The Town of Russell Fire Department was called out last Monday morning for a tree fire in the Town of Harrison. At 12:30 a.m., a cell 911 call reported a large wind fallen tree had started burning in the 8000 block of County Rd. B. When a deputy arrived, flames were coming from the tree although the property owner was containing it with water. Russell Firefighters spent about 10 minutes on the scene and requested the DNR re-check it in the morning.
A 25-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested early last Monday morning on a drug charge. An agent from the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife requested assistance after he located drug paraphernalia while he was checking the man. The deputy located marijuana and a pipe used to smoke it. The man was booked on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was able to bond out later Monday morning and be released.
A 37-year-old man from Texas remains in the Lincoln County Jail after a tavern owner in the Town of Harrison caught him breaking into his tavern. Just before 2 a.m., the owner of the establishment on State Rd. 17 called 911 to report he had detained a man who had broken into his tavern. Deputies from both Lincoln County and Oneida County responded to the tavern and took the suspect – who advised he is homeless but from Mesquite, TX – into custody. The suspect advised he was cold and had just broke into the tavern for a warm place to stay. Deputies brought the man to the Lincoln County Jail and charged him with a felony count of burglary. When the man made a court appearance on Monday afternoon, the Lincoln County District Attorney’s office charged the man with misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass to a dwelling and criminal damage to property. The man remains jailed, unable to post the $100 cash bond that was imposed by a Lincoln County Judge.
The Lincoln County Humane Society is looking for the owner of a dog after it was found walking in the Town of Corning on Tuesday. A deputy assisted in capturing the dog early Monday afternoon and the man who found it on Joe Snow Rd. near Hagar City Rd. transported the dog to the Humane Society. The dog was taken to a Merrill veterinarian where it had numerous porcupine quills removed from its nose. The Humane Society reported the dog was also very thin and full of ticks. The dog had no collar or microchip. If you may know who would own the brown and white hound type dog, you are asked to call the Lincoln County Humane Society.
Firefighters from the Corning Fire Department along with the DNR Ranger and a deputy all responded to a grass fire on Saturday afternoon in the Town of Corning. Just after 2 p.m., a cell 911 call reported the fire on Wegner Rd. According to the deputy’s report, the land owner advised he was unloading cargo from his ATV and suspects the hot exhaust may have sparked the fire. There was no property damage and firefighters were on the scene for about 20 minutes.
A 35-year-old Merrill man was arrested early Sunday morning on multiple charges after deputies responded to a disturbance in the Town of Scott. After conducting interviews, deputies determined the incident at a home on County Rd Q started out as a fight among roommates and escalated to the point where a window on a vehicle was broken and one of the parties involved armed himself with a handgun to prevent a second physical altercation. The suspect was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. Unable to post bond the man remained jailed awaiting a bond hearing on Monday.
Tomahawk Firefighters responded on Sunday night after a tree took down a power line and caused a small fire in the Town of Somo. When the deputy found the location on County Rd. T south of US Hwy. 8, he saw one of the poles arcing but the flames soon subsided. Both the deputy and firefighters stood by until Wisconsin Public Service arrived on the scene.
The Recreation Deputy reported traffic on the county waterways is increasing with the warm weather. He made contact with several boaters and wishes to remind boaters before you hit the water to make sure your boat is properly equipped. The most common reason for citations is boats not being equipped with enough flotation devices or the boats do not have or are not using navigational lights. The Rec. Deputy spends a large amount of time keeping the waterways safe and reminds recreational enthusiasts when it comes to boating and drinking there is zero tolerance for boaters who are over the limit.
The number of car deer crashes is down again with only four being reported this past week.