Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report: Sept. 6 and Sept. 14, 2020
As reported by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Sunday, Sept. 6:
A Tomahawk man, 58, was cited last Monday afternoon for operating an off-road vehicle while impaired. The Rec. Deputy stopped the man near County Rd. N in the Town of Bradley after he observed the man driving his Can Am at 62 MPH in the 25 MPH zone. The driver showed signs of impairment and was placed through field sobriety tests. The man was cited for the first offense violation and released.
A Merrill woman, 36, a Merrill man, 43, and a Wausau man, 26, were arrested last Monday evening on felony drug charges after a traffic stop in the Town of Pine River. A deputy stopped the vehicle the three were in on County Rd. W at Deer Run Ave. at 7:12 p.m. When the deputy saw indicators of drug use with the vehicle occupants, he deployed the K9 Poncho to the vehicle. Poncho alerted to the odor of illegal drugs inside of the vehicle. When a search was conducted, methamphetamine and methamphetamine paraphernalia were located. The vehicle occupants were all brought to the Lincoln County Jail and charged with felonies related to methamphetamine possession.
A Merrill woman, 48, was arrested Friday evening after a traffic stop in the Town of Pine River. A deputy recognized the woman, knew she was wanted and stopped her at County Rd. W and Center Rd. The woman had a warrant for violating the terms of her probation and was being sought on charges related to a burglary and thefts. The woman was brought to the Lincoln County Jail on the warrant charge.
Two people are in the Lincoln County Jail after a traffic stop early Saturday morning led to a drug arrest. A deputy stopped the vehicle on US Hwy. 51 south of County Rd. Q at 1 a.m. The K9 Poncho was deployed on the vehicle and alerted to the odor of illegal drugs in the vehicle. A search turned up drugs and drug paraphernalia. The driver of the vehicle, A Mosinee woman, 31, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession with methamphetamine with intent to deliver. The passenger, a Wausau man, 21, was arrested for possession of marijuana as a repeat offender, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and seven counts of bail jumping.
The number of deer collisions is increasing, with six being reported this past week. In half of those, the vehicles were left disabled after striking the animal. A Waukesha woman reported striking a bear Friday night on US Hwy. 51 south of Irma.
As reported by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Monday, Sept. 14:
A Merrill woman, 20, was taken into custody and cited Monday morning after a deputy found her sleeping behind the wheel. When the deputy made contact he noted signs of impairment and later cited her for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
A Merrill man, 35, was arrested Monday evening on a warrant charge in the Town of Pine River for violating the terms of his probation.
A Tomahawk man, 47, was arrested Tuesday morning on a felony charge after a traffic stop in the City of Tomahawk at 12:45 a.m. The driver showed signs of impairment. Following field sobriety tests he was arrested for a felony fourth offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Deputies are seeking information after a vehicle was stolen from the Town of Merrill last Tuesday evening or early Monday morning. A resident of North Star Drive phoned the Sheriff’s Office at 6 a.m. to report their 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee as stolen. On Friday morning, the red in color Jeep was found parked on a residential street in Maplewood, Minn. If you have any information on this theft, you are asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 715-536-6272. Callers may also call Crime Stoppers at 715-536-3726 or use their P3Tips app.
A Merrill woman, 27, was arrested Friday morning on multiple charges after deputies responded to a disturbance in the City of Merrill. She was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, battery or threat to a law enforcement official/judge and probation violation.
A New Richmond man, 42, was cited Saturday evening for an OWI on US Hwy. 8 at County Rd. CC at 8:40 p.m. The driver was placed through field sobriety tests and cited for the first offense.
The number of car-deer crashes is down, with only six being reported this past week.