Menomonie Police Department

  • Agency: Menomonie Police Department
  • Address: 615 Stokke Pkwy, Menomonie, 54751 WI
  • Chief: Christopher Langlois (Interim Chief of Police)

Menomonie Police Department is located at 615 Stokke Pkwy, Menomonie, 54751 WI. The Interim Chief of Police of the department is Christopher Langlois. The Menomonie Police Department phone number is 715-232-2198.

Menomonie Police Department News

With snow coming this weekend, we wanted to issue a reminder that calendar parking is currently in effect. Between the hours of 2 and 7 a.m., you must park on the odd side of the street on odd-numbered calendar days, and vice-versa. This allows easier access for public works to clean the streets, which allows for safer travel for citizens and emergency vehicles. The result is cleaner, safer roads for travel and fewer vehicles towed at the owners' expense. The easiest way to remember the ordinance is to always park your vehicle for the next day if you are parking before midnight. On that note, it’s also important to abide by rules for parking in municipal lots. These rules are displayed on signage in the lot, and most of the lots prohibit vehicles from parking there between the hours of 2 and 7 a.m. There are three city lots that permit overnight parking- lots 1, 9 and 11- and overnight permits must be purchased through the City. Currently, lot 9 is the only overnight municipal lot with permit availability. When parking in any lot, please ensure that your permit is visibly displayed. It should also be noted that parking permits are non-transferrable and the city does not oversell permits for the lots. This is to ensure that those who have purchased permits for a specific lot are guaranteed space there. Abiding by calendar and municipal parking rules results in cleaner, safer roads for travel for everyone, and fewer vehicles towed at the owners' expense. Parking regulations help maintain quality of life within the community by allowing citizens to work together to uphold similar standards when it comes to public health and safety. This allows the city to run smoothly and efficiently to help to protect the property value, health and best interests of all Menomonie residents.

We need your help! Last Saturday (January 13, 2018) between 7 and 7:30 p.m., a car was taken from the 2700 block of Bongey Dr. The car was warming up in a driveway, and was unlocked and unoccupied. It was located on Sunday morning at Hoffman Hills and had significant damage, including slashed tires, broken tail light covers, and damage to the side view mirrors and interior as well. If you have any information regarding this incident, please call 715-232-1283 and reference case M18-00402. Vehicle warm-up thefts tend to rise as the temperatures drop, and while everyone likes driving to work or school in a nice, toasty car, no one likes to find that their vehicle has been stolen or damaged. If you must warm up your car, stay close by or use a remote starter or a separate key, so that the door can remain locked and vehicle secure.

Two weeks ago, Officer Michael Bakken worked his last shift with the Menomonie Police Department. Michael worked in law enforcement for 25 years, and has worked for the Menomonie Police Department since 1995. Throughout his career, Michael specialized in computer forensics, accident reconstruction, and detecting drugged drivers. Officer Bakken, we thank you for your dedicated service and wish you all the best in your retirement!

Our 2017 Food For Fines program was extremely successful! In total, 196 parking tickets were resolved and 1,181 pounds of food was donated to Stepping Stones of Dunn County !

This morning we received a complaint of an individual trying to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at a business. Luckily, the cashier realized that the bill was counterfeit after it failed the marker test and the paper's consistency felt odd. Counterfeit bills can look extremely realistic, and some can even pass the marker test if they have been produced a certain way. There are some great resources put out by the Secret Service and US Currency Education program, including training on identifying counterfeit bills. downloadable resources, and more. Go to www.uscurrency.gov for more. A quick guide can be found at the link below. https://www.secretservice.gov/data/KnowYourMoney.pdf

TELEPHONE SCAMS - "National Disability" & "We Energies" Today, we received complaints of two phone scams that may be circulating the area. Citizens/businesses have received calls from an unknown person or persons, claiming to work for National Disability and We Energies, respectively. In one instance, the caller requested payment in the form of Money Pak cards. If you receive a call and believe it may be a scam, please do not give the caller any information and hang up. For great tips on how to detect (and handle) phone scams, check out the link below.

Thanks to your help, the subject in yesterday's photos regarding the Kwik Trip theft has been successfully identified. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

With winter- and winter weather- officially here, check out some tips for safe winter driving.

Lost and found! A digital breathalyzer and lock were located on the East side of town near 18th Ave. If you think these items may be yours, please contact us at 715-232-1283 and ask for Officer Small.

The Menomonie Police Department would like to wish a Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! We hope your Christmas was safe, merry and bright 🎄

Today- Thursday, December 21, 2017 Officers Tyson Kahl and Matt Harmon were sworn into service as police officers for the City of Menomonie Police Department. Please join us in giving them a warm welcome!

Congratulations to Officer Zeroth! We couldn't be more proud of your accomplishment.

Stout students! With finals and winter break approaching, don't forget a very important detail... locking your house while you're gone on break! Our midnight shift has some tips for you.

It was a wonderful morning. Thanks to all of the volunteers and sponsors that made this event possible!

Join us for the forum tonight at River Heights. We hope to see you there!

We had a great time at Shop with a Cop! Thanks to McDonald's Walmart Menomonie Dunn County Sheriff's Office UW-Stout Police Department Boyceville Police Department Colfax Police Department and Dunn County Human Services for making this event happen!

Menomonie Police Department and Menomonie Fire Department *Update* On Saturday, December 9, 2017 at approximately 7:26 a.m. the Menomonie Police Department and the Menomonie Fire Department were dispatched to Shorewood Drive near Evergreen Cemetery for a report of a person who may have fallen through the ice in the bay next to the cemetery. Witnesses reported seeing a set a foot prints leading to a hole in the ice approximately 100 yards from the shore with some ice fishing equipment near the hole. The Menomonie Fire Department deployed a rescue team in an effort to determine if a victim was trapped under the ice. With the assistance of the Township Fire Department from Eau Claire, a dive team and underwater camera were deployed. The dive team could not locate any evidence of a person trapped under the ice. During the search, officers of the Menomonie Police Department followed up on information provided through social media posts. An individual was identified as the person who fell through the ice. The individual stated he fell through the ice at approximately 6:45 a.m. this morning and was able to escape the water through the utilization of personal safety equipment. The individual was able to verify the equipment that was abandoned at the scene and also stated no one else had gone through the ice. The individual attempted to contact the Menomonie Police Department after the incident but had inadvertently contacted the Menomonee, Michigan Police Department. The individual is safe and cooperative with the Menomonie Police Department. The Menomonie Police Department would like to thank the Menomonie Fire Department, the Township Fire Department Dive Team from Eau Claire, the media and the public for their assistance with this incident.

Menomonie Police Department and Menomonie Fire Department *Update* The person that fell through the ice was located. The person is alive and communicating with the MPD. More information will follow at approximately 12:30 PM today.

Menomonie Police Department & Menomonie Fire Department Incident Currently, the Menomonie Police Department and the Menomonie Fire Department are investigating a report of a person who may have fallen through the ice early this morning on Lake Menomin, in the bay near Evergreen Cemetery. At this point, it is unknown if anyone is trapped or if someone may have been able to climb out. However, items at the scene indicate that someone may have went through the ice. If you know of anyone who may have come to this area this morning, please contact the Menomonie Police Department at 715-232-1283 and ask to speak with an officer. We are respectfully asking people to avoid the area so police and fire crews can thoroughly work the scene. Thank you for your cooperation.

Forum 2 for the East side is off to a great start!

East side: We hope that you and your neighbors can join us for the follow up forum tonight for an update on what's been going on in your neighborhood and the community.

At Dick's Fresh Market - Menomonie for Coffee with a Cop until 5 pm. Join us!

Please see the media release below for an update on the threat found at Menomonie High School.

In regards to the recent threat at the Menomonie High School, we wanted to take a moment to share what the consequences may be for a student or students that makes a bomb or shooting threat against the school. For adults, potential charges could be a terroristic threat (WI State Statute 947.019), which is a felony that could come with a $25,000 fine and ten years in prison. Bomb scares are also classified as felonies (WI State Statute 947.015), which could include a $20,000 fine and three and a half years in prison. Students 17 and older may be charged as an adult and 14,15 and 16-year-olds may be tried as juveniles or adults. We take these threats extremely seriously, as the safety of students and staff in the schools is our top priority. To ensure their safety, each student was subjected to a protective search, which is commonly referred to as a ‘pat down’ or ‘frisk’. This was conducted by the Youth Services Officer and members of Menomonie High School administrative staff. We understand the concern surrounding this as it pertains to the Fourth Amendment. Please be advised public school officials may search students and their belongings with reasonable suspicion, which requires only a suspicion of illegal activity. This applies to law enforcement if they are working at the request of and in conjunction with, school officials (Annotated Wisconsin Constitution & State Vs. Angelia D.B.). Additionally, a warrantless search by law enforcement because of exigent circumstances is permitted and recognized by the Supreme Court. The search can be based on reasonable belief that an ongoing emergency exists and that the nature of the emergency involves risk of serious bodily injury or death, reasonable belief that the emergency is connected to the place that individuals are being searched, and that the scope of the search is related to the protection and preservation of life. Our top concern is public health and safety. We understand that this was likely an uncomfortable experience for the students and staff. Please use this as an opportunity to discuss the severity of the situation with your student(s) and loved ones.

Some friends from Immanuel Baptist Church just stopped by to wish us a Happy Thanksgiving and check out a squad car! Thank you for thinking of of us!