Merrill Police reports
At 4:05 p.m., officers were requested by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to take a male subject into custody for a probation violation. The male subject was taken into custody and transported to the jail without incident.
At 10:55 a.m., officers responded to a stolen vehicle complaint. The caller advised they had left the car keys in the unlocked vehicle and it was stolen sometime during the night. Investigation is ongoing.
At 9:20 a.m. an officer responded to gas station after a counterfeit $100 bill was received. Investigation is on going.
At 2:31 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a possible one vehicle crash. Upon arrival, the officer advised the vehicle had left the roadway and was parked partially onto the curb and sidewalk. The driver appeared to be passed out behind the steering wheel. The driver was able to be awakened and displayed signs of impairment. The driver was placed through field sobriety tests and based on his performance, he was arrested for Operating while Intoxicated, 1st offense.
At 4:11 a.m., an officer observed two suspicious individuals walking behind a closed business. Contact was made with the two male parties. The front door to the business was found to be open with possible pry marks on the doors. Both suspects were found to be on Probation and they were arrested for probation holds. One of the suspects was in possession of methamphetamine and he was charged with that violation. The other suspect was in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana and he was charged with those violations.
At 7:29 a.m., officers were dispatched to a one vehicle crash. A vehicle had left the roadway and struck a building. The driver had fallen asleep at the wheel and struck the building. The driver was cited for inattentive driving.
At 1:00 p.m., an officer responded to a theft complaint. The caller had a gas can stolen from their backyard sometime within the last few days. No suspects at this time.
At 3:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to a welfare check. A male party had been sitting in a vehicle that was not running for about an hour in the extreme heat. Officers arrived on scene and located the male party slumped over in the vehicle. Contact was made with the male party who admitted to be misusing an aerosol can. The male was arrested for bail jumping and abuse of a hazardous substance.
At 8:50 p.m., an officer responded to a disorderly conduct complaint. The caller advised there was a vehicle parked blocking a delivery area for the business and the employee asked the vehicle driver to move, which they did. The vehicle then parked blocking a driveway and when the employee went to address this, the female driver began cursing and using derogatory language towards the employee. The employee was able to obtain a license plate and contact was made with the driver who admitted to the behavior. She was cited for disorderly conduct.
At 10:20 a.m., an officer responded to a noise complaint. The caller stated someone in their apartment building was playing loud music. Contact was made at the apartment and the tenant turned the music down.