The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department has released another update on the man injured last Tuesday in an accident at PCA mill in Tomahawk. As of last night he remains in critical condition. He was airlifted to UW-Madison Hospital for treatment of severe burns suffered in the incident. We also received a phone call from a family member early Monday morning thanking the community for their outpouring of support and continued prayers in his recovery.
Tomahawk Firefighters and a Deputy responded to a vehicle fire Monday afternoon in the Town of Bradley. At just before 4:30 a 911 call reported a vehicle on fire on Greenwood Rd that was close to a home. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in the 2000 Ford F-150 without any further property damage; they were on the scene for less than half an hour.
A 23 year old Merrill man was taken into custody after a traffic stop Thursday in the City of Merrill. A Deputy stopped a vehicle on Scott Street near 2nd Street just after 2:00 PM. A check showed the man’s driver’s license was revoked and he did not have a court ordered ignition interlock device installed. He was also wanted by the Marathon County Sheriff for failing to appear on a charge of operating after revocation. He cited for operating after revocation as a repeat offender and for failing to have an ignition interlock device. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was able to post bond on his warrant and be released.
A 20 year old Tomahawk man was taken into custody early yesterday morning after a Deputy responded to a vehicle in the ditch in the Town of Wilson. Just before 5:00 AM the Highway Department reported a vehicle off the road on US Hwy 8 at County Rd CC. When a Deputy arrived he found a man sleeping behind the wheel. The Deputy noted the odor of intoxicants and placed the driver through field sobriety tests and took him into custody on a first offense charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party.
A 33 year old Merrill woman was arrested Sunday morning on a drug charge. Deputies went to a home on Tesch Rd in the Town of Harding after receiving a request to remove an unwanted guest. Deputies had information that a woman at the residence had drugs on her and she consented to a search of her purse which turned up marijuana. Deputies also recovered other items which will be sent to the state crime lab for testing. She was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where she was booked on a misdemeanor possession charge, she was released after posting a cash bond.
As of last night, the roads had already become treacherous in Lincoln County as a winter storm bears down on the area. Deputies are reporting the wind is causing more problems on the road then snow at this time. Two vehicles had already slid out and gone into the ditch on US Hwy 51 prior to 9pm. Be sure to leave extra time and use extreme caution with your morning commute as the highway department works to clear the roadways.
Two people reported striking deer this past week. On Tuesday a woman from West Salem, WI reported striking what she thought was a bob cat on US Hwy 51 near State Rd 64. The animal was not found but her 2011 Chevy Cruise had to be towed.