Weekly Police Blotter
Monday, Aug. 3
Dorchester man steals fishing lures, cited for retail theft
A loss prevention worker at a store on the 1100 block of W. Upham St. contacted police at 8:15 p.m. after a man had left the store without paying for merchandise he concealed in his pocket. While watching with video surveillance cameras, the loss prevention worker had observed the man conceal three fishing lures in his pocket.
The man then left the store without attempting to pay for the lures. The loss prevention worker made contact with the man in the parking lot, and he came back into the store and produced the stolen items. The man then refused to identify himself and fled the store prior to the loss prevention worker calling police.
A photo of the man was posted on Wood County Crime Stoppers, and he was identified as a 31-year-old from Dorchester.
An officer made telephone contact with the man, and he admitted that he took the items without paying for them. He stated that he did not know why he took the items as he had money to pay for them.
The officer verified the man’s identity and issued him a citation for retail theft. The total value of the lures was $24.87.
Wednesday, Aug. 5
Man reports truck stolen, determined to be civil matter
A 27-year-old Marshfield man reported the theft of his pickup truck from in front of his residence on the 100 block of W. Second St. between 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 and 6:27 a.m. on Aug. 5. The vehicle was unlocked, and the keys were in the ignition.
The vehicle was later located through a separate investigation, and it was determined that the vehicle was not stolen and that it was a civil matter.
Drumming on Magee Street draws noise complaint
Police responded at 1:20 p.m. to a noise complaint on the 300 block of Magee St. The report indicated an area man had been playing drums very loudly for approximately two hours every day for the last several weeks. Neighbors had tried to previously make noise complaints but did not know the man’s address.
Police contacted the man, warned him for the loud noise, and informed him that future complaints would result in loud noise citations.
Marshfield man’s information used in attempt to obtain loan
A 54-year-old Marshfield man reported that a California lending company contacted him, requesting information for a loan application in his name that he did not make. The lending company was able to stop the application before the loan was collected.
The man stated that his personal information, including his Social Security number, was compromised. No suspect information was given.
Police gave the man information on identity theft protection and faxed a copy of the police report to the lending company for their investigation. No further action was taken.
Thursday, Aug. 6
Fraudulent transactions charged to woman’s credit card
A 24-year-old Marshfield woman reported that several fraudulent transactions were made to her credit card between July 27 and 31. The woman did contact her credit card company, who cancelled her account and removed the charges from the transactions.
Police gave the woman identity theft information to further ensure that her personal information was not compromised.
Merrill man detained on probation hold
Wood County Dispatch received a report at 10:30 p.m. that a 28-year-old Merrill man, who was currently on probation and not to leave Lincoln County, was in Marshfield. It was also reported that the man was drinking, which was also a violation of his probation.
Police contacted the man on the 300 block of W. Third St., and he stated that his car broke down and was staying at his fiance’s residence and that his probation agent was aware of this. The man also stated he had two sips of warm Pabst and registered a 0.00 on a preliminary breath test (PBT).
Probation and Parole was contacted and indicated the man’s acknowledgement to drinking was enough to place a hold on him. The man was arrested, booked, and transported to Wood County Jail.
Friday, Aug. 7
Brother warned to cease contact with sister
At 3:29 p.m. a 50-year-old Marshfield woman reported that her brother had left her two voice messages in which he was yelling and swearing at her. The woman stated that when she called him back, he continued to be vulgar towards her and then hung up the phone.
The woman stated that she did not contact with her brother or his girlfriend anymore. Police advised the woman also to not contact her brother.
An officer contacted the brother and advised him that neither he nor his girlfriend should have any contact with the woman, or they will be cited.
Woman picked up for warrant, man for probation violation
Police took a 27-year-old Marshfield woman into custody at her residence on a valid Marshfield Police Department warrant. The woman was transported to the department, booked, and released after posting the $268 bond.
Police arrested a 19-year-old Marshfield man on the 400 block of S. Peach Ave. for a probation violation. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where he was live scanned, and then later to Wood County Jail.
Saturday, Aug. 8
Marshfield woman cited for being in park after hours
An officer on routine patrol noticed a vehicle parked along the north edge of the Griese Park parking lot at 1:39 a.m. The officer activated the emergency lights and exited his squad car.
The vehicle was unoccupied, the windows were partially down, the key was in the ignition, and a purse was on the center console. The officer then began to check the area on foot.
Another officer called in to assist checked a wooded area and, upon shining his flashlight into the woods, noticed a 25-year-old Marshfield woman. The woman was within 30 feet of her vehicle and could see the emergency lights.
The woman was intoxicated and when dealing with officers was uncooperative and somewhat confrontational. Police contacted the woman’s mother, who agreed to pick up the woman. Officers stood by until the mother arrived. The woman was issued a citation for in park after hours.
33-year-old issued resisting/obstructing citation
An officer observed a physical altercation between two females outside a bar on the 400 block of N. Central Ave. at 2:25 a.m. The officer approached the females, and they quickly separated.
The officer asked a 33-year-old Stratford woman to identify herself two times. On the third the officer asked, the woman stated, “I don’t have to.”
The officer then advised the Stratford woman that she was under arrest and placed her in handcuffs. The woman then stated the officer could see her driver’s license.
Neither of the females wanted to pursue charges related to the physical fight. The Stratford woman stated she had four drinks throughout the night, and she was issued a citation for resisting/obstructing.
Loyal man arrested for DOC warrant
Police arrested a 38-year-old Loyal man on the 100 block of N. Central Ave. on a valid Department of Corrections warrant. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where he was live scanned. Police then transported him to Wood County Jail.
Sunday, Aug. 9
Man arrested at loud party, woman later cited
Police received a second complaint of a loud party on the 700 block of E. Fourth St. at 1:24 a.m. Upon police arrival music was playing at a fairly loud volume, and people were talking and yelling loudly.
Contact was made with a 43-year-old Marshfield man, who yelled at police officers and refused to identify himself after being legally and lawfully requested to do so over a dozen times.
Officers later took the man into custody and transported him to the Marshfield Police Department, where booking procedures were completed. The man was released after the bond criteria were met.
Charges for disorderly conduct and obstructing will be directed to the Wood County DA’s office.
Officers were dispatched to the the same address at 1:54 a.m. due to a report of a 38-year-old Marshfield woman creating a disturbance. The woman was pounding on her neighbors’ door, which woke them up and scared them.
The neighbors had contacted police earlier in the night regarding the woman’s household to report a fire and loud noise complaint. In earlier police contact, officers advised the woman to stop the disruptive behavior.
When officers made contact again, the woman stated she just wanted to meet her neighbors. The woman was verbally identified and arrested for disorderly conduct. Officers transported the woman to the Marshfield Police Department, where she was issued a disorderly conduct citation.
Marshfield man cited for OWI following crash
At 2:06 a.m. officers were dispatched to the intersection of Popp Avenue and Huetter Street to investigate a crash. Officers arrived and found a vehicle with extensive damage to its front end as well as a damaged mailbox. Officers were unable to locate the operator of the vehicle and then found a second vehicle with damage to its rear end.
The first vehicle’s driver, a 20-year-old Marshfield man, eventually returned to the scene of the crash and admitted that he had been operating the vehicle that had struck the rear end of a truck and then damaged a mailbox. He also admitted that he had consumed alcohol prior to operating the vehicle but said he had not had anything since the crash.
The man attempted standardized field sobriety tests but was unable to perform them all due to his level of intoxication. He gave a PBT of 0.258.
The man agreed to a legal blood draw and was cited for operating while under the influence.
Gas drive off on Central Avenue
Police responded at 12:40 p.m. to a report of a gas drive off from a station on the 1300 block of S. Central Ave. A worker at the gas station said the suspect pumped gas and then left without trying to swipe a credit card or going into the store to pay.
An officer made phone contact with the subject, who said that he forgot to pay and that he was willing to pay for the gas in the near future but was already out of town for the day. Follow-up will continue.
Suspicious activity on North Hume Avenue
Police received a report that a residence’s rear bedroom window had been removed and placed on the ground between 8 a.m. and 10:53 p.m. on the 1300 block of N. Hume Ave. Neither the person who reported the incident or the resident believed that the screen fell out or had any suspects. Nothing was damaged or taken from the residence.
The resident and the person who reported the incident were provided with safety precautions, and extra patrol was requested. A neighborhood canvass was conducted but was inconclusive.
Monday, Aug. 10
Woman’s door damaged from attempted entry
At 12:31 a.m. a 54-year-old Marshfield woman reported someone had attempted to enter her daughter’s apartment on the 600 block of Laurel Court, causing damage to the door trim. The daughter provided one suspect, who denied the allegation when contacted.
63-year-old cited for harassment
At 10:57 a.m. a 75-year-old Marshfield woman reported that while she was walking her dog at the retention pond across the street from her house on the 700 block of N. Chestnut Ave., a 63-year-old Marshfield woman began yelling profanities and told the 75-year-old to get off her property. The 75-year-old stated that at no time was she on the 63-year-old’s property and wished for the harassment to stop.
The 75-year-old also stated that this is an ongoing issue. Due to numerous past incidences, the 63-year-old woman was cited for harassment and told to have no further contact with the 75-year-old.
Police receive two reports of animal bites
A 56-year-old Marshfield woman reported at 4:38 p.m. that while trying to feed a stray cat outside her residence on the 200 block of W. McMillan St., the cat bit her several times on both of her hands. An ordinance officer was to follow up with her on Aug. 11 to trap the cat.
At 8:26 p.m. a Marshfield woman reported that her 10-year-old son had been bitten in the face by a dog while at Wildwood Park.
Police contacted the owner of the dog, who provided up to date paperwork on the dog’s vaccinations. The dog will be home quarantined for 10 days.
The child was treated at the Saint Joseph’s emergency room for the bite.
Tuesday, Aug. 11
Marshfield man steals pizza, croissant
A manager at a store on the 100 block of N. Central Ave. reported that between 2:30 and 2:40 a.m. on Aug. 9 a 27-year-old Marshfield man entered the store, took a sausage croissant and a thin crust sausage and pepperoni pizza, and left without paying for the items.
The man had done this before at this store, and the manager stated she would be in contact with the company’s legal department in order to serve the man paperwork informing him that he is no longer allowed on the store’s property.
The man has been identified. Security footage was obtained and secured as evidence. Investigation will continue.
Prescription medication bottle reported stolen
A 49-year-old Marshfield man stated that at 7 p.m. on Aug. 10 a man who identified himself as Jeff came to his residence to ask permission to use a certain tool for cutting metal. After the man left the 49-year-old’s residence, the 49-year-old noticed a bottle of his prescription medication was missing from the kitchen table. The 49-year-old stated that he searched his residence and called for officer assistance to report the theft.
The 49-year-old described the man as a skinny, short, white male who was missing his front teeth and rode a purple bicycle. The man also stated he lived near Tower Hall.
The bottle contained an unknown number of assorted pills.
Marshfield man leaves drug-related property in ex-girlfriend’s apartment
At 8:31 a.m. a Marshfield woman reported that after breaking up with a 38-year-old Marshfield man, she found some drug-related property that belonged to him in her apartment. The woman requested an officer meet her to turn over the property.
An officer collected all property in question at the scene and placed it into evidence at the Marshfield Police Department. A request for charges will follow.
Woman commits theft by not paying for items at self-checkout
At 1:46 p.m. a loss prevention worker at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. reported witnessing a woman exit the store with numerous goods for which she did not pay.
The woman had gone through the self-checkout and only scanned a few of the many items she had in her cart, and then she left the store with all the goods still in the cart. Investigation is ongoing.
Man warned to cease contact with former roommate
At 7:25 p.m. a 23-year-old Marshfield woman reported receiving repeated annoying, harassing text messages from a 23-year-old Marshfield man. The woman stated that she used to be roommates with the man but that he moved out due to him constantly harassing her.
Police contacted the man and advised him to stop all contact with the woman. The man agreed to cease all contact. No further action was taken.
Magee Street drummer draws second noise complaint
Police received a noise complaint with regards to loud drumming on the 300 block of Magee St. at 7:21 p.m., the same residence as the complaint on Aug. 5. Upon police arrival drumming had stopped, and no one was present at the offending location.
Police later met with the 21-year-old Marshfield man that had been warned for this behavior on Aug. 5. A plan to add soundproofing to the interior of the drumming room in the residence will be implemented for assessment on Aug. 14 with the hopes of resolving this ongoing concern without formal enforcement action.