Merrill Police Department Calls for Service
At 9:54 a.m., a male reported the theft of a snow shovel from outside his residence.
At 9:30 p.m., officers responded to 308 Grand Ave. for a vehicle that had backed into a gas meter. The meter was hissing and dispensing gas into the air. Officers conducted a traffic crash investigation and assisted Merrill Fire Department personnel in managing the gas leak as well as notifying and evacuating residents in the area. The scene was ultimately made safe by WPS and the investigation was completed. All residents returned to their homes.
At 10:20 p.m., a female reported a vehicle parked across the sidewalk on the other side of her street. The vehicle was found to be parked across the sidewalk and was issued a parking ticket. The neighbor’s vehicle was also parked across the sidewalk and was also ticketed.
At 8:27 pm, officers responded to a drug activity complaint. The anonymous caller advised that there were parties sitting in a vehicle and were smoking marijuana. Contact was made with the
owner who admitted to smoking “dabs” and he turned over drug paraphernalia. The investigation is ongoing.
At 8:30 pm, an officer responded to a theft complaint. The caller advised she had $450 stolen from her piggy bank. The investigation is ongoing.
At 2:37 pm, officers arrested a male for a probation violation.
At 2:48 am, an officer took a report of a hit and run accident that had occurred on Foster Street. A suspect was identified and the investigation is ongoing.
At 10:37 pm, officers responded to an anonymous call of an underage drinking party. Officers made contact with the homeowner who advised there were no juveniles drinking at the residence. Complaint was unfounded.
At 9:54 am, an officer responded to a forgery complaint. The caller had numerous unauthorized charges on her credit card. The investigation is ongoing.
At 8:51 pm, officers responded to a bail jumping complaint. The caller advised her grandson was under the influence of something and would not come out of the bathroom. The male party has bond rules of absolute sobriety. Officers made contact with the male party and he displayed the signs of intoxication. He admitted to consuming alcohol. The male was arrested for one count of bail jumping.
At 7:12 pm, an officer responded to a harassment complaint. The victim is being harassed by a male party while at work. The officer made contact with the suspect and he has been banned from the business.