Weekly police blotter
Sunday, Nov. 27
Woman attempts to steal shoes
A loss prevention officer at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. reported observing a caucasian woman attempting to steal shoes at 5:17 p.m. The woman had taken off her old footwear, put on a new pair of shoes, cut the tags off the new shoes, and slid her old footwear under a shelf to hide it.
After the woman passed the last point of sale and failed to render payment for the new shoes, the loss prevention officer confronted the woman. She then ran back into the store, took off the new shoes and left them behind, and placed her old shoes back on.
The woman did not stop for the loss prevention officer. She exited the store with a man and fled the scene.
The loss prevention officer was to provide security footage in order to identify the woman.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
More debit card scam victims come forward
A Marshfield woman reported at 8:29 a.m. that her debit card information was compromised, allowing an unknown person in Madison complete five transactions without her consent. Investigation is ongoing.
At 8:39 a.m. a Marshfield man reported that there were three fraudulent transactions made using his debit card information and that two transaction attempts were denied. The successful ATM withdrawals occurred in Eau Claire and Woodbury, Minnesota.
A loss totaling $1,006 was reimbursed to his account. Investigation is ongoing.
Two Marshfield women reported at 4:04 p.m. that there were eight unauthorized ATM withdrawals from their combined checking account. The women had been reimbursed by their bank. The incident was turned over to the detective bureau.
Another Marshfield woman reported at 4:53 p.m. that there was an unauthorized transaction on her checking account. The woman had been issued a “provisional credit” and was reimbursed for her loss. The case was turned over to the detective bureau.
At 5:28 p.m. another Marshfield man reported one unauthorized withdrawal from his checking account. The man’s bank is investigating, and the incident was turned over to the detective bureau.
On Nov. 30 at 10:18 a.m. a Marshfield woman reported that there were fraudulent charges on her checking account. The woman had used an ATM on Nov. 18.
A Marshfield man reported at 10 a.m. on Dec. 1 that there were fraudulent charges on his checking account.
At 1:38 p.m. on Dec. 1 a Marshfield woman reported a theft of $2,842.98 off of two of her accounts. The woman had been reimbursed for the loss and will be issued new information from her bank.
Gas drive-off resembles July 20 incident
An employee of a gas station on the 600 block of N. Central Ave. reported that at 9:09 a.m. a woman put $29 worth of fuel into a vehicle and left without rendering payment. A similar event with what appeared to be the same woman and vehicle occurred on July 20. Investigation continues.
Possible identity theft reported
At 4:31 p.m. a Marshfield woman reported that an unknown person accessed her online banking account and changed the password and primary contact email address. There has been no financial loss, and there are no suspects.
Wednesday, Nov. 30
Bearded dragons, food stolen from pet store
The owner of a pet store on the 200 block of W. 14th St. reported that on Nov. 22 a blonde, caucasian woman was captured on security footage stealing two baby bearded dragons as well as food for the animals. The owner received a possible name of the woman when the business posted a photo of her on Facebook.
Police watched the surveillance footage. The owner was to provide police a copy of the footage at a later date. Investigation will continue.
Thursday, Dec. 1
Western Street mailbox destroyed
A Marshfield woman reported that someone had destroyed her mailbox on the 900 block of Western St. some time between Nov. 7 and Nov. 11. The woman stated there were vehicle tracks up the curb and on the terrace, leading her to believe a vehicle struck the mailbox.
The woman left copies of receipts and a restitution form if a suspect is located. Due to the time frame, police could not obtain further evidence.
Man arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, battery
Police arrested a 31-year-old Marshfield man after he was involved in a physical altercation on the 1100 block of S. Cherry Ave. at 6:36 a.m. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures, posted the required bond, and was released with a future court date. Charges for disorderly conduct – domestic abuse and battery will be sought through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Friday, Dec. 2
Marshfield man, woman found possessing meth, drug paraphernalia
During a traffic stop on the 200 block of N. Peach Ave. at 1:30 a.m., K-9 H indicated the presence of a controlled substance coming from the suspect vehicle, and police arrested a 25-year-old Marshfield man and 21-year-old Marshfield woman for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Both subjects were booked and released. Charges were requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
Delivered package reported stolen
A Marshfield woman reported that a package was delivered to her residence on the 1000 block of E. Cleveland St. at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 1, and it was gone when she returned home at around 5 p.m. The package contained $118.77 worth of clothing.
There are no suspects.
Counterfeit $20 bill located
A loss prevention officer at a store on the 1300 block of N. Central Ave. turned over a counterfeit $20 bill to police at 12:46 p.m. The loss prevention officer stated the bill was discovered when store employees were preparing the deposit on the evening of Dec. 1.
There was no way to tell what till the bill came from or when it was passed. The bill was placed into a Marshfield Police Department evidence locker.
Man violates domestic abuse injunction, bond conditions
Police responded at 7:27 a.m. to a report that a 52-year-old Marshfield man violated a domestic abuse injunction as well as his bond conditions for a Wood County case. The man was arrested, booked, and later transported to Wood County Jail. Charges are being requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
Sunday, Dec. 4
Forced entry attempted at Blodgett Street residence
A Marshfield woman reported that someone had attempted to gain entry into a residence on the 800 block of W. Blodgett St. some time between Nov. 24 and 27 by prying on a door knob’s keyhole, which also damaged the lock function. Entry was not made into the residence, and no items were missing.
The woman was in the process of remodeling the residence, and the home was unoccupied during the above time frame. Police gave the woman advice on installing up-to-date locks and deadbolts and other security issues to improve. Extra patrol was requested.
Marshfield man arrested for disorderly conduct, domestic abuse
Police arrested a 28-year-old Marshfield man on the 700 block of E. Doege St. at 3:46 a.m. following an investigation for disorderly conduct – domestic abuse and disorderly conduct. The man signed the conditional release contact prohibition form and posted the $150 bond.
Requests for charges of one count of disorderly conduct – domestic abuse and one count of disorderly conduct are being forwarded to the Wood County DA’s office.
Two men arrested at Central Avenue store for retail theft
Police responded at 5:10 p.m. to a report of retail theft at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. An 18-year-old Greenwood man was subsequently arrested for retail theft, obstruction, a probation hold, and bail jumping. Charges will be requested through the Marathon County DA’s office.
At 9:40 p.m. police took a 29-year-old man into custody at the store for retail theft of a 24-pack of Budweiser as well as for a probation hold. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department and later to the Marathon County Jail.
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Man arrested following argument
A woman reported that she had gotten into an argument on Nov. 29 with a 25-year-old Marshfield man, with whom she has a child, and the argument became physical. Police made contact with the man, arrested him, and transported to Wood County Jail. A request for charges will be filed with the Wood County DA’s office.
Gas drive-off reported at southside station
Police responded at 4:20 p.m. to a report that the driver of a red-orange Hyundai four-door car did not pay for $22.84 worth of fuel pumped at a gas station on the 1500 block of S. Central Ave. Only part of the vehicle’s license plate information was observed as the vehicle headed northbound on Central Avenue and then west on 14th Street.
The vehicle was unable to be located as part of a neighborhood canvass.