Weekly police blotter
Monday, June 5
Marshfield man victim of identity theft
A Marshfield man reported an incident of identity theft. He called the company “LST Software” to have his computer fixed. The company said it would cost $202, and the man gave his debit card information over the phone.
The man said on May 30 the company withdrew $402 from his bank account. He called the company’s phone number, and it was disconnected.
The man contacted his bank and canceled his debit card. No information could be found on LST Software. Police gave the man information on how to protect his identity.
Man taken into custody for THC, drug paraphernalia possession
Police took a 23-year-old Abbotsford man into custody for possession of THC and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on the 100 block of E. Grant St. at 5:03 p.m. The man was transported to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and released. Charges were requested through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Marshfield man with warrant arrested
Following a traffic stop, police arrested a 41-year-old Marshfield man for a Wood County warrant. He was booked and processed at the Marshfield Police Department and then transported to Wood County Jail.
Tuesday, June 6
Woman jailed on probation hold
At 12:02 p.m. police arrested a 25-year-old Marshfield woman for a probation hold. She was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and then transported to Wood County Jail.
Wednesday, June 7
Fuel stolen in area crime spree
A manager at a gas station on the 2000 block of N. Central Ave. reported a gas drive-off had occurred there at 7:35 p.m. on June 6. An unidentified man stole $23.75 worth of fuel.
The man’s vehicle, a black, 1980s Chevrolet Camaro Z28, displayed a truck license plate. Police contacted the owner of the vehicle registered to that license plate, who reported that the truck had been stolen from an Abbotsford business some time between June 2 and June 5. The suspect in the gas drive-off was the same as for the stolen truck.
Throughout the day Marshfield police were made aware that the same suspect and vehicle were involved in multiple vehicle thefts, at least one burglary, and other criminal investigations spanning Marshfield, Abbotsford, Spencer, Stanley, Wood County, and Clark County. Investigation will continue.
Trailer damaged, tools stolen
A Marshfield man reported that a trailer belonging to his employer had been found parked and unattended near Spencer Street and Lincoln Avenue at about 6:23 a.m. The trailer was stolen from the business on the 2000 block of W. Veterans Parkway.
The offenders cut a lock off the back of the trailer and stole some tools, damaged the trailer’s attached jack stand, and cut some of the wiring harnesses.
Intoxicated man warned for trespassing
Police received a report that an intoxicated 50-year-old Marshfield man came into a business on the 100 block of E. Third St. at 7:05 a.m. and demanded to know what “all the hollering” was about. The man left after being told three times that staff would call the police if he did not leave. It was reported the man had come into the business before with no reasonable purpose.
Police later made contact with the man, and he claimed he heard people arguing and went into the business to investigate. The man was warned not to return to the business.
Thursday, June 8
Backpack stolen from Hefko Pool locker room
A Marshfield man reported that his son’s backpack was stolen from the Hefko Pool locker room some time between 1:40 p.m. and 3:31 p.m. The clothes that were in the backpack were dumped out, and two mobile phones and house keys were taken.
A canvass of the pool area was completed but provided no further information.
Man smoking marijuana reported
Police responded at 11:52 p.m. to a report of an unknown man smoking marijuana in a van on the 2100 block of W. Veterans Parkway. Officers made contact with the man, a 76-year-old from Marshfield, and took him into custody for possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking procedures and then released. Charges will be forwarded to the Wood County DA’s office.
Howard man arrested for probation hold
Police arrested a 31-year-old Howard man at the Probation and Parole office for a probation hold. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department for booking and later to Wood County Jail.
Friday, June 9
Identity theft perpetrated against Marshfield man
A Marshfield man reported an identity theft incident at 12:17 p.m. He said someone had changed his personal information on a credit card account of his.
The man was able to cancel the credit card but then learned he had a negative balance at one of his banks. He also froze his account with his other bank.
The suspect is unknown.
Marshfield police locate runaway juvenile
At 8:08 p.m. a Stratford woman requested assistance with locating her juvenile daughter, who was listed as a runaway through Marathon County. The woman said she knew the daughter was in Marshfield.
With the assistance of a family friend, an officer was able to make a traffic stop and contact the daughter. The daughter was taken into custody and brought to the Marshfield Police Department, and the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office was contacted. Marathon County canceled the runaway listing, and the daughter was released to her father.
Woman arrested for Sauk County warrant
Police arrested a 30-year-old Marshfield woman due to a felony warrant out of Sauk County. She was booked and processed at the Marshfield Police Department and later transported to Sauk County Jail.
Saturday, June 10
Marshfield man taken into custody for probation hold
Police took a 27-year-old Marshfield man into custody at 8:14 p.m. for a probation hold. He was booked and then transported to Wood County Jail.
Sunday, June 11
Dog bite reported
A woman who was dog sitting at a residence on the 300 block of W. Blodgett St. reported that at 9:30 a.m. a neighbor’s dog broke its leash, charged toward the dog she was looking after, and attacked it. There were no puncture wounds or blood, but the attacked dog suffered some swelling and had some hair pulled out.
The woman said shortly after the neighbor dog charged, the male neighbor ran over, grabbed his dog by the scruff, yelled at it, punched it on the side of the head with a closed fist, apologized to her, and then took his dog home.
When police went to contact the neighbor, he was not home. An officer did observe a broken leash that the woman had described on the ground outside the back door. Police will continue attempts to contact the neighbor.