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Lincoln County Wrap Up: Week ending May 20

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WAUSAU PILOT AND REVIEW

The following significant events were reported to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department for the week ending May 20, 2019:

A Town of Merrill youth will be referred to social services after he allegedly failed to stop for a deputy. The deputy observed an off-road motorbike traveling on CTH K. When he activated his lights the driver fled at a high rate of speed until reaching his residence. When contact was made, the deputy discovered the operator was 15 years of age. In addition to a felony criminal charge the driver will also receive several traffic citations.

A 56-year-old Tomahawk woman was arrested Thursday afternoon on a warrant charge of contributing to truancy.

A 26-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Saturday evening on charges of battery and disorderly conduct after deputies investigated a disturbance in the Town of King.

A deputy took a 28-year-old Schofield woman into custody Sunday morning after he observed her vehicle drive off the roadway and into the ditch. When he made contact with the driver he found signs of impairment and placed her through field sobriety tests. As a result of those tests the driver was cited for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

The Lincoln County 911 Center was busy on Sunday with reports of three fire incidents.  At 10:48 a.m., a cell caller reported a tree had fallen on a power line and caused a minor fire on CTH V.  Less than a half hour later a fire alarm was reported on Deer Run Rd in the Town of King. This alarm was determined to be false.  Then, at 12:28 p.m., a chimney fire was reported on Anglers Ave in the Town of King.

A 33-year-old Fond du Lac County man was arrested Sunday afternoon on a criminal traffic charge following a crash. He displayed signs of impairment and was assessed by an officer specially trained in detecting people under the influence of narcotics. As a result of his evaluation the Eden man was arrested for a second offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was also held on a probation hold.

The number of car vs deer crashes are up with seven being reported last week. On Friday night a deputy found a bear cub that was struck and killed on US Hwy 51.

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