Man charged with stalking cops
A Weyauwega man is accused of threatening and stalking the police chief and an officer.
Todd M. Wohlt, 55, Weyauwega, is charged with two felony counts of threatening an officer, stalking, one count of resisting an officer and four counts of disorderly conduct.
On Jan. 12, Weyauwega Police Sgt. Brandon Leschke was off duty and at Weyauwega’s elementary and middle schools to pick up his son. He was in a long line of vehicles waiting for children because one car was obstructing traffic flow.
Leschke reported he saw Wohlt walk up to the car obstructing traffic, yell at the driver, then walk away.
Leschke then went to the car and asked the driver to move out of the way. He returned to his own car as his children exited the school.
“As I was talking to my son, I heard a door slam hard from across the street,” Leschke reported, noting he “observed Todd Wohlt staring me down and walking swiftly towards me in an aggressive animated manner. I know Todd from previous contacts to be unstable and have regular disruptive outbursts.”
Leschke helped his children into the car and as he walked around to the driver’s door, Wohlt met him.
“Todd erupted into loud, boisterous, profane, disrespectful and foul language attracting the attention of all around,” Leschke reported.
Wohlt was close enough to Leschke that the officer “could fell his spit raining on my face as he yelled.”
On the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 7, Leschke was on patrol when he reported seeing Wohlt yelling profanities at two elementary school teachers.
According to the criminal complaint, there were young children nearby and Wohlt’s behavior upset them and made them fearful for their teachers’ safety.
When Leschke exited his squad car, Wohlt returned to his vehicle and drove away. Leschke followed Wohlt to the 400 block of East Wisconsin Street.
When Leschke confronted Wohlt about his behavior, Wohlt reportedly became angry and noncompliant enough that the officer drew his stun gun.
Two deputies arrived to assist and Wohlt was arrested.
During the arrest, Wohlt reportedly said it was a good thing he was not carrying a concealed weapon that day.
Shortly after he was booked, Wohlt was released on a signature bond. At 7 p.m. on Feb. 7, Leschke reported that Wohlt called him while he was driving to Waupaca and “ranted and raved about the earlier arrest.”
Leschke called and requested a squad car park outside his home until he returned from Waupaca.
At about 9 p.m. on Feb. 7, Weyauwega Police Chief Gerald Poltrock reported seeing Wohlt in a car parked down the street from his home.
“Wohlt knows where all the full-time officers reside,” according to Poltrock. “He makes it a habit to drive by my home and Sgt. Leschke’s hme on a regular basis.”
Poltrock said Wohlt drove at a high rate of speed toward him, then stopped and yelled obscenities.
Wohlt appeared in court and was charged on Feb. 9.
Assistant District Attorney Danuta Kurczewski requested a $5,000 cash bond.
Judge Raymond Huber ordered a $2,500 cash bond or a $2,500 signature bond co-signed by Wohlt’s sister.
On Feb. 12, Wohlt was released on the signature bond.
Conditions of the bond include that Wohlt take all prescribed medications, not go within 500 feet of any school, have no contact with city of Weyauwega staff, and no contact with any off duty police officers. Wohlt’s family was also ordered to turn in all of his firearms as a condition of his release.