MERRILL POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS
At 2:10 p.m. a convenience store reported a male had damaged a credit card machine by punching it. The male’s identity is known and enforcement action is forthcoming.
At 7:26 p.m. an officer conducted a traffic stop for a registration violation. The driver was found to have two warrants for his arrest through Marathon County. The man was arrested for the warrants.
At 1:42 p.m. a caller reported someone stole medication from her mail. Investigation is ongoing.
At 1:48 p.m. a caller reported a package she ordered was mis-delivered. She made contact at the residence who reported they had not received her package. The officer will be following up with the postal service to determine if and where the package was mis-delivered or if it was potentially stolen.
At 8:45 a.m. a caller reported she had been approached by an unknown male in the parking lot at her place of employment at approximately 4:40 a.m. on this date. The man used his cell phone to either capture videos and/or photos of her and her vehicle. The incident made her feel uncomfortable. The male was later identified and determined that his actions were innocent in nature and there was no threat to the caller.
At 1:19 p.m. a caller reported returning to her residence to find damage to her door frame and items inside that did not belong to her. Officers cleared the residence and nobody was located inside. Nothing was reported missing from the residence. It was later determined the person who had entered the residence was a friend who had a key and the damage to the door frame was old damage.
At 3:02 p.m. a caller reported observing a male walking, who had been pounding on his door at 2:00 a.m. He had observed the man on his home surveillance camera and then observed him in a neighborhood and going door to door. The caller was concerned the man was maybe attempting to burglarize residences and called in. Contact was made with the man, who reported he was looking for someone to “hang out with him,” and he did not know anybody at any of the residences he was at. He was warned to cease this behavior.
At 10:27 p.m. a caller reported a female screaming, pounding on doors, and accusing people in the apartment complex of being involved with drugs. The female had entered the apartment of another tenant, uninvited, and was accusing him of being involved with drugs. This tenant did not wish to have her charged with trespassing. The female was also found to have damaged a door frame in the complex. The female was arrested for criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. When officers attempted to arrest her, she began screaming and pulling away from them. As such, she was additionally charged with resisting an officer.
At 7:49 a.m. a caller reported finding a social security card at a gas station parking lot. Contact was made with a family member of the cardholder who agreed to have the owner pick her card up.
At 9:27 a.m. a convenience store reported two juveniles had stolen candy the previous day. The officer will be attempting to identify the youths.
At 3:58 p.m. a crash was reported on E. 3rd St. at Mill St. A driver had failed to yield right of way at the stop sign on Mill St., entered E. 3rd St., and the collision occurred. A crash report was completed, and the offending driver was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign.
At 6:27 p.m. a caller reported being the victim of a scam. The man reported receiving a phone call from a female claiming to be from Spectrum. He provided his credit card information for services but became suspicious after the call. He contacted Spectrum and found nobody from their business had contacted him. He was able to cancel his credit card before any unauthorized charges were made. Investigation is ongoing.
At 3:21 a.m. a male arrived at the police department to turn himself in for a warrant. The warrant was confirmed and he was arrested.
At 3:57 a.m. a caller reported a man had been in his garage pounding on his door. The man stated he was there looking for a male and female who did not reside there. The man left on foot and officers were unable to locate him. It is believed the man was intoxicated and at the wrong address.
At 6:13 p.m. a caller reported a male she did not know came to her door and asked her to hang out. She declined his request and he left. She decided to stay elsewhere for the night, as she was concerned about the man’s intent. Officers suspected a man known to them, as he has done this same activity at other residences and has been warned to stay off other people’s property.
At 11:15 p.m. a caller reported a male she did not know who had been standing on her porch and walking around her lawn. The man was reported to have been standing on her porch for 10 minutes looking through her window but had not knocked. Contact was made with the man, who stated he was on her property to attempt to befriend her. The man has been warned multiple times against this behavior and was arrested for disorderly conduct.
At 11:37 p.m. an officer made contact with the occupants of two vehicles at a park in violation of park curfew. The officer could smell the odor of marijuana coming from one of the vehicles. An occupant was found to be in possession of THC, and a search of the vehicle revealed two marijuana pipes. The man was cited for possession of THC.