A 29-year-old Tomah man was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney for separate incidents that occurred May 1. Syklar Jordan Knight was referred for his role in a May 1 disturbance at a Glendale Avenue residence and was referred for an alleged theft at Walmart earlier in the day.

A woman called Tomah police May 1 to report that Knight was being disorderly and had thrown a syringe on the floor. When police arrived, the woman said Knight was in his room. When police approached the room, Knight reportedly said there was no need to talk because he was leaving.

Knight acknowledged he and the woman had been engaged in an argument, which he said was triggered because he couldn’t find a prescription drug that treats anxiety. He said he threw the syringe into one of several dumpsters out back.

Knight was arrested for disorderly conduct and handcuffed. An officer then reached into Knight’s pocket and removed a lanyard, which reportedly caused a syringe to fall to the floor. Knight said the needle was “clean.” The search also reportedly found a vial of Naloxone. Knight allegedly told police that it was prescribed but later acknowledged that it wasn’t.

Knight was referred for disorderly conduct, possession of a prescription drug without a prescription and obstructing an officer.

After Knight was placed in the Monroe County Jail, police were called to Walmart concerning a theft complaint involving Knight. The report says Knight put on a shirt and hat prior to exiting the store and attempted to leave with a can of lighter fluid. A greeter took the lighter fluid from Knight, but he allegedly left the store without paying for the shirt and hat.

Knight was referred for theft.

In other Tomah Police Department news:

Kregg Wendall Koscal, 47, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. He is accused of violating a bond condition that prohibits him from consuming alcohol. He reportedly told police he had consumed a six-pack of beer, and a preliminary breath test recorded a blood-alcohol level of .127.

Cole Thomas Williams, 21, 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 level of .09.

John T. Lambaris, 56, Hustisford, was referred to the district attorney for third-offense drunk driving.

Police pulled over a northbound vehicle on Superior Avenue driven by Lambaris shortly after 1 a.m. May 7. The report says the vehicle was operating with only its daytime running lights and was traveling 50 mph in a 30 mph zone. The report says Lambaris had glassy eyes and a “blank facial expression.”

According to the report, it took nearly a minute for Lambaris to remove his driver’s license from his wallet. When he was asked how much alcohol he had consumed, he replied, “couple of beers.”

The report says Lambaris failed a field sobriety test, and a preliminary breath test recorded a blood-alcohol level of .175.

Tomah Journal editor Steve Rundio can be reached at steve.rundio@lee.net.

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

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