Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
Deputies continue to investigate after several attempted thefts were reported early last Monday morning in the Town of Merrill. Just before 6 a.m. callers reported that someone had tried to steal their vehicles at two separate residences on Spring Lake Road. When deputies arrived in the area they found a truck that had been left in the ditch on Spring Lake Road just east of County Rd. K. When contact was made with the owner of the truck it was determined that it was stolen from a nearby driveway. The two other residents reported that someone attempted to take their vehicles as well. Deputies soon developed persons of interest in the case and seized a vehicle that was possibly used in the crimes. The investigation into this is ongoing, anyone who might have information on the crimes are asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 715-536-6272. Callers may also call Crime Stoppers of Lincoln County at 715-536-3726. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward. 16002259
A 26-year-old Tomahawk woman is in the Lincoln County Jail after she almost struck a squad car head-on last Monday evening. The deputies took evasive action to avoid being struck by the vehicle and then attempted to stop it as it continued to drive in the wrong lane southbound toward Merrill. The driver failed to stop until the vehicle had turned on Duginski Road. When contact was made with the driver she refused to follow the directions and further refused to submit to field sobriety testing. The woman was taken into custody and booked into the Lincoln County Jail on charges of felony OWI fourth offense within five years, failure to install an ignition interlock device as ordered by the court, fleeing an officer, resisting/obstructing an officer and cited for driving left of center. The woman was further held on a probation violation charge. At a bond hearing a $500 cash bond was set.
Traffic was detoured for over six hours on Tuesday morning after a semi-truck rolled over in the Town of Bradley north of Tomahawk. Just after 6 a.m. a cell caller reported a semi had left the roadway and rolled over on County Rd. L at US Hwy. 8. Numerous large rolls of bound paper spilled out of the top of the semi-trailer. Tomahawk Firefighters assisted with traffic control as it took until just after noon to remove the semi and clear the scene.
A 30-year-old Eagle River man was arrested Tuesday evening after a deputy responded to vehicle in the ditch in the Town of Merrill. Just after 5 p.m. a caller reported that a vehicle had left the roadway and had gone into the ditch on State Rd. 17 at Norwegian Road. When the deputy made contact with the driver he noted the odor of an intoxicant and asked the man to perform field sobriety tests and was subsequently taken into custody for first offense operating while intoxicated. The man advised the deputy he had a concealed carry permit and was armed. He was booked into the Lincoln County Jail on charge of going armed while intoxicated. The man was held until Wednesday morning when he was able to post bond and be released.
A Tomahawk man reported Wednesday night that his storage unit off of County Rd. L north of Tomahawk was broken into sometime during the prior week. Taken in the burglary was a 2000 Polaris Sportsman 500 ATV camo in color with a Michigan bumper sticker on the back and a Powermate 4000W generator, red and white in color. If you have any information regarding this burglary you are asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 715-536-6272 or call Crime Stoppers of Lincoln County at 715-536-3726. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
A 24-year-old Merrill man was arrested Wednesday night on a warrant charge. The man came to the Safety Building to collect a civil process paper. When a check was performed it was discovered the man was wanted for contempt of court in Oneida County. The man was booked into the Lincoln Jail and held for Oneida County.
A 20-year-old Merrill man was arrested Friday evening on a warrant charge. Deputies went to a residence in the Town of Merrill to conduct a welfare check after a report of a dispute was received. When deputies arrived they found no crime had occurred but a check on the man found he had a warrant through the Merrill Municipal Court. The man was brought to jail and held on the warrant charge.
A 49-year-old Tomahawk woman was taken into custody late Friday night after a deputy stopped a reckless driver. A cell caller reported a vehicle traveling north on US Hwy. 51 that was continuously crossing the fog and center lines. A deputy located the vehicle and stopped it near County Rd. D after he observed it crossing the lines as well. The deputy noted the odor of an intoxicant but the driver refused field sobriety tests. She was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. She was later released to a responsible party.
A 53-year-old Tomahawk man was taken into custody Saturday afternoon after deputies investigated a vehicle in the ditch in the Town of Bradley. Just after 4 p.m. a passerby reported a vehicle in the ditch on County Rd. E at Thomas Road. When deputies made contact with the driver they noted the odor of intoxicants. He was placed through field sobriety tests and taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party.
A 20-year-old Wausau man is in the Lincoln County Jail following a traffic stop Saturday evening. A deputy stopped a vehicle traveling north on State Rd. 17 north of Gleason after a check of the registration showed the owner was wanted. When the deputy made contact with the driver he confirmed he was the wanted person, and he did not have a valid driver’s license. As the deputy was speaking to the man he also smelled the strong odor of marijuana. The driver was taken into custody on the warrant charge and a search found a substance which later tested positive for marijuana. The man was brought to the Lincoln County jail where he was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and four counts of bail jumping. The man will have a bond hearing Monday in Lincoln County Court.
The number of car deer crashes remains about the same from the last few weeks with seven being reported.