Weekly police blotter
Wednesday, July 1
Woman uses man’s credit cards without permission
A 60-year-old Marshfield man reported that his 47-year-old on and off again girlfriend used two of his credit cards without his consent on one occasion each. The man did not want to pursue charges but did want the woman warned that further unauthorized transactions may be prosecuted.
At the time of the report, the woman had yet to be located and warned.
Marshfield man taken into custody for two Wood County warrants
Police took a 40-year-old Marshfield man into custody at 9:54 p.m. for two valid Wood County warrants. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and later was released after posting the required $2,630 bond.
18-year-old arrested, cited for OWI-drug related
Police observed a vehicle traveling southbound on Peach Avenue near Grant Street with an inoperable head lamp and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, an 18-year-old Marshfield man, identified himself with a Wisconsin driver’s license.
The man appeared slow and lethargic and had a blank stare appearance. The man performed standardized field sobriety tests poorly and was arrested and cited for operating while under the influence-drug related, first offense. The man refused a legal blood draw and was released to a sober adult.
Man turns himself in for Wood County warrant
A 19-year-old Marshfield man reported to the Marshfield Police Department to turn himself in on a Wood County warrant. The warrant was confirmed as valid, and the man was unable to post the required bond. The man was taken into custody, booked, and then transported to Wood County Jail.
Thursday, July 2
Unity woman, Medford man taken into custody for valid warrants
Police took a 25-year-old Unity woman into custody following a traffic stop at 1:21 a.m. on the 100 block of N. Maple Ave. on a valid Marshfield Police Department warrant. The woman was brought to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and later released after posting the required bond amount of $470.
Police took a 35-year-old Medford man into custody following a traffic stop at 10:12 p.m. on the 1200 block of S. Central Ave. on a valid Wood County warrant. The man was booked and then released after posting the required $250.50 bond.
Friday, July 3
Police investigate suspicious activity on Peach Avenue
Police responded at 2:32 a.m. to a report of suspicious persons on the 1200 block of N. Peach Ave. A Marshfield man heard car doors slamming and observed three or four subjects dressed in dark clothing walking near vehicles and potentially going through them. The man stated that when he shined a flashlight on the subjects, they took off running to the south.
Officers searched the area and made contact with three subjects leaving the area in a vehicle, but it was determined that they were not involved. In searching the area of the slammed car doors, officers did not notice anything suspicious.
There were no calls of anything missing out of vehicles at the time of this report.
Marshfield woman arrested for domestic disorderly conduct
Police arrested a 28-year-old Marshfield woman for disorderly conduct-domestic related at 11:45 p.m. on the 1000 block of S. Cherry Ave. The woman was booked and transported to Wood County Jail after not being able to post the required bond. Charges will be requested through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Saturday, July 4
Woman’s purse stolen from shopping cart
At 3:20 a.m. a 30-year-old Marshfield woman reported that while shopping at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. an unknown person took her purse from her cart. A sales associate located the purse in a bathroom, and cigarettes and $45 were missing.
There are no suspects. Loss prevention was notified and will explore the possible video evidence of the incident. Follow-up will continue with loss prevention.
Police release trapped raccoon
At 9:06 a.m. a 74-year-old Marshfield woman requested police assistance to remove a raccoon she had caught in a trap. The animal was taken to the McMillan Marsh and released, and the trap was returned to the woman.
Fire and police departments investigate smoke
The Marshfield police and fire departments were requested to the 400 block of W. Sixth St. as smoke was reported coming out of a residence. The Marshfield Fire Department made entry into the residence and did not locate a fire. It is believed a nearby campfire had created the smoke that was observed.
Domestic disturbance on Arnold Street
Police responded at 7:28 p.m. to a report of a disturbance between two people on West Arnold Street that may have become physical at one point. Police investigation concluded with a 33-year-old man being arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and a probation violation. The man was booked and later transported to Wood County Jail. Charges are being requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
Sunday, July 5
Items stolen from unlocked vehicle
A 36-year-old Marshfield man reported that someone entered an unlocked vehicle that was parked in his driveway on the 300 block of W. Cleveland St. between 11 p.m. on July 4 and 6:45 a.m. on July 5 and without permission took a purse, a coin purse, two debit cards, and $372 in cash. There are no suspects.
Police resolve child custody dispute
A 25-year-old Marshfield woman reported that the father of her 3-year-old son did not return the son when he was supposed to per the court agreement. The father, a 24-year-old Marshfield man, was in Hurley with the son over the holiday weekend. The woman had discussed the man keeping the son until Monday, but they had not come to an agreement.
Police contacted the man, and an agreement was made that he would return the son by 8:30 p.m. on July 6, and in return he would forfeit his visitation on July 22. Both parties agreed to the arrangement.
Man taken into custody for OWI, second offense
Police took a 36-year-old Marshfield man into custody for operating while intoxicated, second offense, following a traffic crash on the 500 block of W. 14th St. Officers transported the man to the Marshfield Police Department, where booking procedures were completed. The man was released to a responsible adult.
Monday, July 6
49-year-old issued disorderly conduct citation
For the second time within the last week, a 49-year-old Marshfield man swore at and raised his middle finger toward a bartender on the 100 block of E. 14th St. The bartender said the man’s behavior was unprovoked and that he noticed the man frequently standing in his garage drinking beer.
The man denied the allegation of swearing at the bartender but did make vague statements on being frustrated with people walking into the bar. Police advised the man that people are allowed to walk in public areas and will mail him a citation for disorderly conduct.
Tuesday, July 7
Woman cited for June 14 retail theft
On June 24 an officer met with a loss prevention investigator at a store on the 600 block of S. Central Ave. The investigator turned over a retail theft report that included documentation of items taken without consent on June 14 and video of the person taking the items, who was identified as a 41-year-old Marshfield woman.
The loss prevention report indicated the items woman took included formula, condoms, and other hygiene products worth a total value of $128.59.
The officer initially could not locate the woman but made contact with her on July 7. The woman said that she was at the store on June 14 and that she must have been distracted as the reason for failing to pay for the items. The woman was issued a citation for retail theft.
Hospital worker receives harassing messages
An officer was dispatched to Saint Joseph’s Hospital at 6:38 p.m. for a report of harassing messages to an employee. The employee stated an unknown male had attempted contact through the employee’s work email several times. The employee wanted the messages to stop.
The employee messaged the unknown suspect back, stating that further contact was not wanted, and provided the officer with copies of the male’s messages. A voicemail was left with hospital IT, and the employee was told to contact the officer again if the male continues to attempt contact.
Marshfield man enters residence uninvited, warned for harassment
Police responded at 8:25 p.m. to a 28-year-old Marshfield man letting himself into a residence on the 100 block of S. Cedar Ave. without being invited. The homeowner/victim knew the man and stated that he had sent the victim unwanted text messages and cards in the mail. The victim had told the man to cease contact in the past, but it did not work.
The victim did not want the man cited for this incident but wanted officers to tell him that he is not allowed at the residence and to stop texting the victim as well. Officers removed the man from the residence and told him not to return or have any further contact with the victim.
Unknown suspect(s) commit battery
Officers and medical staff were dispatched at 8:49 p.m. to the 400 block of W. Blodgett St. to investigate an assault. The victim was highly intoxicated and did not know who was involved or where the assault had taken place. There are no suspects.
Marshfield man taken into custody for DOC warrant
Police took a 26-year-old Marshfield man into custody on the 700 block of E. 25th St. for a valid Department of Corrections warrant. The man was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and later transported to Wood County Jail, where he was released to jail staff.
Thursday, July 8
Man jailed on probation hold following physical altercation
Police responded at 1:35 a.m. to a report of a verbal and physical altercation on the 500 block of E. 21st St. The victim stated that upon returning home from a bar, the man the victim was with began calling the victim names. The man then pushed the victim to the ground and held the victim’s arm behind the victim’s back. The victim admitted to striking the man but in self-defense.
Officers located the man, arrested him, and transported him to the Marshfield Police Department for booking. The man was then transported to the Wood County Jail for a probation hold.