Weekly police blotter
Sunday, Jan. 31
Marshfield woman victim of Maryland Pomeranian scam
A Marshfield woman reported that she sent a $150 MoneyGram to a man from Captico, Md., in return for a Pomeranian puppy he had listed for sale through nextdaypets.com. The woman said the man later messaged her, stating that there would be additional shipping costs through Pet Chauffeur Pet Movers in Silver Spring, Md., for which she had to send more money.
The seller told the woman the puppy would arrive at her residence by Jan. 31, but it never did.
The alleged seller sent the woman an image of his Maryland ID, but no records were found for this person. The woman provided telephone numbers for the company and the seller, but when police called the numbers, they each led to an answering service.
Police found several listings for the pet moving company online, but none of them were located in Silver Spring. The woman was advised that the transaction was most likely a scam and that she should attempt to get a refund for the MoneyGram.
Wednesday, Feb. 10
Man’s information used in obtaining loan
A Marshfield man came into the Marshfield Police Department at 10:59 a.m. to report that an unknown person used his personal information to obtain a loan. The man stated that he received numerous phone calls from debt collectors attempting to collect approximately $2,100 from the unsatisfied loan.
When the man did a credit history check, he found that there was a loan that he did not take out. The man disputed the loan, and it was removed from his credit history, and he did not lose any money as a result of the fraudulent loan.
Thursday, Jan. 11
PlayStation 4, video games stolen
A Marshfield woman reported that a former roommate entered her residence to remove his belongings while she was not home. When the woman returned, she noticed a PlayStation 4 and two video games that belonged to her were taken without consent.
A neighbor observed the man leaving the trailer at the time of the theft, between 2:45 and 3:20 p.m. Contact was attempted at the suspect’s last known local address as well as with numerous acquaintance phone numbers.
The PlayStation will be entered into the National Crime Information Center database as stolen. If the gaming system is returned, the woman said she would not pursue charges.
Marshfield woman taken into custody for felony warrant
At 7:57 p.m. police were attempting to take a 43-year-old Marshfield woman into custody for a felony warrant at her residence on the 300 block of N. Peach Ave. for a felony warrant. The woman was observed inside the residence and remained hidden in her bedroom.
Officers eventually made entry into the residence and took the woman into custody. She was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and later taken to Wood County Jail after she was unable to post bond. Charges for resisting an officer were requested through Wood County Jail.
Man with warrant turns himself in at Marshfield Police Department
A 43-year-old Marshfield man turned himself in at the Marshfield Police Department for a valid Nekoosa Police Department warrant. The man was able to post the $114 bond and was booked and released.
Friday, Jan. 12
Two taken into custody for warrants
Police took a 27-year-old Marshfield man into custody following a traffic stop on the 1100 block of S. Maple Ave. at 12:30 a.m. The man had three valid warrants, two of which were body only. The man was brought to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and was later transported to Marathon County Jail for one of the body only warrants.
A 26-year-old Marshfield woman was taken into custody on a Clark County warrant following a traffic stop. The woman was booked and released after the $235.50 bond was posted.
Saturday, Jan. 13
Vehicle strikes tree, driver obstructs officer
A vehicle was located within the Wildwood Park drive at 1:20 a.m. after it had struck a large tree, causing extensive damage to the vehicle. The crash was not reported, and no occupants were located in the area.
Police contacted the registered owner, a 40-year-old Marshfield man, at his residence. He initially denied operating the vehicle and stated he was in bed. Upon further discussion, the man admitted to driving and crashing the vehicle.
The man was issued multiple citations regarding the crash. A charge for obstructing an officer was referred to the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Sunday, Feb. 14
Wallet stolen at Central Avenue bar
A La Crosse man stated that he was at a bar on the 500 block of S. Central Ave. between 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 2 a.m. on Feb. 14, and at 1 a.m. he realized his was wallet was missing. He stated that he may have set the wallet down at some point and believes someone stole it.
At the time he immediately alerted the bartenders and checked the entire bar but could not locate the wallet. The owner of the bar will review security footage and report any suspicious activity.
Woman taken into custody for possessing drug paraphernalia
Police responded at 9:04 p.m. to a report of drug activity occurring at a residence on the 700 block of W. 17th St. Police arrived and contacted a 26-year-old Marshfield woman, who admitted to illegal drug usage.
The woman was taken into custody for possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, the woman had three Clark County warrants for failure to a pay an $832.50 fine.
The woman was unable to post bond, and after booking she was transported to Clark County Jail. Charges for possession of drug paraphernalia will be referred to the Wood County DA’s office.
Marshfield woman arrested for valid warrants
Police arrested a 35-year-old Marshfield woman on the 1200 block of S. Oak Ave. for valid Marshfield Police Department and Department of Corrections warrants. Both warrants were body only.
She was taken to the Marshfield Police Department, where she was booked, and later transported to Wood County Jail.
Monday, Feb. 15
Cellphone stolen from unlocked vehicle
A Marshfield man reported that his cellphone was stolen from his vehicle while it was at a parking lot on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. between 6 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 11. The man said the phone was in the center coffee holder and that the doors of the car were unlocked.
The man also said that a friend of his contacted him on Feb. 14 and asked why he had sent her what she felt were inappropriate text messages. Nobody answered the man’s attempts to call the phone.
The man did report the theft to his cellphone provider.
Man inadvertently provides personal information to possible scam
A Marshfield man came into the Marshfield Police Department at 11:28 a.m. to report that he had inadvertently given his personal information to an unknown website that he believed to be a scam. The man stated he received an email from what appeared to be his PayPal account, and the email asked him to provide his credit card number and Social Security number to access his account.
After entering his information, he realized that the website was fake and contacted PayPal, which confirmed that they did not request that information from him. The man also contacted and informed his credit card company of what happened.
Officers provided the man additional information of who to contact and advise that his personal information may have been compromised.
Wallet stolen at Central Avenue store
A Marshfield woman reported that her wallet had gone missing, or was possibly stolen, while she was shopping at a store on the 600 block of S. Central Ave. between 2:15 and 2:40 p.m. The wallet was in her purse, which was in a shopping cart, and at one point she did not have visual contact with the cart.
The woman said the wallet contained no cash, just various credit cards. She was advised to cancel her cards.
Loss prevention will review video and notify officers. Follow-up will continue.
Marshfield man arrested for operating while revoked
A 29-year-old Marshfield man was arrested for operating while revoked following a traffic stop on the 100 block of N. Chestnut Ave. at 3:17 p.m. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and was later released.
Two arrested following traffic stop
During a traffic stop near the intersection of Maple Avenue and Fourth Street at 10:48 p.m., police arrested a 30-year-old Nekoosa man for operating while under the influence, first offense. A bag of marijuana was found during a search of his person.
A passenger in the car, a 35-year-old Marshfield man, was placed on a probation hold and arrested.
Both subjects were booked at the Marshfield Police Department and later transported to Wood County Jail. A request for charges will be sent to the Wood County DA’s office.