Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports
A 20-year old Merrill woman and a 30-year old Merrill man were arrested Thursday afternoon for violating the terms of their probation. The woman was also charged with felony bail jumping for violating the terms of her bond. Deputies were looking for the pair after they learned the female was violating her bond by not maintaining the address provided to the Clerk of Court.
A 60-year old Tomahawk man was arrested Friday evening on a fleeing charge after failing to stop for a deputy, who was attempting to stop his vehicle for a speeding violation on Tug Lake Rd. The deputy followed the vehicle north on State Rd. 107 and as it turned onto County Rd. E the deputy observed the vehicle accelerate to 106 MPH. The vehicle did not stop until it stopped at a residence and the driver was observed throwing a can of beer out the window. The driver was also cited for speeding and having an open intoxicant.
A 24-year old Merrill man was cited early Saturday morning after a deputy investigated a vehicle in the ditch in the Town of Merrill. A caller reported a vehicle off the road at County Rd. JJ and Hillside Dr. When contact was made with the driver he displayed signs of impairment. Following field sobriety tests he arrested for Operating While Intoxicated-1st offense.
A 19-year old Tomahawk man was located by deputies Sunday evening at the request of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office was and arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from a disturbance reported in Oneida County.
The number of crashes involving deer continues to increase with 15 being reported this past week. Motorists are urged to use caution as roadside grass brings many deer into the open during evening hours and the increasing bug population often forces the deer out into more open spaces this time of year.
Now is the common time of year for people to use fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July and other summer gatherings. According to the State of Wisconsin law, in order to use fireworks that leave the ground or explode you must have a permit. The permits are only issued by mayors and town chairpersons. If you plan on having a celebration in Lincoln County that involves the use of regulated fireworks you must obtain a permit from the town chairperson and we ask that you provide a copy of that permit to the Sheriff’s Office at least a day in advance. In the past, the mayors of Merrill and Tomahawk do not issue permits for fireworks.