Weekly police blotter
Wednesday, March 29
Man taken into custody for operating without a valid license
Police took a 26-year-old Marshfield man into custody during a traffic stop on the 1400 block of W. Veterans Parkway for operating without a valid license, second offense. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and released.
Thursday, March 30
Marshfield man’s credit card information used
A Marshfield man reported that on March 29 there were attempted charges to his credit card.
A representative from an online retailer had notified the man of a questionable transaction attempt on his card. The transaction was voided, and no charge on the man’s card was made.
The man then contacted his credit card company, who informed him of four additional charge attempts by unknown suspects. The man’s account was closed, and none of the charges went through. Follow-up will continue.
Scam victim reports theft
A Marshfield woman reported at 6:25 p.m. that she had been contacted via telephone by an unknown man claiming to be with the IRS. The man said the woman was behind on her taxes, and to avoid legal action against her, he instructed her to purchase iTunes gift cards in the amounts of $100 and $25 from Target and provide him the code numbers.
The woman followed the man’s instructions and provided the code numbers from the cards.
Police assisted the woman in contacting iTunes to report the incident. An iTunes representative stated that the codes had already been redeemed.
Dog bites man on Blodgett Street
A Marshfield man reported at 7:47 p.m. that he had been bitten by a dog while walking on the 300 block of W. Blodgett St. The man had gone to the emergency room for treatment of his injuries.
Police attempts to contact the dog’s owner were unsuccessful. The report was passed on to ordinance control for follow-up with the dog owner.
Friday, March 31
Milwaukee woman found possessing 1.9 grams of cocaine
Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on the 300 block of S. Peach Ave. at 7:53 p.m. The odor of burnt marijuana was coming from the vehicle, and police conducted a search.
A 31-year-old Milwaukee woman was found in possession of 1.9 grams of cocaine. The woman was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and then released. Charges were requested through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Woman with Jackson County warrants arrested
A 44-year-old Marshfield woman was arrested at the Marshfield Probation and Parole office due to having three Jackson County warrants. She was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where live scan procedures were performed, and later to Wood County Jail.
Saturday, April 1
Theft by fraud reported
At 3:34 p.m. a Marshfield woman reported theft by fraud perpetrated by an unknown individual she met on Facebook Messenger. The woman was promised a large sum of money if she sent $350 to an account in Ghana. She sent the money to the account and did not receive the large sum in return.
Copies of the money transfer receipt were provided, and the case was sent to the detective bureau for follow-up.
Sunday, April 2
Man arrested, cited for OWI
At 2:36 a.m. police observed a vehicle without a front license plate driving near Oak Avenue and Fourth Street. The driver, a 25-year-old man, was identified by his Wisconsin driver’s license.
The man had the odor of intoxicants coming from him, bloodshot eyes, and stated he had been drinking. He performed standardized field sobriety tests poorly and registered 0.091 on a preliminary breath test.
Police arrested and cited the man for operating while under the influence, first offense. He submitted to a legal blood draw and was then released to a sober adult.
Marshfield man jailed due to probation violation
Police took a 22-year-old Marshfield man into custody following a traffic stop on the 600 block of N. Chestnut Ave. as he was in violation of his probation. Probation and Parole was contacted and placed a hold on the man.
He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and then brought to Wood County Jail.