Lincoln County Sheriff?s reports 2-13-13

Pine River firefighters were called out Tuesday morning after a 911 call reported fire alarms sounding at a residence on Majestic Lane. At 8:44 a.m. a cell 911 caller reported smoke alarms sounding at the residence but no fire or smoke was located. A deputy responded along with the fire department. No fire was located and the home owner told the deputy he would look into replacing the detectors.
A teenage runaway from Rock County was found early Wednesday morning after a traffic stop in the Town of Pine River. A deputy stopped a vehicle on US Hwy 51 near State Rd 64 for a traffic violation. In running a check on the passenger he found she was listed as a runaway from Whitewater, WI. The teen was taken into custody and brought to the Sheriff’s Office where an intake worker from Social Services arranged to have her taken to the secure detention center until a parent could bring her back home.
Snow caused problems on the roadways this past week and kept deputies busy. On Tuesday and Wednesday deputies investigated about a dozen slide offs; mostly on US Hwy 51. No injuries were reported in any of the incidents and only a couple involved property damage. On Thursday evening snow again returned to the area and kept deputies busy well into Friday morning. Fifteen slide offs or crashes were investigated including another crash involving a plow truck. Just before 7 a.m. a 35 year old Tomahawk woman lost control while passing an Oneida County plow truck that was driving on the Lincoln County portion of County Rd L. The woman’s vehicle spun around and struck the rear of the truck causing minor damage.
A 50 year old Merrill man, who also lists an address in Wautoma, was arrested early Thursday on a felony warrant charge. A deputy was on the lookout for a vehicle after an officer of the Merrill Police Department reported running the plates and finding the driver was wanted. Just before 4:30 a.m. a deputy spotted the vehicle and stopped it on Pope Rd. Scott L. Schult was located in the vehicle. Schult was wanted by the Waushara County Sheriff on a felony warrant charging him with three counts of fraud against a financial institution. Schult was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was held for the Waushara County Sheriff.
Tomahawk firefighters and a deputy responded to a structure fire early Friday morning in the Town of Bradley. At 1:30 a.m. a cell 911 call reported a possible chimney fire at a residence on Chapman Cove Rd. When a deputy arrived on the scene he had to restrain a bystander who had entered the home with a garden hose and was spraying water into burning wires in the wall of the home. Firefighters reported a fire in the chimney had spread into the wall of the structure and they were able to stop it there. Firefighters were on the scene for over an hour and a half, no injuries were reported.
A 43 year old Milwaukee woman was taken into custody Sunday afternoon on a warrant charge. Kathryn M. Rosio came to the Lincoln County Jail lobby Sunday afternoon and advised the staff she was wanted. A check showed a warrant through the Langlade County Sheriff for contempt of court. Rosio was taken into custody on the warrant and booked into the Lincoln County Jail. She was able to post bond and be released.
The first round from a winter storm moved through the area on Sunday. Rain started in the Merrill area around noon and deputies were keeping a vigilant watch on the highways as trucks from the Lincoln County Highway Department began to spread salt. At 12:50 p.m. the first vehicle left the roadway at US Hwy 51 at Lincoln Drive. As a deputy spoke with the driver five other vehicles left the roadway at the same location. None of those motorists experienced any damage but it took over an hour to clear that section of the highway. Additional crashes were investigated including two vehicle rollovers on US Hwy 51 and two crashes outside Tomahawk where vehicles left the road, one striking a fence and the other striking several trees.
Only two people reported striking deer this past week, including a squad car. A deputy was on patrol early Tuesday morning on State Rd 64 near Spile Dam when the animal struck the marked squad. There was no damage.

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