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Man forcibly takes wife's money

A Duke University Police Department officer observed a woman chasing a man across the grass and down the sidewalk in front of the Women's Center Nov. 15 at 12:02 p.m. The female called out to the officer to stop the male she was chasing because he had taken her money. She then tried to stop the male by attempting to take the keys out of the ignition of her 1988 white two-door Oldsmobile Cutlass (N.C. license MYT-9752) he had entered. He drove off with the female hanging onto the car. She was not injured.

The officer was unable to apprehend the male at that time. The female reported that the man, her husband, approached her at her workplace and asked to borrow some money. During an ensuing conversation, he tried to grab the money from her hand, knocking her down as they struggled.

He forcefully pried the money out of her hand and ran. She sustained broken fingernails from the confrontation.

The following warrants were obtained for Johnnie Ray Barnhill: common law robbery and assault on a female. Barhill could not be reached for comment.

Handgun spotted on campus

Wilbur Windell Dicks was charged with carrying a handgun on campus Nov. 15 at 2:28 p.m.

He came to Duke South Clinic wearing the holstered handgun. His court date is set for Jan. 21. Dicks could not be reached.

Student charged for breaking gate arm

Calvin Hui was charged with breaking the $50 Beta parking lot gate arm Nov. 15 at 12:18 p.m. His court date is set for Jan. 13. Hui said he had not intended to break the gate. "It's pretty stupid," Hui said.

Laptop lifted from Civitan Building

An employee's $2,000 Compaq Presario laptop computer (model Presar 1600) and her $250 size 12 9-West half-length black leather jacket were stolen from her secured office located in the Civitan Building between 5 p.m. Nov. 11 and 6 p.m. Nov. 13. There were no signs of forced entry.

DVD player stolen from FF room

Someone entered the House FF commons room between 10 a.m. Nov. 10 and 6 p.m. Nov. 14 and stole a $250 JVC DVD player.

Dictaphone taken from Pickens

Someone entered a work station in the Pickens Family Medicine Building between 2:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Nov.4 and stole an employee's unprotected $112 Sanyo "Mini Talk-Book" Dictaphone (model San/TRC-3680), which contained one $2 mini cassette tape.

Drunken Edens student cited

It was reported to Duke Police that a student was drunk, rude and disruptive to residents of Edens 1-B Nov. 16.

He reportedly went into another resident's room, where a conversation escalated into an argument. The student punched a hole in the wall causing approximately $100 damage. The case has been referred to the dean's office.

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.


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