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Police Report
3/27/2013 1:21:18 PM

The following incidents and arrests were among those reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department between Feb. 25 and March 18.

DV or not DV - At 11:40 a.m. Feb. 25, LLPD was dispatched to a suspected domestic violence incident at the 25000 block of East Hawkstone Loop on report of yelling and the sound of something  being kicked around in an apartment. Upon arrival, officers did not locate anyone at the apartment and later determined that the people who live in the apartment were out of town.

Missing TVs - At 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25, LLPD received a report of a theft of three 60-inch Panasonic Led flat-screen televisions from the 2300 block of North Molter Road. The complainant said the TVs were taken sometime over the weekend from the business' downstairs office, which is currently being remodeled. Officers spoke to the contractors working on the remodel, and they stated they did not take the televisions. The case was assigned to Detective Ray Bourgeois.

Vehicle on fire - At 8:15 p.m. Feb. 26, LLPD received a report of a vehicle that was on fire at the intersection of Appleway and Liberty Lake roads. Upon arrival, officers observed a vehicle parked on the shoulder of the road with the hazard lights on and a woman walking toward Walgreens. The woman stated her car's engine had blown up and she was making arrangements to have the vehicle towed.

Vehicle prowl - At 9 a.m. Feb. 27, LLPD received a report of a vehicle prowling incident at the 1800 block of North Pepper Lane. The complainant reported that the front passenger window of the vehicle was broken while parked at the hotel overnight, and $320 in sales samples were taken. While taking the report, officers were contacted by another subject at the hotel stating her vehicle was also broken into overnight while parked in the parking lot. In this case, the passenger window was also broken out, but nothing was taken from the vehicle.

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Suspicious circumstances - At 1:15 a.m. Feb. 28, LLPD received a report of suspicious circumstances in the area of Country Vista Drive and Eagle Bend Lane. The officers observed a dark blue Blazer driving on Country Vista. When the driver saw the officer, the vehicle quickly turned down a side street, parked the car and the driver and passenger got out of the vehicle and walked away from the area. The officers contacted the subjects, who both had extensive history for burglary and theft. Officers located several open garage doors in the area where the subjects were contacted but contacted the homeowners and determined nothing was missing. Both subjects were released.

Fraud and vehicle theft - At 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28, LLPD received a report of a fraud and three counts of vehicle theft at the 21500 block of East George Gee. The complainant stated several vehicle transactions were conducted via email and online through several auto auction companies, with the cars to be delivered to Jacksonville, Fla. When the subject whose name was provided making the transactions received a letter from a bank stating it would not finance the vehicles he was purchasing, he immediately called the dealership and advised he did not have any knowledge of the purchases being made. The three vehicles were delivered to Florida. All three cars were entered into the system as stolen, and the case was assigned to Detective Bourgeois. A copy of the case was also provided to the Jacksonville Police Department.

DUI/DV arrest - A 48-year-old Spokane Valley man was arrested at 6:10 p.m. March 1 at Mission and Harvard for DUI. LLPD was requested to assist the Spokane County Sheriff's Office with a domestic violence call involving a weapon at the 23000 block of East Euclid. While in route, LLPD located and stopped the fleeing suspect's vehicle at Harvard and Mission. During the investigation, it was determined the driver was DUI. The Sheriff's Office also determined that it had probable cause to arrest the subject for the domestic violence assault. He was taken into custody and booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Vehicle prowls - A pair of 15-year-old boys, one from Liberty Lake the other from Spokane Valley, were arrested at 11:40 p.m. March 2 in the area of Homestead and Knudson for vehicle prowling, theft and possession of stolen property. Officers were dispatched to the area of the 500 block of North Homestead after being advised that a male subject dressed in all black was attempting to steal a golf cart and had entered several parked cars in the area. When the officers arrived on scene, they observed a citizen running the street carrying a handgun. That subject told officers he was chasing one of the suspects breaking into vehicles. He told officers he had witnessed the suspect running from the area of the crime carrying items stolen from a vehicle in his hands. He also advised that there was another suspect involved who was driving a small black car that was now parked in a secluded area of Colony Court and Knudson. Officers located the car and saw it was occupied by a male subject dressed in dark clothing who was laying in the back of the car in a fetal position. Officers detained the boy, who agreed to talk to officers. He stated he was involved in several vehicle prowls in the area, and he identified his accomplice, who allegedly tried to get back into his car to escape but was unable to do so and fled the area on foot. The boy told officers his friend was carrying items in his hand that he had taken from one of the vehicles. Officers obtained an address for the other juvenile in Liberty Lake and located him at his house. He agreed to talk to police and told the officers he and his friend had planned to commit thefts that night by breaking into cars. He admitted to entering several unlocked cars and stealing two Garmin GPS units and jewelry. He also admitted to attempting to steal a golf cart. The subject told officers he had hidden the items behind a fence in the area of Colony Court after being chased by one of the victims. Officers went to the location and recovered the items. Officers were able to locate the owners of the GPS units, but not the jewelry. The suspect told the officers he entered so many vehicles he could not remember which car he tool the jewelry out of. Both subjects were released into the custody of their parents, and a charging request was sent to the juvenile prosecutor's office.

Lookalike weapon - At 3:05 p.m. March 3, LLPD was dispatched to a person with a weapon call at the 20000 block of East Indiana Avenue. The complainant reported he saw three teenage male subjects walking in the area carrying rifles. The subjects were contacted, and it was determined they were carrying airsoft rifles. They were warned.

Back to jail - A 44-year-old Liberty Lake man was arrested at 4:30 p.m. March 4 at the 1400 block of North Aladdin Road for possession of stolen property - this following a Feb. 23 LLPD arrest for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. During the Feb. 23 arrest, the officer observed credit cards in the man's wallet with a different name on it. The case was referred to Detective Ray Bourgeois. While following up on the case, Bourgeois determined the credit cards were stolen out of Spokane Valley. He contacted the man, who had already been released from jail, and was told the credit cards had belonged to a friend of his who lost the cards in his car months ago, and he put them in his wallet. Bourgeois contacted the victim, who stated she does not know the man who was arrested and that she had never been in his car. She said the cards were stolen during a Jan. 31 visit to the Spokane Valley Mall. The Liberty Lake man was then re-contacted and arrested for possession of stolen property and booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Party theft - At 7 p.m. March 5, LLPD was dispatched to the 21000 block of East Mill River Lane for a report of a theft. The complainant told police that before a Feb. 24 party at his house that was attended by several people he did not know, he had a watch and $550 in cash on his dresser. The items were now missing. The complainant provided some of the names of guests at his party, and the watch was entered into the computer system as stolen.

Domestic violence arrest - A 52-year-old Liberty Lake man was arrested at 5:45 p.m. March 6 at the 22800 block of East Country Vista Drive for malicious mischief third degree domestic violence. Officers were dispatched to the location after a caller told 911 about sounds of people screaming and someone saying "please stop" heard from another apartment. Upon arrival, officers were told there was an argument and a mention of a handgun being involved. Officers entered the apartment, observing a broken lamp on the floor, and talked to the man and his wife. The man told officers he broke the lamp because he was mad, and when questioned about the gun, he told the officer he was going to "take his life." His wife reportedly hid the handgun during the dispute, and officers retrieved it later from a vehicle outside. The man was transported to the Spokane County Jail.

Dangerous weapon - A 23-year-old Spokane Valley man was arrested at 8:30 p.m. March 6 at Appleway and Broadway for possession of a dangerous weapon. While assisting the Spokane Valley Police Department with a traffic stop in the area, the officer heard a male subject yelling profanities at a passing vehicle, while crossing the street in the middle of the block. The officer contacted the man, who he recognized from previous contacts, and asked if he had any weapons on him. The man told the officer he had an expandable club and a knife in his pocket. The officer located the expandable club in the right sleeve of his jacket. The man was issued a criminal citation for possession of a dangerous weapon.

Not a gun - At 11:25 a.m. March 8, LLPD was requested to assist the Spokane County Sheriff's Office with a suspicious circumstances call at the 500 block of North Hodges. The complainant reported he observed a male subject wrap up a gun in a blanket and place it in the trunk of a car. Officers arrived on scene to investigate and determined the item placed in the trunk was a metal detector.

Suspicious circumstances - At 1:45 p.m. March 9, LLPD was dispatched to a suspicious circumstances call at the 700 block of North Molter Road. The complainant reported a female on the ground near the walking path on the south end of the park and a male subject standing over her. The witness asked if there was something wrong, and the male subject said everything was fine. When officers arrived on scene, the subjects were gone.

Suspicious person - At 12:45 p.m. March 13, LLPD received a report of a suspicious person at the 1300 block of North Liberty Lake Road. A man was observed loitering in the area and digging.

Calls for service
Reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department Feb. 25-March 18

Abandoned vehicle 1
Agency assist 5
Animal problem 1
Alarm 2
Citizen assist 4
Deceased person 1
Domestic violence 2
DUI 1
Failure to appear 1
Fraud 1
Fugitive 1
Harassment 1
Juvenile problem 3
Lost or found property 1
Malicious mischief 2
Property theft 2
Suspicious person/circumstance 10
Threatening 3
Traffic accident 1
Traffic offense 19
Trespassing 1
Vehicle prowl 4
Welfare check 5

Citations
Reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department Feb. 25-March 18

Dangerous weapons 1
Defective muffler 1
Disabled parking 1
Driving without license/ID 1
DUI 3
DWLS 17
Failure to stop/yield at intersection 1
Failure to yield left turn 2
Following too close 2
Ignition interlocks 2
Improper pass at curve 1
Improper signal 1
Liability insurance 11
License and plates required 4
Malicious mischief 1
No splash aprons/fenders 1
Speeding 17
Use of cell phone 1


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