Marshfield Police Blotter: Jan. 16-22, 2018
Colby couple finds earrings priceless
A Marshfield department store loss prevention employee reported that between 3:30 p.m. and 4:05 p.m., a male and female were in the store together. The female was observed removing two earrings from a box and leaving the store without paying for them. The employee was able to retrieve the earrings from the individuals outside, but was unable to get them to return to the store. The Colby Police Department contacted the suspects and facilitated a phone interview. A 32-year-old Colby female and a 30-year-old Colby male were cited for retail theft.
Woman’s vehicle title is taken
A 49-year-old Marshfield woman reported that her vehicle title had been taken from her coffee table on Jan. 15. The woman suspected a 49-year-old man as a potential suspect.
Trip to Rear End results in dead end with OWI
Marshfield police observed a vehicle with a non-functioning brake light traveling westbound on West Fourth Street. After failing to stop at South Chestnut Avenue, the vehicle was pulled over. Officers could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle. The driver stated that he was coming from the Rear End bar. A PBT test resulted in a .071 and his license reflected three prior OWIs. The 58-year-old man was arrested for his fourth OWI.
Marshfield woman taken for $2K in iTunes cards
A 70-year-old Marshfield woman reported that on Jan. 19, she received a call from a man, who identified himself as “Brandon,” claiming to offer over-the-phone computer services. The man convinced the woman to allow him remote access to her computer to check for viruses. He then instructed her to purchase iTunes gift cards and provide the numbers to him, in order to complete his services. The woman purchased $2,000 in gift cards and provided the numbers. The woman was advised by officers that it was a scam and to have her computer checked by a trusted local computer service store.
Cash stolen from Marshfield residence
A 34-year-old Marshfield woman reported that sometime between Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. and Jan. 21 at 4 p.m., $900 in cash was taken from her residence. She stated that she was not home at the time the money was taken and that the door would have been unlocked. A neighborhood canvas resulted in no witnesses. The woman could not think of any suspects.