Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
Snow kept deputies busy last Monday morning as a fast moving system left a few inches on county roads. Six incidents were investigated. A Tomahawk woman did report minor injuries after her vehicle struck the bridge bunker at US Hwy. 51 and County Rd. H in the town of Birch.
A 31-year-old Merrill man was arrested Wednesday morning on a warrant charge. Deputies following up on a complaint went to the man’s home on in the Town of Corning after information was received that he was wanted by the Marathon County Sheriff. The man was taken into custody on the warrant charge and brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 46-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Tuesday evening on a warrant charge. A deputy recognized the man who was walking on North Fourth Street and knew he had a warrant for his arrest. A check confirmed he had been wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for absconding from his probation. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 23-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Thursday morning on a disorderly conduct charge. Deputies responded to a residence in the Town of Bradley after a 911 call reported a disturbance. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was able to post a cash bond and be released.
Traffic on US Hwy. 8 in the Town of Bradley north of Tomahawk was slowed for about an hour and a half on Friday night after a pulp truck rolled over at 4:30 p.m. The driver, a 47-year-old Tomahawk man, told a deputy that he had moved over to avoid another vehicle when the soft shoulder gave way causing his truck to roll. Another pulp truck was used to unload the truck’s load and a tow truck removed the vehicle which had no apparent damage. The road was re-opened just before 6 p.m.
A 52-year-old Tomahawk man was taken into custody early Sunday morning on a traffic charge. A Deputy stopped a vehicle on State Rd. 86 at County Rd. E at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday morning for a speeding violation. When the deputy made contact with the driver he noted the odor of intoxicants and asked him to perform 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 released late Sunday morning.
A 40-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested early Monday morning after a report was received of a reckless driver. Just before 3 a.m., the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office reported a vehicle was traveling north on US Hwy. 51 that was driving all over the road. A deputy from Lincoln County located the vehicle near Merrill and followed it for a short distance observing it cross the fog and center lines and displayed expired license plates. When contact was made with the driver, he showed signs of impairment and the deputy noted the odor of an intoxicant. The man refused to perform field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody for a felony seventh offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and he was cited for driving on a revoked driver’s license. The man was also wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for violating terms of his probation. The man was booked into the Lincoln County Jail and held, he is expected to have an initial appearance on Tuesday in Lincoln County Court.