At 11:24 a.m. a crash was reported at the intersection of E. First St. and Center Ave. One of the drivers was issued a citation, and both vehicles were able to be driven away from the scene.
At 11:38 a.m. officers were dispatched to a store for a shoplifting complaint. The suspected individual was found to have concealed two items and was taken into custody as a result of the incident.
At 9:53 p.m. officers and the Merrill Fire Department personal responded to a residence after flames were reported to be coming from the front porch. The flames were quickly extinguished by officers and the Merrill Fire Department, with little damage caused to the front porch by the flames.

At 8:07 a.m. a report was made of a street sign being knocked down off of Memorial Dr. Tire tracks could be seen in the snow leading up to the sign, but at this time no vehicle has been associated with the damage.
At 1:17 p.m. an individual was taken into custody for charges from another agency and an outstanding warrant. The individual was transported to the Lincoln County Jail without incident.
At 3:18 p.m. two doors were reported to have been vandalized at a business. The doors were located in a secure area of the business and were severely damaged. Investigation is ongoing.

At 3:11 p.m. an officer was dispatched to a residence on Cleveland St. The reporting party stated that his fiancé had been getting numerous parking tickets from a vehicle that had been parked on the street. The reporting party stated that the vehicle belonged to his neighbor. The registered owner stated that he would get the registration plates fixed on the vehicle.
At 6:31 p.m. officers were dispatched to a local department store for a report of two females taking a $50 child’s coat without paying for it. The investigation is ongoing.
At 10:55 p.m. officers were dispatched to a residence on Eugene St. The reporting party stated that there were people fighting and someone was blocking her driveway access. Officers made contact with the complainant. The complainant stated there was a gentleman following her home after she got done bartending. She then went to 1-900 Bar and had someone else follow her home because of the other guy following her. When she arrived home, the suspect was at the end of her driveway blocking access. Officers responded on scene, but were unable to make contact with the suspect. Officers also checked the suspect’s residence and received no answer. The investigation is ongoing.

At 10:51 a.m. an officer was dispatched to the Aspirus Merrill Hospital for a female party who wanted to report an incident that took place with her boyfriend a few days prior. An officer interviewed the female and it was reported that she broke her back after being pushed on the couch by her boyfriend. The boyfriend was later arrested for substantial battery.
At approximately 7:53 p.m. officers and Merrill Fire were dispatched to a two-vehicle on E. First St. One of the vehicles involved was reported to be on fire with a female trapped in the vehicle. One vehicle was being operated with a female passenger and struck a parked unoccupied vehicle. Officers and EMS crew were able to get everyone out of the vehicle. The driver was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated Causing Injury. The driver and female passenger were later transported to Aspirus Wausau hospital for their injuries.

At 7:26 a.m. officers responded to a residence after a male with an active warrant was believed to be there. The male was taken into custody and booked into the Lincoln County Jail without incident.
At 5:37 p.m. a wallet was located at a local store. Officers were able to return the wallet to the owner.
At 10:13 p.m. officers were dispatched to a residence where it was reported a male was in the house and the resident did not want him there. Upon arrival, officers learned that the male was already packing up his belongings, and officers stood by until the male left the residence.

At 2:07 a.m. officers observed a vehicle, that was believed to be involved in a hit-and-run at a local bar, drive past before pulling into a residential driveway. An officer made contact with a male in the driver’s seat of the vehicle and immediately observed signs of impairment consistent with being under the influence of alcohol. The male was put through the standard field sobriety tests and provided a preliminary breath sample. As a result of the tests and breath sample, he was taken into custody for operating while under the influence, first offense.
At 11:25 a.m. officers responded to a local business after a male party refused to leave. The male was arrested for trespass to dwelling, theft, possession of THC, and six counts of felony bail jumping.
At 10:31 p.m. officers responded to a report of flames coming out of an electrical outlet in the basement of a residence. Upon arrival to the residence, no flames were seen coming from the outlet, and the Fire Department responded soon after.

At 3:00 p.m. a crash with minor damage was reported to have occurred in a business parking lot. The parties had exchanged information and left the scene by the time officers were notified.
At 6:38 p.m. officers were dispatched to a business for a report of a female shoplifting. The female admitted to taking the items and was cited as a result of the incident.
At 8:16 p.m. officers responded to a residence for a male and female in a verbal altercation. The male had pushed the female into a wall and then struck her three times. The male fled on foot as officers arrived and could not be located. A warrant for the male’s arrest was requested.

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