Tomahawk Firefighters along with the DNR Fire Ranger and a deputy all responded to US Hwy. 51 outside of Tomahawk Monday afternoon for a reported grass fire. The deputy closed the ramp at County Rd. D so firefighters could extinguish the fire.
A 57-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Tuesday night after deputies investigated a report of a theft in the Town of Merrill. Deputies went to an establishment on State Rd. 107 just before 11 p.m. after it was reported the man stole a tip jar from the bar. He was charged with theft, disorderly conduct and felony bail jumping.
A 37-year-old Wausau woman was cited Wednesday evening for OWI after a driving complaint was received. The vehicle was located by a deputy after it exited US Hwy. 51 at State Rd. 64. The driver showed signs of impairment and was taken into custody and cited for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. She was also cited for having an open intoxicant in the vehicle.
A 24-year-old Rothschild man was arrested Friday evening after a traffic stop in the Town of Schley. A deputy stopped the vehicle the man was operating and learned he was on parole, as a rule of his parole he was not allowed to have contact with the passenger in his vehicle. The man was arrested for parole violation.
A 42-year-old Waukesha County man is in the Lincoln County Jail facing a felony charge after leading a deputy on a high speed chase late Saturday evening. The pursuit ended when the motorcycle driver tipped his motorcycle over while trying to turn onto US Hwy. 51. The man from Wales, Wis., was cited for a first offense of operating while intoxicated and held on the felony charge. The man was not injured.
Fourteen people reported striking deer this past week. A Hubertus man struck a coyote while traveling on US Hwy. 51 near Crass Road Tuesday night. On Wednesday evening a Wausau man struck and killed a bear on US Hwy. 51 near Nibbler Road north of Tomahawk. A Rib Lake man received minor injuries Thursday evening when he struck a deer while riding his motorcycle on County Rd. M near Tower Road in the Town of Corning.