Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 34-year-old Merrill woman was arrested last Monday afternoon on a warrant charge regarding a paternity issue after she turned herself into the jail lobby.
Deputies investigated 28 vehicles which left the roadway along with about a dozen crashes during last week’s snow event. On Tuesday evening a vehicle crashed on USH 51 near County Rd. A. No one was injured but the vehicle was severely damaged and became hung up on the guard rail. On Friday morning a 77-year-old Tomahawk woman was injured after her vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree on County Rd. S near Dean Road. The woman was transported to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital.
The Town of Pine River Fire Department was called out following a 911 call just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon after an oven fire was reported on Shady Lane Avenue.
A 20-year-old Rhinelander woman was arrested Thursday morning on a warrant charge. A deputy checking on a disabled vehicle found the driver was wanted by the Oneida County Sheriff for contempt of court. The woman was brought to the county line and turned over to an Oneida County deputy.
A 52-year-old Merrill woman was arrested Saturday morning on a criminal traffic charge. A deputy stopped a vehicle on State Rd. 64 at County Rd. E after he noted it acting suspiciously just before 3 a.m. The driver was arrested for a second offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
A 35-year-old Vesper man was arrested Sunday morning after a traffic stop. A deputy stopped a vehicle on US Hwy. 51 near County Rd. K in the Town of Birch after he observed it driving down the middle of the road. The driver was cited for first offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and arrested for violating the terms of his probation.
Traffic was slowed on US Hwy. 51 Sunday evening after a car fire was reported near Tomahawk on US Hwy. 51 around 6 p.m. after a vehicle was reported to be on fire. When firefighters arrived they found a mechanical issue caused all the smoke and there was no fire.
The number of deer crashes is up with six being reported this past week.