Lincoln County Sheriff Report Published on 09/11/2017 under News A 30 year old Crandon man was arrested last Monday following a traffic stop for speeding. A deputy clocked the man traveling at 92 miles per hour on Highway 64. The deputy noted the man showed signs of intoxication and was eventually taken into custody for a 2nd offense OWI and a probation violation. He'll also be cited for speeding and operating after revocation.

An Irma man was injured after a single vehicle crash in the Town of Merrill Thursday morning. The 23 year old told deputies he swerved to avoid a deer. That caused him to leave the roadway and strike a tree. He was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

A 22 year old Tomahawk man was cited early yesterday after a check on a suspicious vehicle in the Town of Merrill. The driver showed signs of intoxication, but refused sobriety tests. As a result, he was taken into custody for a first offense of operating while intoxicated.

The number of car deer crashes remains high with another 8 being reported on area roadways.



In Other News

Update: Suspect Identified in Fatal Shooting in Tomahawk
Published on 11/17/2017 under News On Thursday, November 16 at approximately 5:47 pm members of the Tomahawk Police Department were dispatched to 205 W. Mohawk Drive in reference to a person with a gunshot wound. The officers arrived on the scene and learned that there was a person with a gunshot wound in the driveway.  Officers discovered that a 52 year old male sustained multiple gunshot wounds.  Officers discovered other information that assisted in determining the caliber of the bullet.  Tomahawk EMS arrived on the scene and the victim was transported to Ascension Sacred Heart.  The male victim was fatally wounded during the altercation.  The male was later identified as Charles L. Ramp. The investigation revealed that a 32 year old male allegedly shot the 52 year old male in the driveway.  It was discovered that the two males were familiar with each other.  The alleged shooter was identified as Eric Lee Moen.  He is a white male that resided in the Wausau area.  The suspect fled the scene and was later located in Chippewa County.  Officers were able to develop information from the alleged suspect and recovered the firearm.  The motive for the shooting remains unknown.  Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Lab processed the scene and secured the evidence.  The alleged shooter was transported to the Lincoln County Jail. Agents from the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations, Troopers with the Wisconsin State Patrol, Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Scene Response Unit all arrived on scene and assisted with the investigation. The alleged shooter was transported to the Lincoln County Jail.  Tomahawk Police Department was further assisted by the Wausau Police Department, Everest Metro Police Department, Lake Hallie Police Department, Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, Tomahawk EMS and Lincoln County Coroners Office. A charge of First Degree Intentional Homicide was referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office.  The case remains under investigation by the Tomahawk Police Department.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Tomahawk Police at 453-2121.
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Update: Victim Identified in Fatal Tomahawk Shooting
Published on 11/17/2017 under News One man is dead, another is in custody following a shooting Thursday night in Tomahawk. Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins released additional information on last night's incident at a news conference Friday. He says officers were called to a home on West Mohawk Drive at just before 6pm. The victim, a resident at the home, was shot in the driveway. He was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital and later died. He has been identified as 52 year old Charles K. Ramp. The suspect was taken into custody at a business in Lake Hallie in Chippewa County overnight. He is a 32 year old male from Wausau. His name is being withheld at this time. Elvins says the suspect arrived at the home and spoke with two other individuals in the residence prior to the shoot. The suspect and victim knew each other for approximately 4 years. Elvins did not know an immediate motive. Elvins said the suspect provided the location of a long gun used in the incident, which has been recovered. One of the shots struck the home, and debris from that shot did injure another in the home. Elvins said they have received assistance from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Department of Justice, and the Department of Criminal Investigation. He says they will continue to keep the media updated on the investigation.
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Man Arrested Following in Standoff Oneida County
Published on 11/17/2017 under News A Rhinelander man was arrested following an hours long standoff yesterday morning. The Oneida County Sheriff Office was initially called to a home in the town of Crescent for a man with a knife threatening himself and others. It was indicated that several others, including a child, were in the home at the time. When deputies arrived, those individuals were able to safely leave. Approximately 6 hours after the initial call, deputies took 21 year old Matthew Smith into custody. No injuries were reported. The case remains under investigation.
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52nd Venison Feed Kicks Off Hunting Season
Published on 11/17/2017 under News For more than a half century hunters passing through Tomahawk have been able to get a taste of venison before opening day. Of course, we're talking about the annual Venison Feed in downtown Tomahawk. Each year, on the Friday preceding the hunt, the west end of Main Street turns orange. Locals gather with out of town hunters, to share stories and camaraderie, while also getting a free venison burger. The event is now in it's 52nd year. It's organized by the Tomahawk Chamber, but it's truly a community event with volunteers manning the grills and even contributing the meat. If you'd like to stop by and grab a bite, they'll be serving up at their traditional location in front of the Post Office while supplies last.
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'Win the Window' Keeps Tomahawk Shoppers Local
Published on 11/17/2017 under News An award winning holiday promotion returns to the Tomahawk community this morning. Tomahawk Main Street is launching their 'Win the Window' contest, which will run through the holiday shopping season. We talked to Amy Dickerall on behalf of Tomahawk Main Street about the promotion, which is now in its 9th year. The premise of the contest is simple. A shopper needs to fill a bingo-like card with required purchases or food pantry donations to gain an entry. Then next month, 6 winners will be drawn to win one of 6 themed prized packages displayed in windows downtown. The cards will be smaller this year, with just 9 spaces to fill. Dickerall says that means they can be filled during a day long shopping spree. And she says there are more than 70 participating businesses this year, not only on Main Street, but throughout the Tomahawk community. The cards will be available at participating businesses starting today. The contest runs through December 20, we'll have the winners drawn live the following day. Speaking of shopping in the Tomahawk area, be sure to check out the WJJQ Opening Weekend Open House Shopping guide. A number of unique businesses and organizations will kick off the opening weekend of hunting season as well as the opening of holiday shopping. Nearly 20 businesses are participating in that event through the weekend. You can check out that guide at WJJQ.com or we have some copies available here at the radio station.
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Tomahawk Salvation Army Launches Bell Ringing for Season
Published on 11/17/2017 under News A familiar jingling sound will return to communities across the Northwoods over the next few weeks. Here in Tomahawk, the local Salvation Army is launching their national bell ringing campaign Friday morning. We were recently joined on the morning forum by two of the local organizers JJ Schultz and Phil Luell. While they didn't mention a particular goal for this year, Luell noted that they collected more than $47,000 during last year's campaign. Of that money, he noted 86% stays local which is used for the various Salvation Army assistance programs and their backpack program. As always, they are looking for volunteers to help fill the various ringing locations. The pair said you can sign up for a regular time, fill open spaces or simply serve a single 2 hour shift. You can can call 966-1500 to reserve your time.
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Update: Victim Identified in Fatal Tomahawk Shooting
Published on 11/17/2017 under News One man is dead, another is in custody following a shooting Thursday night in Tomahawk. Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins released additional information on last night's incident at a news conference Friday. He says officers were called to a home on West Mohawk Drive at just before 6pm. The victim, a resident at the home, was shot in the driveway. He was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital and later died. He has been identified as 52 year old Charles K. Ramp. The suspect was taken into custody at a business in Lake Hallie in Chippewa County overnight. He is a 32 year old male from Wausau. His name is being withheld at this time. Elvins says the suspect arrived at the home and spoke with two other individuals in the residence prior to the shoot. The suspect and victim knew each other for approximately 4 years. Elvins did not know an immediate motive. Elvins said the suspect provided the location of a long gun used in the incident, which has been recovered. One of the shots struck the home, and debris from that shot did injure another in the home. Elvins said they have received assistance from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Department of Justice, and the Department of Criminal Investigation. He says they will continue to keep the media updated on the investigation. __________ One person is dead, another in custody following a shooting incident in Tomahawk Thursday evening. Tomahawk Police were called to that incident at a residence on West Mohawk Drive at around 6pm. Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins confirmed that a male died as a result of that incident. The victim's name has not been released. Officers were able to identify the suspect and confirmed that he was taken into custody. His name was not provided. It is believed the the two individuals knew each other and that it was an isolated incident. The investigation is ongoing. Tomahawk Police are being assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Crime Lab, DCI and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. A news conference has been scheduled for this morning. WJJQ will continue to have updates as information is provided, on Northwoods 92-5 with Zach Garner and at wjjq.com.
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Misunderstanding Leads to Brief Lock Down at Crescent School in Rhinelander
Published on 11/16/2017 under News A misunderstanding about a domestic and child custody issue led to a school in Rhinelander being briefly placed in lock-down yesterday. According to the Sheriff's Office, they were contacted by a reporting party who overheard a conversation about an individual coming to the area to cause issues at Crescent School. As a precaution, the school was placed on lock-down, and there was an increased presence at other schools in the district. Several hours later, the Sheriff's Office clarified that the overheard conversation was regarding a previous incident that they had already dealt with. They closed by saying that the district and law enforcement "take these issues very seriously and continue to work together to ensure the safety and security of students and staff."
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Tomahawk School District Welcomes 'Educators for a Day'
Published on 11/16/2017 under News Communities across the country are celebrating those that make a quality education possible as part of American Education Week. Schools here in the northwoods have been having activities highlighting teachers, as well as other school staff. Tomahawk is no different, but their most visible event comes today. That's because the school will open their doors for an invited group of community members who will serve as 'Educators for a Day.' A group of local professionals were invited to come and speak to the students about their careers while also participating or observing day to day activities within the classrooms. That includes the elementary, middle, and high schools. Elementary teacher Ann Swenty continues to organize the event, now in its 8th year. Earlier this week, she indicated that 16 individuals had committed to today's event.
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Panel Discussion Encouraging Participation in County Boards
Published on 11/16/2017 under News A local civic organization is encouraging citizens interested in participating in local government to consider their county boards. Coming up this evening the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods will be hosting a panel of supervisors from several area counties. They'll discuss what led them to serve, their experiences and what the position entails. Among the scheduled participants are Pat Voermans from the Lincoln County Board, Erv Teichmiller from Vilas County, and Bob Mott who serves on the Oneida County Board. All supervisor seats will be up for election next April. Potential candidates will circulate nomination papers throughout the month of December. As for the panel, that begins at 6pm tonight at the Minocqua Public Library.
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