A 47-year-old Wausau woman was arrested last Monday morning on a warrant charge. A deputy investigating a vehicle in the ditch at US Hwy. 8 and County Rd. L in the Town of Bradley ran a check on the driver and found she was wanted by the Wood County Sheriff for contempt of court.
On Monday morning a deputy assisted volunteers from Raptor Education Group in capturing an injured eagle in the Town of Rock Falls. A passerby reported the bird had been sitting on the side of the road on County Rd. JJ at County Rd. H early Monday. The deputy responded and found the bird that was unable to fly. Volunteers brought the bird to Raptor Education Group in Antigo.
A 48-year-old Gleason man was arrested after a single vehicle crash late Monday evening in the Town of Russell. Just after 10 p.m., a cell 911 caller reported the crash on Bradley Street north of County Rd. J. A charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, fourth offense will be forwarded to the Lincoln County District Attorney.
A resident of the Town of Corning became a victim of a scam this past week. The woman was contacted by a male party claiming to be her grandson. The woman was told he had been arrested on drug charges and needed her help in getting out of jail. She was instructed to purchase four $1,000 gift cards and wait for him to call back. When the thief called back, the victim gave him the gift card and pin numbers over the phone in order for him to gain his release, which she did. Due to the nature of these cards, it is impossible for the victim to retrieve the money or stop the transfer. Please remember when someone calls requesting money, take appropriate measures to ensure you know the person calling.
A 31-year-old Irma man was arrested early Friday morning on a criminal traffic charge in the Town of Birch. Just after 2 a.m., a deputy stopped a vehicle on County Rd. H near County Rd. J for speeding. The deputy noted signs of impairment and the driver was placed through field sobriety tests and was taken into custody for a second offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
A 67-year-old Tomahawk man is in the Lincoln County Jail facing a felony and misdemeanor charge after deputies investigated a theft complaint. On Saturday a resident of the Town of Bradley reported their driveway had been plowed by a stranger and had their ladder stolen. A home security system caught the man plowing the driveway then exit his truck and steal a ladder. The man was located and arrested for burglary and theft.
A 17-year-old Merrill man was taken into custody Saturday evening on drug charges. Deputies stopped to check on a suspicious vehicle at the Lake Pesobic boat landing in the Town of Merrill at around 7:30 p.m. When the deputies made contact, they could see drugs inside of the vehicle. The male party was booked on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The number of car deer crashes remains high with sixteen being reported this past week. Deputies responded to over 21 incidents involving vehicles sliding off the road or crashing Friday night and Saturday. With the extreme temperatures, plows, salt and sand are not as effective as usual and many back roads remains snow covered and slippery.
Sheriff Jeff Jaeger is wishing residents a Merry Christmas and a safe holiday season. He passes on a reminder that his deputies will be helping keep the highways safe throughout the holidays with the goal of having everyone arrive safely at their destination. So far in 2016, over 550 people have been killed on Wisconsin highways; two of those in Lincoln County.
“No one should have to find me or one of my deputies knocking on their door right before Christmas with tragic news. By slowing down, buckling up and using a designated driver; we can all reach our destination and enjoy the holidays with our families,” said Sheriff Jaeger. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost loved ones in 2016 on the roadways and we hope through our efforts of prevention we can keep others from going through the holidays without the ones they love.”