2-15-12 Merrill Police Department reports

February 4
12:55 a.m.- A vehicle was stopped on Polk St. near E. 2nd St. for crossing the center line twice. The driver displayed signs of intoxication and was administered field sobriety tests which he failed. He was arrested for 1st offense OWI.
1:15 p.m. – Officers responded to a neighbor dispute in the 100 block of S. Foster St. The dispute was over the use of a shared driveway. One neighbor attempted to physically escalate the argument and was cited for disorderly conduct.
7:25 p.m. – Officers responded to a domestic incident on S. Prospect St. The suspect had fled the scene after reportedly breaking a door window and attempting to gain entry to a residence. The suspect vehicle was located and stopped. The driver, a non-involved party, was arrested for OWI. The suspect individual was ID’d as the passenger and was arrested for domestic related disorderly conduct.
8:42 p.m. – An officer responded to the 2nd report of domestic problems at a residence in the 300 block of N. Genesee St. While trying to resolve issues present, an involved party became disorderly and was arrested. The subject became resistive and fought with the arresting officer resulting in him being taken to the ground for securing. The appropriate charges will follow.
10:10 p.m. – An incident report was initiated regarding a battery offense between an ex-boyfriend and ex-girlfriend in the 2400 block of W. Jackson St. The ex-boyfriend is currently on probation for similar violent behavior. The investigation continues.
February 5
1:58 a.m.- Caller reported that 2 male subjects were by his vehicle, and one of them opened up the gas door and intentionally bent it. The suspects left the area in a Ford Ranger, and were tracked down within half an hour by Merrill Police. One of the male suspects was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property, and taken to jail. As it turned out, the Ford Ranger that the 2 suspects fled in was a stolen vehicle, and the police are charging the suspects accordingly.
8:55 a.m.- Caller reported that someone egged Trinity Church.
A report of a hit and run to a vehicle in the 300 block of N. Genesee St. , investigation continues.
Officers investigated a child neglect case involving a two year old.
Police investigated a crash in the roundabout. One person was cited for failing to yield when entering the roundabout.
A male was warned for trespassing after attempting to harass a woman on E. 8th St.
February 6
3 a.m.- A female called after an argument erupted between her and her boyfriend. It was found the argument had been verbal only and the boyfriend agreed to spend the night at a local hotel.
10 a.m.- A 14-year-old student was cited for disorderly conduct after using profanity toward his teacher.
1:22 p.m.- A caller reported a vehicle had struck two other vehicles at County Market. It was found the striking vehicle had popped out of gear. There was very minor damage and a voluntary accident report was provided.
3:40 p.m.- A caller reported an 8-year-old she babysits for had not arrived from school. The caller and others had checked between the school and her route home. It was found the child’s grandmother had picked her up from school.
February 7
2:31 a.m.- An officer on patrol came upon a vehicle smashed into a tree. The owner of the vehicle was called and reported it had been stolen. It was found the owner’s 13-year-old son had taken the vehicle and had picked up a friend. The son stated he had been looking at his cell phone, had struck a pole and lost control of the vehicle. The son and his friend were referred to social services for operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent.
3:10 p.m.- A 15-year-old male was cited for truancy for habitually skipping school.
7:55 p.m.- A caller reported suspicious activity from craigslist.com. The caller had received a money order for more than the cost of an item with instructions to send the difference to the person. This is a common scheme and the money order is counterfeit. The caller had not attempted to cash the money order and is not out any money. The suspect could not be determined with the little information the officer had.
February 8
9 a.m. – Probation and Parole requested an officer to assist with a client in violation of their probation rules. The suspect was taken into custody at the Probation Office without incident and transported to jail.
2:30 p.m. – Officers were called to a disturbance between apartment neighbors in the 1800 block of Logan Ave. Both neighbors claimed the other was the real problem. One was advised citations will follow if the displayed language continues.
8:45 p.m. – An officer was sent to the 200 block of East St. for damage to a vehicle. Suspect(s) apparently threw an ice chunk through the back window causing the glass to break. No other damage was located in the area.
11:30 p.m. – An officer investigated a hit and run in the 700 block of S. Genesee St. While on scene the officer located other damaged properties to include a street sign and an additional damaged mailbox. A suspect vehicle was identified and enforcement action will follow.
February 9
8:53 p.m. – Officers responded to a crash into the structure of a Center Ave. business. On arrival the vehicle was found to have actually swiped a guard post and become lodged against the driver’s side of the vehicle. The vehicle was the only item to suffer real damage. The driver was identified and administered field sobriety tests. No arrest was made and the vehicle was removed by a third party.

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