Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 45-year-old Merrill woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a probation violation charge. Deputies went to a home in the Town of Merrill on a welfare check at 1:30 p.m. They found the woman had been drinking in violation of her probation rules.
The Recreation Deputy reports seeing people ice fishing on lakes in or around Tomahawk. Some lakes had less than two inches of ice on them. You are asked to use extreme caution until solid ice forms.
The Recreation Deputy reported a relatively quiet nine-day gun deer season. He reported few violations to include hunters traveling in restricted areas with off road vehicles and illegal stands on county lands. During opening weekend, law enforcement responded to the Town of Somo after a hunter was reported missing about two hours after darkness. The man was found in a field unharmed.
A 46-year-old Hazlehurst man was arrested Saturday afternoon on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped the vehicle the man was operating at 1:37 p.m. after it was found the registered owner was wanted by the Oneida County Sheriff for contempt of court.
Deputies arrested a 47-year-old Gleason man Saturday evening on a warrant charge. The man was found at a home in the Town of Harrison around 6 p.m. He was wanted for violating the terms of his parole for a felony drunk driving conviction.
A 51-year-old man from Marble Falls, Texas was taken into custody late Saturday evening for a traffic offense. A deputy stopped a vehicle the man was operating after he found it traveling 80 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. The man showed signs of impairment and was cited for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, first offense.
Deputies responded to a fight in the Town of Merrill at the Merrill Town Hall Saturday night. A cell 911 caller reported the incident. A male party was struck over the head with a crystal bowl causing injury. The victim refused medical transport.
A 29-year-old Tomahawk man was taken into custody early Sunday morning after a traffic stop. A deputy observed the vehicle traveling at 49 MPH in the 25 MPH zone. The driver refused to perform field sobriety tests. He was cited for a first offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
A 25-year-old Lake Tomahawk woman was taken into custody on Sunday morning and will face drug charges. Oneida County Deputies had requested Lincoln County Deputies find the woman at a home in the Town of King and take her into custody related to an ongoing investigation in their county. When Lincoln County Deputies found the woman they also found marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The woman will be referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney for the drug charges; she was turned over to Oneida County at the scene.
Two men are in the Lincoln County Jail after a traffic stop led to felony drug arrests. The vehicle was stopped Sunday evening at around 7:30 p.m. When a deputy made contact with the driver he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. In searching the vehicle the deputies found psilocin, or mushrooms. The driver, a 49-year-old Weston man, was arrested on charges of felony possession of marijuana as a repeat offender, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation. The passenger, a 20-year-old Tomahawk man, was arrested on charges of felony bail jumping and possession of psilocin.
Seventeen people reported striking deer this past week. A Merrill man was injured when his airbag deployed after striking an animal on County Rd. FF.