Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 50-year-old Merrill woman was arrested last Monday afternoon on a felony warrant charge. Deputies confirmed the woman was wanted by the Outagamie County Sheriff for theft. She was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held for transfer back to that county.
A 59-year-old Tomahawk woman was injured after a single vehicle crash Wednesday evening in the Town of Wilson. At 8:30 p.m., a cell 911 caller reported a vehicle had left the road and crashed on County Rd. CC at Somo Dam Drive. The driver refused medical treatment but was cited for speeding and for failing to maintain control of her auto. Alcohol may be a factor in the crash.
A 28-year-old Merrill woman was arrested Wednesday evening on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped the vehicle the woman was riding in on East Main Street and Big Eddy Road for an equipment violation. A check showed she was wanted by the Pepin 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.
A 30-year-old Merrill man was arrested Thursday afternoon on a warrant charge. Deputies found the man at his home just after 4 p.m. The Wisconsin Department of corrections had requested the man be arrested for violating terms of his electronic monitoring. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
The Town of Russell Fire Department along with the DNR Fire Ranger and deputies all responded Thursday evening after a wild land fire was reported in the Town of Schley. A cell 911 caller reported the fire on County Rd. X just after 5 p.m. Firefighters from the Town of Russell were able to quickly bring the fire under control. The DNR remained on the scene for about an hour.
A 48-year-old West Bend man was taken into custody early Friday morning after deputies responded to a crash in the Town of Harrison. Just before 5:30 a.m., a caller reported that a vehicle had left Bear Trail Road and struck a vehicle parked in the lawn of a residence. He was placed through field sobriety tests and was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party.
A town of Pine River man is the victim of a scam. The man was on a social media site when he received a friend request from a woman he did not know. The man accepted the request and started talking with the woman via chat and text messaging. After several months the woman asked the man to help her with a financial issue and mailed him a check for $8,000. She instructed him to send money to three people she owed money to. The victim made two cash transfers totaling over $4,000 to the two people. After the money was sent, the bank realized the check was a fake. The man now owes the local bank the money it had deposited in his account. A deputy is investigating the case but in most cases like this the suspects all live outside of the United States and the chances of recovering the money is slim.
Tomahawk Firefighters along with the DNR Ranger and deputies responded to a wildland fire Saturday afternoon in the Town of King. At 1:19 p.m., a cell 911 caller reported that a lawnmower had started on fire and the fire was now spreading into the pine trees on County Rd. A near Blue Heron Rd. Firefighters were on the scene for about an hour, no buildings were damaged.
A 30-year-old Schofield man was arrested late Saturday night on a warrant charge. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office asked Lincoln County Deputies to watch US Hwy. 51 for a possible impaired driver traveling south. Deputies located and stopped the vehicle. In checking the driver he was found to not be impaired, but he had a warrant through Oneida County for contempt of court. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held until Sunday morning when he was able to post a cash bond and be released.
The number of car deer crashes has gone up and motorists should use caution as this time of the year normally brings an increase in animal crashes. Most of the crashes in the past week were all reported around dusk or during the first hours of light.