Weekly police blotter
Tuesday, Oct. 6
Twenty-six-year-old cited for disorderly conduct
Police responded at 1:16 p.m. to a report of a disturbance on the 2100 block of W. Marathon St. During an exchange of property between a 20-year-old woman and 26-year-old man, the man made comments that upset the woman.
The man admitted to the comments said directly to the woman and was issued a citation for disorderly conduct. No further action was taken.
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Possible identity theft reported
Police received a report at 6:56 p.m. regarding a possible identity theft. An 88-year-old Marshfield woman said she gave her Social Security number to a telephone solicitor identified as Pain Center. The woman did not think it was an actual organization or business.
Thursday, Oct. 8
Eau Claire woman violates bond
A 42-year-old Marshfield man requested police assistance with taking photographs of text messages on his phone and emails he had printed from a 35-year-old Eau Claire woman, who as a condition of her bond was to have no contact with the man. Photos were obtained and will be forwarded to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office.
Man arrested on Marathon County warrant
After receiving a tip, officers arrested a 36-year-old Spencer man for a valid Marathon County warrant on the 200 block of W. Second St. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and was released after posting the required bond.
Friday, Oct. 9
Marshfield woman taken into custody for bail jumping
Police took a 28-year-old Marshfield woman into custody for misdemeanor bail jumping following a dispute with a 37-year-old Marshfield man on the 1000 block of S. Cherry Ave. at 5:39 a.m. The woman was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where booking procedures were completed.
The woman was released, and charges are being requested through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Two thefts from utility reported
At 9:23 a.m. a Marshfield Utilities worker reported that someone reconnected the electric meter at a house on the 200 block of E. Ninth St. The occupant of the house denied having any knowledge of the reconnect.
Unaccounted for were 100 kilowatt-hours of electricity.
The worker later reported that someone had reconnected the electric meter at a residence on the 200 block of S. State St. The house was foreclosed on and is currently owned by BB&T Home Mortgage. A contracting company out of Watertown was working at the residence last week.
Unaccounted for were 90 kwh of electricity.
Cable box, satellite equipment damaged at Walnut Avenue residence
A 70-year-old Marshfield woman reported that someone had damaged her exterior cable box, which was attached to her house on the 500 block of S. Walnut Ave., some time between 2 and 6 p.m. The cable for her satellite dish was also pulled out and damaged.
The woman stated that nothing else was damaged and that similar incidents had occurred in the past. The woman did not have any suspects. No further action was taken.
Marshfield man taken into custody following verbal argument
Police responded at 9:29 p.m. to a report of a verbal argument on the 1600 block of E. Arnold St. During the argument, a 27-year-old Marshfield man grabbed onto the victim and left marks on the victim’s arms, which caused the victim pain. The victim also said the man threw the victim’s cellphone, causing it to break beyond repair.
The man was taken into custody, posted bond, and was then released. The victim was notified of his release, and charges will be pending through the Wood County DA.
Saturday, Oct. 10
Thirty-year-old man bitten by dog on Fourth Street
At 1:37 p.m. a 30-year-old Marshfield man reported being bitten by a dog on the 300 block of E. Fourth St. An officer took photographs of the man’s right leg, where he suffered a puncture wound from the bite.
The officer then spoke with the dog’s owner, a 41-year-old Marshfield woman, and provided a rabies control form. The woman was told that she had 24 hours to have her dog examined by a veterinarian and that the dog would need to be kenneled for a 10-day observation period due to its rabies vaccination not being up to date. The officer told her ordinance control would follow-up on the incident.
The man did not seek medical treatment and will inform ordinance control if this changes.
Sunday, Oct. 11
Phillips woman’s wallet stolen
A 23-year-old Phillips woman reported leaving her wallet in her friend’s unlocked apartment on the 700 block of W. 17th St. and suspected a 58-year-old Marshfield woman stole it. Police contacted the Marshfield woman, and she denied taking the wallet.
The Phillips woman stated there was a verbal argument at the apartment the previous night. She also stated that she had frozen all of her accounts and that nothing had been withdrawn.
Police check if someone entered vacant downtown building
Police responded at 12:34 p.m. to a report of someone entering a vacant building on the 300 block of S. Central Ave. The building was checked, and no one was present. Officers had responded to an open door at the building on Oct. 1.
Police contacted the building’s owner, and she stated she would secure the upstairs back door. The owner also granted permission to police to install a camera to catch any trespassers.
Dog bites woman on Maple Avenue
At 6:24 p.m. a 45-year-old Marshfield woman reported being bitten by a dog on the 2200 block of S. Maple Ave. Bites penetrated the skin of the woman’s right and left legs but did not require medical attention.
Police contacted the dog’s owner, a 40-year-old Marshfield woman, who provided documentation that the dog was current with its rabies vaccination. She stated she had just taken the dog out and was in the process of clasping the leash onto its collar when it ran off and bit the other woman.
The owner was provided a rabies report form to complete and turn in to ordinance the following day.
Monday, Oct. 12
Items stolen from unlocked vehicle on Maple Avenue
A 38-year-old Marshfield woman reported that some time between 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 12 someone had stolen an iPod, three insurance cards, and $15 in loose change from her unlocked vehicle, which was parked on the 600 block of N. Maple Ave.
Man taken into custody for stealing vodka
At 9:37 p.m. a loss prevention worker at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. reported a retail theft. Officers responded, and the loss prevention worker had obtained a picture of the suspect, who had taken a bottle of vodka. Officers recognized the suspect as a 36-year-old Marshfield man.
Police then went to the man’s address and took him into custody for retail theft. The stolen merchandise was located at the man’s residence.
The man was booked and released. Charges were filed through Marathon County.
Police perform two warrant pickups
Police arrested a 35-year-old Marshfield man on the 300 block of N. Central Ave. on a felony probation warrant. Police also arrested a 29-year-old Marshfield man at his residence on the 400 block of E. 21st St. Both men were booked and transported to Wood County Jail.
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Possible burglary reported on 14th Street
Police responded at 7:10 a.m. to a report of a possible burglary at a business on the 200 block of W. 14th St. The business owner stated the business’ back door had been found broken when workers came in, in the morning. There are no suspects at this time.
Two Marshfield men cited for OWI
At 5:16 p.m. an officer observed a vehicle circling the same area near Fourth Street and Cherry Avenue three times. The officer did a registration check and found the license plates on the vehicle did not have a vehicle associated with them.
The officer made contact with the driver, a 26-year-old Marshfield man, and found that the vehicle was registered to a someone else and had different license plates assigned to it.
During contact the officer noticed a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the man’s breath, and he admitted to consuming alcohol. He performed poorly on standardized field sobriety tests (SFST) and registered 0.128 on a preliminary breath test.
The man then refused a legal blood draw and was cited for operating while under the influence (OWI).
Another officer was dispatched at 6 p.m. to assist the Marshfield Fire Department with a gas leak at a residence on the 600 block of E. Becker Road. It was believed the resident, a 43-year-old man, had backed his vehicle into the gas meter. The resident admitted he had done so about an hour prior.
The resident had a strong odor of intoxicants, glassy eyes, and slurred speech as well as difficulty maintaining balance. He said he had not had any alcohol since being home.
He performed SFST poorly and was cited and arrested for his fourth OWI offense. He submitted to a blood draw and was taken to Saint Joseph’s Hospital for it. He was then booked and transported to Wood County Jail for a 12-hour hold.
Man with Marathon County warrant detained on probation hold
A vehicle was seen traveling westbound on East McMillan Street, and a registration check of the vehicle showed that the registered owner was suspended. Police initiated a traffic stop.
One of the vehicle’s passengers was a 28-year-old Marshfield man with a probation hold out of Marathon County as well as a valid Marathon County warrant. Police booked the man and turned him over to Marathon County.