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Naked man reported on East Campus

Police are investigating reports from several witnesses who said they saw a man running naked Saturday through the East Campus quad and jogging trail. A woman who lives off East Campus told police she was approached by the man just after 7 a.m. while she was walking on the trail.

Officers responded at 7:25 a.m. and checked the perimeter of East Campus but did not see the man. The woman said he asked her if he could walk with her. She told him she had called police. He fled toward Trinity Avenue.

 

Driver strikes East Campus wall

A motorist crashed into the stone wall around East Campus Friday and drove away. Officials with Duke facilities estimated the damage at $10,000.

A witness called police at 1:52 p.m. and reported seeing a white sedan strike the wall at the entrance to the Bivins Building, back up and then take off at a high speed.

 

Microwave reported missing

A countertop microwave oven was stolen last week from an office in the Erwin Mill Building.

An employee told police the microwave was in the break room at 5 p.m. Friday but missing Tuesday. The microwave is worth $300.

Visitors’ van burglarized

A van was broken into Tuesday at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and a purse and other property were reported stolen. The visitors said they parked in the lot at 4:10 p.m. to tour the gardens, and when they returned they discovered a broken window and missing property. The purse contained a cell phone, Palm Pilot and bank cards. $200 and a GPS unit that belonged to another visitor were also missing.

 

Computer carried off

A Dell computer and monitor were stolen last week from the Levine Science Research Center. The equipment, valued at $1,600, was reported missing Tuesday.

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