Weekly police blotter
Friday, June 17
Marshfield man reports possible identity theft
At 9:12 a.m. a Marshfield man reported that he received a phone call from a person who identified as being from the IRS and said that he owed money. The man said he did give the person his Social Security number during the conversation. The man then contacted his bank, who assisted him in a credit freeze and account closings.
At this time the man has not lost any money, and his accounts have been changed. No further action is needed at this time. An officer informed the man that if anyone calls and states that he owes money, he should ask for a paper copy in the mail.
Wednesday, June 22
Woman strikes man with baking pan
A Marshfield man reported at 9:56 a.m. that he had been struck with a baking pan by a 60-year-old woman. Police contacted the woman, and she admitted to striking the man to get his attention.
Based on the victim’s statement, the woman was taken into custody and then to Wood County Jail after booking. Bond was posted at a later time, and the woman was released from custody.
Ornaments, container stolen from gravesite
A Marshfield woman reported that two ornaments and a clear acrylic container were removed from her father’s tombstone at Hillside Cemetery. The woman did not know when the theft occurred.
She contacted relatives, and the items were not removed by family members. The woman stated no one had permission to take the items and requested an extra patrol at night.
Man taken into custody for Wood County warrant
Police took a 47-year-old Marshfield man into custody on the 1100 block of S. Oak Ave. for a Wood County warrant for failure to pay a fine of $493. He was taken to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and then to Wood County Jail after being unable to post the required bond.
Thursday, June 23
La Crosse man warned for harassment
At 10:10 a.m. a Marshfield woman reported receiving unwanted text messages from a 30-year-old La Crosse man. The woman reported that this had happened previously.
The woman provided a copy of a form documenting that she had made efforts to arrange times for the man to see their son, but the man has refused to take part in the arrangements.
Police called the man and left a voicemail warning him to stop contacting the woman.
Son removed from mother’s residence
A Marshfield woman called police at 6:25 p.m. to have officers remove her son, a 23-year-old from Milwaukee, from her residence. The son was playing very loud music, and after being asked several times to turn down the volume, an argument ensued. The son was yelling and swearing at his mother, and she decided to cut the visit short.
The son was given ample time to calm down and gather his necessary items, and he was given a ride to the 100 block of N. Central Ave. upon his request. Police informed the son that he would be arrested if he returned to the residence.
Police warn Milwaukee man, woman for disorderly conduct
Police responded to a report of a disturbance at a store on the 800 block of N. Central Ave. A 35-year-old Milwaukee man and a 35-year-old Milwaukee woman had come to the store to pay a bill. While at the store they also purchased two accessories.
The man and woman returned a short time later and were angry that one of the accessories was charged as full price when the other was discounted. The store has a no-return policy on accessories, and the man and woman were not refunded their money.
The man and woman stated they would “send people to take care of business.” Police contacted the man and woman, and they denied any wrongdoing, stating that they were referencing sending someone to the store to demonstrate how to properly do customer service. They were warned for their behavior.
Nineteen-year-old arrested for hit-and-run
Police arrested a 19-year-old Loyal man on the charge of hit-and-run of an unattended vehicle near the intersection of Seventh Street and Central Avenue. He was taken to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and released.
Friday, June 24
Man perpetrates car battery scam
Police received a report that an African-American man appearing to be in his early 20s entered a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. around 9 a.m. and purchased five car batteries. He exited the store, switched out the new batteries with old batteries from his vehicle, and then re-entered the store with the old batteries.
Using the receipt from his purchase of the new batteries, he conducted a refund on the old batteries. The man received $618.34 for the refund and then left the store.
An employee of the store said the man had conducted this type of fraud scheme throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. The old batteries were believed to have been stolen from a store in Rice Lake.
Trespassing reported at 14th Street property
At 11:33 p.m. a Marshfield man reported an instance of trespassing at a residence on the 300 block of W. 14th St. The man owns the property, and he was having issues with the bank because after he sold it, the buyers abandoned the house for failing to make payments. The man is still the listed owner, and the bank has not gone through the proper foreclosing process through the county, so neither the bank nor the company the bank hired for cleanup has any right to be on the property.
The man said the company conducting the cleanup had broken the locks on the doors to the property and replaced them with new ones. He then broke those locks off to replace them with his own so he could have access to the property and clean it before putting it up for sale again.
The man wished that police contact and inform the cleanup company that it does not have legal rights to be on the property. Contact will be made in the near future. The man believed that the bank never informed the cleaning company of the situation.
Saturday, June 25
Man arrested for OAR, multiple warrants
Following a traffic stop on the 200 block of S. Chestnut Ave. at 2:41 a.m., police arrested a 35-year-old Marshfield man for operating after revocation as well as valid warrants from Marshfield, Wood County, and Clark County. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and then to Wood County Jail as he was unable to post bond.
Sunday, June 26
Dog bites dog
A Marshfield man reported at 5:54 p.m. that an unknown dog had entered his yard on the 100 block of W. Arnold St. and bit his dog. The man stated the dog had a blue nylon leash attached to its collar.
He also said that the owners of the other dog showed up after the dogs were involved in the altercation, grabbed their dog, and left the area without making contact with the man. The owners, a male and female, appeared to be in their 20s, and their dog was brown and white.
Police took photos of the man’s dog’s injuries and turned the case over to ordinance.
Monday, June 27
GPS unit stolen from vehicle
A Marshfield woman reported that some time between 9 p.m. on June 26 and 9 a.m. on June 27 an unknown suspect entered her unlocked vehicle that was parked in her garage, which was also unlocked, on the 800 block of W. Fourth St. and removed a GPS unit from the vehicle.
The woman reported that in the last three to four months she has noticed that lawn care items, including a shovel and a rake, have also gone missing, but she did not know when those occured. An extra patrol was requested in the area.
Police checked if the item was listed in LeadsOnline but did not find it. There are no suspects at this time.
Man violates absolute sobriety bond condition
A 26-year-old Marshfield man came into the Marshfield Police Department at 9:57 p.m. wishing to make a complaint. As a result of the man’s intoxication, his complaint could not be substantiated.
The man was out on bond with a condition of absolute sobriety. Officers took the man into custody for misdemeanor bail jumping. Booking procedures were completed, and the man was transported to Wood County Jail. Charges are being requested through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Tuesday, June 28
Saint Joseph’s Hospital wheelchair stolen
Police responded at 9:56 a.m. to a report of a wheelchair stolen from Saint Joseph’s Hospital. Investigation led to a citation for theft being issued to a 28-year-old Marshfield man.
The man was later arrested for obstruction. A request for obstruction charges will be sent to the Wood County DA’s office.
Eighteen-year-old arrested for underage drinking, drug possession
At 3:14 p.m. police arrested an 18-year-old Marshfield man on the 1000 block of N. Cedar Ave. for disorderly conduct and underage possession/consumption of alcoholic beverages. Additionally, police located in the man’s backpack what appeared to be psilocybin mushrooms, which later field tested positive as such at the Marshfield Police Department.
He was transported to the department for booking, and a probation hold was placed on him by Wisconsin Probation and Parole. After he was processed, he was transported to Wood County Jail for the probation hold. Police issued him local ordinance citations for the disorderly conduct and underage consumption.