Weekly Police Blotter: March 13-20, 2018
Son causes damage in home
A 51-year-old Marshfield woman reported that her 22-year-old son punched holes in the drywall causing her to fear for her safety. Upon completing an investigation, the man was taken into custody, booked, and transported to the Wood County Jail. Charges for criminal damage and misdemeanor bail jumping are being requested through the Wood County District Attorney’s Office. Probation and parole placed a hold on the 22-year-old.
Debit card found in ATM
At 8:25 p.m., a 37-year-old Marshfield man found a Visa debit card in an ATM at a Marshfield credit union. Marshfield police are trying to reach the owner of the card.
Disturbance leads to possible marijuana garden
Staff at a Marshfield downtown business reported a disturbance between a male and female in an upstairs apartment. Officers then found items in the apartment consistent with an indoor marijuana garden and retained the items as evidence. A 20-year-old Marshfield man and 21-year-old Marshfield woman were taken into custody.
Neillsville woman arrested on drug charges
At 2:11 a.m., a Marshfield officer performed a stop on a black Chevrolet truck after observing its occupants running from a closed business on South Central Avenue. K-9 Steffi was used to perform an exterior vehicle check and alerted officers to a controlled substance. A 24-year-old Neillsville woman was arrested for possession of THC and drug paraphernalia. Charges are being requested through the Wood County District Attorney’s office.
Facebook posts lead to welfare check
At 9:05 a.m., Marshfield officers were requested to conduct a welfare check on a 65-year-old Marshfield man, after he posted concerning messages on Facebook. Officers made contact with the help of the man’s daughter. The man stated that his posts were meant to inform people that he was getting off Facebook and stated that he had no desire to harm himself. He also told police that his daughter would be spending the remainder of the day with him.
Marshfield woman reports possible scam
At 4:55 p.m., a 53-year-old Marshfield woman reported a possible Facebook scam, stating that while she was on Facebook she received a message saying that she had a virus and not to turn off the computer. The message had a phone number, which she called, and the man claimed to be a Microsoft partner. The man said that she had been hacked and requested money for anti-virus protection. She initially provided a check and later cancelled that check. The woman stated that she wanted this reported, so it doesn’t happen to others.
Marshfield man cited for barking dog
Marshfield police received a complaint of a dog barking on South Cherry Avenue on March 17 at 10:14 p.m. Officers attempted to make contact with the dog’s owner. A second complaint was received on March 18. The caller stated that the dog was barking all night. An attempt to contact the owner, again, was unsuccessful. Officers then witnessed that dog barking and the dog chained outside. A 25-year-old Marshfield man was cited with excessive noise/animals.
Point man cited for OWI
At 2:43 a.m., a Marshfield officer observed a vehicle pull from a Marshfield convenience store parking lot, making a very wide right hand turn. Due to the wide turn, the vehicle crossed over the center line and entered the oncoming lane. The driver then attempted to stop for a red light and ended up parked on the railroad tracks. The driver, a 26-year-old Point man, was stopped. After observing several indications of alcohol consumption, the man performed poorly on field sobriety tests. The man reportedly admitted to drinking five beers. He denied a legal blood draw and was cited for OWI.
Traffic stop leads to drug charges
At 2:48 a.m., Marshfield officers performed a traffic stop on the 600 block of West Arnold Street. The odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle and a search was conducted. An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old male were arrested for possession of THC and drug paraphernalia. The males were booked and released. Charges are being requested through the Wood County District Attorney’s office.
Downstairs tenant cited for disorderly conduct
A 30-year-old Marshfield man reported that the tenant in the apartment below his had made verbal threats. A short time later, the man in the lower apartment, a 62-year-old Marshfield man, called 911 stating that he was being threatened. When officers arrived, they witnessed the 62-year-old outside yelling at the 30-year-old, who was working on his vehicle. After an investigation, the 62-year-old was cited for disorderly conduct.
Marshfield department store reports panhandlers
Marshfield police were contacted in reference to a man and a woman panhandling on March 15-19 at a Marshfield department store. The male had been asked to leave the property. Store staff requested that the pair be removed for trespassing.