Traffic was slowed for over an hour last Monday after a truck hauling snowmobiles lost part of its load in the Town of Pine River. Just before 3:00 PM a flatbed semi was traveling west on State Rd 64 hauling snowmobiles. Near Maple Rd the load shifted, sending one of the crated sleds across the road and into the ditch on the opposite side. A second sled was damaged but remained on the trailer. Passerby’s assisted the driver in getting the damaged sled and crate back onto his trailer.
A 22 year old Tomahawk man was taken into custody on Monday evening after Deputies in Oneida County requested Lincoln County Deputies watch for the man. Just before 8:00 PM the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office reported the suspect was involved in an altercation in their county and was possibly traveling back to a home in the Town of Wilson. Deputies located the man there and took him into custody. He was transported to the Oneida County line and turned over to a Deputy there.
A 22 year old Merrill woman was injured after a three vehicle crash on Wednesday morning in the Town of Merrill. According to the Deputies report the woman driving south on Pier Street struck a westbound vehicle being driven by a 19 year old Minocqua man who pulled out in front of her. A third vehicle, a moped being driven by an 18 year old Merrill man, was also struck but the driver was not injured. The Merrill woman was transported by Lincoln County EMS to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center for treatment of her non-life threatening injuries. The Minocqua man was cited for failure to yield.
A 51 year old Tomahawk man was taken into custody on Thursday evening on a traffic charge. A Deputy stopped a vehicle being driven by the man on Kahle Rd to conduct a welfare check after a call to the Sheriff’s Office raised concerns about the man. When Deputies spoke to the subject they learned there was no concern for his welfare but he had been drinking. He was placed through field sobriety tests and as a result was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The man was later released to a responsible party.
Five people reported striking deer this past week.