MERRILL POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
At 3:59 a.m. officers responded to a residence after the male had been locked out of the house by the female inside when they got into an argument. After speaking with both parties involved, it was found that the male had become physical toward the female and made threats to her after getting into an argument. The male was also found to have two open cases prohibiting any violent behavior. Due to the male’s actions during the incident, the male was taken into custody for disorderly conduct.
At 11:30 a.m. a male was observed riding his four wheeler on the Riverbend Trail and then at a high rate of speed on a city street. The male was also observed to have failed to stop for a stop sign and then returning to riding on the Riverbend Trail, again at a high rate of speed ,after leaving a business. The male was stopped and issued a citation for his speed and for riding on the Riverbend Trail.
At 8:14 a.m. a company reported that a license plate was taken from one of their company vehicles over the weekend. Investigation is ongoing.
At 11:21 a.m. an individual was stopped and issued a citation for driving over the posted speed limit.
At 9:08 a.m. a caller reported a male at the park taking photos of him without his permission.
At 12:57 p.m. a caller reported a male outside of a business yelling and swearing at employees of that business. It was found the suspect was the ex-boyfriend of one of the employees. He was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.
At 2:53pm a caller reported fraudulent activity to her bank accounts. She reported she had searched online seeking information to contact a company. She located information and, in clicking on links, possibly located a false link which led to someone remotely accessing her computer. She then noted a charge for the service from her bank account and noted money was moved from a savings account to her checking account. She was able to freeze the account through her bank. It was found she had moved the money herself while investigating the charge for the service. The bank was able to freeze the account and she did not lose any money.
At 3:45 p.m. an individual was stopped and issued a citation for failing to register their vehicle, failing to obtain a title for the vehicle, not having insurance, and for not wearing a seatbelt.
At 5:55 p.m. a report came in that an ATV was being ridden on a city street at a high rate of speed. The ATV was located and the driver was issued a citation for the incident.
At 11:00 p.m. officers responded to a residence after a female, whom the reporting party did not know, was reported to have entered their garage on the property. Before officers’ arrival, the female was reported to have exited the garage and went to a nearby alleyway behind the property. The female was located by officers once they arrived and then taken into custody for trespassing after speaking with the homeowners.
At 1:45 a.m. a vehicle was stopped after it was observed being operated without any head lamps or tail lamps illuminated during hours of darkness. While speaking with the driver during the initial contact, the officer noted multiple clues of intoxication and had him step out to go through the roadside sobriety tests. After the roadside sobriety tests, the driver was taken into custody for operating while intoxicated and issued two citations.
At 3:43 p.m. a two-vehicle crash with no injury was reported. After speaking with both drivers, it was found that one driver had failed to see the other vehicle as they went to turn. The driver who had failed to see the other vehicle was issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way when making a turn.
At 1:11 p.m. an individual reported that their wallet had been taken from their apartment. The investigation is ongoing.
At 9:45 p.m. an individual reported that vehicles had been driving past her residence throwing objects in the yard and at the vehicles parked in the driveway. Individuals were also reported to have been walking through the alleyway and through the yard. Officers were able to locate multiple objects that had been thrown at the vehicles and damage caused to the vehicles by the objects hitting them. One individual was suspected of being responsible for the behavior but, when spoke to, denied any involvement in it. The investigation is ongoing.
At 9:55 p.m. an individual reported that there was a male throwing chicken at vehicles in a parking lot. Officers were able to locate the individual who had thrown the chicken at multiple cars, and he was issued a citation for disorderly conduct.
At 11:00 p.m. an individual reported that someone was hitting their vehicle while they were parked in a parking lot and sitting inside the vehicle. The reporting party was able to identify to officers who had struck their vehicle. Officer spoke to the party who admitted to striking the vehicle but did not think he had caused any damage. The individual was taken into custody for the incident, as he had been warned earlier in the night for his disorderly behavior.