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.
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.
A woman died Sunday after she was found unresponsive in a car south of downtown Saint Paul. According to police, officers discovered the 22-year-old woman unresponsive late Saturday evening near the intersection of Robert Street and George Street.
A St. Paul hospital is responding to a growing need for mental health services for military veterans recovering from the psychological impact of their service.
You may be surprised to know what’s the number one cause of death in people younger than 40. It’s traumatic brain injury, and it can be caused by a car accident, a fall or a hit to the head.
A state representative will look into changing Minnesota’s good Samaritan law. The action comes on the heels of a WCCO story about Lauren Radziejewski. She is a nurse who felt like she paid a penalty for stopping to help after witnessing a car accident earlier this year.
A Good Samaritan witnessed a car accident and stopped to render aid. The accident happened along Highway 55 in Eagan, Minn. in late April. The woman who helped got a surprise a few weeks ago, a hefty bill, and she’s now appealing to the state. “I sort of immediately sprang into action mode,” Lauren Radziejewski said. Radziejewski said she didn’t think twice about getting out of her car to help after seeing the accident.
A state trooper and a driver are recovering Saturday after an early morning crash sent them to the hospital. According to Minnesota State Patrol, troopers went to check on an unoccupied, stalled car on eastbound Interstate 94 around 3:23 a.m. Saturday. The stalled car was blocking the left lane from entering the southbound Highway 61 ramp.
St. Paul police are asking the public for information after a man was shot and killed Wednesday. Police say officers responded to a shooting call just after noon at the intersection of Arcade Street and Case Avenue. As they were arriving, they learned that a man had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.
Every year Twin Cities doctors see the same kind of injuries. “The most common thing that we see are falls,” Dr. Andrew Zinkel, emergency room physician at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. said.
Police are investigating after two men suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds Friday evening in downtown St. Paul.
The suspect In the shooting death of a St. Paul woman told authorities that he was hearing voices when he allegedly shot her in the head and then tried to shoot her father Wednesday evening. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office, 19-year-old Timothy Scott Hendricks was charged with one count of second-degree murder in the death of his former girlfriend, 20-year-old Michelle Ploetz, and one count of second-degree attempted murder of her father, 45-year-old John Ploetz.
After nearly dying in a fiery car crash, a St. Paul man finally got the chance to thank the officers who saved his life. Ronnie Christmas, 23, was pulled from his burning car during the early morning hours of April 5. He has significant injuries, but on Thursday the Maplewood officers who saved him paid him a special visit.
A woman is in Regions Hospital after being shot by a man following a verbal altercation on St. Paul’s east side early Wednesday evening. According to St. Paul Police, the shooting happened just after 5 p.m. in the area of White Bear Avenue and East Ross Avenue. The victim was found inside of a vehicle.
A St. Paul teen was sentenced Wednesday to more than 23 years in prison for the shooting death of a West St. Paul man in January of 2013, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s office. Donovan Michael Diego, 19, was convicted of second-degree intentional murder in connection with the death of 31-year-old David-Reyes-Galvan on January 11, 2013. Diego, who was 16 at the time of the crime, were indicted by a Dakota County grand jury last October alongside Cristino Andres Rosario and Malik Jamal Alize Farmer.
St. Paul Police believe a hit-and-run that left a 25-year-old man critically hurt may have been intentional. Neighbors who witnessed what happened say it appeared that way.
One man is hospitalized and another is in police custody after a shooting at a popular downtown St. Paul sports bar Friday night. St. Paul Police say the incident happened just after 11:30 p.m. at Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub on West 7th Street. Officers arrested Patrick Timothy Jeutten, 30, in connection with the shooting of his acquaintance, whose name has not been released.
MnDOT is prepared to plow through the night — as long as they have visibility – in order to clear off the roads for the morning commute following Thursday’s winter storm.
A nine-year-old girl is in good condition at Regions Hospital after being rescued from an apartment fire in St. Paul on Monday morning. The fire began around 10:45 a.m. in an illegal basement bedroom at 343 Maple Street, where there were no escape windows or smoke alarms, according to the St. Paul Fire Department. Firefighters found Nevaeh Sellers in the basement near a burning mattress. She was breathing when she was brought out of the building.
A 58-year-old was burned and suffered smoke inhalation in a house fire late Wednesday afternoon in Eagan. At 4:33 p.m., the Eagan Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 2981 Lexington Avenue, according to city officials. Firefighters found the 58-year-old victim inside, who was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. There was only one occupant in the home.
The mother of a University of Minnesota Duluth student who nearly froze to death last month says her daughter is recovering from surgery on her frostbitten feet. Teri Lommel writes that her daughter, Alyssa, lost only the tips of her toes on one foot, which should help with balance and walking and the other foot was amputated just below the ball of the foot.
Schools canceled classes for a second day as dangerous arctic air kept an icy grip on Minnesota where at least one hospital saw a record number of frostbite cases. At Regions Hospital in St. Paul, 14 people were treated for frostbite and eight patients suffered from hypothermia in the last two days.
Minnesota’s deep freeze has caused a surge of cold-related cases at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Spokeswoman Kristin Kauffmann says the Regions emergency room had seen five people for frostbite and five for hypothermia by 10 a.m. Monday.
A 16 year old is hospitalized after being shot in the abdomen by a 15-year-old friend, according to St. Paul Police. The shooting happened right before 7 p.m. at a home in the 900 block of West Nebraska Avenue. Police say the gun was accidentally discharged. The victim was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by the mother of the friend who fired the weapon.
A Chicago man was sentenced Friday to more than 26 years in prison for the sex trafficking of a teenage girl – which may be the longest sentence ever given in Minnesota for such a crime. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office, Arteco Marvell Rhodes, 38, was found guilty on Nov. 1 on one count of engaging in sex trafficking in the first degree and possession of child pornography. Rhodes met the defendant, a 15-year-old girl, in Chicago in March, and asked her if she “wanted to make money and be part of the family.” Within weeks, Rhodes drove the teen and a 19-year-old woman from Chicago to the Twin Cities in a conversion van.