Weekly police blotter
Sunday, Aug. 28
Marshfield man arrested, multiple charges requested
Police arrested a 30-year-old Marshfield man following the investigation of an alleged domestic-related strangulation at 2:55 a.m. The man was on probation. Probation and Parole was contacted, was briefed on details of the case, and elected to place a hold on the man. The man was processed and then transported to Wood County Jail for the probation hold.
The following charges are being requested through the Wood County district attorney: strangulation, battery, and disorderly conduct, all as domestic abuse; use of a dangerous weapon; habitual criminality; and possession with intent to deliver heroin.
Man accidentally burns clothing
A smoke investigation on the 300 block of W. Fifth St. at 5:04 a.m. revealed that a 46-year-old Marshfield man accidentally burned/melted a shirt and shorts that were placed on an electric stovetop as he turned on the wrong burner knob while he was about to bake a pizza. No other damage was caused as a result.
Tuesday, Aug. 30
Employee steals $110 from business
A Marshfield woman reported that some time between 8 a.m. on Aug. 25 and 5 p.m. on Aug. 26, one of her employees had stolen $110 from a payment box at her business on the 800 block of E. Vilas St.
Police made contact with the suspect, and she confessed to taking the money. Charges for theft will be forthcoming through the Wood County DA’s office.
Man warned for forging wife’s name on checks
A Marshfield woman reported at 12:29 p.m. that her husband had forged her name on three checks from an account that was only in her name. The woman had told her husband to stop forging her name, but he did so anyway.
At the time of the report, the woman wanted her husband warned that if he forges another check, she will pursue criminal charges. Police contacted the man, and he admitted to the forgeries and stated he will be moving quicker with the divorce process than previously planned.
Wednesday, Aug. 31
Chestnut Avenue shed window damaged
Police received a report that the window of a shed on the 600 block of S. Chestnut Ave. was damaged. The time frame for when the damage could have occurred was unknown.
Nothing was missing from the shed. The window was broken in the middle with a hole too small for a person to gain entry.
Small pieces of glass were on the ground outside the window. Several rocks were in the area that could have been used to cause the damage, but it was not obvious that a particular one was used.
Marshfield woman reports attempted identity theft
A Marshfield woman reported at 7:43 a.m. that she was notified by a fraud alert system that someone had attempted to open a credit account using her information. The account was denied, and the woman was notified immediately.
The woman asked that a report be completed to document the incident.
Man turns himself in for outstanding warrants
A 23-year-old Marshfield man turned himself in at the Marshfield Police Department at 1:58 p.m. The man had a body only warrant through Wood County, a body only warrant through Clark County, and a $500 warrant through Marathon County. He was transported to Wood County Jail, where booking procedures were completed.
Spencer man found to possess heroin
Police responded at 7:40 p.m. to a report that a man was observed hunched over in a vehicle on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. for over 20 minutes. The man, a 24-year-old from Spencer, was able to be woken up, and an ambulance was requested.
Drug paraphernalia with residue and a large amount of syringes were located. Field tests of the residue provided a positive reading for the presence of heroin.
The man was out on bond for an open Wood County case and also had a warrant through Wood County. Charges of possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor bail jumping will be requested through the Marathon County DA’s office.
Thursday, Sept. 1
Mailbox post damaged on Doege Street
A Marshfield woman reported that some time after 9 p.m. on Aug. 31, an unknown vehicle struck and damaged her mailbox post on the 500 block of W. Doege St. A silver plastic cover for a passenger side mirror was left at the scene.
Later in the day an Auburndale woman called the Marshfield woman and said that she struck the mailbox and that she wanted to fix it. Police contacted the Auburndale woman, and she confirmed she was going to pay or have someone fix the mailbox.
Theft reported at Central Avenue business
A clerk at a store on the 1500 block of S. Central Ave. reported an unknown man entered the store at 11:10 p.m. on Aug. 31, took an item from the cigar shelf, and left without paying for it. The clerk did provide license plate information of the vehicle the suspect left in, and pictures and video were captured on surveillance footage. Follow-up will continue.
Police assist P&P with man possessing marijuana
At 11:04 a.m. Probation and Parole requested assistance with a 29-year-old Marshfield man. The man admitted to having marijuana in his residence. Police conducted a search and found a green, leafy substance that tested positive for THC.
The man was taken into custody and transported to Wood County Jail.
Friday, Sept. 2
East Troy man cited for OWI, hit-and-run
Police responded at 12:14 a.m. to a report that a vehicle struck a row of mailboxes on the 600 block of N. Weber Ave. An officer observed the vehicle in question parked on the 700 block of N. Willow Ave.
A 26-year-old East Troy man who stated he was the owner of the vehicle approached the officer on foot. He was identified as the owner of the vehicle. The man stated that he had been driving the vehicle but denied hitting any mailboxes.
The officer could smell a strong odor of intoxicants while speaking with the man. The man had a difficult time walking and keeping his balance. When asked how much he had to drink, the man said “a couple.”
He said he would complete standardized field sobriety tests but never did. Instead he kept asking questions about the mailboxes. The officer told the man that if he did not perform the tests, he would be taken into custody. The man refused to comply with the tests and was taken into custody.
After being read the informing the accused, he consented to a blood draw. The blood draw was completed, and the man was cited for operating while under the influence, first offense, and hit-and-run to property.
Woman violates bond provision
At 1:23 p.m. a Marshfield man reported that he was contacted by his ex-girlfriend on Facebook. Both the man and the woman were out on bond through the Wood County Circuit Court with conditions that they do not have contact with each other.
Police attempted to contact the woman, but she refused to answer the door. She did answer the phone and was told that charges will be filed through the Wood County DA’s office for bail jumping. A photo of the Facebook post was taken for proof of contact.
Police respond to report of harassment
A 33-year-old Marshfield woman reported at 2:29 p.m. that she had received numerous calls throughout the day from a 31-year-old Marshfield woman who was trying to obtain pain medication.
Police contacted the 31-year-old and told her to stop calling the 33-year-old. Officers also made contact with the 31-year-old’s probation officer, and a Department of Corrections warrant was issued for the 31-year-old’s arrest.
Saturday, Sept. 3
Possible disturbance reported on Maple Avenue
Police responded at 2:43 a.m. to a report of a possible disturbance on the 2200 block of S. Maple Ave. A witness reported hearing a man and woman arguing for a long period of time and was concerned it would escalate.
Officers arrived and made contact with a 35-year-old man and 33-year-old woman. The woman was upset due to the man sending text messages to another woman. The woman agreed to leave the residence for the evening to calm down.
Man taken into custody for Wood County warrant
At 10:31 a.m. police took a 28-year-old Marshfield man into custody on the 600 block of S. Vine Ave. for a valid Wood County warrant. He was unable to post bond and was transported to Wood County Jail.
Marshfield man punches window
Police responded at 2:10 p.m. to a report that a 44-year-old Marshfield man had punched out the window at a residence on the 300 block of E. Eighth St. Contact was made with the man, and he admitted to the damage. The man was taken into custody for a probation hold and will be criminally charged for the disturbance and damage.
While en route to the jail, the man began to repeatedly hit his head on the back portion of the patrol squad vehicle until he lost consciousness. Medical attention was immediately provided, and he was taken to the emergency room. After medical clearance, he was transported to Wood County Jail.
Sunday, Sept. 4
Absolute sobriety bond condition violated
Police responded at 1:58 a.m. to a report of a disturbance involving two males in an alley on the 400 block of S. Central Ave. One of the men left the scene prior to officer arrival, and the other was identified as a 24-year-old who was out on felony bond with a condition of absolute sobriety.
The 24-year-old admitted that he was heavily intoxicated. He was handcuffed and then transported to jail, where he was turned over to staff.
Marshfield woman with warrant arrested following altercation
Police responded at 2:34 a.m. to a report of a physical altercation occurring at a residence on the 1200 block of S. Central Ave. Officers arrived and made contact with a 25-year-old woman and 33-year-old man, both from Rudolph. It was learned that a 25-year-old Marshfield woman had left the residence prior to police arrival and that the altercation was between the two women.
Neither woman wanted to pursue charges, and both were warned for their behavior. The Marshfield woman had a valid warrant through Wood County, and police took her into custody and transported her to Wood County Jail after she was not able to post the $1,500 bond.
Man makes inappropriate comments on business’ communications system
An employee at a business on the 100 block of N. Central Ave. reported at 7:03 p.m. that someone was making inappropriate comments over the business’ communications system. The employee said it was man’s voice and that he was calling out employees by name.
An officer recommended that the employee monitor the parking lot for any suspicious vehicles and possibly change the channel or frequency of the communications system. The employee reported two incidents throughout the evening and said she would contact the corporate office for advice.
Police conducted an extra patrol but did not observe any suspicious person or vehicle.
Monday, Sept. 5
Drug paraphernalia found while sorting clothing
At 7:22 p.m. a Marshfield woman reported that she had found an item of drug paraphernalia while sorting some of her husband’s clothing. The woman turned over a pipe that had some suspected burnt THC residue in it to law enforcement.
Police spoke with the husband, a 35-year-old Marshfield man, over the phone, and he admitted the item belonged to him. Charges are being requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
Marshfield man taken into custody for Clark County warrant
Police responded at 9:09 p.m. to a report of a man walking on the railroad tracks near the intersection of East Veterans Parkway and South Hume Avenue. The man, a 41-year-old from Marshfield, said he was looking for a dog.
Police found that the man had valid Clark County warrant for $50. He was brought to the Marshfield Police Department, bond was posted, and he was released.
Tuesday, Sept. 6
Police investigate two reports of broken windows
A manager at a business on the 300 block of W. Third St. reported that a window was damaged at the business some time between 3 p.m. on Sept. 2 and 4 a.m. on Sept. 6. An officer photographed the damage. There are no suspects or leads at this time.
A Marshfield woman reported finding two breaks in her vehicle’s windshield that had occurred some time between 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 9 a.m. on Sept. 6 while her vehicle was on the 300 block of N. Central Ave. The woman did not have any specific suspects but said she has had problems with a 38-year-old Marshfield woman.
An officer spoke with neighbors, and they did not offer any statements or information toward the damage. The officer also contacted the 38-year-old and left her a message that she was not to have contact with the other woman.
Attempted identity theft reported
A Marshfield man reported at 10:17 a.m. that someone attempted to open a credit card account with his information. The man said he checked his credit reports and found no other suspicious activity.
The credit card company notified the man of the suspicious activity and closed out the account. An officer spoke with the credit card company’s fraud department, and they stated they had no information to help a law enforcement investigation.
Police advised the man about identity theft and steps he can take to protect his information.
Wednesday, Sept. 7
Marshfield man violates probation
An officer observed two men yelling at each other outside a bar on the 300 block of N. Central Ave. One of the men involved, a 34-year-old from Marshfield, was on probation and was not to consume alcohol or be in an establishment that served alcohol.
Police contacted Probation and Parole, and a hold was placed on the man for the probation violation. The man was later transported to Wood County Jail.
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