Merrill Police Department

August 27

10:42 a.m.- reported theft from a locked vehicle at E. 7th & Pier sts. overnight, $3 in cash and a laptop computer worth approximately $1,100 taken.

4:33 p.m.- theft complaint in the 1600 block of E. 3rd St., someone entered unlocked vehicle but did not take anything. Officers were then told that his gray push mower was missing. The mower was junk and it is unknown who would have taken it.

5:00 p.m.- theft complaint in the 600 block of E. 6th St., victim told police that sometime between noon on the 26th and 1 p.m. on the 27th someone entered her unlocked vehicle and took her pink MP3 player worth approximately $100 and a pair of prescription sunglasses worth approximately $100. This investigation is ongoing.

5:44 p.m.- report of a fight at a residence in the 100 block of N. Foster St., 17-year-old male suspect went to the residence to fight another male, causing injury and medical transport. The suspect was arrested for Burglary to a Dwelling and Physical Abuse to a Child.

7:55 p.m.- theft complaint in the 1000 block of E. Main St., victim told police that someone took her blue Diamond Back Trick Bike worth approximately $75 sometime between 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The bike was not locked up. A suspect has been named and this investigation is still active.

8:58 p.m.- theft complaint in the 500 block of Grand Ave., victim told police that she had 13 solar lights taken from her garden sometime over the past 24 hours. The total loss is approximately $30.

August 28

9:55 a.m.- theft complaint in the 1100 block of W. 10th St., victim told police that earlier in the week an old chainsaw was stolen and now sometime during the night his 30-gallon air compressor is now missing too. The victim does not keep the garage locked. The victim valued the compressor at $250.

4:40 p.m.- theft complaint in the 400 block of N. Prospect St., 21 speed Mongoose mountain bike was stolen sometime during the previous night. The value of the bike is estimated at $200.

7:52 p.m.- theft complaint in the 1000 block of E. 6th St., victim told the officer that his snowmobile has been parked behind his parent’s residence all summer. He said he had not looked at the snowmobile for about a month and when he checked it today he found the skis had been stolen. The black USI 2X racing skis were worth approximately $500.

August 29

6:02 p.m.- an officer was asked by a male complainant in the area of Park Street and E. Main Street to talk to a 39-year-old male party who he was allowing to sleep in his garage and have him not come back. The male party was located and during the conversation the officer detected the odor of intoxicants coming from the male party. The male party admitted to being out on bond and was found to be in violation of that bond by drinking. Charges for Bail Jumping will be sent to the District Attorneys Office. 7:24 p.m.- attempted burglary in the 600 block of N. State St., victim said she came home to find some of her property packaged in bags. Nothing was taken and evidence was obtained. This investigation is still active.

8:07 p.m.- burglary complaint in the 600 block of N. Memorial Dr., victim said sometime between the morning of the 25th and the 29th someone took multiple bottles of her prescription medication. Entry might have been made through an unsecured screen door. This investigation is still active.

August 30

A female reported that someone stole some medication from her at 120 S Mill St.

9:24 a.m.- a caller reported that there was a male subject walking southbound past Good Samaritan Health Center screaming profanity at everyone in the area. Merrill Police searched the area, and saw the suspect running. Police did not immediately find the male subject. At about 11:15 a.m., Merrill Police learned that the same male subject had been hiding in the Marshfield Clinic without a shirt on. The suspect fled from Marshfield Clinic, and was located by Merrill Police shortly thereafter. The 36-year-old man was arrested on a Marathon County warrant. The suspect was noticeably impaired, and admitted that he had been using methamphetamine recently.

August 31

Wallet stolen from unlocked vehicle parked on Elm St. overnight, thief stole a debit card and some other items from inside of the wallet, and ditched the wallet in a neighbor’s yard.

Two cans of gas reported stolen from E. 3rd St. garage overnight, caller also noticed that her car door was ajar, and that the glove box had been entered and left open. These events are believed to have happened during the early morning hours of 08-31-10.

10:19 a.m.- Merrill Police arrested a 35-year-old female at 406 W Main St. on an Oneida County warrant.

September 1

1:15 a.m.- male driver stopped on S. Center Ave. after he ran the red light at Center & First St., found holding a towel to a gash on his forehead, said he sustained injury while sleepwalking, warned for failing to stop & allowed to continue to hospital.

Reported theft of scrap metal from Merrill business overnight.

3:27 p.m.- Merrill man charged with physical abuse of a child, strangulation, criminal damage to property, false imprisonment, operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent, intimidation of a witness & DC after an incident involving a female in the city of Merrill.

6:29 p.m.-reported theft of fishing gear & tools from a yard at a N. State St. residence.

6:47 p.m.- 3-care accident at 3rd & Pier St., I female driver taken to Ministry Good Samaritan with injuries, another female driver cited for inattentive driving.

September 2

12:22 a.m.- male driver arrested for OWI on E. 2nd St., a female passenger cited for underage drinking & arrested on a probation hold, another female passenger cited for DC & underage drinking.

September 3

11:14 p.m.- 2 males caught by owner entering a vehicle in a Cottage St. driveway, suspects took items from vehicle & fled the scene, the items were found behind the garage along with a suspect’s hat.

A GPS unit & 80 CDs were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on Superior St. overnight.

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