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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.

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.

Witness info helps police nab suspected pipe thieves

Two people were cited in Oregon Wednesday shortly after reportedly stealing supplies from a downtown Madison construction site, according to a release.

Madison police said witnesses reported seeing a Chevy Suburban pull up to a Parisi Construction site on Chamberlain Avenue at 7:39 p.m. A man jumped out and loaded seven pieces of cast iron pipe into the SUV.

Witnesses provided the SUV's license plate information to police, which was associated with an Oregon residence.

Madison officers provided the information to Oregon police, and an officer was able to intercept the suspected thieves as they pulled into the Oregon home. The stolen cast iron pipes were found in the SUV.

Julio J.L. Sanchez, 31, was cited on suspicion of theft, according to the report. Shelia M. Sanchez, 59, was cited on suspicion of party to the crime of theft.

Man chases suspected OWI driver after hit-and-run

Man chases suspected OWI driver after hit-and-run

A man whose car was struck in a hit-and-run crash chased the car that struck his and a suspected drunken driver was arrested, according to a release from Madison police.

Police said an officer in a squad car saw the car chasing the other car on Yuma Drive after 6 p.m. Wednesday and pulled them over. The man whose car was struck was honking his horn and waving out his window to get the officer?s attention.

The 33-year-old victim told police he was rear-ended as he was stopped at the intersection of Seminole Highway and Nakoma Road.

Police said empty beer cans were found in the car of Pablo Valdez-Lopez, 27, of Madison. He was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run, operating while intoxicated and for having open intoxicants in a vehicle.

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Woman who shot herself after WisPIC incident dies, medical examiner says

Woman who shot herself after WisPIC incident dies, medical examiner says

The medical examiner said Wednesday morning that the woman who shot herself in a wooded area on Madison's west side Tuesday has died.

University of Wisconsin Police Department spokesman Marc Lovicott said S. Jean Gibson shot herself after she was found near Research Park Boulevard Tuesday in a wooded area with waist-high weeds. The incident began hours earlier when police put out an alert for residents to avoid the area.

A News 3 photographer at the scene said he heard a gunshot at about 3:30 p.m., just a few seconds after mounted police entered a wooded area where Gibson was hiding.

Lovicott said mounted police found Gibson, and they talked to her before she shot herself in the head.

Man connected to string of downtown thefts sentenced

Man connected to string of downtown thefts sentenced

A Madison man will spend six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to robbery and burglary charges.

Kendredge Dillard pleaded guilty to a string of thefts in the campus and downtown areas last year.

Police said Dillard was connected to 25-30 robberies in the Vilas and Greenbush neighborhoods that involved stolen wallets, small electronics and iPhones.

A criminal complaint states that in an Oct. 23 robbery in the 500 block of Mifflin Street, the victim came home and went into his bathroom. A robber entered the bathroom with a gun and demanded his phone and wallet. Once the robber left, the victim yelled outside the building for someone to stop the robber.

The victim identified Dillard from an array of photos as the man who robbed him, according to police.

Dillard was also sentenced to six years of probation.

Police: Man waved gun at vehicles, arrested with 2 kids in car

Police: Man waved gun at vehicles, arrested with 2 kids in car

Police said a person is in custody after multiple reports of a man waving a gun at other vehicles on Madison's west side Thursday.

The Madison Police Department said officers responded to a report of a man in a maroon vehicle waving a gun at a dark-colored SUV in the area of Hammersley Avenue and Whitney Way at about 5:30 p.m.

Multiple callers had reported similar incidents on the west side, according to the report. Callers described a man getting out of his vehicle and pointing the gun at other cars.

Officers spotted the vehicle a short time later and stopped the driver on University Avenue near Craig Avenue.

A gun was found in the vehicle and the 33-year-old man was arrested on a weapons violation, police said.

Two children, ages 2 and 6, were in the vehicle with the man. The kids were turned over to a family member.

No injuries were reported, police said.