Weekly police blotter
Thursday, May 25
Two arrested for vandalizing vehicle
The owner of a business on the 1800 block of S. Central Ave. reported that a customer’s vehicle was vandalized some time between 7:03 a.m. and 9:07 a.m. The vehicle belonged to an Appleton woman, and she had two possible suspects for who may have caused the damage.
Officers conducted an investigation, and the two suspects were arrested at the Marshfield Police Department for criminal damage to property. They both posted bond and were released following booking procedures. Charges will be forwarded to the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Monday, May 29
Women taken into custody for retail theft
At 7:32 p.m. a loss prevention employee at a store on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. reported that two women, a 24-year-old from Stratford and a 29-year-old from Marshfield, were detained within the store for retail theft. The women were taken into custody for a combined theft of $174.36 worth of merchandise. The Marshfield woman had in her possession drug paraphernalia and a substance that tested positive for heroin.
After booking, the Stratford woman was released, and a charge of retail theft will be referred to Marathon County. The Marshfield woman was transported to Marathon County Jail with referred charges for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Tuesday, May 30
Marshfield man reports attempted theft
A Marshfield man contacted police at 1:54 a.m. to report that two unknown suspects had attempted to steal 50 feet of rolled up chain link fence from his backyard on the 400 block of E. Blodgett St. The man said he went to his backyard after a motion light came on, and the two individuals then fled on foot southbound through an alley.
The man described one suspect as wearing a dark hoodie and white pants and the other as wearing a black hoodie with writing on the back. He did not see the suspects’ faces. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects.
Mailbox post struck on Forest Street
An unidentified vehicle reportedly backed into a wooden mailbox post on the 1500 block of E. Forest St. and broke it some time between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Pieces of red tail light plastic were on the ground next to the damaged post and were collected as evidence.
A neighborhood canvass was conducted but provided no helpful results. A damage estimate is pending.
Bail jumping charges requested
Police received a report that a 42-year-old man came to a residence on the 1400 block of S. Locust Ave. and caused a disturbance at 6 p.m. The disturbance was verbal and did not meet the criteria for a mandatory arrest or charges.
However, the man was out on bond with a condition to avoid the residence. The man left before officers arrived and could not be located. Charges for bail jumping will be sent to the Wood County DA’s office.
Nineteen-year-old arrested for trespassing
A Marshfield woman contacted police after finding her 19-year-old son sleeping in her basement at 11:13 p.m. The woman stated she had told her son on May 29 that he was no longer allowed at the residence because he had been selling drugs.
The man was on probation, Probation and Parole was contacted, and a probation hold was placed on him. He was transported to Wood County Jail. A charge of trespassing will be requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
Wednesday, May 31
Marshfield man jailed following disturbance
Police responded at 8:30 p.m. to a report of a physical disturbance at a residence on the 400 block of W. Arnold St. A 35-year-old Marshfield man was arrested for domestic abuse – battery, resisting, criminal damage to property, and an active warrant and was transported to Wood County Jail. A request for charges will be filed with the Wood County DA’s office.
Thursday, June 1
Bicycle stolen from Adler Road garage
A Marshfield man reported his son’s bicycle was stolen from their garage on the 700 block of Adler Road. The bicycle was not registered with the city, and no bicycle matching its description was found on the impound list.
Man taken into custody for child support warrant
Police took a 42-year-old Marshfield man into custody at 2 p.m. for a valid Wood County child support warrant. The man was brought to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and was later transported to Wood County Jail as he was unable to post the required bond amount of $1,704.
Fraudulent checks reported
An accounts payable manager contacted police at 2:50 p.m. after receiving numerous fraudulent checks made out using her employer’s information and old bank account routing number. The employer has not suffered any financial loss at this time. There may be several other possible victims throughout the U.S.
Friday, June 2
Chestnut Avenue business damaged
Police received a report of damage at a business on the 100 block of N. Chestnut Ave. Two doorknobs and a cinder block wall on the exterior of the building were damaged. The doorknobs were damaged in late 2016, and the cinder blocks were damaged within the last month.
There are no suspects at this time. A damage estimate is pending.
Man notified of identity theft
A Marshfield man reported receiving a notice that an unidentified person used his personal information to purchase $1,774.27 worth of fuel from a gas company in Tonawanda, New York. The man’s creditors advised him to obtain a police report before they would proceed with resolving the matter.
Money reported stolen from vehicle
A Marshfield woman reported a theft from her vehicle, which was parked on the 1300 block of S. Central Ave., occurred some time between 5:30 p.m. on May 31 and 7:45 a.m. on June 1. The woman stated an envelope that was in the center console and contained three $100 bills and a check made out to her for $100 was missing.
She said that her vehicle did not appear to be rummaged through and that she was sure the vehicle was locked. The seal to the vehicle’s driver side door has an approximately half-inch gap from the door to the car frame, which the woman believed would allow someone with the right tools to unlock the vehicle.
Police contacted a business in the area, and employees stated that the business’ security cameras did not reach the area where the vehicle was parked. There are no suspects.
Child neglect charge requested for Marshfield woman
Police responded at 4:24 p.m. to a report that a 5-year-old child was found near the 100 block of E. Third St. without adult supervision. It was later determined that the child’s mother, a 40-year-old Marshfield woman, had left the child alone while she went to work.
Juvenile Intake was contacted, and the child was released to his mother. A child neglect charge is being referred to the Wood County DA, and Juvenile Intake will follow up with the mother.
Sunday, June 4
Madison woman arrested for battery, warrants, probation hold
Police received a report that a battery occurred on the 800 block of S. Central Ave. some time between 1:40 a.m. and 2:21 a.m. A 22-year-old Madison woman was ultimately arrested for the charge of battery.
The woman also had three outstanding warrants and was on probation. Probation and Parole was contacted and elected to place a hold on her. She was booked and transported to Wood County Jail. Charges will be requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
Probation hold placed on Greenwood 19-year-old
Police arrested a 19-year-old Greenwood woman near the intersection of West Veterans Parkway and Laurel Street for a probation hold. Probation and Parole was contacted after it was learned the woman may have been in violation of her probation rules, and a hold was placed on the woman. The woman was brought to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and then transported to Wood County Jail.