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UPDATE: Two arrests, stolen firearms found in Tomah Police investigation

Tomah Police picture posted on department Facebook page of weapons found during search. Tomah Police picture posted on department Facebook page of weapons found during search.

TOMAH, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Two people are arrested and a third man faces possible charges after a search of a Tomah apartment turns up a cache of stolen items including firearms and ammunition.

Information updating the search of an apartment at 206 1/2 E. Milwaukee Street on Tuesday was available on the Tomah Police Department's Facebook page.

The statement said Tomah officers were at the residence investigating a theft report involving numerous firearms, ammunition, and clothing.  When they didn't get a response from anyone inside, they got a search warrant.

Members of the Monroe County Combined Tactical Unit were there due to the possibility of weapons being involved.

The search turned up the items that were listed as stolen.

Five people from inside the apartment were questioned, three of which were eventually arrested on different charges.

According to Tomah Police posting, they are:

Michael McLamb, 21, of Tomah, arrested on charges of Theft of Firearm-Felony, Felon in Possession of Firearm, Bail Jumping, Probation Hold.

Justin McGinnis, 19, of Tomah, arrested on charges of Theft of Firearm-Felony, Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoid, Probation Hold.

Both McLamb and McGinnis were taken to the Monroe County Jail.

The third man, Eli Brush, 23, of Tomah, is listed as an arrest referral to District Attorney on charges of Obstructing an Officer and Bail Jumping.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department and Wisconsin State Patrol also assisted in the search of the residence and investigation.


TOMAH, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Tomah Police officers and members from Monroe County's tactical unit help take five people into custody Tuesday morning in Tomah.

In a statement from Sgt. Christopher Weaver, the county's Combined Tactical Unit was called to help Tomah officers in serving a search warrant at 206 1/2 E. Milwaukee Street around 11:30 a.m.

Weaver said that the search was part of an ongoing investigation, but didn't provide details, except to say the department was in the initial stages of the investigation.

Officers were at the apartment trying to contact the people inside, but were unsuccessful. The tactical unit was called when it was learned that there might be weapons inside the apartment.

When two people left the apartment, they were taken into custody by Tomah officers.  During the next two hours, three others left the apartment and were detained by the tactical unit.

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