Lincoln County Sheriff’s Reports
A 64-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Monday evening on a probation violation charge. A deputy along with a Tomahawk Police Officer went to the area of Bay Mill Road and County Rd. CC in the Town of Bradley after a report was received of a man sitting in the roadway. Upon arrival they discovered the man and he displayed signs that he was intoxicated. A breath test confirmed that and a check showed he was on probation and he was not allowed to consume alcohol as a part of his rules. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
Lincoln County Deputies assisted deputies from Rusk and Price counties after a pursuit that began in Rusk County came through Lincoln County. A Lincoln County Deputy attempted to deploy a tire deflation device to stop the chase as the vehicle traveled east on US Hwy. 8, but the driver was able to avoid them. A short time later Oneida County Deputies joined the pursuit and were able to effectively deflate the vehicle’s tires on US Hwy. 8 near County Rd. N in Woodboro. The investigation was turned back over to Rusk County who initially started chasing the vehicle.
A 34-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a criminal traffic charge after callers reported an impaired driver. A deputy was checking on US Hwy. 8 after cell callers reported two impaired drivers traveling in different directions near the Lincoln and Oneida county line. When the deputy checked the wayside on US Hwy. 8 and County Rd. A, bystanders pointed out a vehicle that was trying to leave. The witnesses told the deputy that the driver showed signs of being impaired including falling down as he tried to walk to the bathroom. At the same time, Oneida County advised the suspect had struck a power pole in their county after going into the ditch near Woodboro. The deputy stopped the man as he tried to leave and placed him through field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests he was taken into custody for a second offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The man was later released from the jail to a responsible party.
Traffic on State Rd. 107 in the Town of Rock Falls was blocked for over an hour on Wednesday after a semi became stuck in the middle of the road. The driver tried to turn into a parking lot and in doing so got his trailer hung up, suspending the wheels above the ground. Deputies warned motorists and re-directed traffic until the road was re-opened just after 4 p.m.
Residents are being warned to be aware of transient workers looking to do low cost home repair or improvement. A resident near the Marathon and Lincoln county lines reported on Thursday morning that a male came to her home and offered to re-pave her driveway for a low cost. When he was contacted by local law enforcement, he had no permits or licenses to work in the area and claimed residency in Arizona. Past experience has shown that many of these contractors perform subpar work or use low grade materials. Often the home owner is not aware of the shoddy work or product until after the contractor is long gone with their money. If you are looking to have home improvements performed around your house you are encouraged to check with your neighbors, friends or the chamber of commerce to get the names of reputable local contractors who can provide you with a proven quality local product.
A 27-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested late Friday evening for violating terms of his probation. Deputies learned that a man under the supervision of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections was drinking in a tavern on County Rd. A in the Town of Bradley north of Tomahawk. A deputy and Tomahawk Police Officer checked the tavern and found the man who admitted to consuming alcohol. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 26-year-old woman who provided an address in Douglas, Ariz. was arrested Saturday afternoon on a warrant through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. On Friday afternoon a probation agent from the Shawano office requested deputies attempt to locate the woman after information was received she was living in Gleason. Deputies went to the address provided but the tenant told them she had not lived there since early in 2015. On Saturday afternoon the wanted woman arrived in the jail lobby inquiring why deputies wanted to see her. Once the warrant was confirmed she was taken into custody and held.
The number of car deer crashes remains high with 12 being reported this past week.