An 18-year-old Merrill man will be summonsed into court after a deputy investigated a theft case in the Town of Merrill. A caller reported that over last weekend someone stole several signs and a totem pole off Boy Scout Island off of State Rd. 107. On Tuesday deputies got a tip to a possible location of the suspect who eventually led them to the stolen items.
A 62-year-old Merrill man was arrested late Tuesday evening on three misdemeanor counts of bail jumping. Deputies went to a business in the Town of Merrill on a welfare check and found the male to be intoxicated. As a part of several bail bonds issued in Lincoln County Court the man is not allowed to consume alcohol.
A 28-year-old Merrill man was booked into the Lincoln County Jail Friday on several charges. A resident of Merrill phoned the Sheriff’s Office to report the man was involved in a theft and was possessing drugs. The suspect was located by a Marathon County Deputy and arrested. He was transported to the Lincoln County Jail and booked on charges of felony bail jumping, theft, intimidation of a victim by use of force, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia and violating terms of his probation.
A Tomahawk man was contacted by someone claiming to be from the Social Security Office wishing to verify bank account numbers. The man provided his account information to a Tomahawk bank but quickly realized it was a scam. The bank was able to deactivate the account before it could be accessed, which was attempted later that day. The IRS and other federal government agencies do not collect money over the phone and will never call you unless you have an open case. The federal government will always contact you via the mail for any money owed. Further, anyone calling to request payment of a debt, fine or government reimbursement via money card especially a green or red dot card is attempting to scam you.
Deputies investigating a report of a large underage party in the Town of Birch Sunday morning made one criminal arrest and will refer a second person to the district attorney on a drug charge. Fourteen people will be cited for underage drinking. A 25-year-old Tomahawk man present at the party, admitted he was out on felony bond through Lincoln County Courts on a drug charges and was restricted from drinking. He was charged with felony bail jumping. Deputies will refer a 19-year-old Rhinelander woman to the district attorney after finding a drug pipe on her. The underage drinkers ranged in age from 16 to 20 years of age.
The number of car deer crashes remains steady with six being reported this past week.