At approximately 5:54 p.m. last evening (10/11/11) police responded to the Market Basket at 1201 Bridge Street for a male shoplifter. When the police arrived, Juan Arce, 34, of Lowell was being detained in the store manager’s office as he was observed by store employee(s) shoplift multiple bags of frozen shrimp (valued at $83.37) and place them in his backpack. Police also found a four-inch knife in Arce’s pocket. When police proceeded to place Arce under arrest for Shoplifting, he violently resisted and physically assaulted the officers on scene, two of whom obtained minor injury, but did not require immediate medical attention. Police were able to subdue Arce and he was successfully placed in custody and transported to the station. Arce was charged with Shoplifing, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer (2 counts), Resisting Arrest, and for violating the City of Lowell’s “Dangerous Weapon Ordinance.” Arce is expected to be arraigned today in Lowell District Court.