Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report: June 20, 2022
As reported by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Monday, June 20:
On 06-13-2022 deputies were dispatched to an address on CTH P in the Town of Pine River for a domestic disturbance involving a gun. It was reported that two subjects, a Merrill woman, 59, and her husband, 56, were fighting over a gun after one threatened the other. The gun was removed from the situation prior to deputies arriving on scene. Upon investigating, the male was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon. It was alleged that the gun was never loaded. The male was transported to Aspirus Merrill Hospital for medical clearance due to a high level of intoxication, and when cleared he was brought to the Lincoln County Jail.
On 06-13-2022 A K9 deputy on routine patrol with his partner “Poncho” observed a vehicle on CTH W in the Town of Pine River with an equipment violation. When the deputy attempted to turn around to stop the vehicle, the drive,r a Schofield woman, 33, attempted to evade the deputy by pulling into a driveway. The deputy pulled down the road to wait and after a short time the woman pulled out of the driveway. As soon as she saw that the deputy was still there she pulled into a second driveway. At the second location she drove around some buildings and left a short time later at which time the deputy stopped the vehicle. Upon stopping the vehicle and investigating the deputy deployed his K9 partner “Poncho.” After a short time “Poncho” indicated a positive alert on the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle nothing was found. The deputy returned to the last address the suspect had pulled into and talked to the homeowner. That owner stated that the suspect pulled behind the buildings in an attempt to hide. At that point, a male subject got out of the car and fled into the woods. The homeowner stated they saw the male subject drop a backpack in the woods. The female then left the property, driving over the homeowner’s new septic system, causing damage. Based on this information, the deputy went and recovered the backpack, which contained illegal drug items. He then also placed the female under arrest. She was booked into the Lincoln County Jail on three counts of felony bail jumping, one count of misdemeanor bail jumping, criminal damage to property, possession of methamphetamine, possess with intent to distribute amphetamine, and obstructing an officer. The male subject was not located.
06/14/2022 a deputy was assigned to investigate a fight that occurred between two inmates at the Lincoln County Jail. Upon investigating the deputy found the fight was between a Kronenwetter man, 24, and a Racine man, 22. Neither of the inmates wished to cooperate with the investigation. Charges will be referred against the Racine man to the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office for battery by a prisoner.
On 06-15-2022 a deputy dispatched to an address on CTH CC in the Town of Bradley for a reported burglary. It was reported the victim went to the property, found the door to one of the buildings open and his lawn mower was missing. The owner of the property was also reporting items missing, such as an enclosed car hauler trailer. The following day, 06-16-2022, detectives with the Sheriff’s Office while conducting an investigation in the area recovered several stolen items including the items listed above, clearing up multiple burglaries. Several individuals were taken into custody. This investigation is ongoing.
On 06/17/2022 a deputy on routine patrol stopped a vehicle for a speeding violation on CTH A near Red Oak Ln. in the town of Bradley. The driver of the vehicle a Tomahawk woman, 62, was found to be under the influence of intoxicants. The driver was put through a series of SFSTs, and as a result of those tests, he was arrested for first offense OWI. The driver was later released to a responsible party.
On 06/17/2022 deputies were dispatched to the area of USH 51 and the 229 mile marker for a reported motor vehicle crash with injuries. Upon arriva,l deputies found the driver a Schofield man, 28, suffering from chest pain from his seat belt and the vehicle airbags being deployed. Subject was checked by Tomahawk area EMS and refused transport. The driver stated he dosed off while driving and struck the guard rail. No citations were issued.
On 06-17-2022 a deputy was assigned to investigate a theft by contractor complaint. The victim reported that in March he and his wife hired a Tomahawk man, 31, as a contractor to do some work, paid the contractor $24,000.00, and the work was supposed to start April 1. As of this date, the contractor has only finished a portion of the complete project. This report will be referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney’s office for review and possible charges.
On 06-19-2022 A K9 deputy on routine patrol with his partner “Poncho” observed a vehicle on CTH W in the Town of Pine River with an equipment violation. A check on the vehicle’s registration revealed that the owner of the car, a Lac Du Flambeau man, 39, did not have a valid driver’s license. After stopping the vehicle, the driver confirmed his license was revoked. Also present in the car was a man, 37, and a woman, 30, both of Lac Du Flambeau. Based on his initial contact, the deputy deployed his K9 partner “Poncho.” After a short time “Poncho” indicated a positive alert on the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, several illegal drug-related items were found. The woman stated that one of the male subjects threw a large bag of heroin out the car window when they saw the deputy. She had hoped her cooperation would lead to her being released. All three subjects were arrested and transported to the Lincoln County Jail. Upon arrival at the jail, it was discovered the woman had a large amount of drugs and drug equipment concealed on her person. The three were booked on various charges of felony bail jumping, delivering articles to jail, manufacturing/deliver of heroin, manufacturing/deliver of amphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of illegally obtained prescriptions, possession with intent to manufacture/deliver cocaine and obstructing an officer.
During this week period, there were four reported car-deer crashes.