Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report: March 18, 2024

As reported by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Monday, March 18:

On 03/14/2024 a 38 year old Merrill woman, 38, came to the Sheriff’s Office to report a domestic disturbance that had taken place at a residence on Lone Pine Rd. in the Town of Merrill the night before. The woman reported that the disturbance was between her and her boyfriend, 45, also of Merrill. The disturbance started over a disagreement at a local bar. Once the couple got home it was reported that the male subject tackled the female and forcibly took her cell phone, demanded other items and then head butted her. It was also reported that he hit her in the face and kicked her feet out from under her. When talked to by deputies, the male subject denied any wrongdoing, and stated that the female was out of hand. The male subject advised that he had called the Sheriff’s Office after the incident, but he advised that it wasn’t out of hand and he didn’t want the police. The female subject had injuries similar to those of someone being hit in the face. The male subject was arrested and transported to the Lincoln County Jail, where he was booked for disorderly conduct, battery, and robbery with force.

On 03/16/2024 deputies responded to Lincoln Hills School for a battery complaint. It was reported that a male student, 17, was making threats to staff and other students while being defiant, disruptive and resistive towards staff. While attempting to confine the student to his cell, he became combative and fought with the staff. During the ensuing altercation, three staff members were injured and sent to the hospital for treatment. The student was taken into custody by the investigating deputy and transported to the Lincoln County Jail. The student was uninjured in the incident. The deputy is requesting two counts of battery by prisoner and one count of disorderly conduct. The subject was cooperative with the deputy and Lincoln County Corrections staff.

On 03/17/2024 deputies were sent to the KFC/Taco Bell on CTH W in the Town of Pine River for a complaint of disorderly conduct. A female, 18, from Sheboygan, was reporting that her boyfriend a male, 30, from Merrill, was driving drunk and threatening to kick her out of the car. The male subject then reportedly exited the vehicle and left the scene on foot. Investigating deputies found that the subject was on bond through Marathon County and was in violation of the conditions of that bond. The male subject was found a short time later and was arrested and transported to the Lincoln County Jail. At the jail, he was booked in for a charge of disorderly conduct (domestic-related) and bail jumping for the violation of his bond in Marathon County.

On 03/17/2024 the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a suspicious person at the R-Store in Tomahawk. It was reported that the female party was acting strange. It was described like she was under the influence of something and she had been driving a car. Tomahawk PD was dispatched to the call and found the Michigan woman, 59, and found no signs of impairment, but told the woman that she could not drive as she didn’t have a valid license. A short time later, a deputy pulled into the business and noticed the female party had moved her car. After investigating, the deputy who has advanced specialty training and is a drug recognition expert, determined that the female was impaired and had been driving her car. The driver submitted to standard field sobriety testing, along with advanced drug impairment testing, and as a result of those tests, she was placed under arrest for OWI 1st offense. She was later released to a responsible party.

On Sunday 03/17/2024 the Sheriff’s Office took a complaint of a mailbox being struck and damaged. The reporting party advised they observed a vehicle heading S/B on CTH JJ with a male hanging out the window smashing mailboxes. The r/p reported there were several damaged mailboxes in the area. The r/p also reported that her husband had gone after the suspect vehicle and was last seen S/B on CTH JJ. During this call the r/p’s husband also called the Sheriff’s Office, reporting that he was following the suspect vehicle and continued to do so until law enforcement was able to locate and stop the vehicle. Once stopped, it was learned that the vehicle was being driven by a Merrill juvenile, 16, and the passenger who was hitting the mailboxes was a Merrill juvenile, 15. Upon subsequent searching of the area, as of this time there, were 35 mailboxes damaged by the two. Anyone who may have found their mailbox damaged that hasn’t been contacted by the Sheriff’s Office yet is asked to call to report their damage. The damage was found to be in the area of the Towns of Merrill and Rock Falls. The two juveniles were turned over to their parents; charges against the two are pending. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

 Deputies conducted 49 traffic stops and 25 security checks.

Deputies responded to two domestics and three car vs. deer crashes.

The 911 Center took five hang-up calls and seven nuisance calls.

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