Weekly Police Blotter: A double shot of vodka theft
Wednesday, Dec. 9
Repeat thief taken into custody
Police responded at 8:14 p.m. to a report that a 31-year-old Stratford man had been detained for retail theft at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. The man had been observed taking items out of their packaging, concealing them in his pockets, and not paying for them.
The man admitted to the theft and stated that he had an open court case regarding a previous retail theft. The man was taken into custody, booked, and turned over to the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office after he could not post the required bond.
Charges for retail theft and misdemeanor bail jumping will be referred to the Marathon County district attorney’s office.
Thursday, Dec. 10
Woman retrieves craft items with police assistance
At 9:49 a.m. a 69-year-old Marshfield woman reported that she had been involved in a craft sale with a 48-year-old woman, that property that belonged to her was at the 48-year-old’s residence, and that she was unable to get it back. The 69-year-old said that the friendship between her and the 48-year-old had ended and that the 48-year-old was not releasing the property, which included 70 homemade mittens and 44 homemade jewelry items.
An officer spoke with the 48-year-old, who said that she was not holding the property and that there was a miscommunication. She provided the property in question, which was returned to the 69-year-old. No items were missing.
Husband-wife dispute creates disturbance
A 32-year-old Marshfield man called police to have assistance removing his estranged wife from his residence at 9:30 p.m. The couple had recently separated, and the wife, a 34-year-old who resides in Weston, had come over unannounced, proceeded to create a verbal disturbance, and wanted the man’s cellphone.
Upon officer arrival, the woman was very upset and yelling. She was calmed down and agreed to leave the residence and go home.
The dispute pertained to marital problems and the woman believing the man was having an affair with a co-worker/classmate. The wife agreed to not disturb the other woman’s family to whom the man was speaking. No further action was taken.
Friday, Dec. 11
Woman turns herself in for two warrants
A 33-year-old Marshfield woman came into the Marshfield Police department to turn herself in for two valid Marshfield warrants. The woman was booked and then posted the $501 bond. She was released from custody.
Saturday, Dec. 12
Marshfield officers assist Wisconsin Rapids Police Department
The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department requested at 3:55 a.m. that Marshfield officers stand by a 21-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man at the Saint Joseph’s Hospital emergency room. The man had been the victim of a gunshot wound in Wisconsin Rapids and was transported to the Saint Joseph’s Hospital ER for medical attention.
Marshfield officers stood by until they were relieved by a Wisconsin Rapids Police Department detective.
Three taken into custody for valid warrants
Police took a Marshfield man and woman into custody at 9:32 a.m. for valid warrants. A probable cause search was conducted on the vehicle, and marijuana was found. Charges will be sent to the Wood County DA’s office for the woman’s possession of THC.
The man was booked and later transported to Wood County Jail for his warrants. The woman was released after posting bond.
At 9:42 a.m. police took a 33-year-old Marshfield man into custody on valid Department of Corrections and Marshfield Police Department warrants. He was brought to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and was later transported to Wood County Jail.
Man detained due to probation hold, woman cited for drug possession
Officers performed a warrant check at a residence on North Central Avenue at 2:57 p.m. The strong odor of burnt marijuana was coming from the residence.
Through investigation a 27-year-old Marshfield man was found to be in possession of THC and drug paraphernalia. A probation hold was placed on the man, and he was booked and then transported to Wood County Jail. Charges were requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
A 24-year-old Marshfield woman was also cited for possession of THC and drug paraphernalia.
Sunday, Dec. 13
Stratford man cited for fourth OWI
An officer noticed a vehicle stopped at the stop sign at the Fourth Street-Maple Avenue intersection at 2:31 a.m. As the officer approached the intersection, the driver pulled out in the intersection three or four feet, causing the officer to stop abruptly to avoid a collision.
While following the vehicle, the officer found the registered owner had a revoked Wisconsin driver’s license. The officer stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, a 30-year-old Stratford man.
The man had bloodshot and glossy eyes, a delayed response while speaking, and an odor of intoxicants. He performed standardized field sobriety tests poorly and refused a preliminary breath test and legal blood draw.
A search warrant was completed, and a legal blood draw was then done. The man was cited for operating while under the influence, fourth offense.
Police investigate dispute
Police responded to a report that a 37-year-old man and 29-year-old woman were involved in a physical dispute between 2 and 3 a.m. that resulted in an injury to the woman. Contact was made, and both the man and the woman stated that there was not a physical altercation, only a verbal argument.
The woman stated that when she left the residence after the argument, she tripped on the doorstep and hit her head on a concrete pole directly outside the doorway of the residence. She refused to give any further information on the incident. No further action was taken.
Monday, Dec. 14
Check intended for Marshfield man forged
A Marshfield man reported that a check for him was sent to his previous address in Wisconsin Rapids. An unknown person forged his signature on the check, filled in the possible suspect’s name, and cashed the check. Investigation is ongoing.
Delivered iPad reported missing
A Marshfield man reported that he had not gotten an iPad he ordered even though he had received a notice that it was delivered on Dec. 11. The man did not have any suspects, and it was unknown if the item was brought to his door or left in the general area of his residence on the 1900 block of S. Vine Ave.
Follow-up will include checking LeadsOnline and pawn shops. The man said that he did not have the item’s serial number but that he would contact Amazon to attempt to get it.
Man’s debit card information used without permission
A Marshfield woman reported that her husband’s debit card had been used without permission on Dec. 12. She stated the card was used at the website 4BeautyBody.com.
The woman stated that she and her husband had contacted their bank and obtained a new debit card. The woman also contacted the website and stated that a refund was expected in a couple days.
Marshfield man taken into custody for valid warrant
Officers were notified that a 46-year-old Marshfield man with a valid warrant for his arrest was at a residence on the 300 block of E. Third St. The man was located and taken into custody without further incident. He posted the cash bond, was given a new court date, and was released.
Tuesday, Dec. 15
Two thefts reported at Central Avenue store
A loss prevention worker at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. reported that an unidentified man entered the store at 12:26 p.m. After checking out and paying for his items, he walked to the deli department, removed a sandwich from the shelf, put it into one of his bags, and then exited the store without paying for it. Police are attempting to identify the man.
The loss prevention worker contacted police again at 6:39 p.m. after a 36-year-old Marshfield man entered the store, removed a bottle of vodka from the shelf, and left the store without paying for it. During the investigation it was learned the man had previously been warned not to return to the store.
Police made contact with the man, who admitted to the theft. The bottle was slightly used but was recovered.
A short time later the man returned to the store and attempted to remove another bottle of vodka without payment. This time the loss prevention officer confronted the man as he was exiting the store, and he turned over the bottle.
Two charges for retail theft and two for trespassing are being requested through the Marathon County DA’s office.
Intoxicated man taken to Spencer
At 1:05 p.m. a Marshfield woman reported a 51-year-old Spencer man, with whom she previously was in a relationship, was outside of her residence, knocking on her door, and trying to contact her. The woman stated that she did not want contact with the man and wanted him removed from the property.
Police made contact with the man, who was intoxicated, and advised him to leave the property. Due to his intoxication, officers gave the man a ride to his residence in Spencer. The man was advised to not to return to the woman’s property or to attempt to contact the woman.