A 26-year-old Milwaukee man was taken into custody on a drug charge after a deputy stopped to check on a disabled vehicle Tuesday evening. The suspect was driving on US Hwy. 51 near US Hwy. 8 just after 11 p.m. when his vehicle ran out of gas. When the deputy stopped, he noted the man was acting nervous and was trying to keep the deputy from approaching his car. While waiting for assistance, the deputy asked for the Tomahawk Police Department K9 Officer to respond to the scene. After the dog displayed interest in the vehiclem the man admitted he had marijuana in the vehicle. The man was taken into custody on a charge of possession of marijuana. He was later released to be summonsed into court.
A 66-year-old Tomahawk man was taken into custody on Friday evening after a deputy made contact with a suspicious vehicle in the Town of King. The deputy was checking the area where a structure fire was the day before on East Pine Shore Lane when a pickup truck pulled up and parked at the scene. When the deputy made contact with the driver, he noticed the odor of an intoxicant and asked the man to perform field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests, 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 27-year-old Merrill man was taken into custody Saturday evening on warrant charges after deputies investigated a reckless driving complaint. A cell caller reported a vehicle was traveling north on US Hwy. 51 and was weaving all over the roadway. A deputy stopped the vehicle after it exited at County Rd. K in the Town of Merrill and found the driver was not impaired but he was wanted by the Oneida County Sheriff for failing to pay fines in three different matters. The driver was taken into custody on the warrant charges and was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was able to post bond and be released late Saturday night.
Four people reported striking deer this past week, down from last week’s total. For the first time since fall, a bear strike was reported followed closely by a second. The crashes took place within hours of each other last Sunday night. Both bears were struck by vehicle on US Hwy. 51, one near County Rd. C and the second near Lincoln Dr. Both of the animals were killed.