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Crime Briefs

OIT employee charged in computer score scam

A Duke computer store employee reported Oct. 21 that someone was using an invalid DukeCard to purchase at least $2,840 in computer equipment. Subsequent investigation resulted in Office of Information Technology analyst Robert Brandon Stancil, DOB July 16, 1977, of 228 Mill Creek Road in Youngsville, being charged with six counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense. He was placed under a $3,000 secured bond and his first court appearance will be Nov. 4.

Stancil could not be reached for comment.

Blackwell bathroom locks vandalized

A student reported incidents of vandalism in Blackwell Dormitory. A third-floor men's room had marks on the wood around the faceplate consistent with being struck by possibly a hammer, rendering the door inoperable. It was reported that in the recent past, this door was vandalized in a similar fashion. A second-floor men's room had paper towels stuffed into the lock mechanism, rendering the lock inoperable.

When a maintenance worker arrived to repair the door, he reported that he replaced the entire lock mechanism for the third-floor bathroom Nov. 3 and again Nov. 4 for identical damage done. He said the has replaced the same lock--in part or whole--at least once or twice more within the last few weeks. He also pointed out where the fire extinguisher door on the third floor had been kicked in, rendering it unable to be opened, and the fire exit sign had been knocked down. Damage is estimated at $380.

Alleged drunk driver arrested

A Safe Rides driver witnessed a car run through a stop sign and drive on the landscape at the Chapel Drive circle Nov. 5 at 2:57 a.m. The driver of the vehicle, Khalid Said Mahmoud, DOB May 3, 1966, of 200 Mahone St., Apt. 4, was stopped on Erwin Road near Ninth Street. An officer smelled alcohol on his breath and Mahmoud was given a field sobriety test. He failed the test. He also blew a 0.18 on a blood alcohol content test. He was arrested, placed under a $1,500 bond and given a Dec. 9 court date.

Electronics stolen from hyperbaric chamber

An employee reported that between 5 p.m. Oct. 31 and 8 a.m. Nov. 3, someone entered the hyperbaric chamber in Duke Clinics and removed a $100 AM/FM radio and compact disc player and a $300 Kodak digital camera.

Heartbeat of a criminal: stethoscopes taken

An employee reported that between 5 p.m. Oct. 31 and 8 a.m. Nov. 3, someone removed two $185 stethoscopes from the pediatric echocardiograph offices.

Fire extinguishers 'out of control'

A student reported that between 2:59 a.m. and 3 a.m. Oct. 31, someone discharged a fire extinguisher outside her room door in Wannamaker 3.

Another student reported that between Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, someone discharged two fire extinguishers and then took the $100 extinguishers from House H.

Window shattered outside Gross Chem

A visitor reported that between 2 and 7:28 p.m. Nov. 2, his vehicle was parked at the front of the Gross Chemistry Building when someone broke out a $200 window.

Epson items thieved

An employee reported that between 10 a.m. Nov. 1 and 9 a.m. Nov. 2, someone entered room 201 of an engineering building and removed a $2,500 Epson LCD computer projector, model 735, and a $50 Epson wireless connection insert power TX, serial number 1C:1052D-TMW100, model TMW1008. The room had been left unsecured.

Two car windows broken

A visitor reported that between 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, his vehicle was parked in the Whitford Drive parking lot when someone broke out two windows, causing $300 in damage.

Toys taken from car

A employee reported that between 4 p.m. Nov. 1 and 7:41 a.m. Nov. 2, her vehicle was parked in the Eye Center parking lot when someone broke out a $100 window and removed two DVD movies valued at $29.99, a $29.99 Game Boy advance game, four Incredible Hulk toys valued at $50, $12 in cash and $50 in home materials from Kirklands.

Music no more: guitar stolen

A student reported that between 8 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3, while his vehicle was parked at 204 Alexander Ave., someone entered his unlocked trunk and removed his $900 Blueridge acoustic guitar, model BR140, and $30 guitar case.

Bikes taken from Randolph

A student reported that between 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and 5:15 a.m. Nov. 3, someone removed his secured $650 silver and red Trek 6000 mountain bicycle, with a black pouch under the seat, from the Randolph Dormitory bicycle rack.

Another student reported that between 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and 8 a.m. Nov. 4, someone removed his secured $300 red GT Palomar mountain bicycle, from the Randolph bicycle rack. The $25 cable lock securing the bicycle had been cut.

Food extricated from vending machine

A Classic Food Service employee reported that between 10 a.m. Oct. 31 and 9:35 a.m. Nov. 3, an unknown person or persons removed $250 in food items from the vending machine in the House P laundry room.

Bike nabbed from House J

A student reported that between 5 p.m. Oct. 30 and 8 p.m. Nov. 2, someone stole her $300 21-speed purple Trek bicycle from the House J bicycle rack.

License plate disappears

An employee reported that between 6 and 9:20 p.m. Nov. 3, while her vehicle was parked at the medical records warehouse, her $25 N.C. license plate, NZR 7430, was taken.

Cell lifted

A student reported that Oct. 4 his $230 Sanyo 8300 cell phone was stolen from the HH2 commons room.

Wallet taken from 751 lot

A student reported that between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 4, she parked her vehicle with the driver's side window down in the Highway 751 gravel parking lot. When she returned, she noticed that her $30 wallet, containing credit and debit cards, a social security card and driver's license, was missing.

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