Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports - July 9, 2014
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 9:03 AM
A 17-year-old Merrill man was arrested last Monday afternoon after a deputy investigating a car deer crash found a wanted person. The Merrill Police Department was busy with other calls so a deputy assisted by taking a report of a Merrill man who had struck a deer on South Center Avenue south of O’Day Street. While the deputy was taking the report, the man came onto the scene to speak to his friend who struck the animal. The deputy knew the man was on probation and ran a check and found that he was wanted for violating terms of his probation. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
Two residents from the state of Indiana remain in the Lincoln County Jail after a deputy who stopped to check on a broken down vehicle recovered a stolen car from that state. The deputy found the vehicle parked at State Rd. 64 and US Hwy. 51 and when he ran a check on the license plates the vehicle came up stolen out of Lafayette, IN. As the deputy was waiting on a wrecker, a business owner phoned the Sheriff’s Office and reported he had two people come to his business acting suspicious looking to sell things for gas money. A deputy went to the business and detained the man and woman and brought them to the scene. The Lafayette Police confirmed the pair were the suspects in stealing the car and both admitted to the deputy they took the car. Both the 21-year-old male and the 23-year-old female were brought to the Lincoln County Jail where they were charged with possession of stolen property. The pair is being held on cash bonds as authorities in Indiana determine charges and possible extradition back to that state to face charges for stealing the car.
A 57-year-old Tomahawk woman was arrested late Thursday evening on a criminal traffic charge. A deputy was following a vehicle out of the City of Tomahawk on North Fourth Street when he observed it cross the center and white lines multiple times as it drove under the speed limit. When the vehicle reached the area where the speed changes from 25 MPH to 30 MPH, the driver sped up to 50 MPH. The deputy conducted a traffic stop near the north city limits and when he made contact with the woman he smelled the odor of intoxicants. The woman performed field sobriety tests and as a result of those tests she was taken into custody for a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The woman was later brought to the Lincoln County Jail where she was released early Friday morning to a responsible party.
A 24-year-old Merrill woman received minor injuries after a one vehicle rollover on Thursday evening in the Town of Corning. A member of the Town of Corning Fire Department came across the crash on County Rd. M near Forks Rd. and reported it at 5:26 p.m. According to the report, the woman admitted she was traveling too fast when she rounded the corner. When her vehicle went off the road, she over-corrected causing it to cross the center line and off the other side of the roadway where it left the pavement and rolled over. The woman refused transport from the ambulance that responded to the scene. The deputy who investigated the crash advised in his report that she will be cited for not having insurance and driving too fast for conditions. The Town of Corning Fire Department responded to the scene and assisted.
A 38-year-old Merrill man is in the Lincoln County Jail after leading a deputy on a high speed chase Friday evening. The deputy was traveling north on County Rd. E when he observed the vehicle behind him driving all over the roadway. The deputy stopped and allowed the man to pass him but when he tried to catch up the radar indicated the vehicle was now traveling at 88 MPH. The deputy continued to follow the vehicle with his emergency lights and siren activated until the man arrived at his residence on Burma Rd. The man pulled into his driveway and ran into his home. Deputies secured the perimeter of the residence and spoke to both the suspect and a female inside of the residence through open windows. Eventually the suspect came out of the house and admitted he knew the deputy was behind him and was trying to stop him. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was booked on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated second offense, a felony count of fleeing an officer and obstructing. The man was held for an initial appearance on Monday.
A 46-year-old Wausau woman was arrested early Friday morning after deputies went to a home in the Town of Bradley in response to a 911 call. Just before 1 a.m., the intoxicated woman called 911 and told Lincoln County dispatchers that someone was damaging her things in the City of Wausau. When a check was done, it was found the woman was wanted by the Marathon County Sheriff for failing to appear on a disorderly conduct charge. After the warrant was confirmed, the woman was brought to the Lincoln/Marathon County line and turned over to Marathon County Deputies there.
A 34-year-old Merrill woman was arrested early Friday morning at a Town of Merrill tavern. A caller reported the woman was drinking at the establishment which is a violation of her probation rules. Deputies arrived and found the woman standing outside holding a can of beer. She admitted to drinking and a breath test confirmed her admission. The woman was arrested and brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 43-year-old man from Bessemer, MI, was cited and arrested on Saturday night after a traffic stop at Irma. The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office reported a reckless driver heading north on US Hwy. 51 that was nearing Lincoln County. A deputy spotted the vehicle at County Rd. H and clocked it on radar at 97 MPH in the 65 MPH zone. A second deputy stopped the man just after he went past County Rd. J. A check showed the man had his Wisconsin driving privileges suspended and he was wanted by the Oneida County Sheriff for failing to pay a fine. The man was cited for speeding and operating after suspended and brought to the Oneida County line where he was turned over to a deputy there.
The Rec. Deputy reported the waterways in the county were full this past week and weekend and very few problems were reported. The Rec. Deputy did have a few issues with some anglers and recreational boaters. Some jet skiers were warned on Seven Island Lake for traveling too close to the shoreline. On Lake Alice it was water skiers that were violating the shoreline rule; they were warned as well. On Muskellunge Lake a Union Grove man will be cited after the Rec. Deputy found him operating too close to the shoreline and violating the no wake rules and two Fox Valley men will be turned over to the DNR after they were found with four undersized bass on Ament Lake. The Rec. Deputy stated despite all of the traffic on the waters very few problems were encountered and no arrests were made for impaired drivers on the waters.
Deputies noted few problems with firework complaints over the holiday. Numerous people turned in permits obtained from their town chairmen allowing the fireworks on private property. Only four people called to complain about noise from fireworks and the two that were located were warned for their actions.
The number of car deer crashes is up slightly with 12 being reported this past week.