Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report: July 20, 2020
As reported by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Monday, July 20:
A Merrill man, 45, was arrested last Wednesday evening after a short pursuit in the Town of Merrill. The man was charged with felony fleeing an officer and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. The suspect was also charged with a misdemeanor count of battery and a felony count of strangulation from an incident that occurred the day before at a home in the Town of Merrill.
Two people were injured after a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in the Town of Pine River. According to the deputy’s report, a vehicle, being driven by a Wausau man, 31, was traveling south on State Rd. 17 when he collided with a vehicle driven by a Merrill man, 34. The Merrill man was waiting to turn west onto County Rd. G and turned in front of the southbound vehicle. Both drivers refused medical transport. Pine River Fire and First Responders assisted at the scene.
Two people were arrested early Friday morning after a deputy checking on a suspicious vehicle found two wanted people. A deputy spotted the vehicle parked by storage units in the town of Merrill at 5:44 a.m. A check on a Tomahawk woman, 30, found she was wanted by the Eau Claire County Sheriff on charges of identity theft, bail jumping and drug charges. The male subject, a Wausau man, 25, was found to be wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for violating the terms of his probation. The man was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after the K9 Nina alerted to the odor of illegal drugs in the vehicle. A search turned up a pipe which tested positive to the presence of methamphetamine.
The northbound lanes of USH 51 in the Town of Merrill were shut down on Friday evening for about an hour and half following a motor vehicle crash. One person was injured and another was cited for failure to yield right of way.
Vandalism is still occurring throughout Lincoln County, with black swastikas being painted on road signs. More reports were received on Wednesday with signs being spray painted in the Town of Scott and the Town of Birch and another on Saturday of signs being spray painted on State Rd. 107 in the Town of Merrill. If you have information regarding this type of activity, you are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office or report it to Crime Stoppers using the P3 app or by calling 715-536-3726.
An Oconomowoc woman, 30, was arrested Saturday evening on a charge of disorderly conduct. Deputies took the woman into custody after responding to a disturbance in the Town of Birch at 6 p.m.
Only two people reported striking deer this past week.