Merrill Police reports
12:01 p.m.- An officer took a report of damage that had been done to a vehicle sometime in the past two weeks. No known suspects.
1:21 p.m.- An officer took a report of a domestic incident where the reporting party was struck by the other half. The officer obtained a statement and spoke to the other party. The report will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for review.
1:37 p.m.- An officer responded to the 100 block of West First Street after taking a report of light smoke coming from a hole in a tree. The investigating officer arrived and discovered that it appeared as if someone had attempted to burn a bee hive that was in the tree. Merrill Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire the rest of the way.
8:50 p.m.- Officers responded to a residence after receiving information that a male subject had struck a female subject. Contact was made with the individuals and it was found that the male subject had struck the female subject in the face. The male subject was arrested and transported to the jail on charges of battery and disorderly conduct.
7:05 a.m.- An officer took a report of damage to property at an apartment building. A suspect was identified and the officer will be speaking with the suspect.
An officer met with a subject who wished to report the theft of their handicap parking placard. No known suspects at this time.
11:40 a.m.- An officer was dispatched to a local business for a shoplifting complaint. The officer was able to review the video and the suspect was identified. The investigation is ongoing.
12:35 p.m.- Officers and deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a vehicle that was traveling towards the city driving erratically. An officer located the vehicle and noted the same erratic driving behavior. A traffic stop was conducted and the operator displayed signs of impairment. The male operator was arrested for operating while under the influence 2nd offense. After the OWI processing and subsequent drug classification exam by the Merrill Police Department Drug Recognition Expert, the male subject was transported to the jail and was booked on charges of OWI 2nd, bail jumping and a probation violation.
9:59 a.m.- An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver did not have a valid license and had numerous warrants for his arrest. The male party was cited for operating without a valid driver license, 4th offense and was arrested for the two active warrants.
4:47 p.m.- Officers responded to a bail jumping complaint. The female caller stated a male party who has a court bond to have no contact with her, came into her residence and used the bathroom and then left. The male was located riding his bicycle and was arrested for bail jumping.
7:45 p.m.- An officer responded to a stolen vehicle complaint. The caller stated they got information that their vehicle was seen in Wausau, which is when they found their vehicle had been stolen. Investigation is ongoing.
6:45 p.m.- An officer observed a male party who he knew had active warrants for his arrest. Contact was made with the male party and the three active warrants were verified. The male party was transported to the jail.
6:59 p.m.- An officer responded to a battery complaint. A juvenile was punched by another juvenile. The juvenile suspect was located and was taken into custody. Social Services was contacted and advised the juvenile could be released to a parent. The juvenile was released to their mother and the juvenile is being referred to Social Services for battery.