Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 20-year-old Tomahawk woman was injured Monday morning after a one vehicle rollover in the Town of King. The woman was traveling west on County Rd .D when she went off the side of the road, over corrected and then went off the roadway on the south side of the road. The driver was transported by Tomahawk EMS to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
An 18-year-old Merrill man was arrested Monday morning on a warrant charge. Deputies went to a home off of State Rd. 107 in the Town of Merrill and arrested the man for violating the terms of his probation.
A 56-year-old Tomahawk man was taken into custody Wednesday evening for a traffic violation. Tomahawk Police requested deputies be on the lookout for a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run crash in the city of Tomahawk. Just before 6 p.m. a deputy found the vehicle on County Rd. D and found that the operator was intoxicated. The man was cited for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and will face a criminal charge for the crash.
A 55-year-old Illinois man was arrested early Thursday morning after leading deputies in Lincoln County on a high speed chase. A deputy was traveling on US Hwy. 51 just after midnight when the saw the vehicle traveling in excess of 100 MPH near County Rd. S. The deputy pursued the vehicle north on US Hwy. 51 but stopped the pursuit after the vehicle exited at US Hwy. 8 and was no longer in sight. A short time later an Oneida County deputy came across a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle rolled off the roadway on US Hwy. 8 near County Rd. N in the Town of Woodboro. The driver who is from Ingleside, IL was transported by Oneida County EMS to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital where he was treated and released. He was cited for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and charged with a felony for knowingly fleeing an officer.
A 32-year-old Merrill man was arrested Thursday morning on a warrant charge. The deputy who performs security in the court house was aware the man at a court hearing was wanted for violating the terms of his probation and arrested him on the warrant issued by the Department of Corrections.
A 16-year-old Rhinelander youth will be referred to social services after fleeing from a deputy this past Friday evening. The deputy was on patrol on State Rd. 17 north of Gleason when he spotted a vehicle traveling at 90 MPH in the 55 MPH zone. When the deputy tried to stop the vehicle the driver accelerated and turned down a town road and then onto a logging road. Oneida County Deputies came to the scene and helped locate the suspect in the woods. He will be cited for the speed offense and referred to the court on a felony charge of fleeing. The driver and his 14-year-old passenger were both released to their parents.
Deputies reported heavy traffic through the county during most of the weekend. Increased patrols were conducted on US Hwy. 51 for aggressive and impaired drivers. Over 20 complaints about driving were received in the past week and 16 disabled motorists were checked on.
The Recreation Deputy reported a busy weekend for outdoor enthusiasts. He reminds you to make sure your boat is equipped with enough flotation devices before you hit the water and you operate your watercraft in a safe manner watching out for no wake signs and other occupied vessels. On Sunday evening the Rec. Deputy and the Town of Russell Fire Department searched the Harrison Hills area after two parties were reported to be missing on an ATV. The parties were eventually located at Otter Lake Campground where one claimed an injury after falling off of the machine but refused medical transport.
The number of car deer crashes has gone up considerably in the past week with 14 being reported. A Minocqua woman struck a bear on Saturday night on US Hwy. 51 near County Rd. H killing the animal.