Weekly Police Blotter: July 24-30, 2018
July 18 (From previous week)
Man uses ID to pay for pie
At 9:09 p.m., an employee of a local restaurant called police to report that a 53-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man came in to eat but did not have enough money to pay his bill. He left his identification with staff promising he would return to pay. Multiple attempts to contact the man were made by staff at the restaurant, as well as by officers, with no results. Charges are being sent to Wood County for absconding.
At 3:15 p.m., an employee at a local public pool reported that a woman appeared to be highly intoxicated and was at the pool with her two-year-old daughter. Officers made contact with the woman and were able to call a relative to stay with the woman and her child. Relative stated this was an ongoing issue.
Man arrested for harassing former co-workers
At 9:16 a.m., a local employer called police to report that an ex-employee of his business was calling and threatening staff members. This was not the first time as the man had already been warned for his behavior. Police went to the man’s home and he was arrested for disorderly conduct as well as carrying a firearm while being intoxicated.
License plates stolen
At 5:25 p.m., a 57-year-old Marshfield man reported that he had sold a vehicle legally to a man on July 19. He stated he had removed his license plates from the sold vehicle at the time of the sale and placed them on his workbench in his garage. He noticed after the man left with the vehicle that the license plates were missing. The plates have been listed as stolen at this time.
Sleeping it off
At 9:42, a Marshfield Police officer noticed a vehicle that was shut off but the driver’s door was wide open on the 2000 block of S. Maple Avenue. Once the officer approached the vehicle they observed that the owner of the vehicle was asleep and incoherent. The officer could also see drug paraphernalia in plain sight. The woman was arrested on multiple charges and taken into custody at that time.
A 911 hang up leads to multiple arrests
At 3:04 a.m., an officer was responding to a 911 hang up call. While in the area, he noticed a stolen car. The driver, a 20-year old man, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent. One passenger, a 34-year-old man, was taken to jail on a probation hold, and another passenger, a 25-year-old Eau Claire woman, was booked for possession of methamphetamine. The vehicle was impounded per the Medford Police Department’s request, until the owner could claim it.
Man resists arrest after trespassing on railroad
At 1:25 a.m., a 40-year-old Marshfield man was arrested when he crossed over a stopped train near East Depot Street. The man was warned not to go near the train and would not listen when asked to put his hands behind his back. He was eventually taken into custody. Charges for resisting an officer were requested and he was cited for trespassing.