Lincoln County Sheriff reports
Scam calls continue to come into the Sheriff’s Office. Last week two attempts were made to steal money from residents. On Tuesday a person was contacted and told her grandson was involved in a crash in Boston, MA and she needed to send cash in order to get him out of jail. The caller stated that she should put the cash between the pages of a larger book, seal the book with tape and then overnight the book using a common carrier. The second call is becoming more common using the Facebook messenger with a cloned screen name. The thief will contact a potential victim with the same name as someone on their friends list. The potential victim went to a local retail store and before the money was sent an alert clerk told her she was being scammed and stopped the transaction before any money was lost. The use of cloned accounts or hacked accounts using social media such as Facebook is quickly becoming the choice of scammers as many are not able to speak English fluently which trips them up when they use the phone to attempt to scam victims.
Deputies are seeking information on a vandalism case in the Town of Bradley sometime Tuesday night. The victim parked a Dodge Caravan at Crystal Beach overnight. When the caller returned the next morning they found it had been spray painted with blue spray paint. If you have any information on this crime please call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 715-536-6272 or 715-453-5747.
An 18-year-Merrill man was arrested Friday evening for violating a restraining order. The man had made contact a female who he was not allowed to have contact with due to an injunction which had been issued in Lincoln County Court.
A 55-year-old Irma man was arrested Thursday evening on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped the man on County Rd. J in the Town of Russell at 8:30 p.m. for an equipment violation. The man showed signs of impairment and was taken into custody for a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
One person was injured after a two vehicle crash Sunday evening in the Town of Bradley. At 6:11 p.m. cell 911 calls reported the crash on County Rd. A at County Rd. U. A vehicle being driven by a 23-year-old Tomahawk woman turned onto County Rd. U and struck a vehicle being driven by a 61-year-old Tomahawk man causing it to roll over. Injuries were non-life threatening. Traffic in the area was restricted for about an hour.
Nine people reported striking deer this past week.