Weekly police blotter
Tuesday, April 11
Woman taken into custody for OWI
Police took a 27-year-old woman into custody for operating while under the influence (OWI), first offense, following a traffic stop on the 100 block of W. Fourth St. at 2:53 a.m. A green powder substance, syringes, and drug paraphernalia with residue were located in the vehicle. The found items were sent to the crime lab for further testing.
The woman refused a legal blood draw and was released to a sober adult. Charges are pending through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Men argue while dropping off children
At 7:49 a.m. a man reported that while dropping his child off at Grant Elementary School, another man approached him and began yelling and swearing at him for not pulling up far enough in line. When the man tried to drive away, the suspect was partially blocking his path and hit his window. The man gathered the suspect’s license plate information.
Police contacted the suspect, who stated that when he pulled into the school parking lot, the man had stopped approximately 100 feet from the drop-off point with no children in his vehicle. The suspect stated he then parked his vehicle and walked his child into the school. When the suspect came back out, the man’s vehicle was still there, and the man was looking at his phone.
The suspect stated that he went over to the man and asked him to pull forward as there were approximately 25 vehicles behind him waiting to get into the parking lot. As the man began to pull away, he was about to run the suspect’s foot over, and the suspect did hit the man’s window.
Police warned the suspect for his behavior and advised him to contact the school about the parking problems. The man was called and informed of the outcome.
Granton man damages lawn
A Marshfield man reported at 7:32 p.m. that a 21-year-old Granton man damaged his front yard by performing a “burnout.” The Marshfield man stated that he and the Granton man had a recent falling out, and he wanted the Granton man warned for trespassing and to possibly pay for reseeding his lawn.
Police’s initial attempts to contact the Granton man were unsuccessful, but he was to be contacted and informed of the Marshfield man’s wishes.
Wednesday, April 12
Gas drive-off reported at Central Avenue station
An employee of a gas station on the 1300 block of S. Central Ave. reported an unknown man pumped $20 worth of fuel and left without paying for it at 3:08 p.m. The man was aware that he did not pay as employees tried to flag him down. Follow-up will continue.
Dog bites Spencer woman
A Spencer woman reported being bitten by dog while visiting a friend on the 600 block of E. 10th St. at 6:30 p.m. The woman had gone to urgent care at Marshfield Clinic for medical treatment. Pictures of the injury were taken.
Police contacted the owner of the dog and gave the owner paperwork to return to ordinance for follow-up.
Thursday, April 13
Neillsville man issued citation for theft
A loss prevention officer at a store on the 1100 block of W. Upham St. witnessed a 21-year-old Neillsville man conceal two items and exit the store without paying for them at 3:23 p.m. The items were a wire tester and a wire stripper worth a total of $27.98.
Police cited the man for retail theft.
Woman taken into custody for warrant
Police took a 45-year-old Marshfield woman into custody on the 800 block of E. Harrison St. for a valid warrant. She was booked at the Marshfield Police Department, posted bond, and was released with a new court date.
Friday, April 14
Wallet, phone reported missing
A woman reported at 2:04 p.m. that her wallet and phone were missing and possibly stolen earlier in the day from her place of employment on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. Police checked video surveillance footage.
Man with warrants taken into custody
Following a traffic stop, police arrested a 53-year-old man for outstanding Wood County warrants. He was booked at the Marshfield Police Department, issued a citation for operating without a valid license, and then released after he was able to post bond.
Saturday, April 15
Police cite two men for OWI
At 4:15 a.m. near the intersection of Peach Avenue and Second Street, a vehicle struck two mailboxes and a utility pole, which caused the pole to snap in half and the fallen power lines to block the intersection. Police made contact with the driver, a 39-year-old Marshfield man.
The man had red and glossy eyes, poor balance, and somewhat slurred speech. He admitted to consuming alcohol and was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where he performed poorly during standardized field sobriety tests (SFST). A preliminary breath test (PBT) sample was obtained, which resulted with a 0.147.
The man agreed to a voluntary blood draw, which was administered at the Saint Joseph’s Hospital emergency room; stated that he did not have insurance on his vehicle; and said he was reading a text message while driving when he veered off the road. He was issued citations.
At 10:55 p.m. an officer heard and observed a vehicle accelerate rapidly northbound on the 100 block of N. Central Ave., and it appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, and it continued westbound on Blodgett Street. The vehicle then traveled southbound on Oak Avenue at a high rate of speed as if attempting to elude the officer.
The officer activated his squad car’s overhead lights and siren, and the vehicle traveled past a stop sign without stopping and turned westbound on Arnold Street. The vehicle then slowed and stopped on the 200 block of St Joseph Ave.
Police made contact with the driver, a 41-year-old Marshfield man, and he stated that he was racing another vehicle. He had a strong odor of intoxicants coming from him, his eyes appeared bloodshot, and he stated he had been drinking.
The man performed SFST poorly and refused a PBT. He was arrested for OWI, second offense.
When checking the man’s information, police learned that his license had been revoked for a prohibited alcohol concentration. Also, an open beer can in the center cup holder, an open bottle of vodka, and a glass pipe with burnt marijuana residue were located in the vehicle. The man was cited for OWI, operating after revocation (OAR), open intoxicants, and reckless driving.
Sunday, April 16
Marshfield woman violates bond conditions
Police responded at 12:50 a.m. to a report of a 26-year-old Marshfield woman consuming alcohol, which was a violation of her bond conditions, at a bar on the 500 block of N. Central Ave. Police made contact with the woman, and she admitted to consuming intoxicating beverages.
A PBT was performed, and it gave a reading of 0.167. The woman was taken into custody, brought to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures, and later transported to Wood County Jail. A request for charges will be sent to the Wood County DA’s office.
Man flees police
While on patrol at 2:05 a.m., an officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle that then fled for approximately 0.3 miles. The vehicle crashed into a tree near the intersection of Peach Avenue and Fifth Street, and the driver fled on foot.
The man was later arrested at his residence, and marijuana was seized. The man was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and then transported to jail.
Monday, April 17
Wausau man taken into custody for probation hold
Police took a 39-year-old Wausau man into custody following a traffic stop on the 600 block of S. Vine Ave. at 2:42 a.m. for a probation hold. The man had been consuming intoxicants — he had a 0.071 blood alcohol level — and was out past his restricted hours.
The man was turned over to the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office for transport to the Marathon County Jail. He was also cited for OAR.