Merrill Police reports
4:42 p.m.- An officer responded to the fairgrounds for a reckless driver complaint. The caller stated a vehicle was tearing up the track and came close to workers who were cleaning up the grounds. A traffic stop was conducted on the suspect vehicle and the driver was cited.
2:48 p.m.- Officers responded to the Merrill Aquatic Center for a female who was acting bizarre and had been driving with children in the car. The female driver ended up inside the aquatic center where officers made contact with her. The female displayed signs of drug impairment and was placed through field sobriety tests, which she failed. The female admitted to recent drug use and was arrested for operating while intoxicated 2nd offense with a child under the age of 16, Child Neglect, and two counts of bail jumping. The female also had three active warrants for her arrest.
3:23 p.m.- Officers responded to a probation violation complaint. The caller stated a male party was at an apartment complex that his probation rules state he could not be at. Officers made contact at the apartment he was said to be in. The female tenant allowed officers into her residence and stated the male party was in the bathroom. Officers observed a large pile of clothing on the bed begin to move and the male party was told to come out from hiding under the clothing. The male was arrested for the probation violation.
3:46 a.m.- Officers took a report of an incident between father and son. Several of the issues were civil in nature. The investigating officer will be conducting further follow up for possible disorderly conduct charges based of the argument between the two.
3:04 a.m.- Officers made contact with a male subject who had thrown an entire can of paint out of his vehicle onto the street in the 1100 block of East First Street. This was the 3rd time that officers had dealt with the male subject that evening, who had thrown the can of paint out of his vehicle to express his displeasure after receiving a parking ticket earlier in the evening. He was arrested for disorderly conduct. The street department was contacted to clean up the mess and restitution for the cleanup will added to his charges.
9:05 a.m.- An officer took a report of damage to property at a residence. Someone entered the residence and proceeded to punch holes into the freshly hung dry wall.
7:42 p.m.- Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Cottage Street for a disorderly conduct complaint. It was found a verbal argument had occurred and the parties agreed to separate for the evening. In addition the reporting party was found to have an active warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody.
7:58 p.m.- An officer investigated a vehicle break in where some change was stolen from the vehicle in the 200 block of Douglas Street.