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Minnesota State Troopers inspect a vehicle stopped on an Interstate 494 exit ramp in Woodbury Wednesday afternoon, as authorities were searching for a suspect in connection with the shooting of a Mendota Heights police officer. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)

State Patrol: Motorist stopped Wednesday on I-494 had drugs in car

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A man whose vehicle raised suspicions of officers on a manhunt was arrested and jailed Wednesday in Woodbury.

Police seeking the person responsible for killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick spotted a vehicle leaving Mendota that matched the general description of the suspect’s car, said Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow.


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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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