A teenage runaway from Rock County was found early Wednesday morning after a traffic stop in the Town of Pine River. A Deputy stopped a vehicle on US Hwy 51 near State Rd 64 for a traffic violation. In running a check on the passenger the deputy found she was listed as a runaway from Whitewater, WI. The teen was taken into custody and brought to the Sheriff’s Office until a social services work could arrange a ride home.
Snow caused problems on the roadways this past week and kept Deputies busy. On Tuesday and Wednesday Deputies investigated about a dozen slide offs; mostly on US Hwy 51. No injuries were reported in any of the incidents and only a couple involved property damage. On Thursday evening snow again returned to the area and kept Deputies busy well into Friday morning. Fifteen slide offs or crashes were investigated including another crash involving a plow truck. A Tomahawk woman lost control while passing an Oneida County plow truck that was driving on County Rd L. The woman’s vehicle spun and struck the rear of the truck causing minor damage.
A 50 year old Merrill man was arrested early Thursday on a felony warrant. A Deputy was on the lookout for a vehicle after the Merrill Police Department reported running the plates and finding the driver was wanted. Just before 4:30 AM a Deputy spotted the vehicle and stopped it on Pope Rd. The driver was wanted by the Waushara County Sheriff on a felony warrant charging him with 3 counts of fraud against a financial institution. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was held.
A 43 year old Milwaukee woman was taken into custody yesterday on a warrant charge. The woman came to the Lincoln County Jail lobby yesterday afternoon and advised the staff she was wanted. A check showed a warrant through the Langlade County Sheriff for contempt of court. She was taken into custody on the warrant and booked into the Lincoln County Jail. She was able to post bond and was released.
Only two people reported striking deer this past week, including a squad car. A Deputy was on patrol early Tuesday morning on State Rd 64 near Spile Dam when the animal struck the marked squad. There was no damage.