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Man assaulted after denying beer to stranger

A student reported that as he was walking down the stairs in Wayne Manor carrying some beers around 2:52 a.m. Oct. 19, a male approached and asked for one. He said he told the male no because he did not know him. When he turned into the commons room, the male turned him around by his shoulder and struck him across his right eye. He was not sure if he was struck with a fist or an unknown object. He was transported to the emergency department for treatment.

The male has been identified as a student and the victim has decided at this time to speak to Student Affairs about his options.

Underage alcohol cited

A Duke University Police officer observed a student attempting to conceal a can of beer in Kilgo Quad area Oct. 20 at 2:11 a.m. He was identified as Charles Salem Korschun and was charged with underage possession of a malt beverage. His court date is set for Nov. 12. Korschun had no comment.

Car vandalized by shopping cart

A large crowd of people were inside and outside of Gilbert-Addoms dormitory creating noise Oct. 20 at 3:19 a.m. Two of the males were playing with a shopping cart, which caused about $300 damage to a student's vehicle that was parked in a parking space in front of the dorm. An attempt to identify the two males who were playing with the shopping cart is under way.

Patient's pills pilfered

Someone entered a patient's room in 3100 Duke North Hospital while she was out between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Oct. 14 and stole 50 $1 Dilaudid pills from her purse.

Wallet stolen from WilRec

A student reported that while he was playing basketball at Wilson Recreation Center between 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Oct. 15, someone took his $30 wallet containing $80 cash, credit cards, driver's license and Fuqua School of Business identification card from his jeans.

Wallet lifted from Central computer room

A student reported he placed his $30 wallet containing $140 cash, credit cards and driver's license on a table in the computer cluster located at 218 Alexander Street between 11:30 p.m. Oct. 7 and 12:30 p.m. Oct. 8. He could not find his wallet when he returned to search for it.

Vandal damages Central screen door

Someone cut a four-and-a-half-foot long tear into the $25 screen on a student's sliding glass door at 220 Alexander Street and caused $50 in damage from dents near the door knocker between 11:45 p.m. Oct. 5 and 4 a.m. Oct. 6.

Car window pried open

While an employee's vehicle was parked in the H parking lot on Hillsborough Road between 8:30 a.m. Oct. 15 and 5:06 p.m. Oct. 15, someone pried the front passenger window out of the door, causing $50 damage and $100 damage to the lock and latch of the glove box.

Parking decal, cash taken from car

While an employee's unsecured vehicle was parked in the H parking lot located at Yearby and Anderson Street between 7:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Oct. 11, someone stole $2 cash and a $66 parking decal (H-3530).

Personal items lifted from Inn locker room

A visitor reported that between 6:45 and 9:18 p.m. Oct. 13, she secured her property in a locker in the women's locker room at the Washington Duke Inn. Someone entered the locker and stole her $70 silver Citizen wristwatch, $160 cash, driver's license and Social Security cards. There were no signs of forced entry.

Crime briefs are compiled from Duke University Police Department reports. Anyone with knowledge about those responsible for these or other crimes at the University can contact Lt. Davis Trimmer at 684-4713 or Durham CrimeStoppers at 683-1200.

Someone broke into a student's locker in the Card Gym soccer team room between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 6 and stole his $10 wallet containing credit cards, Social Security card and driver's license. He discovered that one of his cards had been used at several businesses.


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