Law & Order: Lincoln County weekly wrap up
Information provided by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department
A 27-year old Tomahawk man was taken into custody early Sunday morning after a traffic stop in the Town of Bradley. A Deputy stopped a vehicle at 3:09 a.m. on Muskellunge Lake Rd near Nibbler Rd after he observed it cross the centerline several times. The driver admitted to consuming alcohol and agreed to perform field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests he was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party.
A-23 year old Merrill man was arrested Friday evening on a criminal charge after a traffic stop in the City of Merrill. A Deputy stopped a car on E 3rd Street near Logan Street after a check on the license showed the plates were expired. When contact was made with the driver he confirmed his driver’s license was revoked for an OWI and he had four prior convictions. Further the man was out on bond through the Marathon County Courts on a criminal traffic charge and as a condition of bond he was not allowed to operate a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license. The man was taken into custody on a misdemeanor charge of bail jumping. He was cited for operating after revocation as a repeat offender and also cited for failing to register his vehicle. Unable to post bond the man remains jailed awaiting an initial court appearance on Monday.
A 34-year old Clintonville man was taken into custody early Thursday morning after a Deputy investigated a suspicious activity report in Gleason. A business owner reported that he heard a couple having a dispute outside of his business and he was concerned for the welfare of one of the parties who left on foot. As a deputy checked the area he found a vehicle similar to the one described by the caller in the ditch on County Rd J by Town Hall Rd. The male admitted to being involved in the incident at the bar and admitted trying to get the vehicle out of the ditch. He was placed through field sobriety tests and was taken into custody for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Unable to find a sober ride he was held until noon on Thursday when he was sober enough to be released.
A seasonal cabin owner on Midway Road in the Town of Corning west of Merrill reported his property was entered. A chain was cut at the gate and a garage door was kicked in. The thieves in this incident stole a leaf blower, a jump pack, three cans of gas, and emptied the gas tanks on three ATV’s. Cabin owners are encouraged to keep valuables locked up, hidden, or taken home at the end of day. Game cameras also provide great evidence when law enforcement is searching for leads in property crimes, so it’s recommended to hang one up, near the gate, or by the cabin or garage. It’s also important is to keep an eye on your property and your neighbors’ properties for suspicious activity or suspicious vehicles. Write down license plates, take pictures with a phone, or call law enforcement to report suspicious behavior.
A 54-year old Antigo man escaped serious injury after a truck he was driving rolled over last Monday morning in the Town of Merrill. Just before 7 a.m. a cell 911 call reported the double trailer pulp truck, which was empty, had rolled over on County Rd R east of County Rd K. The driver told the investigating deputy that he was trapped inside of the cab of the truck after it had rolled over but he was able to free himself. He refused medical transport from the scene. The Wisconsin DNR was called in to assess a fuel spill that occurred after the crash. It took over four hours to clear the scene.
The number of car deer crashes is up again with five being reported this past week.