Weekly Police Blotter: Dec. 4-10, 2018
At 10:44 a.m., a Wisconsin Rapids man requested to speak to an officer, after getting a report that a loan was taken out through a national bank in his name. He stated he did not give any information to the person reporting the loan notification.
Porch pirate strikes
At 8:05 a.m., a Wisconsin Rapids woman called to report that a package that had been delivered to her home the day before had been taken from her steps before she arrived home. She was unsure if it came via UPS or Fed Ex. Theft is still under investigation.
At 5:43 p.m., a woman called to report that a man dressed in black was trying to force his way into her residence. They were able to get the man out of the house. Police found the man, and after speaking with him found that the man had just mistakenly thought it was his residence.
Gaming system stolen from home
At 6:08 p.m., a woman called to report that earlier in the day someone had stolen their X-box from their home while a babysitter was there. A child showed up earlier asking for a skateboard, the child then started asking if they had cameras around the house. Police are investigating.
Take the money and run
At 2:58 p.m., an employee of a Wisconsin Rapids Bank called to report that a woman came to the drive-thru window and asked to have a check cashed. The bank wouldn’t cash the check, and the woman became upset and took the tube from the drive up and left. They were able to identify the woman and her passenger.
Man posts his own obituary on Facebook
At 5:35 p.m., a Wisconsin Rapids man called to report that a 29-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man had posted his own obituary and was making statements on Facebook as if he was deceased. The man was found by police and arrested.
At 6:40 p.m., a Wisconsin Rapids woman called to report that she found some counterfeit $100 bills scattered over the road. She was collecting the bills and bringing them down to the police department.