Weekly police blotter
Monday, July 27
Man charged with OWI, OAR, obstruction
Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at 2:12 a.m. on the 1600 block of S. Central Ave. The driver, a 23-year-old Auburndale man, was observed to have glossy, bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of intoxicants.
The man conducted standardized field sobriety tests poorly and was taken into custody for operating while under the influence (OWI). At this time it was believed the man provided a false name.
The man was taken to Marshfield Police Department, where he was properly identified through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) by fingerprint, which confirmed the man provided a false name. A blood draw was then conducted at the Saint Joseph’s Hospital emergency room.
Charges for OWI, second offense; operating after revocation, OWI-related; and obstruction will be directed to the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Wednesday, July 29
Vehicle strikes, damages fence
A 35-year-old Marshfield woman reported hearing a loud vehicle strike her wooden fence on the 700 block of N. Weber Ave. on July 28. None of the vehicles in the neighboring apartment building’s parking lot were damaged when police arrived.
Police contacted residents of the apartments, and they denied knowledge of the incident. The woman had not heard the vehicle since the incident but will continue to monitor the parking lot.
33-year-old charged with sexual assault, false imprisonment
At 7 a.m. police received a report that a victim had been assaulted by a 33-year-old Stevens Point man on the 600 block of St Joseph Ave. A request for charges for sexual assault, fourth offense, and false imprisonment will be sent to the Wood County DA’s office.
Stratford man turns himself in at MPD
A 30-year-old Stratford man turned himself in at the Marshfield Police Department for an active warrant issued through the Wood County Circuit Court. The man was able to post bond and was released following booking procedures.
Thursday, July 30
19-year-old taken into custody for battery-domestic abuse
A victim came into the Marshfield Police Department at 10:36 a.m. to report an incident that occurred on either July 27 or 28. The victim’s 19-year-old husband threw the victim to the ground, causing a minor injury to the victim’s hip, and bit the victim’s finger, which broke the skin.
Officers took the man into custody, brought him to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures, and later transported him to Wood County Jail on a probation hold. A request for charges will be sent to the Wood County DA’s office for battery-domestic abuse.
Death investigation conducted
Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of E. Harrison St. at 3:57 p.m. to a report of a female showing no signs of life. Paramedics arrived on the scene and determined that resuscitation was not possible.
A deputy coroner was called, who pronounced the 57-year-old woman deceased. A death investigation was conducted, and the woman’s family was contacted.
Friday, July 31
Purse stolen from unlocked vehicle on Cherry Avenue
A 31-year-old Marshfield woman reported that between 10:30 p.m. on July 29 and 12:37 a.m. on July 31 someone had entered her unlocked vehicle on the 100 block of S. Cherry Ave. and took her purse and its contents without her permission. Her wallet, credit cards, checkbook, and cellphone were in the purse.
The woman had notified her bank to cancel the credit cards and checks. She wanted the phone listed as stolen, and she was not concerned for the purse and other belongings.
The woman stated that her bank told her that her debit card was used at a local convenience store at 12:37 a.m. on July 30. The cell phone will be listed in NCIC. Investigation will continue.
False debit card used to make unauthorized purchases
At 10:19 a.m. a 55-year-old Marshfield woman reported that an unknown person had obtained her debit card number, fraudulently made a debit card with that number, and had made four unauthorized transactions using the card in New Mexico on July 30.
The woman contacted her credit union and canceled the debit card. She stated that money would be credited back to her bank account per her credit union.
Police provided the woman a victim information pamphlet and identity theft information brochure. The incident will be forwarded to the detective bureau for further investigation.
Two intoxicated men argue in parking lot for an hour
Police responded at 1:20 a.m. to a report of two males loitering in a parking lot on the 500 block of S. Washington Ave. for approximately one hour. Officers arrived and made contact with a 26-year-old Marshfield man, 20-year-old Milladore woman, and 45-year-old Spencer man. There was also a 5-year-old in one of the vehicles.
The two males were intoxicated. On a preliminary breath test, the Marshfield man registered 0.166 and the woman 0.000.
The woman stated that she was the Marshfield man’s girlfriend and that the child’s babysitter called her at approximately midnight, stating that she needed to pick up the child. She picked up the child and then went to pick up the Marshfield man. She said the two men had been arguing in the parking lot for over an hour about how they were going to get home.
Police arranged that the Marshfield man and the child would go home with the woman, and the Spencer man needed to find a safe ride home. All parties were advised that it was not appropriate to have a young child out at that time of day.
Dorchester woman arrested following physical altercation
At 11:35 a.m. police arrested a 44-year-old Dorchester woman after she was involved in a physical altercation on the 600 block of N. St Joseph Ave. The woman was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and then released. Charges will be sought on the woman for battery and disorderly conduct through the Wood County DA’s office.
Wisconsin Rapids woman’s wallet possibly stolen
A 59-year-old Wisconsin Rapids woman reported that while shopping at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. she had left her wallet in her shopping cart unattended for a short while between 1:11 and 1:21 p.m., and when she went to check out, she could not find the wallet.
Loss prevention checked video surveillance, but the area where the cart was left unattended did not have video coverage. Officers were able to determine the time frame of when the cart was unattended.
Loss prevention would check the store and inform police if the wallet was found. The woman was advised to cancel her debit card.
Marshfield woman reports fraud
A 45-year-old Marshfield woman reported an instance of fraud at 1:42 p.m. The woman had sold a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet to a man who responded to her Craigslist ad. The man indicated that payment was made through PayPal.
The woman had received an email from what she believed to be PayPal confirming payment. However, the email indicated that in order to complete the transaction, she needed to provide a tracking number to confirm that the item was sent. After sending the item, the woman learned that the PayPal email was not from the actual company and that payment was never made.
Bicycle stolen on St Joseph Avenue
A 40-year-old Marshfield woman reported that someone had stolen her bicycle, which was not locked up, between 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on the 600 block of St Joseph Avenue.
Warrant pickup results in drug paraphernalia, bail jumping charges
Officers arrested a 27-year-old Marshfield man and 33-year-old Marshfield woman for valid Wood County warrants at 9:59 p.m. on the 2100 block of W. Veterans Parkway. During the arrest, drug paraphernalia was located in plain view. Both the man and woman were out on bond.
Charges will be requested through the Wood County DA’s office for possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping against the man, and same charges will be requested for review by the DA’s office against the woman.
Sunday, Aug. 2
Outdoor table stolen on Maple Avenue
A 63-year-old Marshfield man reported that someone had stolen his outdoor table between 2 p.m. on Aug. 1 and 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 2. The table was in front of the man’s garage on the 800 block of S. Maple Ave. and had two chairs around it. The chairs were not taken.
The man did not know who took the table and did not give anyone permission to take it. Police drove through the neighborhood to attempt to locate the table but did not find it.
Marshfield man, woman involved in verbal altercation
Police responded at 3:39 a.m. to a report of a disturbance. A 42-year-old Marshfield woman reported that she had been involved in a verbal altercation with her estranged husband, a 42-year-old from Marshfield, at a parking lot on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave.
The woman stated the man had taken her keys from her vehicle’s ignition and left the area on foot with their 10-year-old child. Police located the man on the 1700 block of N. Chestnut Ave., and he turned over the woman’s keys.
In speaking with the man and the woman, it was determined that the disturbance was a mutual argument and did not meet the requirements for a domestic abuse incident. The man and the child were then dropped off at the man’s address as the child wished to remain with him. No further action was taken.
Man arrested on Marshfield warrant
Police arrested a 21-year-old Marshfield man on a valid Marshfield Police Department warrant. The man was taken to the Marshfield Police Department, where he was booked, and later to Wood County Jail after he was unable to post the required $200 bond.
Monday, Aug. 3
Marshfield man violates probation
Police received a report at 12:26 a.m. that an 18-year-old Marshfield man had left a residence on the 500 block of W. 13th St. without permission. The man was on probation and court ordered to stay at the residence.
The man’s whereabouts were unknown at the time of the report. The man was not believed to be a danger to himself or others.
Domestic disturbance on 17th Street
Police responded at 9:37 p.m. to a report of a domestic disturbance on the 300 block of W. 17th St. Police arrived and made contact with a 22-year-old Stratford woman, who stated that her husband, a 23-year-old from Stratford, pulled her hair back while pushing her toward their vehicle. The woman broke away, and the man left in a vehicle.
The man later arrived at the Marshfield Police Department and admitted to pulling his wife’s hair. The man was taken into custody, booked, and released after posting the required bond. A 72-hour no contact period will be enforced.
Charges for battery and disorderly conduct, domestic abuse-related will be sent to the Wood County DA’s office. A report will also be directed to the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department for review regarding a prior incident.