A 46-year-old Camp Douglas man has been referred to the Monroe County District Attorney for theft by contractor after allegedly accepting a down payment from a person for a roofing job and failing to follow through with the work.

A woman told police she paid $4,000 to Thomas Edward Williams June 17. She told police she had located Williams through “Tomah Buy/Sell/Trade” on Facebook. She said Williams was contacted several times about starting the work and that he would make excuses for why he couldn’t.

After three months of inaction, the woman made several unsuccessful attempts to obtain a refund, according to the report. She told police she no longer wants Williams to start the project and has been contacted by her insurance company to provide proof of repair.

In other Tomah Police Department news:

Dennis Jay Porter, 58, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping.

Police were called to the Break Room Bar, where Porter had fallen off a bar stool and struck his head. He has a bond condition that prohibits him from consuming alcohol or entering taverns, and a preliminary breath test registered a blood-alcohol level of .212.

Wayne Robert Whittington, 48, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for fourth-offense drunk driving after an Oct. 12 traffic stop.

Police recognized a car headed westbound on Hwy. 21 driven by Whittington, who had a revoked driving status. Whittington was pulled over near the Interstate 94 exit ramp.

The report says Whittington acknowledged he wasn’t supposed to be driving and asked police to give him a break because he was en route to a court appearance. He denied consuming alcohol, but the report said that two cans of alcohol beverages that appeared to have been recently consumed were found on the floorboard.

Whittington submitted to a preliminary breath test, which registered a blood-alcohol count of .061. The report says he refused to take a blood test since he had already taken the PBT. The legal limit of intoxication is .08.

Whittington has a bond condition requiring him to install an ignition interlock device, and the report says his vehicle lacked an IID. He also has a bond condition that prohibits him operating a motor vehicle unless properly licensed.

In addition to drunk driving, he was referred for tampering with an IID, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, operating after revocation and bail jumping.

Amy L. Logging, 29, Necedah, was referred to the district attorney for second-offense drunk driving after an Oct. 13 traffic stop.

Police responded a report of an intoxicated driver who ran to the drive-up window at McDonald’s carrying a beer bottle shortly after 2 a.m. Police located the vehicle at an adjacent Kwik Trip store, where the vehicle was parked.

The officer knocked on the driver’s side to make contact with Logging, who reportedly had extremely bloodshot and glassy eyes. The report also said a strong odor of intoxicants could be detected in the vehicle. She reportedly told police she had consumed two beers “uptown” sometime after 10 p.m.

After a field sobriety test, Logging took a preliminary breath test which registered a blood-alcohol count of .151. Logging was also referred for failure to install an interlock ignition device and operating after revocation/drunk driving-related.

Troy Dennis Fowler, 30, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct after an Oct. 11 incident.

Police were alerted after Becky Lee Clark, 33, Tomah, posted a Facebook call that Fowler was beating her. Police, who recognized Fowler from previous contacts, tracked the couple to a Williams Street address. Clark told police she and Fowler got into an argument and that Fowler pulled her hair. Fowler was referred for disorderly conduct.

Fowler and Clark are subject to a no-contact order with each other, and both were referred for bail jumping.

David Allen Dunigan, 58, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for operating after revocation/drunk-driving-related and failure to install an ignition interlock device. He was pulled over shortly before 3:30 a.m. for a defective tail light.

Gregory D. McKenzie, 46, Sparta, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct after an Oct. 13 incident.

Police were called to Kwik Trip shortly before 7 p.m. about a man who was harassing customers at Kwik Trip and Ground Round. McKenzie was at the entrance of Ground Round and highly intoxicated when police arrived, according to the report. A preliminary breath test registered a blood-alcohol level of .301, and he was taken to Tomah Memorial Hospital for medical clearance before being transported to the Monroe County Jail.

Gregory James Hammer, 41, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct after an Oct. 14 incident.

Police were called to a Jackson Street residence, where a woman told police that Hammer had hit a man several times in the face. Two other witnesses said they heard screaming, ran downstairs and saw Hammer on top of the man with his hands around the man’s neck.

Police interviewed Hammer, who acknowledged entering the residence after work. He said he pulled the covers from where the man was sleeping and that the man, perhaps startled, struck him the face. Hammer acknowledged striking the man at least two times and reportedly told police, “I know I was at fault.”

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Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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