Lincoln County Sheriff?s reports, 7-24-13 edition
Two people were injured after a two vehicle crash Monday morning in the Town of Scott. A 911 call reported the incident at County Rd K and County Rd Q at 7:22 a.m. A vehicle being driven by a 32-year-old Merrill woman collided with a dump truck being driven by a 48-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man. Both drivers declined medical transport from the Lincoln County Ambulance that responded to the scene.
A 41-year-old Elderon man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a deputy investigated a threat complaint. A resident of the Town of Pine River phoned the Sheriff’s Office to report the man sent her threatening and intimidating text messages. The suspect was located walking near the victim’s home on Deer Run Ave. and taken into custody just after 2 p.m. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was charged with disorderly conduct and with making threats via messenger. At a bond hearing on Tuesday he was released by a Lincoln County Judge on a signature bond.
A 47-year-old West Virginia man was taken into custody Wednesday evening on a traffic charge. A deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding on US Hwy 51 at County Rd K in the Town of Merrill just after 10 p.m. When contact was made with the driver, the deputy noted signs of impairment and asked the man to do field sobriety tests. The man was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was also cited for speed before being released to a responsible party.
Tomahawk Firefighters responded to the Town of Harrison on Thursday afternoon after a tree came down on some power lines and started a fire. A passerby called 911 just after 2:30 p.m. to report the problem on Mail Route Rd. When a deputy arrived on the scene, he found the branch was still smoking but there was no fire. Wisconsin Public Service was called to the scene.
A 46-year-old Rhinelander woman was injured after an ATV crash Friday evening in the Town of Harrison. Deputies along with Oneida County Medic One and the Town of Crescent Fire Department and First Responders responded to Hilt’s Lake Rd west of State Rd 17 after an ATV crash was reported at 5:48 p.m. According to the Rec. Deputy, the victim was following another ATV when she failed to notice the first machine slowing to turn and rear ended it. The victim’s ATV rolled over several times causing her to be ejected from the machine. The victim was not wearing a helmet. She was transported to Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander for treatment of her injuries.
A 37-year-old Merrill man was arrested Saturday morning on a battery charge. Deputies, along with Merrill Police officers, responded to Airport Rd in the Town of Merrill after a cell 911 call reported a disturbance that left a female injured. Deputies requested assistance as the victim advised the male had armed himself with a shotgun at one point. The female victim was brought to Ministry Good Samaritan Hospital by Lincoln County EMS for treatment; the suspect was taken into custody without incident. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was able to post bond Saturday evening and be released.
Deputies monitored traffic on US Hwy 51 on Saturday after construction left a backup for miles. Around 1 p.m., a deputy noted traffic south of County Rd H had backed heading north for four miles. The Wisconsin DOT State Traffic Desk was notified and when a DOT official arrived in the area around 2 p.m., he found traffic was now backed up for six miles. The DOT official told the construction crew to cease operations for the day and had information signs moved to the area to alert motorists about the back up. It took over two hours to get traffic moving again at a normal pace.
A 22-year-old Tomahawk man was taken into custody Sunday morning after deputies found a vehicle in the ditch in the Town of Bradley. A deputy was on patrol when a vehicle was found in the ditch on Half Moon Lake Rd. When the deputies were able to wake the operator, he tested positive for alcohol consumption, which is a violation of his probation rules. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
Eight people reported striking deer this past week; half of those crashes took place Sunday evening.