Rapids Weekly Police Blotter: Sept. 17-24, 2018
Man arrested at bar
At 8:32 p.m., the owner of an adult establishment in Wisconsin Rapids called to report that there was a customer who was threatening people and would not leave when. Police arrived and arrested a 31-year-old man.
Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
At 9:57 p.m., a Wisconsin Rapids police officer pulled over a vehicle. After speaking with the driver and passenger, he did a vehicle search. In the search he found eight “gem bags” in the vehicle. A 19-year-old male was arrested.
Thief leaves evidence behind
At 4:12 a.m., a Wisconsin Rapids woman contacted police to report that when her husband left for work, he noticed the gas caps of both of their vehicles were open. He also seen gloves and a siphoning tool were left lying next to one of the cars. No other neighbors reported this happening.
Neighbor “blows” up over barking dog
At 5:33 p.m., a 29-year-old Wisconsin Rapids woman called to report that her neighbor came over and threw firecrackers at her dog in her driveway because the dog was barking. The caller just asked for this to be put on record.
Possible text scam
At 10:11 a.m., a Wisconsin Rapids woman called to report that her 18-year-old son was receiving text messages from a female who was sending unwanted photos and then threatening to report the young man. Officer advised them to keep all the messages as it appears to be a scam.
At 8:36 a.m., a 76-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man called and stated that his computer had been “taken over” for approximately 30 minutes. He has not used any credit or debit cards on the computer. He was instructed to use another computer and change banking passwords as a precaution.
Young child in traffic
At 6:14 p.m., a caller reported a young child that was walking out into the expressway. The caller picked the child up and took them back to the yard where another child was standing. No adult was outside at the time. Officers arrived, and the children were left in the care of a babysitter. The babysitter also had contact information for parents.