Merrill Police Department Reports
At 3:07 p.m. a gas station reported a gas skip. The officer reviewed surveillance video of the suspect and investigation continues.
At 3:23 p.m. officers responded to an ATV complaint. The caller advised a juvenile and a small child were riding an ATV in alleyways without helmets on. Officers checked the area and no ATV was located.
At 8:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to a disturbance where it was reported that an argument was occurring in an apartment. Officers arrived and spoke with a female party who stated she had an argument with her daughter who had since left. The daughter and her friend were located near the apartment building. The male party was arrested on a probation warrant and taken to jail.
At 6:54 p.m. officers responded to a local gas station for a shoplifting complaint. The suspect was located and was issued a citation for destruction of property.
At 1:00 a.m. officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at a residence. Upon arrival the involved male was located outside of the residence. He refused to provide any information as to what had occurred to prompt the call to police. The involved female reported the male was going outside to consume intoxicants and would return inside where he would verbally and physically abuse her. The male was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and battery.
At 1:35 p.m. a caller reported someone had stolen her son’s bicycle from their yard sometime in the last two days.
At 5:07 p.m. a store reported a male had left their store with items he had not paid for. An employee followed the suspect to his vehicle and photographed the registration plate. Upon doing so the male surrendered the goods he had not paid for and departed. The store wished for the suspect and the person driving the vehicle to be informed they were no longer allowed to be on their property. Contact was made with the suspect and female companion and both were warned to stay off the store’s property or enforcement action would be taken.
At 10:10 a.m. a caller reported someone had burglarized his residence while he had been away from home. Numerous items had been moved in the residence and money was found missing. Investigation is ongoing.
At 4:39 p.m. a caller reported he discovered someone had stolen the registration plate off his vehicle sometime within the last couple weeks.
At 11:36 p.m. a caller reported someone had thrown eggs at his residence. One egg had struck the residence itself. Investigation continues.
At 2:59 a.m. a caller reported a female sleeping in the hallway at an apartment complex. The female was reported to be possibly homeless and under the influence. Officers made contact with the female who admitted to using methamphetamine recently. She was found to have an open bond stipulating absolute sobriety. The female was arrested for felony bail jumping. She was found to be in possession of a “loaded” syringe which also tested positive for methamphetamine.
At 8:39 a.m. a caller reported someone threw an egg at an enclosed trailer outside of his residence. Investigation continues.
At 9:26 a.m. a caller requested a welfare check on a female who called her and was not making sense. It was reported the female in question drinks and abuses inhalants. Upon arrival, the female answered the door holding a can of duster aerosol spray and admitted to inhaling it. It was found the female was on probation and has a rule not to possess duster spray. While awaiting a decision from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections as to whether they wished the female be arrested for a probation violation, the female attempted to inhale the duster spray in officers’ presence. She was arrested for abuse of a hazardous substance and probation violation.