HOBART, Ind. (CBS) — A police officer and dog in Hobart, Indiana was injured in a car crash this weekend.
The officer and the K9 were responding around 4:30 p.m. Saturday to a call of a shoplifter who was armed with scissors, police said.READ MORE: City Was Warned About Thousands of Corroding Light Poles But Failed to Fix Many, CBS 2 Investigation Finds
The officer was making a southbound turn into a Target store parking lot from Route 30, police said. An eastbound car struck the officer’s car on the passenger side, and it caused his sport-utility vehicle to roll several times.
The officer suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from the hospital, police said. His K9 partner was kept at a veterinary clinic overnight for observation.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Arrives Sunday
The occupants of the BMW that hit the squad car were also treated and released from an area hospital.
Both vehicles were demolished in the crash.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
The officer who was injured has been on the force for about eight years.