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Student charged with DWI

Junior Justin Fung, who lives on campus, was charged with Driving While Impaired and Underage Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages Aug. 27. A Duke University Police Department officer noticed a silver SUV driving at an unsafe speed Towerview Road near the entrance to the Blue Zone. The officer then saw the SUV collide with the card reader at the parking lot’s entrance. He stopped Fung, DOB March 11, 1984, and took him to the Durham County Magistrate’s Office where he registered a blood alcohol level of 0.19 and was placed under a $1,000 bond. Fung was unavailable for comment Monday night.


Boyfriend arrested for stalking

Duke University Police Department officers charged Tony Angelo Taylor, DOB Sept. 15, 1979, with Assault on a Female, Stalking and Resisting a Public Officer Aug. 27. An employee called DUPD at 9:53 a.m. Aug. 27 saying her former boyfriend had shown up at her workplace to argue with her. Officers located Taylor, the boyfriend, and after a brief foot chase, they took him to the Durham County Jail where he was placed on a 48-hour domestic hold.


Student punches window

An officer responded to a report of damaged property at the Wannamaker 2 front door Aug. 28. Daniel McKnight, a sophomore who lives in Wannamaker, told the officers that he had broken the window on the door with his hand due to anger at his girlfriend. McKnight, DOB March 12, 1984, was issued a citation for Injury to Real Property. His court date is set for Sept. 23.


Woman cited for fighting

Duke University Police Department officers cited Barbara Myers of Durham with Causing a Public Disturbance by Fighting when she was involved in an altercation with family members in the hallway outside the Emergency Department at Duke University Medical Center Aug. 27. No one was injured, and Myers, DOB Jan. 25, 1962, has a court date Nov. 2.


Electronics missing

An employee reported that between 4:30 Aug. 25 and 9:15 a.m. Aug. 26 $9400 worth of electronic equipment consisting of two Dell laptop computers and a Dell 2100 projector disappeared from a locked office in the Social Psychology building.


Laptop stolen

An employee reported the theft of a Toshiba laptop computer, valued at $2000, Aug. 27 from an unlocked office in the Jones building at Duke University Medical Center. The employee reported that he left the laptop at 1 p.m. and 30 minutes later it was missing.


Tires found mutilated

An employee reported that while her 1990 Honda was parked in a lot at the corner of Erwin Road and Flowers Drive someone damaged all four tires of her car, inflicting $500 of damage. She parked the car at 8 a.m. Aug. 25 and discovered the vandalism at 1:45 p.m. the same day.


Wallet pilfered

A student reported Aug. 25 that his wallet containing identification cards, bank cards and $30 cash was stolen from Wilson Recreation Center between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The total value of the wallet and its contents is $100.


Items stolen from car

A visitor reported Aug. 26 that his 1982 Saab was broken into between 12:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. while parked in Duke Forest at gate 23 off Whitfield Road. Several items including credit cards and his wallet were stolen, and the total value of the damage to the car and the stolen items is $710.


Toyota damaged

A student reported that sometime between Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. someone broke the window of a 2000 Toyota Tacoma parked at 1700 Pace Street. Nothing was stolen, but the damage is valued at $250.


Purse discovered missing

An employee reported that a blue leather purse was stolen from her vehicle while it was parked in the Duke Emergency Department lot between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. Aug. 23. The vehicle sustained no damage, and the employee did not notice that the purse and its contents, valued at $130, were missing until Aug. 26.


Cell phone missing

An employee reported that sometime after 3:55 p.m. Aug. 26 she her Sony cell phone unattended for five minutes at the Bryan Center Coffee Shop and when she returned the $100 phone was missing.


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