Police & Sheriff calls, March 25-28

March 25

Trying to drive home a drunk: Deputies were called to the 20 block of Park Ridge Dr. at 1:27 a.m. when a caller reported a disturbance in the parking lot. It was a woman, 26, attempting to drive her intoxicated husband home from the bar.

Reflections: A caller contacted deputies to express concern about a bicyclist near Hwy. 54 and Birch Dr. at 2:51 a.m. because the bicycle had no reflectors on it.

Stopped: Deputies were called to Taft Rd and County Hwy. D in Plainfield at 5:30 a.m. to report someone had “pulled up the stop sign on the northwest corner” of the intersection there. Deputies were able to reinstall the sign.

Court alarm: Deputies responded to Portage Co. Family Court at 9:01 a.m. when a safety alarm went off. After a short investigation deputies found that the alarm’s battery was low and there was no emergency.

Threats: Police were called to U.S. Bank, 5673 Hwy. 10 East, at 10:55 a.m. when an employee reported a 42-year-old man threatened the branch manager by phone the day before.

Abuse: Two minors entered the Portage Co. Law Enforcement Center to report having been abused while living with their mother’s boyfriend. Officers served the woman with a temporary restraining order.

Crash: Deputies were called to a two-vehicle crash at Fieldcrest Ave. and Ferndale Dr. in Stevens Point at 11:34 a.m. At least one vehicle was towed but no further information was released.

Speedy Geek: A 60-year-old woman called police at 11:59 a.m. to complain that a motorist in a Best Buy Geek Squad Prius ran through a red light at West Clark St. and Hwy. C.

Speeder: Deputies cited a 64-year-old man for speeding and failure to display registration tags at County Hwy. B and County Hwy. J at 1:07 p.m.

Damage: Police were called to the 3100 block of Business Park Dr. at 1:15 p.m. when a 61-year-old woman reported a delivery driver damaged the mirror on a company vehicle.

Motorist assistance: Police stopped to check on a stalled motorist at Division St. and Maria Dr. at 2 p.m. The officer assisted the 84-year-old male driver, got the vehicle started, and the man was on his way.

Trashed: Police were called to the Wyldewood Pointe apartment complex, 2601 Indiana Ave., at 2:08 p.m. when site managers reported someone had broken into a room and caused damage after it had been cleaned.

Could’ve been awful: A 57-year-old man called police to the 1200 block of Fifth Ave. at 2:02 p.m. to report an unresponsive 68-year-old man in the home, and that the stove had been left on. Police arrived but found no one in the home.

Crash: Deputies responded to a two-vehicle collision at mile marker 163 on I-39 at 2:43 p.m. There was airbag deployment and lane blockage by no further information was released.

Discarded: Police were called to St. Michael’s Hospital, 900 Illinois Ave., at 4:56 p.m., when a hospital employee reported an abandoned bicycle left in the physician’s parking lot. The bicycle was locked with a cart attached, and with a white and red men’s helmet.

Suspicious: Police responded to Investors Community Bank, 5517 Vern Holmes Dr., at 5:38 p.m., when a caller reported an ATM hood alarm was triggered. Video surveillance showed a white van in the ATM drive-thru but no further information was released.

Fire: Deputies were called to assist on the scene of a fire at 435 Circle Dr. in Amherst at 5:54 p.m. The garage was fully engulfed when the Amherst Fire Department arrived but everyone evacuated safely.

Habitual bail-jumper: Police were called to the 2700 block of Stanley St. at 7:39 p.m. when a 36-year-old woman reported an unwanted man, 47, was outside her home and intoxicated. The man was under a judge’s order to avoid contact with the woman. He was arrested on a charge of bail-jumping.

Butt dial: Dispatchers received a 911 call from District 1 Brewing Company, 200 Division St., at 9:59 p.m., but only heard the sounds of business going on in the company. Dispatchers attempted to call the number back but were unable to leave a voicemail.

Domestic: Police were called to a home on the 5200 block of Gerlad’s Rd. at 11:46 p.m. when a caller reported children were left home alone after their parents were involved in a domestic disturbance. The caller indicated the father was intoxicated but had left the home in a truck. No further details were released.

March 26

Running interference: Police were called to the 2700 block of Dixon St. at 7:15 a.m. by a tow truck operator who was expecting “trouble” from the owner of a vehicle he needed to tow. No further information was released.

Speeder: Deputies cited a motorist whose age and gender was not listed in the media report for speeding on an expressway and having excessive window tint near County Hwy. B and Hwy. 10 in Amherst at 9:32 a.m.

Extra patrol: Police were asked to conduct extra patrol in the Wyldewood Point apartment complex at 2601 Indiana Ave. at 11:19 a.m.for undisclosed reasons.

Crash: Police were called to Clark and Phillips streets at 12:54 p.m. for a two-vehicle collision between a 34-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man. There were no injuries.

Alarming: Police responded to an intruder alarm at P.J. Jacobs Jr. High at 1:48 p.m. Officers arrived and found all the doors were secure.

Crash: Deputies responded to a two-vehicle collision at McDill Ave and Post Rd. in Whiting at 2:47 p.m. No further details were released.

Scam: A caller from the pharmacy of Metro Market, 1500 Pinecrest Ave., reported to police that a fake prescription was called in. The pharmacy staff was unable to identify the prescription physician.

Shakin: An anonymous caller reported to deputies at 4 p.m. that her neighbor on the 6300 block of Oak Lane Ct. was playing music so loud that it was shaking walls. No further details were released.

Banned: Police were called to the downtown branch of the Portage Co. Library, 1001 Main St., at 4:30 p.m., when a library employee reported that two people, a man and a woman whose ages were not listed in the media report, previously banned from the property for causing disturbances had entered the building. The people left before the police arrived.

Gas: A 72-year-old woman called 911 to report that a gas station employee at BP, 2733 Stanley St., would not turn on the gas pump for her at 5:01 p.m. No further details were released.

Kick ’em in the bass: Police were called to an apartment complex at 3700 Doolittle Dr. at 6:47 to complain about a neighbor whose loud bass “has been going on for over four hours and it’s getting out of hand.” No further details were released.

Smokin: A caller reported to police finding a smoking pipe in the middle of the road at McCulloch St. and Wyatt Ave. at 7:07 p.m. No further details were released.

Theft: A 30-year-old man called police to 250 Crossroads Dr. at 6:51 p.m. to report that someone stole $1,000 worth of items from Walmart. Police are investigating.

Threats: Deputies were called by an unknown person who reported at 8:17 p.m. that the principal at Amherst High School received an email from a student containing a screenshot of a threat. No further details were released.

Shots fired: Deputies were called to the Fountain Lake Boat Launch in Almond at 9:07 p.m. when a caller, a 70-year-old man, reported hearing automatic gunfire on a patch of state-owned land near his residence. No further details were released.

Creepy: A 33-year-old employee at The Store gas station, 201 West Clark St., called police to report a vehicle had been parked in the lot for four hours, and a suspicious man had been inside the bathroom for “at least an hour-and-a-half.” When officers arrived they found the man, 31, intoxicated and asleep in the bathroom. The man was given a ride to the warming shelter.

Flat: Deputies stopped to assist a man driving a Corvette who got a flat tire on I-39 at mile marker 143 at 10:41 p.m. The man had no spare and so a flatbed tow truck was summoned.

March 27

Domestic: A 51-year-old woman called police to the 1200 block of Wisconsin St. at 2:31 a.m to report a neighbor was beating a woman and that it happens often. No further details were released.

Drunk: Police were called to the downtown warming shelter, 1300 Main St., at 6:32 a.m., when a caller reported an intoxicated woman who was incoherent and did not know where she was. The woman refused to leave the building. No further details were released.

Politics: A 61-year-old woman called police to the 900 block of Smith St. at 7:31 a.m. to report someone had stolen political signs from her yard the night before. The woman told police she had video footage of the theft.

Crash: A 70-year-old man called police at 9 a.m. to report that he hit a deer with his vehicle at Main St. and Country Club Dr. The deer was in the roadway; the driver was not injured.

Wildman: Police received “numerous calls” about a male motorist in a black Chevy who was “all over the roadway” and pulled in front of one caller, almost hitting her, forcing that driver to swerve into oncoming traffic. No further information was released.

Stangler: A woman called police at 12:47 to report she saw a man, 39, strangling a woman wearing a tie-dye t-shirt and blank pants at Clark and Cross streets, and then hung up. When the dispatcher called the number back, it went to a City of Stevens Point mailbox. Police believe the number was spoofed.

Crash: Police responded to I-39 and Hwy. 10 East at 2:55 p.m. when a 19-year-old man who was “driving recklessly and lost control” became stuck on a raised median with one rear tire punctured. No further details were released.

Theft: Deputies were called to an undisclosed address to take a report from a woman who said a 37-year-old man stole a clothes dryer from her trailer at 6:18 p.m. No further details were released.

Home delivery: Police returned a cell phone to a 56-year-old woman on the 1700 block of Boyington Ave. after she reported she’d lost it at Bukolt Park.

Suspicious: Police were called to Village Apartments, 124 Minnesota Ave., at 8:16 p.m., when a caller reported a suspicious person appeared to be casing vehicles parked there. Additional patrol was requested.

March 28

Homeless: Deputies stopped to check on a suspicious vehicle parked in the Ruth Gilfry Health and Human Services parking lot at 2:41 a.m. Two people inside, whose genders and ages were not released, said they were homeless and living out of their vehicle in the lot.

Sleeper: Police stopped to conduct a welfare check on the 2900 block of Borham Ave. at 3:03 a.m. when they saw a man sleeping in his vehicle. The man, 53, was delivering papers and fell asleep.