Weekly Police Blotter
Wednesday, Jan. 13
Marshfield man cited for OWI
Officers were dispatched at 8:32 p.m. to investigate a hit-and-run crash. Dispatch said two males ran towards the apartment complexes on 17th Street at Adams Avenue.
One male, a 29-year-old from Marshfield, was seen running from police and then hid under a car. Police took the man into custody.
Without being asked who the driver was, the man said he was not driving. Car keys were found on the man’s person, and a passenger in the car said the man was driving.
The man had an odor of intoxicants, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech. There were also numerous empty beer cans in the vehicle.
The man performed standardized field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was placed under arrest for operating while under the influence (OWI). An officer read him the informing the accused verbatim through an interpreter, and he consented to a legal blood draw. The blood draw was conducted and the sample mailed, and he was issued a citation for OWI.
Thursday, Jan. 14
Fraud investigation to continue
A business owner called to report a fraud. In December a patron had written a check for $102.46 from a closed account. Follow-up will continue.
Saturday, Jan. 16
Port Edwards man found in possession of THC, drug paraphernalia
Police responded at 1:30 a.m. to a report of guests being extremely loud at a hotel on the 700 block of S. Central Ave. Upon making contact at the guests’ room, police detected a strong odor of marijuana.
One of the guests, a 45-year-old Port Edwards man, was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and then booked at the Marshfield Police Department. Charges are being requested through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Intoxicated man arrested for bail jumping, child neglect
At 12:26 p.m. a woman reported that her juvenile son was alone with his father, a 36-year-old Marshfield man, who was extremely intoxicated and unable to care for the child. The man also had an open case through Wood County, and bond conditions stated that he was to maintain absolute sobriety.
Police made contact with the man, and he had a preliminary breath test result of 0.329. The man was arrested for misdemeanor bail jumping and child neglect and then booked at the Marshfield Police Department. He was later transported to Wood County Jail.
Gift cards reported stolen
A Colby man came into the Marshfield Police Department at 5:44 p.m. to report that three $100 gift cards were stolen from his daughter. The man had contacted the card company and found that the cards had been activated and were being used.
One location where the cards were used was at a gas station in Stratford. The gas station manager provided license plate information from an individual who used one of the cards.
The license plate came back to a 35-year-old Stratford woman, who was the man’s ex-wife and the mother of the daughter. The woman stated the gift cards must have gotten mixed in with others she had recently received. The man required no further assistance.
Sunday, Jan. 17
Vehicles, trailer egged, paint found on garage door
A Marshfield man reported that eggs had been thrown at his vehicle on the 2200 block of S. Maple Ave. He had heard a loud thud around 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 16. There was no damage to the vehicle.
While speaking with the man, the officer observed paint on a neighbor’s garage door. The officer made contact with the garage’s owner, and she stated that incident would have occurred at the same time. She believed that she may be able to wash the paint off the door.
The officer further canvassed the area and found eggs on a trailer, another vehicle, and on the ground between cars. There did not appear to be any damage as a result of the eggs being thrown, but residents will call police if there is. There are no suspects at this time.
Monday, Jan. 18
Twenty-eight-year-old arrested for disorderly conduct
Police responded at 1:38 a.m. to a report that a 28-year-old woman was intoxicated, struck a Marshfield man, and was throwing things around a residence on the 100 block of W. Harrison St. Officers arrived and detained the woman. She continued to be loud and disorderly and was removed from the residence.
After interviewing all parties, police arrested the woman. She was taken to the Marshfield Department, booked, and then transported to Wood County Jail.
The 72-hour no-contact period was enforced. Charges are being requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
Man harassed on Facebook
A Marshfield man came into the Marshfield Police Department at 8:57 a.m. to report that he was being harassed via Facebook. He informed officers that for the last few weeks an unknown person had created multiple Facebook profiles using the man’s name and then dispersed false information about him.
The man said some of the information was accurate, such as his location at times, but also included false information about whom he was with, etc. He also said the person made posts and sent private messages suggesting that he was molesting his children.
The man believed the person responsible for creating the fake profiles was a 30-year-old Loyal woman. Officers contacted the woman, and she stated that she was aware of the fake profiles but denied that she had any part in making them or sending messages with them.
If this matter continues, it will be sent to the detective bureau for further investigation.
Tuesday, Jan. 19
Granton man taken into custody on Clark County Warrant
Police took a 56-year-old Granton man into custody for a valid Clark County warrant following a traffic stop on the 2600 block of S. Central Ave. at 7:17 p.m. The man was brought to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and was later turned over to Clark County deputies after he was unable to post the required bond amount of $215.65.
Employee steals cash from drive-thru register
Police received a report that $160 was missing from the drive-thru window cash register of a restaurant on the 1400 block of N. Central Ave. An assistant manager noticed the till was short $160 when counting deposits at the end of the night.
Watching security video from a camera that overlooks the drive-thru cash register, the assistant manager observed an employee, a 40-year-old Marshfield woman, remove cash from the till at 8:46 p.m. and not return it. The woman was then observed on video leaving her work area, going into the office area where she stored her coat and purse, and picking up one of the items and manipulating it. She set the item back down and returned to her work station with nothing in her hands.
Upon contact with the woman, she admitted that she took the money and that doing so was stupid. She also said she was having financial troubles.
The woman willingly came to police station on Jan. 20 and turned over the eight $20 bills, totaling $160, that she had taken from the till. The money was logged as evidence and then returned to the assistant manager. The woman was cited for theft of movable property less than or equal to $2,500.
Police return Norwood escapee
At 11:48 p.m. a 26-year-old woman jumped from a window and escaped from Crossroads at Norwood. Officers later took the woman into custody and took her to the Saint Joseph’s Hospital emergency room for medical clearance, per Norwood’s request. After the woman was medically cleared, she was brought back to Norwood.
Legal services from Norwood stated the necessary paperwork would be filled out to place the woman in the secure detention facility at Norwood.