Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports
Traffic on US Hwy 51 was slowed briefly Friday afternoon when a grass fire was reported near Kaphaem Rd in the Town of Bradley. A trooper from the Wisconsin State Patrol found where a blanket was burning on the side of the road but had been extinguished by a passerby prior to firefighters arriving. On Saturday DNR and Tomahawk firefighters responded to the camping area at Otter Lake Campground after a fire was found smoldering in the woods.
Two Rhinelander men were injured after a UTV crash Saturday afternoon in the Town of Harrison. The Rec. Deputy along with the DNR, Oneida County Med One and Crescent First Responders responded to the area of State Rd 17 and Bowman Rd after the crash was reported on John Bailey Trail. The 34-year old driver reported he went off a trail and down a hill where his UTV collided with trees. The driver was ejected from the machine while his passenger, a 21-year old Rhinelander man remained inside of the vehicle, neither were wearing helmets or seatbelts. The Rec. Deputy noted alcohol was not a factor in the crash but speed likely was.
A 62-year old Tomahawk man was injured after an ATV crash Saturday evening on Bridge Rd in the Town of Tomahawk. The crash was reported to 911 at 5:07 p.m. Paramedics treated the man on scene and then transferred him to the Spirit 2 medical helicopter which flew the man to the trauma center at Aspirus. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. State Rd 86 at Bridge Rd was closed to allow the helicopter to land.
Town of Russell firefighters along with the DNR and the Rec. Deputy responded to a residence in the Town of Schley Saturday evening after a report of a fire. When the Rec. Deputy arrived he found the man was burning debris including garbage in a pit. Firefighters put out the flames and the DNR took enforcement action.
Four people were arrested and one cited following a traffic stop on County Rd K near Larson Lake Rd in the Town of Birch early Monday morning. During the traffic stop K9 Poncho alerted to the odor of illegal drugs inside the vehicle. Following a probable cause search of the vehicle, a 24-year old Pewaukee man was arrested for possession of THC 2nd offense, felony bail jumping, obstructing/resisting, and a probation violation. A 23-year old Lac Du Flambeau female was arrested for possession of THC, bail jumping, probation violation and an active warrant. A 22-year old Muskego man was arrested for possession of THC 2 nd offense and felony bail jumping. A-29 year old Milwaukee man was arrested for possession of THC. The driver a 22-year old Delafield female was cited for operating after suspension and operating without proof of insurance.
Three people reported striking deer last week. A bear was struck and killed on Wednesday morning on US Hwy 51 near County Rd K in the Town of Merrill.