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Sharing information and insights on identifying and apprehending shoplifters are, from left, Brad Dahn, owner of Park Ace Hardward; Darlene Hildebrandt, manager of L&M Supply; Park Rapids police chief Terry Eilers and Pete Meggers, Walmart security specialist. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Area merchants address shoplifting prevention, apprehension

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Park Rapids area merchants arrived in number to gain and share insights on apprehending and preventing shoplifters at a recent workshop held on the subject.


The forum was at the suggestion of Park Ace Hardware storeowner Brad Dahn, who strongly advocated drafting a store policy. "If you don't, you could get in more trouble than the shoplifter."

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