Weekly Police Blotter
Wednesday, June 24
Dispute over lawn clippings
At 10:41 a.m. a 66-year-old Marshfield woman reported an ongoing issue with her neighbors. The woman stated that when she mows her lawn she occasionally blows lawn clippings into her neighbors’ yards, and then her neighbors yell at her.
The woman stated that the neighbors had never threatened her, but she felt that their yelling was harassment. Police informed the woman to report the incident if she were to feel threatened and told her to consider blowing her lawn clippings away from her neighbors’ yards.
Hewitt woman taken into custody, released after paying $10
Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of S. Peach Ave. at 2:34 p.m. related to a warrant for a 30-year-old Hewitt woman over an unpaid fine. The woman was taken into custody and released upon posting the $10 bond.
Woman’s photo damaged, case turned over to Wisconsin Rapids
Police received a report of harassment at 5:50 p.m. A 55-year-old Aniwa woman recently resigned from her employment. She emailed her supervisor to request that she get back a family photo that she had hanging in her office.
When she received the photo, the frame was missing, and holes had been punched through her face on the photo. She did not know who would have done this.
Investigation revealed that the complaint would fall under the jurisdiction of the city of Wisconsin Rapids. The case was turned over to Wisconsin Rapids police for investigation.
Friday, June 25
Money scam reported
Police received a report of fraud at 6:54 p.m. The victim, from Marshfield, reported having contact with an unknown male on the internet who asked for assistance. The male asked if the victim would accept a check for $2,586. Upon cashing the check, the victim would be allowed to keep $200 and was to wire the rest of the money to an unknown location in Nigeria to a man by the name of Amos Adam Praids.
The victim’s bank notified the victim on June 25 that the check was fraudulent. Police informed the victim that this was a common money scam and that due to the lack of information, a thorough investigation would not be able to be conducted. A receipt from the bank was kept for the case file along with the official mailer of the check.
Saturday, June 26
Marshfield man warned for harassment
At 1:37 a.m. a 29-year-old Marshfield woman reported that her ex-husband, a 31-year-old Marshfield man, came to her residence unannounced and began to pound on the front door, stating, “Get your own woman,” directed toward the woman’s boyfriend. The woman did not want the man at her residence.
Officers attempted contact at the man’s residence and searched the surrounding area with no results.
An officer later spoke with the woman, and she requested the man be verbally warned. Police contacted the man, who admitted to the behavior, and warned him that further actions would likely result in a citation or arrest.
Picnic table stolen on Kalsched Street
A 22-year-old Marshfield woman reported that someone stole her picnic table that was in front of her garage on East Kalsched Street. between 6:30 p.m. on June 25 and 12:30 a.m. on June 26. The table is painted with a cedar stain, and there is a green paint smear on top of the table.
The woman canvassed her neighborhood but did not locate the table, and she could not think of anyone who would steal it or take it as a joke. There are no suspects.
Police issue warning to Marshfield woman
Police responded at 12:24 p.m. to a report that a 60-year-old Marshfield woman was at the Marshfield Mall asking store owners and employees for money. The woman had been warned to stay out of the mall in September 2014.
Police made contact with the woman and warned her to stay off of the mall property.
Saturday, June 27
Neighbors report criminal damage to property
A 60-year-old Marshfield man reported that someone scratched the side of his truck between 10 p.m. on June 22 and 8 a.m. on June 23 on the 200 block of E. Grant St. The deep scratches are located on the passenger side, just behind the door. The estimated cost to repair the damages will be $500.
The man also stated that he spoke with a neighbor on the 800 block of N. Maple Ave., a 49-year-old Marshfield man, that had gas siphoned from his truck during the same time frame.
In addition, the 49-year-old reported that someone had slashed the side of his pool between 11 p.m. on June 24 and 4 a.m. on June 25. There was a straight cut approximately 2 inches in diameter. The 49-year-old was able to place a patch over the cut.
24-year-old’s vehicle stolen, found near Stratford
A 24-year-old Marshfield man reported that his vehicle had been taken by an unknown person while parked in front of his residence on the 300 block of W. Cleveland St. between 9 p.m. on June 26 and 12 p.m. on June 27. The man also reported he woke up at 4 a.m. on June 27 to find the house lights on and a door that was open.
The man always leaves the vehicle unlocked with the keys in it. Initially he thought friends may have taken his car as a prank but believed it was stolen after checking with friends and local residents.
Nothing was missing or out of place in his house, and he had no further information on suspects. The vehicle was entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.
A Marathon County deputy located the vehicle at 4:45 p.m. on June 28 just outside of Stratford. A witness reported the vehicle had been abandoned since 6:30 a.m. on June 27.
The man advised that the vehicle was not damaged, and none of the property he had inside it was missing. The man took custody of the vehicle and was advised to not leave the keys in the vehicle and to lock the car doors. The vehicle was removed from NCIC.
Jeans stolen from laundromat
A 20-year-old Marshfield woman reported a pair of her jeans were stolen from a laundromat on the 100 block of W. 14th St. between 5 p.m. on June 26 and 8:30 a.m. on June 27.
The woman had forgotten a load of clothes overnight at the laundromat. When she returned the next morning, she found the load missing a pair of jeans. There are no suspects at this time.
Intoxicated man jailed on probation hold
Officers were dispatched at 5:39 p.m. to the 1000 block of N. Central Ave. following a report of man who was believed to be intoxicated and passed out in a running vehicle. When officers arrived, the man attempted to drive away. Police stopped the vehicle and made contact with the man, who appeared to be intoxicated.
The man performed standardized field sobriety tests poorly and was placed under arrest for operating while under the influence (OWI), fourth offense
Probation and Parole was contacted, and a hold was placed on the man. He was booked and transported to Wood County Jail.
Marshfield man taken into custody for OAR, Green Bay warrant
Police took a 35-year-old Marshfield man into custody following a traffic stop on the 100 block of N. Central Ave. at 6:34 p.m. for operating after revocation, OWI-related, and also for a valid warrant through the Green Bay Police Department. The man was brought to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and was later released after posting the required $911 bond.
Sunday, June 28
Man taken into custody for child support warrant
Police took a 35-year-old Marshfield man into custody on the 400 block of S. Central Ave. at 2:34 a.m. for a valid Wood County child support warrant. The man was then booked and later released after posting the required $162. No further action was taken.
Marshfield police assist Marathon County Sheriff’s Department
Officers responded at 4:56 a.m. to assist the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department with a potential domestic disturbance on the S2700 block of Bee Bee Road. Deputies took a 35-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman into custody. During the arrest, the man resisted deputies and eventually kicked out a deputy’s squad vehicle window.
Deputies transported the man and woman to Marathon County Jail. Marathon County is handling all charges.
Woman bitten by stray kitten
Saint Joseph’s Hospital emergency room staff reported a cat bite at 3:57 p.m. An 18-year-old Marshfield woman was bitten when she attempted to catch a stray male kitten.
The woman had one puncture on the tip of her finger and scratches on both hands. ER staff were not concerned about infection, and the woman was told to leave the kitten alone.
Monday, June 29
Side mirrors broken off vehicle on Central Avenue
A 21-year-old Marshfield woman reported that someone broke both the passenger and driver side mirrors off her vehicle while it was parked on the 400 block of S. Central Ave. between 3 p.m. on June 28 and 10 a.m. on June 29. The woman stated that she did not know of any suspects and did not have any issues with anyone that would want to damage her property.
Photos of the damage were taken to be included in the case report.
K9 sniff alerts police to drug paraphernalia
Police arrested a 22-year-old Marshfield man at 4:31 p.m. following a traffic stop on the 100 block of W. Arnold St. for possession of drug paraphernalia. K9 “H” walked around the exterior of the vehicle and alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from inside. Police located drug paraphernalia upon searching the vehicle.
Man taken into custody on DOC warrant
Police took a 30-year-old Marshfield man into custody on the 200 block of St Joseph Ave. at 4:58 p.m. for a valid Department of Corrections warrant. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and turned over to Wood County Sheriff’s Office jail.
Garbage/rubbish violation on Central Avenue
Police responded at 9:11 p.m. to a report of a garbage/rubbish violation on the 1700 block of S. Central Ave. Someone had been dumping garbage in a dumpster behind a business without the business’ permission over the past several months.
One employee observed an employee from a neighboring business throw garbage in the dumpster. The garbage in the dumpster is consistent with the type of garbage that would come from the neighboring business.
Nickelback CD stolen
A Marshfield woman reported that someone had entered her unlocked vehicle on the 600 block of Laurel Court between 6 and 7 a.m. on June 27 and took her Nickelback CD without her permission. Investigation will continue pending video surveillance.
Tuesday, June 30
Marshfield police secure Spencer residence
Marshfield police were requested by the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department to assist with a call for service in Spencer at 1:46 a.m. A resident reported hearing a noise that sounded like someone was pushing on a door to the residence on the 300 block of W. Dearborn St. The residence was thoroughly checked and secured.
Stevens Point man does not return rental equipment
A loss prevention worker at a store on the 1100 block of W. Upham St. reported a 22-year-old Stevens Point man rented a piece of equipment and kept the item past the return date. The item was supposed to be returned on June 13.
A friend of the renter attempted to return the item but would not pay the late fee. A sales associate told the friend to give the item to the renter and have him bring it back along with the balance due.
As of 6:50 p.m. on June 30 the item had not been returned. A message was left with the renter, and follow-up will continue.
Mailbox knocked down in hit-and-run
A vehicle was observed accelerating aggressively out of a turn and colliding with a mailbox, knocking it to the ground, on the 900 block of W. North St. at 8:10 p.m. The vehicle then backed up and left the scene without providing any information to the owner of the mailbox.
Investigation resulted in contact with a 37-year-old Marshfield woman. The disposition of this case will be determined on July 3.
Minnesota man turns himself in at MPD
A 43-year-old Minnesota man turned himself in at the Marshfield Police Department on two valid warrants: a city of Marshfield warrant and a Department of Corrections warrant. The man was booked and transported to Wood County Jail.