Merrill Police reports
12:50 p.m.- A caller reported unauthorized purchases on his debit card. A suspect was named and investigation continues.
12:59 p.m.- A male was arrested for a probation violation at the request of Probation & Parole.
10:13 a.m.- A female was arrested for a probation violation at the request of Probation & Parole.
4:20 p.m.- An officer stopped a vehicle for a speeding violation. The officer could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver admitted there was a small quantity of marijuana inside. She was cited for speeding and possession of THC.
8:48 p.m.- A caller reported a pickup truck was in a parking lot pulling another pickup truck in a reckless manner. It was found two young men had used a tow chain to hook their trucks together as a competition to see whose truck had more power. Both participants were cited for disorderly conduct with a motor vehicle.
2:14 p.m.- An officer responded to an animal neglect complaint. The caller advised this was the first day they were watching the neighbor’s dogs and when they went to let the dogs out, they saw the severe physical condition the dogs were in. The dogs were removed from the residence and taken for medical care. Investigation is ongoing.
10:38 a.m.- Officers responded to people arguing in an apartment. The parties were located and identified. One of the parties was found to have restrictions related to a previous arrest which prohibited him from entering the residence. The party was taken into custody for violation of a bond agreement. While in the residence officers detected an odor of marijuana coming from a bedroom in the residence. The owner of the bedroom gave permission to search the bedroom and several items of contraband were located. That party will be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia based on the evidence that was located.
12:30 p.m.- Officers responded to a reported violation of restraining order. Officers made contact with the parties involved. It was determined that the suspect was attempting to make contact with the reporting party through a third party and also by use of phone. The suspect was arrested for violating a restraining order.
3:11 p.m.- Officers responded to a driving complaint. Officers discovered that an individual had passed two vehicles while on East 6th Street at a high rate of speed. Officers determined that this occurred near a school and at approximately the time that school was letting out students for the day. The suspect was identified and issued a citation for disorderly conduct with a motor vehicle.
7:51 p.m.- Officers responded to a report of juveniles smoking marijuana while in a vehicle and fishing. The parties involved were located and identified. The parties involved admitted to smoking marijuana and turned over drug paraphernalia to officers. Suspects will be issued citations for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
4:55 p.m.- Callers reported a male party walking on East Main Street that was flipping off passing vehicles. The male party was known to officers but was not located in the area. Contact will be made with the male party.
1:27 a.m.- An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a speed violation on Pier Street and East 9th Street. During contact with the driver, indicators of impairment were observed and the driver performed field sobriety tests. The driver was arrested for OWI 1st offense and was cited for the speed violation.
3:38 p.m.- An officer conducted a traffic stop on an individual known to have active warrants for his arrest. During the contact with the party K9 Eros was deployed and subsequent to a positive alert methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia was located in the vehicle. The male party was arrested for the warrants as well as Possession of Methamphetamine and other drug related charges.
1:04 a.m.- Officers responded to a report of a domestic incident. An investigation resulted in a male being placed under arrest for domestic related disorderly conduct and battery.
7:46 p.m.- An officer responded to a report of a dog running loose which attacked another dog which was being walked by its owner causing injuries to that dog. The officer located the owner of the loose dog and the female party was cited for Animal Running at Large. The female was also found to have a warrant for her arrest. The female was placed under arrest and transported to the jail.