Weekly Police Blotter
Monday, July 4
Nurse takes inappropriate video footage
The director of nursing at a skilled nursing facility contacted police at 5:37 p.m. after she learned that a member of the nursing staff had taken inappropriate video footage of one of the residents. Officers and the director of nursing contacted the nurse who admitted to taking the video and showing it to other employees, and she stated that she had since deleted the video.
Police contacted the victim’s family and informed them of what took place. The family was told that the nurse was terminated, was satisfied with that outcome, and did not want any further police action taken.
Wednesday, July 6
Woman steals television, fireworks, phone case, car DVD receivers
A loss prevention officer at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. reported that a retail theft occurred on July 1. The suspect, a 36-year-old Wausau woman, removed a television, fireworks, an iPhone case, and two car DVD receivers.
The woman has been committing similar crimes at other stores in the region. The loss prevention officer believed she had a tool to remove the security spiderwire and security boxes.
Attempts to contact the woman have been unsuccessful. A charge of retail theft will be requested through the Marathon County district attorney’s office.
Police investigate wallet theft
A Wisconsin Rapids woman reported that shortly after checking out of her room at a hotel on the 2700 block of S. Central Ave. on July 3, she realized that she did not have her wallet. She returned to the hotel and was allowed back into the room to check for it but did not find it.
A few days later the hotel contacted her to inform her that her identification and debit card had been found, but her wallet was still missing. The woman said the wallet had a zipper, so the items that were turned in would not have fallen out of the wallet, leading her to believe that someone took the wallet.
There are no suspects at this time, and the incident is under investigation.
Wooden step damaged on Maple Avenue
A Marshfield woman reported that around 4 a.m. she heard several male voices in front of her residence on the 600 block of N. Maple Ave. The individuals sounded like they were goofing around, and then there was a loud banging sound. The individuals then left.
When the woman later walked out her front door, she noticed a pickaxe near her wooden steps, and one of the steps had been damaged, presumably by the pickaxe.
The following day police conducted a neighborhood canvass, which yielded no useful information. There are no suspects at this time, and a damage estimate is pending.
Thursday, July 7
Tablet stolen from vehicle
A Marshfield woman reported that some time between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on July 2 a tablet was removed from her vehicle while it was parked outside of her residence on the 2100 block of W. Veterans Parkway. She had left the vehicle unlocked, and the tablet was on the seat. When she returned, the tablet was no longer there.
The woman did not see anyone take the item and did not have any leads as to who would have entered the vehicle. Further follow-up will be conducted — reviewing video surveillance as well as checking local pawn shops for the missing item.
Bicycle reported stolen
A Marshfield woman reported that her bicycle was stolen some time between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. while it was on the 1000 block of S. Central Ave. There are no suspects.
Marshfield man arrested on litany of charges
At 11:34 a.m. on the 600 block of E. Third St., police arrested a 21-year-old Marshfield man for possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of psilocybin mushrooms, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting or obstructing an officer, bail jumping, and criminal habituality. A probation hold was placed on the man. Charges will be requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
Friday, July 8
Bicycle stolen on 21st Street
A Milladore man reported that his bicycle was stolen some time between 11 p.m. on July 7 and 3:09 a.m. on July 8. The man had left the bicycle near a tree on the 500 block of E. 21st St., and when he returned, it was gone. There are no suspects.
Man taken into custody for disorderly conduct – domestic abuse
Police took a 33-year-old Marshfield man into custody for disorderly conduct – domestic abuse after he was involved in a physical dispute on the 800 block of N. Central Ave. at 8:44 a.m. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where he was booked and posted bond.
The victim enforced the 72-hour no-contact prohibition and provided a written statement. Charges will be requested with the DA’s office.
Intoxicated man arrested for OWI, resisting officers, other charges
Police responded at 1:50 p.m. to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver striking a utility pole and then leaving the scene. Police located the vehicle on the 800 block of S. Oak Ave. and made contact with the driver, a 21-year-old man, who appeared to be intoxicated.
The man became resistive with officers, made threats to harm officers, and was taken into custody for operating while under the influence and other charges. The man spit at an officer’s face, refused a legal blood draw, and was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
He was not able to be booked, and police transported him to Wood County Jail. Charges were requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
Man cited for disorderly conduct, resisting an officer
Police responded at 9:55 p.m. to a report of an intoxicated man being disorderly on the 500 block of E. 17th St. Officers made contact with the man and requested that he leave the property. He refused to leave and resisted officers’ attempt to take him into custody.
Officers attempted to issue the man citations, but he refused to provide the proper identifying information. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where he then provided officers with his information. He was booked, cited, and released.
Saturday, July 9
Nineteen-year-old arrested for probation violation
Police arrested a 19-year-old Marshfield man on the 300 block of N. Maple Ave. for a probation violation. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where booking procedures were performed, and then to Wood County Jail.
Sunday, July 10
Coins stolen from vehicle on Cedar Avenue
A Marshfield woman reported that some time between 10 p.m. on July 8 and 2:35 p.m. on July 10 around $5 in coins was taken from her unlocked vehicle, which was parked in a driveway on the 1000 block of S. Cedar Ave. No other items were missing.
There are no suspects at this time. An extra patrol was requested.
Police perform two warrant pickups
Police took a 32-year-old man into custody on the 300 block of N. Juno Ave. for a valid Wood County warrant. He was taken to the Marshfield Police Department and booked. After posting bond he was released.
Police arrested a 35-year-old Marshfield man on the 100 block of E. Edison St. for a Price County warrant. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, and after he was unable to post the necessary bond, he was brought to Wood County Jail.
Monday, July 11
Documents go missing from Veterans Parkway residence
A Marshfield woman reported that some time between November of 2015 and July 11, 2016, her driver’s license, birth certificate, Social Security card, and her son’s birth certificate have gone missing from her residence on the 1400 block of W. Veterans Parkway. The woman stated she kept the items in her vacuum cleaner for safekeeping, but she can no longer find them.
There are no suspects as to who possibly took the items or entered the woman’s residence. The woman stated that she is in the process of having locks changed.
Possible break-in attempt reported
A Marshfield woman reported that the trim piece next to the door of her residence on the 1100 block of S. Cherry Ave. had been pulled out, and it appeared an unknown person attempted to enter the residence some time between 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. on July 10. There are no suspects.
There were no items missing from the woman’s residence. The trim piece was able to be put back on and secured.
Backpack, laptop stolen from vehicle
A Marshfield man reported that while he was at a business on the 1100 block of N. Central Ave. between 10 and 10:05 p.m. on July 10, his backpack, which contained a laptop and wireless mouse, was stolen from his vehicle. Police spoke with a manager at the business, who reviewed security footage but was not able to locate the man’s vehicle. Investigation will continue.
Printout of man’s medical history placed on woman’s windshield
At 10:03 p.m. a Marshfield woman reported that an unknown person had put a printout of a Marshfield man’s medical history on the windshield of her vehicle, which was parked on the 900 block of S. Central Ave. The woman did not know the Marshfield man and was concerned for his identity.
She said this was the second paper she had found on her vehicle. Police attempted to contact the man but were unsuccessful.
Police investigate disturbance on Maple Avenue
Police responded at 10:52 p.m. to a report of a possible disturbance on the 2200 block of S. Maple Ave. Upon officer arrival, a Marshfield man was the only person at the residence. He stated he was upset over being told his girlfriend of six years and mother of his child was leaving him.
The man informed officers that the girlfriend was using drugs and that items of drug paraphernalia that belonged to her were left in the residence. Police took the paraphernalia as evidence and advised the man on how to proceed when the girlfriend returns to the residence and with child custody questions.
Tuesday, July 12
Prescription medication reported stolen at Saint Joe’s
A Wisconsin Rapids woman reported that her prescription medication had been stolen while she was a patient at Saint Joseph’s Hospital between July 7 and July 8. The medications were on a counter in the woman’s room, and the woman’s daughter placed them in her purse for safekeeping.
The woman stated she left the room multiple times to go for walks around the floor, sometimes for an hour at a time, and believed an unknown individual took the medications from her room or daughter’s purse during those times. The woman had reported the incident to hospital staff.
Marshfield woman arrested for probation hold
Police arrested a 26-year-old Marshfield woman on a probation hold after she admitted to ingesting Coricidin medication to get high. She was medically cleared at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, booked at the Marshfield Police Department, and then transported to Wood County Jail.