Tomahawk Firefighters along with a deputy responded to a camper trailer fire Thursday afternoon in the Town of Harrison. At 4:16 p.m., a 911 call reported the 36′ camper on fire in a yard in the 1500 block of County Rd A. The owners told the investigating deputy that they had recently purchased the un-insured camper and were cleaning inside of it earlier that day. They tried to get the furnace working but it did not seem to be powering on and off like normal. A short time later they heard a loud boom and looked outside to see the camper engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished the fire which caused moderate damage to the home by melting the siding. No injuries were reported.
A 46 year old Tomahawk man was arrested Friday morning on a warrant through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Darwin L. Brown phoned the Sheriff’s Office to seek assistance in mediating a civil dispute at a residence in the Town of Harrison. When the investigating deputy ran a check on Brown, a warrant was found for probation violation. Brown was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
Tomahawk firefighters were called out on Friday afternoon for a grass fire in the Town of Bradley. At 3:30 p.m., a cell 911 call reported the fire in the 6000 block of County Rd. E. According to the deputy’s report, the occupant of the residence was conducting a controlled burn with a proper permit when the flames got away from him. Firefighters were on the scene for less than half an hour; no injuries were reported.
Town of Russell firefighters responded Friday afternoon to a grass fire in the Langlade County Town of Summit. At 4:05 p.m., the fire was reported in the 3000 block of County Rd. H. Firefighters were on the scene for about half an hour. The Town of Russell provides fire protection to the Town of Summit under contract.
Merrill Firefighters along with the DNR Ranger responded to a grass fire Saturday afternoon in the Town of Merrill. A cell caller reported the fire off of Hillside Drive near Airport Rd at 3:33 p.m. Firefighters were on the scene for over an hour, no injuries were reported.
Two Tomahawk brothers were arrested at a Town of Birch establishment in separate incidents late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Deputies first responded to the tavern on US Hwy 51 after 10:30 p.m. after receiving a tip that Benjamin W. Smith was in the tavern drinking in violation of a bail bond in Lincoln County Court. A check showed that Ben Smith was released on a signature bond after appearing in Lincoln County Court in February where he was charged with misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, battery and a felony charge of strangulation. As a requirement of his bond, Ben Smith was to not go into a tavern and remain sober. When deputies arrived at the tavern, they located Ben Smith inside and he admitted to drinking. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held on a felony count of bail jumping. At 12:24 a.m., deputies returned to the tavern after a cell 911 call reported a fight had broken out. Deputies located 30 year old Dennis D. Smith Jr. and learned he had caused a disturbance in the bar and thrown bar stools around. Witnesses would not provide statements and a bystander agreed to take the intoxicated Dennis Smith home. As he was being helped to the car, Dennis Smith lunged at a deputy and swung at him. A deputy deployed a taser on Dennis Smith and he was taken into custody. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was booked on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Dennis Smith was released later Sunday morning after cash bond was posted for him.
The Rec. Deputy advises that the ATV trails will remain closed until further notice due to the trail conditions. Trails normally open on May 1.
Ten people reported striking deer this past week, that is up from previous week’s totals.