Lincoln County Sheriff?s reports, 4-24-13 edition
The Town of Russell Fire Department and deputies responded to a structure fire last Monday afternoon. At 12:53 p.m., a 911 call reported the fire in an outbuilding on Prairie Drive in the Town of Schley. The caller reported they were cooking maple syrup when the fire broke out. When Russell firefighters arrived on the scene they found the fire was contained to the wall of a structure. Pine River firefighters responded to assist but were canceled when the fire was brought under control. Firefighters were on the scene for less than an hour, no injuries were reported.
A 29 year old Tomahawk man was taken into custody Monday evening after a deputy along with a Tomahawk Police officer investigated a vehicle that had left the roadway on the Bradley/Tomahawk border. Law enforcement responded to North Fourth Street at County Rd A after cell callers reported a vehicle in the ditch. When the deputy arrived, he found the vehicle in the ditch still running with the transmission in drive. A witness told them the driver returned home to W. Leather Avenue and he was found there a short time later. Luke H. Green told the deputy he had driven off the roadway earlier and had gotten a ride home. The deputy noted Green was showing signs of intoxication but Green claimed he drank a large amount of liquor after arriving home. The deputy asked to see the bottle of liquor Green claimed to have drunk from, but he was unable to produce it. Green refused to perform field sobriety tests and was taken into custody on a first offense charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Green was later brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he received additional citations for operating left of center and for violating terms of his instructional permit. Green was later released from the jail to a responsible party.
A 23 year old Merrill man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a warrant charge. Law enforcement had been looking for Treg Richard Leder after he failed to appear on Monday in Lincoln County Court on a criminal traffic charge. On Wednesday, Leder turned himself in to the court, prompting the judge to cancel the warrant but a check showed Leder was wanted by the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office on a separate warrant. The deputy assigned to security at the Lincoln County Courthouse took Leder into custody. He was transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was held until Wednesday evening when cash bond was posted for his release.
A 20 year old Tomahawk man is in the Lincoln County Jail and now faces another felony charge after he was extradited back to Wisconsin on Wednesday. Cody M. Kaehne was charged in May of 2012 with two felony counts of delivery of marijuana and one felony count of delivery of a designed drug after an investigation into drug dealing in the City of Tomahawk. All of the charges had an enhancer as Kaehne was conducting his business in a park. At a bond hearing in 2012, Kaehne was released by a Lincoln County Judge on a $500 cash bond; after a preliminary hearing the next month Kaehne admitted to a deputy that he fled the state in hopes of avoiding prosecution. In April of 2013, Kaehne’s wanted status was placed on the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, prompting several tips on his whereabouts including an address in Gwynn, MI. On Monday, April 15, a Trooper from the Michigan State Police took Kaehne into custody. At a bond hearing on Thursday, a Lincoln County Judge set a $6,000 cash bond; unable to post, Kaehne remains in the Lincoln County Jail. A charge of felony bail jumping will be submitted to the Lincoln County DA, charging Kaehne with fleeing the state.
The public’s help is being sought as deputies seek information on the theft of nearly $1,000 worth of telephone wire from the Town of Schley. An employee of Frontier Communications reported on Thursday that phone subscribers in the area of State Rd 17 and Leck’s Lane were complaining after their phones stopped working. When a repair tech went to the area, he discovered 700 feet of cable which had been laying on the ground waiting to be buried had been cut and stolen. Frontier suspects the cable was stolen sometime late Wednesday night, April 17, and early Thursday morning. If you have any information on this theft or saw any suspicious activity in the area, you are asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 715-536-6272 or call Crime Stoppers of Lincoln County at 715-536-3726. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
A 26 year old Merrill man was arrested Thursday afternoon for probation violation. A deputy went to the Probation and Parole office at Merrill City Hall after authorities there requested assistance in taking Brandon L. Hinz into custody. Hinz was taken to the Lincoln County Jail, where he was held.
Tomahawk Firefighters along with deputies responded to a reported chimney fire Friday morning in the Town of Bradley. A cell 911 call reported the incident in the 11000 block of County Rd Y. Firefighters were on the scene for over an hour, no damage was reported to the structure. At 3:15, firefighters were called back to the residence after a fire broke out on the second story of the home near the chimney. When deputies arrived, they found flames on the upper level of the home. Firefighters remained on the scene for over two hours extinguishing the blaze, no injuries were reported.
A 48 year old Tomahawk man was taken into custody early Saturday morning on a traffic charge. A deputy stopped a vehicle being driven by William J. Kurth on Somo Ave at Bradley Farm Rd in the City of Tomahawk just before 1 a.m. Kurth 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. He was later released to a responsible party.
A 25 year old Tomahawk man is in the Lincoln County Jail after a traffic stop early Saturday morning. A deputy stopped a vehicle in the City of Tomahawk on Somo Ave at 2:45 a.m. after he observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Wisconsin Ave. Cody J. Thone started to perform field sobriety tests but then became uncooperative with the deputy and resisted his efforts to take him into custody. Thone was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was held on a probation hold. He was also cited for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, having no insurance and a county ordinance for disorderly conduct. The deputy will also forward a report for obstructing an officer to the District Attorney.
A 54 year old Merrill man was taken into custody and cited after a deputy responded to a report of a disabled vehicle Saturday evening. Just after 10 p.m., deputies responded to Alder Rd in the Town of Pine River after a caller reported a van parked in the middle of the roadway. When a deputy arrived, he found a vehicle that appeared to have crashed and made contact with the driver, Kurt F. Jansen who showed signs of impairment. Jansen was placed through field sobriety tests and taken into custody on a first offense charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was held in the Lincoln County Jail until Sunday morning where he was released when he was sober.
Five people reported striking deer this past week.