Weekly police blotter
Saturday, Feb. 7
Police issue warning to driver
Police responded at 9:19 a.m. to a report that a vehicle had failed to stop for a school bus while its flashing red lights were activated and its stop sign extended on the 1200 block of N. Peach Ave. on Feb. 6. Police contacted the operator of the vehicle and warned him for his driving behavior.
Wednesday, Feb. 11
Cash stolen from wallet in secured locker
An 18-year-old Marshfield man reported someone had stolen $35 from his wallet between 8:43 and 9:31 a.m. on the 1400 block of E. Becker Road. The wallet was in a secured locker.
There are no suspects at this time. Investigation will continue.
Marshfield woman reports identity theft
A 61-year-old Marshfield woman reported an instance of identity theft at 10:24 a.m. When the woman attempted to file her taxes the day before, there was an error because someone had already filed taxes using her Social Security number.
There are no suspects. The case will be forwarded to the detective bureau for further investigation.
Florida sheriff faxes case to Marshfield police
At 10:44 a.m. a sheriff deputy from Sumter County in Bushnell, Florida, faxed the Marshfield Police Department an identity theft report a Marshfield woman had filed with his agency. Police attempted to contact the woman, but her phone number was not in service. A letter will be sent to the woman advising her that the Marshfield Police Department will handle the investigation.
Man with prior convictions taken into custody
Police took a 24-year-old Marshfield man into custody at 12:29 p.m. following a traffic stop. The man had no driver’s license issued and had two prior convictions. The man was transported to and booked at the Marshfield Police Department. After meeting the bond criteria, the man was released.
Thursday, Feb. 12
18-year-old man cited for underage drinking
Police arrested an 18-year-old Marshfield man at his residence on the 3200 block of S. Central Ave. on a warrant at 8:41 a.m. The officer handcuffing the man could smell the odor of intoxicants coming from the man.
At the police department, the man was given a preliminary breath test, and he registered a reading of 0.06. The man stated he was drinking Malibu at his residence. He would not say with whom he was drinking or how he obtained the alcohol. Police issued the man a citation for Underage Drinking/Possession, second offense.
Marshfield police assist Vilas County Sheriff’s Department
Marshfield police assisted the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department at 1:55 p.m. A 19-year-old Lac du Flambeau man, who was in Vilas County Sheriffs’ custody for a felony bail jumping charge, was at St. Joseph’s Hospital for medical clearance. The man was listed as a flight/escape risk and as an officer hazard.
Marshfield police provided a 24-hour guard on the man until he was medically cleared. The man was cleared at 4:06 p.m. on Feb. 13 and released to a Vilas County Sheriff’s Department deputy.
Woman reports possible cell phone scam
At 5:37 p.m. an 80-year-old Marshfield woman reported a possible identity theft. The woman stated she provided personal information to an individual who called her after he told her that she would receive a free cellular phone. The woman later believed the call may have been a scam and wished to report the incident.
Police assisted the woman with contacting Equifax and mailing them the required documents and told her to contact her financial institution and to recontact law enforcement if she required any additional assistance.
Police perform warrant pickup
Police arrested an 18-year-old Marshfield man on a warrant pickup on the 3000 block of S. Central Ave. Subsequent to booking, police transported the man to Wood County Jail and turned him over to staff.
Woman with warrant arrested following gas spill
Officers made contact with a woman that was involved in a fuel spill at a gas station. The woman had a valid Marathon County warrant, and police took her into custody. Officers transported her to the Marshfield Police Department for booking, and she was released after posting bond and setting up a new court date.
Friday, Feb. 13
Identity theft discovered during tax preparation
At 1:49 p.m. a Marshfield couple, a 60-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man, reported that someone had used their information when filing taxes. The couple did not know who used their information, nor did they give anyone permission to use their information other than their accountant.
Police gave the couple an identity theft pamphlet and information on whom they should contact.
Marshfield woman reports identity theft attempt
At 2:08 p.m. a 52-year-old Marshfield woman reported receiving over 20 phone calls between Jan. 5 and Jan. 13 from an unknown male asking for her personal information. The man told her he needed to confirm the woman’s identity because she had won an out of state lottery. The woman stated she had never won an out of state lottery.
The woman also explained that she received a call from a man, who she believed was the same man that had been calling, claiming he was “John Smith” from the FBI. On another occasion he claimed to be “Albert Aguillera” from UPS.
Police advised the woman that this was most likely a scam and informed her to contact police again if the calls continue.
Emergency detention approved for 23-year-old
Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of S. Maple Ave. for a disturbance at 2:31 p.m. A 23-year-old Marshfield woman stated she was having thoughts of ending her life. Police contacted Wood County Crisis, who approved an emergency detention on the woman.
Medical clearance was not required. The woman was transported to Norwood Health Center and turned over to staff.
Saturday, Feb. 14
Police resolve dispute between adults
At 7:26 p.m. a 19-year-old Marshfield woman reported an 18-year-old Marshfield woman had entered her residence on the 2200 block of S. Maple Ave. without her consent. The two women were roommates until the previous evening when the 19-year-old kicked out the 18-year-old. The 18-year-old came to remove her own property.
The 19-year-old also expressed concerns about the 18-year-old’s mental state due to not taking the prescriptions that she should. Police contacted the 18-year-old, and she did not fit the criteria for an emergency detention.
The 18-year-old was warned not to have further contact with the 19-year-old. Police also advised the 19-year-old to not contact the 18-year-old in accordance with the 18-year-old’s wishes.
Sunday, Feb. 15
Argument over expired food turns sour
Police responded at 9:57 a.m. to a report of a disturbance on the 1400 block of S. Adams Ave. A 66-year-old Marshfield woman stated she was yelling at a 64-year-old Marshfield man, and the man pushed her. The man confirmed the woman’s statement. The two were arguing over a donation of food that was close to or past its point of expiration.
After officers spoke with both parties, the two came to an agreement, and no further law enforcement action was necessary. Both the man and the woman were warned for the incident.
Police respond to civil dispute
At 10:25 a.m. a 73-year-old Marshfield woman reported that a 31-year-old Marshfield man had absconded from paying rent for an apartment on the 700 block of S. Cherry Ave. Police learned that the woman had evicted the tenant from the residence and informed the woman that since she evicted him, the case would be a civil matter.
In addition, a shelf, shoe rack, and TV converter box had been removed from the residence. Police contacted the man, and he agreed to return the items.
Monday, Feb. 16
Criminal damage to property on Veterans Parkway
A 64-year-old Marshfield man reported that someone had cut an extension cord he had plugged into his plow vehicle between 5 and 9 a.m. on the 2100 block of W. Veterans Parkway. The cord was still plugged in when he found it.
The man stated he had an idea of who cut the extension cord, but he did not want this person contacted until he could prove it.
Tuesday, Feb. 17
Man arrested on Marshfield warrant
Police took a 24-year-old Marshfield man into custody on a Marshfield warrant on the 500 block of W. Cleveland St. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and then taken to Wood County Sheriff’s Office jail after he was unable to post bond.