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Police: Man wielding screwdriver arrested inside home

Police said a Madison man was arrested as he burglarized a downtown Madison home early Saturday.

Madison police said officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence on the 200 block of West Gilman Street at 3:05 a.m.

One of the tenants living at the house provided a description of the burglar and was able to message roommates to warn them, according to the report.

The roommates were able to safely get to their bedrooms while officers established a perimeter around the house, police said. As officers set up the perimeter they could see through the basement windows a man armed with a screwdriver ordering one of the residents around.

Officers entered the home and found the intruder, who retreated to a vacant back bedroom, the report said.

Officers forcefully entered the room and took the man into custody after a Taser was used and K-9 Josh bit the man's shoe, officials said.

Romantic rivals involved in bar beating, police say

A man needed a dozen stitches after being beaten in a downtown bar by a romantic rival, according to a release from Madison police.

Officers were called to 552 State St. at 1:06 a.m. Saturday after the beating at Whiskey Jack?s Saloon.

Witnesses told police the victim, a 28-year-old Fort Atkinson man, was sitting on a bar stool when Ra E. Fury, 28, of Madison, came up from behind and put him in a headlock. Ra punched the man in the head several times and was laughing as he did it, according to the report.

The victim was treated by Madison paramedics for a head cut. He told police he and Fury are interested in the same woman.

Fury was arrested on suspicion of substantial battery.

Police investigate sexual assault downtown

A 52-year-old man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in a bathroom on State Street Sunday afternoon now faces charges, according to Madison police.

The incident happened in a restaurant in the 100 block of State Street around 3:15 p.m. Sunday.

According to police, Tyrone Flood escorted the woman into a bathroom at the restaurant, where he fondled her and forced her to fondle him.

Police said Flood was located, contacted and arrested. Police said both the man charged and the victim were homeless and living in the downtown area.

Contest to award Madison startup business $100,000

Rolling his "Rise of the Rest" entrepreneur road tour into Madison on Sunday, former America Online CEO Steve Case said the city's rising young, university-led talent pool inspired his visit to eventually award one start-up $100,000 to grow their business.

?And you start seeing the momentum with some large companies supporting some smaller companies. And more start-ups are coming to Madison,? Case said. ?It sort of hits a tipping point.?

The initiative aims to show that, just like in Silicon Valley and New York, Midwest communities have start-up companies on the rise.

Case said he will hand out the money at the Majestic Theater on Monday to one of the nine Madison finalists presenting the most "uniquely Madison" idea.

?Hopefully it's an idea that really signals that Madison's arriving as a startup region,? Case said. ?And really sends a message to the rest of the country, even the rest of the world.?

UWPD investigates sex assault in Lakeshore dorm

University of Wisconsin - Madison police are investigating a report of a sexual assault in a Lakeshore dorm, according to a release.

The sexual assault reportedly happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in a Lakeshore residence hall, police said.

The suspect has been identified, and a police investigation is ongoing, according to the release.

Officials ask anyone with information on the incident to contact UW Police Department at 608-264-COPS.

Wray leaves Urban League CEO position

Former Madison Police Chief Noble Wray is leaving his leadership position with a Madison civil rights organization focused on issues affecting African Americans.

The Urban League of Greater Madison chief financial officer, Jim Horn, said Wray's appointment was only temporary and his departure was expected.

Horn said the Urban League would have welcomed Wray to stay with the organization, but Wray is moving on to continue his consulting work.

Wray will continue with the organization as a member of the board and as a spokesperson, Horn said.

Edward Lee will act as the interim CEO for the Urban League until the next leader is chosen. Horn said the organization is interviewing candidates and hopes to appoint� someone permanently by the end of the year.

Drunken driver hits bicyclist, knocks man unconscious, police say

Drunken driver hits bicyclist, knocks man unconscious, police say

Police said a Madison woman was suspected of drunken driving after she reportedly struck a bicyclist in the downtown area early Friday morning.

Madison police said a 22-year-old man was biking on the 600 block of University Avenue at 2:09 a.m. when he was hit by a car. He was knocked unconscious and suffered apparent non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses described the car to police, and a State Capitol police officer spotted the vehicle on East Johnson Street, according to the report. Madison police responded and the 22-year-old driver, Brynn K. Maphis, denied striking the bicyclist.

Police said the car's passenger side mirror was missing. The mirror was found at the scene of the crash.

Maphis performed poorly on field sobriety tests, police said. She registered a 0.21 on a preliminary breath alcohol test and was cited on suspicion of operating while intoxicated.

Police said possible other charges are pending.