Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 63-year-old Merrill man was arrested Monday afternoon after deputies investigated a disturbance in the Town of Merrill. The suspect was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was booked on charges of disorderly conduct and battery. At a bond hearing on Tuesday he was released on a signature bond.
A 48-year-old Merrill man was arrested last Tuesday evening after deputies investigated a disturbance in the Town of Merrill. Deputies responded to a residence just after 5 p.m. following a 911 call. The male was taken into custody on a disorderly conduct charge. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jal where he was able to post a cash bond and be released.
A 22-year-old Arbor Vitae man was arrested early Wednesday morning after emergency services responded to a report of a single vehicle crash in the Town of Bradley. At 3:30 p.m. cell 911 callers reported the vehicle had left US Hwy. 51 at Crass Road and had rolled over. When deputies arrived they were unable to find the driver and requested Tomahawk EMS and Firefighters to assist in the search. Just after 5 p.m. a resident on Crass Road reported a suspicious man in the area, deputies soon identified him as the driver of the vehicle which was stolen from the Arbor Vitae area. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was charged with a felony count of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. At a bond hearing on Thursday he was released on a signature bond.
A 69-year-old man from Tennessee escaped injury after a semi crash Thursday afternoon in the Town of Pine River. A deputy came across the crash minutes after it happened on the State Rd. 64 off ramp at US Hwy. 51. He was treated at Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center and later released. Pine River Firefighters assisted on the scene, which took over an hour to clear.
Sheriff Jeff Jaeger is reminding motorists that school starts this Thursday. With that comes the need for vigilance on the roadways. Buses will fill the roads in the early morning hours and later afternoon. Motorists are reminded to slow down, watch for school buses and obey the school speed limit zones. New laws will help buses be more visible starting this school season as amber warning lights will be activated prior to drivers activating the red stop lights. The fine for failing to stop for a school buses red flashing lights is $326.50 and four points.
A resident of the Town of Harrison was uninjured after his home started on fire early Friday morning. At 5:37 a.m. the man who lives in the 10,000 block of State Rd. 17 called 911 to report his home had caught on fire. He later told a deputy that a smoke detector woke him up and he saw the fire on the stove and climbing the wall. He was able to extinguish much of the fire himself prior to the Town of Crescent Fire Department arriving on the scene.
A 40-year-old Wausau man was injured on Saturday afternoon after an ATV crash in the Town of Harrison. At 1:14 p.m. Tomahawk EMS along with Tomahawk Firefighters and deputies responded to County Rd. B near Ski Hill Road for a report of an ATV crash. The man was brought to Ministry St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander where he remained as of Sunday evening in good condition. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
The number of car deer crashes has gone down again with five being reported this past week.