Weekly police blotter
Wednesday, Jan. 7
Woman arrested following physical altercation
Police arrested a 48-year-old Marshfield female on the 300 block of W. Fourth St. at 1:15 p.m. following a physical altercation with a 27-year-old female that resides with her. The 27-year-old sustained several scratches to her chin and neck area.
During the investigation police learned that the 48-year-old was out on misdemeanor bond for a pending Wood County case. Police transported the 48-year-old to Wood County Jail.
Charges are being forwarded to the Wood County District Attorney’s office for Domestic Battery and Misdemeanor Bail Jumping.
Stratford man reports hit-and-run
A 67-year-old Stratford male reported that his vehicle had been struck, presumably by another vehicle, while parked on the 800 block of W. 14th St. between 3 and 4 p.m.
Police provided the man a self-accident report. There are no suspects at this time.
Easter comes early for 50-year-old Marshfield man
Police responded at 3:55 p.m. to a report of found property on the 1000 block of W. 17th St. A 50-year-old Marshfield man reported that a 6-foot wooden Easter bunny, 3-foot wooden Easter egg, a metal snow shovel, and plastic compost bin had been left in his front yard over the past few days.
The man did not know who owned the items or who left them on his property. Police logged the items and placed them into impound.
Marshfield man alerted to identity theft while applying for credit card
At 4:23 p.m. a 20-year-old Marshfield man reported he had been the victim of identity theft. The man applied for a credit card through his bank, and when the bank checked his financial account, there was an outstanding claim from a collection agency for an unpaid bill through Alliant Energy in Sheboygan, Wis.
Contact was made with Alliant Energy, and the man’s previous name, Social Security number, and his father’s date of birth were used on the account. The man suspects his biological father used his name and Social Security number without his permission.
Graffiti on storage building on Fifth Street
At 4:26 p.m. a 31-year-old Marshfield man reported damage to his storage building on the 2200 block of E. Fifth St. Written in marker on the building’s siding were two swastikas and the words, “KILL OBAMA NOW.” There are no suspects. No other buildings in the area incurred damage.
Marshfield woman reports suspicious activity near her vehicle
At 5:59 p.m. a 27-year-old Marshfield woman reported that she had observed a man standing by her vehicle, looking into the rear seat area, and possibly trying to gain entry on the 100 block of N. Central Ave.
When the woman confronted the man and asked him what he was doing, the man replied that he thought it was someone else’s vehicle. There was no damage to the vehicle or entry made.
Police will contact the man at a later date.
Thursday, Jan. 8
Police respond to unruly Norwood patient
Staff from Norwood Health Facility requested police assistance at 10:23 a.m. with a male patient that was out of control and making threats to harm them. The man also damaged a picture frame. The man calmed down upon officer arrival, and it was determined that he would remain at the facility. Similar behaviors from the man have occurred in the past.
Charges will be referred to the District Attorney’s office for Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Damage. When the man is released from secure detention, police will formally book him.
Marshfield Police assist Clark County Sheriffs with emergency detention
The Clark County Sheriff’s Department requested Marshfield Police Department assistance at 3:58 p.m. with transporting a 24-year-old Owen woman to Norwood Health Facility. Officers took the woman into custody at St. Joseph’s Hospital and transported her to Norwood without incident.
Friday, Jan. 9
A bump in the night: Possible criminal damage to property on 17th Street
Police responded at 6:13 a.m. to a possible criminal damage complaint. A man and his two sons reported hearing a loud bang at their residence on the 800 block of W. 17th St. They then found their door open with damage to the door frame as if the door had been kicked in. One son said damage to the door might have been an accident from a prior event and that wind blowing the door open could have caused the noise.
No one saw anybody leaving the scene or had an idea of who could have done it. There are no suspects at this time.
Saturday, Jan. 10
Pants-less child found and returned home, Human Services contacted
A Marshfield couple found a 5-year-old boy at the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Palmetto Avenue wearing only a diaper, shoes, and a shirt at 1:02 a.m. and brought the child to the Marshfield Police Department. An officer found the child’s home and returned him there. Human Services were contacted.
Sunday, Jan. 11
46-year-old man arrested and cited for multiple offenses following traffic stop
At 12:01 a.m. an officer observed a driver fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of East Blodgett Street and North Central Avenue. The officer conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver, a 46-year-old Marshfield man, by his Wisconsin ID, who stated that he drank three beers at a bar on Central. The man’s license was revoked, Operating While Under the Influence (OWI)-related; had a Wood County warrant; was required to have an ignition interlock device (IID) but did not; could not have an alcohol concentration above .02 percent; or be in an establishment that sells alcohol.
The officer smelled the odor of an intoxicating beverage while speaking with the man. The man refused field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for operating while revoked, OWI-related; OWI second offense; a Wood County warrant; and two bail jumping charges. The man was also cited for failure to stop and for a license restriction violation due to the vehicle he was operating did not have an IID.
The man refused a blood draw. Police later applied for and were granted a search warrant to draw blood. The blood draw was conducted.
Monday, Jan. 12
Runaway 17-year-old boy
At 11:34 a.m. a 47-year-old Marshfield woman reported that her 17-year-old son left their residence on the 2100 block of Marathon St. between 1 and 6 a.m. without notifying anyone. The juvenile did not report to school.
The woman completed a missing person certification, which was faxed to dispatch. The juvenile was entered into the National Crime Information Center’s database as a runaway.
Tire slashed on Pine Avenue
A 20-year-old Marshfield woman reported that while she was at parenting classes on the 600 block of N. Pine Ave. between 6 and 8:15 p.m. with her friend, a 19-year-old Marshfield woman, her passenger side rear tire was slashed.
The 20-year-old suspects a 20-year-old Marshfield male, who is the ex-boyfriend of the 19-year-old. The male had been escorted out of the parenting class by security due to being disorderly.
Tuesday, Jan. 13
Citizen observes hit-and-run accident, records license plate numbers of both vehicles
A 51-year-old Marshfield woman reported witnessing a hit and run in a parking lot on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. at 8:10 p.m. The woman obtained the license plate numbers of both the striking and victim vehicles.
Police could not contact the victim this night but will follow up at a later date. Marshfield Police requested Wood County Sheriffs check a rural address for the suspect vehicle to assess for damage.
Stratford man reports possible illegal possession of a firearm
At 5:21 p.m. a 52-year-old Stratford man reported that when he helped his stepdaughter move out of a residence on the 400 block of E. 25th St. he noticed two pistols in a kitchen drawer. The man was unsure if the pistols were firearms or airsoft guns but was concerned due to a 19-year-old male living at the residence that is a convicted felon and is unable to possess a firearm. Police will follow up to determine if there is illegal possession of a firearm.