Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 23-year-old Merrill man was arrested Monday afternoon on a warrant charge. The man came into the Lincoln County Jail and advised a warrant was active for his arrest. A deputy confirmed the warrant for failure to pay child support and took him into custody.
Deputies assisted town crews early in the week after heavy rain on Monday night caused flooding mainly west of Tomahawk. Several roads were closed until the water receded. The communications center maintained a list to advise emergency responders in case of a call in the affected area.
On Tuesday evening, a man was loading his boat at the Red Cloud boat landing off of Loop Road in the Town of Bradley when his truck rolled into the river. Due to high, fast moving water, divers could not reach the vehicle. The landing was closed that evening and remained closed all week, divers hope to remove the truck Monday. The vehicle operator was not injured.
A 40-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Tuesday evening on a warrant charge. Deputies went to the man’s home in the Town of Bradley after learning he was wanted for contempt of court. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was later able to post a cash bond and be released.
A 21-year-old Tomahawk man was taken into custody and another injured early Wednesday morning about 1:34 a.m. following a two-car traffic crash in the Town of Bradley. A southbound vehicle on Tannery Road in the in the Township of Bradley rear ended a slower moving vehicle. During the investigation, the responding deputy noted signs of intoxication from the 21-year-old driver who was later taken into custody for that offense. The second driver sought medical treatment.
A 49-year-old Gleason man was arrested Wednesday evening on a criminal traffic charge. A deputy stopped a vehicle on County Rd. K south of Hillside Drive at 7:45 p.m. after he observed it did not have functioning tail lamps. The driver showed signs of impairment and was placed through field sobriety tests, as a result of those tests he was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, second offense. The man was booked into the Lincoln County Jail and held until the next morning.
Those heading out into the woods to cut boughs for Christmas displays are reminded to stay off private property and get a permit before cutting on county land. A Mosinee man will be cited for trespassing after he was found on private property in Corning this past Thursday. Permits for cutting boughs from county land are available at the Forestry Department.
A 45-year-old Merrill man was arrested Thursday evening on warrant charges. Deputies were serving the man civil process papers when a check showed he was wanted by the Merrill Municipal Court for contempt. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was able to post a cash bond and be released.
An 18-year-old Merrill man will be referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney after a traffic stop led to drug paraphernalia. Deputies stopped the man on US Hwy. 51 at State Rd. 64 in the Town of Pine River for speeding. The man admitted a pipe, commonly used to smoke marijuana that was found in the vehicle, belonged to him. The man was cited for speeding.
A 27-year-old Irma woman was arrested early Friday morning on a criminal traffic charge. A deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding on US Hwy. 51 near County Rd. H in the Town of Birch at 1:15 a.m. When contact was made with the driver, she displayed signs of impairment and was placed through field sobriety tests. She was taken into custody for a second offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. She was later released to a responsible party.
A 27-year-old Wausau man was injured Friday afternoon after a one-vehicle rollover in the Town of Corning. The incident was reported on State Rd. 64 west of Greiner Road at 1:51 p.m. The man was transported by Taylor County EMS to Aspirus Medical Center in Medford for non–life threatening injuries.
The number of car deer crashes is up to 16 this week and deputies are warning motorists to slow down and watch for deer. The crashes are primarily happening during the hours of dawn and dusk. On Friday night a deputy struck a deer on County Rd. H near County Rd. J in the Town of Birch. Less than an hour later, a second deputy struck a deer on US Hwy. 51 at County Rd. S south of Tomahawk, no injuries were reported.