Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
A 65-year-old Wausau man was injured Wednesday after a motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon in the Town of Russell. Just before 2 p.m. a resident reported the crash on 1st Avenue west of County Rd. X. The driver of the motorcycle was transported by EMS to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill. No other information was immediately available.
The Tomahawk Fire Department along with a deputy responded to a tree that caught fire after a storm on Friday afternoon. Just before 4 p.m. a storm moved through the northern part of the county. A resident on Crystal Lake Road called 911 and reported that a power line became tangled in a tree branch and started a fire. When a deputy arrived minutes later he found wires down on the roadway but no fire. Tomahawk firefighters stood by for about an hour until workers from WPS cleared the hazard.
A 27-year-old Irma man was arrested Friday evening on a warrant charge. A tipster phoned the Sheriff’s Office just after 6 p.m. and reported that a man who was wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections was at a residence in Railway Street in Irma. When deputies arrived they found the suspect and confirmed the warrant. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 38-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Saturday evening on a felony warrant and will now face a charge of felony bail jumping. A deputy went to a residence on North Third Street in Tomahawk to serve civil process paperwork. While there he recognized the man as having a warrant for his arrest. The man was taken into custody on the warrant through Lincoln County Court which was issued in July when the man failed to appear at a hearing after he had been charged with a felony count of aggravated battery to an elderly person along with misdemeanor charges of resisting or obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct. When the deputy located the man he observed he was drinking alcohol which a breath test later confirmed. As the suspects bond restricts him from consuming alcohol the man will be charged with felony bail jumping as well.
A 61-year-old Tomahawk man was taken into custody early Sunday morning after a traffic stop in the City of Tomahawk. A deputy exited US Hwy. 51 at County Rd. D and found a vehicle sitting in the middle of the intersection. The vehicle suddenly backed up and went west on State Rd. 86 into Tomahawk. As the deputy followed the vehicle he noted it crossed the center line numerous times. The vehicle was stopped on Somo Avenue at School Road and the driver was placed through field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests the man was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Unable to find a sober ride the man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was held until Sunday afternoon when he was sober enough to be released.
The proper use of personal flotation devices and the quick work of responding emergency workers is credited with saving the lives of two Fox Valley men. At 6:23 on Sunday a 911 caller reported a boat had overturned on Lake Mable in the Town of King, east of Tomahawk, and two men had been thrown into the water; one trapped under the boat. As Tomahawk firefighters and the Recreation Deputy responded to the scene off of Pine Shore Lane with boats and dive gear, Deputy Sam Steckbauer from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrived with paramedics from Tomahawk EMS. Steckbauer and Tomahawk paramedic Shawn Black commandeered a nearby Jon boat and paddled out to the two men and were able to secure them in the boat and bring them back to shore. As Tomahawk EMS checked the pair, a 59-year-old De Pere man and a 65-year-old Green Bay man, they told how that when the elder of the two men leaned over the side of the boat to wash his hands the boat capsized. Both men were wearing personal flotation devices and according to the Rec. Deputy they did the correct thing by staying with their overturned boat until helped arrived. Both men refused medical transport.
The number of car deer crashes remains the same as last week with three being reported.