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Man allegedly follows woman from bar, sexually assaults her

Man allegedly follows woman from bar, sexually assaults her

A Madison man has been charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman last week.

Police said Marcus T. Boone, 27, was identified because of a good description provided by the victim which was used to search surveillance video from downtown cameras.

A 21-year-old woman told police the assault occurred early Wednesday morning in a parking lot on Fahrenbrook Court while she was walking home from an evening with friends in the State Street area.

A criminal complaint said Boone followed the woman home from the State Street area, and tried to talk to her a couple times during the walk.

Boone threatened to shoot the woman during the incident, but she told police she did not see a gun, according to the complaint.

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Arrest made in sexual assault near UW campus

A Madison man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault for a sexual assault near the University of Wisconsin campus last week.

Police said Marcus T. Boone, 27, was identified because of a good description provided by the victim which was used to search surveillance video from downtown cameras.

A 21-year-old woman told police the assault occurred early Wednesday morning in a parking lot at Fahrenbrook Court while she was walking home from an evening with friends in the State Street area.

Officers worked undercover looking for a suspect and trying to determine his identity. They also used surveillance video from various downtown locations.

?In using the video that was out there we were able to find an individual and track his movements to some degree,? Madison Police Department Joel DeSpain said. ?We were able to identify him as a possible suspect based on what the victim had told us the person that attacked her looked like.?

Woman walking home alone sexually assaulted, police say

Woman walking home alone sexually assaulted, police say

A woman walking in an alley near Park Street was sexually assaulted early Friday morning, according to a release from University of Wisconsin Madison police.

The 21-year-old woman said was walking alone in an alley near 21 N. Park St. at 1:30 a.m. after a night out with friends in the State Street area when the assault occurred.

The man fled west toward Park Street, police said.

The man is described as white, in his early 20s, 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall with a muscular build, brown spiked hair and facial stubble. He was last seen wearing a red shirt.

Police said they don?t believe this case is connected to another sexual assault reported earlier this week.

Anyone with information is asked to contact UW police at 608-264-2677.

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Police: Drunken driver crashes in Overture Center garage

A Poynette man was arrested after crashing inside the Overture Center parking garage, according to a release from Madison police.

Police said a firefighter at Station 1 watched as a frustrated driver failed to get an exit gate to rise at a parking structure on West Mifflin Street near the fire station Wednesday night. The driver, Andrew J. Sullivan, 31, rapidly backed up, jumped a curb and scraped a concrete pillar before hitting a parked car, according to the report.

The firefighter told police Sullivan continued backing up and an oncoming van had to honk to avoid a possible collision.

The firefighter got Sullivan to hand over his keys and he parked his truck. Police were called as they walked to the fire station.

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Woman sexually assaulted in parking lot, police say

A 21-year-old Madison woman was sexually assaulted in a parking lot early Wednesday morning, according to a release from Madison police.

Police said the woman was out with friends in the State Street area and was grabbed from behind while walking on Fahrenbrook Court.

The woman said the man threatened to shoot her but no weapon was seen.

"She's very fearful that she's going to be killed," Madison Police Department spokesman Joel DeSpain said. "In the end, she was not physically injured in the sense that she wasn't beaten, shot, stabbed, anything like that, but one can only guess the traumatic stress she's under now having undergone such a stressful event."

The man fled south on North Mills Street after the assault.

"This is a serious stranger sexual assault, and so we want people to really be aware walking in the downtown all the time, but particularly right now because we have a very dangerous criminal out there," DeSpain said.

Police: 2-foot sword seized from sleeping man downtown

Police: 2-foot sword seized from sleeping man downtown

A homeless man was arrested after an officer reportedly found a two-foot sword among his belongings downtown Tuesday night.

Madison police said an officer saw a man had items plugged into a city of Madison power outlet on the 500 block of North Frances Street at 6:22 p.m. The officer awoke 69-year-old George K. Grover, who was dozing.

Police seized a 24-inch sword that was beneath Grover's sleeping bag, the report said. Police said Grover initially claimed the sword belonged to another slumbering man but later allegedly acknowledged it belong to Grover.

Grover was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon. He was also cited on suspicion of use of electricity with out permission.

7 schools to offer free breakfasts, lunches on school days

Seven Madison Metropolitan School District schools will start offering free, healthy school breakfasts and lunches on regular school days, according to a release.

The meals will be provided as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Community Eligibility Provision program, officials said. The program will start at the beginning of the upcoming school year.

?We are pleased that we will be able to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students in some of our schools with the highest need,? MMSD Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said in the release. ?Through the CEP, we?ll be able to reduce the administrative burden on families and ensure that every child has access to nutritious meals.?

The schools that will be offering free breakfast and lunches for all students are Allis Elementary School, Falk Elementary School, Lakeview Elementary School, Leopold Elementary School, Mendota Elementary School, Sherman Middle School and Wright Middle School.