With the constant changes in our local weather the DNR and the Rec. Deputy are warning winter sports enthusiasts about thin ice. On Wednesday an ATV and an ice shack broke through the ice on Lake Alice near the South Birch boat landing. The DNR made a visit to the site and was advised the owner was working with a tow company to get the items removed from the estimated seven feet of water on Thursday.
A 31 year old Tomahawk man was arrested early Friday morning on a misdemeanor drug charge after a traffic stop. A Deputy stopped the vehicle on US Hwy 51 near County Rd J for speeding just after 2:00 AM. When the Deputy approached the vehicle to speak to driver, he noticed a pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana sitting in the center console. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was booked on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and was cited for speeding. He was released after posting cash bond.
A 34 year old Merrill man is in the Lincoln County Jail after being taken into custody Friday for multiple counts of bail jumping. Deputies investigated and learned the suspect violated a no contact provision on three separate bonds – six times. The man was taken into custody by the Deputy assigned to Court House security after he made a court appearance Friday morning. He will have another bond hearing on today for eighteen counts of bail jumping.
A 22 year old Merrill man is in the Lincoln County Jail for violating terms of his probation. Deputies responded to a tavern in the Town of Merrill late Saturday night after receiving a tip that the man was in there drinking. He was located in the establishment and provided a breath sample which showed he had been drinking. He was brought to the Jail and held.
The number of car deer crashes is down again with six being reported this past week.