A 39-year-old Tomah woman was referred to the district attorney for multiple charges after an Aug. 26 incident with police.

Police were at a convenience store for an unrelated call shortly before 1 a.m. when Michelle Diane Anderson walked in the building. Police recognized Anderson from prior contacts, and dispatch confirmed that Anderson had a curfew from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. and a bond condition that prohibits her from consuming alcohol. Police approached Anderson, who was described as heavily intoxicated. She acknowledged drinking “Bud Light,” but when police asked Anderson to provide a breath sample, she reportedly became distraught and backed away.

Anderson later consented to a breath test, which recorded a blood-alcohol level of .242. She was arrested and placed in handcuffs, after which she alleged became uncooperative. The report says she began banging her head on the squad car and stomped an officer on the foot.

After Anderson was placed in the squad car, she allegedly banged on the plexiglass divider and directed profanity toward police and head-butted an officer. She was referred for battery to an officer, resisting an officer and bail jumping.

In other Tomah Police Department news:

Saige M. Eich, 24, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct after an Aug. 29 incident.

Police went to a Sime Avenue apartment complex to make an arrest when they were approached by Eich, who asked the two officers if they had any cigarettes. Eich, wearing only boxer shorts and athletic shoes, reportedly attempted to enter the arrestee’s apartment unit and was instructed to return home because he was interfering with police business. Eich returned to his unit, according to the report.

As police exited with the arrestee, Eich reportedly returned from his unit and began asking people for cigarettes and a ride to “Main Street.” The report says he later exited the apartment complex, ran up to a moving truck and pounded on the passenger door. As police searched for Eich, they were called out by a woman who reported a “crazy naked man” in her yard.

Police found Eich, who again asked for cigarettes and a ride downtown. Police decided not to arrest him at that point, but as he was walking back toward the apartment complex, he began yelling, and police placed him under arrest. Eich registered a blood-alcohol count of .291 on a preliminary breath test.

Aaron M. Steffel, 35, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for operating after revocation/drunk-driving-related. He is accused of operating a motor vehicle outside the hours permitted by his occupational driver’s license Aug. 23.

A 17-year-old juvenile was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct after an Aug. 23 disturbance.

Police were called to a Mubarak Street residence after a witness reported unruly behavior from the juvenile. The witness said he was struck by a bedroom door after the juvenile kicked it. The witness said he placed his hands on the door to avoid being struck again and that the juvenile kicked it several more times until the door broke.

Jeffrey James Snowdon, 35, Oconto Falls, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. He is accused of violating a bond condition that prohibits him from consuming alcohol. The report says Snowdon acknowledged consuming alcohol but refused to provide a preliminary breath sample.

Victoria Lynn Gebhardt, 18; and Logan Jon Tormoen, 27, both of Tomah, were referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. They are accused of violating no-contact orders with each other. The report says Tormoen placed a 15-minute call to Gebhardt while a prisoner in the Monroe County Jail. Gebhardt is also accused of directing abusive behavior toward a Tomah woman, which allegedly violated a bond condition that prohibits her from threatening violence.

Jesus Melendez-Galindez, 27, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, maintaining a drug warehouse and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police executed a search warrant of a Superior Avenue apartment unit shortly after 8 a.m. Aug. 31. The search allegedly found numerous items involved in the growing, production and distribution of marijuana, including numerous marijuana plant seeds. Melendez-Galindez wasn’t apprehended during the Aug. 31 search but was arrested Sept. 4.

Tamera L. Smith, 40; and Edward W. Smith, 37, both of Tomah, were referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct after an Aug. 27 incident.

Police were called to a McCaul Street residence shortly after 5 p.m. by Tamera Smith, who said Edward Smith pushed her against a dresser, which caused her to strike her head. A witness said the dispute continued in the kitchen, where Tamera Smith allegedly hit Edward Smith and was about to throw a foot stool until the witness convinced her to stop.

James Cosby Smith, 55, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for cocaine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia after police responded to someone yelling “help” outside an Oak Street apartment complex shortly before 5 a.m. Aug. 26.

Police found Smith lying next to a bush near the front steps of the apartment. He was conscious and reportedly told police he had relapsed and used cocaine. Smith consented to a search of his person, and police allegedly found a pipe and a white substance shaped like a rock. Emergency personnel at Tomah Memorial Hospital later found a white rocky substance in Smith’s boot, according to the report.

Rasheed Malik Evans, 20, Minneapolis, was referred to the district attorney on multiple drug charges after an Aug. 22 traffic stop.

Police observed a car driven by Evans had a faulty lamp. The report said Evans had bloodshot eyes, the car smelled of marijuana and a small child was in the back seat. Police searched the vehicle and allegedly found a “one-hitter” box, raw wrapping papers, a wrapper with a green, leafy substance inside and a mason jar and orange pill bottle with “shake” inside.

Evans was referred for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle while under the influence of a restricted substance with a passenger under the age of 16.

Robbie Burrows, 35, Camp Douglas, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct after a Sept. 3 incident in downtown Tomah.

Police were called to a disturbance outside a Tomah tavern shortly after 1:30 a.m., where a witness told police he was punched in the face by Burrows, who had already left the scene. Burrows has a bond condition that prohibits him from committing crimes, which triggered a bail jumping referral.

Julia A. Hopinkah, 41, 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 count of .206.

Andrew Julio Robinson, 33, Queenstown, New Zealand, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct after a witness saw Robinson and a woman arguing on the side of the road near the Walmart Distribution Center Aug. 27. The witness said Robinson pushed the woman and directed verbal abuse toward her before the two got into the vehicle and drove north on Interstate 94.

Police identified the vehicle and pulled it over near Millston, where Robinson was arrested without incident.

Andre James Williams, 61, 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 recorded a blood-alcohol count of .017.

Cathleen Alice Haas, 40, Tomah; and Mark Adam Thomas, 37, Warrens, were referred to the district attorney after an alleged shoplifting incident Aug. 28 at Walmart. Haas is accused of attempting to steal a pair of shoes and a purse and was referred to the district attorney for retail theft. Thomas was referred for being a party to a crime.

Maurice L. Aaron, 54, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for theft. He is accused for stealing a dump trailer from the parking lot between Burger King and Slumberland Furniture Aug. 18. The trailer is valued at $7,000.

Randeen A. Decorah, 36, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for fourth-offense drunk driving.

Decorah was pulled over shortly before 1 a.m. Aug. 30 after she allegedly flashed her headlamps toward a squad car. Police approached the vehicle and saw multiple opened beer cans on the vehicle’s back floor and an open can of beer in a cup holder near the arm rest. When Decorah was asked how much alcohol she had consumed, she reportedly replied, “Just take me home.”

The report says Decorah had a difficult time conducting the field sobriety test. During the walk and turn, she said, “I can’t … just take me to jail.” A preliminary breath test registered a blood-alcohol count of .248, more than three times the legal limit of .08.

Brandy Ray Hughart, 30, Camp Douglas, and Brian Scott Kroener, 52, Tomah, were referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. They allegedly violated no-contact orders that applied to each other.

Marc G. Torres, 36, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for possession of methamphetamine.

Police responded to a tip Aug. 31 that drug activity was occurring at a McCaul Street residence and learned that Torres, who resided there, had an active arrest warrant. Police went to Torres’ place of employment and found him inside. He was placed under arrest, a search allegedly found a baggie with methamphetamine residue.

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

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