Weekly police blotter: A Song of Ice and Fire
Monday, Nov. 23
Auburndale man cited for retail theft
Police responded at 10:07 a.m. to a retail theft complaint at a store on the 600 block of S. Central Ave. A 64-year-old Auburndale man took $82.79 worth of merchandise and left the store without attempting to pay for it.
Loss prevention stopped the man as he was loading the items into his vehicle and recovered the merchandise. The man left the area prior to police arrival.
Wood County Jail staff issued the man a citation after a Marshfield officer faxed the information to their facility.
Tuesday, Nov. 24
Man creates disturbance, violates bond conditions
Police responded at 4:57 p.m. to a report that a 57-year-old man came to a residence, created a disturbance, and violated bond conditions. The man had left the residence by the time police arrived, and he could not be located. Charges are pending through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Kaukauna man arrested for OAR, charged with bail jumping
At 9:19 p.m. police arrested a 30-year-old Kaukauna man for operating after revocation (OAR). He was booked and later released.
The man was also on bond. Charges were filed through the Wood County DA’s office for bail jumping.
Man arrested for fight taken to hospital due to chest pain
Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of E. Harrison St. at 10:27 p.m. regarding a fight in progress, domestic-related. A woman reported that a 46-year-old Auburndale man punched her in the face and attempted to strangle her.
The man was arrested and transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking when he began to have chest pain. EMS was requested, and the man was transported to Saint Joseph’s Hospital. A form requesting police contact be made when the man was ready to be released was left with hospital staff.
Wednesday, Nov. 25
Police perform animal investigation
At 4:49 p.m. a Stratford woman reported that her dog was attacked by several other dogs while at a public dog park on the 2000 block of S. Peach Ave. The woman immediately brought her dog to a veterinarian to be treated for its injuries.
The woman did not know the owners of the other dogs but provided license plate numbers of several vehicles that were present at the time. The incident is under investigation.
Thursday, Nov. 26
Christmas decorations stolen from Blodgett Avenue yard
A Marshfield woman reported that some time between 10 p.m. on Nov. 25 and 7:17 a.m. on Nov. 26 homemade Christmas lawn ornaments were taken from her front yard on the 600 block of W. Blodgett St. The items — a 5-foot-tall Santa Claus, 5-foot-tall Mrs. Claus, 3-foot-tall toy shop, and 3-foot-tall gingerbread house with toy soldier — were cut out of plywood, painted, and secured to the ground with stakes.
The woman had no leads as to who might have taken the items. A neighborhood canvass was conducted but was unsuccessful.
Forty-year-old arrested, cited for OWI
An officer observed a vehicle cross the center lane on South Washington Avenue just north of East 17th Street at 12:47 a.m. The vehicle weaved between the center lane and the curb repeatedly.
A traffic stop was initiated, and the driver, a 40-year-old man, was identified by his Wisconsin driver’s license. A strong odor of intoxicants was detected.
The man performed and failed standardized field sobriety tests (SFST). The preliminary breath test result was 0.27.
The man was placed under arrest and consented to a legal blood draw. He was later transported to Wood County Jail and issued a citation for operating while under the influence (OWI).
Three Marshfield residents have argument regarding property
At 11:47 a.m. a 42-year-old Marshfield woman stated that a 26-year-old Marshfield man and 58-year-old Marshfield woman came to her residence to pick up some items that belonged to the man. The woman also stated that when she came home from work on Nov. 23, she noticed the belongings had been removed from her residence and assumed the man took them.
The man and the 58-year-old accused the 42-year-old of taking the items and then left her residence. The 42-year-old would like no further contact from either party and wished for the incident to be documented.
Heavy metal theft at Central Avenue store
At 11:01 p.m. a Marshfield woman reported that items she had purchased at a store on the 1700 block of N. Central Ave. were stolen.
She had left a shopping bag, which contained a Metallica T-shirt, Pink Floyd T-shirt, and Slayer CD, on a counter. When she was at the other end of the counter, an adult white man, who was with a juvenile white male, walked away with the shopping bag.
The woman stated she saw the males but did not know who they were. Loss prevention captured the incident on video and emailed pictures of the suspects to police. Further follow-up will be done.
Friday, Nov. 27
Two taken into custody for bail jumping
At 9:47 a.m. police received a complaint of a vehicle making ruts in the grass and possibly damaging city property on the 100 block of S. Vine Ave. Police made contact with a 58-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman. The man reported his vehicle became stuck and caused the damage.
Both subjects were out on bond through Wood County and are required to avoid contact with each other. They were taken into custody and booked.
The woman was released, and the man was transported to Wood County Jail for a probation hold. Charges were requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
Neighbors damage woman’s lawn
Police received a report at 10:35 a.m. that a Marshfield woman’s neighbor had been parking on her lot, causing muddy ruts, along with driving through her front yard ditch and over the culvert between the houses on the 1500 block of S. Cedar Ave.
Police contacted the neighbor, a 26-year-old Marshfield man, who stated that he would take care of the ruts in the yard and that he would speak to his roommate about driving through the ditch and the yard. He also stated he would apologize to the woman.
The Kimberly woman who reported the incident stated she would contact police again should problems persist. No further action was taken.
Saturday, Nov. 28
Three men arrested for OWI
Police arrested a 36-year-old Marshfield man following a traffic stop at 3:10 a.m. He was arrested for felony OWI — his fourth within five years — and was cited for OAR. After being booked at the Marshfield Police Department, he was transported to Wood County Jail.
At 11:39 a.m. police conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Ives Street and Central Avenue. A 32-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for OWI, first offense, and possession of THC, second offense.
After a legal blood draw was conducted, the Milwaukee man was booked at the Marshfield Police department. He was later transported to Wood County Jail. A request for charges will be sent to the Wood County DA’s office.
Police observed a vehicle on the 100 block of E. Third St. at 4:59 p.m., and a registration check showed the vehicle registration was suspended for unpaid parking tickets. Police conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, a 19-year-old Arpin man. A male juvenile was in the passenger seat.
The Arpin man had bloodshot eyes, appeared impaired, and had the strong odor of burnt marijuana. He admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day. The man performed SFST poorly and was arrested for OWI, first offense.
In searching the Arpin man, police located three items of drug paraphernalia. A license check showed that it was suspended.
The Arpin man submitted to a legal blood draw, was booked, and then released to a sober adult. He was cited for operating after suspension, first offense, and OWI, first offense, with a passenger under 16 years old. Charges for possession of drug paraphernalia were requested.
Vehicle window broken on Cedar Avenue
A Marshfield woman reported that someone broke the driver’s side window of her vehicle while it was parked on the 800 block of N. Cedar Ave. some time between 9 and 10 p.m. She did not report anything missing from the vehicle.
An officer observed disturbed dust on the side of the vehicle, believed to be caused by someone grazing it. A neighborhood canvass was conducted, and no tools, fresh foot impressions, or other damaged items could be located. A nearby park shelter was checked, and everything appeared to be normal.
This was the second recent damaged vehicle incident in the area, and an extra patrol was requested. Nearby neighbors were not home at the time but will be spoken to at a later date.
Sunday, Nov. 29
Marshfield woman steals ‘Game of Thrones’ DVDs
On Nov. 18 a woman was observed at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. taking two “Game of Thrones” DVDs out of their packaging, placing them into her pocket, and leaving the store without paying for them at 3:10 p.m.
Loss prevention provided images of the woman, which were put up on the Marshfield Police Department Facebook page, and an unknown informant provided information on the woman, a 37-year-old from Marshfield.
When police made contact with the woman, she was watching “Game of Thrones” and wearing the same shirt as when the theft occurred. She was cooperative in stating that she stole the DVDs, said she regretted her decision, and understood that she still had to pay for the DVDs.
The woman was cited for retail theft on Nov. 29.
Man cited for OWL
An officer conducted a traffic stop at 2:42 p.m. near the intersection of Oak Avenue and Adler Road. The officer then transported the driver and his wife to the hospital for, what they said, was an emergency in the neonatal intensive-care unit and identified them there.
The driver had a no license issued status with three prior operating without a license (OWL) infractions, all within the last year. He was issued a citation for OWL, fourth offense, with a mandatory court date.
Since the subjects could not find anyone to move their vehicle, it was towed. The man was told that he had to come to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and that afterward he could retrieve the vehicle.
Monday, Nov. 30
Marshfield man’s identity stolen to take out loan
A Marshfield man stated an unknown person took out an $800 loan in his name from an online lender in February. Statements indicated that, with interest, the unpaid loan is a total of $1,777.02.
The man stated that at no time had he ever had or applied for a loan from the lender. An officer contacted the Mercantile Adjustment Bureau and notified them of the fraudulent loan. Mercantile stated the account would be closed as being fraudulent.
The incident was forwarded to the detective bureau for further investigation.
Suspicious vehicle stopped, Wisconsin Rapids man jailed
Police responded at 10:15 p.m. to a report that a suspicious vehicle was in a driveway on the 900 block of N. Walnut Ave. The vehicle was located driving near that location and stopped.
A 28-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man was subsequently taken into custody for an outstanding Portage County warrant and a probation hold. He was transported to Wood County Jail. Charges are being requested for operating while revoked, fifth offense; three counts of bail jumping; and obstructing an officer.