MERRILL POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS – Merrill Foto News

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13-12-2021
At around 2:20 p.m., a man reported that his ex-wife had sent him harassing texts and may have harassed him. An officer investigated and spoke to both parties involved. The suspect was warned of the harassing text messaging and the alleged stalking behavior.
At approximately 6:26 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a lot on Thielman Street with a report of child abuse. The reporting party said her son came home with a bruise after the child spent the weekend with his father. The officer called and spoke to Lincoln County Social Services. Social services and the relevant law enforcement agency will follow up with the mother regarding this incident.
At approximately 8:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Mill St. for a welfare check. The welfare check was for an elderly woman who was on the phone, but the phone fell. The reporting party wanted officers to make sure everything was okay. Officers contacted the group of elderly women and she said she was fine.
At approximately 10:43 p.m., officers responded to an apartment complex on Woodbine Avenue with a threat of suicide. The declarer said his friend had a knife and was threatening to harm himself. Officers responded and spoke to witnesses and the suspect. The NCHCC has been contacted and accepted emergency detention for the suspect. Subject was transported to North Central Wausau Health Care Center.

14-12-2021
At approximately 7:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment complex on Woodbine Avenue due to a suicide threat. The reporting party said his friend returned to the residence to collect his truck after being released from the NCHCC. His friend threatened to drive his truck off the road. The officers then contacted the young man at his residence. The juvenile was assessed by the NCHCC and then transported to the NCHCC in Wausau.
At approximately 9:26 p.m., an agent responded to a residence in the 1900 block of Jackson St. with a noise complaint. The anonymous report said the neighbor was running his engine. An agent responded and contacted the owner of the vehicle. The owner was verbally warned of a noise ordinance.

15-12-2021
At 10:55 a.m., a caller reported damage to his garage. It appeared that someone had backed up in the garage causing the damage.
At 12:06 p.m., the street department reported that someone had spray-painted sentences in a snowdrift outside the residence (s) containing vulgar language. A rake was used to erase the sentences.
At 8:25 p.m., officers were informed that a man was in a residence and had a warrant for his arrest. The warrant was confirmed and officers attended the residence. Officers found the man asleep and took him into custody for the warrant. He was found in possession of a syringe containing methamphetamine and a bag of gemstones containing methamphetamine. He was further charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug related accessories.
During the remainder of the night and early in the morning, officers were busy removing tree branches, trees, signs, trash cans, and other debris from the roads during the high winds.

16-12-2021
At 3:17 p.m., a company reported that an employee was allegedly stealing money. The investigation is ongoing.
At 9:17 p.m., a caller reported that a driver had struck a stop sign at an intersection. The officers contacted the driver, who displayed signs of intoxication. He refused to perform field sobriety tests and was arrested for operating while intoxicated. An accident report has been completed.

17-12-2021
At 5:04 am, a woman reported that her boyfriend had hit her after an argument. The boyfriend left for work before the officers arrived, but he visited later that day. Based on the woman’s statement, the man will be charged with domestic disorderly conduct.
At 10:12 a.m., an officer carried out a traffic stop for a check-in violation. It was discovered that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license and had a bond opened by the Marathon County Court which states that he must not drive a motor vehicle without a valid license. He was later arrested for jumping on bail and operating on dismissal (linked to OWI) for the third offense. The passenger had a warrant for her arrest in Marathon County and was arrested for that warrant. The driver was also cited for registration violations.
At 3:13 p.m., a caller reported that a man exhibited a knife following an argument with his boyfriend. It was discovered that the suspect had been allowed to live in the garage for some time and was now on his property. An argument broke out between them over missing video games and the man allegedly opened a pocket knife and kept it by his side during the argument. The man is known and the investigation continues.

18-12-2021
At approximately 3:49 a.m., the Lincoln County Dispatch reported that a suspicious man was walking westbound on Riverside Avenue toward Tannery Dr. Several residents called, indicating the group of men were knocking on doors saying they were ‘there were people to kill him. Officers were able to locate the man at a residence near Tannery Dr. Upon investigation, the man was arrested for a probation violation.
At approximately 4:33 a.m., officers were dispatched to a local motel in reference to a welfare check. The report said an intoxicated elderly man was staying in a hotel room with his neighbor’s 13-year-old child. The elderly man was arrested for disorderly conduct and two counts of jumping on bail.
At approximately 8:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to a local department store with a report of two evenings of women concealing merchandise. After investigation, a woman was cited for theft in a municipal retail business.

19-12-2021
At approximately 2:41 p.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in Block 300 of E 2nd St. for a report of people shouting. The men’s party had an active mandate through the Department of Corrections. The man was arrested for a probation violation.


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