Marathon County Sheriff's Office

Police Shoot Woman With Gun in Marathon County

Jan 15, 2021
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Police shot a woman with a gun in Marathon County overnight.

The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to the Day’s Inn in Rib Mountain with a report of a woman with a gun in a hotel room. 

The call came in at 3:54 p.m. Thursday.

The floor was evacuated, and crisis negotiators were brought in. 

Talks went on for more than seven hours.

Police say the woman came out and paced the hallway with the gun in hand.

Less than lethal options were tried, but the woman pointed the gun at deputies, and she was shot.

Oneida County Sheriff's Office

A Rhinelander man charged with trafficking of a child appeared in Marathon County Court Tuesday.

Paul Osterman, 34, was arrested Monday after a two-year investigation.

Court documents show a history of messages on the “Meet Me” app of a man using a variety of names. There 11 different incidents where the man tells the person he’s messaging he can pay a lot of money if they can get him a “much younger girl.”