Police chief says man suffering mental crisis during break-in
By Adam Hocking
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield Police Chief Rick Gramza said a 42-year-old Marshfield man appeared to be experiencing a mental health crisis when he allegedly broke into a hotel room at the Woodfield Inn and Suites in Marshfield on Dec. 31. Mohsan Din could face several charges after allegedly making threats to damage “hotel and personal property,” according to a release from the Marshfield Police Department.
Officers responded to the scene at 10:42 p.m. on Dec. 31, and Din resisted officers and was eventually subdued by a Taser, the release said. Gramza said that the party to whom the room belonged was out of the room when Din allegedly broke in and upon returning to the room discovered Din.
Gramza said when the occupants returned to their room and found Din, he demanded their money and was armed with a fire extinguisher. The party then left the room and went to the front desk to inform staff of Din’s actions, Gramza said, at which point police were alerted.
Gramza said it appeared Din was experiencing some kind of mental health crisis. Din directed threats of violence toward police officers, Gramza said.
“He was in a bad place,” Gramza said. When Din would not comply with officers, Gramza said the decision was made to use the Taser and take Din into custody. He was taken to Norwood Health Center and then was brought to the Marathon County jail on a probation hold, Gramza said.
The report said that while this incident was occurring, Din’s three children, ages 4, 2, and 10 months, were left alone in a separate hotel room for a minimum of 40 minutes. Gramza said the children are now with their mother.
“They (the three children) were safe, they were not harmed, but they were alone,” Gramza said.
The Marshfield Police Department has requested charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, battery to a police officer, criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to dwelling, and child neglect through the Wood County district attorney’s office.