Weekly Police Blotter
Sunday, April 12
Purse stolen at club
At 2:05 a.m. a 41-year-old Marshfield woman reported her purse had been stolen while it was sitting out at a club on the 400 block of S. Central Ave. The woman believed the suspect was female and that an acquaintance may have taken a cell phone picture of the suspect.
The purse contained $180 in cash, the woman’s Wisconsin driver’s license, and her Social Security card. The case is under investigation.
Wednesday, April 15
Police respond to harassment
A 27-year-old Marshfield woman came into the Marshfield Police Department at 9:24 to speak with an officer regarding continued harassment from a 28-year-old Marshfield man.
The woman stated that she knew the man in a professional setting and that numerous times over the past two years the man had left cards and gifts on her car and came into her place of employment to talk. The woman has tried to avoid the man and even requested that he stop contact. At no time has the woman feared for her safety, but she felt the man was not getting the hint.
The woman requested that police contact the man and inform him that further contact with her was not wanted. Police made contact with the man, and he agreed to no further contact.
Woman enters incarcerated man’s residence
At 10:09 p.m. a 24-year-old Loyal woman reported that she believed someone was staying at or going into her brother’s residence without permission while he is incarcerated in Wood County Jail. Dispatch got the brother to give police permission to enter his residence on the 900 block of N. Central Ave.
Officers made entry with a key from the property manager and did not find anyone in the residence or anything out of order. Police later advised a 28-year-old Marshfield woman that she was not to go into the residence.
Thursday, April 16
Probationer arrested for heroin possession
At 10:41 a.m. a probation and parole worker was searching a probationer’s residence on N. Weber Ave., located drug items in plain view, and then contacted police. Upon arrival an officer took over the scene, and the probation and parole worker left. The officer searched the residence and recovered numerous items.
The probationer was arrested on a probation hold, transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking, and then brought to Wood County Jail. Charges for Possession of Heroin are being requested through the Wood County District Attorney’s Office.
Suspicious person on West Fifth Street
A 36-year-old Marshfield man reported that while his son was bicycling home from school sick between 10 and 11 a.m., a green van drove by the son slowly and pulled over on the 400 block of W. Fifth St. As the son got closer, the van’s male driver attempted to wave him over to the van. The son rode past him and went home without making any contact.
The van’s license plate was received, and the driver was described as an “older, larger, white male.” An officer left a message with the owner of the vehicle to call back. The 36-year-old requested an extra patrol in the area.
Friday, April 17
Marshfield man arrested on DOC warrant
Police arrested a 30-year-old Marshfield man on the 800 block of S. Oak Ave. on a valid Department of Corrections warrant. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where he was live scanned. Later the man was transported to Wood County Jail.
Saturday, April 18
Man cited for Disorderly Conduct with a Motor Vehicle
While parked near the intersection of South Peach Avenue and East 17th Street at 12:59 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle traveling southbound on Peach accelerate rapidly from the four-way stop. The tires squealed as the vehicle accelerated.
Police stopped the driver, a 37-year-old Marshfield man, and issued him a citation for Disorderly Conduct with a Motor Vehicle. The man stated he knew he was being stopped for his rapid acceleration.
38-year-old arrested for OWI, drug possession
At 2:22 a.m. police arrested a 38-year-old Marshfield man following a traffic stop for Operating While under the Influence (OWI), fifth offense; Possession of THC; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The man was also on probation and was placed on a probation hold.
Officers took the man to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures, then to the Saint Joseph’s Hospital emergency room for a legal blood draw, and later to Wood County Jail. Charges are being requested through the Wood County district attorney.
Tax-related identity theft No. 1
At 8:17 p.m. a 64-year-old Marshfield man reported he had been advised that an unknown party used his information to file a tax return. The man informed officers that he had also had issues with unauthorized use of credit cards earlier in the year. It is unknown how the party obtained the man’s information or how much money, if any, the party gained by filing the false tax return.
Withee man arrested on Wood County warrants
Police took a 31-year-old Withee man into custody on two Wood County warrants on the 900 block of S. Peach Ave. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and taken to Wood County Jail after he was unable to post the $800 bond.
Sunday, April 19
Disturbance on Upham Street
Police responded at 12:57 a.m. to a report of a disturbance on the 100 block of W. Upham St. Following investigation police took a 25-year-old Stratford man into custody for Disorderly Conduct, and charges will be referred to the district attorney. A 20-year-old Stratford man was taken into custody for obstructing but was released without charges.
Marshfield man arrested on probation hold
A 22-year-old Marshfield man was arrested during a traffic stop near the intersection of Fourth Street and Walnut Avenue at 2:36 a.m. During the stop the Wisconsin Department of Probation and Parole placed a hold the man.
The man was placed into handcuffs, searched, and transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking. Then the man was transported to Wood County Jail and released to jail staff without incident.
Monday, April 20
Three 18-year-olds arrested on Hinman Avenue
Following a traffic stop on the 200 block of N. Hinman Ave. at 3:07 p.m., police arrested three 18-year-old Marshfield men. One was arrested for Possession of THC; one for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Heroin; and one for OWI, first offense. All three were transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where they were photographed, fingerprinted, and then released.
Tax-related identity theft No. 2
At 7:26 p.m. a 57-year-old Marshfield man reported that he had received a notice from the IRS in which his tax return was returned because his Social Security number was already used in a filing. The man said he had Anthem Insurance, who had informed him that a data breach had occurred.
Police provided the man the necessary forms for the IRS and informed him to resubmit a paper form with the inclusion of the affidavit.
Tuesday, April 21
Items stolen from sheds on 25th Street
A 36-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man reported a wheelbarrow, a splitting maul, a fire poker, and a bed frame were stolen from two storage sheds on the 600 block of E. 25th St. some time between April 17 and April 21. The man stated the sheds were not locked, and he did not know of any suspects.
Police contacted neighbors that would have had a view of where the items were stolen from and also checked the area for the items with negative results. No further action was taken.