Lincoln County Sheriff?s reports
A 22-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Tuesday evening on a warrant charge. The man came to the lobby of the Lincoln County Jail to turn himself in after he learned deputies were searching for him on a criminal traffic warrant. The man was held overnight for a court hearing and then released on Wednesday after posting a cash bond.
Firefighters responded on Wednesday afternoon after a grass and wildland fire was reported in the Town of Birch. At 3:43 p.m., a cell 911 caller reported an out of control fire that was being driven by high winds and was threatening buildings at a residence on Donovan Drive near Irma. When a deputy arrived a short time later, he found the fire was burning on a barn that had collapsed previously and was going into the woods. Firefighters from the DNR and the Town of Russell Fire Department worked to extinguish the flames. The Tomahawk Fire Department was called to the scene but the fire was brought under control just as they arrived. The DNR Ranger advised the homeowner was not familiar with the burning laws as she is new to the area. He was going to warn her for burning outside of hours but said she would be billed for the suppression efforts. The fire consumed just under seven acres.
A 34-year-old Wausau woman was arrested Thursday morning on a warrant charge. The woman appeared in Lincoln County Court on another matter but a check showed she was wanted by the Marathon County Sheriff for contempt of court. She was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where she was able to post a cash bond and be released.
Tomahawk firefighters and the DNR along with deputies responded to a grass fire alongside US Hwy 51 on Thursday evening. Just after 6 p.m., a caller reported the fire near Tamarack Lane. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control quickly but it did burn an acre and a half of grass. A resident told a deputy that a piece of paper escaped from their burn barrel and caused the fire.
A 40-year-old Merrill man was arrested late Thursday evening on a traffic charge. Deputies responded to Highland Drive in the Town of Corning after a concerned citizen reported a suspicious vehicle parked on the road with its headlights on for an hour. When a deputy arrived in the area, the vehicle was still parked but then pulled away. By the time the deputy caught up to the vehicle, it had stopped at a residence on State Rd. 64 & 107. Contact was made with the operator and he was placed through field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests, the man was arrested for a second offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released from the jail to a responsible party.
On Friday afternoon Tomahawk firefighters and a deputy responded to a small grass fire on County Rd. CC at Welke Road in the Town of Wilson. When emergency units arrived on the scene the fire was already under control.
A 20-year-old Rhinelander man was arrested Saturday evening on outstanding warrants after a traffic stop north of Tomahawk. Just before 6:30 p.m., a vehicle was stopped on County Rd. U at County Rd. A. A check showed the driver was wanted by the Clark County Sheriff for contempt of court. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
The number of car deer crashes has remained at about the same pace for the last month with five being reported this past week. A Tomahawk man struck a coyote on Tuesday night. The man was traveling on County Rd. S near State Rd. 107 when he struck and killed the animal.