Wood County Blotter: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5, 2018
Watch out for couches
At 7:53 p.m., a 19-year-old Neillsville man reported that while driving in the town of Lincoln he hit a couch that was in the roadway. Deputies responded and located the coach in the ditch.
Someone else’s trash
At 12:57 p.m., a Grand Rapids man called to report that someone had thrown garbage into his yard. After looking at the garbage, there was identifying material left in the garbage.
Sketchy man found and arrested
At 5:10 p.m., a 17-year-old Marshfield male reported that a man on a bike was yelling at him and some friends, while asking for drugs. The man appeared to be very agitated. Marshfield Police were able to locate the man, and he was arrested.
Tool Recovery Sting
At 8:48 p.m., the owner of a trucking company reported the theft of tools. He found the tools for sale online and was then going to attempt to buy the tools back from the person who had taken them. Deputies agreed to be on hand for the “sale.” The tools were recovered and later turned over to the owner of the company.
Family bonding turns physical
At 1:56 a.m., a 30-year-old Nekoosa man reported that while talking and drinking with family members, his 29-year-old brother started punching him. His dad reportedly started choking him and also ripped his shirt off. The Nekoosa man went to the hospital with substantial injuries to his face. The 29-year-old man was arrested and a no contact was enforced for the brother.
At 1:58 p.m., a 34-year-old Milladore man reported that his estranged wife has been sending him harassing messages through Facebook. When he has blocked her in the past, she creates a new account and starts the messages all over again. The man called back later and stated that she blocked him this time.
Chopper box tips
At 9:05 a.m., it was reported that a chopper box had tipped over at the north entrance of North Wood County Park. Deputies arrived and assisted in traffic control, while the farming equipment was removed.
Mystery shopper scam
At 4:42 p.m., a 35-year-old Grand Rapids woman called to report an online mystery shopping scam. She had found an employment ad for a mystery shopper and filled out the application. She then received information to text an unknown number when her check came in the mail and then to deposit the check. The woman looked up the company online and found that it was a scam. Her bank also informed her of the scam, when she tried to take the check there.