Lincoln County Sheriff?s reports 12-18-13
A 15-year-old Merrill girl was injured after a one vehicle crash on Monday evening in the Town of Scott. At 8:46 p.m. a 911 cell call reported a single vehicle crash on Brandenburg Ave. near the county line. When a deputy arrived on the scene, he found that the 17-year-old Merrill teen who was driving the car was traveling north on Brandenburg Ave. when he lost control on slippery roads, left the roadway and struck a power pole. Lincoln County EMS transported the passenger to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Town of Russell firefighters responded on Tuesday morning for a carbon monoxide alarm sounding at a Town of Harrison home. Just after 7 a.m., a caller reported that her carbon monoxide detector was sounding. Firefighters were at the home on Lon Basco Lane for about half an hour, no illnesses were reported.
A 31-year-old Merrill man will have an additional felony charge added as a warrant is prepared for his arrest after he failed to appear at a plea and sentencing this week in Lincoln County Court. The man was charged in 2013 with felony burglary and misdemeanor theft but failed to appear on Tuesday when he was supposed to be sentenced on the charges. The deputy assigned to security at the Lincoln County Court House is preparing the felony charge against the man.
A 15-year-old Merrill youth was taken to juvenile detention late Tuesday night after deputies investigated a vehicle in the ditch. Just after 10 p.m., a resident on County Rd. E in the Town of Scott called in to report a vehicle had gone into the ditch and the male driver was knocking on their door seeking help. When deputies arrived, they found 15 year old who admitted driving his mother’s car to that location and getting stuck when he tried to turn around. The youth will be cited for operating without a valid license and referred to juvenile authorities for operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.
A 20-year-old Rhinelander man was arrested Thursday evening after a traffic stop in the Town of Bradley. A deputy stopped a vehicle being driven by the suspect on US Hwy. 51 near US Hwy. 8 for a speeding violation. A check showed the man had no insurance and he was wanted by the Oneida County Sheriff on several counts of contempt of court. The man was cited for speeding and not having insurance and was arrested on the warrant charge. He was brought to the county line and turned over to an Oneida County deputy there.
The number of people reporting controlled burns to the 911 center is increasing with the snow cover. You are reminded that if you plan a controlled burn in a well-traveled area you should notify the Sheriff’s Office at either 715-536-6272 or 715-453-5747.
The number of car-deer crashes doubled over last week with eight being reported. Another marked squad car was also damaged. The deputy was traveling on US Hwy. 8 near Crystal Lake Rd. early Friday morning when the deer came out and crashed into the driver’s side door of the car.