Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
The Town of Russell Fire Department responded to the Town of Harrison on Tuesday afternoon after a resident of Renn Lane reported a strong gas smell in their home. Firefighters were able to locate a blocked sewer vent on the roof which was causing the odor. Firefighters were on the scene for half an hour.
A 21-year-old Tomahawk man was injured after a one vehicle rollover late Thursday afternoon. Cell callers reported the crash on US Hwy. 51 south of State Rd. 64. The driver told the deputy he was traveling south on the highway when he lost control and spun out causing his vehicle to leave the roadway and roll over. The driver refused medical transport. As the deputy was investigating the crash, the Pine River Fire Department had set up flares and cones and were providing assistance closing one lane of traffic as preparations were made to remove the rolled over vehicle. While emergency workers were working on the scene, a second crash took place when a vehicle being driven by a 78-year-old Conover man struck the rear of a vehicle that had slowed due to the lane closure. The driver of the vehicle that was rear-ended, a 20-year-old Schofield man, was temporarily trapped in his vehicle while his passenger, a 21-year-old Schofield woman, was injured. She was transported to Ascension Good Samaritan where she was treated and released. The Conover man will be cited for the incident. Additional Pine River Fire Department units came to the scene and closed portions of the southbound side of US Hwy. 51 for about an hour while both crash scenes were cleared. The deputy who was originally investigating the first crash was not injured but narrowly avoided being struck by the vehicle that was rear-ended and careened off the roadway into the ditch.
A 24-year-old Tomahawk man was injured after a snowmobile crash early Friday morning in the Town of Bradley north of Tomahawk. The operator told the investigating deputy that he had left an establishment and was traveling south on the Hiawatha Trail at around 2 a.m. when he lost control and was ejected from his sled. The man was removed from the woods by Tomahawk Firefighters and then transported by Tomahawk EMS to Ascension Good Samaritan Health Center before being taken to Aspirus Wausau Hospital for treatment of his non-life threatening injuries. The driver was cited for operating a snowmobile while intoxicated and the deputy noted speed was the leading factor in the crash.
Two people were injured after a two vehicle crash Friday morning north of Tomahawk. Just after 10 a.m. deputies along with Tomahawk EMS and Fire Department responded to US Hwy. 8 at County Rd. A. According to the deputy’s report, a vehicle being driven by a 60-year-old Tomahawk man failed to yield and collided with an eastbound vehicle being drive by a 58-year-old Tomahawk man. Both he and his passenger, a 47-year-old Tomahawk man, were transported by Tomahawk EMS to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment of their non-life threatening injuries.
Two Tomahawk teens will be cited after the Recreation Deputy investigated a case of garbage dumping in the Town of Skanawan. A report was phoned into the Sheriff’s Office on Friday afternoon of a large amount of garbage being dumped on Bear Trail Road and on trails off of the main road. The Rec Deputy was able to identify those involved and the 19- and 17-year-olds admitted to their roles in the incident. Both were required to clean up the mess and will face a county ordinance citation for the offense.
Two snowmobile crashes late Friday night in the Town of Bradley led to minor injuries and one person being cited for driving while intoxicated. Both crashes happened on the Hiawatha Trail at Heafford Road. The first operator, a 23-year-old Tomahawk man, told the Rec. Deputy that he was going too fast when he missed a stop sign and crashed into some trees. He laid there injured at that location for an estimated 30 minutes when a second snowmobile being operated by a 79-year-old man from Cape Coral, Florida also went through the stop sign and crashed. People who came to assist the second rider found the 23-year-old man and called 911. The 79-year-old man reported no injuries but was cited for operating a snowmobile while intoxicated. The 23-year-old was transported by Tomahawk EMS to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital where he was treated and released. Tomahawk Firefighters assisted at the scene of the crashes. The Rec. Deputy indicated the trail is properly marked but excessive speed and driver error led to the crashes.
A 25-year-old Rhinelander man was arrested early Saturday morning after deputies investigated a vehicle in the ditch. The driver phoned 911 at 1:48 a.m. and said he had slid off the roadway on US Hwy. 51 at County Rd. V in the Town of Birch. Deputies located the man and found he was wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for violating terms of his probation and by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office for failing to pay child support.
Tomahawk firefighters along with Tomahawk EMS responded to a call in the Town of Tomahawk early Saturday morning. A resident on Silver Birch Road phoned 911 to complain of feeling ill and was concerned he may have carbon monoxide in his home. Firefighters were on the scene for about 20 minutes.
One person was transported to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital after a single vehicle crash Saturday morning in the Town of Bradley. The incident occurred when a driver from Lockport, IL exited US Hwy. 51 at County Rd. A and his vehicle slid on black ice and struck a guardrail. Tomahawk EMS along with Tomahawk Firefighters, a deputy, and Tomahawk Police all responded to the incident.
A 36-year-old Tomahawk woman was injured Saturday evening after a crash in the Town of Harrison. The woman was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by a 35-year-old Tomahawk man on Bear Trail Road. The vehicle slid into the ditch and struck a tree which caused the top of the large tree to break off and fall down into the sunroof of the vehicle. The woman was transported by Tomahawk EMS to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital where she was treated and released. The driver and three back seat passengers which included two children and a dog where not injured in the crash. The Town of Russell Fire Department assisted at the scene.
A 45-year-old Hatley woman was arrested Sunday afternoon on a warrant charge. The woman turned herself into the lobby of the Lincoln County Jail after learning she was wanted for failing to pay child support.
Despite the cold temperatures, deer are still moving about as nine people reported striking deer this past week.