Weekly Police Blotter
Wednesday, Aug. 19
Six windows broken at Fourth Street residence
A 41-year-old Marshfield woman reported that between 3 and 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 17 someone broke six windows on her home on the 300 block of E. Fourth St.
The woman’s son and two other witnesses were in the home at the time and saw a 57-year-old Wisconsin Rapids woman, with whom the Marshfield woman has had recent issues, running from the scene. Investigation will continue.
Man, woman report harassment from man’s mother
A 21-year-old Marshfield man and a 23-year-old Marshfield woman came into the Marshfield Police Department at 12:47 p.m. to discuss harassment issues. The man stated that his mother, a 47-year-old Marshfield woman, had been making threatening statements towards the 23-year-old. Both the man and the 23-year-old requested that an officer talk with the 47-year-old.
Police contacted the 47-year-old to discuss the concerns. The 47-year-old denied any comments being made towards the 23-year-old and stated that she had never had contact with the 23-year-old in the past.
Verbal confrontation between two Marshfield men
At 3:35 p.m. a 35-year-old Marshfield man reported that he had a verbal confrontation with a 25-year-old Marshfield man while in a business’ waiting room on the 100 block of N. Central Ave. The 35-year-old stated that during the argument the 25-year-old pulled a pocket knife out of his pocket and began flipping the blade open. The 35-year-old then left to call the police.
Police contacted the 25-year-old, and he confirmed the verbal argument but stated that he did not pull out his knife to threaten the 35-year-old. There were no other witnesses to the incident.
Ultimately, the 25-year-old and his girlfriend were asked to leave the premises and are no longer welcome on the property as requested by the business’ staff.
Marshfield man reports threats made against him
At 7:39 p.m. a Marshfield man reported that he had been told that a male named “Jody” had threatened to harm him because “Jody” blamed the Marshfield man for being evicted from his apartment. Neither the Marshfield man nor the person who informed him knew the subject’s last name.
Police are attempting to identify the subject to speak with him.
Thursday, Aug. 20
19-year-old taken into custody on probation warrant
Police took a 19-year-old Marshfield resident into custody on a valid probation warrant at 4:40 p.m. on the 2200 block of S. Maple Ave. The subject was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and was later transported and released to the Wood County Jail.
Vehicle strikes, damages house in hit-and-run on Waushara Drive
Police responded at 11:47 p.m. to a report that a vehicle struck and caused extensive damage to a house on the 1700 block of Waushara Drive. The driver had fled the scene prior to police arrival.
Through investigation police located the operator of the vehicle, a 23-year-old Marshfield man, and he admitted to the crash. The man was taken into custody, transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking, issued multiple citations, and released.
Saturday, Aug. 22
Clerk finds counterfeit $100 bill
A clerk at a store on the 1300 block of S. Central Ave. contacted police after she rechecked a bank deposit for the store and located a counterfeit $100 bill. The clerk said she was not working at the time the bill was accepted by another clerk — between 10:30 and 11 a.m. on Aug. 21. However, she did contact the manager, who would check video surveillance to identify a possible suspect.
Police secured the counterfeit bill into evidence. No further action was taken at this time.
Woman arrested, receives multiple citations following traffic accident
A 28-year-old Marshfield woman was involved in a traffic accident where she failed to stop at a stop sign, struck another vehicle, and then left the scene. Police found the woman and identified her by her Wisconsin driver’s license.
The woman showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for operating while under the influence (OWI), second offense, as well as misdemeanor bail jumping. She was cited for the OWI and for the hit-and-run, failure to stop at a stop sign, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.
The woman consented to a legal blood draw, was booked, and released.
Missing 87-year-old found
At 10:21 p.m. a Madison woman reported that her father, an 87-year-old from Marshfield who has early stages of dementia, was supposed to leave Marshfield at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 22 and come to her address but had not arrived.
Police checked the man’s residence, and his vehicle was not on the property. Nothing else appeared to be disturbed. The man does not have a cellphone.
An Attempt to Locate for jurisdictions along the standard route of travel to Madison was sent as well as a statewide silver alert. The man was located safe at 10:23 a.m. on Aug. 23, and the alert was cancelled.
Sunday, Aug. 23
Bottle containing quarters stolen from unlocked vehicle
A 42-year-old Marshfield man reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle that was parked outside his residence on the 100 block of W. Doege St. between 11:45 p.m. on Aug. 22 and 8:45 a.m. on Aug. 23. The suspect then removed an old prescription bottle containing $8-$10 in quarters from the center console.
The man had gone through the vehicle prior to contacting police, therefore eliminating any chance of evidence being gathered. The man stated he just wanted to report the incident in case any other vehicle entries in the area were reported.
The man suspected a 22-year-old Marshfield man is responsible for taking the quarters and stated that he would talk to the 22-year-old himself and did not wish for law enforcement to contact him. No further action was taken.
Tires slashed on Peach Avenue
A man contacted police to report that between 12:30 and 1 a.m. he was awoken from his sleep when he heard a very loud “poof” sound outside his residence on the 1200 block of N. Peach Ave. The man looked outside his window and noticed a vehicle was leaning to one side. When he checked the vehicle later, he saw what appeared to be knife cuts in the vehicle tires.
Police conducted a neighborhood canvass. A neighbor also reported hearing the noise, and when he looked out his window he observed three male subjects possibly in their mid- to late-20s running past his residence. They wore all black clothing and baseball caps.
The witness also stated that two of the individuals were shorter in stature and turned northbound past his residence, and a taller man with a very thin build ran westbound past his residence. Photographs were taken of the damage.
Parties involved in disturbance flee as police arrive
Police responded at 4:30 a.m. to a report of a disturbance between a male and a female on the 100 block of S. Central Ave. Upon police arrival both the man and the woman fled on foot. A witness said the two were only arguing and were intoxicated.
An officer found the woman’s purse and its contents scattered in the alley, which were collected and placed into evidence. Police contacted the woman, who denied knowing the man and stated that she did not remember being in a fight. The woman stated she would come in the next day to collect her belongings.
Police respond to child custody dispute
Police responded at 7:42 p.m. to a child custody dispute. The mother of a 6-week-old child called to report the father took the child without the mother’s permission. She stated the man placed the child into his car and was driving to Loyal until officers stopped him.
Officers spoke with the man, and he explained that he was upset because he wanted to spend more time with the child and take it to visit family members. Police determined that there was no custody agreement in place and that both parents had custody rights to the child.
Officers also found that the man did not have any supplies or formula to care for the child, and he agreed to turn the child over to its mother. Police advised both parents to set up child custody times and to contact the Personal Development Center for custody exchange.
Woman turns herself in at Marshfield Police Department
An 18-year-old woman turned herself in at the Marshfield Police Department on a valid Probation and Parole warrant. The woman was taken into custody, booked, and then transported to Wood County Jail.
Monday, Aug. 24
Laundromat owner locates trick bill
The owner of a Laundromat on the 400 block of N. Central Ave. reported finding a $1 bill with packing tape attached to it that had been used in an attempt to trick a change machine to provide additional quarters. The bill had been left some time between 10 p.m. on Aug. 20 and 8:19 p.m. on Aug. 21.
The owner reported that no financial loss occurred, and after reviewing video surveillance, no suspect could be located on camera. Police collected the dollar bill and tape and entered them into evidence.
Man steals vehicle, crashes in chase with Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
Norwood Health Center staff contacted police when a 30-year-old male had escaped from the building. A short time later a woman reported that the man had taken her vehicle, which was parked and running on the 300 block of W. McMillan St. The man left in an unknown direction.
A stolen vehicle report was completed, and the vehicle was entered into the National Crime Information Center as stolen by dispatch. Dispatch also sent a message to Central Area law enforcement agencies.
Dispatch advised that the man was involved with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office that ended with the man crashing the vehicle. The man was taken into custody and transported to Jackson County Jail, and the vehicle was returned to its owner. A request for charges was completed for operating without the owner’s consent.
Man arrested following domestic violence incident
At 6:26 p.m. police received a report of a domestic violence incident between a 25-year-old man and the victim that had occurred earlier in the day. The man was interviewed and provided corroborating details.
The man was arrested, transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking, and released after posting the required bond. The victim chose to enforce a 72-hour no contact provision. The matter is being referred to the Wood County district attorney’s office for prosecution.
Marshfield officer assists Wood County Sheriff’s Department
A Marshfield officer responded to a mutual aid request from the Wood County Sheriff’s Department at 11:05 p.m. for a possible burglary on the 8200 block of Klondike Drive. The officer assisted deputies in clearing the residence.
No one else was inside the residence. No further action was taken.
Tuesday, Aug. 25
Medications, $200 missing after man moves out of residence
A 34-year-old Marshfield woman reported that after a 32-year-old Marshfield man moved out of her residence on Aug. 24, various prescription medications and $200 were missing. The woman did not give anyone permission to take the items, and she changed the locks to the residence.
The woman said she would contact police for a civil standby for the rest of the man’s property. The man’s current location is unknown.
Drumming on Magee Street draws noise complaint
Police responded to a noise complaint on the 300 block of Magee St. at 4:04 p.m. A 21-year-old Marshfield man plays the drums and has been a nuisance to the neighbors.
Police arrived and used a sound meter that provided a reading of 71 decibels, which is within the 80-decibel limit at that time of day. The man was made aware of the complaint, and he showed police what he had done in an attempt to lower the noise level.
The man had moved the drumset to another room of the residence and placed partial padding over the windows. The man was requested to continue efforts to lower the noise escaping the residence.
Woman taken into custody for domestic disorderly conduct
Police took a 27-year-old woman into custody at 6:35 p.m. for domestic disorderly conduct on the 300 block of W. Cleveland St. The woman was booked and then released after posting the required bond. Charges will be sent to the Wood County DA’s office.