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Incident Report for Case #2018-216319

Incident Type


Incident Date

06/12/2018 - 12:36 AM


2200 Lake Point Drive


Tabitha A. Tantillo, 49-year-old female of Madison Wisconsin
CHARGES: Unlawful Use Of Emergency Services (911 Center)


Officers responded to the 2200 block of Lake Point Drive, reference a disturbance complaint.  The suspect in this matter, Tabitha Tantillo, called the Dane County 911 Center, and stated that she needed clean towels, clothing, and food.  Dispatchers were able to develop enough information that Tantillo was not in some dire situation where these items were needed at 12:30am.  The temperature was not -30 below zero and Tantillo was not exposed to those kinds of elements; with no food/clothing. 

The 911 Center Dispatchers attempted to advise Tantillo that the multiple calls were an unlawful use of emergency services, but that was not enough to get Tantillo to stop calling.  She decided to add another request to her list of demands, during the subsequent calls, and said she wanted to go to jail!
Officers arrived at the residence of Tantillo, and she would not explain why police were on scene; as there was no emergency or police related reason for authorities to be dispatched to this address.  The intoxicated Tantillo continued to levy her demand to be taken to jail.  She then started to verbally berate the officers; calling them names and yelling profanities outside her residence.  Tantillo made mention of a nearby machete that she owns, and did attempt to spit on the arresting officer(s). 

This situation was definitely not improving, and the more officers tried to reason with Tantillo, the more she gravely reduced their viable options.  Officers obliged the request to go to The Dane County Jail, and was booked in on the charge listed.  
PO Howard Payne

Released 06/15/2018 at 1:21 PM by P.O. Howard Payne

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