MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Waite Park police are searching for two shoplifting suspects from Little Falls — one of whom sent a police officer to the emergency room.
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Police say officers responded to a report Thursday night of two men shoplifting at a Menards store. When they arrived, an officer spotted one of the suspects, 23-year-old Derek Plante, and tried to handcuff him. There was a struggle, and Plante ended up breaking the officer’s left arm.READ MORE: Twins Place Pitcher Joe Ryan On COVID Injured List
Plante got away, and so did the other theft suspect, 20-year-old Dean Drosier.MORE NEWS: COVID In Minnesota: Total Positive Case Count Surpasses 1.5 Million
Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call Waite Park Police Department.