Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report: Jan. 13, 2020
As reported by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Monday, Jan. 13:
A Merrill man, 49, reported a scam attempt on Tuesday afternoon. He was contacted and the caller claimed to be from Amazon Prime indicating his credit card was being used to purchase an iPhone for $350. The caller said they could settle this if he bought some Walmart or Green Cards. The man questioned the caller and stated he knew this was a scam call, the caller immediately hung up. The call was placed from 877-675-3369. The man was not out any money.
A Tomahawk man, 51, was arrested Tuesday evening for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a disturbance in the Town of Tomahawk.
A Merrill man, 62, fell victim to a scam on Thursday. The scammers were able to access the victim’s computer and he paid them $900 in Google Play gift cards.
A Merrill man, 70, was the victim of a new scam on Thursday. The man responded to a Facebook ad applying for a grant in the amount of $1,000,000 through AARP. He was instructed to go to Walmart and purchase $3,000 in gift cards for a processing fee, which he did. The victim was then advised to send another $1,500 for a delivery fee, which he also did through gift cards. This continued a few more times and in the end the victim had lost nearly $6,000. The victim deleted his Facebook account. However, the scammers already had his information and had opened a false Facebook account in his name and started asking his friends and family for money.
A Madison man, 33, received minor injuries following a vehicle rollover on USH 51 south of County Rd. H in the Town of Birch. The driver denied medical attention.
A Schofield man, 30, was arrested for first offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated on Saturday night when deputies investigated a vehicle in the ditch on County Rd. S near the intersection of Road Lake Rd. in the Town of Bradley.
Five people reported striking deer last week.