Weekly police blotter
Thursday, April 13
Man reports computer fraud
A Marshfield man reported being contacted regarding an item he was selling on eBay. The buyer asked if he could purchase the item with a check for $2,000, and then the Marshfield man would send the leftover money to another person.
The man agreed to the deal, cashed the check, kept some of the money, and sent the rest to an address in Washington. The check then bounced, and the man was at a loss of $2,000.
The man provided copies of the email exchanges to police. He was also advised to report the incident with eBay and on IC3.gov.
Monday, April 17
Marshfield woman’s identity stolen
A Marshfield woman reported that a credit card had been issued in her name without her permission. While checking her credit score, the woman noticed her score had been dramatically lowered and saw the unauthorized credit card was activated on Jan. 17.
The woman contacted the credit card company, and she was advised that the company would conduct an investigation and drop the account and charges made in her name. The account had the woman’s previous address and a fake email address.
The woman had her Social Security number on IRS watch as well as a watch list through TransUnion because she had previously had her identity stolen. She will continue to monitor her credit card score in case of another attempt.
Nekoosa man arrested for OAR
Police arrested a 30-year-old Nekoosa man during a traffic stop for operating after revocation, operating while under the influence (OWI)-related. He was brought to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures.
While there, police contacted Probation and Parole as the man was on probation. Probation and Parole placed a hold on the man. He was transported to Wood County Jail.
Tuesday, April 18
Sex offender removes GPS tracking device
Probation and Parole reported at 12:05 p.m. that a 42-year-old Marshfield man had absconded from supervision after he allegedly removed a GPS tracking device that was placed onto his body as a condition of his recent release from prison.
The man is a registered sex offender and has an extensive criminal history, including a violent act against a police officer. A Department of Corrections apprehension request was issued, and efforts to locate the man continued.
Counterfeit $5 bill found
The manager of a Marshfield business contacted police at 2:38 p.m. to report a possible counterfeit $5 bill. Police arrived, deemed the bill was counterfeit, and placed it into evidence. The bill was exchanged at the Wisconsin Rapids branch of the business.
Employees will be made aware to be watchful for additional counterfeit bills. The case will be referred to the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department.
Man taken into custody for domestic disorderly conduct
Police responded at 10:58 p.m. to a report of a physical dispute on the 1400 block of S. Locust Ave. After interviewing the parties involved, police arrested a 42-year-old Marshfield man for domestic disorderly conduct.
He was brought to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and released after signing the conditional release contact prohibition form. A 72-hour no-contact period was enacted.
Wednesday, April 19
Laptop goes missing during shipping
A Marshfield man reported that a laptop was removed from its package some time between April 14 and April 18 while it was being shipped to Hawaii. When the recipient got the package in Hawaii, the laptop was absent.
The man had insurance on the package and will contact the shipping company.
Thursday, April 20
Woman taken into custody for warrant, man for probation hold
Police took a 44-year-old Marshfield woman into custody on the 100 block of N. Central Ave. for a valid Marshfield warrant. She was transported to the Marshfield Police Department and booked. Because she was unable to post bond, she was transported to Wood County Jail.
At 6:24 p.m. police took a 51-year-old Marshfield man into custody on the 500 block of N. Cherry Ave. for a valid probation hold. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, where he was booked, and then to Wood County Jail.
Friday, April 21
Man arrested for OWI
At 1:48 a.m. near the intersection of Kalsched Street and Central Avenue, police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle with a 30-year-old driver and two other passengers. The driver was arrested for OWI, and a pipe with residue was located in his backpack.
He was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and then transported to jail for a probation hold. Charges will be requested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Marshfield woman’s debit card stolen, used
A Marshfield woman reported at 1:59 p.m. that her wallet, which contained her driver’s license, Social Security card, debit cards, and checkbook, was taken without her consent while she was on the 300 block of N. Central Ave. A 36-year-old Stetsonville woman was observed on closed circuit television taking the items.
One of the debit cards was used without permission after the theft. Investigation is ongoing.
Vehicle window broken on Central Avenue
A Marshfield man reported that while his vehicle was in a parking lot on the 1200 block of S. Central Ave., its rear window was damaged some time between 6 p.m. and 11:28 p.m. There are no suspects at this time, and it was unknown what method the suspects used to break the window.
Barking dog draws complaint
Police responded to a complaint of a barking dog on the 600 block of W. 13th St. The complainant reported that the dog had been barking from 6:30 p.m. to 9:48 p.m.
Police arrived and observed that the dog was chained up near a residence’s attached garage, which had its door open, and the dog had water. Police contacted the resident, who stated that she was temporarily caretaking for the dog for a family member and that she could not return home from work. The resident said she would attempt to contact the dog’s owner to remedy the problem.
Saturday, April 22
Man apprehended in Dorchester for Marshfield battery
Police received a report that a 23-year-old Dorchester man struck a Phillips woman and damaged her phone by throwing it on the ground during an argument on the 1500 block of W. McMillan St. around 3 p.m. Authorities from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office located the man at his residence in Dorchester, arrested him, and then transported and turned him over to a Marshfield officer.
The man was photographed and fingerprinted at the Marshfield Police Department and then transported to Marathon County Jail after he was unable to post the required bond. A request for charges will be forwarded to the Marathon County district attorney’s office for battery and criminal damage to property.
Sunday, April 23
Marshfield man arrested following disturbance
Police responded at 8:22 p.m. to a report of a possible physical disturbance on the 600 block of W. Laurel Court. During the investigation, police discovered the disturbance had become physical, and a 20-year-old Marshfield man was arrested. Charges are being requested through the Wood County DA’s office.