Lincoln County Sheriff?s reports
A 25-year-old Rhinelander man was arrested early Thursday morning on a warrant charge. Just after midnight, an agent with the Federal Fish and Wildlife Service reported encountering a fisherman on Lake Nokomis who was wanted. A check showed the man was wanted by the Oneida County Sheriff for contempt of court. He was brought to the county line and turned over to an Oneida County Deputy there.
The Town of Russell Fire Department along with deputies responded to a fire in the Town of Russell Friday evening. At 8:30 p.m., a 911 caller reported a farm tractor on fire at an address on County Rd. J. When a deputy arrived on the scene a short time later, he found the fire was out. Firefighters cooled off the engine of the tractor which started on fire as it was being driven. No injuries were reported.
Two Price County men will be referred to the DNR after the recreation deputy found speared fish while doing sportsman checks late Friday night in the Town of Somo. The men were leaving the area on County Rd. YY north of State Rd 86 west of Tomahawk when the recreation deputy made contact with them. The passenger, an 18-year-old Ogema man, told the deputy the two were hand catching crayfish but when the deputy observed a fish flopping in a plastic bag on the floor between the man’s legs, he investigated further. The bag contained two suckers and a walleye which the man initially stated he hand caught, but when the deputy found spear marks in the fish the man admitted to spearing them. The driver, a 17-year-old Prentice man, admitted holding a light for his friend and trying to spear fish himself but said he was not successful. Neither man had a fishing license.
Tomahawk Firefighters along with the DNR, a deputy and Tomahawk Police all responded to a grass fire on Saturday morning. The fire was reported off of Kaphaem Road at the city of Tomahawk/Town of Bradley line. When firefighters arrived the small fire had already been put out by a passerby.
A 35-year-old Wausau man was arrested on Saturday afternoon on a warrant charge after a deputy checked on a suspicious vehicle in the Town of Birch. The deputy found the vehicle buried up to its axles in mud on Copper Lake Avenue near County Rd. J just before 1 p.m. The driver advised they had gotten lost and while trying to turn around they got stuck. A check showed the driver was wanted by the Marathon County Sheriff for contempt of court. He was taken into custody and taken to the county line where he was turned over to a Marathon County Deputy.
A 55-year-old Merrill man was injured and cited after a one vehicle crash in the Town of Corning Saturday night. At 10:35 p.m. a cell 911 caller reported a vehicle had left the roadway and struck a power pole on State Rd. 107 at County Rd. FF. When a deputy arrived, he found the truck up against a tree and power lines down. A witness told the deputy the truck was traveling north on State Rd. 107 and it neither stopped nor slowed before it left the roadway and struck a power pole. Emergency workers had to wait for the power to be shut off before they could remove the driver from his vehicle. He was transported to Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he was listed in critical condition in the ICU as of Sunday night. He was cited for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated as a repeat offender. The Town of Corning Fire Department and First Responders assisted at the scene.
For the second week in a row only one deer crash was reported. Two Merrill men struck a bear early Thursday morning, the first such report this year. The men were traveling north on US Hwy. 51 near County Rd. Q in the Town of Scott when the lead vehicle struck and killed the animal. The second vehicle struck it as it lay in the road. Both vehicles had moderate to minor damage.