Durham resident attacks DUPD officer
A Duke University Police Department officer tried to stop a suspicious vehicle March 16 at 11:33 p.m. on Perry Street. The driver stopped, then started again, striking the Duke officer in the legs. Two Durham Police Department police officers, who were also on scene, chased the car to Club and Onslow Street.
Joshua Alan Shipman, 35, of Durham, was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, two counts of resisting a public officer, felony fleeing to elude arrest, possession of cocaine, driving while intoxicated and displaying a fictitious registration plate. He received a $50,000 secured bond and could not be reached for comment.
Tire slashed in Circut Drive lot
An employee reported March 17 at 10:14 a.m. that his tire went flat while he was parked in the Circuit Drive Parking Lot the previous day. When he took the tire for repair, he was told that the side of the tire, valued at $58, was cut.
Cardboard plate taken in Parking Garage 2
A woman reported March 17 at 11:37 a.m. that the temporary registration plate from her vehicle was taken at Parking Garage 2 between 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The value of the plate is $35. The plate, which is made of cardboard, bore the number 14524695.
Purse stolen from Emergency Department
A woman reported March 17 at 2:09 p.m. that someone took her wallet from her purse at the Emergency Department while it was in an unsecured area. Stolen were a blue and brown Vera Bradley wallet, valued at $30, a birth certificate, a N.C. driver's license, a bank card and cash.
Wallet stolen from ED parking lot
A woman reported March 18 at 9:22 p.m. that some time between March 13 and March 18 at the Emergency Department parking lot her wallet was taken from the center console of her vehicle at the ED parking lot. Stolen were a brown leather wallet, valued at $35, a N.C. driver's license, two social security cards, two debit cards, a N.C. DMV Vehicle Registration card and cash.
Lots of loot lifted from vehicles
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It was reported at 2:50 p.m. at the Highway 751 parking lot near the Al Buehler Jogging Trail that three vehicles arrived at the lot at about 2:00 p.m. The drivers left personal property in their cars while using the trail. When they returned, the windows of all three vehicles had been broken out and the property was stolen.
The vehicles were a black 2006 Range Rover, a blue 1990 VW Jetta and a white 1991 Toyota 4Runner. The damage to the vehicles totaled $900.
Stolen were the following items: pair of diamond earrings, valued at $20,000, jewel encrusted Sidekick cell phone, $850, Louis Vitton purse, $1,100, Louis Vitton wallet, $450, Louis Vitton picture holder, $200, Victoria Secret gift card, $60, Barney's of NY gift card, $800, TJ Maxx gift card, $40, debit and Master Cards, $30, two Mont Blanc pens, $400, Canon SD400 digital camera, $500, custom ear phones, $200, Bluetooth headset, $100, black GAP purse, $30, and a blue and silver Samsung cell phone, $200.