Weekly police blotter
Sunday, Aug. 20
Man arrested on multiple charges
Police arrested a man on the 100 block of N. Central Ave. at 1:03 a.m. for valid Wood County warrants; operating while under the influence (OWI), first offense; possession of methamphetamine; possession of THC; and bail jumping. He was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and then transported to jail.
Vehicle window reported broken
Police responded at 2:07 a.m. to a report that a vehicle on the 2400 block of E. Lawraine St. had its rear window broken. One witness reported hearing the window cracking but did not see any person or vehicle at the scene once she came out of her residence.
The owner of the vehicle did not have any further information and requested a report for insurance purposes. No further action was taken.
Monday, Aug. 21
Ex-roommate takes man’s TV
At 9:20 a.m. a 43-year-old Marshfield man reported that his former roommate, a 42-year-old man, took a TV from his residence without permission some time between Aug. 16 and Aug. 21. Police contacted the 42-year-old, who admitted to taking the TV but stated that it belonged to him.
The 43-year-old provided a receipt proving the TV’s purchase was made with his debit card. Per the 43-year-old’s wishes, police left a message with the 42-year-old that if he returned the TV or its value — $527.50 — to the 43-year-old within two weeks, he would avoid law enforcement action. Otherwise, he would be charged.
Police respond to overdose 911 call
Police responded at 8:15 p.m. to a report of a possible overdose on the 2700 block of S. Apple Ave. Upon officers’ arrival, Narcan was administered to an unresponsive 19-year-old Marshfield man.
The initial information from the overdose victim and witnesses was that he ingested four milligrams of Xanax. The man was transported to the Marshfield Medical Center emergency room.
Vesper man causes disturbance after employment termination
Police responded at 11:56 p.m. to a report of a 30-year-old Vesper man causing a disturbance after he had been terminated from his place of employment on the 2000 block of E. Fourth St. The man became upset and began yelling, swearing, and pushing tables and chairs around a break room. He did not leave the property after being told to do so.
When police arrived, the man was in the process of leaving with a friend and admitted to becoming upset due to the termination.
He was taken into custody for disorderly conduct. Due to an open felony case, the man was also charged with felony bail jumping. Both charges will be referred to the Wood County district attorney’s office.
After booking procedures were completed, the man was transported to Wood County Jail.
Wednesday, Aug. 23
Man taken into custody for probation violation
At 9:40 a.m. police took a 22-year-old Marshfield man into custody on the 400 block of E. 18th St. for a probation violation. He was transported to the Marshfield Police Department and then to Wood County Jail.
Thursday, Aug. 24
After traffic stop, man arrested for OWL
Police arrested a 44-year-old man following a traffic stop for operating without a license, third offense. He was booked at the Marshfield Police Department and then released with a mandatory court date scheduled.
Friday, Aug. 25
Marshfield man reports tree pruning scam
A Marshfield man called police to report a possible scam/false business representation. He stated that on Aug. 22 a man came to his residence and offered tree pruning service with an estimate of $2 per branch.
After three men worked for an hour and a half pruning, the cost was $800, and the men left all the debris. Upon looking at the brush remaining, it did not appear 400 branches were cut.
The business card the victim was given said “Reed Brothers” and had two phone numbers. The man tried calling numerous times with no answer and was unable to leave a message. There was no contract or written estimate detailing the work.
The man tried to stop his check, but it had already gone through his bank. Police gave the man advice on future solicitor business and the normal cost of tree removal.
Man arrested for second OWI offense
At 12:10 a.m. police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Eighth Street. The driver was arrested for OWI, second offense. He was then booked and later transported to the ER for a legal blood draw.
Purse reported stolen at Central Avenue business
A Marshfield woman reported her purse was stolen from her place of business on the 400 block of S. Central Ave. some time between 12:36 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The purse contained various credit cards, checks, the woman’s driver’s license, and $80 in cash.
The woman canceled all the stolen credit cards and checks. There was no video surveillance of the incident, and there are no suspects or leads at this time.
Nineteen-year-old cited for OWI
A 19-year-old Marshfield woman was involved in a traffic crash in a store’s parking lot on the 1600 block of N. Central Ave. at 5:33 p.m. Three juvenile passengers were in the vehicle with the woman.
When an officer asked the woman what happened, she had a hard time explaining that she stepped on the gas when she meant to step on the brake. The officer also observed that other individuals in the vehicle had extremely red, bloodshot eyes.
The officer then asked the woman if she had smoked marijuana during the day, and she stated she did shortly before coming to the store. The woman performed standardized field sobriety tests (SFST) poorly.
Police arrested and cited the woman for OWI, first offense, with a passenger younger than 16 years old. She consented to a legal blood draw after being read the informing the accused, and she then was released to a responsible party.
Saturday, Aug. 26
Check forgery under investigation
A Marshfield man reported that a check of his had been forged and cashed in the amount of $1,000. The man stated the only people who would have had access to his checks were members of a water damage restoration crew.
Police contacted the restoration company and found that an Appleton man may have been responsible for taking the check and forging it. Investigation will continue.
Two vehicles have tires cut
Police received two reports of vehicles having their tires cut on the 3200 block of S. Central Ave. some time between 9 p.m. on Aug. 25 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 26. On both vehicles the front right and rear right tires had cuts in the sidewall.
A 28-year-old man was a person of interest regarding the incidents but was unable to be located at the time of the reports.
Marshfield man cited for OWI
Police stopped a vehicle at 1:20 a.m. for speeding and cutting another vehicle off on the 1300 block of N. Central Ave. While speaking with the driver, a 20-year-old Marshfield man, an officer could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his person and noticed he had bloodshot eyes.
The man performed SFST and registered 0.105 on a preliminary breath test. He was arrested and later released to a responsible adult after receiving several citations, including one for OWI.
Both the driver and a passenger of the vehicle were cited for possession of drug paraphernalia after K-9 Steffi indicated to the odor of a controlled substance coming from within the vehicle and police located a multicolored glass bong with marijuana residue.
Police receive report of counterfeit bill
A Marshfield woman reported at 3:11 p.m. that when she went to use a $10 bill that she received from another location, it was found to be counterfeit. The currency was taken as evidence.
Sunday, Aug. 27
Door jamb damaged in possible entry attempt
A Marshfield woman reported that an unknown person attempted to pry open a door and enter her residence on the 1200 block of E. Doege St. some time between 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 26 and 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 27. The woman did not believe entry was made, but the door jamb was damaged.
The woman did not have any suspects and noted this was the third suspicious incident in as many weeks. On Aug. 13 she had reported a lawn ornament was stolen, and on Aug. 20 she noticed another lawn ornament had been moved.
A neighborhood canvass was conducted, but no information was gained.
Gas drive-off reported at Central Avenue station
Police received a report that at 6:05 p.m. on Aug. 26 a man pumped $39.61 worth of gas at a station on the 1300 block of S. Central Ave. and left without paying for it. Surveillance footage was reviewed, and the man appeared to be in his late teens to early 20s with tattoos on his neck and left hand. The man’s vehicle had no front license plate, and registration could not be determined from the video. Investigation will continue.
Disorderly conduct – domestic abuse charges requested for Marshfield man
Police arrested a 24-year-old Marshfield man at 8:04 p.m. for a domestic abuse incident that occurred on the 2100 block of Marathon Street. Disorderly conduct – domestic abuse charges will be requested through the Wood County DA’s office.
Man with warrant arrested, posts bond
Police arrested a 37-year-old Marshfield man during a traffic stop on the 100 block of S. Central Ave. after it was learned he had a valid Clark County warrant. He was taken to Marshfield Police Department, booked, and released after posting the required bond.