Weekly police blotter
Wednesday, Sept. 21
Marshfield man violates court order
At 3:46 p.m. a woman reported receiving a Facebook message from a 25-year-old Marshfield man, which was a violation of a court order. Police took a photo of the message, and charges are being requested through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Loyal man with warrant taken into custody
Police took a 20-year-old Loyal man into custody on the 600 block of St Joseph Ave. for a valid body only Richland County warrant. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and then to Wood County Jail.
Thursday, Sept. 22
Man arrested for bail jumping
Police responded at 2:41 p.m. to a report of a man and a woman fighting on the sidewalk on the 100 block of N. Central Ave. Officers knew the man, who was out on bond, from past contacts.
While checking the bond conditions, police found that the man was required to maintain absolute sobriety. Officers could smell the odor of intoxicants on the man’s breath. He admitted to drinking and registered 0.269 on a preliminary breath test.
The man was arrested for bail jumping, taken to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures, and then transported to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office jail.
Unknown male makes vulgar comments on business’ communication system
A manager of a business on the 100 block of N. Central Ave. called police at 7:58 p.m. after an unknown male began talking and using vulgar language on the business’ radio communication system. Officers and staff checked the area but did not locate anyone.
The manager reported that the business had changed its radio frequency after a similar incident involving what she believed to be the same male voice. There are no suspects at this time.
Women obstruct officers during vehicle theft investigation
Officers went to an apartment on the 800 block of S. Central Ave. at 11:19 p.m. after receiving information that a motor vehicle theft suspect was there. While knocking on the door, officers could hear a baby crying inside the apartment, but no one would answer the door.
Police called a 25-year-old Marshfield woman — the mother of the baby and renter of the apartment — who said she was not home and that a babysitter was present. The mother would not allow the babysitter to answer the door and would not provide the babysitter’s name or phone number. She also denied that the suspect was at the apartment.
A female inside the apartment spoke through the door and said she was the babysitter but would not provide identification.
The mother did eventually open the door and provided access to the suspect, a 25-year-old Stratford man. Police took the man into custody for motor vehicle theft. The mother will be charged with obstructing an officer and bail jumping. The alleged babysitter, a 21-year-old Marshfield woman, was arrested for obstructing and bail jumping and was taken to Wood County Jail.
Marshfield man arrested for violating probation
Police received a report at 11:58 p.m. that a 26-year-old Marshfield man, who had a probation condition restricting him from being in an establishment that sells alcohol, was in a bar on the 300 block of N. Central Ave.
After Wood County Dispatch confirmed the rules of the man’s probation, police made contact with the man at the bar and took him into custody for the probation violation. He was transported to Wood County Jail.
Friday, Sept. 23
Suspicious activity reported at Central Avenue business
An unknown man was observed on security footage dumping several large, commercial-grade plastic bags of what police believed to be orange juice down the drain at a business on the 1500 block of S. Central Ave. at 3:30 a.m. The business wished for the man to be identified and asked to stop dumping things there without permission.
The business was advised to contact police again if the man returns. Police checked several nearby businesses that might use the same type of bags the man had, but the man has not been identified.
Man taken into custody for probation hold
Police took a 30-year-old Marshfield man into custody on the 300 block of S. Peach Ave. for a probation hold. He was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and then transported to Wood County Jail.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Gas drive-off suspect at large
Staff at a gas station on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. witnessed a gas drive-off at 4:50 p.m. on Sept. 23. Numerous attempts to contact the suspect — from known license plate information — have been unsuccessful.
Police to investigate altercation
Police responded at 1:16 a.m. to a report of a fight on the 400 block of S. Central Ave. Officers arrived and found that multiple people were involved. One man was transported to Saint Joseph’s Hospital after being unconscious with a laceration to his head. Attempts to identify involved parties are being completed as the suspects left the scene before police arrived.
Marshfield K-9 unit assists Stratford police
At 9:09 p.m. Marathon County Dispatch requested the assistance of the Marshfield Police Department K-9 team for a vehicle sniff. The K-9 team met with an officer from the Stratford Police Department near the intersection of Elm Street and State Highway 97 in Stratford.
K-9 Steffi indicated to the odor of narcotics emitting from the vehicle. The Stratford officer and a Marshfield officer searched the vehicle and located a green plant material consistent with marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and tin foil with burn marks on side and residue on the other. The residue was believed to be heroin.
The Stratford officer arrested a 22-year-old Marshfield man.
Sunday, Sept. 25
Cellphone goes missing at Central Avenue store
A Marshfield woman reported that her cellphone was in her purse while at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. between 3:40 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 22, but when she went to work afterward, the phone was missing. The woman was unsure if she lost the phone or if someone possibly removed it from her purse.
The woman had contacted the store several times to see if the phone had been turned in to lost-and-found, but it had not. Police reviewed security camera footage and were unable to determine what may have happened to the phone.
The woman was advised of the results of the investigation, and she will send the police report to her service provider for a replacement phone.
Monday, Sept. 26
Woman resists arrest
Police took a 27-year-old woman into custody on the 1400 block of W. Veterans Parkway at 6:26 p.m. for a valid Department of Corrections warrant. The woman was resistive with officers and attempted to batter an officer.
She was taken to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and later transported and released to Wood County Jail. Charges of resisting an officer along with battery to an officer will be sought through the Wood County DA’s office.
Fall Creek man reported for harassing Marshfield woman
At 10:13 p.m. a Marshfield woman reported receiving unwanted text messages from a Fall Creek man. The woman said she regularly has contact with the man, but recently his text messages have contained unwanted sexual advances.
She stated that she felt harassed by the man, and she was given resources to pursue a restraining order. Contact was attempted with the man to warn him for his behavior.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
Man taken into custody for operating a vehicle while revoked
Police took a 30-year-old Marshfield man into custody following a traffic stop on the 1800 block of N. Central Ave. for operating while revoked, operating while under the influence-related. The man was issued a citation for violation of license restrictions, transported to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and released.