Weekly police blotter
Thursday, July 7
Possible child neglect reported
At 1:25 p.m. a Marshfield woman reported that there was an unattended 2½-month-old child in a vehicle in a parking lot on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. She said that the windows were rolled down and that the engine was running. The woman stayed near the vehicle for 10 minutes due to her concern for the child’s welfare.
Police contacted the owner of the vehicle and checked the child’s welfare. The child was fine. This case is pending further investigation.
Monday, July 11
Bicycle stolen from Cedar Avenue residence
A Marshfield juvenile came into the Marshfield Police Department to report that his bicycle was stolen from his residence on the 1100 block of S. Cedar Ave. some time between July 3 and July 10 while he and his family were on a trip. A neighbor of the family told them that their garage was open on the morning of July 5.
The juvenile stated that an individual was caring for the property and that the garage door does not always work properly. It was possible the garage door was accidentally left open.
Tuesday, July 12
Three thefts reported at Vine Avenue apartments
Three thefts were reported at an apartment building on the 2000 block of S. Vine Ave. as occurring some time between 10:15 p.m. on July 10 and 2:12 p.m. on July 12.
A resident reported that an unknown person had forcibly entered his locked storage unit and stole his bicycle. Police logged the bicycle as stolen. Another resident reported that someone forcibly entered his locked storage room and stole numerous tools valued at $3,330, and a Marshfield woman reported that someone entered the locked storage/office space at the apartment building and stole a vacuum cleaner.
Thursday, July 14
Marshfield man’s information used in attempt to obtain loan
A Marshfield man and woman reported that a $1,900 loan was attempted to have been taken out in the man’s name through financial company Fiserv. The woman indicated that they did not have an account through Fiserv and had not incurred any monetary loss.
Fiserv had contacted the man and woman to inform them that the account had been frozen and that the attempted identity theft was under investigation. The man and woman will monitor their credit for suspicious activity.
Temporary restraining order violation reported
At 2:55 p.m. a Stratford woman reported that while she was with her adult son at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave., a 32-year-old Stratford woman, against whom the son has a temporary restraining order, approached them and started talking to them. The mother grabbed her son by the arm and started walking away from the 32-year-old.
The mother provided police a copy of the temporary restraining order. Contact will be attempted with the 32-year-old, and charges will be requested through the Marathon County district attorney’s office.
Friday, July 15
Sugar-like substance found in vehicle gas tank opening
A Marshfield man came into the Marshfield Police Department to report a possible criminal damage attempt to a vehicle. Someone had placed a sugar-like substance in the gas tank opening some time between July 13 and July 15 while the vehicle was either on the 500 block of E. Ives St. or the 9200 block of S. Washington Ave.
The man stated that he has been driving the vehicle without any problems and was unsure if any sugar had actually gotten into the gas tank. An officer vacuumed out the remaining sugar, and the man was advised to have the tank inspected by a mechanic and to contact police again if the vehicle began having engine problems.
Police will contact an ex-girlfriend of the man as a possible suspect.
Storage unit broken into for second time, bicycle stolen
A Marshfield man reported that a bicycle was stolen from a locked storage unit at an apartment building on the 2000 block of S. Vine Ave. some time between 10 p.m. on July 14 and 1 p.m. on July 15. This was the second time within the last week that his storage unit has been broken into and that a bicycle was stolen.
The case was forwarded to the detective bureau for follow-up, and the bicycle was entered into the National Crime Information Center database.
Woman taken into custody for disorderly conduct
Police responded at 4 p.m. to a report of a 30-year-old Marshfield woman who was out of control and exhibiting assaultive behavior on the 200 block of S. Cherry Ave. The woman was asked to leave the building she was in, and she became loud and boisterous while outside the building.
Police made contact with the woman, and she agreed her actions were inappropriate. She was taken into custody for disorderly conduct, and a probation hold was placed on her.
The woman was transported to Wood County Jail and turned over to jail staff. Charges are being requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
Marshfield man arrested for probation hold
At 3:08 p.m. police arrested a 34-year-old Marshfield man for a probation hold on the 300 block of S. Peach Ave. The man was placed into handcuffs, searched, transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking, and then brought to Wood County Jail, where he was relinquished to the staff without incident.
Saturday, July 16
Lights reported stolen from gravesite
A Marshfield woman reported that some time between June 1 and July 16 someone removed two solar-powered lights from her father’s gravesite on the 1100 block of N. St Joseph Ave. She suspected that a family member of hers, a 32-year-old Marshfield woman, may have taken the lights. Police will contact the 32-year-old for follow-up.
Sunday, July 17
Man jailed for failure to pay fines
A 55-year-old man, previously from Madison, was taken into custody on the 800 block of E. Harrison St. for failure to pay fines of $1,080 through Dane County. He was medically cleared at the emergency room and then transported to Wood County Jail.
Monday, July 18
Purse stolen, perfume missing
At 8:20 a.m. a Marshfield woman reported that her purse was stolen but that a man returned it to her and said he found it on the back steps of his business. The woman said the only thing missing from the purse was a bottle of perfume.
The woman believed the purse was in her vehicle on the 600 block of S. Ash Ave. during the time frame it would have been stolen, but she was not positive. She was not aware of anything else missing from the vehicle.
Employee of Marshfield business alerted to possible theft
An employee of a Marshfield business reported receiving a call from a woman claiming to be from Appleton. The woman said that she had some fraudulent charges on her credit card, one of which was to the Marshfield business.
The employee said that she was able to locate some receipts for the transaction in question and that the person who used the credit card may attempt to ship something on July 19. The employee was told to contact police if the person did show up at the business.
Police attempted to contact the Appleton woman and left a message for her to call the Marshfield Police Department.
Marshfield police assist Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
A Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy requested at 6:29 p.m. that Marshfield police respond to the Saint Joseph’s Hospital ER to perform a legal blood draw on a 48-year-old Rhinelander man. Officers read the man the Informing the Accused form verbatim, and he agreed to a legal blood draw.
A phlebotomist took a blood sample from the man, and it was then sealed and mailed. All necessary paperwork was completed.
Cash goes missing at Third Street residence
A Marshfield woman reported that she was away from her residence on the 300 block of W. Third St. between 10:38 p.m. and 10:41 p.m. with the front door unlocked. Upon her return she noticed that cash that was previously on her bedroom nightstand was missing. She did not know how much money was missing.
The upstairs tenant did not witness or hear anything. There are no suspects.
Tuesday, July 19
Fish finders stolen from vehicles on Blodgett Street
A Marshfield man reported that two fish finders and $10 in change were stolen from two vehicles parked in his driveway on the 800 block of E. Blodgett St. some time between 10:30 p.m. on July 18 and 5 a.m. on July 19. Both vehicles had other items of value that were not taken. There was no visible evidence on the scene, and there are no suspects at this time.
Retail theft reported at Central Avenue store
At 12:53 p.m. a loss prevention officer at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. reported that another loss prevention officer observed a woman concealing various body care items in her purse and then leaving the store without paying for them. Video and pictures of the woman and her vehicle were obtained from the store.
A license plate number of the vehicle the girl was driving did not match the vehicle described by the loss prevention officer as the one he saw her driving. The name associated with that plate also did not match.
Police perform two warrant pickups
Police arrested a 19-year-old man on a valid Chippewa County warrant after officers were investigating a disturbance on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. at 10:21 p.m. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where he was booked. After he could not post the required bond, he was transported to Wood County Jail.
Police took a 19-year-old Marshfield man into custody for a valid Wood County warrant on the 2200 block of S. Maple Ave. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and taken to Wood County Jail.