Weekly Police Blotter: May 15-21, 2018
I wish she would stop spending my money
At 12:26 p.m., a 59-year-old Marshfield man reported that on May 8 there were unauthorized charges to his debit card from the website Wish. The man had given his credit card information to a 37-year-old Marshfield woman for a different agreed upon purchase but believes she used his card for the charges totaling $37.75 from the Wish website. When the man told the woman he was contacting the police she responded with a message stating she was the police. The woman was warned for her behavior but told the officer that her boyfriend sent the message and that he is a police officer.
Phone call makes business owner irate
At 3:30 p.m., a 68-year-old Arpin man contacted police regarding an incident between himself and a 52-year-old Marshfield man at the Marshfield man’s business. The Arpin man took a phone call while he was in the business and the owner became very angry and started yelling and swearing at the Arpin man while he was on a 10-minute phone call. The Marshfield man states he was very upset because he was trying to close the business at that time. The Arpin man said he was never asked to leave. The business owner was warned for his behavior.
Woman arrested on drug charges
At 8:44 p.m., a Marshfield officer arrested a 24-year-old woman after a traffic stop on the 1000 block of N. Central Ave. for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The woman was booked and released at the Marshfield Police Department. Charges for possession will be sent to Wood County District Attorney’s office.
Harassing phone calls from homeless woman
At 8 a.m., a 52-year-old Stratford man reported he has been receiving multiple unwanted phone calls from a 33-year-old Marshfield woman over the past few months. He had a restraining order against the woman that recently expired and would like officers to contact the female asking her to leave him alone. The woman is seeking money and prescription medications from the Stratford man. She is currently homeless and stays at various places around Marshfield. Once the woman is contacted she will be given a harassment warning.
Unwanted messages from wife
At 1:40 p.m., a 26-year-old Marshfield man and a 30-year-old Marshfield woman came into the Marshfield Police Department to report ongoing harassment from the 26-year-old man’s wife. Both the man and woman said they have been receiving unwanted messages from the 26-year old Reedsburg woman since April 18. They have blocked her from messaging but claim she has created new accounts to message them from. All parties were given notice that any future contact could result in citations or arrests.
Small child found wandering alone
At 3 p.m., a 22-year-old Loyal woman reported that she witnessed a toddler outside without any adult supervision. Officers located the mother of the child who was unaware her child was outside as she had been busy playing games on her phone inside. The child had pushed out a window screen and escaped their apartment through the window. Human Services will follow up and charges of child neglect will be forwarded to Wood County District Attorney.
Don’t I know you?
At 10:45 p.m., a 54 year old Chetek woman flagged down a Marshfield Police officer at Central Ave./Veterans Parkway. She reported that and unknown driver of a gray Ford Edge was trying to talk to her when they were stopped at a stop light near Walmart. She followed him into Walmart to see if she knew him. The man spoke with her and stated he recognized her. She did not recognize the man.
Marshfield man gets second OWI
At 1:02 a.m., a 33-year-old Marshfield man was arrested for second offense OWI in the Taco Bell parking lot. A search warrant was used since the man refused a blood draw. The Marshfield man was then taken to the local hospital for a legal blood draw and released to a responsible adult.
Concrete hits window
At 8 a.m., a 41-year-old woman reported that a small chunk of concrete had gone through a front window at her house on May 11. Road construction was being done on her road at that time, and she thought it was possibly caused from some construction equipment. The Marshfield Street Department will further investigate.
Items stolen from unlocked vehicle
At 8:30 p.m., a 19-year-old Black River Falls woman reported items stolen from her unlocked vehicle, while visiting friends on the 200 block of North St. Joseph Ave.
Man on the run
At 9:24 p.m., a Marshfield officer attempted to check on a disabled vehicle at the intersection of St. Joseph Avenue and Veterans Parkway. Two men fled and were caught after a short pursuit on foot. The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody, as he has multiple outstanding warrants. A search of the vehicle found counterfeit money as well as drug paraphernalia. The vehicle was impounded. The passenger was released after posting bond.
Woman almost hits 3 year old
At 8:29 a.m., a 44-year-old Neillsville woman reported that she almost struck a 3-year-old boy who had run onto the roadway on North Fig Avenue. The boy’s mother was found and admitted she was sleeping at the time of the incident and didn’t know he had left the residence. The 24-year-old Marshfield woman is being charged with child neglect. Human Services will follow up.
Debit card theft
At 11:04 a.m., a 31-year-old Marshfield woman reported an unauthorized charge on her debit card account earlier that morning. She was able to determine that it was used at a Marshfield business. Security camera footage from the business was used to identify the suspect, who later admitted to using the card. Charges are being requested.
At 3:02 p.m., a 44-year-old Marshfield business owner reported that, sometime between midnight and 8 a.m., an unknown person had damaged yard gnomes that were located on the back patio of his business. A suspect was provided who denied damaging the gnomes.