Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report: Nov. 9 and Nov. 15, 2020
As reported by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Monday, Nov. 9:
Deputies and Firefighters from four agencies responded to a wildland fire Tuesday afternoon in the Town of Corning. The fire was reported at seasonal property on State Rd. 64 near the Taylor County line. The DNR reported the fire began when improper burning was taking place and spread to over four acres of land. Corning, Hamburg, Merrill and several DNR stations all responded.
Deputies recovered a stolen skid steer Wednesday morning from the City of Wausau. A construction company called the Sheriff’s Office to report the machine, valued at nearly $28,000 was taken overnight. Deputies located the item and returned it to the company. The investigation was turned over to the Wausau Police Department.
Corning and Hamburg firefighters, along with a deputy, responded to a report of a possible fire in a home Wednesday evening. The call was reported at an address on State Rd. 64 and 107 at 5:43 p.m. Firefighters were on the scene for about half an hour.
The Recreation Deputy would like to remind those harvesting boughs this fall that a permit is needed if you harvest on county lands. Taking boughs from private or county land could result in citations for trespassing and timber theft. If you have any questions or would like to obtain a permit, call the Lincoln County Forest Land and Parks Department at 715-539-2034.
A Merrill man, 30, was arrested Friday evening on multiple charges after leading deputies on a pursuit in the City of Merrill at about 5:53 p.m. The suspect was brought to the Lincoln County Jail, where he was booked in on felony counts of 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, fleeing/eluding an officer, six felony counts of bail jumping, three misdemeanor counts of bail jumping and resisting arrest. The man was wanted on warrants through Lincoln County Court for previous cases charging him with burglary, theft, attempted theft, disorderly conduct, 12 counts of misdemeanor bail jumping and seven counts of felony bail jumping. The suspect is also wanted in Marathon County for charges including battery, theft, strangulation/suffocation, criminal trespassing, and disorderly conduct, along with two misdemeanor counts and one felony count of bail jumping. He was also wanted for violating the terms of his probation.
A Dane County man, 57, was injured Saturday afternoon after crashing his ATV in the Town of Harrison. He was transported to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital then flown to the trauma center at Aspirus.
One person received injuries after a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in the Town of Skanawan at County Rd. S and Skanawan Lake Rd. at 3:53 p.m. The victim declined medical transport.
Traffic on US Hwy. 51 south of Merrill was slowed for over 3 hours on Sunday afternoon after a deer crash led to a chain reaction crash involving four vehicles. The incident began at about 2:45 p.m. when a woman struck a deer while traveling on US Hwy. 51 at County Rd. Q. After the first crash, the deer got up and was struck by a second vehicle, which then caused a crash involving four other vehicles. At least one person was injured in the multi-vehicle crash. Troopers from the Wisconsin State Patrol and Merrill Police Officers assisted in closing the highway and rerouting traffic.
Deputies recovered a stolen UTV Sunday afternoon after investigating a suspicious vehicle in the Town of Pine River.
A Merrill man, 21, will likely face a citation for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after a single-vehicle crash Sunday evening in the Town of Rock Falls. The driver was transported to Aspirus Wausau Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The number of deer crashes increased substantially last week, with 30 being reported. On Monday afternoon, a Fond du Lac man reported striking a turkey on State Rd. 86 near Spirit Falls. A Grant County man reported striking a bear on Friday evening on US Hwy. 51 near County Rd. H. On Saturday morning, a Gleason man struck a turkey on Axen Rd.
As reported by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, Nov. 15:
An inmate of the Lincoln County Jail may face charges after he broke a monitor in the jail. The inmate a Merrill man, 41, paid restitution for the equipment following the incident.
A Tomahawk man reported that he had 20-25 sheets of metal siding stolen from his property on County Rd. E in the Township of Rock Falls sometime last week. If you have information regarding this theft, you are encouraged to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, or you can contact Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 715-536-3726 or use the P3 app.
An Eland man, 17, was injured following a motor vehicle crash on USH 51 north of Merrill on Tuesday morning. The man stated he was cut off by another motorist and entered the ditch, striking a sign. The non-contact vehicle was not located.
A Merrill woman reported her silver aluminum Seadoo Caravan Jetski trailer was stolen from a property in the Township of Pine River. If you have information regarding this theft, you are encouraged to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, or you can contact Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 715-536-3726 or use the P3 app.
The Lincoln County Town Supervisor for the Township of Harding reported four signs being stolen from throughout the township. These signs include a dead end sign and pole, and a curve ahead sign. The other two signs were not identified but total loss for the signs is about $280. If you have information regarding this theft, you are encouraged to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, or you can contact Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 715-536-3726 or use the P3 app.
A Merrill man, 20, was arrested on charges of domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct following an incident at a residence in the Township of Harding on Wednesday night.
At least one person was injured following a motor vehicle crash on USH 51 north of Merrill on Wednesday afternoon.
A Mauston woman, 20, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, first offense. The woman was travelling northbound on USH 51 in the Township of Scott when several callers reported poor driving to the Lincoln County 911 center.
A Merrill man, 23, was arrested for first offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after nearly causing a head on collision with a deputy and another vehicle Saturday morning shortly after 6 a.m. on USH 8 near County Rd. U in the Township of Bradley.
The Recreation Deputy wants to pass along some reminders in advance of the nine-day gun deer hunting season. The most common complaint the Rec. Deputy investigates involves hunters on county land. The use of off road vehicles is restricted, yet the Rec. Deputy often finds hunters traveling beyond the boundaries to get to their stands. The use of permanent stands is prohibited on county land as are stands which cause damage when they are attached to a tree, or hunters who use spikes nailed into trees. The Rec. Deputy will be patrolling throughout the nine-day hunt. Further, you are reminded to make sure you have fresh batteries for your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors before heading out to the cabin for hunting.
Sixteen people reported striking deer last week.