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Woman caught stealing from students' rooms

Students in Gilbert-Addoms Dormitory noticed a suspicious person going in and out of dorm rooms at 8 p.m. Jan. 20. One student found the person in his room and confronted her. The suspicious person initially denied taking anything, but eventually admitted stealing from the student. Duke Police were called and determined that Shonta Tapp (DOB 07-01-1966, 1012 Clarendon St., Durham) took items from at least three student rooms Jan. 20.

Tapp was arrested and charged with first-degree Burglary, felony Breaking and Entering and Trespassing. She had been trespassed from Duke for a similar incident in 1999. Tapp was taken to the Durham County Jail and placed under a $50,000 secured bond. Her first court appearance is Jan. 21.

Man charged with DUI on Duke University Road

Duke Police officers stopped a 1993 Toyota Cressida that was driving erratically on Duke University Road at 1:12 a.m. Jan. 20. As a result of the stop, Damias Obed Fuentes (DOB 11-24-69, 2836 Chapel Hill Road, Durham) was charged with Driving While Impaired and Resist, Delay and Obstruct. Fuentes was transported to the Durham County Magistrates Office and placed under a $1,800 secured bond. His court date is set for Feb. 5.

Student cited for obstructing an officer

Officers responded to a noise complaint at 215 Alexander St. at 12:10 a.m. Jan. 18. When officers arrived they were met by a student outside the apartment. After the student failed to comply with the officer's verbal directions and gave false information to the officers, they cited Bering Tsang (DOB 12-21-04, 215 Alexander St. Apt. H) with obstructing an officer in the performance of his duties. Tsang's court date is set for Feb. 5. Tsang could not be reached for comment.

Insulin kit nabbed from visitor's car

A visitor reported Jan. 16 the theft of a $200 insulin kit from his vehicle while it was parked in Parking Garage I. The visitor said valet services parked the vehicle in the garage at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 14. The visitor left the garage at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 14 and discovered the kit was missing while driving home.

Mountain bike taken from bike corral

A student reported Jan. 19 the theft of a $300 Giant black and white mountain bike from the bike corral in the greenhouse on East Campus. The student reported that he last saw his bike at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 when he locked it to the bike rack. The bike was missing when he returned at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19.

Unauthorized credit card usage amounts to $5K

An employee at the Allen building reported Jan. 20 that someone used her Duke procurement card to make a unauthorized purchases worth $5,081 between Jan. 7 and Jan. 13. At this time it is unknown how the suspect obtained the card numbers.

Laptop stolen after security cord cut

A student reported the theft of his $2,950 Dell Inspiron laptop computer from the Levine Science Research Center Jan. 20. The student left the computer secured to a table with a security cord at 12:15 a.m. Jan. 20. When he returned at 1:15 p.m. the cord had been cut and the computer stolen.

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