A 53-year-old Merrill woman was taken into custody on Tuesday evening after a deputy investigated a driving complaint. At 9:25 p.m., a convenience store in the City of Merrill reported a vehicle had struck a pole in their parking lot and left the scene. A deputy located the vehicle and stopped it. The driver showed signs of impairment following field sobriety tests and was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. She was later released to a responsible party.
A 56-year-old Wausau man will be summonsed into court to face charges after deputies responded to a report of a pedestrian on the roadway Wednesday night the Town of Birch. A driver called 911 to report the man was walking down US Hwy. 51 near County Rd. C and that he tried to climb on top of her car when she slowed to avoid him. When deputies located the man, he resisted any efforts to talk with them and would not let them assess for possible injury. Tomahawk EMS was called to the scene but the male refused to be checked. Deputies attempted to take him into custody when he physically resisted. A taser was deployed on the man to gain compliance. He was brought to the hospital and was turned over to staff there for injuries he received. He will face charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
The Town of Russell Fire Department along with deputies responded to a structure fire early Friday morning in the Town of Russell. Just before 3 a.m. a deputy on patrol found a building burning on County Rd. J. When the fire was discovered, it had already consumed much of the pole building.
Tomahawk firefighters and a deputy responded to a motor vehicle fire Friday afternoon in the Town of Harrison. At 1 p.m. a cell caller reported a truck containing hazardous materials had started on fire at an address on Mosch Road. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the engine compartment. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters from Tomahawk along with the DNR responded to a report of a grass fire on County Rd. S at Dean Road in the Town of Bradley. That fire was believed to have been caused from an arcing wire. Late Friday a deputy, Tomahawk Fire Department and the Tomahawk DNR Ranger responded to Crass Road after a cell caller reported a grass fire. The call came in reporting the fire at 8:20 p.m. According to the caller it may have been caused by a downed power line. Firefighters were on the scene for over an hour and a half.
A 21-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested early Saturday morning after a traffic stop in the Town of Bradley. Just after 2 a.m., a deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding. Noting signs the driver was impaired, he was asked to perform field sobriety tests and as a result of those tests he was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The deputy located an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, after searching further he found a handgun in the storage compartment of the driver’s door. The man was booked into the Lincoln County Jail on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. He was able to post cash bond late Saturday morning and be released.
A 48-year-old Merrill man will be referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney after a Town of Pine River resident awoke to find him sleeping in the breezeway of their home. The man was found to be intoxicated and not suffering from a medical problem. He was given a ride home and was informed a trespassing report would be sent to the DA.
A 43-year-old Irma man suffered injuries after a two vehicle crash Sunday evening in the Town of Merrill. Just before 7 p.m., a vehicle being driven by a 32-year-old Bonduel woman failed to stop at a stop sign as she traveled west on Lincoln Drive colliding with a northbound vehicle on County Rd. JJ. The Irma man was taken to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center for treatment of his injuries. The other driver will be cited for failing to stop at the stop sign.
The Recreation Deputy reported a busy weekend this past weekend both on the trails and the waterways. With the opening of fishing season, the Rec. Deputy spent a large amount of time on the waterways making sure that anglers were safe. Very few problems were found on the water and the trails which were equally as busy. The Rec. Deputy also reported the county campgrounds are starting to get busy but all was quiet in those locations as well.
The number of car deer crashes is up with six being reported this past week. Also a gravel truck struck a bear on Black Alder Road in the Town of Merrill Thursday morning. The fully loaded dump truck slid into the ditch after the crash but the bear ran off.