A 34-year-old Tomah man was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney after allegedly threatening several people with a knife.
Police were dispatched to a Superior Avenue residence shortly after 7:30 p.m. July 28. A man told police that Michael David Mleko became enraged when the man arrived in an alley to transport a woman and two children from the residence. He said Mleko began to throw items at the woman and used loud and profane language before walking into the residence and returning with a butcher knife. The woman said Mleko was waving the knife all over and ran toward the man.
The report said another woman told police she attempted to restrain Mleko by holding him around his waist. Mleko was referred for recklessly endangering safety and disorderly conduct.
In other Tomah Police Department news:
Antoine Deshawn Cotto, 33, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. He is accused of violating a bond condition that prohibits him from driving without a valid license.
David Albert Beyer, 61, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for battery and disorderly conduct after a July 25 incident.
According to the report, a woman said a disagreement between her and Beyer became physical when Beyer grabbed her by the neck and held her against a refrigerator. Police also observed a piece of broken glass in the residence. The report says Beyer was intoxicated at the time of the incident.
Carol Louise Puza, 36, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. She is accused of violating a bond condition that prohibits her from consuming alcohol. A preliminary breath test registered a blood-alcohol level of .104.
Leasia Rayna Pruitt, 18, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a July 30 traffic stop.
Shortly before 3 a.m., police observed a vehicle fail to come to a complete stop at a traffic signal on Superior Avenue. The vehicle then turned eastbound on East McCoy Boulevard and drove in a manner that harassed another vehicle, according to the report. Police conducted a traffic stop and the driver, identified as Pruitt, said she was upset at the driver of the other vehicle for driving too slow.
The report says Pruitt has glassy eyes and had difficulty comprehending police commands. Police couldn’t detect the odor of alcohol but believed Pruitt was impaired and observed a light green film on Pruitt’s tongue consistent with marijuana use.
Police searched the vehicle and allegedly found a smoking pipe with burned marijuana residue.
Theron James Haas, 40, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for possession of drug paraphernalia after police were dispatched to a Pearl Street residence July 31.
Police were told that Haas had run from the residence and was suicidal. Police made contact with Haas at Winnebago Park, where he denied he was suicidal and volunteered to go to the Tomah VA hospital to seek treatment. Police offered Haas a ride to the VA, and a search prior to Haas getting in the vehicle allegedly found a straw commonly used to snort illegally obtained prescription drugs.
Haas has a bond condition that prohibits him from possessing drug paraphernalia, which triggered a bail jumping referral.
Erma J. Haase, 54, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for possession of methamphetamine.
Shortly before 3 a.m. Aug. 1, police observed Haase standing on the stairs of a Superior Avenue residence. Dispatch informed that Haase has a bond condition that establishes a 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew, and police made contact with Haase inside the building. Police confirmed that Haase lived at the address, and an officer told Haase she should remain inside her apartment during curfew hours.
The report says Haase consented to a search of her person. Police allegedly found two small baggies with white crystal residue inside. She is also accused of violating multiple bond conditions, including the curfew, which triggered five bail jumping referrals.
Ashley Rachelle Cleveland, 32, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. She was arrested on an active warrant and is accused of failing to appear in Monroe County Circuit Court for two court dates.
Brandi Jean Decesare, 22, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for multiple charges after an Aug. 3 incident.
Police were called shortly before 9:30 p.m. to a West Jackson Street residence, where a woman, later identified at Decesare, allegedly bit a woman. The report says Decesare got into altercations with two different women and that Decesare punched a hole in the wall of a bedroom closet.
When police went inside the residence, Decesare walked toward police with her hands extended forward as if she was going to be placed in handcuffs. She was referred for battery, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.