Weekly police blotter
Wednesday, Jan. 14
Man attempts payment with counterfeit bill, police believe accidentally
At 1:50 p.m. two attendants at a store on the 100 block of N. Central Ave. reported that a 28-year-old Marshfield man attempted to pay for items using a counterfeit $10 bill. The cost of the items was more than $10, and the man used multiple bills to pay for them. None of the other bills were counterfeit.
Police believe the man passed the bill without knowing it was counterfeit. There are no suspects as to the creator of the counterfeit bill.
53-year-old man concerned for his brother after pills goes missing
A 53-year-old Marshfield man requested police perform a welfare check on his brother at 4:10 p.m. The brother had stayed at the 53-year-old’s house on Jan. 12, and on Jan. 13 the 53-year-old noticed two of his prescriptions were half gone. The 53-year-old suspected his brother took the pills.
The 53-year-old did not want to report a theft but was concerned his brother would take the pills with alcohol, which is prohibited. Police contacted the brother on Jan. 15, and he said that he did not take the pills and that he did not want to hurt himself.
Thursday, Jan. 15
Marshfield man arrested for domestic abuse
Police responded at 12:16 p.m. to a report of battery on the 300 block of W. Upham St. A 48-year-old Marshfield woman reported that during an argument with her boyfriend, a 38-year-old with whom she resides, he became physically aggressive and gave her a bruise when he grabbed her arms and pinned her against a dresser.
Police took the man into custody for Domestic Abuse-Battery, booked him, and transported him to Wood County Jail after he was unable to post the required bond. A charge of Domestic Abuse-Battery will be requested through the Wood County District Attorney’s Office.
Friday, Jan. 16
Police arrest man on Wood County warrant
Police made contact with a suspicious male on the 1000 block of W. Kalsched St. at 1:15 a.m. Police took the man, a 32-year-old from Marshfield, into custody for a valid Wood County warrant. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and then to Wood County Jail after he was unable to post bond.
Police check living conditions at residence with two children
Police performed a welfare check at 10:06 a.m. on two children and assessed their living conditions on the 500 block of W. Blodgett St. The home did not present an immediate danger to the children, but cleanliness problems were addressed and will be forwarded to Human Services for further investigation.
Arpin woman cited for retail theft
While watching video surveillance, a loss prevention officer at a store on the 1100 block of W. Upham St. observed a 42-year-old Arpin woman conceal several items in her pocket. The woman went to the checkout aisle and purchased other items but did not pay for the merchandise in her pocket.
After the woman passed the last point of sale without attempting to pay for the items, loss prevention stopped and detained her. The woman gave back the items she had concealed. Police issued the woman a citation for Retail Theft at 12:01 p.m.
Police assist landlord in civil case against two tenants
At 1:26 p.m. a 56-year-old Marshfield man requested officer assistance in regard to a property he owns on the 1700 block of S. Roddis Ave. that he rented out to two Marshfield women, ages 19 and 21. Over the past year, damage to walls, floors, cabinets, and plumbing had occurred within the rental. The issue would be a civil matter since law enforcement could not prove the damage was done intentionally.
Police looked through records and provided the man three associated reports of criminal damage to property that he could use in a civil suit. The man was also provided the name of one of the women’s probation agent.
The man wished to report absconding on the women because they had not paid the total rent due. Police informed the man they could not pursue the matter until five days after the lease ended, which was on Jan. 15.
Saturday, Jan. 17
Man to be charged for Strangulation and Suffocation, other offenses
Police responded at 6:14 a.m. to a report of a domestic incident. Following investigation, police arrested a 30-year-old Marshfield man. Charges are being requested through the Wood County District Attorney’s Office for Strangulation and Suffocation, False Imprisonment, Battery, and Disorderly Conduct.
Police transported the man directly to Wood County Jail due to being uncooperative. At the jail the man’s actions required him to be escorted to the ground. A charge of Resisting an Officer was added to the list of requested charges.
18-year-old damages residence after having his iPod taken away
At 3:52 p.m. a 54-year-old Marshfield woman reported that her 18-year-old son was breaking things at their residence on the 500 block of E. 21st St. While traveling to the residence, dispatch advised officers the son had left on foot. Police located the son near the residence.
The woman said that her son had gotten angry about getting his iPod taken away, ripped his bedroom door off its hinges, and threw the door outside the residence. The woman did not want criminal action taken against her son. Police warned the son about his behavior and returned him to his residence.
Sunday, Jan. 18
Marathon County man reports possible identity theft
At 12:59 p.m. a 53-year-old man reported that he received a letter from the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) – Unemployment Insurance Division, which stated that someone attempted to use his username and password to log onto DWD’s website. The letter warned the man about identity theft and that someone could have potentially gained his Social Security information.
The man was unsure if any information was stolen. The man will contact DWD at a later time to learn more.
Marshfield police informed the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office of the case since the man resides just outside of Marshfield.
Police assist with uncooperative hospital patient
Police responded at 2:19 p.m. to a report of disorderly conduct at St. Joseph’s Hospital. A 20-year-old Arpin woman was not cooperating with medical staff in regards to receiving treatment for possible seizures.
Officers assisted medical staff with administering medication to her as she was combative. The woman later agreed to stay and said that she would not cause any more problems. The woman will be admitted for at least 24 hours.
Monday, Jan. 19
Abbotsford woman arrested for driving without a license, second offense
Police arrested an Abbotsford woman at 10:22 a.m. near the intersection of East Ives Street and North Central Avenue for Operating without a Valid Driver’s License, Second Offense. The woman was brought to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and was released after posting a $200 bond.
Tuesday, Jan. 20
Man arrested for domestic disorderly conduct
Police arrested a 31-year-old Marshfield man at 8:49 a.m. for domestic disorderly conduct following an investigation on the 300 block of W. Cleveland St. The man was taken to the Marshfield Police Department for booking. The man signed the conditional release contact prohibition agreement form but was unable to post bond of $150 and was transported to Wood County Jail. The man was also assessed for alleged statements he made regarding his safety, but he did not meet the criteria for a mental commitment.
A request for a charge of domestic disorderly conduct is being forwarded to the Wood County District Attorney’s Office.
Police and fire departments respond to fuel spill
At 4:41 p.m. a 60-year-old Marshfield man reported a possible fuel spill in the ditch near East Fifth Street and South Anton Avenue. The Marshfield Fire Department assisted and determined there was a diesel fuel leak. Marshfield Fire coordinated with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Marshfield City Garage to contain the spill until cleanup could be done the following day.
Police apprehend man with Wisconsin Rapids warrant
At 6:28 p.m. on the 100 block of W. Upham St., an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that did not have its headlights on after dark. One of the vehicle’s occupants was a 47-year-old man that had a valid body only warrant out of Wisconsin Rapids. Police took the man into custody.
It was then discovered that the man was on a three-hour leave from the Norwood Health Center and was still under mental committal. Officers transported the man back to Norwood.
A Law Enforcement Status Form was filled out and given to Norwood staff to ensure the man will be transported to jail once he is released. Police also informed the staff not to allow the man to leave the facility.