Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 24-year-old Harshaw woman was arrested Tuesday evening after a traffic stop in the Town of Scott on County Rd. Q at Lake Road. The Merrill PD K9 Eros indicated the vehicle contained drugs and during a search methamphetamine was located. The woman was charged with possession of methamphetamine and felony bail jumping.
Two Tomahawk residents were arrested Wednesday morning after deputies investigated a disturbance in the Town of King just after midnight. A 43-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man were both charged with battery.
A 36-year-old Gleason man was arrested Wednesday morning on a warrant for violating terms of his probation.
A 26-year-old Tomahawk woman was arrested Saturday morning for violating the terms of her probation after checking on a suspicious vehicle.
Four people were arrested after a traffic stop led to drugs Saturday evening. A Trooper from the Wisconsin State Patrol stopped the vehicle near US Hwy. 8 and requested the K9 Poncho respond to the scene. Poncho indicated the vehicle held drugs and during a search they were found. A 20-year-old Rhinelander woman, an 18-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman both from Merrill were charged with possession of marijuana and a 20-year-old Merrill man was charged with possession of marijuana and three misdemeanor counts of bail jumping.
With Spring Break here, Sheriff Jaeger reminds you of the “grandma scam.” One Tomahawk woman has already received a call last week. The scam involves someone receiving a phone call from a person who sounds in distress. The scammer calls the person answering the phone grandma or grandpa and pleads with them for help as something happened to them while on spring break. The scammer typically claims to have been arrested or been in an accident of some kind. The scammer pleads with the victim not to tell anyone as they are embarrassed or fear retributions from parents. Normally the scammer tries to talk the victim into using a pre-paid card such as a red dot or I-Tunes card to send money over the phone. Please remember, these scams originate overseas and once the money is sent, law enforcement usually can do nothing to help the victims. Talk with grandchildren prior to their vacations and establish a code word to indicate a true emergency. If you receive a perceived scam call, contact law enforcement before you send any money, we can work with authorities in other areas to determine if your grandchild is truly in need.
The number of deer crashes is about the same as last weeks with four being reported.