Key Witness In Trial Of Accused Cop Killer Arrested A key witness in the trial of the man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer is now also in jail. An arrest warrant was issued for 28-year-old Jacob Hayes after he was missing for the past two weeks.
Jury Selection Begins In Brian Fitch TrialJury selection began Monday in the trial of a man accused of killing a Mendota Heights Police officer last summer. Brian Fitch Sr., 39, is charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of Officer Scott Patrick, who was killed during a routine traffic stop in July.
Prosecutor: Accused Cop Killer Committed Witness Tampering From PrisonA 39-year-old man accused of shooting and killing a Mendota Heights police officer is now accused with committing more crimes while in prison.
Trial For Accused Cop Killer Brian Fitch Moved To Stearns Co. A Dakota County judge ruled to move the trail for Brian Fitch, who is accused of murdering Mendota Heights police Officer Scott Patrick, to Stearns Co. Brian Fitch Sr. faces charges of first-degree murder of a peace officer and first-degree premeditated murder in Dakota County.
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.
Fitch’s First Court Appearance Moved To Next WeekThe 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.
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.
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.
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.
Police: Charges Expected Friday In Cop's DeathHundreds 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.
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.