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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

10 Jun News

A 26 year old Rhinelander man remains in the Lincoln County Jail after a Deputy investigated a dispute in the Town of Bradley late Tuesday evening. According to the Deputies, the man went to an establishment to exchange property with an estranged girlfriend. While there he allegedly pushed her and broke her phone, then left the scene. The man was taken into custody the next day in Oneida County, charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. He remains jailed on a probation hold.

A traffic stop early Wednesday evening led to the arrest of a Rothschild man. A Deputy stopped the vehicle on Hwy 17 in the Town of Schley After running a check, the owner had a suspended driver’s license. The driver was cited for that violation, plus operating without insurance. A check on the 23 year old passenger revealed an outstanding warrant issued back in 2011 in Marathon County. He was taken into custody on the warrant charge and turned over to a Marathon County Deputy.

A Wausau man was arrested Friday night while on a fishing trip in the town of Rock Falls. Friends reported the man had gone missing while fishing near Grandmother Dam. The Rec. Deputy found him walking on State Rd 107, where he apparently had become lost. When the Rec. Deputy reunited the man with his group the deputy noted the friends called the man by another name. He then admitted to providing a false name as he was wanted in Marathon county for several misdemeanors. He was brought to the jail on the warrant charge; a citation will be issued for obstructing for lying about his name, and he will also be referred to the DNR for fishing without a license.

An 18 year old Merrill woman was cited for violation of the absolute sobriety law after a Deputy investigated a crash in the Town of Corning yesterday morning. At 4:00 AM a resident on County Rd M near Midway Rd phoned the Sheriff’s Office to report a vehicle had left the roadway and went through a fence. When a Deputy arrived on the scene the driver told him she swerved to miss a deer and crashed her vehicle. The woman suffered minor injuries in the crash but refused medical attention. After determining the woman had been drinking prior to the crash she was brought to the hospital for further testing before being released to a responsible party.

The sheriff’s office continues to urge caution as twelve deer crashes were reported this past week. Half of the vehicles involved were towed from the scene.