On Tuesday, ice covered roads caused traffic issues during the morning hours. A crash in Tomahawk left a Tomahawk teen seriously injured. The crash happened at 7:43 a.m. on County Rd. E near Wadell Road. Tomahawk EMS, Tomahawk Fire and a deputy responded to the incident. Two other crashes in the Town of Bradley kept deputies busy for most of the morning but none involved any injury.
Deputies arrested a 56-year-old Merrill man Wednesday evening after receiving a call of a disturbance in the Town of Schley. The suspect was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct.
A 44-year-old Price County man was arrested early Thursday morning on a felony charge after deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle in the Town of Pine River around 6 a.m. The Ogema man was taken into custody on a felony fourth offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
A 59-year-old Tomahawk man was injured after a one vehicle rollover Friday afternoon in the Town of Tomahawk. The incident was reported at 3:14 p.m. on State Rd. 86 and County Rd. O. The driver was transported by Tomahawk EMS to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital where the MedEvac Helicopter then transferred the man to Aspirus Wausau Hospital. The crash remains under investigation.
A 22-year-old Merrill man was arrested Saturday morning on charges related to a disturbance in the Town of Merrill. At 3 a.m. deputies responded to a 911 call and took the man into custody on charge of disorderly conduct and battery.
Winter weather returned to the area on Saturday morning. The first vehicle left the roadway around 1:30 a.m. on US Hwy. 51 and deputies investigated a total of eight slide offs and three crashes, one of which involved injury when two vehicles crashed head on as they traveled on Tug Lake Avenue.
A 55-year-old Marshfield man was taken into custody Sunday morning after a deputy stopped to check on a vehicle parked in the lane of traffic on County Rd. CC. The driver was placed through field sobriety tests and was cited for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
A 43-year-old Merrill man was arrested Sunday afternoon following a disturbance in the Town of Merrill. Deputies responded to a residence after a 911 call reported a man with an AK47 rifle making threats. The suspect was located and arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct, two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping and for going armed while intoxicated.
With bow hunting season underway and the nine day gun deer season only weeks away, the recreation deputy is seeing activity on county forest land. The rec. deputy reports he has already had occasions where he contacted hunters who are violating county ordinances regarding county lands. As a reminder, if you plan on hunting on county land, portable tree stands are allowed between Sept. 1 and Jan. 7 as long as you have your name on the stand. You cannot cause damage to the tree nor can you put pegs into trees for climbing. If using an ATV anywhere in the state, you must have your registration tag clearly marked on the rear plate as well as display decals forward of the operator on both sides of the machine. Do not operate in closed or restricted areas. If hunting alone make sure people know where you are and when you will be back. Bring a cell phone in case of emergencies. If hunting out of a cabin make sure smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order and have fresh batteries. Every year the recreation deputy works closely with the DNR during the hunting season to ensure everyone has a safe and successful hunt while making sure property owner rights are respected.
The number of car deer crashes continues to increase with twenty nine being reported this past week. A Merrill man struck a turkey on Thursday afternoon on County Rd. JJ at Hillside Drive. On Thursday evening a Tomahawk woman reported striking a bear on County Rd. D near County Rd. B, the bear ran off.