A 47-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Wednesday morning on multiple charges after a deputy and Tomahawk Police Officer responded to a report of a disturbance in the Town of Bradley. Just after 10 a.m. a 911 call reported the man had caused damage to a home, struck the victim and hid the victim’s phone so help could not be summonsed. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was booked on charges of disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, battery and intimidation of a victim. At a bond hearing on Thursday a Lincoln County Judge set a $250 cash bond which remains unposted.
The Town of Russell Fire Department along with a deputy responded on Wednesday evening after power lines became tangled in the wind and started arcing. At 8 p.m. a cell caller reported the incident on Sunrise Road in the Town of Schley. A deputy checked the area for any other problems as firefighters stood by for about two hours as WPS rectified the problem.
A 17-year-old Milwaukee man is in the Lincoln County Jail facing felony charges after he assaulted three staff members at Lincoln Hills School Thursday afternoon. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was charged with three felony counts of battery by prisoner. At a bond hearing on Friday a Lincoln County Judge set a $5,000 cash bond. The man remains the jail at this time. At least one of the staff members sought medical treatment following the incident.
An 18-year-old Merrill man will possibly face citations from the DNR after a deputy stopped a wanted person on Thursday evening. The 18-year-old man told the deputy he was out shining deer with friends and denied any weapons were in the vehicle. A search revealed a bow and arrow, an uncased shotgun, and a large flashlight. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail on the warrant charge of contempt of court through Langlade County. All other information was turned over to DNR Wardens for further investigation.
A 32-year-old Merrill man was taken into custody early Sunday morning after a home owner in the Town of Merrill called the Sheriff’s Office and reported a vehicle in his yard. A deputy arrived a short time later and noted the driver of the vehicle had a strong odor of intoxicants. Due to the inclement weather the driver agreed to come to the Sheriff’s Office where field sobriety tests were administered and 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 53-year-old Merrill man was arrested late Saturday night on a criminal traffic charge after deputies located a reported impaired driver. A deputy checking State Rd. 64 in the Town of Corning found the suspect’s vehicle in the ditch. The driver was located inside a nearby tavern drinking water. The man admitted to driving the vehicle and consented to field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests he was taken into custody on a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The man was held in the Lincoln County Jail for violating terms of his probation.
Tomahawk firefighters along with a deputy responded to a vehicle fire on Sunday afternoon. Just before 1 p.m. a vehicle was reported to be on fire in a field in the 1700 block of County Rd. D in the Town of Harrison. When a deputy arrived on the scene a short time later he reported the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. According to the deputy’s notes a group was off roading with the vehicle which probably caused it to start on fire.
A 54-year-old Gleason man is in the Lincoln County Jail after a one vehicle rollover late Sunday night in the Town of Russell. A cell caller reported a one vehicle rollover at 11:45 p.m. on County Rd. J at Prairie Avenue. When deputies arrived they found the driver walking away from the crash site. He admitted to drinking and was placed through field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests he was taken into custody for a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Unable to find a sober ride home the man remains in the Lincoln County Jail.
The nine day deer gun hunting season begins this weekend and the Recreation Deputy would like to remind hunters that he and the DNR will out helping ensure everyone has a safe hunt. The Rec. Deputy notes that every year the most common violation he finds on county land is hunters erecting permanent tree stands, using climbing spikes in trees, and traveling with ATVs or UTVs in restricted areas. He also reminds hunters if a wounded deer goes on private property they should seek permission before they go looking for the animal. Hunters should also remember to register their deer as soon as possible with the new DNR hotline. Wardens noted they expect to work with hunters as everyone gets used to the new system. The Rec. Deputy once again is looking forward to interacting with all the hunters and wishes you all a successful and safe hunt.
The number of car deer crashes being reported remains high with 26 being reported this past week. A bear was also struck. An Antigo man struck the bear on State Rd. 64 just east of State Rd. 17 just after 10:30 Sunday night. The bear fled the scene.