The entrance ramp to US Hwy 51 at US Hwy 8 was closed for almost 10 hours on Tuesday morning after a tanker truck rolled over. The truck, which is owned by a company from Portage, was turning to go southbound on US Hwy 51 when it rolled over on the ramp just after 8:30 a.m. The truck was hauling close to 6,000 gallons of oil used for road resurfacing. An estimated five gallons of oil leaked from the truck; that spill was cleaned up by the Tomahawk Fire Department. Deputies and Troopers blocked the ramp while a second tanker truck was brought in and the product was loaded onto it. A heavy duty wrecker from Rod’s Towing & Service of Merrill up-righted and removed the truck, allowing the ramp to be opened to traffic just after 6 p.m. The Wisconsin DNR and Lincoln County Emergency Management monitored the incident throughout the day.
A 49 year old Irma woman was arrested Tuesday evening after deputies responded to a disturbance on Grundy Rd. The caller reported the suspect was intoxicated and struck the victim twice before he was able to flee. When deputies arrived at the residence, the suspect was outside of the house, but tried to run away. She was taken into custody, but resisted being placed in the squad car. The suspect was brought to the Lincoln County Jail, where she was booked on charges of battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. She was released late Tuesday night after posting cash bond.
Deputies are looking for your help in solving a theft case. On Wednesday morning, a business owner in downtown Gleason reported 10 bundles of shingles stolen from their business. The shingles, which are valued at over $300, were stored outside and were stolen overnight on Tuesday. If you have any information or saw any suspicious activity, you are asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at715-536-6272. Callers may also call Crime Stoppers at 715-536-3726. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
Deputies recovered a stolen vehicle and took a 63 year old Irma man into custody Friday evening, after receiving a tip from the Washington County Sheriff. Authorities in Washington County believed the man took the vehicle while he was intoxicated, thinking it was his own. While Lincoln County deputies were searching for the man and the vehicle, they learned he had taken it to a Merrill service station, as he did not know why there was damage to his vehicle. Deputies found the vehicle at an address on North Shore Drive. The suspect was brought to the Lincoln County Jail on charges through Washington County. The stolen vehicle was impounded.
A 24 year old Merrill man is in the Lincoln County Jail after a deputy investigated a theft complaint. A Town of Scott resident reported two 100-pound tractor weights stolen from his tractor while it was parked at the Town of Scott gravel pit. When the investigating deputy checked with a local recycling firm, he found out the suspect had sold the items for scrap that morning. The suspect was located Friday night in the City of Merrill and arrested on the misdemeanor theft charge. The deputy indicated two additional theft cases are being pursued as well.
Tomahawk firefighters and deputies responded to US Hwy 51 in the Town of Bradley Friday evening after a grass fire was reported. Numerous people called 911 on their cell phones to report the fire near Crass Rd. When a deputy and Tomahawk firefighters arrived on the scene, they found the fire was already extinguished.
The Town of Pine River Fire Department and First Responders along with Lincoln County deputies assisted the Langlade County Sheriff’s Office with a crash with injury that took place just over the county line. At 10:57 Saturday morning, Lincoln County took a 911 call reporting the crash on State Rd 64 just east of Ackley Rd. The Langlade County Sheriff was given the information, but they soon requested assistance from Lincoln County deputies and Pine River. Deputies noted they assisted on the scene as the victim was flown from the scene. Lincoln County crews were on the scene for over an hour.
Four people reported striking deer this past week.