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Crime Briefs

 Student present, wallet absent

  A student reported at 1:32 a.m. Nov. 12 that her wallet had been stolen from the Wannamaker 2 commons room. The student said she laid the wallet beside a couch in the commons room while she attended a class in the room. The last time she saw it was at 10 p.m. Nov. 11. She realized that it was missing at 12:30 a.m. Nov. 12. The wallet and its contents were valued at $175.

Unfinished theft at Law School reported

An employee at the Law School reported Nov. 12 that she had discovered a computer monitor cable that had been partially cut. The cable was discovered on the second floor of the Law School Library. No equipment was stolen.

Cable lock circumvented, bike taken

A student reported at 10:41 p.m. Nov. 12 that her $600 red Trek bike was stolen from the FF2 bike rack. She said her bicycle was last seen about one week prior to the theft. It was secured to the bike rack by a cable lock.

Knavery addressed, employee confesses

An employee reported at 9:13 a.m. Nov. 12 that another employee had been accused of stealing several items from Auxiliary Services. When the employee was approached, she produced two necklaces and one pendant from her pocket and admitted to taking them. The employee was arrested and charged with shoplifting/concealment of merchandise.

Incognito strikes on Central

A student reported at 1:49 a.m. Nov. 15 that an unknown person struck him in the back of the head as he left an apartment on Central Campus. The student reported that the assailant was coming from a party at a nearby apartment. Responding officers spoke to the resident of the other apartment, who claimed that they did not know who the assailant was.

Tunes taken from gym bag

An employee reported at 1:47 p.m. Nov. 12 that her $150 Rio MP3 player had been stolen from her gym bag. The player was last seen in her gym bag Nov. 5. She discovered that it was missing at 9 a.m. Nov. 10.

Change purse lifted

An employee reported Nov. 10 that her change purse containing $56 in cash was stolen from the Duke Hospital Cafeteria. The employee reported that she set her purse down on the counter at 9:30 a.m. Nov 10 and left it there by accident. She returned to the counter a few minutes later , and the purse was missing.

H-lot theft yields car stereo

An employee reported at 5:07 p.m. Nov. 12 that her vehicle had been broken into while parked in the H-lot at Anderson Street and Erwin Road. The vehicle was last known secure at 12:05 p.m., and the theft was discovered at 5:07 p.m. The employee reported her Alpine car stereo was stolen. The vehicle also sustained a broken window. The stolen property and the vehicle damage were valued at $350.

Referees chair almost taken

A Duke security officer witnessed two white, male subjects attempting to roll away a referees chair from the tennis courts near Towerview Road at 2:42 a.m. Nov. 12. When the two subjects saw the officer in the area, they fled on foot. A search of the area was conducted by several Duke police officers, but they could not locate the two subjects. The referees chair was returned to the tennis courts.

Nissan ransacked, items stolen

An employee reported that someone broke into her 2000 Nissan Pathfinder in the Duke Gardens parking lot sometime between noon and 1 p.m. Nov. 15. The employee reported that someone broke the $200 passenger window and ransacked the interior. A $50 brown leather purse, containing $30 in cash, a wallet and several credit cards along with a set of keys were stolen from the vehicle. The contents of the purse are valued at $185.

Pavilion vandalized

An employee reported at 8:41 a.m. Nov. 14 that someone had vandalized the Ross Pavilion in the Duke Forest off Hwy. 751. The employee reported spray-painted graffiti on the floor and columns of the pavilion, causing $150 in damage. The pavilion was last known to be undamaged at 9 a.m. Nov. 7.

Stereo stolen, vehicle damaged

A student reported that his vehicle had been broken into between noon and 5:17 p.m. Nov. 12. The student reported that his $100 car stereo was stolen. His vehicle also sustained $300 in damage.

Wallet found, cash not

An employee reported at 4:03 p.m. Nov. 11 that her wallet was stolen from the 2nd Floor Green Zone at Duke Clinics between 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. The wallet was later recovered by a construction worker and turned over to Duke Police. The wallet was returned with all of its original contents except $470 in cash.

Duke police officers discovered at 5:17 p.m. Nov. 12 a vehicle that had been damaged at 312 Anderson Street. The vehicle had sustained a broken window. Nothing has been reported stolen from this vehicle. The damage is valued at $200.

Bookbag taken from Law School

A student reported at 11:29 a.m. Nov. 12 that his bookbag had been stolen from a second floor cubicle in the Law School. The student stated that he was on the computer from 10:15 a.m. until 11:05 a.m. He stated that the bookbag was in the cubicle with him. When he was ready to leave, he discovered the bag was missing. The bookbag and its contents were valued at $113.

An employee reported at 3:33 p.m. Nov. 12 that four heavy-duty security locks, valued at $120, had been stolen from several trailers at 2707 Edmund Street. According to the employee, he had the only key. Nothing was reported missing from the trailer.

A student reported Nov. 15 that someone broke into her 2003 Honda Civic on Wannamaker Drive. The student reported that she parked the vehicle at 11 p.m. Nov. 14 and returned at 11:45 p.m. When she returned she found that someone had broken the left rear window of her vehicle and stolen a backpack, purse and clothing items from her car. The missing items were later found scattered in the Duke Credit Union parking lot on Moreen Road. The damage to the vehicle is valued at $150.

Valeted car vanishes

A visitor reported at 11:57 a.m. Nov. 12 that her $23,000 green 2003 Honda Civic was stolen after it had been parked by a valet. The vehicle was given to a valet at the rear of the Morris Building Clinic. It was parked at 8:10 a.m. and discovered missing at 11:45 a.m.

Employee reports stolen equipment

An employee reported Nov. 14 that someone stole a $1500 Pro-View projector and a $1000 Dell Inspiron laptop computer from a locked cabinet in an office in Duke Hospital. The employee said the projector and computer were last seen in the cabinet at 6:15 p.m Nov. 13. and were gone from the cabinet at 10 a.m. Nov. 14. Responding officers found what appeared to be pry marks on the cabinet door.

Appetite satisfied, student not

A student reported Nov. 14 that an unauthorized charge was made to his DukeCard. The student reported that an unknown person charged food worth $23.30 to his card without his authorization Oct. 4. The charge was used to purchase food from an off-campus vendor.


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