Weekly Police Blotter
Wednesday, Aug. 26
Man’s identity stolen
A Marshfield woman came into the Marshfield Police Department at 11:10 a.m. to report that her husband’s identity had been stolen. She said that on July 15 someone had tried to open a Chase credit card account in his name.
Disturbance on Pine Avenue
Police responded at 10:49 p.m. to a disturbance on the 400 block of N. Pine Ave. Police arrived and made contact with five individuals. A woman and her boyfriend were involved in an argument because she had been gone for three hours and did not tell the boyfriend where she was. When she came home, another woman and two men were with her.
The boyfriend and one of the other men began to argue, which led to threats of physical harm by both parties. All parties then left.
The boyfriend then called the man he had argued with before via the other woman’s phone and asked him to come back so they could “fight.” The man returned with a baseball bat. Threats again were made, and the police were called.
Through investigation it was learned that the girlfriend sent the other woman a text message saying she did not want to be at home with her boyfriend and that he kicked her. When an officer asked her about this, she stated that she was never physically harmed nor feared for her safety. She sent the text because she thought it would get the other woman to come back over and get her so she could continue drinking.
No one involved wanted any police intervention, and all were warned to go their separate ways.
Thursday, Aug. 27
Man taken into custody for Marshfield Police Department warrant
Police took a 27-year-old Marshfield man into custody on a Marshfield Police Department warrant at 10:45 a.m. on the 1300 block of E. 14th St. The man was unable to post bond and was transported to Wood County Jail.
Police arrest 20-year-old for disorderly conduct, bail jumping
At 1:56 p.m. police arrested a 20-year-old Marshfield man on 1000 block of N. Oak Ave. for domestic disorderly conduct and misdemeanor bail jumping following a disturbance with his girlfriend. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and transported to Wood County Jail after he was unable to post the $1,150 bond.
Saturday, Aug. 29
Texas couple reports threatening email
A Texas couple came into the Marshfield Police Department at 8:26 a.m. to report that the wife had received a threatening email from the husband’s ex-wife, a 34-year-old from Marshfield. Through investigation the authenticity of the email was questioned, but the Texas woman wished for the incident to be documented.
Sunday, Aug. 30
Motorcycle damaged on Veterans Parkway
A man reported that someone had damaged his motorcycle that was on the 2100 block of W. Veterans Parkway some time between Aug. 21 and 9 p.m. on Aug. 30. An officer took photographs of the motorcycle and noted damage to the fuel tank, mirrors, head lamp, tail lights, license plate, seat, and front tire.
There was also evidence that sugar was poured into the fuel tank. There was sugar on the ground, and it was hard and appeared as though it had been in the elements for some time.
The man stated that the motorcycle was covered and that the cover did not seem out of place.
There are no leads or suspects. The officer asked the man to contact police if he heard anything regarding potential suspects.
Vehicles found with open doors
At 6:13 a.m. a man reported that vehicles parked near his had open doors. Police found seven vehicles in the area of the 100-900 blocks of S. Central Ave. with their doors open. The vehicles appeared to have had an unknown individual go through their center consoles and glove boxes looking for items.
An officer left cards on the vehicles with instructions to contact him. Three of the vehicles’ owners had contacted him at the time of the report, and nothing was found missing from those vehicles.
Police received another report of vehicles with open doors at 9:58 p.m. Two vehicles in the east alley on the 300 block of S. Central Ave. had their doors open. It appeared as someone had gone through the vehicles’ compartments, emptied them, and placed the contents all over inside the vehicles.
A vehicle owner was contacted, reported to the scene, and discovered that nothing was taken. The owner stated the vehicle was unlocked. There are no suspects at this time.
Monday, Aug. 31
Police receive two reports of theft from vehicles
A Marshfield woman reported that her class ring and a neon yellow Under Armour lanyard with a house key on it were taken from her friend’s vehicle while it was on the 200 block of S. Maple Ave. some time between 10 a.m. on Aug. 28 and 3 p.m. on Aug. 30.
The woman stated that she knew the lanyard and ring were in her purse on Aug. 28, and when she went to her friend’s unlocked vehicle on Aug. 30, she noticed several items from her purse were scattered about the front seat area, but the ring and lanyard were missing. The woman was unsure if this was related to the vehicle entries from Aug. 30 but wanted to report the incident to police.
The woman also stated that her friend was not missing anything at this time and that she would email police a picture of a similar ring. No further action was taken.
Another Marshfield woman reported that between 6 and 8 p.m. on Aug. 28 a purse, prescription medications, mixed change, and a tablet were taken from her vehicle without her consent. The vehicle was unlocked and on the 600 block of S. Cedar Ave. There was no surveillance available.
Two marshfield women involved in physical altercation
Police responded at 5:49 p.m. to a report of a physical fight between two Marshfield women, an 18-year-old and a 28-year-old, on the 700 block of N. Weber Ave. Officers arrived and separated the women, and the 18-year-old later went to Saint Joseph’s Hospital after reporting that the 28-year-old had punched her in the head. The 18-year-old did not have any diagnosed injuries other than what she reported to be a sore spot on her head.
The 28-year-old had initiated the fight because she found the 18-year-old was having a relationship with the 28-year-old’s husband. Neither party wanted any law enforcement action taken, and both were warned.
Officers stood by while the 18-year-old retrieved items from the 28-year-old’s apartment and suggested that the women not have contact with each other.
Woman attempts to steal carpet squares
At 7:40 p.m. a man reported observing an unknown female attempt to take several carpet squares located near the front entrance of a business on the 1300 block of W. Veterans Parkway.
When the man confronted the woman, she left northbound on a mountain bike. No items were taken.
The man described the woman as white, in her late teens or early 20s, and wearing a dark hooded jacket/sweatshirt and red backpack. The same woman was reportedly observed looking in windows of neighboring apartments the evening of Aug. 30.
Officers checked the area and were unable to locate anyone matching the description.
Tuesday, Sept. 1
Central Avenue storage shed broken into, damaged
A Wisconsin Rapids man reported that a storage shed on the 1000 block of S. Central Ave. had been broken into and damaged between 3 p.m. on Aug. 30 and 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 31. No items were believed to be stolen.
The wooden door frame was broken, and the door lock/knob was damaged. The security cameras in the area were not working properly, and there are no suspects at this time.