Weekly police blotter
Wednesday, Aug. 17
Police perform two warrant pickups
Police took a 26-year-old Marshfield man into custody on the 700 block of N. Peach Ave. for a valid Department of Corrections warrant. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and later to Wood County Jail.
A 27-year-old Marshfield man was taken into custody at his residence on the 900 block of W. Sixth St. for a probation hold. He was brought to the department for booking and then transported to Wood County Jail.
Thursday, Aug. 18
Man turns himself in following altercation
A Marshfield man reported at 6:36 p.m. that a pickup truck nearly struck him at the intersection of Arnold Street and Chestnut Avenue. The man yelled at the driver, and the driver stopped and exited his vehicle; shoved the man to the ground, causing injury; grabbed the man by the neck; yelled; and then fled the scene.
The driver later turned himself in at the Marshfield Police Department, and he was arrested and booked. Charges of battery are being requested through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Friday, Aug. 19
Two picked up for warrants
Police took a 33-year-old Marshfield man into custody following a traffic stop on the 100 block of N. Peach Ave. for a valid Department of Corrections warrant. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and brought to Wood County Jail.
Following a traffic stop near the intersection of Peach Avenue and Arnold Street, police took a 48-year-old Marshfield woman with multiple Wood County warrants into custody. She was taken to the Marshfield Police Department, where she was booked. After she was unable to post bond, she was transported to Wood County Jail.
Saturday, Aug. 20
While performing warrant pick-up, police locate controlled substances
Police arrested two Marshfield men at 7:28 p.m. for Department of Corrections warrants at an apartment on the 300 block of S. Central Ave. Controlled substances were observed in plain view during the arrest, and a search warrant for the apartment was obtained.
The men were booked at the Marshfield Police Department and transported to jail. A request for charges will be sent to the Wood County DA’s office.
Man arrested on Clark County warrant
Police arrested a man on the 100 block of N. Central Ave. for a valid Clark County warrant. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and then to Clark County Jail. He was also issued citations.
Sunday, Aug. 21
Marshfield man reportedly sends inappropriate messages to juvenile
Police received a report at 4:37 p.m. that a 27-year-old Marshfield man had been sending unwanted and inappropriate Facebook messages to a Marshfield juvenile. The juvenile’s mother had told the suspect to stop, but he continued his behavior.
An officer attempted to contact the man but was unsuccessful. Police will contact the man, and a request for charges will be filed with the Wood County DA’s office. The Wood County Department of Human Services was also notified of the incident.
Police alerted to counterfeit bill
An employee of a store on the 600 block of N. Central Ave. contacted police at 5:34 p.m. after a customer attempted to pay with counterfeit money. Officers made contact with the man, and he claimed that he had received the counterfeit bill after cashing in a check at a bank.
The counterfeit bill was placed into evidence, and the case will be forwarded to the detective bureau for further investigation.
Monday, Aug. 22
Marshfield man damages door, jailed for probation hold
The owner of a property on the 200 block of S. Central Ave. reported that on Aug. 19 a 28-year-old Marshfield man was seen damaging a bathroom door. Police contacted the man’s probation agent, and an apprehension request was made.
The man was taken into custody on Aug. 23 for the probation hold, and criminal damage charges will be referred to the Wood County DA’s office.
Gas drive-off reported at Central Avenue station
Police received a report of a gas drive off from a station on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. at 12:41 p.m. A man pumped $25.84 worth of fuel and left without paying for it.
An officer attempted to contact the registered owner of the vehicle but was initially unsuccessful. The officer did make contact on Aug. 23, and the owner said he swiped his card but that the machine must not have read it. He said he would contact the gas station and pay for the fuel.
Tuesday, Aug. 23
Man steals pair of beers
Police received a report that a man stole two beers from a store on the 600 block of N. Central Ave. some time between 7:11 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. on Aug. 22. The man could be seen on video surveillance placing the items into his pants pockets and then leaving the store without paying for them.
The man has not yet been identified. The investigation is ongoing.
Computer fraud reported
A Marshfield man came into the Marshfield Police Department at 3:16 p.m. to report a possible fraud. The man had applied to several online loan businesses but had been denied by all of them until he was contacted via email by an alleged loan company called Speedy Cash.
The man said the email already had his information, and when he called he spoke with a male with a strong accent. The man said he would be approved for a loan of $5,000 even though he only needed $500.
He was then instructed to obtain $500 worth of gift cards to begin the loan process. He did so and sent a picture of the gift cards’ pin numbers. The man did not receive any payment to his bank account, and the Speedy Cash representative now needed $200 more.
Police informed the man that Speedy Cash was indeed a fraudulent business. The man then called Speedy Cash, and when he explained he was at the police department, the representative dropped the accent, cursed at him, and hung up the phone.
The man was advised to contact his bank as he gave out his account number as well as his Social Security number and was instructed on identity theft protection.