Lincoln County Sheriff?s reports
A 23-year-old Wabeno man was arrested late last Sunday night on criminal charges after a deputy stopped a vehicle going almost 100 MPH on US Hwy. 51. A cell 911 caller reported a vehicle traveling south on US Hwy. 51 near Tomahawk in excess of 90 MPH. As the caller was giving information, the vehicle made a U-turn and started traveling north at a high rate of speed from Irma. A deputy spotted the vehicle which was traveling over 80 MPH, but the vehicle accelerated and was clocked at 98 MPH before the deputy was able to stop it near County Rd. S. The driver displayed signs of intoxication but refused field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody on a third offense charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The man will also be summonsed into court for operating after revocation, operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device installed and misdemeanor bail jumping. The suspect violated terms of an open bond in Oneida County Court where he was charged in December of 2014 with a third offense OWI. It is possible the Lincoln County case could be amended to a felony fourth offense OWI if the man is convicted in the Oneida County case.
An 18-year-old Merrill man was arrested last Monday afternoon on warrant charges after the man turned himself in at the Lincoln County Jail. Just before 2:30 the man arrived in the lobby of the jail and informed the staff he was wanted. A check showed warrants from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and Forest County. The man was arrested and turned over to corrections staff.
A 20-year-old Tomahawk man was taken into custody early Tuesday morning after deputies and EMS responded to a traffic crash in the Town of Bradley. Just after 3:30 a.m. the highway department found a vehicle that had spun out and crashed on County Rd. S under US Hwy. 51 south of Tomahawk. When deputies made contact with the driver, he displayed signs of intoxication and was placed through field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests he was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was also cited for driving on a suspended license before being released from the Lincoln County Jail.
A 36-year-old Tomahawk woman was arrested early Friday morning after a deputy came across a vehicle in the ditch in the Town of Bradley. Just before 2 a.m., a deputy came across a vehicle off the road at US Hwy. 8 and Tannery Road and a second vehicle trying to remove it. The driver had a strong odor of intoxicants and was asked to perform field sobriety tests. After she repeatedly failed to follow instructions, she was arrested on a second offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The woman was later booked in and held at the Lincoln County Jail for violating terms of her probation.
A 45-year-old Tomahawk man was taken into custody early Saturday morning after a deputy investigated a vehicle in the ditch. Just before 12:30 a.m., a deputy on patrol saw a vehicle stuck in the ditch on Tomahawk River Road in the Town of Bradley. The driver admitted to drinking and performed field tests after which he was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party.
Two Illinois snowmobilers were brought to the Lincoln County Jail early Saturday morning after a traffic stop led to drug charges. A deputy saw the pair going north on the Hiawatha Trail north of Tomahawk just after 12:30 a.m. The lead sled had no working tail lamp and both sleds drove through stop signs at Roberts Road and Heafford Road. The sleds did stop just into Oneida County and both drivers, a 23-year-old man from Trivoli, IL and a 39-year-old man from Bellevue, IL were placed through field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests both were taken into custody for operating a snowmobile while intoxicated. During a search, deputies found marijuana and drug paraphernalia on both men. After being processed for the OWI the men were booked on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They were later released to a responsible party after posting cash bond.
A 25-year-old Merrill man is in the Lincoln County Jail after deputies investigated a disturbance in the Town of King on Saturday. Just before 5:30 p.m. a 911 call reported an intoxicated man was causing problems at a cabin on Sandy Lane. When deputies arrived they learned the intoxicated man began a fight with a friend while around a camp fire and then continued the fight with a family member who was eventually struck by the suspect and injured. The suspect was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, battery and bail jumping. The victim was checked at the scene by paramedics from Tomahawk EMS but he refused medical transport. Unable to post bond, the suspect remains in the Lincoln County Jail where he was held for an initial appearance on Monday. The Tomahawk Police assisted at the scene.
A 40-year-old Tomahawk man was taken into custody early Sunday morning after a traffic stop in the City of Tomahawk. A deputy was traveling in the 35 MPH zone on County Rd. A on the north side of Tomahawk when a southbound vehicle passed him at 66 MPH. The vehicle was stopped near Mohawk Drive and the driver was placed through field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests the man was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party.
The number of car deer crashes has gone down dramatically with only three being reported this past week. A Tomahawk man who struck a deer on Friday morning was also arrested. The man called early Friday morning to report striking a deer on County Rd. D near County Rd. H. A check on the 28-year-old man showed he was wanted by the Oneida County Sheriff for contempt of court. The man was taken into custody on the warrant charge and brought to the Oneida County Jail and turned over.