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Crime Briefs

Students busted for pot, underage alcohol possession

A Duke officer responded to room 201 of Edens 1B Sept. 9 in response to reports of the smell of marijuana. Matthew Sullivan, DOB July 25, 1984, and Leonard Fishman, DOB Feb. 9, 1984, were charged with possession of marijuana and underage possession of alcohol--45 12-ounce cans of Busch Light beer. They had also removed the battery from their smoke detector and covered the air circulation vent with newspaper.

Fishman declined comment and Sullivan, an associate sports editor for The Chronicle, could not be reached for comment. They have been given a court date of Oct. 23.

Blue Zone gate broken, students charged
On Sept. 8 around 1:30 a.m., Duke Police officers were standing on Towerview Road near House CC when they heard the noise of a $50 Blue Zone gate arm breaking. The officers observed a group of males walking across Towerview from the Blue Zone lot. One of the males was carrying the broken gate arm. When two of the males observed the officers approaching, they ran towards the West-Edens Link dormitory.

Subsequent investigation resulted in Brendan Camp, DOB Oct. 11 1983, and Ian Carey, DOB Sept. 26, 1983, being charged with damage with real property. Carey declined comment, and Camp was unavailable for comment. They have been given a Sept. 24 court date.

Thief stymied by student
Duke Police officers responded to the Blue Zone parking lot around 8:42 p.m. Sept. 4 in reference to an attempted larceny from a motor vehicle. A student reported that as he was walking through the Blue Zone lot, he observed glass on the ground near a vehicle. He then observed a black six-foot male, with a large and long Afro hairstyle, white T-shirt and gray baggy sweats, inside the vehicle attempting to take the radio. Upon seeing the student, the suspect ran to a white vehicle and drove south toward Wannamaker Drive.

Another student approached the officer to report that his unsecured vehicle was entered and his $90 Clarion compact disc player had been stolen.

Equipment truck damages car in Fuqua
A Duke Police officer received a report at 12:36 p.m. Sept. 5 in reference to the operator of a white Hoft, Inc., equipment truck backing into a vehicle parked in the Fuqua lot. It was reported that the operator and passenger of the truck got out, viewed the $500 in damage their truck had caused and drove off.

Subsequent investigation resulted in Donald Earie Ennis, Jr., DOB May 28, 1982, of 3524 Willow Springs Road, being charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident. His passenger, Levi Floyd Bidlack, DOB Dec. 7, 1976 of 3409 Martin Road in Efland N. C., was charged with aiding and abetting.

Their court date is set for Dec. 9. Neither could be reached for comment.

Car ransacked
An employee reported that between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4, while his vehicle was parked in the H parking lot on Hillsborough Road, someone broke out a $255 window and stole his $200 JVC compact disc player, five compact discs worth $100, a $120 Cobra radar detector, a State Employee's Credit Union personal check worth $5 and a $30 planner in a black case. Damage to the dashboard was estimated at $200.

Extinguisher damages laundry machine
A student reported at 9:53 p.m. Sept. 4, someone had taken a fire extinguisher and discharged it into a clothes dryer located in the FF1 laundry room, causing $250 in damage.


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