The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in locating any eye witnesses in Lincoln County traveling on County Rd. M or Wegner Rd. between 4-7 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is specifically interested if anyone may have observed a large fire, possibly from a burn barrel at a residence located in the area. The fire would have been easily observed and would have lit up the early morning sky. If you have any information on this case, please contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 715-536-6272, or contact Crime Stoppers of Lincoln County at 715-536-3726.
A 53 year old Merrill man was arrested late Monday evening after a deputy responded to a welfare check at a Town of Scott establishment. Just after 11 p.m., a caller reported a person passed out in a vehicle at a tavern on Tannery Rd. When a deputy arrived a short time later he found Michael J. Streich sleeping in his truck. Streich would not respond to numerous attempts to wake him and the deputy feared he may be suffering a medical emergency so he opened the driver’s door and found a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle. The deputy explained to Streich he was checking his welfare and was also concerned because his truck was parked half in the parking lot and half in the road. When Streich offered to move the vehicle, the deputy told him not to repeatedly, yet Streich started his vehicle and started backing up into the parking lot coming feet from the deputy’s patrol car. Streich was ordered out of the vehicle but he refused and told the deputy he would fight if he tried to remove him. The deputy pointed a Taser at Streich, but he refused to exit his vehicle and it started rolling forward; at that point the deputy deployed the Taser but it had no effect. With the assistance of a Merrill Police Officer who responded to assist, Streich was removed from the truck and taken into custody. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was cited for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and charged with resisting arrest. The OWI count may be modified to a second offense as Streich was cited for the same offense by another deputy in May. Streich was later released to a responsible party after posting a cash bond.
A 28 year old Merrill man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a warrant charge. The deputy who provides security at the Lincoln County Court House took Ian R. Wallin into custody on a warrant through the Marathon County Sheriff after Wallin appeared in court on another matter. The Court House deputy knew Wallin and arrested him after his Lincoln County case was reviewed. Wallin was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was held until he was turned over to deputies from Marathon County.
A 67 year old Gleason man was arrested Tuesday evening on a warrant charge and was cited for a criminal traffic offense after a traffic stop in the Town of Russell. A deputy located a vehicle being driven by Peter G. Brown on County Rd. J and stopped it after a check showed that Brown was wanted. Brown was taken into custody on the criminal traffic warrant through the Juneau County Sheriff and brought to the Lincoln County Jail. He will also be cited for operating after revocation.
A 31 year old Tomahawk man was arrested early Wednesday morning after deputies responded to a disturbance in the Town of King. Just before 2 a.m., a cell 911 caller reported the incident on North Birch Rd. Eric S. Haring was taken into custody on a felony charge of strangulation and a misdemeanor count of battery after deputies investigated the incident. Haring was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held for a bond hearing Wednesday; there he was released on a signature bond.
Deputies and EMS responded to a one vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in the Town of Scott. At 12:30 p.m., a cell 911 caller reported the crash on County Rd K at County Rd Q. A vehicle being driven by 19 year old Chyloe Ann Lamarr left the roadway and struck a guardrail. Lamarr was transported by Merrill EMS to Aspirus Wausau Hospital. No other information is available.
A 30 year old Tomahawk woman was arrested Thursday evening after deputies responded to a dispute in the Town of King. Just after 8 p.m., a cell caller reported that a female was causing a disturbance at a residence on Angler’s Ave. When deputies arrived, they found that Ashley A. Olson broke items in the home and battered the victim. Olson was arrested on disorderly conduct and battery charges. She was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where she was able to post bond and be released.
A 23 year old Weston man will be referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney on a felony charge of battery by prisoner after deputies investigated a fight in the Lincoln County Jail. Correctional Officers reported the incident Friday afternoon. The victim, a 24 year old Stevens Point man, was brought to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center before he was transferred by ambulance to Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Both the suspect and the victim are being housed at the Lincoln County Jail due to overcrowding at Marathon and Portage county jails.
Two Tomahawk men are in the Lincoln County Jail after deputies investigated a burglary Friday evening in the Town of Somo. The victim reported he was contacted by one of the suspects and was lured away from his home by a promise of a meeting and the suspect paying him back money he owed. While the victim was away, 19 year old Isaiah J. Stadler and 18 year old Tyler D. Gavin entered his home and ransacked it, stealing numerous items. Stadler was located early the next morning at a residence in the City of Tomahawk and Gavin was found the next afternoon at a park in Tomahawk where he was preparing for his high school graduation party. Both men were brought to the Lincoln County Jail where they were charged with burglary and held on probation holds.
Fourteen people reported striking deer this past week. Two other animals were also struck. On Thursday a Rhinelander woman struck a turkey on State Rd 17 near the Oneida County line, and on Friday a Mosinee man struck a bear and killed it on US Hwy 51 near County Rd H in the Town of Birch.