An 18-year-old Rhinelander man was injured and cited after a one vehicle crash early Tuesday morning in the Town of King. A passerby reported finding a pickup truck rolled off of County Rd. D near Old D Road just before 3 a.m. When the 911 caller checked, he stated the cab was buried in snow and no foot prints were coming from the vehicle. A deputy arrived on the scene a short time later and found the 18-year-old driver and his 19-year-old passenger, also a Rhinelander man, outside of the vehicle. The passenger refused medical transport but the driver was transported by Tomahawk EMS to Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital. When the deputy spoke to the driver there, he admitted to drinking and said he was going too fast in the corner when he lost control and rolled his truck. The driver was cited for violating the absolute sobriety law while the passenger was cited for underage drinking. The driver was eventually treated and released to a responsible party from the hospital. The Tomahawk Fire Department assisted at the scene.
A 64-year-old Chicago woman was arrested late Thursday evening on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped a vehicle that was traveling north on US Hwy. 51 south of County Rd. S south of Tomahawk for an equipment violation. A check showed the driver had a warrant issued nearly five years prior in Oneida County after she failed to pay a fine. The woman was taken into custody and brought to the Lincoln County Jail where she was able to post bond and be released.
A 45-year-old Waukesha man is in fair condition at the trauma center located at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital after a snowmobile crash Saturday afternoon in the Town of King. Tomahawk EMS along with the Rec. Deputy responded to County Rd. D near Old County Rd. D after a cell call reported the crash at 1 p.m. According to the Rec. Deputy, the driver was traveling on the south edge of County Rd. D when he reached the intersection he accelerated to quickly to get over a snow bank, causing his sled to launch into the air. The driver was taken to Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital and then transferred by ambulance to the trauma center with serious injuries. He was cited for operating a snowmobile while intoxicated.
Deputies investigated a shooting in Gleason that left a 52-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg. At 2:38 on Saturday the 911 center took a call of a man who was short of breath at a residence on State Rd. 17 in Gleason. As Merrill EMS responded to the call, a deputy arrived on the scene minutes later. When the deputy asked the man about his medical problem, the man pointed out that he had been shot in the leg. Deputies determined the man was in a bedroom of the home when he threw a bag containing a loaded pistol on the ground. When the bag hit the ground, the .38 caliber derringer discharged striking him in the leg. The man was taken directly to Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he was treated and released. No criminal charges are planned in this incident.
A 53-year-old Merrill woman was arrested Sunday morning at her Town of Pine River Home after deputies investigated a probation violation. The monitoring center for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections requested that contact be made with the woman after he her home breath analyzer was showing a positive reading for alcohol. When deputies made contact with the woman just before noon she again tested positive for alcohol. She was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
Four people reported striking deer this past week along with a coyote. The coyote was struck late Thursday afternoon on State Rd. 64 and High Ridge Rd. in the Town of Pine River.
Sheriff Jaeger is reminding motorists to use caution in the next couple of weeks during your morning commute. The sun now rises an hour later, making for a dark drive to work for most. Motorists should pay close attention for animals who are starting to move in the warmer weather and for kids waiting for school buses.