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Man Accused In Cop’s Death Has Yet To Appear In Court

The man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer two weeks ago will make his first appearance in Dakota County courtroom before facing charges filed in Ramsey County.

08/13/2014

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Hundreds Show Support For Patrick Family At Funeral Procession

After Wednesday’s funeral, an 8-mile procession brought Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick to his final resting place.

08/06/2014

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Fitch’s First Court Appearance Moved To Next Week

The man charged with killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick is still in the hospital, which means he hasn’t made his first court appearance yet.

08/06/2014

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Visitation Held For Fallen Mendota Heights Officer

For the past week, mourners have flocked to a roadside memorial to pay their respects and lay flowers in honor of an officer killed in the line of duty. That support continued Tuesday outside St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, where citizens, honor guards and flags felt the soft breeze. Soon, the difficult reality arrived with Officer Scott Patrick’s casket.

08/05/2014

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Community Invited To Honor Officer Patrick During Processional Wednesday

Memorial services for Officer Scott Patrick are planned for Wednesday morning. The funeral service will be held at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in West St. Pau, Minn.

08/04/2014

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Brian Fitch’s Court Date Postponed Because He’s Still In Hospital

The man charged with killing a Mendota Heights police officer was scheduled to be in court Monday afternoon, but it has been postponed, because he’s still in the hospital.

08/04/2014

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Mendota Heights Mayor Mourns Death Of Officer Patrick

Sandra Krebsbach is sharing in the grief of her community over the violent death of Police Officer Scott Patrick. She tells WCCO Radio’s Roshini Rajkumar that while there is great sorrow, they are also seeing support from all over.

08/03/2014

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Officer Patrick’s Widow Speaks Out After Tragic Shooting

The widow of slain Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick spoke publicly Friday for the first time since the shooting that took her husband. Through tears, Michelle Patrick said that while she struggles to deal with the “burden of grief,” the community has provided her with hope. She gave her statement near the spontaneous memorial mourners erected near where Patrick was fatally shot.

08/01/2014

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I-494 Chase Suspect Charged With Fleeing Cops, Possessing Cocaine

The man who led authorities on a high-speed chase Wednesday shortly after a police officer was shot and killed has been charged with two felonies unrelated to the officer’s death.

08/01/2014

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Suspect In Police Shooting Formally Charged In Ramsey, Dakota Counties

A 39-year-old “career criminal” and the prime suspect in the shooting of the Mendota Heights police officer was formally charged with a dozen criminal counts on Friday afternoon. Brian Fitch Sr. faces charges of first degree murder of a peace officer or prison guard and first degree premeditated murder in Dakota County.

08/01/2014

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Funeral For Fallen Mendota Heights Officer Is Aug. 6

Funeral services for a Mendota Heights police officer shot and killed while making a traffic stop earlier this week were announced Friday afternoon, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The funeral for Officer Scott Patrick will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in West St. Paul.

08/01/2014

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Source: Fitch Told Officer ‘I Hate Cops & I’m Guilty’

While lying in a hospital bed at Regions Hospital earlier this week, the man suspected of killing Officer Scott Patrick looked another officer in the eye and said, “I hate cops and I’m guilty,” sources tell WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin.

08/01/2014

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Ex: Fitch Stopped At My House After Fatal Cop Shooting

The man accused of killing Mendota Heights Police officer Scott Patrick will likely be charged on Friday. Investigators say they are testing a gun Brian Fitch Sr. used in a shootout with police as they arrested him. They’re trying to determine if it’s the same weapon used to kill Patrick.

07/31/2014

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Suspect In Officer Shooting Under Police Guard, Charges Expected Friday

Agencies just wrapped up a joint briefing to detail both the officer shooting and the apprehension of the man they say was responsible. They’re also expressing relief that more officers weren’t gunned down.

07/31/2014

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Nephew: Officer Patrick Was A ‘Protector Of The Family’

Every few minutes on Thursday, the memorial for fallen Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick grows a little bigger. Many of those who left flowers and flags never met Patrick, but they still felt the loss.

07/31/2014

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Police: Charges Expected Friday In Cop’s Death

Hundreds paid their respects at a candlelight vigil to honor a Mendota Heights police officer who was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon while making a traffic stop in West St. Paul. Officer Scott Patrick, 47, was called a well-known family man, a father of two, and one of the department’s longest-serving police officers.

07/31/2014

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