Weekly Police Blotter
Thursday, May 21
Merrill woman has purse stolen, credit card used
A 33-year-old Merrill woman reported her purse and its contents were taken without her consent during a work convention on the 2700 block of S. Central Ave. between 10:15 and 10:29 a.m. The woman stated her credit card had been used without her consent as well. The case is under investigation.
Police called for landlord/tenant dispute, landlord warned for harassment
At 6:40 p.m. a 19-year-old Marshfield woman reported that her landlord, a 52-year-old Marshfield man, turned off the water to her apartment. Police contacted the man, and he denied any wrongdoing.
The man did state he was at the woman’s apartment but neither confirmed nor denied that he turned off the water. He stated there may be a “leaky pipe” and that he would check on it if he could find time.
The man was also warned for harassment regarding a previous complaint from the woman. No further action was taken at this time.
Guns possibly stolen from Western Street residence
A 57-year-old Marshfield woman reported a possible theft occurring between 12 p.m. on May 15 and 7 p.m. on May 17 on the 900 block of Western St. Three old firearms and 15-20 gun trigger locks were missing.
The woman had been giving away and selling many items, but she did not believe the items in question were given away or sold. The woman stated she would check with family members to make sure they do not have the items.
A large amount of money and other functioning guns were left behind untouched, and many other items of value in the residence remained undisturbed. There was no evidence of forced entry other than a small basement window found open. The woman will contact police if any of the items turn up, if she has an explanation to their whereabouts, or if anything else is found missing.
Wheelchair stolen from assisted living facility
An 81-year-old Marshfield woman came into the Marshfield Police Department to file a complaint regarding the theft of a wheelchair and cushion from her husband’s assisted living facility between 8 a.m. on May 7 and 5 p.m. on May 14. The woman was unable to resolve the issue with management and wished to file a report for insurance purposes.
Police contacted the manager, who stated staff was unable to locate the items. A replacement wheelchair had been offered but was not accepted. There are no suspects.
Friday, May 22
25-year-old has shirt ripped in physical altercation
Police responded at 11:10 a.m. to a report of a possible physical altercation on the 300 block of N. Central Ave. Police arrived and spoke with a 25-year-old Marshfield man who explained that another man tried to strike him but did not make contact and ripped his shirt. The other man left with a woman before officers arrived.
The 25-year-old did not want to pursue charges against the other man. Police eventually spoke with all parties and advised them not to have contact with each other.
Saturday, May 23
Man sends threatening text messages, charged with bail jumping
At 10:10 a.m. a 27-year-old Marshfield woman reported receiving threatening text messages from her ex-boyfriend, a 25-year-old Marshfield man. The man is currently out on misdemeanor bond and is not to have abusive contact with the woman.
The man could not be located, but phone contact was made. The man stated he was out of town for an extended period of time. Police informed the man to avoid contact with the woman and that he would be charged with bail jumping. A request for charges was completed, and photos were taken of the text messages.
Marshfield man arrested on probation hold
Police arrested a 20-year-old Marshfield man on a probation hold on the 500 block of N. Central Ave. Officers transported the man to the Marshfield Police Department, where he was booked, and later to Wood County Jail.
Sunday, May 24
Woman’s items go missing at hotel
A 72-year-old Menomonee Falls woman reported that someone had entered her hotel room on the 2100 block of N. Central Ave. between 5 and 9 p.m. on May 23 and took her medication and address book without her permission.
The woman stated she spoke with a man in the parking lot, who happened to stay in the room next to hers, that seemed suspicious. Police made contact with the man, a 64-year-old from De Pere, and he denied any involvement.
No one was observed coming into or out of the woman’s room on video surveillance between the times in question. The man’s room was checked, but room service had already cleaned the room. No further information was obtained.
Physical altercation on Blodgett Street
Police responded at 12:40 p.m. to a report of a physical altercation between two males on the 300 block of W. Blodgett St. While traveling to the address, an officer was able to stop one of the males leaving the scene in his vehicle.
Police made contact with a 21-year-old Marshfield man at the residence, and he stated a 26-year-old Marshfield man came to see his sister. The two then argued and got into a physical altercation.
Both men were uninjured and did not wish to pursue any charges. Police warned them to avoid contact. The 26-year-old was cited for multiple traffic violations and then released.
Monday, May 25
Police respond to child custody dispute
At 11:10 a.m. a Marshfield woman reported her ex-husband showed up at her house to pick up their child. The woman said she had warned him not to come to the house and wanted police to warn him to stay off her property.
Police made contact with the man, and he said the woman had asked him to come to the house to pick up the child. The man was warned to stay off the property, and he said he would.
Marshfield police assist Adams County Sheriff’s Office
A Marshfield police officer was called to the Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital emergency room at 8:36 p.m. to collect a consented legal blood draw, OWI-related, for the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.
A phlebotomist drew blood from the suspect’s right arm, packaged the blood, and handed it to the officer. The blood kit remained in the officer’s custody until it was mailed to the Wisconsin State Hygiene Lab.
The officer also gave the nursing staff the suspect’s copy of the citation and the Informing the Accused form.
Tuesday, May 26
Dumpster fire on 11th Street
Police responded at 4:39 a.m. to a report of a possible dumpster fire on the East 11th Street. Police arrived and confirmed the fire. Marshfield Fire and Rescue was able to extinguish the fire.
Contact was made with a 53-year-old Marshfield man, who stated that he dropped a cigarette directly into his garbage. To prevent a fire inside his residence, the man took the garbage outside and threw it into the dumpster. The man thought he had extinguished the cigarette and went back inside, never realizing a fire had started. Since the fire seemed to be accidental, no charges were pursued.
Police halt nuisance phone calls
At 5:48 p.m. a 49-year-old Marshfield man reported receiving continued calls from another man at his place of work from March 20 to May 26. An officer spoke with the man who made the calls, and he said he would not call the 49-year-old anymore.