Weekly police blotter
Thursday, Aug. 25
Marshfield man taken into custody for child abuse
A Marshfield woman reported that her juvenile son was struck in the face by his father at 6 p.m. on Aug. 24. A three-finger impression was observed on the child’s face. The father stated he struck the child in self defense when the child ran toward him.
Police took the father, a 38-year-old from Marshfield, into custody and transported him to the Marathon County Jail. Charges for felony physical abuse to a child and misdemeanor bail jumping will be directed to the Marathon County district attorney’s office.
Police assist DHS in investigating possible disturbance
A worker with the Wood County Department of Human Services reported at 3:45 p.m. that when she was on the phone with a client, she heard what sounded like a disturbance, and then the phone went dead. Police investigated and found an intoxicated 43-year-old woman, who was in violation of her probation, and a 45-year-old man was intoxicated and in violation of a commitment agreement with Wood County DHS.
Both were taken into custody. The woman was transported to Wood County Jail for a probation hold, and the man was medically cleared and transported to Norwood Health Center.
Friday, Aug. 26
Bloomer man leaves gas station without paying for fuel
An employee of a gas station on the 1300 block of S. Central Ave. reported at 9:30 a.m. that a man pumped $50.24 worth of fuel and left without paying for it. The man was a 32-year-old from Bloomer. Initial attempts to contact him were not successful.
Marshfield man warned for disorderly conduct
Police received a report at 7:08 p.m. that a 26-year-old Marshfield man had caused a disturbance during a child exchange at a residence. The man broke a plastic outdoor chair and was involved in a verbal altercation with another man at the residence.
Police contacted the 26-year-old, warned him for disorderly conduct, and advised him that he was not to come back to the residence, which could result in a trespassing citation. No further action was taken.
Saturday, Aug. 27
Vehicle damaged on Central Avenue
A Marshfield woman reported that some time between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. an unknown person scratched her vehicle while it was in a store parking lot on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. The scratches are deep and not consistent with an accident. They appear to be intentional.
Police will follow up with the store to view video surveillance footage.
Sunday, Aug. 28
Political signs stolen from two yards
Police received reports from two individuals that political signs were stolen from their yards some time between 9 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 10:52 a.m. on Aug. 28. One sign was stolen from a residence on the 800 block of S. Drake Ave., and the other was on the 1800 block of W. 18th St. There are no suspects.
Suspicious incident reported
A Marshfield woman reported that some time between 10 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 8 a.m. on Aug. 28 someone may have been on her deck at her residence on the 500 block of W. Eighth St. A heavy planter was tipped over, and a pair of glasses and a quarter were left on the deck.
Nothing was damaged or stolen, and it did not appear anyone attempted to gain entry into the residence. The woman just wanted the incident documented.
Man, woman violate bond conditions
A 24-year-old Marshfield man called dispatch at 6:17 a.m. to report a disturbance between himself and his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend. Both individuals had open Wood County cases with bond conditions that they were to not contact each other.
The two had communicated via text message to meet at the woman’s residence, and while meeting, an argument ensued. The woman pretended to call 911 to get the man to leave, and he in turn called to report a physical disturbance that did not actually happen.
Police took the man into custody for violating his bond and transported him to Wood County Jail. The woman refused to answer her door, but police spoke to her over the phone. Charges of misdemeanor bail jumping for the woman and felony bail jumping for the man will be referred to the Wood County DA’s office.
Gas drive-off reported at Central Avenue station
An employee of a gas station on the 1500 block of S. Central Ave. reported at 4:21 p.m. that a woman pumped $33.03 worth of fuel and left without paying for it. The suspect was described as having blond hair, wearing bright green pants, and driving a dark brown or black four-door sedan with no license plates. The vehicle left the gas station heading southbound.
The employee was advised to call police again should the suspect return.
Tuesday, Aug. 30
Nineteen-year-old taken into custody on warrant
Police took a 19-year-old Marshfield man into custody on the 1100 block of N. Central Ave. at 1:38 p.m. for a valid Department of Corrections warrant. The man was transported to Wood County Jail.