A 29-year-old Merrill man was arrested on Monday evening at a home in the Town of Scott. Just after 7 p.m. a tipster related the man who was wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and the Marathon County Sheriff was outside of a home in the county. Deputies located the man in the yard and brought him to the Lincoln County Jail.
November is a long way off but Lincoln County Sheriff Jeff Jaeger is reminding residents to respect the rights of others this political season. This past week a deputy investigated the theft of several campaign signs on US Hwy. 8. Historically, campaign sign thefts are reported from both sides of the political aisle in the weeks leading up to major elections. “My deputies will treat each theft the same and hold anyone responsible that we are able to identify,” said Sheriff Jaeger. Residents placing signs are also reminded you cannot place them on public property or on highway right of ways.
A 24-year-old Merrill man was taken into custody early Friday morning after a traffic stop in the Town of Merrill. A deputy stopped the vehicle on Hillside Drive at Airport Road after he observed it cross the centerline. The driver was placed through field sobriety tests, as a result was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party.
A 41-year-old Tomahawk woman was taken into custody early Saturday morning on a traffic charge. A deputy observed a vehicle drive out of a business on North Fourth Street in the City of Tomahawk just after 2 a.m. without its headlamps lit, the deputy observed the vehicle run over a curb and then cross the center line as it drove north on County Rd. CC. The deputy stopped the vehicle and placed the driver through field sobriety tests and arrested her for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated first offense. She was later released to a responsible party.
A 30-year-old Michigan man was arrested early Sunday morning after law enforcement responded to a report of a fight in the town of Scott. A 911 call reported the incident at 2 a.m. Deputies learned the suspect, who was from Gwinn, Mich., was intoxicated and had started fighting with several people at the home. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was charged with disorderly conduct. He was released late Sunday morning after posting a cash bond. The Merrill Police Department assisted with the incident.
A 64-year-old Irma man was injured and cited after a one vehicle crash early Sunday morning in the Town of Merrill. At 4:12 a.m. a caller reported a vehicle had struck a power pole on State Rd. 107 near Taylor Drive. The man was transported to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center before being transferred to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment of his injury. Alcohol was a factor in the crash and the driver was cited for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
A 32-year-old Weston man was taken into custody early Sunday morning on a traffic charge. The man was passed out behind the wheel of a motor vehicle which was parked in a yard on Mile Square Road in the Town of Pine River. The deputy was investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle when he found the vehicle off the road. The driver was later released to a responsible party after he was cited for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated first offense.
The number of car deer crashes has more than doubled as compared to previous weeks. Eight people reported striking deer in the county this past week. A bear was also struck, that animal was on US Hwy. 8 near Meyer Road when it was struck late Sunday night.