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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department Reports

31 Dec News

A 33 year old Tomahawk man was arrested last Monday on a criminal traffic charge. A Deputy was on patrol on County Rd CC when he saw a can of Redi-Whip whip cream get tossed from the driver’s side window of a passing vehicle. The Deputy activated his emergency lights and the suspected vehicle slowed and as it began to pull over struck a mailbox. The Deputy noted the odor of an intoxicant and placed the driver through field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests the driver was arrested on a second offense charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was held for several hours before being released to a responsible party.

A 51 year old Merrill man was arrested Christmas morning after Deputies responded to a disturbance in the Town of Merrill. Just after 11:00 AM a 911 call reported the incident on Vista Drive. When Deputies arrived they took the man into custody on the misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. He was booked into the Lincoln County Jail and later released after posting a cash bond.

Snow covered roads caused problems in Lincoln County Friday night. A slow steady snow moved into the area in the morning hours and continued on into Saturday causing several vehicles to leave the roadway. At 5:38 PM a cell 911 call reported a vehicle that had left the roadway and crashed on US Hwy 51 north of Lincoln Drive. The occupants of the vehicle were not injured. As Deputies worked to control that scene several other vehicles left the roadway; most in a stretch between Lincoln Drive and County Rd J at Irma. The Lincoln County Highway Department worked to clear the roadways but despite their efforts Deputies investigated two crashes and nine slide off’s during a twelve hour period.

A 34 year old Merrill man was arrested and several other people will be referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney after Deputies responded to a report of a fight Friday evening in the Town of Birch. Just after 6:00 PM a 911 call reported the incident on Grundy Rd. When Deputies arrived they learned a verbal disagreement between female siblings led to the altercation in which the victim was struck in the head by another man involved. He admitted he struck the victim who suffered head injuries. The suspect was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was able to post bond and be released. According to the Deputy’s report other charges were likely to occur from the incident.

A 56 year old Merrill man was taken into custody Sunday afternoon after a cell 911 call reported a possible impaired driver in the Town of Schley. Deputies and EMS responded to the scene to find a vehicle in the middle of the intersection with an unresponsive driver. Deputies found the driver behind the wheel and noted the smell of intoxicants and an open bottle of vodka. Due to his level of intoxication he was unable to perform field sobriety tests and had to be transported to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center where a blood test was conducted. He was left under the care of the hospital after he was cited for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

A 36 year old Merrill man was arrested last night on several charges after Deputies responded to a disturbance in the Town of Merrill. According to the victim, the suspected man became upset and caused injuries after an argument in a residence. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was charged with disorderly conduct, battery and two felony counts of bail jumping for violating terms of a bonds in Marathon County and Lincoln County where he faces charges of OWI fourth, bail jumping and violating a restraining order. He will be held for a bond hearing Wednesday in Lincoln County Court.

Nine people reported striking deer this past week in Lincoln County.