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Police: Student's BAC more than 4 times legal limit

Police: Student's BAC more than 4 times legal limit

A University of Wisconsin-Madison student was found heavily intoxicated stumping in a downtown parking ramp early Friday, police said.

The UW-Madison Police Department said officers made contact with a 25-year-old man who was alone, stumbling as he walked up a stairwell in the Lake Street Ramp at 301 N. Lake St. at 2:15 a.m.

Officers said the man's eyes were watery, glassy and bloodshot, he smelled of intoxicants and was having a hard time standing. His preliminary blood alcohol content was .338, more than four times the legal limit for driving.

UWPD police warned citizens that drinking too much isn't just dangerous behind the wheel. UWPD police Chief Susan Riseling said that over-consuming alcohol can put students at risk of becoming the victim of a crime and has health risks.

"We're not talking about just a couple drinks here," Riseling said. "We’re talking about deadly levels of alcohol being consumed."

Woman wakes to man touching her; Police release sketch

Woman wakes to man touching her; Police release sketch

Police have released a sketch of a man who woke a 21-year-old Madison woman by touching her outside her underwear.

The woman told police she was in the bedroom of her apartment in the 500 block of West Mifflin Street in the early morning hours of Aug. 17 when the incident occurred.

Police said there had been a party at her home and it?s not clear if the back door was locked before her roommates went to bed.

The man is described as white, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds with dark spiked hair and facial stubble. He was wearing a dark gray T-shirt and longer green or dark colored athletic shorts.

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UW police highlight safety tips on campus

UW police highlight safety tips on campus

University of Wisconsin freshmen begin moving into the dorms this week, and with two sexual assaults taking place near campus in as many days, police are reminding students how to stay safe.

Just south of the UW campus, near Spring Street and Fahrenbrook Court, you'll find student housing that appears to be in a relatively safe neighborhood, or at least that's what the students there tell us.

"It's pretty close to campus, and I wouldn't think there'd be crime or anything," UW junior Cheyenne Danbrova said. Danbrova has lived on Spring Street for the past two years.

But appearances can be deceiving. Just last week, two separate sexual assaults took place just blocks from one another.

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.

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: 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.

Madison police chief, district officials to host community forums

The Madison Police Department has scheduled community forums to stay engaged with questions and concerns of residents, according to a release.

The sessions will be an opportunity to provide police officials and MPD Police Chief Mike Koval with direct feedback, officials said. There will also be a representative from the district to talk about specific neighborhood issues.