Merrill Police reports
10:47 a.m.- Officers responded to the office of Probation and Parole to take a male party into custody for a probation violation. The male was transported to the jail.
8:53 p.m.- Dispatch took a complaint of a possibly intoxicated driver that was driving in a reckless manner. The vehicle was located in the city and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver did not displays signs of impairment and stated they were driving in a reckless manner to get away from a vehicle that was following them and harassing them. The driver was cited for an instructional permit violation.
4:12 p.m.- A male was arrested for a probation violation at the request of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
4:40 p.m.- A male was arrested for a probation violation at the request of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
4:55 p.m.- A caller reported he had taken his scooter to the library and found it missing when he went to leave. He located it damaged and in a trash can. The matter was found to be a dispute among the juveniles and the scooter was not damaged. The officer will be checking surveillance video to observe what occurred.
10:13 p.m.- A business reported a fight was about to occur among 10-15 individuals. Officers made contact with the group and were informed one was causing the problems. The manager confirmed it was one male causing problems. No fight had occurred and the man was asked to leave. During the entire contact the man was loud, boisterous and continued swearing at officers. He was told he must leave the business. He did not immediately leave as he left his shoes lying somewhere in the business. Staff and officers attempted to locate his shoes but could not. The man sat back down in the business and he was again told he must leave. He again did not leave and argued with officers as well as continued swearing at them. He was arrested for disorderly conduct. A search of him revealed he had marijuana in his pocket. He was additionally charged with possession of THC.
11:31 p.m.- Officer were called to a hotel after a domestic disturbance was reported in one of the rooms. The clerk reported he received a call from an intoxicated male in one of the rooms asking him to call the police as there was another male in the room battering a female. Officers made contact at the room and a male had recorded the incident on his cell phone which confirmed the male and female were involved in a physical altercation with the male shoving the female. Contact was made at their room. The male was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct based on the video shown to officers.
2:56 p.m.- A male was arrested for a probation violation at the request of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
3:30 p.m.- Officers received information that a male was at a female’s residence in violation of his probation rules. Contact was made with the man and he was arrested for the probation violation. Officers could smell the odor of marijuana inside the residence. The female turned over a small amount of marijuana and a marijuana grinder. The male claimed ownership of the paraphernalia and will be cited.
3:56 p.m.- An officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle for the operator driving with a revoked license. The driver of the vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed when the officer attempted to stop the vehicle with lights and siren activated. In fleeing from the officer the driver failed to stop at stop signs. For safety purposes and due to road conditions the pursuing officer terminated the pursuit. The vehicle was later recovered in Marathon County abandoned. The investigation is ongoing into the operator of the vehicle.
11:06 p.m.- Officers were called to a residence and made contact with a female party who was known to have a warrant for a probation violation through Wisconsin Department of Corrections. That female party was taken into custody for the warrant.
9:30 a.m.- Officers were dispatched to a complaint of a child falling into a pond at a business. A staff member was able to assist the child out before officer’s arrival. The child was unharmed from the incident and released to parents.
8:42 a.m.- Officers responded to a disorderly conduct complaint. The suspect had left the scene in a vehicle which was located and officers made contact with the male driver. He displayed signs of impairment and was placed through field sobriety tests. The male was arrested for operating while intoxicated and was also charged with two counts of bail jumping. He had an active warrant for his arrest.
1:24 p.m.- Officers responded to a shoplifting complaint. A male party had set off the alarms while leaving the store and employees tried to get the male to stop but he left on foot and the female he was with, left in a vehicle. The vehicle was later located and a traffic stop was conducted. The male suspect was in the vehicle and he was found to have a warrant for his arrest. He was taken into custody on the warrant. There were no items that appeared to be stolen inside of the vehicle and he denied stealing any merchandise.
2:32 p.m.- An officer responded to a one vehicle crash. A male party had rolled a vehicle onto its side and took out a street sign. The driver was cited for driving too fast for conditions.