Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
Deputies need your help to solve a hit and run case in the Town of Merrill. Sometime over the weekend of Oct. 3, someone struck the fence that protects the Merrill Airport. The damage was discovered on Monday morning and it is suspected the incident took place Saturday or Sunday night. Damage to the fence is extensive and it is expected it will cost thousands to repair. Based on evidence left at the scene, deputies believe it was a black Chrysler Concord that caused the damage. That vehicle should have extensive front end damage. If you saw any suspicious activity, or know anything about this incident you are asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 715-536-6272. Callers may also 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 23-year-old Merrill man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a warrant through the Clark County Sheriff. Deputies went to a home in the 2000 block of County Rd. K to investigate a theft. While there they learned the man was wanted by the Clark County Sheriff for contempt of court. The suspect was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he later was able to post a cash bond and be released.
A 29-year-old Tripoli man was arrested Wednesday evening on misdemeanor charges after a deputy investigated a complaint in the Town of Somo. A caller reported that the man was at a residence on Phalzgraff Road and drinking alcohol, both violations of an open bond in Lincoln County Court. When a deputy arrived on the scene, he found the intoxicated man and took him into custody. At a bond hearing on Thursday the man was held on a $500 cash bond after being formally charged with two misdemeanor counts of bail jumping.
A deputy, the Lincoln County Humane Society and a Merrill resident all assisted on Thursday after yet another eagle was struck by a vehicle in the Town of Merrill. This incident occurred on Pier Street north of North Star Drive. just after 2 p.m. The male who hit the bird stopped and assisted it as it floundered in the water filled ditch. The eagle was transported by staff from the LCHS direct to the Raptor Education Group in Antigo. According to their facebook page, the bird is resting, suffering from a broken leg and possible internal injuries. This is the fifth eagle to be struck on Lincoln County roadways this year.
A 22-year-old Tomahawk woman was arrested Friday night on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped at a residence on Kaphaem Road after a check on a license plate showed the owner had a warrant. The warrant was determined to be un-enforceable in Lincoln County but the passenger also had a warrant through the Oneida County Sheriff prompting her arrest. She was brought to the county line and tuned over to an Oneida County Deputy there.
A 19-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Saturday evening on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped a vehicle on County Rd. D at Swamp Lake Road just after 10 p.m. for a traffic violation. A check on the passenger showed he was wanted by the Merrill Municipal Court for failing to pay a fine. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he remains.
A 16-year-old Merrill youth was cited for underage drinking early Sunday morning after a deputy found a male walking in the Town of Birch in his underwear. The deputy was sitting at the Lincoln County Forestry Shop located on County Rd. K when he saw the male walk up to the driveway dressed only in a t-shirt and underwear. The youth’s father arrived and explained he picked the youth up from a friend’s house and found he was intoxicated. The youth jumped out of the vehicle as his father tried to take him home. The young man was eventually cited and released back to his parent. A check at the home where the youth was picked up from found two other youths, a 17-year-old Irma youth and a 16-year-old Merrill youth. They were both cited for underage drinking as well. The home owner was unaware of the alcohol and will not be cited.
The number of car deer crashes continues to increase with 12 being reported this past week.