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CRIME BRIEFS

Laptop stolen

A student reported that at around 2:32 p.m. March 16, someone entered room 09 of the Divinity School and stole her unprotected $2,500 Dell Inspiron laptop computer.

$905 in property taken

A student reported that between 4:30 p.m. March 17 and 12:04 a.m. March 18, his vehicle was broken into while parked in the Bivens parking lot. A $250 window was broken, $150 in damage was done to the console and the following items were stolen: a $600 Pioneer XM Satellite radio tuner/CD combo, 25 commercial and burned CDs valued at $150. The burned CDs had personal names written on them in indelible ink, including Rock City 1, Rock City 2 and Rap. A $5 CD Projects black nylon CD case was also stolen.

Items stolen after 3 break-ins

A Duke officer discovered two students' vehicles parked at 202 Alexander St. and one student's vehicle parked at 1809 Erwin Rd. with broken windows valued at $500 at 8:40 a.m. March 15. Victims reported that they parked their vehicles between the hours of 11 p.m. March 14 and 8:40 a.m. March 15. Stolen items consisted of: 155 CDs valued at $1,550, three compact disc cases valued at $45, a $25 Nike duffel bag, a $60 pair of women slacks, a $20 woman's scarf, a $35 pair of black women's dress shoes, a $50 dash radio cover and a $300 silver JVC CD/faceplate stereo. Two of the victims had the faceplate of their CD players removed prior to this incident; therefore the stereos were not stolen.

Man enters room, steals cash

A student reported that around 10:40 p.m. March 14, he left his House EE room unlocked when he went to the commons room to watch a game. During a break, he returned to his room to find a man exiting the room. He said the man and another man ran out the door and disappeared through the House CC-DD archway. He went into his room and discovered that $20 cash had been stolen from his wallet. The victim gave the following description of the man he observed running from his room: black man, 16 to 20 years of age, short hair, 160 pounds, wearing a black puffy jacket and dark-colored jeans. The second suspect was described as a black man, 130 pounds, short hair with premature graying, dark complexion, misalligned and chipped teeth, heavy African accent, wearing a red shirt, blue coat and blue jeans. It was reported that the two suspects were seen earlier knocking on doors in the dorm.

Man arrested for harassing calls

On March 13, two warrants were obtained for Bobby Raeford Lynch Jr., 33, of 107 W. Corbin St., in Hillsborough, for making harassing phone calls to an employee who works at 4101 N. Roxboro Road. He could not be reached for comment.

Man trespassed from Civitan Building

At 2:13 p.m. March 12, Duke police responded to the Civitan Building front patio in reference to a suspicious person. Subsequent investigation resulted in Gary Brian Willoughby, 45, of 6007 Big Oak Drive, being charged with trespassing. He was place under a $500 secured bond, and given April 9 court date. He could not be reached for comment.

Textbooks, bag snatched

A student reported that between 11 a.m. and noon March 17, someone stole his $80 Intellectual Property textbook, $40 Statue textbook and $50 black leather computer bag from a second-floor study booth located in the School of Law.

Textbooks stolen

A student reported that between 1:45 and 2 p.m. March 3, he left unattended in the first-floor reference area of Perkins Library his $10 gold-colored digital watch, $80 Communications Laws & Policy textbook and $30 Military History textbook. When he returned, he found the items missing.

Impatient driver hits mirror

A student reported that at 6:57 p.m. March 14, while waiting to turn into the Card Gym lot off Towerview Road, a driver behind her became impatient and passed her on the right. Her passenger's side mirror was struck by the other vehicle's driver's side mirror, causing $100 in damage. The suspect was described as a white man, 25 to 30 years of age, with a beard. He was operating a 1993 black Honda Civic Stationwagon, N.C. license number MVZ3329.

Backpack, other possessions taken

An employee reported that between 9:10 and 11:30 a.m. March 17, someone entered room 254 of the Physics Building, and stole his $25 unprotected black backpack (Logo Neutrino Vmunich), $10 transparent paper, $35 jacket, $10 hat, $10 radio, $25 umbrella and $25 keys.

Vehicle entered

A visitor reported that between 3:45 and 4:42 p.m. March 15, she parked her vehicle in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens parking lot. When she returned, she found a $150 window broken. Stolen items consisted of a $15 beige canvass purse, a $95 T-Mobile/U silver cellular phone, medical prescriptions and Social Security card.

Window broken

At midnight March 4, a student reported that she heard glass break, and when she looked in the direction of 312 Anderson St. she observed a man running from the parking lot in the direction of the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. It was discovered that a $125 window had been broken out of a vehicle owned by a student. It is not known if anything was stolen. No further description of the man was available.

Cash pilfered

Someone entered the conference room located in 6300 Duke Hospital North and stole $30 in cash from an employee's pocketbook between 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 16.

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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