Weekly Police Blotter
Monday, Aug. 25
- A 32-year-old Marshfield woman reported that she had been a victim of identity theft. An unknown person from Indiana accessed one of her credit card accounts and made several purchases. The case is under investigation.
Wednesday, Aug. 27
- Between 1:30 p.m. and 4:34 p.m. an unknown driver drove through a roped off area on the 500 block of E. 17th St. The rope damaged two other vehicles, left scuff marks and scratches, and broke the radio antenna of one of the vehicles. There are no suspects.
- Police took a 27-year-old Marshfield woman into custody for a valid City of Mosinee warrant. Police transported the woman to the Marshfield Police Department for booking. She was released after posting the $177 bond amount.
- Police responded to a report at 11:47 p.m. of illegal drug use on the 2400 block of E. Hintz St. Officers made contact with the owner of the residence and received consent to search the residence. They found marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The homeowner was arrested, booked at the Marshfield Police Department, and transported to the Wood County Jail with charges being requested through the Wood County District Attorney.
Thursday, Aug. 28
- At 9:20 a.m. a 75-year-old Marshfield man was the victim of a hit and run on the 100 block of E. 2nd St. The man was stopped at a traffic light and rear-ended by another vehicle. The passenger and driver of the other vehicle, both male, got out of the vehicle and fled the scene. Police contact the owner of the other vehicle who said that his step-daughter was in possession of the vehicle. The step-daughter refused to tell police who was driving. The investigation will continue.
- Police cited a 17-year-old Auburndale woman and 18-year-old Auburndale man for retail theft on the 500 block of E. Ives St. at 5:02 p.m. The woman and man were observed concealing and leaving the store with clothing items totaling at least $132 over the past week.
Friday, Aug. 29
- A 22-year-old Marshfield woman reported being the victim of harassment. The woman received multiple harassing telephone calls from a 25-year-old Marshfield man that is currently incarcerated in Wood County Jail. Police told the man that if he had any further contact with the woman he would charged with harassment. The man stated he would cease all future contact.
- Police responded at 7:49 p.m. to a report from a 25-year-old Marshfield woman that her daughter and a neighbor girl were told by another neighbor girl to take their pants down and dance in order to receive candy on the 3400 block of Frey Court. Police met with the father of the girl who was handing out candy and informed him of his daughter’s behavior. The case will be referred to Marathon County Social Services.
Saturday, Aug. 30
- Police performed a welfare check at 7:15 p.m. on a 52-year-old Marshfield female on the 600 block of S. Walnut Ave. Crisis Intervention reported that the woman stated she was going to harm herself, but on the officer’s arrival, she denied having said that and said that she had no intention of hurting herself. The criteria for an emergency detention were not met.
- A 37-year-old Marshfield man reported that items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle and unlocked garage on the 200 block of W. Cleveland St. The items stolen included a men’s bicycle, prescription glasses, a rearview mirror and dome light, and $4 in cash. Before officers arrived the man put things back how they were and removed his vehicle from the garage. Police explained to the man the importance of locking his vehicle and garage as well as not disturbing a potential crime scene. There were no signs of forced entry or other evidence. A neighborhood canvas did not provide any further information.
- A 56-year-old Neillsville woman reported that her vehicle had been tampered with while parked on the 400 block of S. Maple Ave. at some point between 8:45 and 11:30 p.m. Someone left several items hanging on various parts of the vehicle, turned its mirrors in, put washable paint on the windows, and left the gas cap door open. There was no apparent damage, but the woman was concerned that something may have been put in the gas tank. Police advised the woman to contact them again if the vehicle was damaged from the incident.
- Police performed a welfare check at 2:57 p.m. on a 19-year-old Marshfield man on the 1800 block of E. Emerald St. The man’s mother called 911 when during an argument he stated that he was suicidal. Upon arrival the man had calmed down. Brown County Crisis Intervention was contacted, and they put together a safety plan.
- Police responded to an anonymous tip at 7:10 p.m. that a 37-year-old Marshfield man was violating his bond restrictions. Police located the man, took him into custody, booked him, and transported him to Wood County Jail. Police are requesting charges through the Wood County District Attorney’s Office.
- At 10:13 a.m. a 22-year-old Marshfield woman reported that her vehicle’s windshield was damaged while parked on the 400 block of S. Central Ave. A broken beer bottle was collected near the vehicle, which could have caused the damage to the windshield. The woman suspected that her ex-boyfriend, a 25-year-old Marshfield man, may have been responsible for the damage, but when police contacted him he denied any involvement.
Sunday, Aug. 31
- A 60-year-old Marshfield woman reported that her bicycle had been stolen on the 600 block of S. Central Ave. There are no suspects. The incident is under investigation.
- Police responded at 8:58 a.m. to a complaint of barking dogs on the 600 block of E. 6th St. When the officer arrived at the residence, two large dogs were tied up in the back yard and barking, but nobody was home. Neighbors said that the owners are out of town and that a high school-aged male comes over in the morning and ties the dogs up outside and then comes back in the evening and lets them in the house. The officer left a 24-hour notice on the owner’s door to contact the police department.
- At 12:59 a.m. Marshfield Police assisted the Grand Rapids Police Department to facilitate a legal blood draw from a 24-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man while he was being treated at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The man was being charged with OWI second offense after being involved in a one-vehicle crash in Grand Rapids P.D.’s jurisdiction. The blood draw was completed, proper paperwork was filled out, and Marshfield Police turned the blood samples over to Wood County Deputies to be taken to Grand Rapids P.D.
- Police took into custody a 27-year-old Marshfield woman on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. for four valid Clark County warrants. Police transported her to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and later to Clark County Jail when she was unable to post bond.
- Police responded to a report at 4:07 p.m. that a 43-year-old Marshfield man had taken more than his prescribed amount of epilepsy medicine and alcohol in an attempt to end his life on the 900 block of N. Central Ave. Officers arrived, calmed the man down, and then transported him to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Emergency Room for medical clearance. Crisis Intervention was informed of the situation and told officers to call them back when the man was medically cleared to have an emergency detention hold placed on him. The man was medically cleared and then transported to Norwood Health Center.
Monday, Sept. 1
- Police responded at 7:46 p.m. to a report that a 36-year-old Marshfield woman’s 17-year-old daughter had run away. The woman dropped her daughter off at the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in the morning, but when the woman went to pick up the daughter in the afternoon, she could not locate her. Officers checked the fairgrounds but could not locate the daughter. Wood County Dispatch entered the daughter into NCIC as a runaway, and a juvenile referral was completed to be sent to Social Services.
- A 76-year-old Marshfield woman reported that an unknown driver ran into her mailbox at 2:37 p.m. on the 1900 block of S. Maple Ave. There are no suspects.
Tuesday, Sept. 2
- A 23-year-old Marshfield woman reported that various food items of hers were stolen from the common area storage cupboards, pantry, and refrigerator of her apartment building on the 500 block of E. Depot St. despite the food items being labeled with her apartment number. She suspects a 26-year-old Marshfield man and a 21-year-old Marshfield woman.