Several scams, possession of marijuana and an OWI are in the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department log for Jan. 7 through Jan. 13, 2020.
A 49-year-old Merrill man reported a scam attempt on Tuesday afternoon. He was contacted and the caller claimed to be from Amazon Prime indicating his credit card was being used to purchase an iPhone for $350. The caller said they could settle this if he bought some Walmart or Green Cards. The man questioned the caller and stated he knew this was a scam call, the caller immediately hung up. The call was placed from 877-675-3369. The man was not out any money.
A 51-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Tuesday evening for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a disturbance in the town of Tomahawk.
A 62-year-old Merrill man fell victim to a scam on Thursday. The scammers were able to access the victim’s computer and he paid them $900 in Google Play gift cards.
A 70-year-old Merrill man was the victim of a new scam on Thursday. The man responded to a Facebook add applying for a grant in the amount of $1 million through AARP. He was instructed to go to Walmart and purchase $3,000 in gift cards for a processing fee, which he did. The victim was then advised to send another $1,500 for a delivery fee, which he also did through gift cards. This continued a few more times and in the end the victim had lost nearly $6,000. The victim deleted his Facebook account, however, the scammers already had his information and had opened a false Facebook account in his name and started asking his friends and family for money.
A 33-year-old Madison man received minor injuries following a vehicle rollover on Highway 51 south of Highway H in the town of Birch. The driver denied medical attention.
A 30-year-old Schofield man was arrested for first offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated on Saturday night when deputies investigated a vehicle in the ditch on Highway S near the intersection of Road Lake Road in the town of Bradley.
Five people reported striking deer last week.