Weekly Police Blotter
Saturday, Jan. 17
Police arrest man for probation violation following disturbance
Police arrested a 54-year-old Marshfield man for a probation violation after being involved in a disturbance on the 600 block of N. Weber Ave. at 12:15 a.m. The man violated his probation by consuming alcohol, and he registered a 0.143 on a preliminary breath test (PBT).
The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and later to Marathon County Jail. The man also had a questionable pain medication on his person that police seized and placed into evidence until they verify a prescription.
Wednesday, Jan. 21
Marshfield woman receives obscene phone calls
At 12:25 p.m. a 47-year-old Marshfield woman reported receiving obscene phone calls at work from an unknown male who claimed that he was her husband. During one of the calls the man called the woman a vulgar name. There are no suspects.
Thursday, Jan. 22
Marshfield man reports month-long telephone abuse
At 3:41 p.m. a 48-year-old Marshfield man reported receiving over 20 unwanted phone calls per day for over a month from a 52-year-old Marshfield man asking for personal information. Police are attempting to contact the 52-year-old.
Vehicle missing since November 2014, reported stolen
An employee from a dealership on the 2700 block of S. Maple Ave. reported that a blue 2005 Chevrolet Impala has been missing since November 2014. No one at the dealership has a record of anyone currently using the vehicle. It is believed to be stolen.
The employee stated he has exhausted every possible option as to where the vehicle could be. Police listed the vehicle as stolen through the National Crime Information Center.
Friday, Jan. 23
Woman’s laundry stolen
A 19-year-old Marshfield woman came into the Marshfield Police Department at 3:29 p.m. to report that her laundry had been stolen on Jan. 16 from a launderette on the 100 block of W. 14th St. The woman had viewed security footage, which she stated showed two males taking her laundry perhaps by accident. The woman did not recognize the two males. The woman had been advised to wait to report the issue to see if the males returned the laundry, but they had not.
Retail theft reported at store on Central Avenue
Police responded at 5:49 p.m. to a report of retail theft at a store on the 2000 block N. Central Ave. Police met with a loss prevention officer who had the suspect on video walking past the last point of sale without paying for various items worth a total of $425.48. A request for charges would be sent to the Marathon County District Attorney’s Office for Retail Theft.
Saturday, Jan. 24
Police apprehend Marshfield man for violating probation
At 2:14 a.m. a 26-year-old Marshfield man was observed walking toward a tavern on the 500 block of S. Central Ave. Marshfield Dispatch ran a person check on the man, and he was on probation. The probation required that the man maintain absolute sobriety and not enter any taverns.
Officers checked and located the man inside the tavern. The man was intoxicated and registered a reading of 0.18 with a PBT.
Marshfield Dispatch contacted the Probation and Parole after hours line, and a probation hold was placed on the man. Officers transported the man to the Marshfield Police Department, booked him, and took him to Wood County Jail.
Woman arrested for OWI at 2:09 p.m.
An anonymous caller advised police that a 27-year-old Marshfield woman was leaving a restaurant on the 500 block of S. Central Ave. that was too drunk to drive. The caller provided a vehicle description and license plate number.
An officer located the vehicle at the intersection of Peach Avenue and Jefferson Street and observed the female driver. While driving northbound on Peach, the vehicle swerved sharply toward the center line. The driver turned to head eastbound on Kalsched Street, and midblock the woman turned on her right blinker, indicating she was going to turn onto a road that leads from one trailer park to another. She missed her turn and kept driving straight.
The officer stopped the woman and while talking to her smelled a strong odor of intoxicants coming from her person. She also had bloodshot and glossy eyes, slurred speech, and lethargic movements. The woman performed poorly on field sobriety tests, and she was 0.185 on PBT.
Police arrested the woman and issued her a citation for Operating While under the Influence (OWI) at 2:09 p.m. The woman consented to a blood draw. Once the blood draw was complete, police released her to a responsible adult.
Sunday, Jan. 25
Police issue Marshfield man citation for OWI
While stopped at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Adler Road at 1:52 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle traveling westbound on Adler Road at a high rate of speed. The officer used a hand-held radar unit, which gave a clear audible tone and showed the vehicle to be traveling 35 miles per hour in a 25 MPH speed zone. The officer stopped the vehicle and identified the driver, a 51-year-old Marshfield man, by his Wisconsin driver’s license.
During the stop the man had bloodshot and glossy eyes and admitted to consuming alcohol. The man performed a field sobriety test poorly and gave a PBT of 0.194. The man was issued a citation for OWI.
Police resolve domestic dispute
Police responded at 6:25 p.m. to a dispute between adults on the 2200 block of S. Maple Ave. A 26-year-old Marshfield woman stated that she had gotten into a verbal argument with a 27-year-old Marshfield man, with whom she has children, and that she wanted police to inform him that he is no longer welcome at her residence.
Police contacted the man and advised him to not have contact with the woman and to avoid the residence unless contact was needed to facilitate a child exchange. The man agreed he would not contact the woman or visit her residence unless it involved the children. No further action was taken.
After anonymous tip, police arrest man with Nekoosa warrant
Police received an anonymous tip that a man with a valid Nekoosa warrant was at a club on the 400 block of S. Central Ave. Officers arrested the man, transported him to the Marshfield Police Department for booking, and then released him after he posted the required bond.
Monday, Jan. 26
Police respond to dispute over ring
At 8:33 a.m. a 36-year-old Marshfield man reported receiving harassing text messages from a 29-year-old Marshfield woman. The woman accused the man of stealing a ring from her 48-year-old boyfriend. The 36-year-old did possess a ring that allegedly matched the one that was stolen, but he denied stealing it and stated that he had purchased it from a pawn shop in Wausau.
The 36-year-old agreed to turn the ring over to the 48-year-old, who stated that he would not pursue charges and only wanted the ring returned. The 36-year-old turned over the ring.
Items stolen from vehicle on Washington Avenue
A 44-year-old Marshfield man reported a bag containing hand tools and a spotlight were stolen from one of his unlocked vehicles between 10 p.m. on Jan. 25 and 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 26 while it was parked in a driveway on the 1600 block of S. Washington Ave. The dome light was on in another one of his vehicles, but nothing was missing in that vehicle. There are no suspects.
Items stolen from two vehicles on Palmetto Avenue
Police received two reports of items stolen from unlocked vehicles on the 1600 block of S. Palmetto Ave.
At 5:18 p.m. a 43-year-old Marshfield man reported that someone had entered his vehicle and stole a ring, a rescue knife, and three USB drives that were in the center console.
At 6:36 p.m. a 28-year-old Marshfield man came into the Marshfield Police Department to report a phone adapter cord, five specialty lug nuts, and four strut mount bearings were taken from his vehicle. The vehicle did not sustain any damage.
Police took DNA swabs on areas the suspect had to touch to remove items. Attempts to dust for fingerprints were unsuccessful. There are no suspects at this time. An extra patrol was requested.
Tuesday, Jan. 27
Bowling equipment goes missing
A 16-year-old Marshfield male reported that a bowling ball bag that contained three bowling balls and a pair of bowling shoes was stolen on the 1400 block of S. Washington Ave. between 9 p.m. on Jan. 26 and 8 a.m. on Jan. 27.
The 16-year-old placed the bag near the edge of the road while he cleared snow off his car and forgot to put his bag inside the vehicle before he left. He realized he had forgotten the bag the next day, and when he returned, all items were missing.
The 16-year-old printed photos of the items. Police will notify pawn shops of the items taken.
Fuel drive-off from gas station on Central Avenue
At 3:45 p.m. the on-duty manager at a gas station on the 100 block of N. Central Ave. reported a gas drive off occurred on Jan. 26. A woman operating a green 2005 Ford Taurus pumped $16.19 worth of gasoline into the vehicle. The woman came into the station to pay for the gas but did not have enough money.
The woman was told she could return to the store or go to another of this store’s locations to complete the transaction. The woman had not paid for the remaining balance at the time of the report.
Police attempted to contact the owner of the vehicle to establish the identity of the driver, but no contact has been made.
Spencer man reports vehicle robbed during workout
Police responded at 5:59 p.m. to a report of theft from a motor vehicle on the 400 block of W. McMillan St. A 64-year-old Spencer man stated that he had left his car keys in his jacket in an unlocked locker and noticed they were missing when he finished exercising.
The man went out to his vehicle. The middle console had been opened, and the man’s cell phone, wallet, $55 cash, and his credit card were missing. The car keys were found between the front seats of the vehicle.
Police obtained a list of all customers who entered the gym for reference, and security footage is being obtained from the parking lot and building. Further investigation will follow.