Deputies are still seeking information on a dog that was abandoned alongside of US Hwy 51 in the Town of Scott on Monday morning. Just after 8:00 AM cell callers reported the dog tied to a highway post at the County Rd Q exit. A Deputy found the dog but it would not allow him near it. Two Deputies used an animal control pole to take the dog into custody and transport it to the Lincoln County Humane Society. The dog had a blue collar but no tags and appeared healthy according to shelter staff. Pet owners are reminded the Lincoln County Humane Society will take surrendered pets free of charge for families no longer able to care for their animals.
With the cold weather last week a dozen requests were phoned into the Sheriff’s Office to check on animals in the outdoors. Many of the callers were concerned about dogs and in one case some horses that were outside in the cold air. In all of the cases that were investigated by Deputies no unsafe conditions were found but many pet owners were spoken to about the dangers of cold weather to their animals.
A 34 year old Medford man is in the Lincoln County Jail after Deputies responded to a crash in the Town of Corning Sunday afternoon. A resident in the 9000 block of State Rd 64 called 911 after a vehicle crashed in front of their residence at 12:17 PM. The suspect denied driving the vehicle but a witness saw him behind the wheel trying to free it from the ditch. He was taken into custody on a felony fifth offense charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated along with misdemeanor bail jumping. He will be held for a bond hearing on this afternoon in Lincoln County Court. He was also cited for operating after revocation.
Deputies checked on a few vehicles that had slid off into the ditch last night but none of the incidents involved injuries or property damage. The Highway Department will be out early in the morning to start clearing roadways but you are reminded to slow down and allow extra time for your morning commute.
Five people reported striking deer this past week. Four of those crashes occurred on Saturday.