Weekly Police Blotter
Tuesday, Dec. 9
- The Marshfield Police Department received a hand-written letter from a 61-year-old Marshfield, Minn., woman inquiring about the location of her daughter. The woman had not heard from her daughter since July, and the daughter’s last known address was in Marshfield, Wis. Officers found the daughter’s current phone number, but she would not contact the police.
Wednesday, Dec. 10
- Police performed a welfare check at 3:59 p.m. on a 57-year-old Marshfield woman on the 800 block of E. Harrison St. after she had not been heard from for several days. No one answered the door when officers attempted to make contact. Building management was requested to gain access. The woman was in the residence and was extremely ill. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were requested, and the woman was transported to the Emergency Room (ER) for her medical condition.
- At 7:28 p.m. a 61-year-old Marshfield woman reported there was a 39-year-old Marshfield woman ringing the doorbell and attempting to speak to a male inside her residence on the 500 block of E. 21st St. The 61-year-old said that the 39-year-old had been informed by officers that she was not allowed to make contact at the residence, but that was in February of 2014. Due to the length of time since that warning, enforcement action could not be taken, but police did warn the 39-year-old again that she should not have contact with the 61-year-old. Police also informed the 61-year-old she could seek a restraining order if she felt it necessary.
- At 5:36 p.m. a 26-year-old Athens woman reported $50 had been stolen from her unlocked vehicle while it was parked on the 500 block of E. Fourth St. between 8 and 10 a.m. There are no suspects.
Thursday, Dec. 11
- Police responded at 9:42 a.m. to a report of an attempted burglary on the 100 block of W. Upham St. A store employee reported that someone attempted to gain entry as the business’ rear door lock was damaged. The marks on the lock are consistent with being hit with a hard object. Entry to the building was not gained, and nothing appeared to be missing. There are no suspects.
- At 9:18 a.m. a 29-year-old Marshfield woman called to report ongoing harassment via calls, text messages, and Facebook from her 49-year-old mother and a female Facebook friend. The 29-year-old stated that the two women have been saying inappropriate comments to her and that she no longer wants to have contact with them. Police contacted the 29-year-old’s mother, who stated she would respect her daughter’s wishes, and left a voice message with the other woman. Police instructed the 29-year-old to block individuals writing to her on Facebook.
Friday, Dec. 12
- Police responded at 10:03 a.m. to a report of retail theft on the 1600 block of N. Central Ave. A 30-year-old Marshfield woman concealed a package of light bulbs and proceeded past the last point of purchase without paying for the item. Loss prevention made contact with the woman, and she admitted to not paying for the merchandise. Police identified the woman by her Wisconsin driver’s license and searched her. Nothing else of evidentiary value was located on her person or in her purse. Police issued the woman a citation.
- At 4:17 p.m. a 37-year-old Marshfield man reported that he had been a victim of identity theft. Someone had obtained his Social Security number, mother’s maiden name, and other personal information. The man’s bank had emailed him to confirm a charge to his credit card for the amount of $427.99. The bank stopped the transaction, and the man did not incur any financial loss. The man has taken appropriate steps to monitor his personal information as well as his finances. No further action was taken.
Monday, Dec. 15
- Police performed a welfare check on a 26-year-old Marshfield man on the 1700 block of E. Upham St. at 9:41 a.m. after he had made suicidal statements. Police made contact with the man, and he admitted to making the statements but was doing better. Crisis Intervention was contacted, and they put a safety plan in place. No further action was taken.
- Police responded at 9:59 a.m. to a report of criminal damage to property. A 37-year-old Marshfield woman reported that she had been shopping on the 1100 block of W. Upham St. on Dec. 12 when her vehicle’s rear passenger side window was damaged. Police viewed surveillance video, but the area where the woman’s vehicle was parked was not clearly monitored by cameras. There are no suspects at this time.
- Police responded at 7:31 p.m. to a report of a possible criminal trespass attempt on the 2200 block of S. Maple Ave. A 43-year-old Marshfield woman reported that she heard a noise from the back window in her mobile home and found the window to be open. The window is typically secured from the inside so that it cannot open. At this time the window was secured in the open position with a screw. There were no fingerprints on the window, nor was there evidence that anyone gained entry. Police contacted the mobile home owner, a 56-year-old Marshfield man, and he denied opening the window. An extra police patrol was requested. There are no suspects.
Tuesday, Dec. 16
- Police responded at 8:15 a.m. to a report of a gas drive off from a station on the 1700 block of N. Central Ave. A gas station worker reported that the male suspect told her that he forgot his money but that he would check his vehicle to see if it was in there, and then the suspect drove away. The gas station worker also reported that the suspect had done this in the past but came back to pay a week later after law enforcement made contact with him. The gas station worker called the Marshfield Police Department at 1 p.m. and stated that the suspect came back and paid for the gas. The gas station does not want to press charges on the suspect, but the gas station owner did inform the suspect that he is no longer allowed on the property.
- Wood County Jail requested Marshfield Police Department assistance at 7:17 p.m. to locate and take into custody a 28-year-old Marshfield woman for a violation of her Huber. Officers located the woman and turned her over to a Wood County Sheriff Deputy. No further action was taken.
- Police performed a welfare check at 2:11 p.m. on a 69-year-old Marshfield man on the 1400 block of E. Depot St. after he had made suicidal comments. Upon officer contact the man admitted to the suicidal thoughts and that he had drank 2 liters of vodka during the day. EMS was dispatched and transported the man to the ER for medical clearance. Police contacted Crisis Intervention and informed them of the situation. After the man is medically cleared, the hospital will contact the police department to reassess the man’s condition and determine if a Ch. 51.15 is necessary.