Merrill Police reports
6:29 p.m.- A caller reported he had rear-ended a vehicle but the vehicle continued on. He stated the driver had slammed on the brakes causing the crash and had held up what appeared to be a gun. He stopped and waited for officers to arrive. The struck vehicle also contacted the police once they arrived home. The driver denied having a gun and stated he held his hands up and had a cell phone which was what the other driver likely saw. Initially a passenger claimed to be the driver and it was found the actual driver has a revoked driver’s license. That driver will be cited for operating after revocation and operating without insurance. The driver of the other vehicle will be cited for following vehicle too close. A crash report was completed.
7:06 p.m.- An officer observed a male who had an active arrest warrant biking on East 1st Street in the 300 block. After a short bicycle pursuit, the male was taken into custody for the warrant. A search of his person revealed drug paraphernalia. The male was cited for the violation.
1:47 p.m.- A female was arrested for a Probation Violation and taken to the jail.