MERRILL POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
At approximately 1:23 p.m. an officer was dispatched to a local department store for a shoplifting complaint. Asset protection staff had two parties detained in the office. The officer made contact with both parties and interviewed them. Both suspects admitted to stealing items and both were cited for a municipal retail theft.
At approximately 7:18 p.m. Lincoln County Dispatch Center advised of an intoxicated driver complaint. The reporting party stated that his wife left the residence intoxicated in a silver Chevrolet impala. The direction of travel was unknown. Officers were able to locate the suspect’s vehicle at a residence. The driver of the vehicle did not match the description from the complaint and there was no intoxicated driver operating the vehicle.
At approximately 9:53 p.m. an officer responded to an apartment complex on Woodbine Ave. for a noise complaint. The officer spoke with the resident, and the resident complied with the noise ordinance.
At approximately 2:34 a.m. Lincoln County Dispatch Center advised of a structure fire at 213 ½ E. Second St. A rescue operation had to be conducted to get the female occupant from the second story of the building. Multiple agencies responded to assist with containing the fire. Officers were able to provide temporary placements for the residents at the apartment complex.
At 7:41 p.m. officers responded to a residence on E. Second St. for a report of a male party unresponsive. Officers and Merrill EMS responded to the residence. Officers spoke with the witnesses involved and obtained a search warrant of the residence. Multiple drugs and paraphernalia were located and confiscated at the residence. One person was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.
At 11:46 p.m. officers responded to a S. State St. residence for a report of a possible domestic disturbance. There was a female party yelling and saying there was a male with a knife. An officer spoke with the female party, and she appeared to be in a mental crisis state. There was a standing mental health order on the female party through Langlade County. Officers transported the female party to the Aspirus Merrill Hospital for medical clearance at the request of North Central Health Care Center.
At 10:39 a.m. a caller reported a truck had driven through a bush in their yard and left the scene. The vehicle was located in a parking lot, and follow-up continues.
At 11:29 a.m. a caller reported receiving a letter claiming she owed several hundred dollars on a loan. She had not taken a loan out through the company and had not given anyone permission to take a loan out in her name. Investigation continues.
At 11:45 a.m. a caller reported witnessing a vehicle drive past a parked vehicle, striking it with their side mirror. The vehicle left the scen,e but the witness was able to provide a registration plate for the striking vehicle. Minor damage was found on the involved vehicles. A crash report was completed, and the driver of the striking vehicle was cited for hit and run.
At 8:10 a.m. a caller reported a female who had warrants for her arrest was sitting behind a building. An officer located her walking in that area. She was arrested for warrants through Lincoln County and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
At 8:31 a.m. a caller reported she had left several sweatshirts at a laundromat and forgot about them. She returned the next day to find them stolen.
At 11:23 a.m. a minor crash was reported in which a vehicle had backed into a parked vehicle. A crash report was completed and the driver was cited for unsafe backing.
At 11:58 a.m. a crash was reported on Memorial Dr. Three vehicles had been following one another, the lead vehicle braked suddenly, causing the second vehicle to brake suddenly; the third vehicle was unable to stop on time and struck the second vehicle. A crash report was completed.
At 1:54 p.m. a minor crash was reported in a parking lot. Two vehicles had been backing out of their stalls and struck one another. A crash report was completed.
At 4:24 p.m. a pedestrian found blueprints along the roadway. The blueprints were returned to employees at the nearby construction site where they belonged.
At 5:53 p.m. a caller reported she had accidentally taken a phone when leaving a restaurant. The individual thought she had grabbed her cell phone from the counter, but it was found she had grabbed the credit card reader. The item was returned to the restaurant.
At 8:35 p.m. an officer came upon an elderly man who had pulled over and was attempting to flag down other motorists. It was found the man was lost, attempting to make his way back to his destination in the southern part of the state. He had lost the cord for his GPS unit. The officer happened to have a cord for the unit and gave it to him so he could utilize the GPS unit. The officer escorted him to Hwy. 51.
At 10:34 a.m. an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The female driver was cited for speeding.
At 11:37 a.m. an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The male driver was cited for speeding.
At 1:37 p.m. officers were dispatched to a local grocery market for a report of shoplifting. Officers made contact with two female suspects involved. The approximate value that was stolen was $500+ worth of merchandise. The theft investigation is still ongoing.
At 2:00 p.m. officers were dispatched to a residence on Liberty Street . The report indicated that a mother wanted to leave the residence with her son, but the boyfriend/father would not allow her to leave with the child. The father was also reported to have been intoxicated. Lincoln County Social Services was contacted, and it was determined that the child would be in temporary custody of the mother.
At approximately 10:54 a.m. Dispatch advised of a violation of court order between a male and female party. Both parties had a bond condition restricting them from having contact with each other. Officer arrested both the male and female on multiple counts of bail jumping.
An officer received a complaint from Asset Protection at a local department store reporting a theft that occurred the day prior. The suspect is unknown, and there was approximately $190 worth of merchandise stolen.
At approximately 8:04 p.m. an officer received a report of vehicles ripping around the parking lot of Ott’s Park. Officer made contact with both drivers, and it was determined that the vehicles were not ripping around the parking lot of Ott’s Park.