Merrill Police Department

October 22

A Merrill man was stopped on E. Main St. and cited for failure to yield right of way after nearly causing an accident. The man was also cited for operating while suspended 2nd offense as it was discovered that he did not have a valid driver’s license. The passenger who had a valid license drove the vehicle from the area of the stop.

A vehicle that was parked in the parking lot near Lincoln House, located at 120 S. Mill St., was entered and a dark brown in color cowboy hat was taken. The theft occurred sometime between 5:30 & 7 p.m.

October 23

Officers responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 400 block of W. Main St. Upon arrival it appeared that the disturbance was mainly verbal and that several of the individuals involved were intoxicated. A female party that was involved in the disturbance was taken into custody for bail jumping.

Hit and run to a vehicle parked near the alley in the 300 block of East St. The victim’s vehicle had damage to the passenger side front panel. The hit and run likely occurred between 10 p.m. & 5 a.m., there are no suspects at this time.

Officers responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of Wisconsin St. It was reported that a male was intoxicated and would not leave a residence. Upon arrival at the residence the male had already left the scene. Officers later located the male and he was taken into custody on a probation hold.

12:38 a.m.- officers responded to the area of E. 2nd & Cleveland sts. for a report of suspicious activity. The reporting party stated that they heard someone doing something to their semi and when they went outside to investigate nobody was near the semi but the fuel cap was removed. Approximately 20 gallons of diesel fuel was missing from the tank, further investigation to follow.

October 24

12:41 a.m.- officers responded to a theft complaint on Cleveland St. The caller reported his girlfriend heard noises outside and when he investigated he discovered someone had stolen approx. 20 gallons of diesel fuel from his vehicles fuel tank. The area was checked but no suspects located.

10:45 a.m.- a caller in the 500 block of E. 5th St. reported sometime overnight someone had entered their garage and stole a CB radio and groceries from the vehicle inside the garage.

8:05 p.m.- a caller in the 500 block of E. 5th St. reported seeing people in a house in the neighborhood that is supposed to be abandoned. Officers cleared the residence but nobody was found inside. The owner of the residence stated nobody should be inside. It was determined that nothing was missing from the residence.

October 25

Two males were cited for disorderly conduct, after officers responded to a fight in the 400 block of E. 5th St. Officers were called back within minutes, after it was reported that one of the males started yelling and pounding on vehicles at the scene. He was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Over the weekend, someone entered a vehicle in the 1600 block of E. 2nd St. and took 48 cassette tapes.

The Merrill Police Department has received numerous complaints regarding vandalism to pumpkins and Halloween decorations. If you see any of this activity, please attempt to get a description of the persons involved as well as any vehicle descriptions and contact the Merrill Police Department. If you have any information regarding the recent vandalism, please contact the Merrill Police Department or Crimestoppers at 536-3726.

October 26

A male party tried to make contact with his son on Memorial Drive. There was a no contact in place between father and son. A warrant for the male will be requested from the District Attorney’s office.

Officers responded to a burglary in progress in the 100 block of N. Prospect St. Officers cleared the apartment and found no one inside. The door to the apartment appeared to have been forced in however nothing appeared to be missing from the apartment. The investigation is still pending.

October 27

As a result of the continued high winds there were several reports of wires down on trees and trees blocking roadways throughout the city.

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