Weekly Police Blotter
Wednesday, Feb. 17
Woman reports theft of jewelry
A Marshfield woman reported that a number of jewelry items were taken from her residence at an unknown time. The woman said she found the items missing approximately four weeks ago, and she confronted her daughter, a 34-year-old Marshfield woman. The mother said her daughter told her that she pawned the jewelry at a local store on Main Street.
An officer contacted all the Marshfield stores that would take jewelry, but the woman’s items had not been turned in to any of them. The officer also checked Leads Online but was unable to find the items.
Contact will be made with the daughter to follow-up.
Marshfield man warned for threats
A 22-year-old Marshfield man reported that a 66-year-old Marshfield man had been making threatening and harassing phone calls regarding a vehicle crash that occurred approximately two weeks ago.
Police contacted the 66-year-old and informed him that the calls needed to stop. He said he would not contact the 22-year-old going forward.
An officer will inform the Wood County deputy who is investigating the crash of these events.
Police stop vehicle reported driving erratically
At 10:06 p.m. Wood County Dispatch reported that an anonymous caller witnessed a vehicle traveling west on Highway 13 that was driving erratically. An officer located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop due to the driving behavior.
A 39-year-old female passenger was taken into custody on two valid warrants. She was taken to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and then to Wood County Jail.
The 35-year-old male driver was issued traffic citations and released.
Thursday, Feb. 18
Nineteen-year-old damages door, creates disturbance
A Marshfield woman reported that between 6:58 and 8 p.m. on Feb. 17 a 19-year-old Marshfield man kicked and damaged her door. The man kicked hard enough to knock a picture frame off the wall inside the residence.
The door jamb was dented and scraped in numerous locations, and the door had scrapes and scratches, all of which the woman said was new damage. The man also created a disturbance by yelling, cursing, and calling the woman foul names.
Marshfield couple’s identities used to file tax returns
A Marshfield man and woman reported that someone had used their identities to file 2015 federal income tax returns. The victims received a letter from the IRS informing them that they needed to verify their identity and disclosed that their 2015 federal taxes would not be processed until verification had been completed. The victims had not yet filed their tax return.
The man and woman completed Tax Information Authorization forms, and they will complete an Identity Theft Affidavit and turn it in to the Marshfield Police Department.
Friday, Feb. 19
Man throws sister-in-law’s phone out of vehicle
A 54-year-old Wisconsin Rapids woman reported that she had been in an altercation with her brother-in-law on the 1000 block of S. Adams Ave. while he was giving her a ride back to her residence.
The altercation escalated to the point that the man took the woman’s phone and threw it out of the vehicle after he pulled over to the side of the road. The phone was initially believed to be broken, but after it dried out, it worked again.
As both people were responsible for the argument, no charges were requested. Both agreed to cease further contact with each other.
Saturday, Feb. 20
Spencer man taken into custody for DOC warrant
Police took a 43-year-old Spencer man into custody on the 1800 block of E. Becker Road for a valid Department of Corrections warrant. The man was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and then transported to Wood County Jail.
Sunday, Feb. 21
Intoxicated man found sleeping on couch
Police responded at 12:34 a.m. to a report that an unknown male who appeared to be intoxicated was found sleeping on the couch of a residence on the 1000 block of S. Vine Ave.
The subject was identified as a 21-year-old Marshfield man. He admitted to drinking alcohol throughout the evening and stated that he thought he was in his residence. The resident did not want any law enforcement action taken, and the man was released to a sober party.
Thief breaks vehicle window to steal purse
Some time between 8:20 and 9:30 a.m. an unknown person broke the front passenger window of a Marshfield woman’s vehicle, reached inside, and stole the woman’s purse while the vehicle was parked on the 1400 block of W. Fifth St. No other items were missing from the vehicle.
There are no suspects. Pictures of the damage were taken.
Monday, Feb. 22
Woman’s vehicle’s window broken, wallet stolen
A Marshfield woman reported that someone smashed the front passenger side window of her vehicle while it was parked at a store’s parking lot on the 600 block of S. Central Ave. between 5:45 and 11:45 a.m. The suspect also took a diaper bag, which contained her wallet, from the front passenger seat.
There was no surveillance video covering the area where the vehicle was parked, but the store’s loss prevention will review other surveillance for any suspects. A check of the surrounding garbage cans and dumpsters met with negative results.
The woman canceled all her stolen credit and debit cards. Photographs were taken of the scene and damage. Investigation will continue.
Man shirks police warning, arrested for disorderly conduct
Police responded at 10:31 p.m. to a report that a 26-year-old Marshfield man would not leave a residence on the 300 block of E. Fourth St. Officers made contact with the man as he was leaving the residence, issued him a citation for possessing an open container of alcohol, and warned him to not go back to the residence.
The man returned to the residence a short time later, prompting another 911 call. The man was taken into custody and booked at the Marshfield Police Department before being transported to Wood County Jail. Charges are being requested for disorderly conduct through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Tuesday, Feb. 23
Marshfield man arrested for operating while revoked
Police arrested a 40-year-old Marshfield man on the 100 block of N. Central Ave. for operating while revoked, operating while under the influence-related. He was taken to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and then released.