Rapids Police Blotter: Oct. 17-23, 2018
Parking lot accident leads to arrest
At 9:22 p.m., an employee of a Wisconsin Rapids gas station called to report an accident that occurred in the parking lot between a 21-year-old man and an 81-year-old man. The accident led to a verbal and physical fight and ended with one of the men being arrested.
Suspicious man seen in area
At 12:55 a.m., a 21-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man reported seeing an unknown male walking around his home. When the man was near the front door, the motion lights went off and he left the area. He also stated that earlier that day there was a car parked outside his home with a younger male sitting in the car. The car took off when he arrived home.
Man advised not to come back after making threats
At 2:42 p.m., a Wisconsin Rapids woman called police after being threatened by a man at her workplace. The man was a co-worker’s husband. Police arrived and advised the man he is no longer welcome on the company’s property.
A missing car
At 5:26 p.m., the owner of an auto body shop in Wisconsin Rapids called to report that a vehicle was taken from his lot the night before. He stated he had gotten a call from a repossession company regarding the car but, believed the owner of the car took the vehicle even though there was an outstanding balance due for repairs. A Wisconsin Rapids police officer left a message for the owner letting him know he had witnessed the car being repossessed.
At 12:24 a.m., a Wisconsin Rapids woman called to report an unknown man creeping around the area with a flashlight. She then reported there was possibly one other person there as well. Police arrived in the area and spoke with two men. The men stated they were working on some broken pipes.
At 10:25 a.m., a Wisconsin Rapids bank employee called police after a man and woman came into the bank and tried to cash a stolen check. The bank was able to identify the man and woman. Police spoke with the power of attorney in charge of the particular checking account, and they did not want to press charges.