Crime Briefs

Computer, trash can pilfered

An employee reported that between 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 and 8:30 a.m. Oct. 15, someone entered his cubicle in room 101 of the west wing of the Fuqua School of Business and stole his $1,000 Dell Latitude 800 laptop computer, with a broken latch, network card and power supply, and a $15 brown plastic trash can.

Special pathology computer taken

An employee reported that on or about September 13, someone removed a $6,000 Dell CPU unit, specially devised for special pathology work, from the Green Zone, M210, in Duke Hospital South.

Wallet grabbed

An employee reported that between 10:45 a.m. and 11:06 a.m. Oct. 15, someone entered her office in the Children Health Center and stole her $20 wallet, containing $112 in cash, a checkbook and credit cards.

Soccer net damaged An employee reported that between 2 p.m. Oct. 15 and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16, someone damaged the net on the "west soccer field," causing $100 in damage.

Perp breaks glass door quickly

An employee reported that between 2:09 a.m. and 2:10 a.m. Oct. 17, the $300 front door glass to the IM Building was broken by an unknown person.

Watch and ring missing

A visitor reported that between 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13 and 9:30 a.m. Oct. 15, his wife, a patient at 2300 Duke Hospital North placed her $450 gold and silver Seiko watch and $650 14k-5/8c rectangular yellow-gold ring in her pocketbook prior to removing the items from her room. When she checked her pocketbook for her watch and ring Oct. 15, they were missing.

Harassing phone calls received

A Duke University Health System employee reported Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. receiving harassing phone calls.

Thief busts into network terminal rooms, steals switches

An employee reported receiving numerous complaints from Central Campus students about their network services not working Oct. 18 around 3 p.m. He went to the network service terminal where he discovered the door kicked in and the network ports switches missing. He found the same to be true at two more terminals. The cost of the stolen switches are estimated at $3,500 and $200 in damage was done to the terminal doors.

Red bike stolen

A student reported that between 5 p.m. Oct. 17 and 1 p.m. Oct. 18, his $150 red Schwinn bicycle, secured by a cable lock to the bicycle rack at Blackwell Dormitory, was stolen.

Wannamaker thief steals assorted candies

It was reported Oct. 18 at 1:43 p.m. that someone had broken into a snack machine in Wannamaker Dormitory by a $20 pane of Plexiglass. Various types of candy were stolen.

It was also reported at 2:40 p.m. the same day that someone had broken glass at the front door of Wannamaker, causing $50 in damage. It is not known if the incidents are related.

Seven years of bad luck for Edens resident

It was reported just after midnight Oct. 18 that someone had ripped a $200 full-length mirror from the wall on the fourth floor of Edens 1-C and smashed it on the floor. A $100 fluorescent light fixture was also damaged and glass was strewn all over the fourth-floor hall.

Purse stolen, turns up at BK

A Duke Hospital South patient reported that between 6:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 17, someone stole her $50 blue purse from Orange Zone room 4204. Then, Oct. 18 at 2:35 p.m., she called to report that her purse had been found at a Burger King in Durham.

Known person makes threatening phone call

An employee reported that Oct. 17 around 3:58 p.m., he received a threatening telephone call at his workplace from a person known to him.

Cell phone left in bathroom

An employee reported that between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18, she laid her $100 Nokia cellular telephone on a counter in the women's restroom in Duke Hospital South, Clinic 1-J. When she left, she forgot the phone and returned to find it missing

Pocketbook cash taken

A patient reported that between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 16, she was away from her room at 6300 Duke Hospital North. While she was away, she left her pocketbook in the room. Later that afternoon, she discovered $60 in cash missing from her pocketbook.

Crime briefs are compiled regularly by Chronicle staff writers, based upon crime reports provided by the Duke University Police Department. All details come from the DUPD reports, except the headlines.


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