A 51-year-old Gleason man was arrested this past Tuesday afternoon. Deputies went to a home after agents from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections reported the man was violating terms of his probation. The man was taken into custody and brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
Two people were injured following a two vehicle crash Wednesday morning in the Town of Merrill. At 8:17 a.m., the crash was reported on State Rd. 17 near Schiller Road. The crash occurred when a vehicle being driven by a 56-year-old Merrill woman pulled out of Hinz Road when it was struck from behind by another southbound vehicle being operated by a 53-year-old Bryant woman.
A 14-year-old Merrill youth was injured after an ATV crash Saturday evening in the Town of Birch. At 6:57 p.m., a cell caller reported the crash off of Horn Lake Road. The driver was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash but struck several trees. The driver was flown by the MedEvac Helicopter to the trauma center at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. He was treated and released from that facility over the weekend.
Deputies wrapped up a burglary investigation in the Town of Bradley and have recovered $1,000 in stolen valuables. The owner of a seasonal cabin north of Tomahawk reported the burglary back in April where numerous items such as power tools were taken. Two residents of Exeland, WI, a 33-year-old male and a 21-year-old female will both be referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney for charges.
Deputies reported a routine Fourth of July Holiday. They noted traffic was very heavy on Friday and through most of Saturday. Deputies responded to several driving complaints over the weekend, but did not encounter any impaired drivers. Over 20 stranded motorists were checked on as well. The Recreation Deputy reported the waterways and trails were some of the busiest he has seen in sometime. He made contact with several boaters over the holiday weekend and few problems were noted with the exception of some registration issues and some missing PFD’s. Several people provided signed firework permits to the Sheriff’s Office for private shows. Only three reports were phoned in about fireworks being shot off in the rural areas.
The number of car deer crashes remains steady with fourteen being reported this past week.