_ Sept. 14 - An officer responded to a suspicious activity report at an Abbotsford apartment complex. The officer met with two neighbors who said they saw a suspicious male subject walking next to the building and looking in windows. One of them described the subject as a white man wearing a darkcolored shirt. The officer advised the complainants to keep their windows locked and to close their blinds. He checked the area around the building and did not see anything suspicious. He said he would notify the rest of the department about the complaint.
_ Sept. 15 - An Abbotsford woman came to the police station to report a case of identity theft. The woman said she had received a letter from the state unemployment officer regarding a claim she allegedly filed, even though she never filed one. She called the unemployment office and was advised to file a police report.
The complainant showed the officer two notices she had previously received from the unemployment office. Since she had not filed a claim, she thought nothing of it at the time, but the notices did include all of her personal information and her place of employment.
The officer advised her to keep an eye on all of her bank accounts and credit cards to make sure there was no unusual activity. She was also advised to contact the IRS and possibly Social Security if she noticed any other issues. The officer also called the unemployment office and left a message there.
_ Sept. 15 - An officer was dispatched to an Abbotsford residence in reference to a disturbance. The officer met with a man who said he had just started a relationship with the woman living at the address. He said she is currently separated from her husband, who showed up that night and started a fight.
The complainant said the woman was backing out of her garage when she noticed her estranged husband was parked on the street. She got frightened and immediately pulled back into the garage, but before she could shut the door, her estranged husband got inside. The complainant was also in the garage at the time and said the husband was extremely upset and yelling.
The complainant said the suspect grabbed him around the neck and punched him in the face. The officer noticed that the complainant’s shirt was ripped, and he had red marks on his face and neck. The complainant said the suspect did not physically touch his estranged wife, and he did not want to press charges.
The officer contacted the estranged husband, who admitted to grabbing the complainant and punching him in the face. He said he was upset that his wife is seeing someone else while they are married and apologized for his behavior. The officer said he was fortunate the complainant was not pressing charges, and he also warned him about stalking, as his vehicle had been seen parked in front of his wife’s house on previous occasions.
The officer called the wife and confirmed that she was not physically harmed during the incident. He advised her to call the police again if she’s concerned that her estranged husband is stalking her.
_ Sept. 15 - An officer responded to a complaint of kids playing basketball outside and making too much noise. The homeowner also accused the neighbor kids of trespassing.
As it was still 10 minutes before 7 p.m., the officer saw no problem with the noise created by the kids playing basketball. He noticed their driveway was just a couple feet away from the property line, so he did warn the boys about trespassing.
_ Sept. 16 - An officer investigated a junk vehicle violation on Cedar Street in Abbotsford. The officer could see a vehicle outside with no license plates and grass growing around the tires. The officer had previously seen the vehicle parked in the same spot on Sept. 9. Photographs were taken, and a warning letter was sent to the property owner.
_ Sept. 16 - An officer investigated a junk vehicle violation on STH 13 in Abbotsford. The officer could see that the hood was up on the vehicle, an overhead door was leaning against the passenger side, and taller weeds were growing around the tires. Photographs were taken, and a warning letter was sent to the person renting the residence.
_ Sept. 16 - An officer was dispatched to a Colby residence in reference to a loose dog. The offi cer met with a man who had small white dog with short hair and a blue-and-green harness. The man said he had asked several of his neighbors about the dog, and none of them had seen it before.
There were no tags on the dog, so the officer transported it to the kennel in Abbotsford. A while later, the owner came to claim the dog. He was warned that he would be cited if the dog was allowed to run loose again.
_ Sept. 18 - The police department received several complaints from residents in Colby and Abbotsford who had Trump signs stolen out of their yards. An officer checked with area residents to see if anyone had captured the thefts on camera. He was contacted by an Abbotsford woman whose sign was stolen. She said the sign was still there until 2 a.m. that morning, as that is when her husband turned off their yard lights for the night. The complainant said she noticed that several of her neighbors’ Trump signs had also been stolen.
The following morning, at about 8:45 a.m., the officer was dispatched to another Abbotsford residence in reference to a Trump and Tom Tiffany sign being stolen. The complainant said the signs were still in his yard at about 10 p.m. the night before, and he noticed them gone that morning. He said whoever took them left the wire brackets sticking in the ground.
The officer contacted the principal of the nearby school and asked him to check if the school’s security camera captured anything.
_ Sept. 18 - An officer was dispatched to an Colby apartment building in reference to a suspicious activity complaint. The officer met with a woman who said she had been noticing that one of her neighbors had been screaming and making other loud noises over the past month.
The complainant had recorded some of the neighbor’s swearing and yelling on her phone, and she let the officer listen to the audio from two different occasions. She said she has also heard the neighbor banging on the walls of his apartment, and he also goes into the basement laundry room at odd hours and bangs on the washer and dryer. She said some of this activity scares her.
_ Sept. 18 - An officer was dispatched to a Colby residence in reference to a child custody complaint. He met with a man who was standing outside his vehicle next to the residence. He said the mother of his child was violating their custody agreement by not allowing him to take their son directly after school gets out on Friday. He was currently at the mother’s house, and his son got into his vehicle while the offi cer was there.
The officer read the custody agreement and said he understood where the complainant was coming from, but he noted that the language of the agreement needed to be clarified. It only said “after school” and did not specify a time when the father was supposed to take custody of the child. The complainant said it should have been him who picked the child up from school that day.
The officer went into the house and spoke to the mother about the incident. She denied violating the custody arrangement, saying her son needed to come and drop off his stuff before going with his father. The officer pointed to the language of the agreement and said the father should have been able to pick him up from school. The mother said the father is a registered sex offender and is not allowed on school grounds. The officer said he understood where she was coming from, but he advised her to have the agreement clarified.
_ Sept. 19 - An officer was dispatched to an Abbotsford gas station in reference to a theft report. The officer met with a man and woman who said their smart phones had been stolen from their vehicle while they went inside the station.
The female party said when they first pulled in the parking spot, she thought the occupants of the vehicle next to them looked suspicious, so they waited awhile before going into the store. She said they eventually went into the store without locking the vehicle, and when they returned, both of their phones were missing. The woman said her phone cost $1,600, and the male party said his had cost him $500. The complainants were unable to provide a license plate number of the vehicle next to theirs and also could not provide descriptions of the occupants.
In running the complainants’ names through dispatch, the offi cer discovered that the male party had an active warrant out of Marshfield for failure to pay a ticket for driving without a license (second within three years). The male subject was taken into custody and brought to the police station, where he posted the $350 bond and was released.