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Faculty member arrested for DWI

A Duke University faculty member was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while impaired. Shayan Mukherjee, 34, an assistant professor for Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Institue of Genome Sciences and Policy, was arrested after the vehicle he was driving crashed into the rear of another car at the intersection of Erwin Road and Fulton Street, according to a Duke Police report. No serious injuries were reported. Mukherjee was unable to be reached for comment.

Ticketmaster employee loses laptop

An employee of Ticketmaster reported a laptop stolen Monday from Cameron Indoor Stadium. Ticketmaster employees were loading equipment in a truck when the black, $900 IBM laptop turned up missing.

Acura acquires damages during day

A Skanska employee reported vandalism to his 2005 Acura parked in a lot along Circuit Drive. The employee told police he parked the car at 8 a.m. Monday. When he left for lunch that day, he discovered scratches on his car. Damage is estimated at $500.

Bike taken from bike rack

A student reported Tuesday that his Diamondback bicycle had been stolen from the bicycle rack beside Aycock Dormitory. The incident took place between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday. The bicycle was valued at $300.

Man assaults woman at Sam's Quik Stop

Osblado Palma, a resident of Durham, was arrested for Assault on a Female Oct. 13 at 4:35 a.m. Palma struck a young woman in the parking lot of Sam's Quik Stop at Erwin and Pettigrew. The incident took place in view of the arresting officer. Palma's court date was set for Nov. 15, 2005. He was placed under a secured bond of $1,000. Osblado was unable to be reached for comment.

Laptop lifted from Southgate

A student reported Oct. 8 that his Apple laptop was stolen from the commons room of Southgate residence hall. The student told police he left the $2,100 laptop in the commons room and went to bed at 2 a.m. When he returned at 10:30 a.m., the laptop was gone.

Rolling Stones concertgoer arrested for DWI

A 55-year-old Chapel Hill man was arrested and charged Sunday, Oct. 9 with driving while impaired. Robert Leo Taylor of Inverness Way was driving a 2005 Nissan at 12:06 a.m. when he hit the rear of a Jeep while exiting Parking Garage 4 after the Rolling Stones concert, according to a police report. No injuries were reported. Taylor was unable to be reached for comment.

Rolling Stones tickets taken

A student reported his Rolling Stones tickets stolen Oct. 8. The student told police two tickets were in his shirt pocket as he walked with a large crowd along Towerview Road on the day of the concert. The student said he discovered the tickets missing when he got to Union Drive. The tickets were worth $148.20.

Raleigh man cited for drug crimes

A 24-year-old Raleigh man was cited Oct. 8 on charges of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Adam Groch of Royal Anne Lane was cited in a parking lot along Cameron Boulevard. Groch was unable to be reached for comment.

Camera stolen from Central Campus

A student reported a camera stolen from his Pace Street apartment in Central Campus Apartments. The student told police he last saw his Sony Camera Sept. 26 in his living room and discovered it missing Oct. 7. The camera is worth $150.


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