Merrill Police reports
11:17 a.m.- An officer observed a male operating a vehicle that he knew had a warrant for his arrest. The man was arrested for the warrant.
3:39 p.m.- A caller reported someone had stolen several bottles of medication from her unlocked vehicle at an unknown time.
7:26 p.m.- A store reported a man had shoplifted several items. Surveillance video was reviewed and the officer will be attempting to identify the suspect.
8:30 p.m.- A caller observed a vehicle spin out of control on E. 1st St. at Logan St. The vehicle left the roadway, spun through a snowbank and struck a small tree. The driver then fled the scene. Officers located the vehicle a short ways away. The driver reported driving too fast and losing control. She was cited for hit and run, open intoxicants in a motor vehicle and operating too fast for conditions. A crash report was completed.
8:14 a.m.- a male was arrested for a probation violation at the request of Probation & Parole.
12:35 p.m.- A caller reported her estranged husband was continuously calling her in violation of court order. The man was arrested for bail jumping.
1:01 p.m.- A caller reported a domestic dispute at a residence. It was found a male and female had a verbal argument which progressed into the male jumping on the roof of the female’s vehicle as she was attempting to leave the residence. The male was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.
2:23 p.m.- A male was arrested for a probation violation at the request of Probation & Parole.
5:29 p.m.- A caller reported she had been scammed out of several hundred dollars after she responded to an ad for a rental. It was found the scam artist had created a fake website which appeared to be a legitimate realty site. The scammer had copied legitimate listings and photos from a legitimate realty site to use on his fake site. The scammer instructed the victim to send money to a store in another state.
8:09 p.m.- A caller reported someone attempted to scam his neighbor out of tens of thousands of dollars. The neighbor received a phone call from a male claiming to be her grandson. He claimed he had been arrested and needed the money for bail and legal fees. The near-victim obtained a cashier’s check for the amount but checked with her neighbor who is a retired detective. He immediately recognized this as a scam attempt. Luckily she had not yet sent the money and suffered no loss.
5:53 p.m.- An officer was assisting probation and parole and made contact with a male party at his residence. The male had been drinking and was arrested for a probation violation.
9:10 a.m.- An officer responded to a hazardous situation complaint. The caller advised there was a vehicle parked on the railroad tracks, unoccupied. Vehicle was towed from the location. Contact was attempted with the owner and the investigation is ongoing.
7:49 p.m.- Officers responded to a burglary complaint. The caller advised when they got home; they noticed their apartment appeared to have been broken in to. The caller has a suspect in mind and the investigation is ongoing.