WAUSAU PILOT AND REVIEW
The following significant incidents were reported to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department for the week ending June 24, 2019:
A 20-year-old Merrill woman and a 30-year-old Merrill man were arrested Thursday afternoon for violating the terms of their probation. The woman was also charged with felony bail jumping for violating the terms of her bond. Deputies were looking for the pair after they learned the woman was allegedly violating her bond by not maintaining the address provided to the Clerk of Court.
A 60-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Friday evening on a fleeing charge after failing to stop for a deputy attempting to stop his vehicle for a speeding violation on Tug Lake Road. The deputy followed the vehicle north on Hwy. 107 and as it turned onto CTH E the deputy observed the vehicle accelerate to an estimated speed of 106 mph. The vehicle did not stop until it stopped at a residence and the driver was observed throwing a can of beer out the window. The driver was also cited for speeding and having an open intoxicant.
A 24-year-old Merrill man was cited early Saturday morning after a deputy investigated a vehicle in the ditch in the Town of Merrill. A caller reported a vehicle off the road at CTH JJ and Hillside Drive. When contact was made with the driver he displayed signs of impairment. Following field sobriety tests he arrested on a first offense OWI charge.
A 19-year-old Tomahawk man was located by deputies Sunday evening at the request of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office was and arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from a disturbance reported in Oneida County.
The number of crashes involving deer continues to increase with 15 being reported this past week. Motorists are urged to use caution as roadside grass brings many deer into the open during evening hours and the increasing bug population often forces the deer out into more open spaces this time of year.
Now is the common time of year for people to use fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July and other summer gatherings. According to the State of Wisconsin law in order to use fireworks that leave the ground or explode you must have a permit. The permits are only issued by mayors and town chairpersons. If you plan on having a celebration in Lincoln County that involves the use of regulated fireworks you must obtain a permit from the town chairperson. The sheriff’s department asks that you provide a copy of that permit at least one day in advance. In the past, the mayors of Merrill and Tomahawk do not issue permits for fireworks.