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Wayward driver fells bushes

An employee reported $650 damage to several bushes on Circuit Drive March 17. Duke police officers and grounds workers responded to the area and found seven bushes damaged due to someone driving onto the landscape.

Woman leaves pocketbook, it is taken

A visitor reported her pocketbook missing. She left it in the Duke University Medical Center waiting room at 8200 Duke Hospital at 12:45 p.m. March 17, and when she returned at 1:07 p.m., it was gone. The stolen items--pocketbook and credit cards contained therein--are valued at $44.

Phone card and $10 swiped

An employee reported that an envelope was removed from a box outside a patient's room at 5100 Duke Hospital. The envelope had been sent by a family member and contained a 100-minute phone card and $10 cash. It was last seen at 7 a.m. March 17 and discovered missing at 2:45 p.m. later that day.

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