MERRILL POLICE REPORTS
At 7:39 a.m. a caller reported another tenant of the apartment complex opened her mail. The tenant was spoken to and stated the mail had been mis-delivered to him and he opened it before realizing it belonged to the caller.
At 9:37 a.m. a female was arrested for a probation violation at the request of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
At 1:03 p.m. a hotel reported a male had earlier stolen a donation jar from the front desk. Surveillance video showed the male, and officers recognized him. He was later located and arrested for the theft and numerous counts of bail jumping.
At 9:26 p.m. a caller reported a suspicious male at the high school wearing a headlamp and poking around the grass. officers knew this male to be searching for night crawlers, as he does so regularly.
At 11:14 a.m. a caller reported the theft of prescription medication. Investigation is ongoing.
At 1:20 p.m. a caller reported the theft of tools from his business. Investigation is ongoing.
At 2:32 p.m. a caller reported a man had been visiting his elderly mother at the hospital and had been drinking beer with her. The man was reportedly intoxicated and had open bonds prohibiting him from consuming intoxicants. An officer located the man and he was arrested for operating while intoxicated (3rd offense) and will be charged with bail jumping.
At 4:34 p.m. a caller reported damage to a vehicle sunroof. The body shop informed the caller the damage was intentional and appeared to be from someone prying at the window.
At 9:00 p.m. an officer was patrolling by a park and could smell the odor of marijuana. Several youths were present and contact was made with them. One youth turned over a baggie containing marijuana. He was cited and released to a parent. A second youth was cited for underage tobacco violation and a third youth was found to be a runaway and his father responded to pick him up.
At 3:10 p.m. an officer responded to a report of a hit-and-run accident that had occurred in the parking lot of a business on E. Main St.. The striking vehicle was located and an accident report was completed.
At 9:14 p.m. officers responded to a report of an altercation that had taken place at a residence. The one party had already left prior to the arrival of officers. After speaking with all parties involved, the two individuals will be referred to the District Attorney for disorderly conduct.
At 3:46 p.m. an officer took a fraud report from an individual who had sent money to another person online for the purchase of a dog. Prior to the reporting party getting the dog, the other half ceased communication and never provided a dog. The investigation is ongoing.
At 7:59 a.m. a caller reported someone had entered her vehicle earlier in the morning and stolen a wallet and credit cards. An officer was later able to view surveillance video and identified one of the culprits. The investigation led to several youths being identified as involved in entering unlocked vehicles and stealing from them. Formal enforcement will be taken after the investigation in completed.
At 11:19 a.m. a caller reported a male attempted to enter her residence and was confronted by her juvenile son. The male ran from the scene. It is unknown what the man’s intentions were. Investigation is ongoing.
At 11:52 a.m. a caller reported someone had stolen a credit card from his vehicle overnight and attempted to use it. It was found a group of youths had been entering unlocked vehicles and stealing from them. The youths have been identified and it was found one had attempted to use the stolen credit card to purchase a pair of shoes. Enforcement action is forthcoming.
During the course of an investigation, several youths were found to have been entering vehicles and stealing items from inside. The officer found additional stolen property which the youths do not recall where they stole it from. At this time no one has come forward to report the thefts involving the recovered stolen property.
At 12:41 p.m. a caller reported a crash on State St. at W. Main St. It was found a vehicle had been slowing, preparing to stop at the intersection, and the vehicle behind him rear-ended him, as that driver was searching for his wallet rather than watching the roadway.
At 9:47 p.m. a store reported a male had attempted to steal from the store. It was found the man had several open bonds, most of which were for retail theft. The man was arrested for retail theft, six counts of felony bail jumping and four counts of misdemeanor bail jumping. The man was also cited for remaining or going on property after being ordered to leave, as he has been warned in the past he is not allowed at that store any longer.
At 6:25 p.m. a caller reported someone stole his bicycle from the high school while he was attending an event. It was found the caller’s sibling had taken the bicycle and it wasn’t stolen.
At 8:00 a.m. an officer observed a driver he knew had a revoked driver’s license. The officer conducted a traffic stop, and the driver was also found to have a warrant for her arrest through Marathon County. She was arrested for the warrant and cited for operating after revocation.
At 9:52 a.m. the Merrill Parks & Rec. Dept. reported finding graffiti spray painted on various areas of a park.
At 12:51 p.m. K9 Dasty assisted at the Lincoln County Jail conducting a drug sniff in a cell block after it was found an inmate had brought drugs into the jail.
At 8:56 p.m. an officer discovered graffiti on a restroom wall at a park.
At 10:42 p.m. an officer conducted a traffic stop for a registration violation. A female in the vehicle provided a false name. Her true name was determined, and it was found she had a warrant for her arrest through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. She was arrested for the warrant and for obstructing an officer.
At 3:19 p.m. a crash was reported on E. 3rd St. at Lake St. It was found a driver had failed to yield right of way from a stop sign, causing the crash. A crash report will be completed and the offending driver was cited for failure to yield right of way from stop sign.
At 4:41 p.m. a hit-an- run crash was reported that had occurred a couple of hours prior. The owner of the vehicle observed a vehicle back out of a neighboring driveway and striking her vehicle. A crash report will be completed and investigation into the suspect will be forthcoming.
At 5:24 p.m. a caller reported juveniles in the roadway that were being vulgar, swearing at passersby. Contact was made with the juveniles, and the caller provided a photo of the youth yelling profanities. Enforcement action will be taken against the youth.
At 10:46 a.m. officers were dispatched to a residence for a possible disturbance. It was found that the incident was verbal in nature. A male subject was taken into custody for three failure-to-appear warrants.
At 3:39 p.m. officers responded to a report of a possible stolen vehicle. During the course of the investigation, it was found that one individual involved had been violating the terms of an open Marathon County bond that prohibited contact with the other party. The male subject will be referred to the District Attorney for charges of bail jumping. The vehicle in question was not truly stolen and was later located.
At 8:54 p.m. officers were dispatched to a residence for a report of a male subject who had been yelling at passing vehicles and pedestrians. Contact was made with the male subject who admitted to the behavior. During the course of the contact, it was found the male subject had an open bond that prohibited the consumption of alcohol. The male subject admitted to drinking and was clearly intoxicated. He was taken into custody on charges of bail jumping and disorderly conduct.
Officers located numerous instances of graffiti and damaged property at several parks throughout the city throughout the weekend.
At 1:34 p.m. officers responded to a residence for a report of a domestic disturbance. Prior to officers arriving, the male suspect had left the residence, but he was later located. The male subject was taken into custody for multiple charges including battery, child abuse, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, intimidation of a victim domestic related. Another individual at the residence was also taken into custody for a warrant through Forest County.
At 7:03 p.m. officers and EMS responded to a report of an intoxicated individual needing medical attention. As a result of the investigation, several parties were cited for underage drinking.
At 7:11 p.m. an officer responded to a residence for a report of a possible burglary where a couple of items were taken. The investigation is ongoing.