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A 44-year-old Clinton, Iowa, man was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney for multiple charges after a Feb. 25 incident at Taco Bell.

Police were called to the restaurant shortly before 8:30 p.m. for a report that Edwin L. Jahn “hitting on” underage staff. Employees of the restaurant believed Jahn was intoxicated after he asked an employee to dispose of a liquor bottle. When police arrived, they encountered two females who were leaving the restaurant because Jahn was scaring them.

When police confronted Jahn in the restaurant, he was holding a chair against a door. Police had to pry the chair from Jahn’s grasp, according to the report. He allegedly refused multiple requests to identify himself and asked an officer to produce two forms of identification. Jahn was later identified after police placed him under arrest and searched his wallet.

En route to the Monroe County Jail, Jahn allegedly threatened to assault officers with a pair of handcuffs after he was released from jail. He was referred for disorderly conduct, threatening an officer and obstructing an officer.

In other Tomah Police Department news:

Daniel Joseph Edgerly, 32, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct and endangering safety with a weapon after a Feb. 25 incident.

A caller said an intoxicated Edgerly was knocking on his Williams Street residence and had threatened the caller with a pocket knife. When police arrived, a woman said she had recently broken up with Edgerly and that he had been constantly texting and calling her. The man told police that Edgerly pulled the pocket knife on him and that it came within 3-4 feet of his body.

Edgerly was not immediately located by police.

Judith A. Dagenais, 75, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for battery and disorderly conduct after a Feb. 25 incident. A woman who was bleeding from the face went to the Tomah Police Department lobby and said Degenais pushed her against a window, which caused the facial wound.

Jordan L. Madison, 23, New Lisbon, was referred to the district attorney for operating after revocation/drunk driving-related and failure to install an ignition interlock device. Madison’s vehicle was pulled over by police shortly before 11 p.m. Feb. 24 after dispatch notified police of Madison’s revoked status.

Jared T. Petrucci, 32, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct. He is accused of yelling and screaming during a Feb. 24 incident at a Murdock Street residence and throwing a liquid substance at a woman.

Thomas Shawn Orr, 32, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for obstructing an officer. He is accused of providing a false identity to police during a Feb. 24 traffic stop. He was also placed on a probation/parole hold.

John E. Tabbert, 49, Holmen, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct and battery after a Feb. 24 incident.

Police were called to Cranberry Court after guests complained about a loud argument in a nearby room. When police arrived, Tabbert was standing outside the room identified as the source of the noise. The report says Tabbert appeared intoxicated and told police he had consumed “quite a bit” of alcohol. When asked what had happened, Tabbert said, “Just a lot of fun going on and a lot of bad going on.”

A woman then told police that the two began to argue over Tabbert’s conduct and that he struck her in the head twice with his fist or hand.

Victoria E. Chouinard, 20, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney after a Feb. 22 incident. Police were called to a group home on Alyssa Street, where Chouinard reportedly screamed, pushed several staff members and threw a phone.

Christopher L. Ward, 19, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for disorderly after a Feb. 22 incident. He is accused of making threats against a woman during an argument at a McLean Avenue residence.

Megan Cerice Rosin, 34, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for third-offense drunk driving after a Feb. 22 traffic stop.

Police pulled over a vehicle driven by Rosin after it pulled away from a downtown alley at a high rate of speed. The report said Rosin rolled the window down eight inches and asked, “How are you?” in a slurred voice. She denied being the driver, but the report says the officer exited his squad car before anyone could exchange seats.

The report says she continued to deny she was the driver during the field sobriety test. A preliminary breath test recorded a blood-alcohol level of .102.

Heather Lee Arnold, 26, and Terry James Arnold, 25, both Tomah, were referred to the district attorney for disorderly conduct.

Police were called to a Dogwood Lane residence, where Heather Arnold said an argument between her and Terry Arnold “escalated very fast” and that he pushed her down onto a chair several times. She also said he blocked several of her attempts to leave the residence.

Police later caught up with Terry Arnold, who reportedly acknowledged the two screamed at each other and that he hit a wall or door after becoming angry.


Tomah Journal editor

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

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