Weekly Police Blotter
Wednesday, Aug. 19
Vehicle drives through cornfield near Wildwood
A Marshfield park patrol worker reported that an unknown vehicle drove through part of a cornfield near the southeast area of Wildwood Park at 10:30 p.m. Approximately 10’ x 300’ of the cornfield was damaged.
The land is owned by the city of Marshfield and leased to another party, which estimated the loss to be about $250 worth of corn.
Wednesday, Sept. 2
Marshfield man’s vehicle damaged for second time
A 60-year-old Marshfield man reported that some time between Aug. 28 and 5 p.m. on Sept. 2 an offender had used a sharp-edged instrument and scraped paint along his vehicle’s passenger door while it was on the 200 block of E. Grant St. The man stated that this was the second time this had happened this summer and that the damage was in the same place as before.
The man would like an extra patrol and possibly cameras since he suspected a neighbor may have damaged his vehicle.
Man dials 911 during math argument
A 30-year-old Marshfield man on the 2200 block of S. Maple Ave. dialed 911 at 5:07 p.m. but did not say anything to Dispatch. While on the line, Dispatch could hear arguing.
Upon police arrival there was no arguing, but the 23-year-old Marshfield woman that came to the door was visibly upset and had been crying. When asked what was going on, the woman stated that she and her fiance were arguing about math.
During the investigation it was determined that the argument did not meet the criteria for a domestic incident. Arrangements were made for the woman to go to her mother’s to give both parties time to cool down.
Counterfeit $10 bill reported
At 7:42 p.m. Marshfield man reported that he had received a counterfeit $10 bill as change from a food stand at the Central Wisconsin State Fair. The man realized it was counterfeit when he went to pay for something on the 100 block of E. 14th St. A bartender tested the bill with a counterfeit pen and confirmed that it was counterfeit.
Two fairgoers warned, one of them arrested on active warrant
A man called Wood County Dispatch at 7:53 p.m. to report two males had been yelling and swearing at him and his two children at the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. An officer found the two suspects and warned them for their behavior.
Officers recognized one of the males as having an active arrest warrant, which Wood County Dispatch confirmed. The man was arrested and transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and then to Wood County Jail.
Cellphone stolen from vehicle on Spruce Avenue
A Marshfield man reported that his cellphone was taken from his truck on the 600 block of S. Spruce Ave. between 9:30 and 10:07 p.m. without his consent. The cellphone was on the passenger seat, and he had the truck’s doors open while packing for a trip.
While the man was at the back of the truck, a mid-20s woman walked up and asked him to light her cigarette. Shortly after the woman walked away, he noticed the phone was missing. The woman was described as wearing a black and white shirt and had light brown hair.
Attempts to locate the phone via GPS were unsuccessful. Police checked the area but did not find the suspect. The phone’s information was entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
Wednesday, Sept. 3
Purse missing after being forgotten in store
A 77-year-old Marshfield woman stated that she set her purse down while shopping at a store on the 100 block of N. Central Ave. between 2 and 3 p.m. on Sept. 2 and forgot it when she left. Upon realizing she forgot it several hours later, she called the store to see if anyone had found the purse. Store staff informed the woman they were unable to locate her purse.
The woman did contact her bank and canceled her credit card and checkbook.
Dispute over vehicle transaction initially treated as civil matter
At 11:03 a.m. a 76-year-old Marshfield woman reported that she and a 33-year-old Marshfield man had a written agreement for the man to purchase a vehicle that belonged to the woman’s deceased son.
According to the woman, the man was verbally told not to operate the vehicle until he had completely paid for it. So far the man had given the woman $150 for the $600 vehicle. Approximately two weeks ago the man took the vehicle, and the woman had not seen or heard from him since.
The woman still has the title, which lists her son as the legal owner. Police are attempting to locate the man to hear his side of the argument. Until he is found, the incident is being treated as a civil matter.
Erratic driver arrested for violating probation
Police responded at 11:59 a.m. to a report of an erratic driver. Police performed a traffic stop near the intersection of Central Avenue and Franklin Street.
The vehicle’s operator, a 22-year-old Auburndale man, was found to be in violation of his probation. Also in the vehicle was a 24-year-old Marshfield woman whom the man was to have no contact with per his probation rules.
Probation and Parole was contacted and placed a hold on the man. The man was arrested, booked, and then transported to Marathon County Jail.
Granton couple reports identity theft, forgery
At 1:27 p.m. a Granton couple reported that a 38-year-old Marshfield woman had used their daughter’s debit card without her permission. The Granton woman also reported that the Marshfield woman forged a check that was given to her daughter. The investigation is ongoing.
Vodka thief taken into custody
Police took a 36-year-old Marshfield man into custody for retail theft of an $18.97 bottle of vodka on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. at 9:30 p.m. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and later released. Charges will be forwarded to the Marathon County district attorney.
Wausau man arrested for violating at least seven probation rules
At 10:08 p.m. a 31-year-old Marshfield woman reported an ongoing disturbance involving her, a 24-year-old Marshfield woman, and a 25-year-old Wausau man on the 800 block of E. Harrison St. Officers interviewed all parties involved.
The man was found to be in violation of at least seven of his probation rules. Probation and Parole elected to place a hold, and the man was arrested, transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking, cited for disorderly conduct, informed that neither of the women wanted any further contact with him and warned of the consequences, and then transported to Marathon County Jail.
Twenty-five-year-old turns himself in at Marshfield Police Department
A 25-year-old Marshfield man turned himself in at the Marshfield Police Department on a valid Wood County warrant. The man posted the required $100 bond amount and was released.
Man with two valid Marshfield warrants taken into custody
A 31-year-old Marshfield man that had two valid Marshfield warrants with a total bond of $900 was seen near the intersection of East 14th Street and South Vine Avenue. The man was taken into custody and transported to Wood County Jail as he was unable to post bond.
Friday, Sept. 4
Vehicle’s rear window broken on Arnold Street
An officer met with a 48-year-old Marshfield man whose vehicle’s back window was broken some time between 8 a.m. on Sept. 2 and 5:04 p.m. on Sept. 4 while it was on the 600 block of W. Arnold St.
There are no suspects at this time, and there was no security footage. There is no further information.
Marshfield police find juvenile with ATL from Marathon County
Marshfield officers were dispatched at 2:08 p.m. as a juvenile that Marathon County had an attempt to locate out on was thought to be on the 3300 block of Frey Court. Officers arrived; entered the residence with permission; and located, identified, and secured the juvenile. The juvenile was brought back to the Marshfield Police Department and then turned over to Spencer police.
Intoxicated couple involved in verbal altercation
Police responded at 9:10 p.m. to a report of a verbal altercation between a 46-year-old Marshfield woman and her boyfriend, whom she resides with on the 1600 block of E. Fourth St. Both parties were intoxicated, and the altercation did not meet domestic abuse arrest criteria.
Both parties wished to remain at the residence for the evening and were warned for their actions.
Man taken into custody on Clark County warrant
At 11:04 p.m. an officer performed a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Vine Avenue. The driver was identified by his Wisconsin driver’s license and was found to have a valid arrest warrant out of Clark County.
The man was taken into custody and transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where he was booked and posted bond. He was then released.
Saturday, Sept. 5
Spencer man arrested for OWI, marijuana, paraphernalia possession
Following a traffic stop near the intersection of Blodgett Street and St Joseph Avenue, police arrested a 22-year-old Spencer man for operating while under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana at 2:53 a.m. A request for charges will be sent to the Wood County DA’s office.
Cyclist nearly causes accident, flees scene on foot
An officer attempted to conduct a bicycle stop after observing a white male cross two lanes of traffic while bicycling on the 300 block of N. Central Ave. at 2:57 a.m. The man traveled in front of a vehicle, nearly causing an accident.
When the officer turned on the squad car’s emergency lights, the man rode into a yard on the 300 block of N. Central Ave., left the bicycle, and fled the area on foot. The bicycle was entered into evidence as a found bicycle and taken to the impound garage.
Marshfield woman warned for harassing calls
Officers took a complaint at 11:57 a.m. that a Marshfield woman had received harassing phone calls and a harassing letter from another Marshfield woman. Police told the first woman not to have contact with the second woman.
Police then contacted the second woman and warned her about the harassing calls. She was informed that if they continue, she would receive a citation.
Woman arrested for disorderly conduct – domestic abuse
Police responded at 3:56 p.m. to a report of a disturbance involving a 24-year-old Marshfield woman and her ex-boyfriend, a 34-year-old Marshfield man, on the 900 block of S. Central Ave. Officers arrived and found the man with his shirt torn off and multiple scratch marks on his arms.
The man told officers that the woman became very upset due to a Facebook comment he had made, and she proceeded to yell at and hit him. The man attempted to restrain her at one point, and during the struggle the woman pushed up against and broke a window.
The woman was arrested and transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures. The man refused medical attention and posted the woman’s bond. The woman was released from police custody, and charges are being requested through the Wood County DA.
Man taken into custody on three valid warrants
At 10:25 p.m. police took a 36-year-old Marshfield man into custody for two valid Marshfield warrants and one Wisconsin Rapids Police Department warrant. The man was brought to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and later transported to Wood County Jail after he was unable to post the required $2,721.50 bond amount.
Sunday, Sept. 6
Trailer stolen at fair
A 71-year-old Vesper man reported that an unknown person took an enclosed trailer he was borrowing from a 67-year-old Vesper man to use during the fair. The trailer was taken while it was at the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds some time between 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 9 a.m. on Sept. 6.
The 71-year-old and fair staff searched the fairgrounds but did not locate the trailer. Officers contacted the 67-year-old, and he stated that he had given only the 71-year-old permission to use the trailer.
Two men taken into custody for warrants
At 12:22 a.m. police received a complaint of a man walking in and near the roadway on Veterans Parkway near Mann Road. Upon making contact with the man, he was verbally identified and found to have a valid warrant through the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office. The warrant was confirmed, and the man was taken into custody. He was booked, posted bond, and then was released.
Police took a 26-year-old Colby man into custody on a Marathon County warrant on the 400 block of N. Central Ave. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and released after the $391.03 bond was posted.
Man picked up for warrant, cited for drinking in public
A 26-year-old Colby man was observed standing on the sidewalk of the 400 block of N. Central Ave. while drinking from an open Bud Light bottle at 2:47 a.m. The man was also known to have an outstanding Marathon County Sheriff’s Office warrant.
Police made contact with the man, and his identity was confirmed via his Wisconsin driver’s license. The man was taken into custody for the warrant and later released after bond was posted. The man was also cited for drinking in a public place.
Harassing text, Facebook messages sent by Marshfield man, woman
Police received a report at 3:25 a.m. that a 22-year-old Marshfield man and a 23-year-old Marshfield woman had sent harassing text and Facebook messages. The victim wanted the harassment to stop and was planning to get a restraining order.
Police contacted the man and woman, and they agreed to avoid contact with the victim and at the victim’s place of work as well. All parties were informed to cease contact with each other. No further action was taken.
Tuesday, Sept. 8
Unidentified man steals toilet paper
A business owner reported that on two separate occasions between Aug. 19 and Sept. 5 an unidentified male approximately in his 20s with short, curly brown hair entered the business on the 1400 block of S. Maple Ave., removed the cover of the toilet paper dispenser in the bathroom, and took the toilet paper without permission.
The business owner was able to repair the dispenser and did not wish to pursue charges. However, the business owner did wish that when the man is identified that he be advised that he is not welcome on the property
Trailer stolen on Peach Avenue
A Marshfield man reported that he had been storing his trailer at a friend’s home on the 200 block of N. Peach Ave., but when he went to get his trailer to use it, it was missing. When the man asked the friend about it, the friend said he saw it during the day of Sept. 6, but it was not there in the evening. He thought the man came and got it.
The trailer was not locked, and the man did not have any suspects. A stolen vehicle certification form was completed and signed by the man, and the trailer will be entered into the NCIC and the Criminal Investigation Bureau.
Police respond to dispute between adults
Police responded at 6:44 a.m. to a report that a 67-year-old Marshfield woman had been struck by her 59-year-old live-in boyfriend. During the investigation, the woman told police the man did not strike her, and there was no evidence as such.
The woman admitted that she and the man have a history of verbal fights and believed it is time for them to separate. The man turned his key over to the woman and left the residence. Both parties were advised to arrange for police to be on the scene when the man returns to pick up his property.