The following incidents, arrests, calls for service and citations were reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department between April 22 and May 27. The incident report is listed in chronological order.
CALLS FOR SERVICE
Reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department March 18-April 22.
Agency assist 1
Bomb threat 1
Child abuse or neglect 1
Child molestation 1
Citizen assist 6
Citizen dispute 2
Domestic violence 2
Intoxicated person 1
Lost or found property 3
Malicious mischief 1
Not classified 4
Peddling violation 1
Possession of drupparaphernalia
Property theft 5
Repossession of property 1
Suspicious person/circumstance 7
Traffic accident 1
Traffic hazard 1
Traffic offense 40
Vehicle prowl 4
Welfare check 3
Controlled substance violation 1
Defective muffler 2
Driving without license/ID 5
Expired registration 11
Failure to obey traffic control 1
Failure to secure load 1
Failure to signal 1
Failure to stop/yield at intersection 3
Failure to wear safety belt 5
Ignition interlocks 2
Illegal use of studded tires 2
Liability insurance 33
Licenses and plates required 1
Minor in possession of alcohol 2
Negligent driving 2
No stop lights or turn signal 1
Opening/closing vehicle doors 1
Parking in no parking zone 1
Possession of drug paraphernalia 1
Possession of stolen property 1
Reckless driving 1
Solicitor/peddler license 1
Texting while driving 1
Unsafe/improper backing 1
Use of cell phone 9
Vehicle prowling 1
· Citizen assist – At 9:11 a.m. May 1, LLPD responded to the 2100 block of North Sedge, where a woman was unsettled after a man she had no relationship with outside of church showed up at her place of employment questioning her as to her absence from group activities. The subject proceeded to tell her he missed her, and had contacted her previously through email. The complainant felt unsettled by the situation and wanted to make contact with an officer.
· Credit card fraud, take 2: At 4 p.m. May 1, LLPD received a report of theft from a man who stopped by the police department. He reported his car had been broken into, and a credit card stolen from his wallet. While at the bank canceling the card, he was notified multiple fraudulent purchases had been made. The case was put under investigation.
· Suspicious vehicle – At 4:50 p.m. May 3, LLPD responded to the 19000 block of East Cataldo for a report of a suspicious vehicle. An employee said the vehicle had been parked behind the business and left for two days. After an officer ran the VIN of the vehicle, it was identified as stolen. The owner was contacted and took custody of the vehicle.
· Barking dog – At 2:18 a.m. May 8, LLPD responded to a noise complaint at the 1200 block of North Stevenson. The complainant stated a dog had been barking outside for an hour. The responding officer notified the complainant there was a medical call in progress at the residence, and during that time the dog would be put outside so as to not interfere.
· Suspicious person – At 7:02 p.m. May 8, LLPD responded to the 19000 block of East Cataldo for a suspicious person. Upon arrival, an officer found a man had set up camp behind a building. The subject was warned about camping in a no camping area as well as trespassing and was asked to leave and not return.
· Credit card fraud, take 3: At 7:32 a.m. May 9, LLPD responded to the 23000 block of East Sinto for a vehicle prowl call. The complainant informed the officer upon arrival that among the items stolen from her vehicle were school books, a backpack, her driver's license and a debit card that had already been used at several locations. The car had been left unlocked. The case was put under investigation.
· Unmanned raft – At 6:06 p.m. May 9, LLPD was dispatched to the Spokane River near Harvard for an agency assist. There had been calls of a raft floating down the river with no people in it. An officer was able to intercept the raft and a cooler that had also been floating in the river. Four individuals were identified using personal items from the raft and cooler and contacted about the incident. They said the raft had gotten away from them before they could get in.
· Drug buy – At 1:54 a.m. May 10, LLPD responded to the 1800 block of North Pepper Lane for a suspicious person. Officers learned shortly after the males were involved in a drug buy, and it was being monitored by another agency.
· No credit card fraud – At 10:40 a.m. May 16, a found wallet was delivered to the Liberty Lake Police Department. The owner of the wallet was contacted, retrieved the wallet and stated that nothing was missing.
· Credit card fraud, take 4: At 6:02 p.m. May 16, LLPD responded to the 23000 block of East Desmet for the report of a theft. An officer spoke to a man who reported being a victim of fraud, saying his credit card was used to purchase goods from a media company in Europe. The case was put under investigation.
· Peddling violation – At 7:14 p.m. May 15, a 24-year-old Tacoma man was arrested at Colt Lane and Homestead Road for soliciting without a license. Door-to-door solicitors in the city of Liberty Lake must be licensed by the city and carry with them issued identification that verifies them as such.
· Burglary – At 12:19 p.m. May 17, LLPD was dispatched to the 2300 block of North Madson for a burglary. After speaking with hotel staff, officers located a subject who was thought to be involved in a variety of recent television thefts. He was detained, and the matter is currently being investigated.
· Reckless golf cart driving, take 3 – At 9:04 p.m. May 18, LLPD received a call at the 22000 block of East Prestwick on a report that a golf cart hit a tree near Trailhead Golf Course. An officer made contact with the juveniles driving the golf cart, who indicated they were unharmed. The officer then gave them a copy of the golf cart ordinances for reference.
· Unlawful burning -- At 8:14 p.m. May 19, LLPD received a report of a fire at the 24000 block of East Desmet. Upon arrival in the area, an officer observed a large amount of smoke coming from a yard where yard waste was being burned. An officer made contact with the homeowner and notified them they could not create that amount of smoke. The homeowner agreed to only burn wood.
· Gas theft – At 9:04 p.m. May 23, LLPD responded to a call from the 22000 block of East Appleway that a subject had driven away without paying after pumping $40.45 in gas at the Liberty Lake Cenex. The complainant gave an officer the plate number; however, upon arrival to the subject's home, the vehicle did not fit the description.
· Malicious mischief – At 8:51 p.m. May 24, LLPD was dispatched to the area of North Lakeside and East Valleyway roads for a report that four teenagers were throwing full soda cans at vehicles. Upon arrival, officers spoke to the owner of the residence in which the teens were seen, and all the subjects involved came outside and admitted to throwing the cans but said they were trying to hit a tree and missed. The officers explained reckless endangerment to them and how an injury could occur. No further action was taken as the vehicle had not been hit.
· Domestic dispute – At 8:15 p.m. May 27, LLPD was dispatched to the 1800 block of North Aladdin Road for a domestic dispute in which an ex-husband and boyfriend were arguing while kids were being transferred per a custody agreement. The kids were transferred, and the parties left with no further incident.