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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department Reports

19 Nov News

No injuries were reported but traffic was slowed for almost an hour after a crash Tuesday evening in the Town of Pine River. Deputies responded to State Rd 64 and County Rd W after the two vehicle crash was reported to 911 at 5:43 PM. When Deputies arrived they found both vehicles blocking the intersection with fluids leaking heavily. Pine River Firefighters responded to the scene to contain and clean the fluid leak and assist with traffic. A forty six year old Merrill woman will be cited for failing to yield from a stop sign.

A twenty five year old Tomahawk man was arrested Friday evening after a Deputy with the assistance of a Tomahawk Police Officer responded to a trespassing complaint. A call to the Sheriff’s Office just after 7:00 PM reported the man was in violation of his probation rules by going on property in the Town of Bradley. When law enforcement arrived they could not substantiate the rule violation but a check showed he was wanted on a warrant for previously violating terms of his probation. The suspect was taken into custody and brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.

A forty nine year old Tomahawk woman was taken into custody late Friday night on a traffic charge. A Deputy stopped a vehicle being operated by the woman on County Rd E near State Rd 86 after a Deputy observed her vehicle cross the center line. The suspect admitted to drinking and was placed through field sobriety tests and taken into custody on a first offense charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. She was later released to a responsible party.

A forty two year old Gleason man was arrested Saturday evening on charges after Deputies responded to a disturbance report in the Town of Birch. Just after 8:30 PM the man called 911 to report he was involved in the altercation at his residence on County Rd J. After Deputies interviewed the reporting party and the alleged suspect they determined that the reporting party was the primary aggressor in the incident. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was charged with battery and disorderly conduct unable to post bond he will be held for a bond hearing today. The other party involved; a thirty seven year old Merrill woman will have charges forwarded to the district attorney for review.

A twenty one year old Merrill man was taken into custody after Deputies responded to a report of an impaired driver early yesterday. A resident of the Town of Merrill reported a vehicle left the roadway and landed in his yard on Olivotti Lake Rd. The property owner followed the suspect and asked him to pull over; which the driver did just feet from the railroad crossing just east of Pier Street. When Deputies arrived they found the man sleeping behind the wheel of his vehicle. When Deputies were able to wake him, they moved his vehicle out of danger and asked him to preform field sobriety tests but he refused. The suspect was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was cited for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated before being released to a responsible party.

A fifty year old Fitchburg man was taken into custody on a criminal traffic charge Sunday afternoon after a Deputy responded to a report of an impaired driver in the Town of Bradley. At 1:45 PM the Price County Sheriff’s Office reported a reckless driver driving east on US Hwy 8 that was reported to be all over the roadway and committing illegal passes. A Deputy spotted the vehicle as it turned onto County Rd U and stopped it after he saw the vehicle cross the center line. The man was asked to preform field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests he was taken into custody on a third offense charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was also cited for driving with a suspended driver’s license and having open intoxicants in a motor vehicle.

A thirty three year old Irma man was arrested Sunday evening on a charge of probation violation. Deputies went to a residence on 1st Ave in the Town of Birch to investigate a complaint of interference with child custody. While speaking with the man, Deputies noted an odor of intoxicant and he admitted to drinking in violation of his probation rules. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.

Nineteen people struck deer this past week in Lincoln County. Only three of those crashes took place after the start of the gun deer season.