Medical threat

A patient at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar was arrested after he threatened to “blow up” the medical facility.

At 7 a.m. on Jan. 25, a staff member was scheduling an appointment for a 57-year-old Menomonie man who became upset when his request couldn’t be fulfilled and claimed that they were withholding a cure so it could charge for unnecessary services.

The scheduler said she became alarmed when the man said he felt like “blowing up” the facility. Later on, he apologized and said that he realized the scheduler couldn’t fix the situation.

The scheduler notified her supervisors and the nursing supervisor contacted the Menomonie Police Department. The man had scheduled appointments on Jan. 25, and hospital staff didn’t want him on the property.

Officers responded to the suspect’s residence. He repeated his frustration with the health care system and said that his statement was that he wanted to “blow off” the medical system and not use it anymore. He denied any intent to hurt anyone or damage property.

The man was arrested for disorderly conduct and transported to the Dunn County Jail.

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Shattered shields

A Menomonie Police Department Officer was on patrol when he noticed a car with a broken windshield parked on the road in the 1600 block of Seventh Street in Menomonie.

The officer approached the car around 8:43 a.m. on Jan. 22. The front windshield appeared to have been hit with something large, causing the entire windshield to crack. The rear windshield was also shattered, and there were shards of glass inside the vehicle. A black and white baseball hat was on the ground near the front passenger side of the vehicle.

The officer was able to get in touch with the owner of the vehicle at about 11 a.m. The man said that his car was undamaged when he parked it at about 9 p.m. on Jan. 22. He said that nothing of value was in the car and that the baseball hat wasn’t his. The has was gone by the time the officer returned to collect the hat as evidence. Total damage is estimated at $600.

Broken door

A balcony door was damaged at a home in the 1100 block of Sixth Street East in Menomonie. The residents reported the incident to Menomonie police, noting that they believed the damage had occurred sometime between 5 p.m on Jan. 22 and 10:30 p.m on Jan. 23. Although the residents did not hear anything, it appeared that the suspect reached the door by climbing onto the garage roof and jumping to the second story fire escape balcony. Damage was estimated at $400.

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