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_ Feb. 23 - An officer was investigating a dispute between a man and his girlfriend that started at a bar in Abbotsford. The male party was 20 years old, which violated a local ordinance prohibiting those between the ages of 18 and 20 from being in a bar without a parent or legal guardian. The officer spoke to the bartender/owner and issued a citation for allowing an underage person to be in the establishment.

_ Feb. 24 - An officer was asked to follow-up on a vehicle that had been parked for several days at an Abbotsford business without permission. The officer had previously spoken to the vehicle owner, who said he would move it, but the vehicle was still there. The officer went to the owner’s residence, but no one answered the door.

The officer saw the vehicle the following day and tried again to contact the owner, but he was unable to do so. The officer dispatched a tow truck to remove the vehicle and take it to the tow yard.

_ Feb. 24 - An officer was dispatched to an Abbotsford gas station in response to a series of four reckless driving complaints involving the same vehicle. The callers also said the vehicle was passing in no-passing zones, and nearly hit several other vehicles on STH 13 south of Colby.

The officer located the vehicle in the gas station parking lot, pulled behind it, and activated his emergency lights. The officer knocked on the driver’s window and motioned for the driver to roll his window down. The driver opened his door and said the window didn’t work.

The driver said he was very tired after finishing work in Marshfield and may have drifted into the other lane a few times. The officer noted that the driver was very nervous as he spoke, his hands were shaking and he had sweat on his forehead. The driver also kept leaning forward, as if he was trying to block the officer’s view of the center console.

The officer had the driver exit the vehicle, and the driver admitted he had a knife in his front pocket. The officer removed the knife and put it on the hood of the vehicle. The driver was very jittery and had a hard time standing still as the officer spoke to him. When asked if he was on medications or narcotics, he said no, but he admitted to using heroin and methamphetamine in the past.

The driver said he was headed home to Menominee, and when the officer asked him why he lived so far away from his job in Marshfield, the driver said he had to make money somehow. When asked if he had insurance on the vehicle, he said he didn’t know because the vehicle wasn’t his. He tried looking for proof of insurance in the vehicle, but was unable to find it.

A Clark County K-9 officer arrived on the scene, and the dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. The police recovered 3.6 grams of meth and 5.8 gram of marijuana, along with a couple of glass pipes with meth residue.

At first, the driver said he “didn’t know” if the drugs belonged to him, but he eventually admitted it was his. The driver’s probation officer was contacted, and a probation hold was ordered. He was arrested and taken to Marathon County. He was also cited for driving without proof of insurance and having an invalid registration decal.

_ Feb. 27 - An officer was dispatched to an Abbotsford apartment in reference to a loud noise complaint. The officer met with the complainant, who said his upstairs neighbor is playing his music loudly and he wants it stopped. He also said he suspected drug activity at the apartment, as people were always coming and going.

The officer could not hear any music at the time he arrived, so he advised the complainant to call right away next time so police can evaluate the noise complaint themselves. The officer looked up the neighbor’s name, as provided by the complainant, but the records did not show him living at that address.

_ Feb. 28 - An officer responded to a Colby apartment in reference to sounds of a couple yelling at each other. The complainant said the couple often argue and make noise. The offi cer recognized the couple’s names from their previous contacts with law enforcement.

When the officer arrived, the female party was getting ready for bed, and the male party was sitting on the kitchen floor and appeared to be intoxicated. The male party groaned and then got up and sat on the couch to speak with the officer.

The officer informed them of the noise complaint, and in response, they said they have filed noise complaints themselves against their downstairs neighbors. The couple said no verbal or physical altercation had taken place, and the male party had just fallen on the slippery kitchen floor. The female party said she has a shoulder injury and wasn’t going to try and pick him up, so she left him there.

The officer went and spoke to the downstairs neighbor, who said the couple often make a lot of noise at that time of night. She did not have any specific information regarding possible domestic abuse. The officer returned to the upstairs neighbors and warned them about making a lot of noise when people were trying to sleep. The male party agreed to submit a breath sample, and he registered a bloodalcohol level of .21.

_ Feb. 28 - An officer was dispatched to a Colby residence in reference to a scam complaint. The officer met with the complainant, who said a male party came to his door trying to sell him a vacuum cleaner. He told the man he wasn’t interested, and the salesman got upset and pushy. He said the salesman called a second male subject, who showed up in a dark-colored van. The man in the van told the salesman to keep trying to sell the vacuum cleaner. That’s when the complainant called the police.

The officer believed the complaint was related to a door-todoor salesman he spoke to in Abbotsford on Feb. 24. The offi cer asked the salesman if he had a permit from the city to sell products door-to-door. The salesman claimed that his boss had gotten permission, but he did not have any paperwork. The officer had warned him that he was not allowed to sell door-todoor without a permit.

The officer located that same salesman sitting in a dark van parked at a Colby business. When asked if he had a permit to sell door-to-door in Colby, he said he did not. He said his coworkers are doing demonstrations in local homes, and he only went to one house that day because he had “appointments.” The officer asked how the demonstrations were set up, and the salesman said it was done by putting fliers on doors.

The officer told the salesman to pick up all of his co-workers and to stop selling vacuum cleaners in either Abbotsford or Colby until he gets a permit. He was warned that he would cited the next time. The salesman agreed to pick up his co-workers and leave.

_ Feb. 28 - An officer was dispatched to the East Town Mall in Abbotsford after someone reported finding 27 rounds .22-caliber ammunition and ladies underwear in the tank of a toilet. The complainant provided the officer with video footage, which showed a woman entering the bathroom, but it was not clear if she was the one who left the underwear and bullets behind. The officer noted that the ammo appeared to be very old and corroded by water.

Earlier in the week, the property managers had also found several bullets in two of the toilets in the men’s bathroom. Four boxes of panty liners were also found on the counter of the women’s bathroom.

_ Feb. 29 - An officer was dispatched to an Abbotsford apartment in reference to a domestic dispute. The caller said a female party needed help.

The officer arrived and met with a male party standing outside his apartment. He said his wife is going crazy and broke the door to their apartment. The officer could see the man’s wife looking out the window. When asked if a physical altercation had occurred, the husband said no.

At that point, the wife came outside, grabbed onto her husband and starting hugging him. The husband got upset and started yelling. The officer instructed the wife to let her husband go so they could talk. The husband got more and more upset, and started yelling at the officer to take him to jail.

The officer handcuffed the husband and detained him in the back seat of his squad so he could speak to the wife separately. A Clark County deputy arrived on scene to assist.

The husband said he and his wife had just come home from the bar, and she got upset because she thought he was looking at other women. The wife admitted to breaking the apartment door and ripping her husband’s shirt. Both parties had alcohol on their breaths.

The officer decided to arrest the wife for domestic disorderly conduct and abuse and to also arrest the husband for domestic disorderly conduct due to the disturbance he caused in the parking lot. Video footage of the incident showed the wife pushing and elbowing her husband, and throwing his hat in a snowbank before he goes into their apartment. She can also be seen running at the door after she realizes it is locked.

_ Feb. 29 - An officer was on patrol in Abbotsford when he ran the license plate of a vehicle on STH 13 as it was turning into a store’s parking lot. The vehicle’s owner came back as having a revoked license due to an alcohol-related offense and an active warrant for failure to appear in court.

The officer activated his emergency lights and met with the driver, who admitted that his license was revoked but said he needed to drive. The officer also advised him of the warrant. The driver admitted to missing a court date, but said he didn’t know who to call about it. The driver was arrested and taken to Clark County Jail. He was also cited for driving with a revoked license.

_ March 1 - An officer was informed of a juvenile runaway possibly staying at an apartment in Colby and using a fake name. The officer went to the apartment spoke with a pair of adult parties who answered the door. They let the officer come inside, and the 15-year-old juvenile came into the living room. A Clark County deputy also arrived to assist. The juvenile denied being a runaway but kept giving inconsistent answers when asked about his parents and other family members. The juvenile gave the alias reported by dispatch, but the officer found a wallet on the table with two school ID cards in it. The cards both had the juvenile’s picture on them, along with the name of the reported runaway. The juvenile claimed he used the school cards as fake IDs.

The deputy told the juvenile to stand up, as he was being arrested. The juvenile stood up and charged at the deputy, striking him in the face. The officer and deputy directed the juvenile to the ground and ordered him to put his hands behind his back, but he refused. He continued to resist and swear at them until the officer used his TASER to stun him for a couple seconds.

The juvenile was handcuffed and taken to a squad car, where he admitted his real name. The officer spoke with someone at social services, who said the teen’s mother is currently in jail and his father is in prison. He had been living at a group home in Ashland.

While at the police station, the teen asked to use the bathroom. His handcuffs were taken off, and shortly after, he fell on the bathroom floor and started convulsing. EMTs were called to the scene to evaluate him, and after he regained consciousness, he complained of pain to his head and side.

The teen was taken to a hospital in Wausau, where he admitted to not eating for two days and recently using both marijuana and crack cocaine. He also said he drank a concoction of Sprite, Benadryl and possibly liquid morphine two days prior. He was medically cleared before being taken to the Marathon County Juvenile Detention Center. He was referred for charges of battery to a police officer and resisting arrest.