At 11:28 a.m. a crash was reported on Hwy. 51 with a vehicle which fled the scene. A Merrill officer located the involved vehicle at a hotel with three occupants. K9 Dasty conducted a drug sniff of the vehicle and positively alerted to the odor of drugs coming from the vehicle. The driver was identified and he was arrested for hit and run to an occupied vehicle, operating while revoked, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A passenger was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, and another passenger was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
At 11:57 a.m. a caller reported finding a syringe near the Merrill Festival Grounds. The syringe was properly disposed of.
At 3:11 p.m. a male was arrested for a probation violation at the request of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and at 3:46 p.m. another male was arrested for a probation violation at the request of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
At 5:33 p.m. a caller reported sometime since winter someone had stolen the registration plates off her vehicle.
At 6:15 p.m. a caller reported someone stole his mother-in-law’s purse while they were at a park. The mother-in-law called back a short time later to say the purse and contents were located in a friend’s vehicle.
At 8:20 p.m. a caller reported someone had thrown an egg out of a vehicle towards her. It was found a juvenile had thrown the egg. The juvenile was warned for the incident.

At 10:39 a.m. school staff reported a summer school student had stolen some equipment. The student is known, and enforcement action will be taken.
At 11:00 a.m. the owner of a laundromat reported damage to a machine and money removed from it. Surveillance video revealed the suspect, and further investigation is underway.
At 12:43 p.m. a crash was reported on S. Center Ave. at E. Main St. It was found a driver had stopped at the stop sign on E. Main St. and proceeded into the intersection, not seeing the oncoming vehicle on Center Ave. The offender was cited for failure to yield right of way from a stop sign and a crash report was completed.
At 2:50 p.m. a caller reported a neighbor had been yelling inside of an apartment for the past several hours. It was found the male yelling was having an argument with his mother over the phone. Officers could smell the odor of marijuana inside the residence, and paraphernalia and marijuana products were seized. The male was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

At 1:41 p.m. officers were requested by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Probation and Parole to take a male subject into custody for a violation. The male subject was taken into custody and transported to the jail.
An officer took a report of an altercation that had taken place several days earlier. The investigation is ongoing, but a male subject will be referred for charges of substantial battery.

At 7:59 p.m. officers responded to a residence for a report of a male subject who was causing issues. It was found that the suspect had pushed down another individual at the residence. The male suspect was taken into custody for disorderly conduct domestic related.

At 12:22 p.m. an officer was notified by the Park Dept. of damage caused at a park restroom.
At 12:22 p.m. an officer was notified by the Park Dept. of damage caused at a park restroom.
At 5:29 p.m. a caller reported being scammed online. They had paid money for a dog, and when they arrived at the Merrill address to pick up the dog, received no response. The Merrill resident claimed her Facebook account was hacked. Investigation is ongoing.
At 7:14 p.m. a caller reported a man on an electric scooter struck her vehicle at the Merrill Festival Grounds and then fled the scene.
At 9:51 p.m. an officer located a suspect in an earlier hit-and-run crash on an electric scooter and attempted to stop the man. The man fled from officers, and the pursuit was terminated due to safety concerns.

At 1:48 a.m. a caller reported an intoxicated driver leaving a business. A description of the vehicle and registration plate was provided. An officer located the vehicle shortly thereafter and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated (2nd offense).
At 3:37 a.m. an officer located a vehicle and three individuals at a park in violation of the park curfew. It was found the individuals had been consuming intoxicants, with two being age 20 and the last having an open bond prohibiting the consumption of intoxicants. The two 20-year-olds were cited for underage drinking, and the other was cited for park curfew violations and will be summonsed to court for misdemeanor bail jumping.
At 7:59 a.m. a convenience store reported a female had shoplifted various merchandise. The female was arrested three hours later after she shoplifted from another convenience store.
At 10:59 a.m. a convenience store reported a female had shoplifted various merchandise. The female left and returned a short time later. She was arrested for retail theft.
At 12:45 p.m. a pontoon boat was found to have become un-trailered while it was being towed on N. Center Ave. The boat came to rest upside down along the roadside. Two tow trucks were able to remove the pontoon.
At 5:47 p.m. an officer was assisting Lincoln County Jail staff and deputies with a male arrestee who was causing problems at the jail. The arrestee made death threats toward the officer, and he was consequently charged with threats to law enforcement.
At 9:18 p.m. a caller reported she was at work and received calls from her roommate that he intended on plating drugs in the apartment to get her in trouble and was going to beat her when she returned. The roommate was found to have warrants for his arrest through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and Marathon County. He was arrested for his warrants.

At 10:30 a.m. a caller reported a physical domestic altercation that had taken place a couple of months prior. Investigation is ongoing.
At 12:45 p.m. a caller reported an elderly man driving his vehicle on the Riverbend Trail. Officers were unable to locate the man but would like to remind all that the Riverbend Trail is closed to all motor vehicles.

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