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Companion collared in concert clash

A student reported April 21 at 9:00 p.m. that she had been struck in the face during the Last Day of Classes concert on the main quad. The student said she got into a verbal altercation with another female in the crowd and was struck by the other female's companion. Responding officers located and arrested Tommy Lee Briley (DOB Dec. 18, 1980, 1500 Hampstead Drive, High Point, N.C.) for assault on a female. Briley was transported to the Durham County Jail and was released on a $3,500 unsecured bond. His court date is set for August 12, 2004.

See ya later, generator!

A contractor reported April 21 the theft of a Porter Cable electrical generator, valued at $1,800, from the Nasher Museum construction site. The contractor said he took the generator out of the storage building at 7:00 a.m. April 21 for use by his workers. He went to a meeting and when he returned at 9:30 a.m. the generator was missing. Employees in the area reported seeing a 1980s model burgundy Chevrolet pickup truck with a full-size bed in the area at the time of the theft. The occupants of the truck are described as two white males in their mid-20s with blond hair. No further information is available.

Right to steal arms?

An employee reported April 21 the theft of several aluminum gate arms from the Transportation Garage on Wilkerson Street. The employee said that at 10:30 a.m. he saw two suspects loading the gate arms into a white 1980s model Chevrolet flat-bed pickup truck. The suspects left the area when they were approached by the employee. The suspects are described as two black males, and the first is 5-foot-9 with a slender build and short black hair. Both suspects are in their twenties. At this time the number of gate arms stolen or their value remains unknown.

All up in your grill

A student reported April 21 that when he returned to his Central Campus apartment at 11:30 p.m. he found someone had thrown a grill through his sliding glass door, shattering it. There was nothing missing from the apartment and no indication that anyone entered his apartment. The damage is valued at $400.

E-mail used in harassment

An employee reported April 21 at 9:26 a.m. that she has been receiving harassing e-mails on her Duke email account. The employee believes the e-mails are coming from an acquaintance in Texas. The e-mails have been coming to her account for the past several weeks.

Purse purloined

A student reported April 21 that her purse was stolen sometime between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. while she was attending the LDOC concert on the West Quad. The tan purse and its contents are valued at $235.

Drunk driver detained

Duke and Durham Police officers stopped a vehicle for speeding on Markham Avenue April 21 at 3:22 a.m. When they approached the driver, they smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverages coming from the vehicle. Officers performed field sobriety tests on the driver, Nicolas Buraglia (DOB June 8, 1982, 10705 SW 132 Av., Miami FL) and arrested him for driving while impaired. He was transported to the Durham County Jail and held under $1,000 bond. His court date is set for June 8. Burgalia could not be reached for comment.

Odor gives away smoker

Officers responded to a report of a smell of marijuana in House W April 21 at 10:12 p.m. When officers arrived, they spoke to Michael Faber (DOB Feb. 15, 1983, 8815 Joshua Ct., Baltimore, MD). Faber admitted to smoking marijuana in his dorm room and turned over a small amount of marijuana and two pipes and rolling papers to the officers. Mr. Faber was cited for possession of marijuana. His court date is set for June 28.

Smell tips authorities to drug users

Officers were in House R on an unrelated matter April 21 at 11:51 a.m, when they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from a dorm room. Officers spoke to William Durrah (born February 6, 1984, 544 MacDonough St. Brooklyn, NY), who admitted to smoking marijuana in his dorm room. Durrah turned over a small amount of marijuana to the officers. Durrah was cited for possession of marijuana. His court date is set for June 19, 2004. Durrah could not be reached for comment.

Underage provider nabbed

Officers responded to a loud party at a Central Campus apartment April 22 at 12:10. When they arrived, they found several underage students consuming alcohol. The resident of the apartment Lazaro Gonzales (born April 23, 1982, 1708 Pace St. Apt. A) was issued a citation for distributing alcohol to persons under 21. Gonzales could not be reached for comment.

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