Merrill Police Department reports
At 5:07 p.m, a caller reported the theft of a package which had been delivered to his front porch.
At 4:45 p.m, officers responded to a residence for a report of a female party who was trying to leave with the family puppy. The caller stated that her husband was preventing her from leaving and had hurt the dog. Officers investigated the incident and found that the dog was not injured. The male party had pulled the hair of another female in the house who was trying to protect the puppy. The male party was arrested for battery, disorderly conduct and felony bail jumping.
At 9:17 a.m, officers responded to the office of Probation and Parole to take a male party into custody for a probation violation. The male party was transported to the jail.
At 3:26 p.m, an officer responded to a fraud complaint. The caller advised she had three fraudulent charges on her debit card. Contact was made with the caller who provided additional information relative to the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.
At 3:53 p.m, an officer responded to a harassment complaint. The caller advised a friend of hers had been given the middle finger by her neighbor. Contact was made with the victim who advised she had been given the middle finger by the neighbor. Contact was made with the neighbor who advised they did display their middle finger but the female gave him one first. While speaking with the male party, an uninvolved male party arrived on scene and began causing a disturbance. That male was cited for disorderly conduct.
At 8:35 a.m, an officer responded to a hit and run complaint. The caller advised someone had struck the mirror of their vehicle sometime over night, causing damage. The investigation is ongoing.
At 1:18 p.m, an officer responded to a gas skip complaint. The gas station had called to report a gas skip from three days prior. Contact was made with the registered owner and they returned to pay for the fuel.
At 3:02 p.m, an officer responded to a gas skip complaint. The gas station called to report a gas skip that had just occurred. The investigation is ongoing.
At 5:00 p.m, an officer responded to a theft. The caller advised their son’s bicycle had been stolen from their yard within the last day or two. The investigation is ongoing.
At 8:55 p.m, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle provided the officer with false information regarding his identity. The male eventually provided his actual name and was found to have a probation warrant. The male was arrested for the warrant, obstructing an officer and felony bail jumping. The female driver of the vehicle was cited for speeding, operating without insurance and for operating with a revoked license.
At 2:37 a.m officers were dispatched to the area of the haunted sawmill in reference to a male creating an issue with staff member. Upon officers arrival the male was located in his vehicle an officer activated their emergency lights behind the stopped vehicle. The male driver left the scene in his vehicle which resulted in a pursuit. The pursuit went a short distance before the male pulled over. The male driver of the vehicle was summonsed for misdemeanor fleeing an officer and cited for reckless driving- endangering safety.