Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 32-year-old Niagara, WI man was arrested last Monday evening on warrants after a traffic stop in the Town of Bradley. A deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on US Hwy. 8 near Tannery Road just after 9 p.m. Monday. A check on the passenger showed he was wanted by the Eau Claire County Sheriff on a felony warrant for substantial battery and a misdemeanor warrant for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated as a repeat offender. The warrants were issued after the man failed to appear in court in 2007. The man was taken into custody and brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 36-year-old Irma woman was taken into custody early Thursday morning after deputies responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch. The deputy observed signs of impairment and took the woman into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The woman was released from the jail Thursday afternoon once she was sober.
The Town of Pine River Fire Department along with deputies and Merrill Police Officers responded to the area of Big Eddy Road Friday afternoon after multiple reports of a gas odor were received from nearby businesses. Just after 1 p.m., 911 callers began reporting the gas smell which started near the Wisconsin Public Service substation on Big Eddy Road and spread to the north. Firefighters from Pine River arrived on the scene and confirmed an employee from WPS accidentally added too much odorant causing the widespread smell. Area businesses were informed that the area was safe by law enforcement and other area emergency agencies.
The number of car deer crashes is one of the highest of the year with 21 being reported. Drivers are reminded once again to use extra caution as deer movement increases this time of the year. November is traditionally the highest month for car deer crashes in Lincoln County.
An eagle was struck and killed on Thursday morning north of Gleason. The bird appeared to have been feeding on a car kill raccoon when it was struck on State Rd. 17 at Echo Lake Road. The DNR took the bird which is the sixth struck this year in Lincoln County.