Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 48-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested last Monday morning on a criminal traffic charge. The incident was reported just before 1 a.m. and began when the man backed into a vehicle. The driver was arrested for a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
A 35-year-old Antigo woman was arrested Monday morning on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped the vehicle the woman was driving after receiving a reckless driving complaint on State Rd. 64. The woman was found not to be impaired but was wanted by the Langlade County Sheriff for contempt of court.
A 38-year-old Rhinelander woman was taken into custody Monday on multiple charges after a deputy investigated a theft complaint in the Town of Bradley. A Tomahawk man reported a trailer stolen from his property. The investigating deputy found the trailer being towed behind a vehicle traveling on State Rd. 17. The woman and the driver, a 44-year-old Rhinelander man, admitted to taking the trailer. K9 unit Nina was deployed and indicated the vehicle contained drugs. Deputies located a pipe the woman advised she used to smoke methamphetamine. She was arrested on charges of misdemeanor theft, resisting obstruct an officer and drug paraphernalia along with two felony counts of bail jumping. The 44-year-old driver was released from the scene but will be summonsed into court on a misdemeanor charge of theft. The trailer was returned to the owner.
A 42-year-old Merrill man was arrested Thursday morning after deputies investigated a disturbance in the Town of Merrill. The incident was reported at 3:30 a.m. He was taken into custody on a disorderly conduct charge and held for violating the terms of his probation.
On Thursday morning a 911 call requested an ambulance at a home in the Town of Skanawan. Tomahawk EMS transported a woman to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital. The woman’s husband later presented himself to the emergency room and it was found both had dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in their system. Tomahawk firefighters and a deputy responded to the residence and found lethal levels of the odorless gas inside of the residence. This is the time of the year hunters head off to their cabins. Along with your homes, make sure you have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your cabins and be sure and take extra batteries with you when you head out for hunting this year.
A 59-year-old Racine County man has died during a hunting accident in the Town of Harding. At 3:15 p.m. a Merrill man was accessing open hunting land off of Camp Avenue when he found the man hanging from a tree. The man was using a climbing tree stand which had let loose while climbing. Deputies along with the Town of Corning Fire Department and Lincoln County EMS responded to the scene and found the man was deceased. The man, who was identified as Donald Peterson, was hunting alone in the area.
A 47-year-old Merrill man is in the Lincoln County Jail facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop. A deputy checked a suspicious vehicle Friday evening in the Town of Scott at around 6:30 p.m. The deputy spotted the vehicle at a closed business on Joe Snow Road and determined the owner had a revoked license and was on probation from two felony drug convictions. K9 Nina arrived on the scene and indicated the vehicle contained drugs. A search located marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia and methamphetamine pipe. The man was charged with felonies for possession of marijuana as a repeat offender, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also held on a probation violation charge.
A 55-year-old Kenosha man was taken into custody Friday evening on a traffic charge. A deputy stopped to check on a vehicle in the ditch at 8:30 p.m. The driver showed signs of impairment and was placed through field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Two people are in the Lincoln County Jail facing felony charges after deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle Friday evening in the Town of Merrill. Just after 11 p.m. a deputy saw the vehicle pull onto Maple Road. K9 Nina was called to the scene and indicated the vehicle contained drugs. During the investigation, it was determined the passenger had lied about her identity. The driver, a 31-year-old Merrill man, was also on probation and found to be driving on a revoked license. When deputies searched the vehicle they found marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The woman was charged with probation violation, felony counts of using another identity to avoid penalty along with possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The driver was cited for driving on a revoked license and arrested for probation violation, the felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.
A 23-year-old Merrill man was arrested early Sunday morning on a probation violation charge. The man was cited for driving while revoked and arrested for the rule violation.
A 24-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Sunday morning after deputies investigated a disturbance in the Town of Bradley. A cell 911 call reported the incident at 3:08 a.m. Two victims in the incident, an adult female and an 8-month-old infant, were transported by Tomahawk EMS to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment of their injuries. The man was charged with six felony counts including strangulation/suffocation, intimidation of a victim, intimidation of a witness, physical abuse of a child, causing mental harm to a child, operate a motor vehicle without owner’s consent and false imprisonment. He was also charged with battery, and probation violation.
Two Tomahawk residents were arrested Sunday morning after deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle in the Town or Rock Falls at 3:41 a.m. The driver, a 53-year-old Tomahawk man, was taken into custody for a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping. The man had been arrested three times since August for OWI in Lincoln County and those cases are pending making this a potential felony sixth offense. The passenger, a 37-year-old Tomahawk woman, was arrested for violating the terms of her probation by consuming alcohol.
Deputies stopped wrong way drivers on US Hwy. 51. On Sunday morning at 6:28 a.m. A cell 911 caller stated the driver was headed southbound in the northbound lane from the area of County Rd. H. A deputy stopped the vehicle near State Rd. 64 and identified the driver as a woman from Stevens Point. She was checked for impairment and released after being cited for driving the wrong way on the highway. At 3:17 a.m. Monday morning, an off duty Merrill Police Officer reported a wrong way driver again from the area of County Rd. H heading southbound in the northbound lane. Deputies stopped the vehicle and found an elderly Antigo man driving. He was not impaired. The driver was escorted to the county line where a Langlade County Deputy assisted in taking him home. He will be sent in for review of his driver’s condition to the Wisconsin DOT.
The number of car deer crashes has increased greatly with 24 being reported this past week. November is the busiest month for deer activity and the number of crashes increases as the month goes on. In weeks previous most of the crashes were occurring at first light but in the past week that shifted with most crashes being reported right around or just after sunset. Remember this upcoming Sunday the clocks get set back an hour so it will be darker earlier for your evening commute.