_ Nov. 26 - An officer received a report of hunters shooting within the city limits of Abbotsford on North Galvin Road, near the city’s compost pile. The officer located two teenage boys hunting in a field northwest of the compost pile. One of them had shot a doe near the city’s western border.
Based on Marathon County’s plat map, the officer said the spot where they were hunting was within the town of Holton. The officer warned the hunters about potentially violating DNR or city ordinances if they entered city limits.
_ Nov. 27 - An officer was on patrol in Colby when he clocked a vehicle going 64 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone on STH 13. The officer pulled the vehicle over as it was turning into a driveway on North Second Street.
The officer met with the driver, who said he was just in a hurry to get home. The officer could smell marijuana, but the driver denied there was any drugs in the vehicle. He said he just got the car from his brother, who probably had marijuana in the vehicle at some point.
The officer had the driver exit the vehicle so he could search it. The officer found a vape pen in the driver’s front pocket. When asked what was in it, the driver said it was CBD oil he had purchased locally. The officer asked him for proof that it was, in fact, CBD, but the driver did not have anything.
A search of the vehicle turned up an empty gem bag that smelled like marijuana. The driver said he had never seen it before. The bag and vape pen were taken into evidence, and the contents of the pen later tested positive for marijuana.
The driver did not have a valid license, and he also had a warrant for failure to pay a traffic citation. He was taken into custody and brought to the police station, where he posted the $200.50 bond. He was cited for driving without a license, speeding and possession of marijuana.
_ Nov. 28 - An officer was notifi ed of a gas skip at a local gas station. He spoke to the cashier, who said a driver had driven off without paying for $34 worth of gas. The officer ran the vehicle’s license plate number and got a phone number for the owner. He called it and left a message.
_ Nov. 28 - Officers were notifi ed of a man in Abbotsford with an active arrest warrant. They went to his residence, informed of the warrant and took him into custody. He was taken to the police station, where he posted the full $500 bond. Officers gave him a ride back to his house.
_ Nov. 29 - An officer was dispatched to a Colby apartment after a woman reported that someone was attempting to enter her residence. The officer did not see anyone leaving the area as he arrived at the address, nor did he see anyone in the stairwell leading up the apartment. As he approached apartment, he could hear someone unlocking the door, so he announced himself as an officer. A woman opened the door and let him inside.
The woman and her daughters appeared very frightened and said their door knob had been rattling just moments before he arrived. The woman said their door knob is locked and the door is also secured with a chain-slot. She said every night between midnight and 4 a.m., someone rattles their door as if they are trying to get in. She said it’s happened as many as three or four times in one night. She said she also hears footsteps going down the stairs and the outside door slamming, so she knows it’s not just the wind. The chain was pulled tight one time after the door was pushed hard enough, she said.
The complainant said her downstairs neighbor also hears the footsteps and the door rattling. She said she and her neighbor keep the door to the outside unlocked because they have opposite working schedules.
The officer checked the building’s basement, but did not find anything. He also checked the surrounding area. He told the complainant that he would do extra patrols in the area and pass the information on to others in the department. He also advised her on how to bolster the chain lock to make it more secure.
_ Nov. 29 - An officer observed evidence of a someone using a vehicle to make power turns, or “doughnuts,” on the field next to Colby’s industrial park. He saw tracks in the snow, and a bumper had been left behind.
A vehicle had also been driven into a small snowbank in the same area and left behind a small piece of plastic in the snow. The piece had the word “Ford” written on it, and it appeared to have been attached by two metal strips. The officer also noticed signs of breakstand burnout on East Park Place. The vehicle’s tires had left behind pieces of rubber.
_ Nov. 30 - An officer was on patrol in Abbotsford when he noticed a bloody male party on the sidewalk outside a bar. The man was accompanied by the owner of the bar.
The man was bleeding from his nose and mouth, but he declined medical attention. He said two male parties had punched him, but he had no idea who they were. The bar owner said he also did not know who the two men were. He said the victim slapped one of them in the face, and the man punched him. The bar owner said only one of the two men punched the victim, but they both left shortly after the incident.
The victim said he did not want any trouble and did not want to press charges. He denied slapping the male party, and claimed he did not know what led to the altercation.
The victim said he had just moved to the area, and he did not know his address. He also did not have a phone number or identification. His name did not come back on file when the officer ran it through dispatch. He wanted to drive home, but he was intoxicated, so the officer had his friend walk him home.
_ Nov. 30 - An officer was dispatched to an Abbotsford residence in reference to a property damage complaint. The complainant said whoever plowed snow on the neighboring property had damaged his chain link fence. He said they had also pushed snow onto his property, and he wanted it removed.
The officer did not see any actual damage to the fence. The chain links were bowed inward slightly, but none of the posts or fencing itself was damaged. The officer went to the neighboring business and spoke the owner about the complaint. He advised her to speak to the person who plows her lot to avoid any future problems.
_ Nov. 30 - An officer observed a vehicle parked on Dehne Drive in Colby, in violation of winter parking restrictions. The vehicle had been parked there more than 48 hours, which was also a violation of local ordinance.
The vehicle belonged to a woman living in a nearby residence. The officer spoke to her, and she said the vehicle had had mechanical problems. The officer told her that it could not be parked on the street and she needed to remove it.
_ Nov. 30 - An officer was notifi ed of an ATM heat alarm going off at a bank in Abbotsford. The officer arrived and took down the license plate number of a vehicle leaving the bank’s drive-through lanes. As the offi cer was preparing to approach the vehicle, dispatch reported that the bank was having issues with its ATM alarm and asked police to disregard the report.
_ Nov. 30 - An officer was dispatched to a Colby residence in reference to a domestic disturbance. Hespoketoawomanwho said she had just started living with a man she was engaged to. She said they had gotten into an argument the previous night, and they started fighting again that day while helping a relative move. She said he started yelling and refused to calm down, so she told him to leave. He refused to go, and said he would “kill any cop” who tried to remove him. She said she was afraid for her safety and the safety of her kids.
The officer spoke to the suspect, who denied making any threats about killing anyone. He was reluctant to provide any other details in response to the officer’s questions. Based on the complainant’s statements, the officer decided to arrest the male suspect for domestic disorderly conduct. He was taken to Clark County Jail.
_ Dec. 1 - An officer responded to a Colby residence in reference to a suspicious activity complaint. A homeowner had noticed footprints in the fresh snow around his vehicle, which was parked in his driveway. The footprints went around the vehicle and across the yard, but the officer was unable to track them beyond that. The vehicle had been locked and was not entered.
The officer was also approached by the complainant’s neighbor, who said someone had walked up his driveway, stood by his garage door and then left. The neighbor said all his doors were locked and no one rang the door bell. The snow had covered any footprints left behind.
_ Dec. 1 - An officer was dispatched to a Colby residence in reference to a theft complaint. The homeowner reported that someone had gone into his garage and taken a Milwaukeebrand drill, a portable vehicle GPS, and a Canadian coin worth $5. He said the GPS and the coin were in his girlfriend’s unlocked vehicle. The complainant said he usually locks his garage door, but he may have left it unlocked when he was going in and out during the weekend. There were several other tools and other items in the garage, but only the drill was taken.
_ Dec. 1 - An officer was behind a vehicle on South First Street in Abbotsford when he noticed the rear window and license plate were covered in snow. The officer also noticed the vehicle making jerking motions, as if the driver was having a hard time keeping it straight.
As the vehicle approached the stop sign at the intersection of East Linden Street, the officer noticed that its driver side brake light was out. The vehicle made a wide turn onto Linden Street and proceeded to go the wrong way down the road for about 70 feet before the officer pulled it over.
When the officer met with the driver, he could smell alcohol coming from inside the vehicle and he noticed two drinks in the center console. The officer had the driver hand him the drinks, and they were poured out. When asked how much he had to drink that night, the driver said “about five beers.” He identifi ed himself with a New York license and said he was currently living at a nearby apartment.
The driver was asked to get out of the car for field sobriety tests. He asked the officer if he could just let him go since he was so close to home. The officer proceeded to do the sobriety tests, and the driver had trouble maintaining his balance. He also provided a sample for a preliminary breath test, which showed a blood-alcohol level of .16.
The driver was arrested and taken to the police station, where he registered a .15 on the breathalyzer. He was cited for drunk driving and warned about crossing the centerline and having a brake light out. The driver and his passenger were also cited for having open intoxicants in a motor vehicle.