Weekly police blotter
Tuesday, April 19
Hospital iPad stolen
A supervisor at Saint Joseph’s Hospital informed police of a stolen item. A medication scanner case was located in the lower ramp parking lot, and the iPad it encased was missing.
Upon checking records, it was determined the item was taken some time between 7:40 p.m. on April 13 and 1:14 p.m. on April 19. Hospital security spent numerous hours checking video surveillance and were unable to view anyone taking the iPad or leaving the case in the parking ramp.
No patient information was on the iPad. There are no suspects at this time. Follow-up will continue.
Wednesday, April 20
Marshfield Police Department assists Clark County Sheriff’s Office
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office advised Marshfield police that a 34-year-old Clark County man with a Department of Corrections warrant was at Saint Joseph’s Hospital. Clark County authorities requested that the man be taken into custody once he was medically cleared.
After the suspect was medically cleared, he was taken into custody and transported to Clark County, where he was turned over to county deputies.
Thursday, April 21
Twenty-year-old taken into custody after he started dumpster fire
Police took a 20-year-old Marshfield man into custody on the 100 block of S. Central Ave. after he discarded hot coals from an outdoor cooking grill into a garbage dumpster, which caused the dumpster to start on fire. The dumpster, a vehicle parked next to the dumpster, and a wooden perimeter fence sustained significant damage from the fire.
The man was taken to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and then released.
Friday, April 22
Woman found with THC, drug paraphernalia, jailed on probation hold
Police responded at 2:24 a.m. to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked on the 1400 block of N. Peach Ave. While officers were en route to the area, a woman in the vehicle got out and began walking away, but police located her a short distance from the vehicle.
The woman told officers that she was leaving the vehicle for a friend to use, but she did not know the friend’s name. The woman allowed officers to search a bag she was carrying, inside of which police located marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The woman was taken into custody, and a probation hold was placed on her. She was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and then transported to Wood County Jail. Charges are being requested through the Wood County district attorney.
Police respond to Fifth Street fire
A witness reported to Wood County Dispatch at 3:45 a.m. that storage units on the 2200 block of E. Fifth St. were on fire. When officers arrived, they observed a large amount of white smoke coming out of the north side of the westernmost storage building. Flames were also coming out of the center of the roof at the north end of the building.
The Marshfield Fire & Rescue Department arrived a short time later and extinguished the blaze. Investigation will continue.
Marshfield man attacks hospital staff member
A Saint Joseph’s Hospital staff member reported that a 66-year-old Marshfield man attacked her while she was attempting to treat him at 6:40 a.m. The staff member stated that the man grabbed a syringe filled with medication intended for himself and attempted to inject the staff member with it while holding her down by the back of the neck.
Others intervened before any injection occurred. The staff member sustained a minor scrape on her wrist from the needle tip and had pain around her neck from being held.
The man was placed in four-point restraints in his bed, and police left a form at the hospital for further contact.
Man arrested for disorderly conduct – domestic abuse
Police took a 22-year-old man into custody on the 1400 block of S. Palmetto Ave. for disorderly conduct – domestic abuse. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and then to Wood County Jail as he was unable to post bond.
Thirty-year-old issued citation
Police took a 30-year-old Marshfield man into custody for failing to obey a traffic signal light and for driving with a revoked license due to an operating while under the influence-related offense. The man was booked, issued a citation, and then released with a future court date.
Saturday, April 23
Police called in dispute between teenagers
An 18-year-old Marshfield woman reported at 9:15 a.m. that her ex-boyfriend, an 18-year-old from Marshfield, had locked himself in her apartment on the 1700 block of N. Sawyer Drive and refused to open the door. Upon police arrival, he exited the apartment and turned over the woman’s keys.
The woman entered the apartment to check if there was damage. She found several ripped up pictures and a small hole in her bedroom wall.
The woman did not want any law enforcement action taken except that she wanted the man told to stay away from her apartment and to have no further contact with her. Police told the man, and he left the scene.
Husband slaps phone out of wife’s hand as she calls police
Police responded at 11:43 a.m. to a report of a disturbance on the 900 block of W. North St. between a woman and her husband, a 24-year-old from Marshfield. The woman stated that they were arguing and that she wanted to leave, but the man would not give her the car keys.
While the woman was on the phone with police, the man hit the phone out of the woman’s hand, which made her fear for her safety.
The man was arrested, brought to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and then released after posting the required $150 bond. A request for charges of disorderly conduct – domestic abuse will be sent to the DA’s office.
Woman warned for trespassing
At 12:43 p.m. the assistant manager at a hotel on the 2100 block of W. Veterans Parkway requested the removal of a 33-year-old woman. The assistant manager said that he told the woman several times that she was not welcome at the hotel after she had caused significant damage to two other rooms during her previous tenancy.
Police made contact with the woman, informed her she was no longer welcome on the property, and warned her that if she returned, she would most likely be arrested. The woman agreed to leave the hotel immediately and to make arrangements to remove a small amount of her property there.
Marshfield man arrested for battery, woman for child abuse
Police responded at 1:49 p.m. to a report of a verbal dispute at a residence on the 300 block of W. Third St. A 30-year-old Marshfield woman and 44-year-old Marshfield man who reside together had to be separated due to the argument.
Officers arrested both the man and the woman for an incident that occurred prior to police arrival. The man was arrested for battery, domestic-related, and the woman was arrested for child abuse.
Human Services was contacted in regards to the children residing in the home, and the children remained in the care of their mother, who resides at the residence.
Sunday, April 24
Man taken into custody for disorderly conduct
Police took a 27-year-old Marshfield man into custody on the 300 block of W. Kalsched St. after he was involved in a domestic incident with his girlfriend at 4:56 a.m. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and was released after posting the required bond.
Charges for disorderly conduct – domestic will be forwarded to the Wood County DA.
Following verbal argument, Marshfield woman cited
An anonymous caller report a disturbance on the 500 block of E. 21st St. at 4:36 p.m. The caller could hear two women yelling at each other. Dispatch could hear the disturbance while on the phone.
Police arrived and heard a very hostile verbal dispute occurring at the residence. A 22-year-old Marshfield woman and a 28-year-old Marshfield woman were in a verbal argument. Both women stated that the issue had been worked out, but neither would disclose the reason they were arguing.
Due to the disruptive behavior and continued yelling after officer arrival, police will mail the 22-year-old a citation as she was the listed tenant of the residence.
Tuesday, April 26
Gas drive-off from Central Avenue station
Police responded at 6:14 a.m. to a report of a gas drive-off from a station on the 1500 block of S. Central Ave. A man, believed to be between 50 and 60 years old, pumped $31.81 worth of gas into a gold van. The man then got into the passenger seat, and an unknown woman drove away without attempting to pay for the gasoline.
A gas station employee tried to get the vehicle’s registration but was unsuccessful. The employee informed police that no security recording was available.
The employee was told to contact police if he notices the man or the van at the gas station at a later date. There are no suspects at this time.
Rhinelander man, woman have dispute in Saint Joseph’s NICU
Police responded at 11:25 a.m. to report of a disturbance in neonatal intensive care unit at Saint Joseph’s Hospital. A 35-year-old Rhinelander woman and 33-year-old Rhinelander man were in an altercation regarding ongoing child custody issues.
It was determined that the man would need to contact the unit to inform hospital staff when he plans on visiting the child — paternity has not been legally established — and would have to allow the woman time to leave the unit as the man and woman are unable to be around each other.
Police informed the man that if he violates this agreement, he will likely be arrested and will be banned from hospital grounds.
Woman arrested for domestic abuse, released, arrested again
At 6 p.m. a child protective services worker forwarded police a report of a possible domestic abuse event involving a 34-year-old Marshfield woman and her 35-year-old husband that occurred in the presence of their 5-year-old daughter some time between April 21 and 23.
After speaking with both the man and the woman, officers took the woman into custody for disorderly conduct – domestic abuse and transported her to the Marshfield Police Department for booking. The woman posted bond and was released. Charges will be requested for disorderly conduct – domestic abuse.
After her release, the woman committed another act of domestic abuse. She was arrested again, booked, and transported to Wood County Jail.