Crime Briefs

Man arrested, 23 felony warrants served

Twenty-three felony warrants for burglary, breaking and entering and larceny were served on Curtis Louis Sangster (DOB 2-22-70, 3209 Spottswood Rd., Raleigh, NC) at the Durham County Jail Nov. 18. The warrants are in reference to a number of burglaries and larcenies from East and West Campus dorms during the weekend of Nov. 7 to 9. Sangster was brought to Durham from the Harnett County Jail after being arrested at Campbell University for burglary and larceny Nov. 15. Sangster, who could not be reached for comment, is currently in jail on a total of $650,000 bond. His first appearance in court is Dec. 3.

Screwdriver-wielding subject arrested

An employee reported at 9:49 a.m. Nov. 19 that a suspicious person was looking into vehicles in the parking lots on Research Drive. Officers responded and found Jeff Elliot (DOB 04-06-86, 17 Zelko Ct, Durham, NC) in the Sands lot. A records check determined that Elliot had been previously trespassed from Duke property. Elliot, who was found in possession of a screwdriver, was arrested and charged with second degree trespassing and possession of burglary tools. Elliot, who could not be reached for comment, was placed under a $2000 secured bond. His court date is set for Dec. 15.

Officers issue citation for broken gate arm

Officers observed a male subject breaking the gate arm at Towerview and Wannamaker Dr. at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 19. The officers, who were assisting a motorist in the Blue Zone parking lot at the time, caught the person and cited him for misdemeanor Damage to Real Property. The student, who could not be reached for comment, is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 12.

Face-plate stolen from car

An employee reported Nov. 19 that someone broke into her 2001 Toyota Corolla in the 705 Broad St. parking lot. The employee said she parked her car in the lot at 7:30 p.m. The break-in was found at 8:50 p.m. The $100 passenger side window was broken, and a $275 Alpine stereo detachable face-plate was stolen.

Multiple thefts reported

An employee at 2024 W. Main St. reported at 3:54 p.m. Nov. 19 a number of thefts from their office area. The latest theft was of a $180 Palm Pilot and two memory cards valued at $120. The employee said that a number of small items have been stolen from their offices in the past and never reported. There are no exact dates available on the thefts.


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