Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report: April 19, 2020
As reported by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Sunday, April 19:
A Merrill man, 19, will be referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney on drug charges following an incident in the Town of Merrill on Thursday.
Deputies arrested a Merrill man, 34, Friday morning after finding a vehicle in the median of US Hwy. 51 at 12:44 a.m. near County Rd. H. The driver was arrested for a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
The theft of gasoline resulted in two high speed chases Saturday. At 8:42 a.m. the gas station in Tripoli reported a vehicle had pumped gasoline and left without paying. An attempt to locate was broadcasted by the communications center. A short time later a Trooper from the Wisconsin State Patrol located the vehicle on US Hwy. 8 in Oneida County. The Trooper attempted to stop the vehicle and resulted in a pursuit. The Trooper terminated the chase for safety reasons near the city of Rhinelander. Rhinelander Police later located the vehicle and attempted to stop it, but the driver fled from them as well. Around 10:15 a.m., the Langlade County Sheriff’s Office advised a vehicle matching the description was spotted in Antigo and was last seen traveling west on State Rd. 64. A Lincoln County deputy located the vehicle in the Town of Pine River and attempted to stop it. The driver refused and led deputies on a high speed pursuit. Officers from the Merrill Police Department attempted to use a tire deflation device to stop the vehicle, but the suspect was able to avoid it. Lincoln County Deputies pursued the vehicle southbound on US Hwy. 51 into Marathon County before deputies from that agency took the pursuit over. The chase ended near the State Rd. 153 exit at Mosinee. The driver of the vehicle was identified as an Appleton man, 38. He was wanted by the Winnebago County Sheriff for contempt of court on a drug charge, the Waupaca County Sheriff for a misdemeanor theft charge, and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for violating the terms of his probation. The man was placed on probation due to a felony conviction of possession of methamphetamine. The man faces charges in Lincoln County of fleeing and officer.
One person reported striking a deer last week.