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Motorcycle taken

A student reported that between 7 p.m. March 27 and 4:15 p.m. March 28, someone stole his $3,000 dark green Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, serial number JKAZX4E18WB51, from the parking lot of 1914 Lewis St.

Over $2,499 in equipment stolen

Two students reported that between 6:15 and 7:20 p.m. March 23, someone entered their room in Giles dormitory and stole a $2,499 Dell/C840 Latitude Pentium 4 laptop computer, serial number CGWVQ11; a Kodak CX4230 Easy Share digital camera; a $20 silver CD player; a $0.50 blank CD; and a $20 black Jansport backpack. There were no signs of forced entry into the room.

Two arrested in car break-ins

At 9:10 p.m. March 25, a student heard a car alarm go off in the parking lot at 1809 Erwin Rd. She and her roommate responded to the area to check on her car. She discovered that a $150 window had been broken out.

The student reported the crime to Duke police. As officers approached the scene, they saw a suspicious person in the parking lot and stopped him. Shortly after speaking to the victim, another victim called to report that her vehicle had also been broken into. Her vehicle was parked in the lot directly in front of 1901 Erwin Rd. Her $150 window had been broken out.

Subsequent investigation of the subject who was stopped, along with his friend, led to their arrests for the two crimes. They were charged with two counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and one count of resist, delay and obstructing an officer. They were place under a $5,000 bond and given a March 27 court date.

The suspects arrested were: Julian Jullian, 19, of 1325 Juniper St., apartment L; Rubin De La Puerta, alias Bartolome De La Puerta, 20, of 1325 Juniper St., apartment F. The suspects were operating a red 1992 Chevy Lumina, four-door sedan, license number PV55830. They could not be reached for comment.

Two charged with larceny

At 2:15 p.m. March 27, a Duke officer observed two suspicious men in the N.C. 751 parking lot. Subsequent investigation revealed that a student's vehicle parked in the lot had a window broken, a face plate for the stereo missing and three blank CDs stolen.

The two suspicious men were arrested and charged with breaking and entering, as well as larceny from a vehicle. Both were given a $5,000 secured bond. Durham Police Department officers assisted in the apprehension of the suspects.

The suspects were identified as Roberto Aguilar, 16, of 2920 Chapel Hill Rd., Colonial Apartments; and Eduardo Centeno, 20, of 2920 Chapel Hill Rd., Colonial Apartments, Apartment 5. They could not be reached for comment.

Cash stolen from purse

Someone entered the employee lounge on 5300 Duke Hospital North between 7 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. March 25 and stole $800 in cash from an employee's purse.

Chair filched

An employee reported that between 2:30 p.m. March 26 and 1 p.m. March 28, someone stole a $700 Herman Miller Aeron black office chair from a room in Duke Clinics' third-floor Blue Zone.

Vehicle mirrors broken

A student reported that between 10 a.m. March 28 and 8 a.m. March 29, while her vehicle was parked in the lower Allen Building parking lot, someone broke both exterior mirrors valued at $500 from the mounting locations.

Purse nabbed

A visitor reported that between 3:20 and 3:41 p.m. March 28, her purse was left unattended on a bench in the Duke Clinics level 2 bench area. When she returned, her $140 purse, containing a $45 wallet, $100 Nokia cellular phone, $42 Liz Claiborne sun glasses, $200 make-up bag containing make-up and a $12 long silver candle lighter had been taken.

Ex-student charged in fight

At 8:03 p.m. March 29, Duke officers noticed what appeared to be the beginning of an altercation between a group of students in Craven Quadrangle. One ex-student, who was being held back by his friend, broke free and charged forward with his right fist drawn back at an unknown subject. A Duke officer attempted to prevent him from striking anyone. He struck the officer in the chest with a closed fist and forcefully pushed her. He attempted to flee the scene, but was apprehended after a brief struggle.

Ex-student Adam Hill, 20, of 14-108 Eastman Dr., was charged with assault on an officer and being intoxicated and disruptive. He could not be reached for comment.

Bicycle stolen

Sometime between 2 p.m. March 22 and 3 p.m. March 27, someone stole a student's $250 green Huffy bicycle from the Jarvis bike rack.

Construction vehicle window broken

A Duke officer responded to the Wannamaker fire lane at 7:39 a.m., and found that a $150 window had been broken out of a Cat excavator machine.

Threatening phone calls made

A Duke employee reported that at 10:30 a.m. March 27, she received several threatening phone calls at her work area in the Green Zone of Duke Clinics.

Man trespassed

A student reported that at 9:19 p.m. March 28, a man knocked on his 206 Alexander St. door. He told the student he was from upstairs, his water broke and he needed some money. The man was located by Duke police at 1913 Erwin Rd. He said he was visiting a friend named Alex Wells after meeting him this morning at a BP gas station. He said it was Alex Wells' water that was broken. He was trespassed from Duke.

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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