Three Tomah residents were arrested Tuesday after Tomah police officers and members of the Monroe County Combined Tactical Unit detained five people while serving a search warrant, according to the Tomah Police Department.
The Tomah Police Department received a theft complaint involving numerous firearms, assorted ammunition and clothing that led them to 206½ E. Milwaukee St. at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The tactical unit was called to help police serve the warrant after the apartment’s occupants did not respond. The stolen items were located inside.
As part of an ongoing investigation, police learned that the suspects might be armed, according to a news release. When two people left the apartment, Tomah police detained them. Three others who walked out during the next two hours were detained by tactical unit members.
Michael McLamb, 21, was arrested on suspicion of felony theft of a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, bail jumping and probation hold. Justin McGinnis, 19, was arrested on suspicion of felony theft of a firearm, possession of synthetic cannabinoid and probation hold. And Eli Brush, 23, was arrested on suspicion of obstructing an officer and bail jumping.
The Tomah Police Department was also assisted by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Monroe County Sheriff’s Reserves and the Tomah Area Ambulance Service.