Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 61-year-old Merrill man was arrested Monday evening on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped the vehicle the man as operating and took him into custody for a warrant through the Merrill Municipal Court for contempt.
A 35-year-old Nekoosa woman was arrested Tuesday evening on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped the vehicle the woman was operating just before 8:30 p.m. A check showed the woman was wanted by the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department for contempt. She was also cited for driving on a suspended driver’s license.
A 22-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested late Tuesday night on a criminal traffic charge. A deputy stopped the vehicle in the Town of Birch just after 11 p.m. The driver showed signs of impairment and was asked to perform field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests he was arrested for a second offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, he was also cited for driving after revocation. The passenger in the vehicle, a 27-year-old Tomahawk man, was cited for having open intoxicants in a motor vehicle.
A 28-year-old Merrill man was arrested Wednesday morning on a misdemeanor charge of bail jumping. Deputies found the man in the Town of Merrill while conducting a welfare check and learned he had failed to change his address with the Clerk of Courts on a pending criminal case in Lincoln County Court.
A 34-year-old Tomahawk woman is in the Lincoln County Jail and will face several charges after a traffic stop Friday night in the Town of Bradley. Deputies responded to a reckless driving complaint, located and stopped the suspect vehicle. The K9 Poncho alerted that the vehicle contained drugs. A search found drug paraphernalia which tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. When the female suspect was brought to the jail a search by corrections staff revealed Psilocybin or mushrooms and a controlled prescription medication. The woman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Psilocybin; which is a felony and bringing and concealing a prescription medication in a correctional facility which is also a felony charge.
A 29-year-old Merrill woman was cited Saturday morning for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Deputies located the woman and took her into custody after she failed field sobriety tests. Prior to being stopped, the woman had struck a power pole on Tannery Road in the Town of Scott breaking it and causing a power outage for the west and south sides of Merrill and the Town of Scott. She will face additional citations for the hit and run.
The number of car deer crashes is lower with only six being reported this past week.