Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 29-year old Tomahawk man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a warrant charge. When contact was made, the man provided a false name twice before running into his house. The man eventually surrendered and was brought to the Lincoln County Jail on the warrant, he was also charged with obstructing an officer.
A 17-year old Merrill man was arrested Saturday evening on a charge of second degree sexual assault of a child.
Over twenty people phoned to report they would be burning brush this past week. You are reminded that if you burn in a well-traveled area, you should call the Sheriff’s Office non emergency number at 715-536-6272, prior to burning. As the snow melts, the risk of fires increase and a permit will be required once the ground is bare.
One caller reported that a scammer tried to convince him that he owed money to Wisconsin Public Service. Numerous law enforcement agencies have reported that they are receiving reports of scam attempts using WPS. The scammers normally know the name and address of their target, and claim to have other account information. They inform the target that they are either behind on their bill or they need to do upgrades to the service. In the end, the target is told unless they provide money to WPS, their service will be disconnected. The scammers usually use a computer to spoof a caller ID and make it appear as if the call is coming from WPS. You are reminded that a public utility will never ask you to provide them with gift cards for payment.
Nine people reported striking deer in Lincoln County last week.