4 police officers in self-quarantine after exposed to shoplifting suspect who knew he had COVID-19

Four police officers in Howell are now in self-quarantine after one of three men accused of trying to steal from a Lowe's said he had coronavirus.

News 12 Staff

Apr 8, 2020, 9:47 AM

Updated 1,465 days ago

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Four police officers in Howell are now in self-quarantine after one of three men accused of trying to steal from a Lowe's said he had coronavirus.
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Police received a report Tuesday around 2 p.m. of a shoplifting in progress at the Lowe's.
According to police, when they arrived, civilians had detained the three suspects who attempted to steal over $2,000 worth of power tools.
Police say store security had been made aware of the suspects after they recently targeted other stores.
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All three were arrested and transported to headquarters, when the one suspect admitted to being positive for COVID-19.
All were charged with third-degree theft and released from headquarters.

The four officers have been placed on administrative leave and must abide by quarantine procedures. They will be out at least a week and pending tests results.
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