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Student gets court date for damaging property

An arrest warrant was served at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 7 on Peter Joslyn (DOB 07-09-84, 327 Southgate Dorm) for misdemeanor injury to personal property. The property in question belonged to another Duke student. The damage to the property is valued at $200. Joslyn was transported to the Durham County Magistrate's Office and released on his written promise to appear in court. His court date is set for Jan. 20. Joslyn could not be reached for comment.

Items taken from unlocked cars

A student reported a break-in to his 1995 BMW in the Blue Zone parking lot Jan. 7. The student said he went to his car at 3:45 p.m. Jan. 7 to pick up his cell phone charger and left his door unlocked. When he returned at 5:45 p.m. he found that someone had entered his car and stolen a black and blue vinyl CD case containing 83 compact discs, valued at $1,350.

A visitor reported a break-in to her 1990 Honda Civic in the 751 jogging trail lot Jan. 7. The visitor said she arrived in the lot to jog at 5:25 p.m. Jan. 7 and left her keys in her unlocked vehicle. When she returned to her car at 6:20 p.m. she found that her purse, containing her wallet and other personal items, had been stolen. The purse and contents are valued at $130.

Law School locker can't protect textbooks

Two students reported a break-in to a locker they shared at the Duke Law School Jan. 7. The two students said that sometime between 11 p.m. Jan. 6 and 12:07 a.m. Jan. 7 someone broke the lock and stole two textbooks from the locker. The textbooks are valued at $180.

Fraudulent permit will pass no more

Traffic and Parking Services employees found a gold Nissan Maxima parked in the Edens Drive parking lot displaying a fraudulent parking permit at 8:23 a.m. Jan. 7. The permit appears to have been altered from a legitimate permit. The vehicle was towed from the lot and the incident reported to Duke Police. The owner of the vehicle has not yet been identified.

Visitor loses backpack during basketball game

A visitor reported the theft of her backpack from the visiting locker room in Cameron Indoor Stadium during the Duke-Florida State women's basketball game Jan. 5. The visitor left her backpack in the locker room at 7:50 p.m. Jan. 5 and it was missing when she returned at 9:15 p.m. The backpack contained a Nike watch, a Sprint cell phone, a Phillips CD player, 40 various compact discs, three pieces of jewelry and clothing items. The backpack and contents are valued at $1,260.

Keys take unauthorized vacation

An employee reported the theft of a $40 set of keys from her office in the Public Policy building Jan. 7. The employee said she last saw the keys in her office at 4 p.m. Jan. 7 and noticed them missing at 8:25 p.m.

Textbooks stolen when cashier distracted

An employee of the Duke Bookstore reported that an unknown person walked out of the store with $261.50 worth of textbooks Jan. 6. The employee reported that at 3:41 p.m. Jan. 6 the suspect was in the checkout line with the books when the cashier was distracted by another matter. When the cashier returned to the register, the suspect had left with the books without paying.

Purse stolen

An employee reported the theft of her purse from her workstation in Duke Hospital Jan. 6. The employee said she left the purse at her workstation at noon Jan. 6 and it was missing when she returned at 3:51 p.m. The purse and contents are valued at $255. The purse was later found in a restroom trash can with all contents intact.

Employee has charger but no phone

An employee reported the theft of a $250 Toshiba cellular telephone from Duke Hospital Dec. 24. The employee reported that her phone was stolen from its charger sometime between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

Patient's jewelry removed for treatment but never returned

A visitor reported the theft of a Charles Delon wrist watch and a gold necklace while undergoing treatment at Duke Hospital Dec. 30. The visitor said she had the jewelry when she went in for treatment Dec. 30. The jewelry was removed during the treatment and was not returned to the visitor when she made the report at 9:17 p.m. Dec. 30. The missing jewelry was valued at $60.

Books and personal papers missing after bookbag pinched

An employee reported the theft of her bookbag containing two books and personal papers from a nursing station in Duke Hospital. The employee said she knew her bookbag was at the desk at 4 a.m. Jan. 3 and it was missing at 6:15 a.m. Jan. 3. The bookbag and contents are valued at $40.

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