A two vehicle crash on Tuesday afternoon resulted in two people being injured and slowed traffic on US Hwy 51 for over an hour. According to the report, at 4 p.m. a vehicle being driven by 58 year old Malia A. Arries of Rhinelander was traveling north on US Hwy 51 at County Rd C when a vehicle being driven by 42 year old Arnnette R. Leland of Merrill crossed over at County Rd C and struck the Arries vehicle. Leland told the deputy she was traveling west on North Star Drive and was waiting for northbound traffic to clear when she sneezed, causing her foot to slip off the brake and collide with the northbound vehicle. Arries was transported by Merrill EMS to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center for treatment of minor injuries, Leland complained of minor injuries but refused medical transport.
A 21 year old Merrill man was arrested Tuesday evening on a warrant charge through Marathon County. Deputies went to a residence on County Rd Z to conduct follow up on a traffic crash. When contact was made with Kalub D. Kleinschmidt, it was discovered he was wanted by the Marathon County Sheriff for one count of obstructing an officer and three counts of disorderly conduct. Kleinschmidt was taken into custody and transported to the Marathon County line where he was turned over to a deputy.
A 38 year old Tomahawk woman was arrested late Wednesday night after a traffic stop in the Town of Bradley. A deputy stopped a vehicle being driven by Donna L. Huck on County Rd S after it was observed speeding and had crossed the center line. Huck was placed through field sobriety tests and as a result was arrested on a second offense charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Huck was later brought to the Lincoln County Jail where she was released early Thursday morning to a responsible party.
A 44 year old Marion man was arrested Friday afternoon after deputies responded to a disturbance in the Town of Merrill. A 911 call reported the incident on Swede Rd just before 2 p.m. According to the deputies’ report, Scott M. Thomack caused problems during a property exchange. Thomack was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was able to post bond and be released.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) responded to an emergency call in the Price County Town of Prentice. Around 11:45 p.m., the Price County Sheriff requested the SRT team to assist with an intoxicated male who had been shooting a gun inside of a residence. Lincoln County deputies were able to take the man into custody without incident. Lincoln County provides their SRT team to Price County under a mutual aid agreement.
A 47 year old Merrill man was cited after a traffic stop early Saturday evening. A deputy stopped a vehicle being driven by Thomas Groth on Center Ave at E Main Street after he observed an equipment violation and Groth’s driving behavior. The deputy noted the odor of an intoxicant and asked Groth to perform field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests, Groth was taken into custody on a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party.
Numerous residents used the fleeting snow cover to conduct controlled burns this past week. A total of 33 people called in to report they would be burning. With the snow melting quickly the regular DNR burning restrictions will soon be in place. If you have questions regarding burning rules consult the DNR web site or your local fire warden.
Five people reported striking deer this past week.