A 26 year old Rhinelander man remains in the Lincoln County Jail after a deputy investigated a dispute in the Town of Bradley late Tuesday evening. According to the deputy’s report, Nunzio V. Virgilio went to an establishment to exchange property with an estranged girlfriend. While at the establishment, Virgilio pushed and shoved the victim and broke her cell phone. Virgilio was gone when the deputy arrived, but was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. At a bond hearing, Virgilio was released on a signature bond but he remains jailed on a probation hold.
A traffic stop early Wednesday evening led to the arrest of a Rothschild man. A deputy stopped a vehicle on State Rd 17 at Prairie Drive in the Town of Schley after running a check on the vehicle and finding the owner had a suspended driver’s license. The driver, a 29 year old Weston man was cited for operating while suspended and for operating without insurance. When a check was done on the passenger, 23 year old Victor Alanis Luna, it showed a warrant had been issued back in 2011 in Marathon County for three misdemeanor counts of having sex with a child above the age of 16. Alanis Luna was taken into custody on the warrant charge and brought to the county line where he was turned over to a Marathon County deputy.
Lincoln County emergency workers provided extensive assistance to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office after a fatal traffic crash on Thursday afternoon. Just after 2 p.m., a request was made for Tomahawk EMS and Tomahawk Fire Department to respond to the scene on US Hwy 51 north of US Hwy 8, a short time later Oneida County requested Lincoln County shut down traffic on US Hwy 51 and assist in diverting traffic from County Rd L. Lincoln County deputies blocked the northbound lane of the highway and provided assistance to vehicles coming south on County Rd L in directing them back to the four lane. The Lincoln County Highway Department also responded to the scene and assisted with traffic signs. Just after 5 p.m., the scene in Oneida County was cleared and Lincoln County deputies re-opened the highway to normal traffic.
An 18 year old Merrill man was arrested Thursday evening on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped a vehicle for a speed violation on Lake Pesobic Rd just after 6 p.m. A check on the passenger showed Devan John Kleinschmidt was wanted by the Oneida County Sheriff for contempt of court. Kleinschmidt was taken into custody on the warrant charge and brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was able to post bond and be released.
A 17 year old Wausau man was arrested Friday night after the Rec. Deputy found a lost fisherman. Friends reported that Cheemoua A. Vang had gone missing while fishing near Grandmother Dam in the Town of Rock Falls late Friday night. The Rec. Deputy responded to the area and found Vang walking on State Rd 107. He told the deputy he had gotten lost while fishing and provided a 2013 fishing license as identification. When the Rec. Deputy reunited Vang with the others in his group, he noted they called him by another name. Vang admitted he had provided a false name to the deputy as the Marathon County Sheriff was looking for him as well. A check showed Vang was wanted for obstructing an officer and driving without a valid driver’s license. Vang was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and booked on the warrant charge; a citation will be issued for obstructing for lying about his name. Vang will also be referred to the DNR for fishing without a license. The 19 year old Wausau man who drove the group up to fish was also cited for driving without a valid driver’s license.
A 20 year old Merrill man was arrested early Saturday morning on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped a vehicle being operated by Brandon M. Marturano on 1st Street at Pier St in the City of Merrill after a check on his license plate showed he was wanted. A warrant had been issued for Maturano in March for a disorderly conduct charge in Lincoln County Court. Marturano was taken into custody on the warrant charge and brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held, he was also cited for driving without a valid driver’s license as a repeat offender.
A 34 year old Gleason woman was arrested Saturday evening on a warrant charge. A deputy went to a residence on State Rd 17 in Gleason and took Estella Melchor into custody at 7:30 p.m. after receiving information that she was wanted by the Marathon County Sheriff. Melchor was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where she was able to post bond and be released.
An 18 year old Merrill woman was cited for violation of the absolute sobriety law after a deputy investigated a crash in the Town of Corning Sunday morning. At 4 a.m., a resident on County Rd M near Midway Rd phoned the Sheriff’s Office to report a vehicle had left the roadway and went through a fence. When a deputy arrived on the scene, the driver told him she swerved to miss a deer and crashed her vehicle. The woman suffered minor injuries in the crash but refused medical attention. After determining the woman had been drinking prior to the crash, she was brought to the hospital for further testing before being released to a responsible party.
A reminder to use caution with the deer moving on the highway, of the 12 deer crashes reported this past week, half of the vehicles involved were towed from the scene.