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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department Reports

05 Nov News

Pine River Firefighters and a Deputy responded after a vehicle struck a power pole on Center Rd early last week. Just after 11:00 PM a cell 911 call reported the crash just east of Deer Run Rd. The forty year old driver told the Deputy he might have fallen asleep before his vehicle left the roadway and sheared off the pole. When the Deputy arrived on the scene he found heavy smoke coming from the front of the car. Firefighters found no fire on arrival and stood by while Wisconsin Public Service worked to repair the pole and a downed line.

A 41 year old Merrill man was injured Monday afternoon after a two vehicle crash in the Town of Schley. According to the Deputy’s report the driver was traveling westbound on Vascheau Rd when he pulled out in front of a southbound Schwanz delivery truck. The man suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash and was transported by Merrill EMS to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center. The Town of Russell Fire Department and First Responders assisted at the scene.

A 26 year old Rhinelander man was arrested Thursday evening on a warrant charge. A Deputy stopped to check on a stalled vehicle on County Rd S at Dean Rd south of Tomahawk at around 7:30 PM. When a check was done; a warrant for a probation violation was found for the man. He was taken into custody and brought to the Oneida County line where he was turned over to a Deputy there.

 One person received minor injuries after a two vehicle crash Friday morning in the Town of Pine River. At 7:40 AM cell 911 calls reported the crash at the intersection of State Rd 17 and County Rd G. According to the Deputy’s report a vehicle being driven by a 17 year old Merrill man pulled out in front of a southbound vehicle being driven by an 18 year old Gleason woman. The drivers were checked by Merrill EMS but refused transport. The 17 year old will be cited for failing to yield. The Pine River Fire Department and First Responders also responded to the crash scene.

The number of deer crashes is up again with twenty-two being reported this past week. Another bear cub was also struck. On Monday afternoon a caller reported a cub was injured on the side of US Hwy 51 south of County Rd H. When a Deputy arrived he could no longer find the cub. Two other cubs have been killed in this area in the last few weeks.