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St. Paul Man Charged For Shooting Romantic Rival

A St. Paul man faces attempted murder charges in connection with a drive-by shooting on Monday afternoon in West St. Paul, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. Jorge Roman Vasquez, 35, was charged Thursday with first-and second-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault and a charge for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

08/21/2014

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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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West St. Paul Man, 22, Sentenced In Deadly Hit-&-Run Crash

A 22-year-old West St. Paul man has been sentenced in a hit-and-run rollover crash that killed one person last November. Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced Wednesday that Jon David Devereaux was sentenced to one year in jail, probation for 10 years, a fine of $500 and ordered into Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge in connection to the Nov. 14, 2013 crash.

08/13/2014

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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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Thousands Honor Fallen Officer At Funeral

Thousands are expected to attend funeral proceedings for a fallen Mendota Heights police officer after visitation services drew hundreds of mourners. The visitation was held Tuesday for Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in West St. Paul.

08/06/2014

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08/06/2014

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Nat’l Night Out Holds Special Significance This Year

Every year, on the first Tuesday of August, you’ll find people leaving their homes to spend some time with their neighbors and local police officers. It’s called National Night Out, and this year we’re seeing an even more supportive tone because of last week’s tragic events.

08/05/2014

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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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Man Accused In Officer Shooting May Have Gotten Breaks From The Law

The man charged with shooting and killing a Mendota Heights police officer is being called a career criminal. Brian Fitch Sr. is accused of shooting and killing Officer Scott Patrick during a routine traffic stop in West St. Paul Wednesday afternoon. Fitch had three outstanding warrants during the alleged shooting.

08/02/2014

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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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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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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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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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Officer Fatally Shot, Person Of Interest Apprehended

The suspect in the killing of a Mendota Heights police officer was arrested Wednesday night following a shoot-out just blocks away from the Capitol building.

07/30/2014

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