Merrill Police Department reports
At 5:04 a.m, officers responded to a burglary. A local establishment had been broken into. The investigation is ongoing.
At 2:15 p.m, an officer responded to a gas skip complaint. A vehicle left without paying for the fuel. The investigation is ongoing.
At 4:39 p.m, an officer responded to a drug activity complaint. The caller advised her juvenile son had been given illegal drugs by a friend and he was currently under the influence. The investigation is ongoing.
At 6:41 p.m, an officer responded to a probation violation complaint. The caller advised a male party at a probation and parole residence had been consuming alcohol against probation rules. The male was found to have been consuming alcohol and was taken into custody for the probation violation. He was transported to the jail.
At 5:51 p.m, officers were dispatched to a residence for a disturbance. During the investigation one of the parties involved was on bond. The party was arrested for bail jumping, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
At 6:46 p.m, officers were dispatched to a welfare check of a female party who was reported to be passed out on the floor. Officers arrived and made contact with the female party who was no longer passed out. It was determined that the female party had been drinking and was currently on bond with restrictions of absolute sobriety. The female party was arrested for bail jumping and transported to the jail.
At 8:32 a.m, an officer responded to a vandalism complaint. The caller had a decorative wagon damaged in her yard. The investigation is ongoing.
At 5:21 p.m, Lincoln County Dispatch received a 911 hang-up call. On call back a female could be heard laughing in the background. The number was found to belong to fifteen-year-old female with eight 911 hang-up calls this year. The youth has been lectured about this multiple times in the past and was cited for misuse of 911.
At 12:43 p.m, an officer responded to a DNR violation. The caller advised there were two male parties in a boat by Ott’s Park and they heard gunshots. A license plate had been obtained of the vehicle that was parked in the parking lot. Contact was made with the driver, who admitted to shooting a goose from shore. He was cited for the violation.