Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports
A 29-year old man cited on Friday morning, May 29, after a crash in the Town of Scott. A caller reported following a vehicle driving recklessly on County Rd K and then watched it leave the road and crash at County Rd Q. The driver admitted to using methamphetamine prior to the crash and a syringe was found in the vehicle. The man was cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance.
Deputies along with firefighters from the Town of Russell and the DNR responded to a wildland fire in the Town of Birch. According to the report an ATV caught on fire which quickly spread to the woods. Firefighters were able to quickly control the fire.
Deputies arrested a 26-year old Gleason man on Saturday afternoon after responding to a disturbance in the Town of Russell. The man was taken into custody on charges of disorderly conduct, felony bail jumping and violating the terms of his probation.
A 52-year old Merrill man was arrested Sunday afternoon after an incident in the City of Merrill. A deputy was operating his marked patrol unit on Main Street when he heard an intoxicated male screaming obscenities at him. When the deputy and a Merrill officer stopped to talk to the man, he continued to yell obscenities which led him to be taken into custody for disorderly conduct. The suspect refused to comply with efforts to take him into custody and a taser unit was deployed. The man was also charged with making threats to a law enforcement officer.
Four people reported striking deer this past week. This past Monday morning, May 18, a Milwaukee man struck and killed an eagle on US Hwy 51 near Lincoln Drive. On Friday evening a Verona man struck and killed a bear on US Hwy 51 at County Rd H.