Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 27-year-old Wausau man was arrested early Tuesday morning after deputies investigated a disturbance in the Town of Pine River. Just before 1 a.m., a caller reported that as they were traveling on County Rd. W, a passenger in a vehicle became unruly and eventually broke a window on the auto. The passenger was kicked out and was last seen walking in the area of Center Road. A few hours after the incident, the suspect was located at a residence in the City of Merrill by Merrill Police Officers. The man was booked into the Lincoln County Jail on charges of criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct along with charges from the Merrill Police Department, including drug possession, for the incident in the city that morning. On Wednesday at a bond hearing in Lincoln County Court the suspect was released on a signature bond.
A 42-year-old Merrill man was arrested Wednesday morning on a warrant charge. Deputies checked a residence the man was known to frequent on Pope Road and found him there just before noon. The man was wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections since September for violating his probation rules. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 41-year-old Tomahawk woman was arrested on Friday evening after a cell 911 call reported a reckless driver. The caller stated the vehicle was traveling south on County Rd. H in the Town of Skanawan just after 5:30 p.m. A short time later a deputy intercepted the vehicle and stopped it near County Rd. V outside of Irma. The deputy immediately noted the odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle and asked the driver to perform field sobriety tests. The woman was later taken into custody for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, third offense. She was also cited for driving on a revoked license and having open intoxicants in a motor vehicle. The woman was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 32-year-old Lac du Flambeau woman was arrested early Saturday morning on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped a vehicle the woman was operating on US Hwy. 51 near Irma just before 6 a.m. for speeding. A check showed the woman had a warrant issued by the Lincoln County Court after she was stopped for driving after revocation this past September. The woman was arrested on the warrant and brought to the Lincoln County Jail. She was also cited for not having insurance on her vehicle.
A 27-year-old Merrill man was arrested Saturday night after deputies responded to a disturbance in the Town of Merrill. At 9:21 p.m., a cell 911 caller reported the incident on Pope Road. When deputies made contact with the suspect he admitted breaking a window during the disturbance. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was booked on a charge of disorderly conduct. Unable to post cash bond the man remains jailed awaiting a bond hearing Monday in Lincoln County Court.
A 36-year-old Merrill man is in the Lincoln County Jail after deputies responded to a disturbance in the Town of Schley. At 3 p.m., a caller reported the man was creating issues during a child custody exchange. When deputies arrived the man refused to cooperate with them, prompting his arrest for disorderly conduct. The man is being held for a bond hearing on Monday in Lincoln County Court.
With many residents doing yard work this weekend, you are reminded the DNR has issued an outdoor burning ban for all of Lincoln County. The National Weather Service has issued alerts to the Sheriff’s Office all weekend that a high probability of grass fires exists due to low humidity, warm temperatures and southerly winds that have resulted in the increased danger for fires. Check with your local fire warden or the DNR before you burn to avoid fines and/or a costly response if your fire gets out of hand.
The number of car deer crashes remains low with only four being reported. Two other animals that were struck this week included a turkey and a coyote. A Bryant man struck a turkey on State Rd. 64 at County Rd. X in the Town of Pine River on Monday morning. A Schofield man struck a coyote on Friday night on US Hwy. 51 at County Rd. V in Irma. Both animals were killed in the crashes.