Weekly police blotter
Tuesday, March, 3
Man arrested on Clark County warrant
A citizen requested police perform a welfare check on a man standing in and near the roadway near the intersection of Oak Avenue and Arlington Street. Police made contact with the man, a 67-year-old from Marshfield, and identified him by his Wisconsin driver’s license.
Wood County dispatch advised that the man had a valid Clark County warrant. Police placed the man under arrest. During a subsequent search, a glass pipe was located in the man’s pocket, which later tested positive for the presence of THC. The pipe was logged into evidence. The man was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Thursday, March 5
Police investigate trespassing
Police responded at 8:16 a.m. to a report of trespassing. A 43-year-old Marshfield man reported finding footprints in the snow around his house and a Ouija board placed in front of the house. During the investigation, the man requested officers discontinue investigating.
Two men arrested on Peach Avenue
Police took two men into custody on the 300 block of S. Peach Ave. The first man, a 33-year-old from Marshfield, was arrested on a probation violation; transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where booking procedures were completed; and then transported to Wood County Jail. The second man, an 18-year-old from Marshfield, was taken into custody for a valid Marshfield warrant. After being transported to the Marshfield Police Department and booked, the 18-year-old was released after posting the $200 bond.
Friday, March 6
South Carolina man arrested on Central Avenue
Police took a 28-year-old South Carolina man into custody for a valid Brown County warrant on the 2400 block of N. Central Ave. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and was later released after posting the required $870 bond.
Saturday, March 7
Criminal damage to property reported
An employee of a business on the 400 block of S. Central Ave. reported criminal damage to property. Someone between 7 p.m. on March 6 and 11 a.m. on March 7 threw a beer bottle at and damaged the business’ window.
Man taken into custody on Marshfield warrant
At 12:29 p.m. police took a 23-year-old Marshfield man into custody on the 600 block of W. Laurel Court for a valid Marshfield warrant. Officers transported the man to the Marshfield Police Department, where booking procedures were completed. The man was unable to post bond, and he was transported to Wood County Jail and released to jail staff.
Marshfield woman receives obscene phone call
Police responded at 8:59 p.m. to a report of an obscene phone call. A 40-year-old Marshfield woman reported receiving an extremely vulgar and obscene phone call from a number she did not recognize. The woman did not know who made the call but determined the number was from Athens, Wis.
An officer found that the number had numerous prank phone calls associated with it, but the call in question appeared more obscene than what is complained about normally. When calling the number, there is only a busy tone.
Police informed the woman to see if her phone company can block the number and told her to call the police department again if further calls happen. No further action was taken.
Sunday, March 8
Two cited for OWI in early morning
While on routine patrol at 1:24 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle near the intersection of Eighth Street and Felker Avenue cross the center line and initiated a traffic stop. The officer made contact with the driver, a 26-year-old Hewitt man, who identified himself with a Wisconsin driver’s license.
The man’s breath smelled of intoxicants, and he had bloodshot and glossy eyes and slurred speech. The man admitted to drinking beer that night. The officer made the man perform standardized field sobriety tests (SFST) and administered a preliminary breath test (PBT), where the man registered a reading of 0.132 percent.
The man was arrested and cited for Operating While under the Influence (OWI).
At 3:47 a.m. police stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Central Avenue and Second Street for failure to display a front license plate and an inoperable stop lamp. Police identified the driver, a 25-year-old Marshfield man, by his Wisconsin driver’s license.
The Marshfield man had bloodshot eyes, smelled of intoxicants, and stated he had seven or eight drinks. The Marshfield man performed SFST poorly and registered a reading of 0.12 percent on a PBT.
A license check showed the Marshfield man’s license was revoked for OWI. Police arrested and cited the Marshfield man for OWI, second offense and for Operating After Revocation. The Marshfield man submitted a legal blood draw and was released to a sober adult.
Monday, March 9
Tailgate stolen on 17th Street
At 6:01 a.m. a 24-year-old Marshfield man reported that someone had stolen the tailgate off of his pickup truck, which had been parked in a parking lot on the 800 block of W. 17th St. There are no suspects at this time.
Identity theft reported
At 10:09 a.m. a woman reported that she had received a letter on March 6 from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue indicating that she had filed a tax return and needed to verify her identification. The woman had not yet filed her tax return.
The woman met with her tax consultant, who assisted her by calling the number listed on the letter. She completed identity theft forms, faxed them in, and provided copies to police. The woman alerted her credit card fraud department and her bank. The investigation will continue.
Tuesday, March 10
Two women report restraining order violations
At 9:05 a.m. a 32-year-old Babcock woman reported that a 34-year-old Pittsville man called her at work on March 9, which is a violation of his bond conditions and a temporary restraining order that he is not to have contact with her by phone or at her residence. Officers contacted the man, and he denied calling the woman. Charges will be forwarded to the Wood County District Attorney’s office.
A 49-year-old Marshfield woman came into the police department at 10:24 a.m. to discuss a possible restraining order violation. A 39-year-old Waupaca man had sent her a text message the night before, which is a violation of his misdemeanor bond requirements.
Officers verified that the text message was considered a bond violation and that the text came from the Waupaca man’s phone. Police attempted to contact the Waupaca man but were unsuccessful. A request for charges will be submitted.
Colby woman’s vehicle keyed
Police responded at 11:52 a.m. to a report of criminal damage to property. A 20-year-old Colby woman reported that someone had keyed her vehicle while it was parked in the St. Joseph’s Hospital emergency room parking lot overnight. The woman did not see who damaged the vehicle but provided the name of a possible suspect.
Officers took pictures of the damage and tried to obtain security footage of the ER parking lot. ER staff informed police that video surveillance for the parking lot was temporarily down the night of the incident. Without video confirmation and due to a lack of suspect information, officers were unable to investigate further.