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CRIME BRIEFS

Bong confiscated in Blackwell

At 12:08 a.m. April 1, Duke police officers entered Blackwell Dormitory in response to a call about the smell of marijuana. The officers confiscated a homemade bong from a room. No one was criminally charged, and the case was referred to the Office of the Dean of Students.

Suspicious man reported

Someone reported that at 9:30 p.m. March 31, a man rang his doorbell and, although the resident did not open the door, the man saw the resident look out the window and said he was "John from 508 Buchanan" and wanted to know if the resident had any jumper cables. The man was described as 45 to 50 years old, black, and wearing a white baseball cap and beige jacket.

The resident said he knows the people who live at that address, all of whom are Duke students and none of whom are middle-aged. The resident offered to call the police department to help him, but the man declined and then took his time getting off the porch, until the resident told him he needed to leave.

Duke police recommends that residents not open their doors to strangers after dark.

3 vehicles entered

Two employees and one student reported that between 12:30 and 5:24 p.m. March 30, someone broke into their vehicles while they were parked in Parking Garage II. Two windows valued at $350 were broken and $300 in damage was done to a door frame. Items stolen consisted of a $250 Pioneer CD player, $350 Kenwood KDC-S3007 CD player, serial number 70911903, 60 CDs totaling $720, and a $10 black leather CD case.

Doctor summoned for assault

On March 29, a visitor who reported that she was assaulted by an employee while using the phone in 8100 Duke Hospital North, obtained a criminal summons from the Durham Magistrate's Office. She reported that while she was on the phone, Dr. Greg Lawson Clary, 56, came into the room and said he needed to talk to her about her sister, a patient. He approached her and then grabbed her hand and the phone away from her head. She said she pulled back, and that he then pried her fingers off the phone. He then spoke to her about her sister and left the room.

Clary said that he entered the room to speak to the visitor about her sister. He said he asked the visitor to stop talking on the phone so he could speak to her about her sister. He said he walked over to her and placed his hand only on the phone, and pulled it away from her. He then spoke to her about her sister, and left a short time later.

The magistrate issued a criminal summons for Clary for assault on a female. He is to appear before the magistrate May 7 to answer the charge. Clary declined further comment.

Counterfeit money passed

At 7:58 p.m. March 30, a delivery driver for Rainbow China Restaurant reported that counterfeit money was used to pay for food ordered by employees. The case is still under investigation.

Rock breaks window

A student reported that between 9 a.m. March 27 and 8 a.m. March 28, a rock was thrown through his House Z room window, causing an estimated $100 in damage.

Student caught with beer

At 1:44 a.m. March 30, Paul Crowley, a 19-year-old freshman, was observed walking from the East Campus bus stop area along the parking lot behind Gilbert Addoms Dormitory with a can of beer. He was charged with possession of a malt beverage by a person under the age of 21. His court date is May 12. Crowley, also a sports writer for The Chronicle, declined to comment.

Wallet stolen

A visitor reported that between 2 and 9 p.m. March 22, her $15 wallet containing $30 in cash, an endorsed payroll check, credit cards, driver's license and Social Security card was stolen from a waiting room located on the fifth floor of Duke Hospital North.

Keys taken

A student reported that between 4 and 5:45 p.m. March 21, he left his $85 keys, auto remote key pad, $1 yellow notepad and $0.50 ink pen on the floor of the president's box in Wallace Wade Stadium. When he returned, the items were missing.

Lock damaged

An employee reported that between 5:30 and 6:35 p.m. March 26, someone attempted to break into his locker in Brodie Gym. The locking mechanism and his lock were damaged in the process, causing $60 in damage.

Photo swiped

Sometime between an unknown time March 24 and 2:30 p.m. March 25, someone stole a $50 color photo of Ruth Lilly from the lobby area of Lilly Library.

Card used fraudulently

An employee reported that between 6:45 p.m. March 24 and 7:30 a.m. March 27, someone stole her Duke Credit Union card and made several fraudulent charges. She believes that her card was stolen from 5600 Duke Hospital North.

DukeCard used fraudulently

A student reported Feb. 27 that someone committed financial transaction card fraud by using her DukeCard number to charge $24.62 at Cafe Parizade and $22.90 at George's Garage.

Wallet pilfered

An employee reported that between 2:45 and 3 p.m. March 17, someone entered her office at 705 Broad St. and stole her $25 wallet, containing credit and health cards and a driver's license.

Lock stolen

An employee reported that between 6:15 and 7:12 p.m. March 27, someone removed his $15 lock from his locker in Brodie Gym. Nothing was stolen from the locker.

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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