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Theft suspect arrested with La Crosse Fire Department help

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

A theft suspect learned you can run, but you can't hide from La Crosse Police Thursday afternoon.

When officers were called to the Menards store on Lang Drive for a call of a retail theft, the suspect ran into the marsh across the street to escape officers.

Police say the man jumped into the La Crosse River then swam to a small island. The La Crosse Fire Department helped law enforcement reach that island on an inflatable boat where officers arrested the man on retail theft charges.

He was also wanted for violating conditions of his bond on a previous charge.

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