At 1:20 AM a cell caller reported finding a crashed ATV at the corner of County Rd K and Pope Rd. When the witness found the ATV he saw the suspected driver fleeing from the scene into the woods. When the area was checked Deputies found evidence that the ATV might have first crashed on County Rd K near Duginski Rd before being abandoned at Pope Rd.
The owners of the machine were contacted and they reported the machine was parked at their farm on County Rd K just north of the City of Merrill and they still had the key for the machine. It is not known how the suspect started the machine but whomever the operator was he or she most likely will be suffering injuries from crashing the 2006 Polaris.
If you have any information this theft you are asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 715-536-6272 or Crime Stoppers of Lincoln County at 715-536-3726. Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.