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PRESS RELEASE

TOMAH POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF Wesley D Revels
805 Superior Avenue
Tomah, Wisconsin  54660
 
Telephone (608)374-7400
Fax (608)374-7413
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
Date of Release:         February 16, 2009
Date/Time of Incident:   February 15, 2009, 1130p
Type of Incident:        Traffic and Criminal
Place of Occurrence:     219 Center Street, Tomah
 
Suspect:      1.  Greg Aller, M/W, 7-31-50, Tomah
         
 
Charge(s):  1. Fleeing
                      2.  Battery to a Police Officer
                      3.  Resisting Arrest
                      4.  Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, 2nd Offense
                      5.  Operating after Revocation 1st Offense
                      6.  Possession of Marijuana
                      7.  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
                      8.  Reckless Endangerment
                 
Summary of Incident:
 
On and around January 23, 2009 the Tomah Police Department received several reports of gunshots being fired near the Cemetery during the late evening and early morning hours.  Upon investigation it was determined that a resident, Greg Aller who lives at 219 Center Street, was discharging a weapon.  Aller, who lives in the City of Tomah city limits, was walking across the street and discharging the firearm.  This area would be considered rural property and not within the confines of the city limits.
 
On February 15, 2009 at approx 1130pm Officers from the Tomah Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle for a speeding violation.  The operator of the vehicle, later identified as Greg Aller,  refused to stop and was pursued to 219 Center street.  Aller was confronted by the Officer and refused to comply with verbal commands.  Aller fled into the house and refused to comply with orders to come out.
 
The Monroe County Combined Tactical Unit was summons to the scene.  Aller eventually complied with orders and came out out of the house. 
 
A search warrant was executed at 219 Center Street.  During the search officers located marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and numerous prescription type medications.  Officers also located 22 long guns including rifles and shotguns.  Along with the long guns 17 handguns and revolvers were located.  In addition to the weapons a large quantity of assorted rounds of ammunition were located.  Outside the residence officers located spent bullet shells and a target, clearly indicating that the firearms were being fired outside the residence and in within the city limits.   
 
Aller was transported to the Monroe County Jail where he was booked for Reckless Endangerment, Fleeing, Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated/2nd Offense, and Operating after Revocation, 1st Offense.


ADDITIONAL NEWS RELEASE/INFORMATION:

There have been requests to obtain pictures of the weapons seized reference the Greg Aller News Release.  Attached are pictures which contain a majority of the weapons removed from the Aller residence.


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