Lincoln County Sheriff?s reports 3-5-14
A 30-year-old Merrill man was arrested Thursday morning after a traffic stop in the City of Merrill. A deputy stopped a vehicle traveling on north Center Ave just before noon after he recognized the driver and knew he was wanted. After confirming the warrant, the man was taken into custody on the warrant for violating terms of his probation. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
Two people were injured after a two car crash Friday evening in the Town of Pine River. A cell 911 call at 6:22 p.m. reported the crash on County Rd. P at Range Line Rd. According to the deputy’s report, a vehicle being driven by a 31-year-old Merrill man was traveling south on Range Line Rd. when it pulled out in front of a eastbound vehicle being driven by a 46-year-old Bowler man. The Bowler man and his 13-year-old passenger were both injured in the crash. The driver was transported by Lincoln County EMS to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center where he was treated and released. The juvenile was released to a parent on the scene. The 31-year-old Merrill man denied any injury but will be cited for failing to yield; the other driver will be cited for failing to fasten his seat belt. The Pine River Fire Department and First Responders assisted at the scene.
A 39-year-old Merrill man was taken into custody late Friday night after deputies investigated a vehicle in the ditch in the Town of Merrill. At 10:52 p.m., a passerby reported a vehicle stuck in the ditch on Pier Street near Schulz Spur Rd. When a deputy arrived on the scene, he made contact with the driver and noted a strong odor of an intoxicant and asked the driver to perform field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests, the driver was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party.
A 47-year-old Tomahawk man was taken into custody early Saturday morning after the Rec. Deputy stopped a snowmobile in the Town of Bradley. The deputy stopped the sled on Heafford Rd. near County Rd. L at 12:40 a.m. after he witnessed it driving down the middle of the roadway. The driver showed signs of impairment and was placed through field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests, he was taken into custody for operating a snowmobile under the influence of an intoxicant. He was later released to a responsible party.
A 26-year-old Merrill woman escaped injury Saturday morning after a one vehicle crash in the Town of Pine River. At 8:59 a.m., cell callers reported a pickup traveling south on US Hwy. 51 had struck black ice and lost control before rolling off of US Hwy. 51 at State Rd 64. The initial report indicated the truck might have been on fire but when deputies arrived minutes later they found no fire. The woman was checked on the scene but refused medical transport. The Pine River Fire Department assisted as one lane of the road was closed for two hours while the truck was removed.
A 52-year-old Merrill man was arrested Saturday afternoon for violating the terms of his probation. Deputies responded to a home on Vista Drive in the Town of Merrill after a caller reported that a man had been drinking in violation of his probation. When deputies arrived, they asked the man to perform a breath test which showed the man was intoxicated. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held on a probation hold.
A 24-year-old Florida woman, originally from Tomahawk, was taken into custody on Saturday evening on a traffic charge. A deputy stopped the vehicle after he observed it drive through the four way stop at Somo Ave. and North Fourth St. in Tomahawk. When contact was made with the driver, the deputy noted the odor of an intoxicant and asked her to perform field sobriety tests. At the conclusion of those tests, the woman was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. She was later released to a responsible party.
A 17-year-old Irma man was taken into custody early Sunday morning on a traffic charge after a deputy located a vehicle in the ditch in the Town of Merrill. The deputy found the truck in the ditch on County Rd. C near County Rd. K. When he checked it, the truck was empty but he found a case of beer in the ditch nearby. As the deputy was waiting for a tow truck to arrive, a second truck pulled up but left quickly when the driver saw the squad car. A second deputy followed the second truck and stopped it for an equipment violation. The passenger in the truck turned out to be the driver of the truck in the ditch. The man admitted to drinking and driving and putting the vehicle in the ditch. He was placed through field sobriety tests and then taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party.
Only two people reported striking deer this past week; including a deputy. Just before midnight on Wednesday, the deputy struck the deer with a marked patrol car on Pier Street near Fowler Driver, only minor damage was found.