Firefighters from the Pine River Fire Department along with deputies responded to a fire in an outdoor wood burner Monday afternoon. The fire was reported at 2 p.m. on Elm Ridge Avenue. According to the deputies report, the fire was confined to the wood burner. Firefighters were on the scene for about an hour, no injuries were reported.
High winds Monday night into Tuesday prompted several calls to the Sheriff’s Office. Several tree branches were blown down which needed to be cleared from the roadways.
A 91-year-old Edina, MN man is safe after deputies located the man reported to be missing out of Minnesota. Deputies initially responded to US Hwy. 51 near County Rd. Q around 5:30 Tuesday after callers reported a vehicle stalled in the lane of traffic. When they arrived they found the man who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. His family had reported him missing the day prior which prompted a Silver Alert to be issued in that state. The man was reunited with his family.
A 32-year-old Merrill woman was arrested Sunday afternoon on a warrant charge. Deputies found the woman at her home and arrested her on a warrant for contempt on a drug charge.
A 42-year-old Merrill man was arrested Sunday afternoon on a warrant charge. Deputies went to the man’s home and took him into custody. He was wanted for failing to pay a fine.
A 60-year-old Merrill man was arrested Sunday afternoon on a warrant charge. Deputies found the man at his home and took him into custody on warrant for failing to pay child support.
A 54-year-old Tomahawk man was taken into custody Sunday afternoon after a traffic stop. A deputy stopped the vehicle after observing it crossing the center line. After observing signs of impairment the driver was placed through field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
The 911 center at the Sheriff’s Office received a report of smoke in the basement at a residence on CTH E. The Tomahawk Fire Department was dispatched to the scene where no fire was located.
The number of car deer crashes remains high with 16 being reported this past week.