Quick action from parents prevented a possible tragedy in the Town of Harrison last Sunday evening. Just before 9 p.m., a 911 call from Keg Rd reported a one year old child had fallen into a pond and was found face down. According to the deputy who responded to the scene, the family was enjoying a bon fire when their one year old son fell down a steep embankment and landed in the pond. The parents were closely watching the child and were able to remove him from the pond at once. The child was checked at the scene by paramedics from Tomahawk EMS and was eventually transported by private auto to Ministry Sacred Heart where he was treated and released.
A deer is grateful for the help of a deputy on Memorial Day. A passing motorist reported a deer had become hung up in a fence alongside US Hwy 51 just north of County Rd K in the Town of Merrill. When the deputy arrived, he found the deer had become entangled in the fence when it tried to jump it and was in obvious distress. The deputy was able to calm and free the animal, which then ran off into the woods seemingly uninjured.
A 20 year old Park Falls woman was taken into custody early Wednesday morning after a deputy responded to a crash in the Town of Bradley. Just before 5 a.m., Hannah A. Langer phoned 911 and reported she had crashed her vehicle on US Hwy 8 near County Rd U. When a deputy arrived on the scene, he spoke with Langer and noted the odor of intoxicants. Langer denied drinking but consented to a breath test which showed she was in violation of the state’s absolute sobriety law. Langer was taken to Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital for a blood draw and the investigating deputy is waiting for those results to determine if Langer will be charged with an blood alcohol content violation or the absolute sobriety violation.
A 45 year old Wausau woman was arrested Thursday morning on a warrant charge. A deputy working a special traffic enforcement detail stopped a vehicle on State Rd 64 near US Hwy 51 after seeing the plates were expired. A check on Nicole A. Parzma showed she was wanted by the Marathon County Sheriff for failing to appear in court. Parzma was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where she was also cited for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked driver’s license.
Town of Russell firefighters were called to the Town of Harrison on Friday afternoon after a resident on Bear Trail Rd called 911 to report smoke in the basement of his home. At 3:16 p.m., while a thunderstorm was passing through the area, the man called to report a possible electrical fire. Firefighters from Russell along with deputies and a tanker truck from the Tomahawk Fire Department were sent to the scene while an engine from Pine River Fire Department was called to Gleason to staff the Russell station. When firefighters arrived they found a power strip plug which most likely popped during an electrical surge but no fire.
A 62 year old Tomahawk man remains in the Lincoln County Jail after he was arrested on a felony traffic charge Thursday afternoon. A deputy stopped a vehicle being driven by Fred H. Woehrle on County Rd CC south of US Hwy 8 in the Town of Wilson after he observed him deviating in his lane of traffic and he was dragging something behind his truck. Woehrle was placed through field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test showed a breath alcohol content over four times the legal limit. Woehrle was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was booked on a felony offense of fifth offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated; he was also cited for operating with a revoked license. At a bond hearing on Friday, a Lincoln County Judge ordered Woehrle be held on a $2,500 cash bond.
A 59 year old Merrill man was taken into custody after a traffic crash Thursday evening in the Town of Merrill. A cell 911 call reported the crash at County Rd K and Lake Pesobic Rd at 5:19 p.m. According to the investigating deputy, a vehicle being driven by Kenneth S. Hinner struck a second vehicle from behind. Hinner was placed through field sobriety tests and as a result was taken into custody on a first offense charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party, the other driver was also cited for a traffic infraction.
Town of Russell firefighters responded on Sunday morning after a tree branch got caught up in some wires. The incident happened on Dudley Rd in the Town of Russell just before 10 a.m. When a deputy arrived, he found flames coming from the branch. Russell firefighters stood by for over an hour until Wisconsin Public Service could rectify the matter.
Eight people reported striking deer this past week and motorists are reminded to use caution as deer become very active in June. A turkey was also struck. A deputy came across the crash after a Tomahawk man struck the bird on County Rd A near County Rd U north of Tomahawk Thursday.