Two arrested after a shoplifting, firearm incident in Park Rapids

The Park Rapids Police Department says two suspects were arrested after a shoplifting incident involving a gun at L&M Fleet yesterday afternoon.

According to a release, officers responded to a report of a male who had shoplifted and displayed a gun as he fled from the premises.

After receiving a description of the vehicle, officers were able to apprehend the two suspects, one man and one woman.

The pair are being held in the Hubbard County Jail awaiting various charges.

The Hubbard, Cass and Wadena County Sheriff’s Offices, Minnesota State Patrol, Akeley Police Department and the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force also responded to the scene.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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