A 25 year old man currently incarcerated at the Green Bay Reformatory will be facing new charges after he sent a threatening letter to the court house. The deputy assigned to security at the court house investigated after the letter was received by the district attorney on Monday. According to the deputy’s report, the man was a former student at Lincoln Hills School and had received a prison sentence after being convicted in Lincoln County Court in 2007 of battery to a law enforcement officer, and throw bodily substance as a prisoner. The suspect is serving consecutive prison sentences for other convictions and will not be eligible for parole until 2016; two felony counts of making a threat to a judge and one felony count of making a bomb threat will be recommended against the man.
A 41 year old Merrill man was arrested Monday evening in the City of Merrill on warrants through Marathon and Oneida County. Acting on a tip, a deputy and Merrill Police officers went to the school after learning he would be there. They took him into custody on the warrants. He was transported to the Marathon County line and turned over.
A 59 year old Tomahawk woman was arrested Tuesday evening after deputies responded to a report of a disturbance at a Town of Skanawan home. At 8:25 p.m., a 911 call from a residence on Cloverbelt Rd. reported a physical altercation had taken place. Laurel L. Dominiak was taken into custody on a charge of battery. She was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where she was held overnight before she was released on a cash bond early Wednesday morning.
Two people were taken into custody after deputies responded to a disturbance call in the Town of Schley Tuesday evening. Just before 9 p.m., a 911 call reported a verbal dispute had broken out among siblings at an address in the 3000 block of State Rd. 17. Just after the 911 call was placed, the caller advised two of the parties involved were leaving. A deputy spotted the car traveling south on State Rd. 17 and stopped it on County Rd. C. Forty-six year old Jeri L. Hildebrandt of Stevens Point was asked to perform field sobriety tests after the deputy noted the odor of an intoxicant coming from her. After completing the tests, Hildebrandt was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated; she was later released to a responsible party. A passenger in the vehicle, 48 year old Robert E. Hildebrandt of Appleton, admitted he had been drinking in violation of his probation rules. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail on the probation violation charge and held.
A 21 year old Athens man was arrested Tuesday evening on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped to check on a stalled vehicle on US Hwy. 51 north of County Rd. H in the Town of Birch just after 10 p.m. When a check was done on the driver, Reginald A. Felzkowski, a warrant through the Clark County Sheriff’s Office was found charging Felzkowski with contempt of court. Felzkowski was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was booked and later released after posting cash bond.
A 25 year old Wausau woman was arrested Wednesday morning on a warrant charge. The deputy assigned to court house security took Brianna M. Hanson into custody just after 9 a.m. The deputy learned Hanson would be in court on an unrelated matter and learned she was wanted after she failed to appear on a criminal traffic charge. Hanson was brought to the Lincoln County Jail to await a bond hearing.
A 26 year old Wausau man remains in the Lincoln County Jail after a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon in the Town of Harrison. A deputy working a special traffic enforcement detail to promote safe roads stopped a vehicle being driven by Jacob J. Stoltz on State Rd. 17 near John’s Memorial Drive for speeding. A check showed Stoltz was wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for parole violation. Stoltz was taken into custody on the warrant and was booked into the Lincoln County Jail on additional charges of operating after revocation as a repeat offender, and felony bail jumping. Stoltz was also cited for speeding, operating without insurance, non-registration, and unauthorized display. The K9 Officer from the Tomahawk Police Department was called to the scene and the dog indicated on Stoltz’s vehicle. A search found items that appeared to be a controlled substance. Deputies are waiting additional testing to identify the substance that was found before seeking criminal charges.
A 55 year old Merrill man was taken into custody late Wednesday evening after a deputy came across a vehicle in the ditch. Just after 11 p.m., a deputy on patrol found a vehicle in the ditch on County Rd. K at Spring Lake Rd. Joseph J. Gryskiewicz admitted he had been driving the vehicle. He was placed through field sobriety tests before being taken into custody on a first offense charger of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Gryskiewicz refused to call for a responsible party so he was held in the Lincoln County Jail until he was sober.
A 21 year old Illinois man was taken into custody early Thursday morning after a deputy and EMS responded to a report of a man slumped over the wheel in the Town of Bradley. At 5:33 a.m., a cell 911 call reported a vehicle parked in the intersection of US Hwy. 8 and County Rd. A and the driver was not responding. When Tomahawk EMS arrived on the scene a few minutes later they watched as the vehicle rolled through the intersection ending up in the ditch on the north side of the road. EMS checked the subject but found no medical issue. The driver, Andrew S. Troester of Frankfort, IL, was placed through field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests, Troester was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party.
Tomahawk firefighters along with a deputy responded to a car fire Thursday afternoon in the Town of Harrison. A resident called 911 from Stone Creek Rd at 11:38 a.m. to report his van that was parked near his garage was engulfed in flames. Tomahawk firefighters requested assistance from Nokomis and the Town of Russell as they responded. When a deputy arrived on the scene, he found the home owner had used a skid steer to push the van away from the residence. The van was a total loss; the fire may have started after the driver experienced a brake issue while traveling home just before the fire broke out.
Four teens aging 17 to 15 will be referred to juvenile authorities after the Rec. Deputy came across a stopped vehicle at 9:30 p.m. Friday night and discovered drug activity. The group was stopped on Horseshoe Lake Rd. in the Town of Birch with their lights off. When the Rec. Deputy approached the vehicle, he immediately smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle and saw marijuana in plain sight. A passenger in the vehicle age 16 was found to be unresponsive and an ambulance from Merrill responded to the scene. Eventually the youth regained consciousness and refused medical transport. Drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle and all four youths were turned over to their parents at the scene.
A 45 year old Merrill man was taken into custody after a traffic stop in the Town of Merrill Friday night. A deputy stopped a vehicle being driven by Kyle Golisch on County Rd. K at near US Hwy 51 at 9:45 p.m. after he observed erratic driving. Golish was placed through field sobriety tests and taken into custody on a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party.
A 39 year old Green Bay woman was arrested Saturday afternoon on a warrant charge. Deputies responded to Lincoln Hills School after staff found a person on grounds visiting was wanted by the Racine County Sheriff. A check showed that Cicely R. Cobbler was wanted in Racine County for contempt of court. She was transported to the Lincoln County Jail where she remains awaiting transport back to Racine County.
Tomahawk firefighters and the DNR responded to a wild land fire on Saturday afternoon in the Town of Bradley. At 4:30 p.m., a 911 caller reported the fire on Whispering Pines Rd. Firefighters were on the scene for about half an hour, no injuries were reported.
Tomahawk firefighters and a deputy responded to a wood pile on fire on Saturday night in the Town of Bradley. At 7 p.m., a cell caller reported the fire on Pommern Rd. When the deputy arrived on the scene, he found neighbors trying to extinguish the fire. Tomahawk firefighters arrived and were able to put the fire out but the wood pile was mostly consumed. The home owner told the deputy they had a controlled burn eight feet from the pile earlier in the day and left for dinner thinking it was completely extinguished. No structures were damaged in the fire.
Town of Russell firefighters responded to a lawn mower fire Saturday evening in the Town of Schley. The homeowner on Burgener Ave. told the deputy he was mowing his lawn when the lawn mower started on fire. Firefighters put out the fire upon arrival, no injuries were reported.
Two Wausau men are in the Lincoln County Jail after a traffic stop early Sunday morning in the Town of Rock Falls. A deputy stopped a vehicle on US Hw.y 51 near County Rd. H just after 4 a.m., after he observed the vehicle operating left of the center line. During the stop, the deputy noted the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and saw marijuana in plain view. During a search, deputies discovered over a 1/4 pound of marijuana and seized over $2,000 in cash. Kellen M. Slagowski and Hunter T. Chrouser, both 19 years of age, were booked into the Lincoln County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. The driver was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and will be cited for operating left of center, driving on a suspended license and with no insurance. Both will have bond hearings Tuesday in Lincoln County Court.
A 33 year old Wausau was arrested Sunday evening on warrant charges. A deputy saw Jake M. Barttelt driving on State Rd. 64 at County Rd. W in the Town of Pine River and ran a check on him which revealed he was wanted. The vehicle Barttelt was driving was stopped and he was taken into custody on eight warrants through the Merrill Police Department. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was able to post bond and be released.
Twelve people reported striking deer this past week, another turkey was also struck. A Merrill woman reported striking the bird on Saturday afternoon in the Town of Scott on County Rd Z.