Lincoln County Sheriff?s reports
A 27-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested last Monday morning on a warrant charge. A deputy saw the man parking his vehicle at a business on North Fourth Street in the City of Tomahawk and suspected the man did not have a valid driver’s license. A check showed the man’s driving privileges were not only revoked but he was also wanted by the Oneida County Sheriff for contempt of court. Once the warrant was confirmed the man was taken into custody and brought to the Tomahawk Police Department where he was able to post bond. He was also cited for operating a motor vehicle after revocation.
A 24-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested Monday afternoon on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped at a residence on Deer Lake Road in the Town of Bradley north of Tomahawk to conduct follow up. While he was there he recognized the man as being wanted by the Ozaukee County Sheriff. The man was taken into custody and was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
Two subjects appearing in court this week were taken into custody when checks showed they were wanted by other courts. On Tuesday, a 31-year-old Lena woman was taken into custody on a warrant through the Shawano County Sheriff for contempt of court. She was held in the Lincoln County Jail before being returned to that county. On Thursday, a 36-year-old Wausau man was arrested on a warrant through the Marathon County Sheriff for contempt of court. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was able to post a cash bond and be released.
A 77-year-old Wausau man was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon after a traffic stop in the Town of Schley. A deputy stopped the man on State Rd 17 at Heinemann Road at 1:45 p.m. after he observed a vehicle driving over the curbs as he drove south on State Rd 17. When the deputy made contact with the man he detected the odor of an intoxicant and asked the man to complete field sobriety tests and as a result the man was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released from the jail to a responsible party.
A 45-year-old Merrill man was arrested Tuesday evening after deputies investigated a disturbance in the Town of Merrill. Lincoln County Social Services alerted deputies to an incident involving the man and a 15-year-old male at a residence off of State Rd 107. When deputies spoke to the parties involved they learned an altercation had occurred the day before and the suspect struck the victim and grabbed him by the throat. The man was taken into custody on charges of disorderly conduct and battery. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was able to post a cash bond and be released. The investigating deputy indicated he will seek a felony charge of strangulation when charges are referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney.
A 26-year-old Rhinelander woman was taken into custody early Thursday morning after a deputy came across a vehicle in the ditch. The deputy was patrolling on US Hwy 8 at Klade Road in the Town of Bradley north of Tomahawk when he found a vehicle in the ditch at 2:30 a.m. The woman told the deputy she was trying to turn around and got stuck. The driver showed signs of being impaired and was placed through field sobriety tests. As a result she was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. She was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where she was held until late Thursday morning when she was released to a responsible party.
Several grass fires kept crews busy this weekend. On Friday afternoon a fire broke out on US Hwy 51 at County Rd D outside of Tomahawk. A motorist reported that a vehicle lost an exhaust pipe which landed in the ditch and started the fire. Tomahawk firefighters along with deputies and the DNR Rangers were on the scene for about half an hour. On Saturday afternoon, Tomahawk firefighters, deputies, and the DNR responded to a fire on Crass Road in the Town of Bradley. The fire, which was reported just after 1 p.m., is believed to have been caused by careless use of smoking materials. Firefighters were on the scene for just less than an hour. At 2:15p.m., Corning Firefighters along with a deputy and the DNR responded to Farmingdale Road at County Rd Z after a grass fire was reported. Firefighters quickly brought that fire under control and were on the scene for 20 minutes. On Sunday afternoon a caller reported smoke on the west side of the Wisconsin River and the Rec. Deputy and a DNR Warden found a fire that was out of control. The homeowner on Mistwood Road in the Town of Rock Falls admitted to starting the controlled burn which soon got out of hand and spread into the woods and into a woodpile. The Tomahawk Fire Department along with the DNR worked to extinguish the fire.
Early Saturday morning a deputy who was checking on a report of a fire made an arrest for probation violation. Just after midnight a caller called with a concern over a fire alongside of the river on State Rd 107 south of Tomahawk in the Town of Bradley. When the deputy made contact with the man tending the fire, a 30-year-old Tomahawk man, he discovered he was on probation and was violating his rules by drinking. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 25-year-old Gleason man was injured after a one vehicle crash early Saturday morning in the Town of Russell. Just before 2 a.m., a 911 caller reported that a vehicle had left the road and crashed trapping the driver on State Rd 17 at County Rd CCC. The Town of Russell firefighters assisted at the scene and the victim was transported to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center for treatment of his injuries. There he was cited for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
A 72-year-old Merrill man was injured after a building collapse on Saturday in the Town of Corning. The man was working with a family member to tear down a dilapidated building at an address on Farmingdale Road when it collapsed on top of him trapping him by his legs. The man’s wife used a tractor to remove the corner of the building to free him before rescue crews from the Town of Corning along with deputies arrived on the scene. The man was transported for treatment of his injuries to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill.
The number of car deer crashes is down with only three being reported this week. A Tomahawk man escaped with only minor injuries after striking a deer this past Monday afternoon with his motorcycle. The crash occurred on County Rd A at Theis Rd in the Town of King. He refused medical transport from the scene. On Sunday a Wausau man struck a turkey on County Rd C at County Rd X causing reportable damage to his vehicle.