An 18 year old Merrill man was cited after deputies investigated a report of a possible DNR violation on Monday. At 7:30 p.m., a resident of the Town of Merrill called the Sheriff’s Office after she witnessed someone shoot a shotgun out of a vehicle’s window on Schulz Spur Rd. Deputies responding to the area were given a vehicle description and a deputy stopped a vehicle matching that description minutes later on Pier Street that had a shotgun in the back seat. At first, the vehicles driver denied being in the area but when told a witness could identify them, he and the other two passengers admitted their involvement. Parents were called to the scene and the admitted shooter was later cited for a county ordinance violation of disorderly conduct.
A 56 year old Tomahawk man was arrested Monday evening on a felony charge after deputies investigated a disturbance at a Town of Bradley residence. At 8:30 p.m., a caller reported the incident on Clover Ln. Deputies learned the victim and suspect had argued over house rules and it escalated into a physical confrontation where the suspect choked the victim. The suspect was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held on the felony count of strangulation/suffocation. At a bond hearing on Tuesday, he was released on a signature bond.
A 55 year old Tomahawk man was arrested Tuesday evening on a disorderly conduct charge. A deputy responded to the Tomahawk Police Department just before 4 p.m. and met with a party who claimed the suspect followed her around the City of Tomahawk and then made threats to shoot a male with whom she was walking downtown.
A 46 year old Tomahawk woman was arrested Tuesday evening on a warrant charge. A deputy responded to a request for a civil standby at a Town of Bradley home just after 5 p.m. A check showed a woman present at the home on Erickson Lane was wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for violating terms of her probation. The woman was arrested on the warrant charge; brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
Tomahawk Firefighters, along with the DNR and a deputy, responded to a grass fire on Wednesday afternoon in the Town of Bradley. Just before 11 a.m., a 911 caller reported the fire near Road Lake Rd. When a deputy arrived on the scene minutes later, he found the fire spreading quickly in a wooded area between Road Lake Rd and Crass Rd. Firefighters from the Tomahawk Fire Department extinguished the blaze before it spread to nearby trailer home. The DNR is investigating the cause.
Severe weather moved through the area on Wednesday evening prompting the National Weather Service to issue two warnings in the county. Around 5 p.m., a line of severe storms moved through the Tomahawk and Harrison area prompting a warning to be issued. Just before 6 p.m., a second line of storms came through prompting another warning for the entire county. Deputies monitored the storm and helped clear debris off of the roadways after it went through. A 911 call from a residence on Lake Pesobic Rd. reported a tree had struck a house and the male occupant, but he denied any injury.
A 51 year old Merrill man was arrested Thursday afternoon after deputies responded to a report of a disturbance in the Town of Merrill. Just after 4 p.m., a caller reported the suspect was drinking in violation of a bail bond in Lincoln County and causing problems at a home on Vista Drive. When deputies arrived, they found the man to be intoxicated in violation of a bond for misdemeanor charges that are pending in Lincoln County Court. The suspect was brought to the Lincoln County Jail, where he was charged with two counts of bail jumping and one count of disorderly conduct. The man remains in the Lincoln County Jail, unable to post the cash bond that was set at a bond hearing on Friday.
An 18 year old Merrill man was injured after a one vehicle crash Thursday evening in the Town of Scott. Just before 10:30 p.m., a 911 caller reported the incident on Golf Drive near Lake Rd. According to the deputy’s report, the driver was following two vehicles containing his friends as they went east on Golf Drive, the driver tried to pass the pair going up a hill and ended up swerving back after seeing a vehicle coming in the opposite direction. The driver lost control of his vehicle and rolled it end over end off the road into several trees. The man refused transport from a Lincoln County Ambulance that responded to the scene. According to the deputy’s report, several citations will be issued to the driver.
A 29 year old Tomahawk man was arrested Friday evening at a business in the Town of Bradley. Deputies located the suspect around 10:30 p.m. on County Rd A and took him into custody on a warrant, which was issued in Lincoln County Court for criminal damage to property. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail, where he remained awaiting a bond hearing on Monday.
A 47 year old Tomahawk man is in the Lincoln County Jail and a 42 year old Tomahawk man spent the weekend at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital after deputies investigated a battery complaint in the Town of King. The victim called 911 at 11:30 Friday night and reported he was injured after a man arrived at his home on North Pine Rd. The man denied an ambulance but when a deputy arrived a short time later, he found the victim was seriously injured and requested Tomahawk EMS respond to the scene. The man was transported by ambulance to Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital and then flown to the trauma center at St. Joseph’s, where he was treated over the weekend and released Sunday afternoon. A Tomahawk Police Officer found the suspect’s vehicle just over an hour later at a tavern in the City of Tomahawk and when contact was made with the suspect, he denied being at the residence. When deputies pointed out blood on the suspect’s shoes, he admitted being at the residence but said nothing more than a scuffle took place. The suspect was booked into the Lincoln County Jail on a charge of substantial battery – cause great bodily harm. He had a bond hearing Monday in Lincoln County Court.
A 22 year old Merrill man was arrested Sunday afternoon on a criminal traffic charge. A deputy stopped a vehicle being driven on County Rd B near Demeyer Rd in the Town of Harrison after a check showed the registered owner was revoked. The owner was driving the vehicle and it was found his driver’s license was revoked to a previous OWI charge. As a part of his conviction for second offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, the man was required to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he operates, something the driver failed to do. He was booked on the criminal traffic charge and later released with a court date. He was also cited for operating on a revoked license as a repeat offender.
Seven people reported striking deer this past week along with a bear. On Friday night just before 10 p.m., a Pewaukee man struck the animal on US Hwy 51 near County Rd S. The bear caused extensive front end damage but was gone when the deputy searched for it.