A deputy stopped a vehicle on County Rd. H north of County Rd. D just before 8 p.m. on Monday evening. An 18-year-old Rhinelander woman was arrested on a warrant for contempt of court in Oneida County. The driver of the vehicle was also arrested. Evidence was discovered that the driver presented false identification and was an 18-year-old Tomahawk man who was wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for violating terms of his probation. Charges will be forwarded to the Lincoln County District Attorney for misappropriating ID in order to avoid a penalty, which is a felony charge.
Lincoln County Emergency Services responded to Langlade County to assist with their search of a missing child on Sunday morning. When Langlade County requested any available resources from Lincoln County, deputies and other staff from the Sheriff’s Office responded. Fire departments including Corning, Merrill, Pine River, Russell and Tomahawk also responded.
Two men were arrested Sunday evening on drug charges following a traffic stop in the Town of Birch. A deputy stopped a vehicle being driven by a 26-year-old Iron Mountain, Mich., man for speeding on US Hwy. 51 near County Rd. V just after 4:30 p.m. A check on the passenger, a 27-year-old Amberg, Wis., man showed he was wanted by the Marinette County Sheriff for contempt of court. When the deputy smelled the odor of marijuana, he requested the K9 from the Tomahawk Police Department. The K-9 alerted on the vehicle indicating the possibility of drugs. When deputies searched the vehicle they found several items of drug paraphernalia. Both men were brought to the Lincoln County Jail where they were able to post cash bonds and be released.
The number of car deer crashes remains high with ten being reported this past week. Three bear were also struck, a man from Florida struck a bear as he traveled south on US Hwy. 51 near State Rd. 64 Tuesday evening. The animal fled the scene but the man’s vehicle had to be towed. A second bear was found struck late Friday night on State Rd. 64 near Greiner Road in the Town of Corning and a third bear was found struck on US Hwy. 51 near County Rd. G Sunday morning.