Weekly police blotter
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Police assist woman with identity protection
A Marshfield woman reported at 11:58 a.m. that she had given her personal information to her ex-boyfriend and was worried he would use it to obtain a loan. When they were together, they obtained a loan under her name through an online lending service and had spent the money. The woman was worried her ex-boyfriend could now obtain a loan without her permission, but this had not yet happened.
Police advised the woman to contact her banks and get an alert placed on her information to prevent the ex-boyfriend from obtaining a loan. No further action was taken.
Attempted computer fraud reported
At 12:59 p.m. a Marshfield man reported that someone attempted to open a U.S. Bank account using his information. The man was alerted to the incident through a credit monitoring service. He had not suffered a financial loss.
The man contacted U.S. Bank, who stated that the person who tried to open the account was from the Dallas area. The man also contacted the major credit bureaus and had alerts placed on his information. Police made a report for the man so the alerts could be extended. No further action was taken.
Thursday, Nov. 17
Two arrested for heroin possession, bail jumping
Police arrested two males, a 27- and a 28-year-old, for possession of heroin following a traffic stop on the 100 block of N. Purdy Ave. at 8:14 a.m. Both subjects were out on bond through Wood County. The 28-year-old also had a valid Marshfield warrant.
The men were transported to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and then taken to Wood County Jail. Charges were requested through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Friday, Nov. 18
Toolbox, gas card stolen from vehicle
A Marshfield man reported that at 7 p.m. he noticed his vehicle’s dome light was on and that an unknown person dressed in dark clothing was standing next to the vehicle on the 200 block of W. 14th St. The man went outside and saw items from his vehicle lying on the ground, and the unknown person fled the area.
A toolbox containing plumbing supplies and a gas card were stolen. The man will contact the issuer of the gas card for more information about it. Investigation will continue.
Man attempts to break into Central Avenue apartment
Police responded at 11:42 p.m. to a report of a man attempting to break into an apartment on the 800 block of S. Central Ave. The man had damaged the apartment door by repeatedly striking it with a fire extinguisher.
The man fled prior to officer arrival, but police located him a short distance away. He admitted to trying to break into the apartment as he was attempting to retrieve property of his that the tenants refused to return.
The man was arrested, booked at the Marshfield Police Department, and then transported to Wood County Jail. Probation and Parole placed a hold on the man. Multiple charges are being requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
Sunday, Nov. 20
Wisconsin Rapids woman with warrant taken into custody
Following a traffic stop at 12:13 p.m., police took a 49-year-old Wisconsin Rapids woman into custody for a valid Wisconsin Rapids warrant. She was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures, posted bond, and was released.
Monday, Nov. 21
Man reports computer scam
At 6:47 p.m. a Marshfield man reported a possible computer scam. The man said he had been communicating with a female through a dating website and that he had exchanged explicit text messages with her.
He later received a call from someone who identified himself as the father of the female and said that she was only 16. The caller then asked for the Marshfield man to send money, or else he would call the police.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
Marshfield man arrested for retail theft, probation hold
Police responded to a report that a 27-year-old Marshfield man stole several items from a store on the 600 block of N. Central Ave. on Nov. 20. The suspect was arrested and then taken to Wood County Jail for a probation hold.
A request for charges will be filed with the Wood County DA’s office. The suspect was advised that he was no longer allowed at any branches of the store.
Man cited for OWI
While on routine patrol at 1:26 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed near the intersection of Peach Avenue and Fourth Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop and then made contact with the driver, a 37-year-old man.
The officer could smell the odor of intoxicants coming from inside the vehicle. When asked, the man said he had “a few,” which was verified as two beers.
The man agreed to standardized field sobriety tests and performed them poorly. He also had a preliminary breath test result of 0.143.
A legal blood draw, which the man agreed to, was performed at the Saint Joseph’s Hospital emergency room. The man was then transported to a friend’s house, released to a responsible party, and issued a citation and warning for operating while under the influence.
Police perform two warrant pickups
Police took a 24-year-old woman into custody on the 400 block of N. Central Ave. during a traffic stop at 10:34 p.m. for a valid Marathon County warrant, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of methamphetamine. She was also out on felony bond and was placed on a probation hold. She was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and then transported to jail.
Police arrested a 22-year-old Marshfield man on the 2200 block of S. Maple Ave. for a valid body only Marshfield warrant. He was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and then transported to Wood County Jail by a Wood County sheriff’s deputy.