Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
Two Merrill men escaped injury after the canoe they were traveling in on Lake Alice turned over this past Monday. At 4:30 p.m., a 911 caller directed emergency crews to Kings Road in the Town of Bradley after they saw at least one, and possibly two canoes flip over. Deputies, Tomahawk EMS and firefighters responded to the scene. Prior to their arrival, a caller reported the men had safely gotten out of the water. They were checked by paramedics and refused medical transport.
Tomahawk firefighters, the DNR Fire Warden, Tomahawk EMS and a deputy responded to grass fire Tuesday morning in the Town of King. Just before 10 a.m., a 911 caller reported that a controlled burn had gotten out of control and was now heading toward a wooded area. When a deputy arrived, he found the fire was threatening a camper trailer and an out building. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in about 20 minutes. No injuries or property damage was reported.
An 18-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on warrant charges. Deputies had information that a wanted person was traveling from Tomahawk to Wausau and were watching the highway for the vehicle. A deputy traveling north on County Rd. K located the vehicle approaching US Hwy. 51. A traffic stop was conducted near State Rd. 64. The deputy found the man trying to conceal himself in the back seat. When asked, the man provided a false name. He was taken into custody for a felony Lincoln County warrant for distribution of marijuana and a warrant through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for probation violation. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held. At a bond hearing, a Lincoln County Judge set a cash bond. The man will also face charges for providing the false identity to the deputy.
A 19-year-old Gleason man was arrested Thursday afternoon on a warrant charge. The man came to the Lincoln County Jail at 2 p.m. and informed the staff he was wanted. A check showed a warrant through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for probation violation. The man was booked into the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 22-year-old Minocqua man was arrested Saturday morning on a probation violation charge after deputies checked a vehicle in the ditch. At 8:30 a.m., a cell caller reported a vehicle in the ditch on US Hwy. 51 near Lincoln Drive. A check on the passenger showed he was on probation and as part of his rules he was not allowed to have contact with a certain person; that person was the driver of the vehicle. The passenger was taken into custody and brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 20-year-old Merrill man is in the Lincoln County Jail after deputies investigated a bail jumping case. On Saturday morning a resident of the Town of Merrill phoned the Sheriff’s Office and reported the suspect had contacted the caller in violation of a bond in Lincoln County Court. The man was arrested on a misdemeanor count of bail jumping. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held for a bond hearing Tuesday in Lincoln County Court.
A 28-year-old Shawano man was arrested late Saturday night on a criminal traffic charge. A deputy found a U-Haul truck in the ditch on Short Avenue by County Rd. K in the Town of Scott. When contact was made with the driver the investigating deputy noted indicators which led him to believe the man was impaired. The driver refused to perform field sobriety tests before he was taken into custody for a third offense of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Unable to find a sober driver, the man was booked into the Lincoln County Jail and was released Sunday afternoon when he was sober.
The number of car deer crashes is lower again with only two being reported this past week.