A 27-year-old Tomah man is accused of resisting arrest as police were executing a warrant Aug. 16.

A Tomah Police Department officer was on patrol driving northbound on Superior Avenue when he saw Logan Jon Tormoen, whom the officer recognized through previous contacts. Dispatch informed the officer that Tormoen had a warrant for his arrest.

According to the report, the officer exited his car and told Tormoen to stop. Tormoen responded by shaking his head “no” and then fled eastbound on East Milwaukee Street. The officer began a foot chase, and Tormoen allegedly ignored commands to stop running.

The report says Tormoen also disobeyed an order to remove his hands from his pockets. The officer then discharged his Taser toward Tormoen, but the probes didn’t strike him. The report says Tormoen complied with a second command to stop and was handcuffed. The officer searched Tormoen and found an unused syringe.

Tormoen had five bond conditions in Monroe County. He was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney for resisting arrest and five counts of bail jumping.

In other Tomah Police Department news:

Michael Parlow Haight, 32, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. He is accused of violating a no-contact order.

Jamie Scott Verzal, 59, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping.

Police were called to the BP gas station Aug. 20 for a man who appeared to be passed out in a vehicle. A witness said the man, later identified as Verzal, was sweating and had the windows only slightly cracked.

Police awoke Verzal by knocking on the window. The report says Verzal admitted to driving to the gas station and purchasing a bottle of vodka. A preliminary breath test registered a blood-alcohol count of .134. Verzal has a bond condition that prohibits him from consuming alcohol or entering liquor stores, which triggered the bail jumping referral.

Chas E. Koscal, 54, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for second-offense drunk driving after an Aug. 20 traffic stop shortly after midnight.

Police observed a vehicle driven by Koscal with its high-beam headlights activated and initiated a traffic stop on Kilbourn Avenue. The report says Koscal’s speech was slow, his eyes bloodshot and pupils severely constricted. When asked how much alcohol he consumed, Koscal reportedly replied, “a beer.” When asked if he was taking and medications, Koscal reportedly replied, “seroquil, trazadone, and to be completely honest, probably 20 more.”

Koscal failed a field sobriety test, according to the report, and a preliminary breath test recorded a blood-alcohol count of .098. He was also referred for operating after revocation/drunk-driving related.

Tanya Lynn Ludke, 43, Tomah, was referred to the district for shoplifting for allegedly stealing a DVD player from Walmart Aug. 17. Police were also provided video of Ludke allegedly failing to scan two packages of hot dogs, two packages of chicken and an unidentified electronic item through the self-checkout at Walmart March 6.

Ludke has a bond condition that prohibits her from committing any crime, which triggered a bail jumping referral.

John Wesley Gregg, 33, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct. He is accused of throwing a plastic water bottle that struck a woman in the hand.

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

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