A 19-year-old Merrill man was arrested last Monday on a criminal traffic charge. Deputies were checking State Rd. 107 in the Town of Merrill after residents called to complain about a vehicle driving in a disorderly manner. A deputy located the vehicle on Matthews Road and found the driver had a revoked driver’s license for a previous OWI charge. The man was taken into custody on a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while revoked; he was also cited for driving with no insurance and for failing to register his vehicle.
A 24-year-old Merrill woman was arrested Monday evening after deputies investigated a disturbance in the Town of Corning. Just before 5 p.m., a caller reported the incident on Midway Road. She was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where she was booked on charges of disorderly conduct and battery. She was released on Tuesday morning after posting a cash bond.
A 30-year-old Merrill man was arrested on Monday evening on multiple charges after deputies investigated a disturbance in the Town of Schley. The disturbance occurred at the residence and the suspect drove his vehicle in a manner which almost struck the victim, he also took her phone away from her. The man was arrested on misdemeanor charges of battery, disorderly conduct and felony charges of intimidating a victim and recklessly endangering safety. At an initial appearance the Lincoln County District Attorney charged the suspect with two misdemeanor and one felony count, a $500 cash bond was posted, however, the man remains jailed on probation violation charge.
A 17-year-old Eau Claire man, currently a resident of Lincoln Hills School in Irma, was arrested Tuesday afternoon following an incident at the facility. Staff members reported the suspect battered two fellow students of the school causing them to seek medical care. The suspect was brought to the Lincoln Jail and held for a Wednesday court hearing. There he was charged with two counts of battery by prisoner. The suspect was released on a signature bond and returned to the institution.
A 31-year-old Fond du Lac man was arrested Monday evening on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped a vehicle the man was a passenger in after he observed it fail to stop at a stop sign near County Rd. N and Beach Road in the Town of Bradley. A check on the man showed he was wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for probation violation. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
Tomahawk EMS, Tomahawk Firefighters along with a deputy all responded to a carbon monoxide scare Tuesday afternoon in the Town of Bradley. At 2:35 p.m., a worker for Wisconsin Public Service reported that a resident of a home on Sunset Point Road had a carbon monoxide detector sounding and the man was feeling ill. Firefighters checked the home and paramedics checked the man who eventually refused transport.
A 37-year-old Merrill man was arrested early Friday morning after deputies responded to a disturbance in the Town of Scott. Just before 2 a.m., a 911 caller reported the incident. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was charged with disorderly conduct and strangulation. During an initial appearance on Friday in Lincoln County Court the man was released on a signature bond.
A 40-year-old Merrill man was taken into custody on Saturday morning on criminal traffic charges after a deputy stopped to check a disabled vehicle in the Town of Schley. At 7:15 a.m., the deputy found the vehicle stopped on the side of Burgener Avenue at County Rd. G, when he made contact with the driver he found him passed out behind the wheel. The deputy noted signs of impairment and placed the man through field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests the driver was taken into custody for a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was also cited for operating a motor vehicle after revocation and for failing to install an ignition interlock device, a court requirement from an OWI conviction in 2014. The man was later brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was later released to a responsible party.
A 23-year-old Merrill woman was taken into custody early Sunday morning on a traffic charge. Deputies responded to US Hwy. 51 at County Rd. K in the Town of Merrill at 3 a.m. after a caller reported a vehicle in the ditch. The woman displayed signs of impairment, she was placed through field sobriety tests before being taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. She was later released to a responsible party.
The number of car deer crashes is lower with three people reporting striking them last week. Another bear was also struck this past week. On Friday afternoon the animal was hit on County Rd. Y north of US Hwy. 8 by a Tomahawk woman, the bear ran off.