MERRILL POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
At 1:06 p.m., officers responded to a residence for a domestic incident. The parties involved stated they were in a verbal argument about money when one of the parties bit the other in the upper chest area. The biting party was arrested for domestic battery and transported to the Lincoln County Jail.
At 2:41 p.m., a crash was reported E. Main St. A driver had been adjusting her vehicle radio and didn’t see the vehicle ahead of her stopped in traffic. The driver rear-ended the other vehicle. One person had minor injury. A crash report was completed and the offending driver was cited for inattentive driving.
At 3:11 p.m., Probation & Parole reported they had received a message from a probationer that there was a female at their apartment complex with a pair of scissors. Upon officers’ arrival the female was observed outside of the property and she entered an apartment at the complex. Contact was made at that apartment and the occupant stated he did not know who the female was. The female was eventually located hiding in the basement at the property. She was arrested for resisting an officer, criminal trespass to dwelling, and probation violation. Another male was arrested for a warrant through Lincoln County.
At 4:46 p.m., a caller reported a window broken at her rental property. Contact was made with the tenant, and she refused to speak to officers about what had occurred. It is believed she had likely caused the damage. The landlord stated she would work it out with her tenant and, as such, no enforcement action was taken.
At 5:03 p.m., Lincoln County Dispatch received a 911 call with an open line. Arguing could be heard in the background but nobody would speak to the dispatcher. Officers could hear arguing outside of the residence and made contact with a male and female. Both were intoxicated and stated they were only verbally arguing. The male agreed to stay at another residence for both to calm down.
At 1:04 a.m., Merrill officers assisted Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies with two separate high speed pursuits that entered and concluded within the City of Merrill after beginning out of the City.
At 3:43 p.m., a female came to the Police Department to report a fraud attempt. She had received a check purportedly from Publisher’s Clearing House for several thousand dollars. The check came with instructions on how to proceed to claim the winnings. The woman’s bank informed her that the check was fraudulent and this was a scam. The woman did not suffer a loss of money.
At 4:22 p.m., an officer responded to a Laundromat for an attempted burglary complaint. The owner of the Laundromat stated a washing machine and a coin dispenser had the locks damaged on them sometime between 03-22-2021 and 03-26-2021. The investigation is ongoing.
At 5:32 p.m., an officer responded to a local department store for a shoplifting complaint. The suspects stole approximately $1,800 worth of merchandise. The investigation is ongoing.
At 2:21 a.m., officers responded to a report of a fight at a local tavern. Following the investigation, it was determined that a female party had struck a male party in the face, giving him a bloody nose, swollen lip, and a concussion. The female party is unable to be located and will be referred for charges of substantial battery.
At 10:52 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance at a local gas station. The report was of a male and a female party in an argument near a vehicle. The female allegedly left on foot and the male had left in a vehicle. Officers were able to locate a male party walking in the area who when asked, stated he witnessed the argument. The male witness was found to have a warrant through probation and parole and was arrested on the warrant. The male and female parties involved in the argument were not able to be located.
At 12:53 a.m., officers responded to a domestic incident where it was reported that a male party was pushing around his ex-girlfriend. As a result of the investigation, the male party was arrested and taken to the Lincoln County Jail on domestic disorderly conduct charges as well as bail jumping and criminal trespass to dwelling.
At 11:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a misuse of 911 complaint after a female party had called 911 to report that her dog had returned home. The female was cited for misuse of 911.