Merrill Police Department reports
12:19 a.m.- A female called 911, provided an address and then hung up. Officers responded and discovered a domestic dispute had occurred with a female being slapped several times and a male placing his hand on her throat causing difficulty breathing. The male was uncooperative with officers. He was arrested for domestic battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
10:11 a.m.- A caller reported finding an unoccupied boat floating in the river. The boat was transported to the PD until the owner can be determined. It is believed the boat floated away from wherever it was docked due to rain/weather.
11:38 a.m.- A crash was reported on East 6th Street at Memorial Drive. A driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a sign. The driver stated the crash was due to a mechanical malfunction. There was no evidence to support the malfunction existed and the issue reported was found to be working fine when loaded up by the tow truck driver. The driver was cited for disorderly conduct with a motor vehicle.
9:21 p.m.- A caller reported a male and female screaming at one another initially inside their apartment, however they then continued outside the apartment. The male then began yelling and swearing at the caller. Upon arrival the involved male reported a verbal dispute with his girlfriend. The female reported she had been shoved to the floor twice and suffered a wrist injury. The male was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and battery.
9:01 a.m.- A 16-year-old student was cited for truancy for skipping class.
12:40 p.m.- A caller reported an attempted fraud. He had placed a vehicle for sale on craigslist. Someone sent a check for $2,400 more than the asking price with instructions to send the difference after shipping costs. The caller recognized this common scam and did not cash the check or comply with the scammer’s requests.
2:50 p.m.- A female reported to the PD and turned over a $100 bill. She stated she attempted to use the bill while in Florida and was told it was counterfeit. The bill was found to be legitimate and was simply an old, dirty bill. She was advised to have it exchanged at her bank or have her bank exchange it through the Federal Reserve for a current series note.
3:07 p.m.- A male was arrested for a probation violation at the request of Probation & Parole.
4:01 p.m.- A male was arrested for a probation violation at the request of Probation & Parole.
5:55 p.m.- A female reported to the PD to file a theft complaint. She stated her Ipad had been stolen in the recent past. She found information on its whereabouts from a friend. An officer attempted to make contact with the person that supposedly has the Ipad but nobody would answer the door.
11:25 p.m.- A male reported to the jail lobby to turn himself in on a warrant through the Department of Corrections. The warrant was confirmed and the man was formally arrested and booked in at the jail.
2:23 a.m.- Officers were notified of a crash that occurred in Marathon County where the occupants had fled the scene. Merrill officers conducted follow up for Marathon County, since the vehicle was owned by people in Merrill. If was found that the vehicle had been stolen prior to the crash. Evidence was gathered and the investigation is ongoing.
5:32 p.m.- Officers were contacted by the taxi driver who had an intoxicated male in their cab that was refusing to provide a destination and was refusing to exit the cab. While in contact with the suspect, he became disorderly and aggressive towards officers. Officers attempted to arrest the male, who physically resisted their efforts. The male was arrested and attempted to bite an officer, and also spit at an officer. The male was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting an Officer.
7:41 p.m.- Officers arrested a male in the 1000 block of East 4th Street for an active arrest warrant. The male was taken to the jail.
10:22 a.m.- A caller reported a young man passed out in a yard seemingly for an extended period of time. An officer located the 17-year-old male in the area. He changed his story on how he had gotten in the yard. He was cited for underage drinking and released to his grandmother.
3:09 p.m.- A caller reported someone struck her vehicle in a store parking lot and left. The caller’s vehicle sustained paint transfer to the bumper. The offending driver could not be determined.
4:50 p.m.- A caller reported someone entered her residence and threw sauerkraut about the floor.