Weekly Police Blotter
Wednesday, Oct. 29
- At 3:15 p.m. a 47-year-old Marshfield man reported an item of his had been stolen. The man ordered an item from eBay, and FedEx records indicated that they delivered it Oct. 16. The man stated that he never received the item and that someone may have taken it without his permission while he was working on the day FedEx delivered it. Police spoke with other residents of the apartment building on the 100 block of S. Central Ave., but no other information was provided.
- At 3:45 p.m. a 25-year-old Marshfield woman reported receiving phone calls from a female who identified herself as Pamela Armstrong. Armstrong told the 25-year-old that she owed money to a quick loan company from 2011 and that she needed to pay Armstrong or else legal action would be taken. The 25-year-old verified that she did not owe any money. An officer attempted to contact Armstrong but hung up after he was put on hold for a long period of time after identifying himself. Police informed the 25-year-old to block Armstrong’s phone number, gave her an identity theft packet, and informed her to contact her banking institutions due to Armstrong having some of her personal information.
- Marshfield Police assisted a Wausau Police Detective by taking a 30-year-old Wausau male into custody on the 600 block of N. St. Joseph Ave. based on information in regards to an investigation of child abuse. Police took the man into custody at 1:42 p.m. and turned him over to the detective without incident.
Thursday, Oct. 30
- Police conducted a traffic stop at 2:51 p.m. on the 500 block of N. Apple Ave. for a vehicle with a registration violation. During the traffic stop officers arrested a 29-year-old Crystal, Min., man for multiple valid warrants. The man provided a false name while talking to officers, and a charge of Obstructing an Officer will be requested through the Wood County District Attorney’s Office.
- Police responded at 6:45 a.m. to a report of theft. A 75-year-old Marshfield woman reported her wagon was taken without her consent from her yard on the 2200 block of S. Maple Ave. Officers checked the neighborhood and were unable to locate the wagon. The woman was informed to contact the Marshfield Police Department if she found the wagon.
- Police took a 57-year-old Marshfield woman into custody at 6:21 a.m. for Disorderly Conduct – Domestic Abuse after she struck her husband, a 55-year-old Marshfield man, several times after he called her a bad word. Charges will be requested through the District Attorney’s Office.
- Police performed a welfare check on a 48-year-old Marshfield man at 10:26 a.m. on the 200 block of N. Spruce Ave. when Crisis Intervention reported that the man felt unstable. Upon contact the man verified that he was not suicidal, but he requested assistance with his depression and felt Bridgeway at Norwood would be where he could get the assistance he needed. An agent from Wood County Social Services spoke with the man, and she chose to complete the required paperwork to admit the male to Bridgeway. Police provided the man a ride to Norwood.
- Police responded at 8:02 p.m. to a report of a possible theft. In September a 36-year-old Marshfield man moved from a second-floor unit to a first-floor unit in an apartment building on the 300 block of W. Kalsched St. The man’s wife’s purse was in the first apartment before he moved, but he is now unable to locate the purse and believes it may have been stolen. Police contacted a 58-year-old Marshfield woman who had a spare key to the apartment. She denied taking the purse and allowed officers to search her apartment. Officers did not find the purse. No further action was taken.
Friday, Oct. 31
- At 2:38 p.m. a staff member at an assisted living home on the 2800 block of S. Apple Ave. reported that she answered the phone for a resident and received obscene messages. The staff member noted the name and number of the caller. Police attempted to call the number, but it was disconnected.
- Police were dispatched at 10:29 p.m. to assist an ambulance with an unconscious but breathing man on the 400 block of S. Central Ave. Upon arrival police learned that acquaintances of the man put him into a vehicle and left prior to police/ambulance arrival. Police then found the man at the 700 block of S. Central Ave. The man was highly impaired and was transported to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Emergency Room where he was medically cleared. When police originally made contact with the man, they found a package of synthetic cannabinoids in his hand. The package will be sent to the crime lab for testing to determine if the material contains any controlled substances. Charges will then be pursued if appropriate. During the incident police made contact with a separate male and took him into custody on three valid Wisconsin Rapids Warrants. The male was booked and then released after posting the required $379.80 bond.
Saturday, Nov. 1
- Police assisted the Marshfield Fire Department in responding to a report of a small fire in a 54-year-old Marshfield man’s attic on the 1500 block of S. Balboa Ave. The man had been having issues with his circuit breaker in the past few days. Marshfield Fire Department conducted an investigation into the cause of the fire but did not suspect any criminal activity.
Sunday, Nov. 2
- At 2:28 a.m. police observed two female subjects yelling at each other in a large group on the 400 block of S. Central Ave. Officers made contact to stop a potential physical altercation. A 33-year-old Wausau female continued to yell, swear, and threaten officers and the other female involved. Police took the 33-year-old into custody after she refused numerous requests to leave. The 33-year-old became physically resistive, was noncompliant with booking, and was transported to WOSO Jail. Charges were requested through the Wood County District Attorney’s Office.
- Marathon County Sheriff’s Department brought a 55-year-old Wausau male to the Marshfield Police Department at 6:34 p.m. after they had taken him into custody on multiple Marshfield Police Department Warrants. Marathon County had the male medically cleared prior to turning him over to Marshfield Police custody. The male was booked and then transported to Norwood after he stated he felt suicidal and wanted to self-admit to Norwood. Once he is done with treatment at Norwood, staff will contact the Marshfield Police Department, and the male will be taken into custody and transported to the Wood County Jail unless he is able to post the required bond.
- During a traffic stop at 9:23 p.m. on the 500 block of S. Central Ave., police smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the stopped vehicle. Police searched the vehicle and its occupants. Police took the occupants, a 40-year-old Marshfield female and a 22-year-old Marshfield female, into custody for Possession of THC after green plant material consistent with marijuana was given to officers from the 22-year-old and was also found in the 40-year-old’s purse. Police also took the 22-year-old into custody for operating under the influence. The 22-year-old was cited, booked, and released, and a charge of Possession of THC will be requested through the Wood County District Attorney’s Office. The 40-year-old was booked and transported to the Wood County Jail after police learned this was her second offense. A charge of Possession of THC – 2nd Offense will be requested through the Wood County District Attorney’s Office.
Monday, Nov. 3
- Police responded at 3:36 a.m. to a report of a physical altercation taking place on the 600 block of E. 21st St. between a 28-year-old Marshfield woman and a 28-year-old Marshfield man. The man had left by the time officers arrived, but they later found him and took him into custody. The man was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and then released on bond. The incident is still under investigation.
- Police responded at 11:42 a.m. to a report of retail theft that occurred on Oct. 25 at a store on the 500 block of E. Ives St. An item valued at $20 went missing after several female subjects were in the store for a short period of time. The incident is under investigation.
- Police responded at 8:30 a.m. to a report of criminal damage to property. A business’ back garage door had been damaged over the weekend. The door had been bent in on one side. Nothing was missing from the business. Police took photographs of the damage.
Tuesday, Nov. 4
- At 6:48 a.m. a 25-year-old Marshfield man reported that the night before an unknown person or persons entered his unlocked garage on the 400 block of E. 14th St., removed various items valued at $663 without his permission, and let the air out of two tires on his truck, which was inside the garage. There are no suspects at this time, and detectives are investigating the incident.
- At 10:45 a.m. a 28-year-old Marshfield woman reported that there were unauthorized transactions on her bank statements in the form of ATM withdrawals. The withdrawals occurred at three locations, and the complete financial loss was $162. Further investigation is needed, and video of the transactions will be available on Nov. 7. Follow-up will continue.