Investigation continues into stolen vehicle and pursuit
The Merrill Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the operator and/or occupant(s) of a stolen vehicle which fled officers on the evening of Saturday, May 28.
At approximately 9:45 p.m, an officer on patrol in the area of the roundabout and East 1st Street, observed a vehicle which had been reported stolen out of Marathon County earlier in the day.
According to officer notes, upon approach of the vehicle near a residence on Douglas Street, the occupants refused to cooperate with officer directives. The vehicle then backed out of the driveway and fled the area at a high rate of speed.
The vehicle continued eastbound on Third Street, south on Pier Street before traveling in the wrong direction on East 1st and turning on to Logan Street. The vehicle then came to a stop in a residential driveway before the occupants fled on foot. Investigating officers employed the assistance of a K9 unit to help track the suspects, to no avail.
Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Merrill Police Department (715) 536-811; the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (715) 536-6272 or Lincoln County Crime Stoppers (715) 536-3726.
As of Sunday evening, person(s) involved in the incident remain at large.