Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports - Sept. 3, 2014
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 4:35 PM
A 33-year-old Fargo, North Dakota man was arrested Monday morning at the Lincoln County Court House. The deputy assigned to security at the court house took the man into custody just after 9 a.m. on Monday. The man was in court to answer to drug charges but a check showed he was wanted by the Merrill Police Department for failing to pay a fine. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was able to post a cash bond and be released.
A 50-year-old Gleason man was arrested Monday evening on a warrant charge. Deputies went to the man’s home on Town Hall Road and took him into custody at 6:30 p.m. after a warrant was issued for violating terms of his probation. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 45-year-old Tomahawk woman was arrested early Friday morning on a criminal traffic charge. A cell 911 call at 1:09 a.m. reported a vehicle traveling south on US Hwy. 51 in the northbound lane around County Rd. A outside of Tomahawk. A deputy found the woman and stopped her minutes later near County Rd. D. When the deputy made contact with the woman, he noted the smell of an intoxicant. The woman admitted to drinking and said she had been traveling back to Tomahawk from Minocqua. The woman refused to perform field sobriety tests but later gave a breath sample that was over twice the legal limit. The driver was arrested on a charge of third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. She was also cited for driving the wrong way on a divided highway. The woman was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where she was later released to a responsible party.
A 24-year-old Tomahawk woman escaped injury after her vehicle left the road and landed in the water on Friday morning in the Town of Bradley. A cell 911 caller reported a vehicle had left the roadway and went into the water on Tannery Rd. near Green Box Rd. just north of Tomahawk at 8 a.m. The caller could not tell if the vehicle was occupied but noted it was partially submerged. Tomahawk Firefighters along with Tomahawk EMS responded to the call along with deputies. Shortly after arriving the driver returned to the scene and explained she had a medical emergency which caused her to crash and she had walked to a friend’s house to seek help. Alcohol was not a factor in the incident.
A 22-year-old Merrill man was arrested Friday morning on a warrant charge. The man appeared in Lincoln County Court for a motions hearing on Friday morning but a check showed he was wanted by the Taylor County Sheriff for contempt of court. After the warrant was confirmed the man was taken into custody and brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was released late Friday morning after a cash bond was posted.
A 50-year-old Oshkosh man was taken into custody Saturday evening after a cell 911 caller reported a reckless driver traveling south on US Hwy 51. Just before 9 p.m., the caller reported the vehicle was just north of Merrill and was crossing the center line and traveling off onto the rumble strip. A deputy intercepted the vehicle and stopped it south of County Rd. Q. The driver was asked to perform field sobriety tests and as a result he was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Unable to find a responsible driver the man was held in the Lincoln County Jail until Sunday morning when he was sober enough to be released.
Tomahawk Firefighters and a deputy responded to a reported explosion on Sunday afternoon in the Town of Bradley. A seasonal resident on Loop Rd. called 911 at 12:44 p.m. to report hearing an explosion underneath their cabin but could not see any smoke or flames. When firefighters and a deputy arrived, they found no fire. Firefighters used gas detectors and told the homeowner they thought a pocket of gas might have built up and caused the explosion but no dangerous levels were being detected.
Only two people reported striking deer this past week. A bear was struck on Tuesday night. The animal was struck on US Hwy. 51 near Lincoln Drive but the vehicle that struck it did not stop. The animal was killed in the crash. On Friday a deputy struck a turkey with his squad car. The crash between the turkey and the marked patrol car happened on County Rd. CC near Poplar Rd. The squad was not damaged and the turkey ran off.