Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports
Three people, a 23-year-old man, an 18-year-old woman, and a 48-year-old man, all from Merrill, were arrested last Monday morning after deputies responded to a disturbance in the Town of Merrill. Deputies learned the incident occurred during a property dispute. All three were brought to jail and charged with disorderly conduct. They were released on Tuesday on signature bonds.
A 52-year-old Merrill woman was injured after a one vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in the Town of Merrill. At 4:39 p.m., cell callers reported a vehicle had struck a power pole on County Rd. K north of County Rd. G. When deputies arrived they found the vehicle had struck the pole and was compromising the power lines. Deputies and officers from the Merrill Police Department closed the road for over an hour while the scene was cleared. The driver suffered non-life threatening injuries.
A 66-year-old Tomahawk man was taken into custody Wednesday evening after a deputy checked on a suspicious person complaint in the Town of Bradley. As the deputy was checking the area the driver pulled alongside of his squad to ask what the deputy was doing. Noting signs of intoxication, the deputy placed the man through field sobriety tests and eventually took him into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party.
The Town of Russell Fire Department and deputies responded to a reported structure fire early Thursday morning in the Town of Russell. When deputies arrived, the occupant told them that smoke detectors woke her up and she was able to evacuate the house with her two children and call 911. Russell Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire which was electrical in nature. They were on the scene for about an hour.
A 28-year-old Tripoli man was arrested Thursday evening after deputies responded to a reported disturbance in the Town of Somo. When deputies arrived they determined the intoxicated male had threatened the victim and caused damage inside the home. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where was booked in for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. At an initial appearance on Friday, the man was released on a signature bond.
A 62-year-old Stevens Point man was arrested late Saturday evening after a deputy checked a man’s welfare in the City of Tomahawk. The deputy found the intoxicated man but a check showed he was on probation and as a condition of his probation is not allowed to drink alcohol. The man was taken into custody for violating the terms of his probation and brought to the jail and held.
Sheriff Jeff Jaeger is urging motorists to use extra caution as the number of car deer crashes are up, with nine being reported this past week. Motorists are finding it is staying darker longer, and getting darker earlier during their travels; which is often prime time for deer to be moving. Historically cold and freezing weather brings deer out to the roadways for greener food, and we will be getting into the rut soon as well. Some of the crashes this past week required vehicles to be towed from the scene. The best advice is to slow down, avoid distractions and watch for animals for the next couple of months. Two bear were also struck, a bear was struck and killed by a semi on Friday morning on US Hwy. 51 at County Rd. V. On Saturday night a Tomahawk woman struck a bear just north of that location.