LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORT
Weekend Wrap Up: 07/25/2022 – 07/31/2022
07/26/2022 a Deputy was assigned to investigate a complaint of damage to property . It was reported to the Sheriff’s Office that a 39-year-old Merrill man intentionally dug up a telephone box that was on his property, which is located on Swede Rd. in the Town of Merrill. The box was owned by Frontier Phone Company, and the damage disrupted phone services in the area. The report, with a request for charges of criminal damage to property and theft, will be sent to the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office.
07/26/2022 a Deputy observed a speeding violation on Grand Ave. in the City of Merrill. Before attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver turned on to Prospect St. and attempted to hide in a random driveway. When the Deputy made contact with the driver, he found the 25-year-old Merrill man to be under the influence of intoxicants. As a result, the driver was placed through a series of sobriety tests and ultimately arrested for OWI. The driver was later released to a responsible party.
07/27/2022 a Deputy stopped a 59-year-old Tomahawk man for speeding in a UTV on Southgate Dr. in the City of Tomahawk. Once the driver was stopped, he was found to be under the influence of intoxicants. As a result, the driver was placed through a series of sobriety tests and ultimately arrested for OWI. The driver was later released to a responsible party.
07/30/2022 a Deputy on patrol observed a vehicle with no working tail lights southbound on USH 51 near STH 64 in the Town of Pine River. Upon stopping the vehicle and making contact with the occupants, the Deputy was able to smell a strong odor of fresh marijuana. As a result, the vehicle was searched, and marijuana and drug paraphernalia was located. The driver, a 31-year-old Wausau man, and the passenger, a 32-year-old Wausau man, were both arrested and transported to the Lincoln County Jail.
07/30/22 a K9 Deputy stopped a vehicle with defective exhaust on CTH K in the Town of Merrill. During the investigation, the Deputy’s K9 partner indicated a positive alert on the vehicle, which resulted in the vehicle being searched. During the search, drug paraphernalia was in the vehicle. The driver, a 25-year-old Stevens Point man, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, operating after revocation, misdemeanor, and felony bail jumping. He was transported to the Lincoln County Jail.
During this week there were three reported car/deer crashes.