A 43 year old Deerbrook woman was injured Monday morning after a one vehicle crash in the Town of Pine River. Just after 8 a.m., a cell 911 call reported a vehicle had crashed through the intersection at County Rd P and County Rd X. According to the report, the driver was heading east on County Rd P when she missed the intersection due to the sun being in her eyes. Lincoln County EMS, Pine River Fire Department and First Responders all responded to the scene.
A 23 year old Tomahawk man was arrested Monday evening on warrant charges after deputies responded to a report of a wanted person in the Town of Wilson. Deputies went to a residence in the 11000 block of County Rd CC after a tip was received that a wanted person was there. Deputies checked and found the man was wanted in Marathon County for failing to pay a fine and in Waushara County for failing to pay over $2,000 in child support. The man was turned over to the Marathon County Sheriff late Monday night.
Residents are once again reminded to use caution and to educate their elderly relatives and friends after another resident has fallen victim to the grandparent scam. This particular scam targets the elderly where a younger male will call and claim to be a grandchild stuck in a jail out of the country such as Canada or Mexico and needs a large amount of money to get out. The grandchild will beg the grandparent not to inform anyone else of the situation to avoid embarrassment and other consequences. Naturally, the thief does not want anyone to know about the situation because the victim could be educated that this is in fact a scam. This past Wednesday, a Town of Corning man was called at his home and a younger male informed him he was in jail in Mexico. The grandpa wired $1,900, which ended up going to Haiti. A short time later, the grandpa got a second call looking for more money; it was then he discovered it was a scam. When deputies investigated, it was too late to recover the money from Western Union. If you or someone you know are contacted regarding a relative being in an out of the area jail, you are asked to call your local law enforcement first before sending any money.
A 20 year old Wausau woman was arrested Wednesday evening on a charge of criminal damage to property. Deputies responded to County Rd W and County Rd P in the Town of Pine River after a report was received that a vehicle had torn up the ball diamond there. Deputies found the suspect vehicle leaving the area and stopped it on Pine Ridge Ave. The driver told the deputy she had gotten lost and pulled onto the grass to turn around. But witnesses pointed out the vehicle drove onto the ball field around the back stop and past a large pole before leaving ruts in the middle of the infield. The woman was brought to the Lincoln County Jail, where she was booked on the misdemeanor charge. She was able to post cash bond and be released.
A 56 year old Woodruff man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail late Thursday evening after a traffic stop in the Town of Bradley. A deputy stopped a vehicle on US Hwy 51 near County Rd S south of Tomahawk for speeding. A check showed the driver was required by the courts to have an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle for refusing to take a breath test after a conviction in Vilas County Court. After finding the man had failed to install the breath testing equipment, he was arrested on the criminal traffic charge. He was also cited for speeding before being released.
A 25 year old Tomahawk man was arrested early Thursday morning after deputies responded to a disturbance in the Town of King. Just after 2:30 a.m., a 911 call reported that a disturbance had taken place at a residence on Birch Bay Rd and a person may be injured. Deputies located the suspect in a bedroom and took him into custody on a misdemeanor charge of battery and four counts of bail jumping after learning the suspect violated bonds in Marathon County Court by drinking and engaging in criminal activity. The suspect was brought to the Lincoln County Jail, where he was held for a bond hearing on Thursday afternoon. There he was released on a signature bond.
A 20 year old man currently awaiting transport to state prison will face an additional felony charge after a fight in the Lincoln County Jail on Thursday morning. The suspect was recently found guilty of a felony charge of battery by prisoner in Lincoln County Court after an incident at Lincoln Hills School and sentenced to a year and a half in prison. While in his cell block on Thursday morning, the suspect got into a verbal altercation with a fellow inmate that led to the battery. According to the deputy’s report, the primary suspect will face a felony charge of battery by prisoner while the second suspect will face a disorderly conduct charge.
A deputy had an impaired driver come to him on Saturday night leading to an arrest. The deputy was parked alongside of County Rd K at US Hwy 51 in the Town of Merrill just before 8 p.m., when he observed a vehicle drive past him, turn around and then park behind his marked squad car. The deputy exited his squad and walked back to the suspect vehicle to find out why he stopped, the driver explained he thought the deputy needed help, so he stopped to check on him. After noting the strong odor of an intoxicant, the man was asked to perform field sobriety tests, which he was unable to do. The driver told the deputy he was impaired and asked to be arrested. The man was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party.
A 34 year old Merrill man was arrested Saturday evening on a criminal traffic charge after a deputy stopped a motorcycle in the Town of Pine River. Just after 11 p.m., a report was received that a man on a motorcycle was intoxicated at a Town of Scott business. A deputy located the motorcycle as it exited US Hwy 51 at State Rd 64 and stopped it after he observed it almost crash on State Rd 64. After he refused field sobriety tests, the driver was taken into custody on a misdemeanor fourth offense charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The suspect was later brought to the Lincoln County Jail, where he was later released to a responsible party.
A 26 year old Merrill man was taken into custody on multiple charges after deputies with the assistance of the Merrill Police Department investigated a disturbance in the Town of Russell. The original disturbance had been resolved and the suspect had left the scene without arrest, but as deputies and officers spoke, they started getting struck by ice chunks and rocks. The 26 year old suspect was identified and said he was throwing the items at the law enforcement officers to distract them. Two of the officers were struck in the head but were not injured, a bystander’s truck was also struck and damaged. The suspect was brought to the Lincoln County jail, where he was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and attempted battery on a law enforcement officer. He remained jailed awaiting a bond hearing on Monday.
The number of car deer crashes is up slightly with eight being reported this past week.