For week ending October 8, 2023

During this week, the Lincoln County 9-1-1 Center received seven 9-1-1 nuisance calls/hang ups. The Lincoln County Deputies conducted 19 traffic stops with 2 resulting in OWI arrests, and within the County, there were 8 car vs. animal collisions.

On 10/02/2023 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Lincoln County Dispatch Center received a call stating there was a vehicle all over the road and that had almost hit a stop sign. This occurred in the area of County Rd. G and State Rd. 17 in the Township of Merrill. Lincoln County Sheriff Deputies arrived on scene advising that Merrill EMS needed to be paged for the driver. The Deputy made contact with the driver, a 76-year-old male from Merrill who was bleeding from the arm and confused. The driver was transported to Aspirus Merrill and keys were turned over to the driver’s wife.

On 10/03/2023 at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the area of N2800 Block of State Rd. 107, a Lincoln County Deputy came across a large amount of smoke. Upon further inspection it was determined that logs and shrubs were on fire. Merrill Fire Department, and Merrill DNR were paged to the scene. Upon Merrill Fire Department’s arrive, the Lincoln County Deputy and a homeowner were able to extinguish the fire. Merrill Fire Department took over the scene from there.

On 10/04/2023 at approximately 4:00 p.m. Lincoln County 9-1-1 Center received a call regarding a vehicle driving erratically in the area of US Hw y. 51 and MM208. Merrill Police Department was able to intercept the vehicle at a local restaurant. Once Lincoln County Deputies arrived on scene, contact was made with the driver. a 35-year-old male from Woodruff, who was cited for operating after suspension, no insurance, and obstructing an officer.

On 10/05/2023 at approximately 10:30 p.m. a Lincoln County Deputy conducted a routine traffic stop in the area of County Rd. Q and Brush Rd. in the Township of Scott. The Deputy made contact with the driver, a 24-year-old male from Merrill, who was showing signs of impairment. The driver was placed through a series of field sobriety tests and, as a result of those tests, he was arrested for a OWI 4th, Possession of THC, OAR-Criminal, and Fail to Install IID. N

On 10/06/2023 at approximately 12:00 p.m. Lincoln County 9-1-1 Center received a call stating there had been a UTV roll over in the area of the Town of Harrison. One person was said to be entrapped in the UTV but alert and conscious. Lincoln County Deputies, Tomahawk EMS, and Tomahawk Fire Department responded to County Rd. D and Gouda Rd. Once Deputies were able to make contact, the patient was stable and taken out of the woods by the Fire Departments UTV. Patient was then transported to Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

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