Weekly Police Blotter
Wednesday, Jan. 27
Marshfield woman’s identity used for loan
At 2:55 p.m. a Marshfield man reported receiving a letter from AD ASTRA Recovery Services in reference to a delinquent payment on a loan that had been taken out in his wife’s name. The loan — in the amount of $890.45 — was taken out through Speedy Cash in October 2015.
The man stated that neither he nor his wife had taken out the loan or had any prior knowledge of it. The man wrote a letter to AD ASTRA stating that he and his wife had no knowledge of the loan.
Officers sent a formal request to the Speedy Cash fraud department inquiring information about the loan. Investigation is ongoing.
Possible harassment injunction violation reported
At 6:15 p.m. a Marshfield woman reported a possible harassment injunction violation as her ex-husband had contact with her. In reviewing the case, it was learned that the injunction had not yet been served.
Per the woman’s request, the ex-husband was warned to cease all contact with the woman except through an attorney. No further action was taken.
Thursday, Jan. 28
Marshfield woman reports fraud
A Marshfield woman reported receiving a call from the Payment Center on Jan. 27. The woman gave her Social Security number with the understanding she would receive a back and a knee brace.
Once she gave her Social Security number, the caller informed her the items would not be sent and then hung up the phone.
Police advised the woman on what precautions to take and gave her an identity theft brochure. A check of the Payment Center phone number resulted in finding other people describing a similar type of identity theft.
Donation can stolen
Police received a report at 8:05 p.m. that an unknown man stole an organization’s donation can from a business on the 600 block of S. Central Ave. Video surveillance will be obtained to identify the suspect.
Police advised the organization to prevent the suspect from placing the stolen donation can in another business to falsely obtain donation funds, to redesign new cans, and post on website and/or verify the locations of where cans are currently assigned. Investigation is ongoing.
Friday, Jan. 29
Man jailed following disturbance in hospital parking lot
At 8:32 p.m. Saint Joseph’s Hospital security requested officer assistance in regards to a 40-year-old Marshfield man who was creating a disturbance in the parking lot. The man was ultimately arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.
The man was transported to Wood County Jail after not being able to meet the misdemeanor bond screening. Charges are being requested through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Marshfield man arrested for operating while revoked, probation warrant
Police arrested a 25-year-old Marshfield man on the 1200 block of N. Central Ave. for operating while revoked and a probation warrant. The man was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and transported to Wood County Jail.
Saturday, Jan. 30
Earrings of unknown origin found at store
At 2:17 p.m. an employee of a store on the 1900 block of N. Central Ave. reported recovering a pair of silver earrings, which were not merchandise of the store. The earrings were in their original package with the price tag attached.
A customer attempted to purchase the earrings, but the store does not sell any type of jewelry. The employee did not believe the customer brought them into the store.
There are no cameras inside the store to determine how the earrings got there, and there was no indication of the earrings’ place of origin. The earrings were entered into evidence at the Marshfield Police Department.
Woman taken into custody for warrant
At 2:38 p.m. police took a 35-year-old woman into custody on the 1800 block of E. Emerald St. for a valid warrant. The woman was also in possession of a credit card related to an ongoing investigation with the Edgar Police Department.
Police searched the woman’s purse and found drug-related items, which were sent to the crime lab for analysis. The woman was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and then transported to Marathon County Jail.
Rapids woman arrested for abuse of hazardous substance, other offenses
An employee of a store on the 1000 block of N. Central Ave. requested police check the welfare of a woman that had been in the bathroom for an extended period of time at 3:31 p.m. Police responded and found that a 33-year-old Wisconsin Rapids woman had taken a compressed gas duster and abused its contents in an effort to get high.
An officer requested paramedics come to the scene and check the woman’s health. The woman was arrested for abuse of a hazardous substance, retail theft, resisting an officer, and a probation violation and was then transported to Saint Joseph’s Hospital for medical clearance.
The woman was later fingerprinted and photographed and then transported to Wood County Jail. A request for charges will be sent to the Wood County DA’s office.
Sunday, Jan. 31
Drunk, shirtless man arrested on probation hold
Police responded at 2:06 a.m. to a report of a fight at an establishment on the 400 block of S. Central Ave. Officers arrived and began investigating the fight.
While on the scene, staff indicated that they also wanted a shirtless man removed from the premises. Officers found a 35-year-old shirtless, intoxicated man leaving the establishment.
In the parking lot, the man began to argue with his brother, pushing him and asking his brother to punch him. Police repeatedly warned the man to stop and go home. After multiple requests, police detained the 35-year-old.
He was found to be on probation, and Probation & Parole elected to place a hold on the man. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department to be booked and was then brought to Wood County Jail. His preliminary breath test reading, taken at the jail, was 0.18.
Police check welfare of dog
At 7:13 p.m. an anonymous caller contacted police in reference to a 36-year-old Marshfield woman whose dog was dirty with matted hair. The caller stated the dog was in “terrible condition.”
Upon speaking with the woman, she stated that she had a grooming appointment set up for the dog. An attempt to determine how lean the dog was, was unable to be completed due to its matted coat. The woman indicated that an officer could stop back after Feb. 3 as the dog would have been groomed by that time.
Monday, Feb. 1
Marshfield woman reports possible computer crime
A Marshfield woman came into the Marshfield Police Department to file a report of someone using her email to solicit money from her bank on Jan. 27. No money was lost, and the woman was advised to contact IC3.gov and file a complaint.
Woman taken to hospital following vehicle versus pedestrian accident
Police responded at 9:45 a.m. to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian accident in a parking lot on the 100 block of W. Fourth St. A 72-year-old woman was backing out of a parking spot and struck a 78-year-old woman. The 72-year-old accidentally put the vehicle into neutral, causing the car to roll on top of the 78-year-old.
A Marshfield man witnessed the event and pushed the car off the 78-year-old.
Marshfield EMS arrived and transported the 78-year-old to Saint Joseph’s Hospital. A blood draw was conducted on the 72-year-old due to an injury caused by a motor vehicle. The case is still under investigation.
Police respond to disturbance on Upham Street
Police responded at 6:09 p.m. to a report of a disturbance involving an intoxicated man on the 1600 block of E. Upham St. A Marshfield woman said that the man came home drunk and that they got into a verbal argument, which the man escalated.
The woman said that she knew from past experience that the police would calm him down and that he would be good the rest of the night. The man was calm by the time officers arrived, and he agreed to stay somewhere else for the night.
At-large dogs draw complaint
Police responded at 6:45 p.m. to an animal complaint on the 800 block of E. Third St. A Marshfield woman wanted a neighbor warned regarding dogs being frequently at large. The woman also said the dogs defecate in her yard and growl at people when they walk by.
An officer spoke to a man at the neighbor’s residence, and he said he would keep the dogs on a leash.
Tuesday, Feb. 2
Wisconsin Rapids man, woman have dispute
A 32-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man contacted Marshfield police at 5:52 p.m. after he made telephone contact with his ex-girlfriend, a 31-year-old Wisconsin Rapids woman, about a child custody issue. The man stated that he simply wanted to talk to his daughter since he had just gotten out of jail on Feb. 1. He stated that the woman and her current boyfriend then started using vulgar language toward him.
Police contacted the woman and her boyfriend, and she said the man became upset with her after she stated she was recording the call to use in court.
All parties were advised to cease all contact with each other and that continued contact would result in future enforcement action. No further action was taken.
Wednesday, Feb. 3
Man arrested on Marshfield warrant
An employee of a store on the 1600 block of N. Central Ave. reported recognizing a 27-year-old man who was on the Marshfield Police Department Facebook page for warrants. The man was arrested for a valid Marshfield warrant, taken to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures, and then transported to Wood County Jail.