Weekly police blotter
Wednesday, April 8
Man cited for Disorderly Conduct following disturbance
Police responded at 2:38 a.m. to a report of a disturbance in an apartment on the 500 block of E. 21st St. An officer arrived and found a 25-year-old Marshfield man lying on the floor outside the apartment, and a 27-year-old Marshfield woman was trying to get the man to leave.
The woman stated that she had invited the man to stay the night in her apartment and that the man had been drinking. At one point the man grabbed the woman’s head in a manner she did not like. The man stopped when the woman told him to, but he refused to leave her apartment afterward. The woman then attempted to physically remove the man from her apartment, and they were both pushing and grabbing each other.
The woman was unharmed but stated she was scared because her two small children were in another room of the apartment at the same time. The man later submitted to a preliminary breath test and was issued a citation for Disorderly Conduct.
Tax-related identity theft No. 1
At 8:59 a.m. a 56-year-old Marshfield woman reported that someone had filed for a federal tax return using her information. The woman’s state return went through as normal, and since she was not getting a federal return, she was not out any money at this time.
The woman suspected her information may have been attained in the Anthem-Blue Cross security breach as she had insurance through the company last year. The woman plans to check her credit report and follow up to make sure she has no further identity thefts.
The woman filled out and mailed her portion of the necessary IRS identity theft forms. No further action was taken.
Man arrested for THC Possession, Second Offense
At 9:55 a.m. officers made contact with a 50-year-old Marshfield man after he had left a residence on the 500 block of S. Central Ave. where drugs were believed to be sold. Police requested to search the man for drugs, and he admitted that he had marijuana stuffed down his pants.
The marijuana was retrieved and later field tested positive for the presence of THC. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and then released.
Police arrest two men for drug possession
Following a traffic stop on the 400 block of S. Maple Ave. at 11:26 a.m., police arrested a 20-year-old Marshfield man for Bail Jumping and a 20-year-old Loyal man for Obstructing an Officer, and both were arrested for Possession of Heroin, THC, and Drug Paraphernalia.
K-9 Arco conducted an exterior vehicle sniff, and he alerted to the odor of a controlled substance coming from inside the vehicle. Subsequently, the vehicle was searched by officers.
Both men were transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where they were photographed and fingerprinted, and then to Wood County Jail.
Woman reports trespassing male
Police responded at 3:36 p.m. to a report of a criminal trespass on the 300 block of N. St Joseph Ave. A 53-year-old Marshfield woman reported a male, believed to be around 20 years old and wearing a brown shirt, had entered her unlocked her garage. When some neighbor children noticed the man, he fled on foot, traveling eastbound on West Doege Street.
Nothing appeared to be missing from the garage, and there were no signs of the man looking through the woman’s property.
An extra patrol will be requested in the area. The woman said she would lock her garage and look for further security measures.
Marshfield man arrested for threats, bail jumping
Police arrested a 31-year-old Marshfield man at 9:13 p.m. on the 900 block of N. Central Ave. for making several specific threats on how he planned to kill a Clark County judge, his wife, and his family. The man was brought to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and transported to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office jail.
A request for charges will be sent to the district attorney’s office for Threat to Judge and Misdemeanor Bail Jumping.
Eau Claire man taken into custody for Disorderly Conduct
Police responded at 9:42 to a report of a disturbance between a 44-year-old Marshfield man and his son, a 22-year-old from Eau Claire. During the investigation police took the 22-year-old into custody for Disorderly Conduct – Domestic Abuse-related.
The 22-year-old posted bond and was released after booking procedures were completed. Charges are being requested through the Wood County District Attorney’s Office.
Thursday, April 9
Tax-related identity theft No. 2
A 63-year-old Marshfield woman came into the Marshfield Police Department at 5:28 p.m. to report that her taxes had been filed by someone else. The woman had received a notice from H&R Block that her taxes were already filed. She had not yet received any notifications in the mail from the IRS.
Man taken into custody on DOC warrent
Police took a 20-year-old Marshfield man into custody at approximately 7:30 p.m. for a valid Department of Corrections warrant. Officers transported the man to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and then took him to Wood County Jail.
Friday, April 10
Tax-related identity theft No. 3
At 5:15 p.m. a 50-year-old Marshfield man reported that while he and his wife were filing their taxes, they learned their taxes had been filed by someone else without their permission or knowledge. The man did not know if state, federal, or both taxes were filed fraudulently.
The man said his Social Security number had been used, and he was unsure if his wife’s had because they stopped the filing process once they found out his number was being used. The man had received a letter from Blue Cross Blue Shield indicating his information may have been lost during a security breach.
IRS identity theft forms were completed.
Woman leaves threatening phone message
Police responded at 5:15 p.m. to a report of threatening telephone abuse. A 58-year-old Marshfield man reported a 51-year-old Neillsville woman, with whom he had a prior relationship, came to his place of employment and wanted to speak with him. The man told the woman that he did not want any further contact with her and asked her to leave. A short time later the woman called the man and left him a threatening phone message.
The man requested officers to inform the woman that further contact is not wanted. Police attempted contact with the woman numerous times without success. Officers will continue to try making contact until they can warn her of her behavior.
Wallet stolen from locked vehicle
A 19-year-old Marshfield woman reported that someone had entered her locked vehicle while it was parked in a parking lot on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. between 3:30 and 8 p.m. and removed her wallet and its contents.
There were no signs of forced entry. The vehicle’s driver’s side window does not close all the way, leaving enough room where someone could use something to reach in and unlock the door. The case is still under investigation.
Saturday, April 11
Woman’s tire damaged for third time
A 55-year-old Pittsville woman reported that her vehicle’s rear passenger side had been damaged on three separate occasions between Oct. 3, 2014, and April 8, 2015, while the vehicle was parked in a parking lot on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. The first time there was a nail in the tire, the second time there was a screw in the tire, and the third time her tire’s sidewall had been cut.
The woman had asked to have video surveillance reviewed. The investigation will continue.
Sunday, April 12
Tax-related identity theft No. 4
At 12:15 p.m. a 55-year-old Marshfield man and a 53-year-old Marshfield woman reported that when they went to file their taxes they were informed that their taxes had already been filed without their knowledge through the IRS. The couple was issued IRS tax fraud forms with the instruction to return them to the police department.
The couple was given the phone numbers to notify the Department of Revenue and the Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection. They will also notify their bank and credit companies. The investigation will continue.
Man arrested for role in domestic disturbance
Police responded at 9:24 p.m. to a report of a domestic disturbance on the 1300 block of N. Hume Ave. A 23-year-old Marshfield man was subsequently arrested for Disorderly Conduct – Domestic-Related. The man was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and released after posting the required bond. Charges of Disorderly Conduct will be requested through the Wood County District Attorney’s office.
Monday, April 13
Tax-related identity theft No. 5
A 68-year-old Marshfield man reported at 2:01 p.m. that his accountant had contacted him and informed him that someone had fraudulently filed a federal tax return using his information. The man’s state tax return was filed with no complications.
The man and the accountant had filled out the necessary paperwork and submitted copies to the police. The case will be forwarded to the detective bureau for further investigation.
Police investigate report of threats
Police responded at 2:17 p.m. to a report of threats made against a 45-year-old Marshfield woman. The woman reported she and her roommate had a verbal argument about a tattoo that the roommate’s daughter had gotten. The woman said that when the daughter heard about the argument she threatened to beat up the woman.
An officer talked to both the roommate and the daughter, and both denied that threats were made. The daughter agreed to stay away from the woman.
Woman’s identity stolen to secure loan
At 3:16 p.m. a Marshfield woman reported she had received a letter from a loan lender indicating that an $800 loan taken out in her name was past due. The woman stated she had never taken out a loan with the lender.
When the woman called the loan lender, she spoke with the fraud protection department, who told her that she needed to file a police report. A copy of the letter was made and attached to the police report.
24-year-old brought in for disorderly conduct, released
Police responded at 7:02 p.m. to a report that a man was standing in the area of 14th Street and Maple Avenue and was yelling and cursing at passersby. A 24-year-old Marshfield man was identified, arrested, and transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking.
After interviewing the man who reported the incident, it was determined he was unable to positively identify the suspect. The 24-year-old was released.
Tuesday, April 14
Patio door glass shattered by BB
At 7:01 p.m. a 64-year-old Marshfield woman reported a BB had been shot by a 16-year-old Marshfield male and shattered the patio door to her residence. The woman’s neighbor explained that it was an accident. The 16-year-old told officers that while shooting his BB gun in his yard, a BB ricocheted off a can and struck the patio door.
Contact was made with the 16-year-old’s mother and the woman’s landlord, and arrangements will be made to compensate the landlord for the cost of a replacement pane of glass. The 16-year-old was warned for discharging a BB gun within city limits. No further action was taken.