Weekly police blotter
Saturday, Oct. 14
Marshfield man uses credit cards without consent
A Marshfield woman reported that a 19-year-old Marshfield man had made several unauthorized purchases on her credit cards between Oct. 3 and Oct. 13. The purchases had a total value of $630.70.
The man admitted to using the cards without the woman’s consent, was brought to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and later released. A request for charges will be sent to the Wood County district attorney’s office.
OWI, possession, bail jumping charges requested for Chili woman
Police responded at 2 p.m. to report of a vehicle driving erratically. Police located the vehicle on the 1000 block of N. Central Ave. and conducted a traffic stop.
As a result of the stop, police arrested a 41-year-old Chili woman for operating while under the influence, third offense; possession of THC; possession of drug paraphernalia; and two counts of bail jumping. The woman was transported to the Marshfield Medical Center for a legal blood draw and then to the Marshfield Police Department for booking.
She was later released to a responsible party. Charges will be forwarded to the Wood County DA’s office.
Sunday, Oct. 15
Marathon Street home broken into
A Marshfield woman reported she believed her residence on the 400 block of Marathon Street was broken into at an unknown date and time. Over the last several weeks the woman had noticed a number of items, including three rings and a pill bottle, were missing. Investigation will follow.
Monday, Oct. 16
Purse reported stolen from vehicle on Blodgett Street
A Marshfield woman reported that her purse had been stolen from her vehicle while it was parked on the 200 block of W. Blodgett St. between 10:38 a.m. and 10 50 a.m. The woman had left her vehicle unlocked briefly, and when she returned, her purse and its contents, including $20, her driver’s license, bank card, and checkbook, were gone.
The woman did not see anyone around, and there were no surveillance cameras in the area pointed toward her vehicle.
The woman canceled her credit card and informed her bank of the theft. There are no suspects at this time.
Marshfield man taken into custody
Police took a 31-year-old Marshfield man into custody at the Marshfield Police Department for a failure to appear warrant. After the booking process, the man was transported to Wood County Jail.
Tuesday, Oct. 17
Handicap permit reported missing
A Marshfield woman reported losing her handicap permit in a parking lot of a facility on the 600 block of S. Cedar Ave. on Oct. 15. The woman dropped the permit while walking and did not notice it was gone until later in the day. When she later returned to look for the permit, she could not find it, and no one else at the facility had turned it in.
Police checked the area and informed the facility’s groundskeeper of the missing item. The woman will contact the DMV to obtain a replacement permit.
Marshfield woman slapped by roommate
A Marshfield woman reported that on the evening of Oct. 16, she was slapped by her 18-year-old roommate. A witness and the suspect confirmed the victim’s report.
The roommate came into the Marshfield Police Department and was booked for disorderly conduct – domestic, posted bond, and was released. Charges will be referred to the Wood County DA’s office.
Vehicle window smashed
A Marshfield woman reported that some time between 10 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 17, the driver side window of her vehicle was smashed. There was nothing within the vicinity that was clearly used to smash the window. All items remained within the vehicle.
There were no witnesses to the damage. The woman stated a possible suspect was her 31-year-old estranged boyfriend as they had a verbal dispute and he had left rather upset.
Attempts to contact the man have been unsuccessful. The woman will contact her renters insurance and auto insurance companies. The investigation is ongoing.
Wednesday, Oct. 18
Mailbox on Harrison Street damaged
A Marshfield man reported that his mailbox on the 100 block of W. Harrison St. was damaged some time between 11 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 7:57 a.m. on Oct. 18. There were no visible tire marks in the grass to believe that the mailbox was hit by a vehicle. There are no suspects at this time.
Stratford woman reports scam
A Stratford woman reported that on Oct.18 she had provided two codes for two iTunes gift cards totaling a value of $200. She explained that a woman claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service had told her that the IRS had issued a warrant for her arrest and that they needed iTunes gift card codes to satisfy the warrant amount.
Officers advised the woman that this was a scam.
Thursday, Oct. 19
Woman steals checks from Marshfield business
A Stratford woman reported that some time between Sept. 18 and Sept. 19 a 37-year-old woman stole three checks from a Marshfield business. The woman then wrote those checks out to herself and cashed them. The investigation will continue.
Nephew reportedly takes uncle’s $300
A Marshfield man reported that some time between 6 a.m. on Sept. 18 and 10 p.m. on Sept. 19, his 34-year-old nephew stole $300 in cash from his residence. The man said that he confronted his nephew, who stated, “I will pay you back.”
Officers were not able to make contact with the nephew but will continue attempting to reach him.
Marshfield man’s vehicle keyed
A Marshfield man reported finding small scratches on vehicle, which appeared to be done from a key. The incident occurred some time between Oct. 4 and Oct. 8 while the vehicle was on the 2300 block of W. Fifth St. Photos of the damage were taken, and follow-up will continue.
Suspicious activity reported on Chestnut Avenue
Two employees of a business located on the 300 block of S. Chestnut Ave. reported that at 11 a.m. on Oct. 15 they noticed someone had thrown glass under employees’ cars.
They believed that it may have been done by disgruntled employees. The staff requested extra patrol in the alley near the property.
Ex-girlfriend does not return dog
Police met with a Marshfield man regarding assistance with a possible civil issue. The man stated his ex-girlfriend asked to take his dog on Oct. 15 with the agreement that she would return the dog on Oct. 16. The man agreed, but the dog had not been returned.
Officers were unable to contact the woman initially but will continue trying.
Police assist injured owl
Police responded at 7:36 a.m. to a report of an injured owl on the road on the 1600 block of S. Felker Ave. Officers managed to capture the owl and safely transport it to the Marshfield Police Department.
Police then arranged the owl’s transport to Wausau, where the Raptor Education Group took possession of it.
Marshfield officers extinguish fire
At 4:16 p.m. a Marshfield woman reported a fire at a residence on the 1300 block of E. 29th St. She stated that she tried to knock on the door to notify the homeowner of the fire without success. The woman stated that the flames were almost touching the eaves of the house when she knocked.
As officers arrived on the scene, there was a small fire at the bottom of the residence they were able to put out with the fire extinguisher.
Friday, Oct. 20
Marshfield woman receives threatening text message
A Marshfield woman reported at 12:47 a.m. that she had received a threatening text message from a 28-year-old Marshfield woman. The woman also expressed concerns about possible drug activity in which the 28-year-old may be involved.
Due to the time of the call, the suspect was not contacted. The case was forwarded to drug detectives for further investigation.
Saturday, Oct. 21
THC found at Marshfield business
Staff at a Marshfield business located on the 600 block of N. Central Ave. contacted police at 10:51 a.m. after a customer found a plastic sandwich bag containing a green plant material in front of a checkout counter.
The plant material was weighed in the bag and had a total of 4 grams. The contents later tested positive for THC. Management of the business had been asked to review video to identify the individual who left the THC.
Appleton, Marshfield men arrested during gun purchase
While investigating a gun purchase near the intersection of 14th Street and Adams Avenue at 10:52 a.m., Marshfield police officers arrested a 27-year-old Marshfield male and a 28-year-old Appleton male on various charges. The Appleton man was taken into custody for a probation hold, and the Marshfield man was arrested for possession of THC and drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, felony possession of a firearm, a Marathon County Sheriff’s Office warrant, and a probation hold.
An electronic control device was used in the apprehension of the Marshfield man. He was brought to the hospital for medical clearance.
Both men were later booked at the Marshfield Police Department and then taken to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office jail.
License plates stolen
A Marshfield man reported that some time between Sept. 19 and Oct. 21 the license plates were stolen off his truck from his home on the 200 block of S. Columbus Court. Marshfield police canvassed the neighborhood but did not find the plates. There are no suspects at this time.