A 51-year-old Tomahawk woman was taken into custody late last Sunday evening after deputies responded to a crash in the Town of King. At 10:02 p.m., a 911 call reported a vehicle had left the roadway and struck a power pole at the intersection of County Rd. A and County Rd. H. Deputies noted the driver showed signs of impairment but she refused to perform field sobriety tests. The woman was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Unable to find a sober ride, she was eventually brought to the Lincoln County Jail where she was held until late Monday morning. The Tomahawk Fire Department assisted deputies at the scene.
A 54-year-old Merrill man was seriously injured after a single vehicle crash early last Monday morning in the Town of Corning. At 12:30 p.m., the crash was reported on County Rd. M at Leafy Grove Road. Speed and alcohol were factors in the crash and the driver was cited for a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The Town of Corning Fire Department and First Responders assisted deputies at the scene.
A 25-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested last Monday morning on felony and misdemeanor charges after deputies investigated a disturbance in the Town of Wilson. At 1:39 a.m., a cell 911 call reported the victim had been stabbed at a residence on Hillside Drive. The suspect was arrested on charges of substantial battery – intend bodily harm, endanger safety by reckless use of a weapon, disorderly conduct and probation violation. At a bond hearing, a $5,000 cash bond was set. The man remains jailed.
A 20-year-old Merrill man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after deputies and Merrill Police Officer responded to a report of a disturbance in the Town of Merrill. The man was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer and two counts of bail jumping. The man remains jailed unable to post a $250 cash bond.
A 60-year-old Wausau man was taken into custody Friday afternoon for boating while intoxicated. The Recreation Deputy was patrolling Bridge Lake along with the DNR late Friday afternoon when they came across the man fishing in a boat with two others. When the deputy made contact with the operator, he displayed signs of being impaired. He was placed through field sobriety tests and later cited for the offense before being released to a responsible party.
Strong storms came through the county on Friday evening causing power outages, down trees and wires. Just after 4 p.m., the first damage was reported on US Hwy. 8 east of Tripoli where a fallen tree caused wires to hang down over the roadway impeding traffic. The Tomahawk Fire Department responded to several calls during the stom as did the Town of Russell Fire Department who also checked an outbuilding on Hay Meadow Drive in the Town of Russell that was struck by lightning. Deputies and local fire departments worked with the Highway Department to clear trees off the county roadways. The damage from this storm was mainly found in the northern part of the county from Tripoli to Gleason.
A 20-year-old Tomahawk man is in the Lincoln County Jail after deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash late Saturday night in the Town of Harrison. At 9:30 p.m., a cell 911 caller reported a vehicle had left the roadway and crashed at County Rd. A and Mail Route Road. The passenger in the vehicle, an 18-month-old child, was transported by Tomahawk EMS to Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital where they were treated and released. The driver was taken into custody on a charge of causing injury to a child, 16 or younger while operating under the influence of an intoxicant; a felony. He may also face a drug charge as a pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana was located. The man will have a bond hearing on Monday in Lincoln County Court. The Tomahawk Fire Department also responded to this crash.
An Irma man will be referred to the DNR after a deputy and numerous fire departments responded to a report of an explosion and fire Saturday night in the Town of Birch. At 10:30 p.m., a 911 call reported four loud explosions and flames that were shooting up over the tree tops on Grundy Road. The Town of Russell Fire Department responded to the call and they requested assistance from the Tomahawk and Pine River Fire Departments. When Town of Russell Firefighters arrived on the scene they found a very large controlled burn. A deputy spoke to the property owner who admitted he was burning numerous items that are not allowed to be burned under DNR rules. The man did not have a permit for any sized fire on the property. The DNR Fire Ranger indicated they will take over the investigation once deputies complete reports.
Two people received minor injuries after a two vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in the Town of Corning. A 69-year-old woman was cited for failing to yield the right of way for pulling out from the stop sign in front of another vehicle. The Town of Corning Fire and First Responders assisted at the scene.
An 18-year-old Merrill woman was arrested Sunday night on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped the vehicle the woman was a passenger in for speeding on US Hwy. 51 just south of County Rd. S outside of Tomahawk at 4:52 p.m. A check showed the driver, a 29-year-old Merrill man, had a revoked driver’s license and the passenger was wanted by the Marathon County Sheriff for failing to appear on an OWI charge. The driver was cited and the passenger was brought to the Lincoln County Jail.
A 46-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested late Sunday night on a warrant charge. Deputies went to a home outside of Tomahawk around 6:30 p.m. and took the man into custody after a tip was received he was living there. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held on a warrant through the Racine County Sheriff.
Car deer crashes are on the increase and motorists are warned to slow down and be more observant. A 66-year-old Eagle River man was one of three people injured this past week after striking deer in the county. The man was operating a motorcycle on State Rd. 17 at Old 63 Road in the Town of Harrison when he struck the animal causing injuries. He refused medical transport. On Friday night, a 56-year-old Madison man suffered injuries from broken glass after striking a deer on US Hwy. 51 near County Rd. G which came up into his windshield, he was taken to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill for treatment. On Saturday afternoon a 31-year-old Birnamwood woman was injured after striking a deer in the Town of Merrill. That deer also came up and through the woman’s windshield. She was also transported to Ministry Good Samaritan. In all, 25 people struck deer this past week.