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Basketball ticket fraud reported

A student reported that between Feb. 4 and Feb. 6, she and her mother were defrauded by an individual selling basketball tickets.

She reported that she placed an ad in The Chronicle for basketball tickets and received a phone call from a person who identified himself as Mark Goodman. He stated that he had tickets for the home games against the University of Maryland and Clemson University.

The student and her mother agreed to buy the two tickets for the Clemson game and the four tickets for the Maryland game, and $260 was wired to a Western Union in Miami. The money was collected by an unidentified individual. Goodman was to have sent the tickets by overnight mail. They did not receive the tickets and have not been contacted by Goodman since.

It was learned that two other students who placed ads for tickets were contacted by Goodman but they did not purchase any tickets.

Man charged for carrying gun

At 5:58 p.m. Feb. 7, Gregory Randolph Davis, 22, of 8372 Wake Rd., entered the Emergency Department carrying a gun in his pocket. He was charged with carrying a concealed 25-caliber handgun and given a Feb. 17 court date. Davis could not be reached for comment.

Tools taken

An employee reported that between 5 p.m. Jan. 31 and 8:30 a.m. Feb. 3, someone stole a $130 Makita electric drill and a $189 BOSH electric hammer, serial number 11234VSR, from a Duke vehicle parked at 117 South Buchannan Blvd.

Stereo snatched

An employee reported that between 8:15 a.m. and 11:50 p.m. Feb. 5 someone entered her vehicle, possibly by using a coat hanger, while it was parked in the Sociology-Psychology Building lot. Her $300 Mitsubishi stereo was stolen.

Palm Pilots stolen

An employee reported that between 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Feb. 2, someone stole an unsecured Palm Pilot digital assistant with a black leather case valued between $220 and $300 from 9100 Duke Hospital North.

An employee reported that between noon Jan. 31 and 9:30 a.m. Feb. 3 someone entered her office in the Duke Clinic Red Zone basement and stole her $269 M515 Palm Pilot, serial number 00TAP6J2A1RF.

Window broken

A student reported that between 11:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 1 p.m. Feb. 2, while her vehicle was parked in the upper Allen Building parking lot, someone broke out a $200 window.

Window broken

A student reported that around 11:44 p.m. Feb. 2 a white man in his 20s, 180 pounds, wearing a fake Hawaiian Hula shirt, plaid shirt and dark pants pounded on his Wannamaker 1 window until it broke, causing $50 in damage. The suspect left the area as soon as the glass broke.

Vehicle damaged

A student reported that between noon Feb. 2 and noon Feb. 4 someone keyed the rear bumper of her vehicle, causing $250 in damage, and put dirt in the door to the gas cover.

The student said that she was not sure, but that she believed the damage took place while her vehicle was parked in the Green Zone lot near Duke University Road.

Vehicle entered

At 2:33 a.m. Feb. 2, a student reported that he had just witnessed a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle in the Edens C parking lot.

He reported that a gray, late model Honda or Toyota, occupied by two white or Latino men in their early 20s, had fled the area in the direction of Duke University Road.

The vehicle that was broken into is owned by a student. A $150 window was broken out, but nothing was stolen from the car.

Hard drive stolen

Someone entered an employee's unsecured office in the Bell Building between 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and stole a $150 Gateway 80-gig computer hard drive in a brown box with UPS label affixed.

Cash swiped

A visitor reported that between 6:50 and 6:55 p.m. Feb. 3, she placed her pocketbook in an unsecured locker in the Children's Hospital. When she returned later, she found that someone had stolen $120 in cash from her pocketbook.

Purse stolen

Someone entered a student's unsecured Alspaugh Dormitory room between 3 and 10 p.m. Feb. 2 and stole her $50 purse containing a $30 wallet, credit cards and driver's license.

Handset taken

An employee reported that between 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 4 a.m. Feb. 2, someone stole a $20 cream-colored handset for a telephone from an open area of the West-Edens Link's Blue Devil Beanery.

DukeCard stolen, used

Someone stole a student's DukeCard from the floor of the Wilson Recreation Center basketball courts between 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. Feb. 3. The student later learned that his card had been used to purchase items from the vending machines in Wilson.

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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