Joshua S. Demeniuk, 28, New London, was charged with felony bail jumping.
On Feb. 6, Demeniuk appeared in Waupaca County Circuit Court on charges of burglary, theft, possession of illegally obtained prescription drugs and bail jumping. He was released on a $5,000 signature bond with the condition that he not possess any illegal drugs and take his medications as prescribed.
On May 12, Waupaca Police Officer Nicole Hahn was dispatched to the 300 block of Division Street. She spoke to a woman who lived there who said Demeniuk was living in the back room of her house and had taken a lot of pills.
Demeniuk told Hahn he had taken more than 100 pills because he was depressed and wanted to end it, according to the criminal complaint.
In his bedroom, Hahn found an empty bottle for oxcarbazepine, a medication for anxiety.
Demeniuk was transported by ambulance to Riverside Medical Center.
On May 16, the hospital informed Waupaca police that Demeniuk was medically cleared for release.
Hahn contacted Demeniuk’s social case worker. She advised Hahn that she would not place Demeniuk on a mental health hold because he had behaved this way in the past and she did not believe a commitment would help him.
Waupaca police then took Demeniuk into custody for being in violation of his bond.
On May 16, Judge Raymond Huber released Demeniuk from custody on a $3,000 signature bond with the condition that he not possess any drugs without a prescription and take all medications according to his prescriptions.
Since September 2013, Waupaca County prosecutors have filed seven felony cases against Demeniuk.