A 31-year-old Tomah man was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney on multiple charges after a Sept. 7 incident.
Police were called to a Veterans Street residence, where Scott Bauer had allegedly punched a wall. When police arrived, a witness said a person had confronted Bauer about some missing CDs and that Bauer got upset and threatened other residents in the unit with physical violence.
Police went to Bauer’s room and found it locked. They talked to Bauer through the door, but Bauer reportedly refused to unlock it. A supervisor provided police with a key, and when police entered the room, Bauer was lying on a bed under a blanket. He reportedly refused an order to stand and told officers to leave him alone.
The report says police attempted to pull Bauer from the bed and that he tensed up, attempted to pull away and grabbed the bed with his left hand. He finally complied when police pulled a Taser, according to the report.
Bauer was referred for criminal damage to property (less than $4,000), resisting an officer and disorderly conduct. He has a bond condition that prohibits acts of violence, which triggered a bail jumping referral.
In other Tomah Police Department news:
Steven James Hessil, 28, was referred to the district attorney for second-offense drunk driving after a Sept. 7 traffic stop.
An officer was patrolling downtown Tomah when he observed a car leave a parking space on West Juneau Street shortly before 2 a.m. without activating its headlights. The vehicle’s headlights were activated a block later, and police continued to follow the vehicle after it turned northward on Butts Avenue, where it reportedly traveled 34 mph in a 25 mph zone. The report said the vehicle drifted into the parking area on the side of the road before the officer initiated the traffic stop.
The driver, identified as Hessil, told police he hadn’t consumed any alcoholic beverages but that some drinks were spilled on him. The report says a strong odor of intoxicants was coming from the vehicle. He later acknowledged consuming several “tall beers,” according to the report.
The report says Hessil initially refused a field sobriety test but later agreed. He reportedly failed a field sobriety test, and a preliminary breath test registered a blood-alcohol count of .27, more than three times the legal limit of .08.
David Albert Bayer, 61, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping in two separate incidents. He is accused of violating a no-contact order Sept. 6 and violating a bond condition that prohibits him from consuming alcohol Sept. 11. A preliminary breath test administered Sept. 11 registered a blood-alcohol count of .14.
Alexander Riley Sagler, 20, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for carrying a concealed weapon after a Sept. 6 traffic stop.
Police initiated the stop after determining that a vehicle exiting the Kwik Trip North parking lot was registered to Sagler, who had a suspended driver’s license and expired registration. Police stopped the vehicle a short time later and asked Alexander if there any weapons, alcohol or drugs in the vehicle. The report says Alexander acknowledged there was a pistol concealed in the vehicle’s glove box.
Dispatch confirmed Alexander didn’t have a concealed carry permit, and the police confiscated the weapon.
Jeffery R. Bansemer, 62, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct after a Sept. 5 incident.
Police were called to Walmart, where Bansemer reportedly approached a woman and made a comment about her vehicle’s bumper sticker. The woman said Bansemer screamed at her, called her a “communist,” “bitch” and “whore” and said she should “leave America.” She also said Bansemer took photos of her and said he would send the pictures to his lawyer.
A witness confirmed the woman’s account, according to the report.
Police located Bansemer, who admitted he called the woman a communist but said he wasn’t serious. He said the woman “flipped” and screamed that she was being attacked.
Bansemer has a bond condition which prohibits him from committing crimes, which triggered a bail jumping referral.
Brandon Alan Page, 30, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. He is accused of violating a bond condition that prohibits him from consuming alcohol. A preliminary breath test registered a blood-alcohol count of .116.
Edward Walter Bobnar, 33, West Salem, was referred to the district attorney for retail theft after alleged multiple shoplifting incidents at Walmart.
Police were called to Walmart Sept. 11 after Walmart reported that Bobnar walked from the store without paying for a cell phone and a bottle of Jim Beam. Bobnar was later identified by police at a nearby Kwik Trip and arrested.
Walmart personnel told police that video surveillance showed Bobnar stealing items Sept. 5 and Sept. 7. Items stolen reportedly included beef jerky and an energy drink.
Dawn Meachelle Atkinson, 48, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct after a Sept. 11 incident.
Police were called to a Grandview Avenue apartment, where a witness said Atkinson was intoxicated and refused to leave. A man said Atkinson had asked to come inside his residence and then unleashed a profane tirade.
Atkinson, who registered a blood-alcohol count of .212, said she confronted the man because she believed he had stolen money from one of her friends. During transport to the Monroe County Jail, she reportedly said she would return to the man’s apartment and that he was fortunate she didn’t punch him in the throat.
Dena M. Iacono, 27, Onalaska, was referred to the district attorney for possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. She was arrested in connection with a drug bust that occurred late last month.