Merrill Police Reports
At 12:11 a.m., an officer conducted an investigation into a harassment complaint. A male party was being harassed on social media by a female party from another state. The female party was contacted and admitted to the harassment. The female party was warned for harassment and ordered to cease contact with the male party.
At 7:46 a.m., an officer was flagged down by a male party who had found a phone. The officer was able to trace the phone back to the owner and the phone was returned to the owner.
At 10:27 a.m., a resident called after locating what they suspected was methamphetamine in a bag lying in their yard. The item was collected and later tested and was confirmed to be methamphetamine. The item was destroyed.
At 6:14 p.m., an officer responded to a reckless driving complaint. The caller stated a male party drove through his neighbor’s yard and then through his, causing ruts to his new construction area. The male was stopped by the caller and a verbal argument ensued. The suspect left and later returned to start another confrontation. The male suspect was cited for disorderly conduct.
At 2:18 p.m., officers responded to a residence with Probation and Parole to check on a male party. The male party was located at the residence and after the check was completed, he was taken into custody for an active warrant. He was transported to the jail.
At 3:46 p.m., an officer responded to a criminal damage to property complaint. The caller’s vehicle window had been smashed by someone using a stick, which was inside the vehicle. Investigation is ongoing.
At 3:57 p.m., an officer responded to a theft complaint. The caller had a package stolen from their door step and they had video of the suspect. Contact was made with the suspect who initially denied stealing the package but did later admit to the theft. The female suspect was cited for theft.
At 11:16 p.m., an officer responded to a forgery complaint. The caller advised someone had made a $300 purchase out of her bank account without her permission. Investigation is ongoing.
At 1:31 p.m., an officer placed a female under arrest for a probation violation.
At 12:00 p.m. an officer was dispatched to a hit and run in the 100blk of South Thomas Street. An investigation is ongoing.
At approximately 9:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence for a report of a physical altercation that had occurred between two males. The suspect in the matter had left prior to officers arriving, but was located as he was driving away from the residence. The suspect admitted to officers that he had went to the residence to confront the other male. When he was not able to get into the residence due to the doors being locked, the suspect pushed out an air conditioner in a window and entered the residence. Once inside, he proceeded to punch the other male subject in the face prior to leaving. The suspect was arrested for criminal trespass, battery and disorderly conduct.