Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 29-year-old Tomahawk man was taken into custody last Monday morning on a traffic charge. A deputy stopped the man on North Fourth Street at County Rd. CC after he observed him almost strike a sign and cross the center line. The driver was placed through field sobriety tests and taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
A Tomahawk woman suffered minor injuries after a two vehicle crash Monday morning in the Town of Pine River. Just before 7:30 a.m., cell callers reported the crash at State Rd. 64 and County Rd. W. A vehicle being driven by a 44-year-old Merrill woman pulled out from the stop sign and was struck by a vehicle being driven by the 60-year-old Tomahawk woman. Officers from the Merrill Police Department along with firefighters from the Pine River Fire Department assisted at the scene which took about an hour to clear and reopen to traffic.
A 34-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Monday afternoon on a warrant charge. A deputy was investigating a report of a possible theft in the Town of Tomahawk. When he went to the home of the suspect he learned he was wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for violating the terms of his probation. The man was taken into custody and brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
A 72-year-old Merrill woman was injured after a two vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in the Town of Scott. At 2:42 p.m., the crash was reported at County Rd. FF and Fairview Road. The 72-year-old woman was traveling on Fairview Road when a vehicle being driven by a 17-year-old Merrill man on CTH FF failed to stop at a stop sign and struck her vehicle. The 72-year-old driver was initially transferred to Good Samaritan hospital and later to Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.
The number of car deer crashes had dropped down to three from the previous week’s total of four.