Weekly Police Blotter
Friday, Jan. 15
Cellphone stolen on Palmetto Avenue
A 25-year-old Marshfield man reported his cellphone was stolen on the 1400 block of S. Palmetto Ave. some time between Dec. 15 and Jan. 15. A report was taken, and officers are still investigating.
Tuesday, Jan. 19
Gifts stolen from Blodgett Street residence
A Marshfield woman stated that on Jan. 17 an unknown person came into the entryway of her residence on the 400 block of W. Blodgett St. and took a bag containing three gifts. The woman had left the bag in the entryway so the intended recipient could pick them up later.
The woman stated she heard the exterior door open and close some time between 7 and 8 a.m. on Jan. 17, and she noticed the bag was gone. The intended recipient came to the residence later, at which time the woman realized someone else took the gifts.
The woman did not know who would have taken the items or who would have known they were in the entryway behind a closed door. Officers made contact with the woman’s upstairs neighbor, and she stated that the woman made her aware of the theft but that she did not know anything about it.
Police advised the woman to keep the entryway door locked.
Woman warned for disorderly conduct
A Marshfield man contacted police at 10:39 a.m. about a profane voicemail he received from a female tenant. The man said there have been ongoing issues with the woman and demanded that she be cited for her behavior.
Officers made contact with the woman, and she admitted that she left the profane voicemail. She explained that water pipes in her trailer had been frozen for seven days and that she was unable to get water to her children, which made her very upset.
Officers then contacted the man and asked him about the pipes. He stated that it had only been five days and that the woman was overreacting.
The woman was warned for her behavior and told that she would be cited for any similar behavior in the future.
Wednesday, Jan. 20
Police recover fraudulently purchased items
At 9:22 a.m. a Florida company reported shipping multiple gun magazines, which were purchased using a fraudulent credit card, to a residence on the 700 block of S. Vine St. Officers located the magazines at the suspected address and determined the man residing there was also a victim of fraud.
Police recovered the magazines and other items — high-end electronics — that were purchased fraudulently and that were also shipped to the residence.
Eau Claire woman, 24-year-old man warned for harassment
Police responded at 1:44 p.m. to a report of harassment. A Marshfield man was receiving unwanted phone calls from an Eau Claire woman.
The man acknowledged that he owed the woman money but stated that it is supposed to go through the court system.
An officer contacted the woman and advised her that any future contact needed to go through law enforcement or the courts. She was told that she would receive a citation if she called the man again.
Police responded at 2:46 p.m. to a report that a 24-year-old man was making obscene phone calls to UW-Marshfield/Wood County campus administration.
Police made contact with the man on the 600 block of Birch Ave. and instructed him to stop making contact with the campus completely. The man stated that he understood the request and that contact would stop.
Stevens Point man arrested for Marshfield warrant
At 6:02 p.m. police arrested a 62-year-old Stevens Point man on the 600 block of St Joseph Ave. for a valid Marshfield Police Department warrant. The man was brought to the Marshfield Police Department to be booked and was later transported to Wood County Jail.
Thursday, Jan. 21
Man steals cribbage tournament registration fees
At 2 p.m. a member of the board of directors of the American Cribbage Congress called to report a theft that had occurred in October 2015. Registration fees for a cribbage tournament were sent to a 54-year-old Marshfield man, and he spent $1,350 of them to pay his personal bills. The organization then had to pay the missing amount to the winners of the tournament.
Police contacted the man, and he admitted to spending the money and avoiding communication with the organization. Further investigation will continue.
Marshfield man reports scam
A Marshfield man reported receiving a call at 2 p.m. from 858-205-1748. The caller told the man he had been chosen to receive a $7,000 grant, which he would receive if he paid $250 in taxes upfront.
The man believed the caller and sent “Kimberly Brown” in San Diego $250 — plus an $11.50 transfer fee — through MoneyGram.
Upon receipt the caller called back and asked for another $750 to cover additional fees. The man requested his money back, and the caller hung up the phone. The man determined this was a scam.
The man notified his credit card company and MoneyGram of the scam. Calls to the number were not answered or returned. The man requested documentation for his credit card company and MoneyGram.
Friday, Jan. 22
Fraudulent check cashed at Marshfield business
A Marshfield business owner reported that a 30-year-old Stratford man cashed $1,000 of a $1,470 check at her store at 11:46 a.m. on Dec. 26. When the check was deposited, the return stated “Not Authorized.”
The man will be interviewed at a later date. Investigation is ongoing.
Purse stolen in mall bathroom
Police responded at 12:47 p.m. to a report of a purse theft at Marshfield Mall. A Park Falls woman stated that while in the bathroom she had left her purse on the counter. The woman turned, and when she turned back around, the purse was gone.
The woman said there were multiple other females in the bathroom but could not provide any further details. Police and mall staff checked the garbages and areas inside and outside the mall but did not locate the purse. There are no suspects at this time.
Saturday, Jan. 23
Police attempting to locate thieves
A loss prevention worker at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. reported that a theft of vodka, hair dye, and a phone screen protector had occurred between 12:27 and 12:50 p.m. on Jan. 22. Police obtained video and pictures through loss prevention, and the suspects are not yet identified. Follow-up will continue.
Man cited for OAS, jailed on probation hold
Police conducted a traffic stop at 1:09 a.m. near the intersection of 14th Street and Central Avenue. The driver of the vehicle had a suspended driver’s license and was also on probation.
The driver was arrested and brought to the Marshfield Police Department for booking. He was cited for operating after suspension and transported to Wood County Jail for a probation hold.
Marshfield woman taken into custody on Monroe County warrant
At 1:53 a.m. police took a 33-year-old Marshfield woman into custody following a traffic stop on the 100 block of N. Chestnut Ave. for a valid Monroe County warrant. The woman was brought to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and later released after posting the required bond amount of $351.45.
Two cited for disorderly conduct following altercation
Police responded at 2:57 a.m. of a report of a 24-year-old man found lying on the ground on the 500 block of S. Central Ave. The man reported that another male had struck him several times in the face during a confrontation.
The man was transported to the Saint Joseph’s Hospital emergency room for unknown injuries. He was on probation, heavily intoxicated, and admitted to starting the disturbance.
Police contacted Probation & Parole, and a hold was placed on the man. After clearance he was to be transported to Wood County Jail. Both he and the other subject involved in the disturbance were cited for disorderly conduct.
Marshfield woman victim of identity theft
At 2:44 p.m. a Marshfield woman reported receiving a letter from National Credit Adjusters asking if a loan for $2,130.46 was taken out in her name from an online loan lender in January 2015. The woman said she had not taken out the loan and had been victim to identity theft in the past.
The money was transferred to an account at South Federal Credit Union. The woman said she did not have an account at South Federal.
National Credit Adjusters requested a police report, and the woman was advised to monitor her credit scores and report suspicious activity to the three major credit reporting bureaus.
Sunday, Jan. 24
Man violates absolute sobriety bond conditions
Officers were dispatched at 12:46 a.m. to a bar on the 500 block of E. Fourth St. for an intoxicated man who was out on absolute sobriety bond conditions through Wood and Portage Counties. The man was located at the bar and arrested.
He refused to do booking procedures and was then transported to Wood County Jail. A request for charges will be sent to the Wood County district attorney’s office for two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.
Handgun located during vehicle search, driver taken into custody for OWI
Following a traffic stop near the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Palmetto Street at 2:27 a.m., police took a 29-year-old Marshfield man into custody for operating while under the influence (OWI). A reasonable suspicion search was conducted, and a handgun was located in the passenger side glove box. The man did not have a concealed carry weapon license.
The man was booked at the Marshfield Police Department, passed the misdemeanor bond screening form, and was released to a responsible party.
Intoxicated man creates disturbance, resists officers
Police responded at 2:30 a.m. to a report of a man creating a disturbance on the 800 block of S. Central Ave. Police made contact with a 40-year-old man, and he refused to identify himself, became resistive toward officers, and continued causing a disturbance.
The man was intoxicated and found to be on probation. Police contacted Probation & Parole, and a hold was placed on the man. The man was transported to the Saint Joseph’s Hospital ER for medical clearance and then to Wood County Jail. Charges were requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
Inebriated brothers fight in the street
Police responded at 2:46 a.m. to a report of two people fighting in the street on the 1400 block of S. Cedar Ave. Upon arrival it was determined that the two were 22- and 27-year-old brothers and were very intoxicated.
The 27-year-old stated that he was not injured and did not want anything done. The 22-year-old went into the residence prior to police arrival and was yelling and swearing at officers, saying he would not come out and talk to police.
The siblings’ parents were home and said that no one had any injuries and that they would handle the situation.
Marshfield man arrested on felony probation warrant
At 10:12 p.m. police arrested a 35-year-old Marshfield man on the 600 block of W. Arnold St. for a felony probation warrant. The man was booked and then transported to Wood County Jail.
Monday, Jan. 25
Marshfield officer assists Spencer officer
Marshfield police responded to Spencer after receiving a request from Marathon County Dispatch at 2:41 p.m. Dispatch was unable to communicate with a Spencer officer.
A Marshfield officer made contact with the Spencer officer and assisted him with taking a 28-year-old Stratford man into custody for OWI. The Marshfield officer also assisted with monitoring the man at Saint Joseph’s Hospital.
Eighteen-year-old arrested on valid warrants
Police arrested an 18-year-old Marshfield man on the 1100 block of E. Arnold St. for valid Marshfield and Oneida County warrants. The man was brought to the Marshfield Police Department, where he was booked, and then transported to Wood County Jail.
Tuesday, Jan. 26
Marshfield woman receives suspicious letter
At 4:03 p.m. a Marshfield woman reported receiving a handwritten letter in the mail with an offer to purchase her house. The woman did not have her house for sale.
Investigation resulted in phone contact with a 22-year-old Stevens Point man, who said that he had sent several letters recently with the hopes of purchasing a house or homes that meet his criteria to remodel and resell. The man did not give any indication his efforts were anything other than honorable.
An officer advised the man that the woman was not interested in his offer.
Overdose victim to be jailed following medical clearance
A Marshfield woman contacted Marshfield Emergency Services at 8:07 p.m. in regards to a possible overdose by her 26-year-old boyfriend. The man was taken by ambulance to the Saint Joseph’s Hospital ER.
Charges for possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia will be requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
Probation & Parole was also contacted as the man was on probation. A probation hold will be placed on the man upon medical clearance.