LAW & ORDER: LINCOLN COUNTY WEEKLY WRAP UP – Nov. 16
Information provided by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department
A 47-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Wednesday morning on multiple charges after a
Deputy and Tomahawk Police Officer responded to a report of a disturbance in the Town of
Bradley. Just after 10 a.m., a 911 call reported the man had caused damage to a home, struck
the victim and hid the victim’s phone so help could not be summoned. The man was brought
to the Lincoln County Jail where he was booked on charges of disorderly conduct, criminal
damage to property, battery and intimidation of a victim. At a bond hearing on Thursday, a
Lincoln County Judge set a $250 cash bond, which remains unposted.
The Town of Russell Fire Department, along with a Deputy, responded on Wednesday evening
after power lines became tangled in the wind and started arcing. At 8 p.m. a cell caller
reported the incident on Sunrise Road in the Town of Schley. A Deputy checked the area for any
other problems, and firefighters stood by for about two hours as WPS rectified the problem.
A 17-year-old Milwaukee man is in the Lincoln County Jail, facing felony charges after he
assaulted three staff members at Lincoln Hills School Thursday afternoon. The man was brought
to the Lincoln County Jail, where he was charged with three felony counts of battery by
prisoner. At a bond hearing on Friday, a Lincoln County Judge set a $5,000 cash bond. The man
remains in jail at this time. At least one of the staff members sought medical treatment
following the incident.
A 32-year-old Merrill man was taken into custody early Sunday morning after a home owner in
the Town of Merrill called the Sheriff’s Office and reported a vehicle in his yard. A Deputy
arrived a short time later and noted the driver of the vehicle had a strong odor of intoxicants.
Due to the inclement weather, the driver agreed to come to the Sheriff’s Office, where field
sobriety tests were administered and the man was taken into custody for a first offense of
operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was later released to a responsible party.
A 53-year-old Merrill man was arrested late Saturday night on a criminal traffic charge after
Deputies located a reported impaired driver. A Deputy checking State Rd 64 in the Town of
Corning found the suspect’s vehicle in the ditch. The driver was located inside a nearby tavern
drinking water. The man admitted to driving the vehicle and consented to field sobriety tests.
As a result of those tests he was taken into custody on a third offense of operating a motor
vehicle while intoxicated. The man was held in the Lincoln County Jail for violating terms of his
Tomahawk Firefighters, along with a Deputy, responded to a vehicle fire on Sunday afternoon.
Just before 1 p.m., a vehicle was reported to be on fire in a field of the 1700 block of County
Rd D in the Town of Harrison. When a Deputy arrived on the scene a short time later, he
reported the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. According to the Deputies notes, a group was
off-roading with the vehicle which probably caused it to start on fire.
A 54-year-old Gleason man is in the Lincoln County Jail after a one vehicle rollover late Sunday
night in the Town of Russell. A cell caller reported a one vehicle rollover at 11:45 p.m. on County
Rd J at Prairie Ave. When Deputies arrived they found the driver walking away from the crash
site. He admitted to drinking and was placed through field sobriety tests. As a result of those
tests he was taken into custody for a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while
intoxicated. Unable to find a sober ride home, the man remains in the Lincoln County Jail.
The nine day deer gun hunting season begins this weekend, and the Recreation Deputy would
like to remind hunters that he and the DNR will be out helping to ensure that everyone has a safe hunt.
The Rec. Deputy notes that every year, the most common violations he finds on county land are
hunters erecting permanent tree stands, using climbing spikes in trees and traveling with ATVs
or UTVs in restricted areas. He also reminds hunters if a wounded deer goes on private
property they should seek permission before they go looking for the animal. Hunters should
also remember to register their deer as soon as possible with the new DNR hotline. Wardens
noted they expect to work with hunters as everyone gets used to the new system. The Rec.
Deputy once again is looking forward to interacting with all the hunters and wishes you all a
successful and safe hunt.
The number of car deer crashes being reported remains high, with 26 being reported this past
week. A bear was also struck. An Antigo man struck the bear on State Rd 64 just east of State
Rd 17 just after 10:30 p.m. Sunday. The bear fled the scene.