Marshfield man taken into custody for allegedly obstructing an officer
By Adam Hocking
MARSHFIELD — An 18-year-old man could face charges after allegedly setting off a fire alarm in the bathroom of a local restaurant.
The Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department and Marshfield police were dispatched to the 2000 block of North Central Avenue on Monday night in response to the alarm.
According to a Marshfield police report, a caller said a male customer was seen leaving a bathroom, and the bathroom was “found to have a burnt odor and visible smoke, which was believed to have caused the alarm.” Marshfield Fire and Rescue helped disable the smoke alarm.
Authorities contacted the man, and he “denied smoking or any burning of substance in the bathroom,” according to the report. The report said that the man smelled strongly of intoxicants and “appeared underage.”
The man told police he was 21 years old but would not provide identification and refused to take a breathalyzer, the report said. Police took the man into custody for obstructing an officer.
Fingerprint identification confirmed that the man was an 18-year-old from Marshfield. He was cited for underage drinking, and charges for obstructing an officer have been requested through the Wood County district attorney’s office.