MERRILL POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
At 10:18 a.m. a two-vehicle property-damage-only crash was reported. Both vehicles were able to be driven away from the scene.
At 4:21 p.m. a vehicle was stopped and the driver was issued a citation for operating over the posted speed limit.
At 11:22 p.m. a vehicle was stopped and the driver was issued a citation for operating over the posted speed limit.
At 4:10 a.m. an officer conducted a traffic stop. A K9 was requested at the scene and positively alerted to the odor of drugs coming from the vehicle. A search revealed several pieces of drug paraphernalia testing positive for methamphetamine, as well as a small quantity of marijuana. One passenger was found to have a warrant for his arrest and was arrested for that warrant. Enforcement action was taken for possession of THC and drug paraphernalia.
At 2:59 p.m. a store reported a female shoplifting merchandise in the store. The female left in a vehicle prior to officer’s arrival. Her identity is known, and charges were completed for retail theft and bail jumping.
At 7:21 p.m. a caller reported an unknown male kicking her fence and dog at her residence. An officer located the male who fled on foot. The male was caught after a short foot pursuit and was arrested for resisting an officer. The young man was found to be in possession of marijuana and alcoholic beverages, although he was not age twenty-one. He was charged additionally with two counts of disorderly conduct and cited for possession of THC and underage drinking.
At 10:56 p.m. a store employee reported finding a bank bag in the store containing money. The rightful owner was later contacted and the money returned to him.
At 12:02 p.m. a caller reported finding suspected drug paraphernalia while cleaning around a garage. The items were located and had been there for some time. They were properly disposed of.
At 1:36 p.m. a caller reported a female who had a warrant was in the back yard of a residence. It was confirmed the female had a warrant for her arrest, contact was made with her, and she was arrested for that warrant.
At 10:17 p.m. a caller reported her neighbor was intoxicated and was outside ringing a cowbell disturbing her children’s sleep. The neighbor was warned for noise ordinance violation and ceased her noise.
At 11:17 a.m. an officer investigated a minor crash at a parking lot.
At 3:52 p.m. an officer investigated a report that a student on a bus had damaged another student’s prescription glasses and threw them out of the bus window.
At 3:46 p.m. a two-vehicle property-damage-only crash was reported. It was found that the first vehicle had failed to yield the right of way to the second vehicle at a stop sign, causing the crash. The driver of the second vehicle was also found not to have a valid driver’s license. As a result of the crash, the first driver was issued a citation for failing to yield the right of way, and the other driver was issued a citation for operating without a driver’s license.
At 2:54 a.m. a vehicle was stopped for a burned out head lamp and for no license plate displayed on the rear of the vehicle. After contact, it was found the driver had a revoked driving status. The driver was issued a citation for operating with a revoked status and warned for the headlamp and license plate.
At 7:55 p.m. a vehicle was stopped for speeding and after contact, it was found the driver did not have a valid driver’s license.
At 10:58 p.m. officers responded to a parking lot after it was reported that multiple juveniles were sitting in a vehicle and playing loud music there. The vehicle of juveniles was located in the parking lot, and they were warned for the loud music.
At 10:04 a.m. an individual was reported to have entered the reporting party’s garage without consent. Nothing was reported to have been stolen or damaged. After speaking with the reporting party, she stated that she had given the individual consent in the past to go into the garage but had withdrawn the consent since then. The reporting party only wanted the incident documented and so no contact was made with the individual.
At 1:08 p.m. a vehicle was stopped after a search of the license plate showed that the registered owner of the vehicle did not have a valid driver’s license. The driver identified himself as the registered owner and was issued a citation for operating while suspended.
At 5:01 p.m. an individual reported that he believed he had given out his significant other’s credit card information to a scam and money may have been withdrawn from their account. Investigation is ongoing.