High winds early in the week kept deputies and dispatchers busy. Tomahawk Firefighters and a deputy responded on Monday morning after a tree branch took down a power line in the Town of Bradley. Just before 11 a.m., a caller on County Rd. A reported that wires were on the ground sparking. Firefighters stood by until Wisconsin Public Service could remedy the situation. Later that afternoon, the Lincoln County Highway Department worked for about 40 minutes to open up Pier Street after a large tree came down over the roadway near Tug Lake Rd.
A 42-year-old Merrill woman was arrested on Tuesday morning on a warrant through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. The electronic monitoring center in Madison phoned the Sheriff’s Office just before 2 a.m. to report that the woman had violated terms of her probation and requested she be taken into custody. Deputies located the woman at her residence on County Rd. K in the Town of Merrill and took her into custody. She was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 30-year-old Merrill man was arrested Wednesday evening after deputies performed a welfare check in the Town of Merrill. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections reported that a client was making threats and requested he be checked on. The man was located at a residence on County Rd. K in the Town of Merrill and denied making any threats. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held on a probation violation warrant.
A 49-year-old Gleason man was arrested Thursday evening after deputies responded to a report of a disturbance in the Town of Russell. Just after 6 p.m., a caller reported a man who had broken out windows at a residential treatment home on Lilac Lane. The man admitted to the deputy he broke out the windows because he no longer wished to live there. The man was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and probation violation. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 34-year-old Merrill man was arrested early Friday morning on a felony charge after deputies investigated a disturbance in the Town of Merrill. Around 1:30 a.m., neighbors on Biscayne Bay Drive complained about noise and investigating deputies found that a disturbance had occurred and took the 34-year-old into custody on a charge of substantial battery. The man also had warrants through the states of Mississippi and New Mexico but deputies later learned those states would not extradite him. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held for a bond hearing on Friday; there he was released by a Lincoln County Judge on a signature bond. Due to a no contact provision of his bond and the man having no place to go, he remains in Lincoln County.
A 34-year-old Merrill man is in the Lincoln County Jail after deputies responded to a report of a disturbance early Saturday morning in the Town of Pine River. At 3:36 a.m., a cell 911 call reported the incident at a residence on County Rd. W. When deputies spoke to the victim, she reported during an argument over a phone the male suspect grabbed her by the throat and choked and then struck her four times in the face. The man was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, battery and strangulation. He had a bond hearing on Monday in Lincoln County Court.
Five people struck deer this past week, up from four last week. An Antigo woman struck a turkey on Thursday morning, causing considerable damage to her windshield. The woman was traveling on State Rd. 64 near Spile Dam Rd. in the Town of Pine River when the crash took place.