Weekly police blotter
Wednesday, April 29
Man’s identity stolen to secure loan
A 65-year-old Marshfield man reported at 3:39 p.m. that he had received a letter in the mail from a payday loan lender that stated he had a past debt totaling $609.03. The man stated he had never taken out a loan through the company and felt it was a scam.
Police contacted the loan lender’s fraud department, who needed a copy of a police report and account number information to investigate further. The information was passed on to the man, and a request for the police report was processed.
Marshfield police assist Outagamie County Sheriffs
At 5:53 p.m. the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office requested a Marshfield officer visit a residence on S. Vine Ave. to identify the resident. It was reported the resident may have used another person’s identity to obtain We Energies services.
An officer met with the resident, who said that she had just moved in and that her landlord’s son had contacted We Energies to transfer services to her name. The Marshfield officer transferred the information to the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office.
Thursday, April 30
Vehicle’s rear wiper, antenna removed
At 3:52 p.m. a 32-year-old Marshfield man reported some time between April 27 and April 30 the rear wiper arm and radio antenna had been removed from his vehicle. The man had no leads as to who took the items and did not give anyone permission to take them. The man also said that items from his place of business on the 3400 block of W. Veterans Parkway had gone missing in the past but that he had not reported anything until now.
Pictures of the vehicle were taken for evidence. No further action was taken.
Police investigate malfunctioning Veterans Parkway railroad crossing arms
Railroad crossing arms came down at the Veterans Parkway intersections at Chestnut Avenue, Central Avenue, Maple Avenue, and Vine Avenue at 6:37 p.m. Upon further investigation, police found that two termination shunts containing copper wire had been removed from the railroad track on the 1800 block of W. Veterans Parkway. Removal of the shunts caused the crossing arms to go down.
The shunts were recovered, but no evidence could be obtained since they had been submerged in water. There are no suspects at this time. Investigation will continue.
Friday, May 1
Headstones, grave markers damaged on St Joseph Avenue
Police received a report of criminal damage to property on the 600 block of St Joseph Ave. Some time between 4:30 p.m. on April 30 and 10:19 a.m. on May 1 someone damaged headstones or grave markers on 11 different plots. Estimated damage is around $100,000.
There are no suspects. The case was turned over to a detective. No further action was taken.
Florida man arrested on warrant, charged with obstruction
Police arrested a 34-year-old Florida man for a warrant at 8:17 p.m. on the 500 block of S. Maple Ave. The man provided a false name and date of birth while police were attempting to verify his identity and was eventually taken to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office jail. A request for charges of obstructing will be sent to the district attorney’s office.
Saturday, May 2
Police arrest two men following disturbance
Officers were dispatched at 1:01 a.m. to the 100 block of N. Central Ave. for a physical altercation between a man and a woman. Both had left prior to police arrival, but officers later located the man in his vehicle a short time later. The woman had called police and came into the Marshfield Police Department.
The man and woman—a husband and wife from Marshfield—had been involved in a verbal argument, and the man attempted to leave in the woman’s car. The woman got in the vehicle to attempt to stop him. The man pushed the woman, and she bumped her head on the frame of the car.
Police arrested the husband for domestic abuse and another Marshfield man for bail jumping and for disorderly conduct for creating another disturbance with the husband after he had left the area. Both men were booked at the Marshfield Police Department, posted bond, and were released. Charges are being requested through the Wood County DA.
Intoxicated man arrested for disorderly conduct
Police arrested an intoxicated 25-year-old Marshfield man at 2:07 a.m. on the 500 block of S. Central Ave. for disorderly conduct for repeatedly trying to get into an officer’s squad car and refusing to leave when told to do so. The man refused to cooperate with booking procedures and was transported to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office jail. A request for disorderly conduct charges will be sent to the DA’s office.
Car keyed, egged on Arnold Street
A 47-year-old Marshfield man reported that between 2 and 10:30 a.m. someone had keyed and egged his car on the 400 block of W. Arnold St. The car had numerous scratch marks caused by a hardened tool on the hood, passenger side, and trunk of the vehicle, and several areas of the car were covered in egg yolk as well.
The man did not know who would have damaged his vehicle. Police spoke to several neighbors, and none of them heard or saw anything suspicious during the time frame in question.
Police advised the man to contact the department when he obtained an estimate for the damage. Vehicle damage was photographed. No further action was taken.
Man arrested for Marathon County warrant
Police arrested a 50-year-old Marshfield man on the 100 block of S. Chestnut Ave. for a valid Marathon County warrant following a traffic stop. Officers transported him to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures. The man was unable to post bond and was transported to Marathon County Jail.
Sunday, May 3
Marshfield man violates probation by entering bar
A 22-year-old Marshfield man was seen outside of a bar on the 400 block of S. Central Ave., and he was warned not to be in a bar per his probation rules. At 12:36 he was seen inside the bar.
The man was handcuffed, and police contacted probation and parole. They advised the man would have a hold placed on him. The man refused a preliminary breath test, but he smelled of intoxicants.
Monday, May 4
Man arrested for OWI, possession of THC
Police arrested a 26-year-old Marshfield man for operating while under the influence, second offense on the 100 block of S. Chestnut Ave. at 1:06 a.m. During a search of his person incident to arrest, an officer located a small bag of suspected marijuana.
The man was eventually transported to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office jail. A request for possession of THC charges will be sent to the DA’s office.
Electric meter tampered with on Central Avenue
Police responded at 7:55 a.m. to a report of tampering with a utility. A tenant on S. Central Ave. had reconnected and tampered with an electric meter. The tamper device was removed, and the meter was reconnected.
The tenant’s power had been turned off due to an outstanding bill. Since the meter was disconnected on April 29, $0.16 worth of electricity had been used.
Police tried to contact the tenant through multiple sources, but all attempts were unsuccessful. Investigation will continue.
Marshfield woman turns herself in at MPD
A 27-year-old Marshfield woman came into the Marshfield Police Department to turn herself in for an outstanding probation warrant. After the warrant was confirmed, she was booked and then transported to Wood County Jail.
Tuesday, May 5
Woman commits theft in switching items’ price tags
Police responded at 9:53 a.m. to a report of retail theft. A worker at a store on the 200 block of W. Upham St. reported that she had observed a woman via video surveillance remove price tags on merchandise and switch them with cheaper price tags from other merchandise at 11:21 a.m. on May 4. The woman purchased the merchandise using the cheaper price tags and then left the store.
Police collected the video surveillance footage and placed it into evidence. The suspect could not be identified at this time. Investigation will continue.
Police warn woman for harassment
At 10:14 p.m. a 29-year-old Marshfield man reported he had received numerous unwanted text messages from a 28-year-old Marshfield woman. The woman did not want the man to associate with certain people because of their past histories. The man stated that he told her to stop contact numerous times but with no success.
Officers contacted the woman, warned her that her contact was not wanted, and told her that further contact would result in citations. The woman told officers she would not contact the man further.
Two men arrested on valid warrants
Police arrested a 29-year-old Arpin man on a valid Wood County warrant. Officers took the man to the Marshfield Police Department, booked him, and transported him to Wood County Jail after he was unable to post the required bond of $1,422.
Police took a 21-year-old Marshfield man into custody on the 1500 block of S. Felker Ave. for a valid Department of Corrections warrant. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and then was turned over to Wood County Sheriff’s Office jail staff.