Merrill Police Department

July 16

Reported theft of tools from a garage on N. State St., missing items included a miter saw, drill & chainsaw.

July 17

2:09 a.m. – fight reported at downtown tavern, one of combatants later located & cited for DC.

2:10 p.m.- vehicle struck stop sign at Grand Ave. & Genesee St., shearing it off, driver moved sign out of street & left scene, cited for hit & run to property,

3:45 p.m.- boy reported seeing what he thought was a cougar in the area of Milwaukee & Foster sts., officer couldn’t find tracks in area.

July 18

7:28 p.m.- 17-year-old male arrested for DC & criminal damage to property after causing damage to his home during an argument with his mother.

July 19

Vandalism discovered to pump house & grave stones at St. Francis Cemetery.

A cell phone was reported stolen from the locker room at the outdoor pool.

July 20

10:45 p.m.- vehicle driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Hwy. 51 pulled over just north of Cty. H, driver arrested for OWI & driving wrong way on a divided highway.

Report of laptop computer stolen from vehicle parked at a W. Jackson St. residence.

July 21

7:33 p.m.- man charged with domestic DC after an altercation with family members over his prescription drug problem, he was taken to Ministry Good Samaritan & found to have too much medication in his system, he was taken to Ministry St. Joseph’s for detox.

July 22

7:34 p.m.- The Lincoln County Special Response Team was called to assist with a man who was making threats to harm himself & wouldn’t come out of his residence, he was taken into custody by the SRT & booked into jail on a probation hold.

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