Marshfield Police Blotter: Jan. 22-28, 2019
January 22, 2019
Two busts with one investigation
On Jan. 22 at 2:57 a.m., it was discovered that a 15-year-old male had gone into, and taken items out of, an unlocked vehicle parked on North Anton Avenue in Marshfield. The male was caught and the stolen items were returned to the owner. The discovery came about during the investigation of a separate burglary complaint.
Rude house guest steals from hostess
On Jan. 22 at 9:30 a.m., a Marshfield woman reported that items had been stolen by a house guest. The woman stated that she had allowed a 21-year-old Marshfield male friend to spend the night and that while she was out running errands the next day, he had stolen items and had prepared for another trip to steal more. She confirmed that the man had been the only other person in the residence during the time period and that he had known the whereabouts of items that were taken.
January 23, 2019
Marshfield woman falls victim to Facebook scam
On Jan. 23 at 9:07 p.m., a Marshfield woman reported that she had been the victim of a money scam on Facebook. The woman stated that she had been contacted over Facebook about a program with the International Monetary Fund. She said that the program was claiming to be redistributing money to people and that they informed her that if she paid $2,800 in fees, she would be given back $100,000. The program requested the money in the form of Amazon gift cards, which the woman purchased. She then sent photos of the gift cards and the account numbers to the program but was never given the $100,000. The woman stated that she had already contacted Amazon about the interaction, but that she did not know who the gift cards was