3-21 Merrill Police Department reports
8:55 a.m.- A caller reported receiving harassing emails and voice messages in reference to political campaign opinions the caller had made. An investigator is investigating the matter.
12:33 p.m.- A Lincoln Co. jailer reported a female in the jail lobby acting as though she were under the influence of something. The jailer became concerned after watching the female get into the driver’s seat of a vehicle. An officer located the driver hunched over the steering wheel. The driver was found to be under the influence of drugs, likely prescription drugs. The driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated (1st offense).
4:20 p.m.- A caller reported her iPhone stolen from the high school girl’s locker room. The information was obtained and will be forwarded to the SRO for follow-up.
5:25 p.m.- A minor crash was reported on E. Main St. It was found a vehicle had been pulling out of the Kwik Trip parking lot. The vehicle was struck by a vehicle on E. Main St. The driver was issued a citation for failure to yield right of way.
7:58 p.m.- An anonymous caller reported a domestic dispute at an apt complex. It was found the argument had been verbal in nature. The female admitted she was intoxicated and was at fault for the argument. She stated she intended on walking to her own house after officers left.
10:28 p.m.- Aspirus Health Center called after speaking to a Merrill male who had made suicidal remarks to them. He was reported to be driving around Merrill. He was located and assessed. He was transported to the health care center.
8:37 a.m.- An officer made a traffic stop on a vehicle speeding on Memorial Dr. at 42 MPH. The driver entered the MHS exit driveway and the occupants began to exit the vehicle against the officer’s commands. Further, the operator was concealing his right hand while they disregarded these orders. The operator was then held at gunpoint until another officer arrived. The scene was then made safe as the operator and passenger were determined to not be armed. The operator was cited and released. Both were reported to be argumentative during the contact.
3:52 p.m.- A caller reported that a male subject has written graffiti on the wall of his apartment at 713 Martin St. Police responded and spoke to the male suspect. The investigation revealed graffiti was also written on 2 metal signs in the parking lot, and a wall inside of a private apartment. The suspect admitted that he had vandalized the previously mentioned.
5:19 p.m.- Merrill Police received a report of a stolen vehicle from a 29 year old female. The female was calling from the Cenex station on N. Center Av. An officer responded and spoke to the complainant, who reported that she and her 35 year old boyfriend had been traveling south from up north, and they got into an argument. The female said that she got out of her car at the Cenex station, and her boyfriend took off driving her car. Officers located the suspect vehicle driven by the 35 year old male. Officers discovered that the 35 YO male was intoxicated, and he was eventually arrested for OMVWI. Vehicle was returned to owner.
1:59 a.m.- An officer located a vehicle at Lion’s Park in violation of the park curfew. The driver was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for operating while intoxicated (2nd offense). A search of the vehicle revealed a small quantity of marijuana. The male was cited for possession of THC (marijuana).
2:15 p.m.- A caller reported a male had arrived at a residence for a child custody exchange. He found the child was not at the residence and spun away causing gravel to spray at the caller and an infant. The male was found and cited for disorderly conduct.
10:34 a.m.- A male party in the 700 block of Martin Street was cited for disorderly conduct after he made a threat to his landlord.
1:11 p.m.- A male was arrested in the 500 block of W. Main St. for a probation violation.
4:47 p.m.- Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of E. 9th St. When officers arrived, the suspect fled on foot. He was caught after a short foot pursuit. The male was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Battery, Resisting Arrest, Strangulation and a Probation Violation.
7:26 p.m.- An officer investigated a complaint of an attempted burglary in the 100 block of S. Foster St. Nothing appeared missing from the garage.
5:40 a.m.- A citizen reported the theft of his money via the unauthorized use of his credit card by an ex-girlfriend. The investigation is pending.
10:30 a.m.- Probation and Parole were assisted in taking a probationer into custody at their office for a violation of the terms probation. While searching the suspect a bottle of suspected synthetic or donated urine was located and turned over to the probation agent.
1:41 p.m.- A male party was stopped for a speeding violation that occurred on State St. but failed to yield to the officer conducting the traffic stop until Oregon St. The person was cited for speeding and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.
4:04 p.m.- A probationer was taken into custody at his home residence for a violation of rules of supervision. He was brought to the jail without incident.
9:07 p.m.- An officer was dispatched to a noise complaint in the 1800 block of E. Main St. regarding upstairs tenants banging around. Contact was made with the tenants who admitted to stomping on the floor when the downstairs tenant turned the power off on them. The downstairs tenant and complainant denied this. An eviction is in process with the downstairs tenant.
8 a.m.- A report of two dogs running loose in the 300 block of E. 1st St. These were eventually located in the 200 block of E. 1st St. The owner was unavailable and the dogs were turned over to the Lincoln Co Humane Society. The owner will be issued multiple compliance warnings regarding the animals.
Several reports were received over the last couple of days regarding animals at large.Citizens are reminded to keep their animals under their control by significant means such as a leash and to be sure all registrations and vaccinations are current.
9:56 p.m.- A 6th ward resident reported a theft of prescription medication sometime on this date. A couple of suspects were identified and additional investigation will follow.