Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 42-year-old Merrill man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a warrant charge. Deputies were seeking to speak to the man on an investigation when they found he had a warrant through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. The man was located in the 600 block of North Sales Street and taken into custody. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 49-year-old Gleason man was arrested on Thursday afternoon after deputies investigated a crash in the town of Birch. Just after 2 p.m.. a cell caller reported a crash on County Rd. H south of Copper Lake Avenue. The driver denied injury but was cited for failing to maintain control of his vehicle and for having open intoxicants inside of it. When contact was made with the vehicle owner, she reported that she knew the driver but did not give consent to him to operate her vehicle. The driver was then arrested on a felony charge of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. The man was held for an initial appearance on Friday in Lincoln County Court; there he was released on a signature bond.
A 49-year-old Illinois woman was taken into custody late Thursday night after deputies responded to a reckless driving complaint. A cell 911 caller reported a vehicle traveling north on US Hwy. 51 north of Merrill at a high rate of speed all over the roadway. A deputy spotted the vehicle south of Tomahawk and radar showed it was traveling at 112 MPH in the 65 MPH zone. The driver displayed signs of intoxication and was placed through field sobriety tests. The woman, from Naperville, IL, was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. She was released late Thursday night to a responsible party. She was also cited for speeding.
A 43-year-old Merrill woman was arrested Friday afternoon after a deputy investigated a suspicious vehicle in the Town of Merrill. Just before 1 p.m., a deputy responded to Pope Road after a report of a suspicious vehicle was received. There he located the suspect who admitted she drove there. A check showed her driver’s license was revoked in the State of Wisconsin. The woman is currently out on three signature bonds in Lincoln County Court, which require she not drive without a valid driver’s license. The woman was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held. She will make an initial appearance in Lincoln County Court on Monday.
Two people were injured after a one vehicle rollover crash Friday afternoon in the Town of Somo. Just after 2 p.m., a 68-year-old Medford woman told the investigating deputy that swerved to miss a deer on US Hwy. 8 near McCord Road. The woman lost control and rolled her vehicle off the roadway. Two passengers in the vehicle, a 77-year-old Westboro woman and a 77-year-old Owen man, were both injured in the crash. They were transported to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital, where the 77-year-old woman was later flown to Aspirus Wausau Hospital where she remains in serious condition. The Tomahawk Fire Department, Tomahawk EMS and the Prentice Ambulance all responded to the scene.
A 20-year-old Tripoli man was injured early Saturday morning after a one vehicle crash in the Town of Scott. The crash happened on County Rd. Z west of County Rd. Q just before 1 a.m. The driver told the investigating deputy that he fell asleep while traveling east on County Rd. Z. The man was treated at Ascension Good Samaritan Health Center and then later transferred to Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
The number of car deer crashes has dropped off with only four being reported this past week. Another bear was also struck. That animal was found on Wednesday morning on US Hwy. 51 south of US Hwy. 8.