Lincoln County Sheriff?s reports, 4-30-14 edition
Sheriff Jeff Jaeger is reminding residents who are planning spring clean-up to properly dispose of their trash. Now that snow has melted away, garbage dumps are starting to appear on the side of the roadway. One case in the Harrison Hills was turned over to the DNR after numerous bags of garbage that were found contained mail for a possible suspect. Also this past week, a Town of Scott man will be cited for trespassing after a neighbor found over 50 car tires on his land. If your waste is larger than curbside pickup allows, the Lincoln County Solid Waste Landfill is located off of County Rd. R in the Town of Merrill. Starting on Thursday, the landfill will switch to summer hours and will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and also on the first and third Saturday’s from 8 a.m. until noon.
The Lincoln County recreation deputy will be citing two Merrill men and warns others to not mud run on roads or state or county land. A deputy was traveling on Horn Lake Rd. this past Friday when he came across two mud covered trucks, one of which almost struck him as the truck rounded a corner too fast. Contact was made with the occupants who denied mud running but damage was found throughout the area and the group eventually admitted to causing it. The rec. deputy is also investigating damage that was done to a snowmobile trail off of Horn Lake Rd. where a truck appears to have traveled past a gate and caused damage. If you see vehicles causing damage on roadways you are asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office as soon as possible. Violators can face citations or criminal charges and can be held responsible for road repairs which can cost thousands of dollars.
A 17-year-old Merrill man was taken into custody on Sunday afternoon on drug charges after a DNR Warden stopped to check on four people parked at Council Grounds State Park and saw a device commonly used to smoke marijuana in the automobile. The driver admitted to a deputy that the drug paraphernalia and the marijuana that was later located belonged to him. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was booked on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was later released after posting a cash bond.
Six people reported striking deer this past week, up from last week’s total. A Merrill man also reported hitting a bobcat this past week. The man struck the animal early Monday morning in the Town of Pine River near State Rd. 64 and County Rd. X. The man retained the animal and was going to obtain a tag from the DNR. On Sunday evening, a Rhinelander man struck a turkey while driving on County Rd. D near County Rd. H in the Town of King outside of Tomahawk.