Weekly Police Blotter
Tuesday, June 16
Barking dog on Fourth Street
Police responded at 4:19 p.m. to a report that a dog on the 700 block of W. Fourth St. had been barking for hours. An officer arrived at the residence and heard a dog barking, walked down the sidewalk, and observed a dog tied up on the back porch area.
The officer made a mark on a slip of paper each time the dog barked for the next 10 minutes. No one was home when the officer attempted contact at the residence, and the officer left a courtesy card on the door. The owner later called the officer regarding the courtesy card.
Wednesday, June 17
Marshfield man reports threatening voice message
At 8:44 a.m. a 53-year-old Marshfield man reported receiving a voice message he thought was threatening from a 44-year-old Marshfield man. An officer listened to the message. Although the message was vulgar, it did not contain any threats other than the 44-year-old telling the 53-year-old not to sit by him at church.
Police contacted the 44-year-old and advised him to have no further contact with the 53-year-old.
Marshfield police assist Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families requested assistance from the Marshfield Police Department in executing a special inspection warrant on West Cleveland Street. Police and two workers from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families arrived at the residence at 9:47 a.m. and made contact with a 65-year-old Marshfield woman.
The workers provided the woman a copy of the warrant and then searched the residence. The woman followed the workers around the property. Officers provided security for the workers. No further action was taken by officers.
Thursday, June 18
Missing man with Alzheimer’s found
Police were called at 9:30 p.m. to look for a 65-year-old Marshfield man with Alzheimer’s who had walked away from home without telling anyone. The man had been gone for approximately 1 ½ hours.
The man was later found a few blocks from home after returning from a neighbor’s residence, and police left him at his residence.
Friday, June 19
Woman finds two people sitting in her boat
At 10:56 p.m. a Marshfield woman reported that she saw two people sitting in her boat that was in her garage on the 700 block of N. Palmetto Ave. When the woman confronted the two subjects, they ran into her backyard and then to the neighbor’s yard.
The woman said the subjects were wearing dark clothing, and possibly one had a hooded sweatshirt. Officers checked the area and were unable to find anyone matching the description.
No items appeared missing or disturbed during the incident.
Marshfield man arrested on DOC warrant
Police took an 18-year-old Marshfield man into custody on the 100 block of S. Central Ave. on a Department of Corrections warrant. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and subsequently was taken to Wood County Jail.
Saturday, June 20
Man eats food items in store, does not pay
A worker at a store on the 100 block of N. Central Ave. reported that a man known only by his first name came into the store at 1:58 a.m. and began to open and consume numerous food items. The man then exited the store without making any effort to pay for the items. The store worker kept an inventory of all items consumed, and their total value came to $17.34.
After video surveillance confirms the identity of the man, an officer will follow up accordingly. Investigation will continue.
Police investigate child custody dispute
At 8:36 p.m. a 23-year-old Marshfield man reported a violation of court ordered child placement. The man and a 20-year-old woman had entered into a side agreement about placement where the woman and her 26-year-old boyfriend would take the child to New York to visit a sick family member.
The man believed the child would be returned for Father’s Day. The woman and her boyfriend had not responded to attempts to contact. The side agreement verbiage was not specific as to Father’s Day and indicated the child was to be “dropped off June 25.”
Neillsville police checked the woman’s last known address and reported that she had been “kicked out” and was now living in Marshfield. Phone messages had not been returned. Investigation will continue.
Monday, June 22
Man banned from business after committing sexual offense
At 9:40 a.m. a worker at a business on the 700 block of S. Central Ave. reported that a 49-year-old Marshfield man came behind the work counter and put the front side of his body against the backside of the worker and placed his arm around the worker’s stomach to push the worker into him. The worker moved away, and the man left shortly later.
The worker did not want to press charges but wanted the man informed that he was no longer welcome at the business. Police contacted the man and told him to have no further contact at the business.
26-year-old finds screen removed from window
At 2:49 p.m. a 26-year-old Marshfield woman reported that when she returned to her home on the 700 block of N. Weber Ave. she noticed that a screen had been removed from a window. The home was locked, and no entry was made into the residence. There was no damage to the screen or window.
There are no suspects at this time.
Gas drive off from station on Central Avenue
Police responded at 6:46 p.m. to a report of a gas drive off from a station on the 500 block of S. Central Ave. A woman had pumped $19.30 worth of gasoline and then left without paying. It appeared the woman did not avoid paying intentionally, and the station wanted police help in identifying and locating the woman.
Contact was unsuccessful with the registered owner of the vehicle. The woman was a regular customer of the gas station, and staff will contact police when she comes in next. No further action was taken.
Marshfield man taken into custody on Wood County warrant
Police took a 26-year-old Marshfield man into custody following a traffic stop on the 100 block of E. Fifth St. at 7:48 p.m. on a valid Wood County warrant. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and was later released after posting the required $500 bond and being issued a new court date.
Tuesday, June 23
Dog bites 82-year-old woman
Marshfield Clinic Urgent Care contacted police at 5:46 p.m. to report that an 82-year-old Marshfield woman was there seeking medical attention for a dog bite.
The woman stated that she went to a 59-year-old Marshfield woman’s residence to drop off some items, but the 59-year-old was not home. The 82-year-old entered the residence and dropped off the items.
As the 82-year-old was leaving, the 59-year-old’s dog tried to run out the door. When the 82-year-old tried to prevent the dog from running outside, the dog bit her on her right hand.
The 59-year-old was able to produce vaccination records, and the dog was quarantined to her residence. She was given a rabies form to complete and instructed to take the dog to a veterinarian. Police advised the 82-year-old to not go into others’ residences when they are not present.
Man warned to not violate bond conditions
Police received a report at 7:44 p.m. of a potential bond violation. An 84-year-old Marshfield man has an open case through Wood County, a condition of which is that the man has no contact with the victim who reported this incident.
The man drove by the victim’s mother’s residence and seemed to slow down as he passed. The victim later noticed the man leaving the Marshfield fairgrounds as the victim was arriving. The man drove by the victim’s vehicle and stopped for a short duration before he left the area.
The victim was uncertain if the man knew what the victim looked like since they have not had contact in years. The open case is from an incident that happened over a decade ago.
Police contacted the man and told him to avoid the victim. The man does live near the victim’s mother’s residence and had a reasonable explanation to drive past, but police warned him to not slow down or even make eye contact with anyone at the residence. No further action was taken.