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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department Reports

21 Jan News

A 61 year old Tomahawk man was cited after Deputies responded to a break in in the Town of Bradley early Thursday morning. Deputies learned whoever crashed a vehicle broke into a nearby house. After being confronted with evidence the man admitted to driving the vehicle in a reckless manner and struck a tree. He was taken into custody for a 1st offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The neighboring home owner did not want to pursue charges in that matter.

Two Merrill brothers were jailed following investigation into an impaired driver. They received a report of the men leaving an establishment possibly impaired. The 36 year old driver noted he had been drinking which was a violation of probation. He was placed through field sobriety tests and taken into custody on a felony 6th operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, felony bail jumping, repeat operating after revocation and probation violation. His 32 year old passenger was found to be drinking in violation of his probation rules and he was jailed as well.

A 26 year old Hatley man was arrested early Saturday morning after a Deputy investigated a crash in the Town of Bradley. At just before 5:00am a resident on Spirit Haven Rd reported his mailbox was struck and a car was sitting in his yard. The Deputy found paperwork in the vehicle which led him to a neighboring home. The man, who was sleeping at that home, admitted striking the mailbox hours earlier. A check showed he did not have a driver’s license and he was wanted by the Marathon County Sheriff for contempt of court. He was cited for failing to notify police of a crash, and driving without a driver’s license.

A 21 year old Tomahawk man was turned over to Taylor County Authorities. Lincoln County deputies had been looking for the man after finding his vehicle crashed on Highway 51 near Tomahawk. A check showed he was wanted in Taylor County for contempt of court. He was located at a Town of Schley residence at just after 2 yesterday.

Lincoln County Sheriff Deputies will be putting on extra miles this week keeping an eye for stranded motorists with the expected cold weather. Seventeen disabled vehicles were checked on this week and Deputies remind motorists to have a cell phone and emergency cold weather kit available as they travel this week.

Only four people reported striking deer this past with three of those crashes occurring on Friday.