Weekly Police Blotter
Sunday, Feb. 21
Men involved in altercation
A Marshfield woman reported that a 37-year-old Marshfield man, with whom she has a child in common, and a 25-year-old Marshfield man got into an altercation while the 37-year-old was dropping off food for the child.
The males would be warned to cease contact with each other, and the woman and 37-year-old agreed to do future child custody exchanges at the Marshfield Police Department to avoid further issues.
Wednesday, Feb. 24
Marshfield man, woman arrested for possessing various drugs
Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on the 200 block of E. Fourth St. at 11:52 a.m. K-9 H conducted a walk around the vehicle and alerted to the presence of a controlled substance.
Methamphetamine, THC, a prescription drug, and drug paraphernalia were recovered from the vehicle. A 40-year-old Marshfield man and 41-year-old Marshfield woman were taken into custody. Charges are pending through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Thursday, Feb. 25
Purse stolen at St Joseph Avenue restaurant
At 10:34 a.m. a Marshfield woman reported that she had forgotten her purse at a restaurant on the 200 block of N. St Joseph Ave. She noticed it was missing a few minutes after leaving the restaurant. When she returned to the restaurant, the purse was no longer there and had not been turned in to staff.
The purse was dark tan and looked like leather, and the woman believed there was less than $40 in it. Multiple credit cards and her driver’s license were in her wallet.
An officer contacted the restaurant and canvassed the area but was unable to locate the purse.
Unknown suspect commits retail theft
Police received a report of theft taking place at a store on the 700 block of S. Central Ave. between 7:44 and 7:48 p.m. A suspect was observed on video surveillance taking an item from the shelf, placing it in his pocket, and walking out of the store without paying for it.
The suspect still needs to be identified. Follow-up will continue.
Friday, Feb. 26
Marshfield man taken into custody for warrants, probation hold
Following a traffic stop, police took a 33-year-old Marshfield man into custody at 1:52 a.m. for four warrants and a probation hold. He was taken to the Marshfield Police Department, where he started to perform standardized field sobriety tests. He refused to complete the tests and was arrested for operating while under the influence.
A legal blood draw was conducted at the Saint Joseph’s Hospital emergency room, and booking was eventually completed at the police department. He was then transported to Wood County Jail for the warrants and a probation hold.
Man threatens employees for mailing paper forms
An employee of a local business reported that at 11:26 a.m. a 31-year-old Schofield man called the company and threatened to show up and harm staff.
The man’s complaint over the phone was that by mailing him paperwork, the company is causing too many trees to be cut down and wasting paper. When told that company policy is to send out certain forms by mail, the man made threatening comments, including saying he was going to place the employee and other staff members in a wooden box and sink them in the Wisconsin River.
The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office checked on the welfare of the man and placed a hold on him for his actions. A request for charges of criminal disorderly conduct will be completed.
Rapids man brought in for body only warrant
Police took a 20-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man into custody at 5:19 p.m. for a valid body only warrant while he was in the area of West Laurel Court and West Laurel Street. He was brought to the Marshfield Police Department and then to Wood County Jail.
Marshfield man arrested for violating bond conditions
Police responded at 10:34 p.m. to a report that a 28-year-old Marshfield man violated his bond conditions. The man’s ex-girlfriend reported that he had attempted to contact her through phone and text messages. The man is currently out on bond through Wood County for a domestic battery incident with a condition not to have contact with the woman.
The woman also stated that the man possesses an old memory card from her phone, which contains some of the woman’s sensitive information, and he had threatened to upload the information to social media.
Police arrested the man at 8:09 a.m. on Feb. 27 and took him to Wood County Jail. Charges will be referred to the Wood County DA’s office for misdemeanor bail jumping.
Saturday, Feb. 27
Woman leaves gas station without paying for fuel
Police responded at 8:49 a.m. to a report of a gas drive-off from a station on the 1300 block of S. Central Ave. A driver pumped $15.06 worth of fuel and left without paying for it.
An officer contacted the owner of the vehicle. She said she put the fuel into her vehicle, and when she entered the store to pay for other items, she did not realize the fuel was not on her total. She said she would contact the gas station and pay for the fuel.
The officer later contacted the gas station and confirmed that the driver paid for the fuel.
Vehicle stolen, location unknown
At 11:52 a.m. a Neillsville man reported that his vehicle was taken from the 200 block of S. Oak Ave. without his consent. He believed that a 41-year-old Marshfield woman took the vehicle to an unknown location.
Police checked multiple locations in Marshfield but did not locate the vehicle. The vehicle was entered into the National Crime Information Center database, and a message was sent to adjoining counties.
Sunday, Feb. 28
Cedar Avenue fence damaged
A Marshfield woman reported that some time between 9 p.m. on Feb. 27 and 11 a.m. on Feb. 28 her chain link fence gate on the 300 block of S. Cedar Ave. was damaged. The bottom portion of the gate was bent and off its hinges. Nothing else was damaged or missing.
Police were unable to locate any footprints or tire tracks that would indicate the source of damage. Photographs were taken. The gate was able to be placed back on the hinges. An extra patrol was requested in the area.
Vehicle window broken to steal purse
A Marshfield man and woman reported that their vehicle had been broken into, and the woman’s purse was stolen. While the vehicle was on the 300 block of E. Ninth St. between 6:30 and 7 p.m., someone broke the passenger front window and stole the purse, which was on the floor near the passenger seat.
Police conducted a neighborhood canvass but did not locate the purse. There are no suspects.
Monday, Feb. 29
Two men observed concealing merchandise, cited for retail theft
A member of the loss prevention staff at a store on the 600 block of S. Central Ave. contacted police after she observed video footage from Feb. 28 of two males concealing merchandise and leaving the store without paying for it.
The males entered the store together and then split up. One went to the liquor department and could be seen removing bottles of alcohol from the shelves. He then left the store pushing a shopping cart with a green coat draped over what was believed to be the merchandise. He did not pay for the alcohol or any other items prior to leaving the store.
The second man then left the store, and it was unknown if he concealed any merchandise.
Police identified the two men, and the man pushing the cart admitted to stealing two bottles of Kinky Liquor and two bottles of soda. He also informed officers that the other man concealed a bottle of Kessler Whiskey under his coat.
Both men were cited for retail theft, and one, a 28-year-old Spencer man, was arrested for a Department of Corrections warrant and later transported to Wood County Jail after booking.
Arbor Vitae woman warned for harassment
A Marshfield man reported that since breaking up with his girlfriend on Feb. 17, she has constantly texted him and attempted to call him after he told her not to contact him anymore.
Police contacted the woman, a 24-year-old from Arbor Vitae; told her to have no further contact with the man; and warned her that further attempts to contact him may result in a citation or even charges being filed with the DA’s office.
Marshfield man posts bond for Clark County warrant
At 7:51 p.m. police took a 24-year-old Marshfield man into custody for a valid Clark County warrant on the 100 block of E. Sixth St. He posted the $235.50 bond and was released.
Tuesday, March 1
Man arrested for domestic abuse – battery
At 5:17 p.m. officers were speaking to a Marshfield woman about an animal at large complaint. During the investigation, the woman told officers that she had been arguing with her boyfriend and that he head butted her. She pointed out a spot on her forehead that appeared to be slightly reddened and swollen.
In speaking with the boyfriend, he admitted to being in a verbal altercation but denied striking the woman. Officers arrested the man and transported him to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures.
The man was unable to post bond and was transported to Wood County Jail. Charges for domestic abuse – battery are being requested through the Wood County DA. The woman refused medical attention.
Police investigate missing gold tooth
At 9:07 p.m. a Marshfield man reported that a gold tooth valued at $31.49, including priority three-day shipping, which he ordered from an unknown company in California, was shipped to the wrong address. The man showed officers that the shipped address was different than that of his residence.
The man also provided a tracking number, which confirmed that the package was delivered on Jan. 12 at 9:02 a.m. via the U.S. Postal Service.
Contact was made with the homeowner at the shipped address, who denied any knowledge of receiving the package.
Woman taken into custody for multiple warrants
Police took a Marshfield woman into custody at her residence on the 1900 block of S. Vine Ave. for active Wood, Marathon, and Clark County warrants. She was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where the booking procedure was completed, and then to Wood County Jail after she was unable to post the total $1,000 bond amount.