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Man, wanted for sexual assault in Maryland, arrested

Duke Police officers arrested Samuel Wallace Butler, DOB May 17, 1975, at the Duke Emergency Department Feb. 3 after learning that Butler was wanted by the Baltimore, Md., police on an outstanding warrant for sexual assault. Butler, who could not be reached for comment, was taken to the Durham County Jail to await extradition by Maryland authorities.

Stolen season tickets recovered

An employee at Cameron Indoor Stadium reported Feb. 3 that two stolen basketball tickets were recovered during the Duke-N.C. State men's basketball game Jan. 15. The employee said a $420 set of season tickets had been reported to the athletic department as stolen, and new tickets were issued to the owners. The stolen tickets were sold and the buyers attempted to use them during the game.

Unattended laptops lifted from Fuqua, Marketplace

A student reported Feb. 3 the theft of his $2,623 Dell laptop computer. The student said he last had his computer at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the East Campus Marketplace. When the student returned to the Marketplace at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 3 to retrieve his computer, it was missing. A student reported Feb. 4 the theft of his $2,120 Sony Vio laptop computer from the Fuqua School of Business. The student said he left his laptop in a study room at 11 a.m. Feb. 4. When he returned to the study room about 10 or 15 minutes later, the computer was gone.

Employee's car scratched

An employee reported damage to her 2000 Honda Civic Feb 4. The employee said that around six months ago she noticed two scratches on her vehicle that she feels happened while the vehicle was parked at Duke. At 10 a.m. Feb. 4 she noticed another deep scratch on her vehicle, which she also feels happened while the vehicle was parked at Duke in the KT lot at Erwin Road and Research Drive. The damage to the vehicle is valued at $300.

Hubcaps taken, one by one

An employee reported Feb. 4 the theft of two $40 hubcaps from her 1991 Chrysler convertible parked in the lot at Research Drive and Erwin Road. The employee said one of the hubcaps was stolen around three weeks ago. The second hub cap was taken sometime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 30. Cash envelope stolen

An employee reported Feb. 2 the theft of $100 in cash from a deposit bag. The employee said the money was in a separate envelope in the bag and was missing when the deposit was made Dec. 8 or 9.

Food delivery turns sour after break-in

A visitor reported a break-in to his 2002 Kia parked on Union Drive Feb. 3. The visitor reported that he parked his vehicle on Union Drive at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 to deliver food. When he returned to his vehicle at 8:15 p.m. Feb. 3, he found that his $275 cell phone in a black leather case was missing. There was no reported damage to his vehicle.

Onyx ring missing after misdelivery

An employee reported Feb. 3 the theft of a $95 men's onyx ring from the Duke Clinics building. The employee said the ring had been delivered by FedEx to the Clinics Building at 11:09 a.m. Dec. 26. The ring was not delivered to the intended person and has been missing since that time.


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