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Students cited for possession of drug paraphernalia

Officers responded to a report of a strong odor of marijuana on the second floor of House Y at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 18. When officers arrived they determined the odor was coming from a dorm room on the second floor. Officers knocked on the door and were invited in. When they went in they smelled a very strong odor of marijuana and saw a water pipe used for smoking marijuana in plain view on a table in the center of the room.

Officers questioned the occupants of the room, who denied smoking marijuana. A search of the room and occupants revealed another pipe and two baggies containing what appeared to be marijuana residue.

Officers cited the two occupants, Kunal Shah (DOB 12-30-83, 12208 Galloway Drive, Raleigh) and Paul Baldensperger (DOB 1-28-83, 20 Ave. Yves, Du Manor, Paris) for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Their court date is set for Dec. 16. Shah and Baldensperger declined comment.

Cash stolen from unsecured room

A student reported Nov. 17 that items were stolen from her room in Giles Dormitory. The student reported that she and her roommate left the room at 11 p.m. Nov. 16 and returned at 12:34 a.m. When they returned to their unlocked room they found that someone had stolen $35 from two purses located in the room.

Expensive cookies taken

An employee reported Nov. 18 the theft of five boxes of cookies that were stored in a cabinet in the Morris building in the Duke Clinics. The employee said the cookies were last seen in the cabinet at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and were missing at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 17. The stolen cookies are valued at $115.

Vandalism claims table, two chairs

An employee of Rick's Diner in the West-Edens Link reported at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 that someone threw two chairs and a table from the terrace outside Rick's. The employee said the vandalism occurred sometime between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Nov. 15. The chairs and table, valued at $520, were thrown off the terrace onto the concrete and were damaged beyond repair.

Section of fence removed

A West Grounds employee reported Nov. 17 that when he arrived at work at 7:45 a.m. he found a section of the chain-link fence at the West Grounds maintenance area was torn down. The employee said the fence was intact when he left at noon Nov. 15. At this time, nothing has been reported stolen from the maintenance area. The section of fence is valued at $250.

Funds raised, then stolen

An employee reported Nov. 16 the theft of $155 in cash from her purse in the Pickens building. The employee said the money was in an envelope and was part of a fund-raising effort. The purse was in her office in the Pickens building between Nov. 11 and Nov. 14.

Wallet taken

An employee reported Nov. 18 that someone stole her black leather wallet from the Languages building. The employee said she left her wallet in her purse unsecured between 3:20 p.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 17. She discovered the theft the next day. The wallet contained a number of credit cards and identification cards. The wallet and contents are valued at $230.

Auditorium heist yields camera

A student reported Nov. 17 the theft of his $700 Canon Powershot camera from the dressing room area at Page Auditorium. The student said the camera was in a black backpack in the dressing room at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 but was missing when he checked his bag at 11:30 p.m.

Food purchased without authorization

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.

Items swiped from dozing woman

A visitor reported Nov. 18 the theft of clothing items and $153 in cash from her purse in a waiting room in Duke Hospital. The visitor said the items were in her purse when she fell asleep in the waiting room around 2:30 a.m. Nov. 18. When she woke up at 5 a.m. the items were missing. The visitor did not see anyone else in the waiting room.

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