Weekly Police Blotter: July 31-Aug. 6, 2018
A Craigslist scam
At 8:02 a.m., a 33-year-old Marshfield man reported that he had seen his deceased brother’s home for rent on Craigslist. The home had just sold the day prior and the listing was not under the new owners names. The scammers had listed the home for rent stating that they would be living out of the country for a few years. The police informed the man that this is a common scam used on Craigslist and to cease any contact with the scammers. The police officer made contact with the person placing the ad and requested they remove the ad, and the scammer hung up on the officer.
Somethings aren’t meant to be shared
At 9:44 a.m., a 17-year-old Marshfield female reported to officers that late the night before, a 28-year-old Wausau man had sent her unwanted photos of his genitals.
Man arrested following traffic stop
At 8:07 p.m., a Marshfield police officer pulled over a 23-year-old Arpin man. The man was taken into custody for multiple offenses including possession of an illegally obtained prescription medication and controlled substance. Charges are being requested through Wood County.
Drunk & Disorderly
At 7:15 p.m., a 28-year-old Marshfield man was taken into custody after he was seen walking down Central Avenue, pulling on the doors of closed businesses. The man was very intoxicated and was eventually transported to the Wood County Jail for his aggressive, intoxicated behaviors.
At 1:52 a.m., a Marshfield man contacted police after seeing a vehicle drive onto the UW-Marshfield/Wood County soccer fields. Large ruts were left throughout the field. Police were able to locate the vehicle and a 19-year-old Abbotsford man admitted to driving onto the field to see the deer that were in the area. Information for a damage appraisal was sent to the UW.
Open 911 call leads to multiple arrests
At 5 p.m., an officer responded to an open line 911 call where multiple people were overheard having a loud verbal argument. Upon arriving on the scene, the office made multiple arrests. A 26-year-old Marshfield woman was arrested for domestic battery and a 30-year-old Marshfield man was arrested for OWI-first offense.
Thief dances away with money
At 11:06 a.m., a local dance studio owner contacted police to report that, sometime between Aug. 3-5, someone had broken into their business and stolen $350 cash. No other items were reported missing. There are no suspects at this time.