7/30/2014 9:06:43 AM
The following incidents and arrests were among those reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department from June 23 to July 21. The report is listed in chronological order.
Incidents and arrests
• Stolen items - At 9:40 a.m. June 26, LLPD responded to the 24000 block of East Spotted Owl Lane for a citizen contact. The complainant reported his mother's car had been stolen. The registered owner of the vehicle said she would check into the matter when she arrived home from traveling and contact LLPD if a report needed to be taken. At 10:35 a.m. June 27, LLPD took a report from the mother in this incident who reported she and her son had located the vehicle in the Walmart parking lot. She wanted to report other items had been stolen from the home also: a flat-screen television, an Xbox and two red suitcases. While making the report, the officer observed the son was texting a person who had dropped the vehicle off in the Walmart parking lot and asked if he could view the text message. The officer then observed text messages indicative of the son knowing and giving permission for the "friend" to take the vehicle and items. After this information was given to the complainant, the subject requested his phone back immediately, and the officer gave it to him. The TV was located at an area pawn shop and a "hold" was placed on the item. The incident was passed on to the detective for further follow up.
• Jewelry theft - At 10:20 a.m. June 26, LLPD took a report from the 1400 block of North Murray Lane for theft. The complainant reported $9,173.55 in jewelry was stolen from his home. He reported the home is currently for sale and there have been over 34 showings by Realtors. The complainant believes that during one of those showings, the theft occurred.
• Stolen vehicle not stolen - At 6:46 p.m. June 27, LLPD observed a stolen vehicle traveling eastbound into Idaho. The officer conducted a felony stop along with two Post Falls officers, and it was learned the vehicle had been sold by the registered owner to the occupants, but never reported found to law enforcement. The occupants were released without incident.
• Stolen vehicle - At 8:14 a.m. June 30, LLPD responded to the 22000 block of East Country Vista Drive for a vehicle theft. The complainant reported her vehicle was stolen sometime during the night by an unknown person.
• Stolen camper - At 6:20 p.m. July 2, LLPD responded to the 19000 block of East Cataldo Avenue for a theft. The complainant reported someone had stolen a camper sitting out on the grass near the roadway sometime between June 30 and July 1. A report of the incident was taken.
• Welfare check - At 7:20 a.m. July 2, LLPD responded to the intersection of East Mission Avenue and North Signal Road for a welfare check. The officer made contact with a man who was taking a nap on his scooter. The man was OK and on his way home.
• Suspicious person - At 2:21 a.m. July 3, LLPD responded to the 22000 block of East Country Vista Drive for a suspicious person. The complainant reported a male subject unknown to him was knocking on his door looking for "Ian." An officer made contact with the subject, who was highly intoxicated and was looking for his sister's apartment. The officer gave him a courtesy ride.
• Stolen flag - At 1:45 p.m. July 3, LLPD received a report of theft from the 22000 block of East Country Vista Drive. The complainant reported her flag along with the pole was stolen from her yard. The estimated value of the items is $100.
• Stolen bicycle - At 1:48 p.m. July 3, LLPD received a report of theft at the 23000 block of East Boone Avenue. The complainant reported their child's bike was stolen from Liberty Lake Elementary between June 6 and June 8. The estimated value of the bicycle is $250.
• Theft - At 4:47 p.m. July 6, LLPD responded to the 2700 block of North Harvard Road for a theft. The complainant reported that someone had broken the rear window out of his truck and taken a backpack inside the vehicle with contents totaling $500. The complainant later made contact with police to report two females had made contact with him and advised they found his backpack as they walked by the dumpster at T.J.Maxx near the Spokane Valley Mall. They thought it odd that a brand new backpack would be in the garbage. An officer arrived on scene and asked the complainant to look through the backpack and take an account of what items were still missing. A Garmin GPS, driver's license, debit card and a SIM card were still missing - a total loss of close to $300, along with the additional cost of repairing the window.
• Fraud - At 3 p.m. July 9, LLPD responded to the 21000 block of East George Gee Avenue for a fraud. The complainant reported that a man by the name of "Burke" had called from Kentucky and ordered parts totaling $1,779. The parts were picked up by a courier prior to the business finding out the credit card information given was invalid. "Burke" made contact with the dealer again a few days later and ordered $3,778 in parts, giving another credit card number. Calls to "Burke" were not answered, and the incident was referred to the detective.
• Indecent exposure - At 3:14 p.m. July 9, LLPD responded to an indecent exposure call at the Stateline dog park. A male called to report that while walking his dog in the park, he was approached by several men requesting sexual favors; he then witnessed two men engaged in oral sex in the park. Officers arrived, but the male had told the subjects he was calling 911, so they fled. The man was able to get a list of license plate numbers which were furnished to law enforcement.
• Car fire - At 5:54 p.m. July 10, LLPD responded to a fire at North Lakeside Road and North Bella Lago Lane. The complainant reported his car felt like it was running funny, so he pulled it over to the side of the road. The vehicle then caught fire and began to lurch forward. The complainant employed the parking brake and called 911. Unfortunately, the fire had expanded to the entire engine compartment; the vehicle was a total loss.
• Fireworks - At 11:54 p.m. July 10, LLPD responded to the 24000 block of East Sprague Avenue for fireworks. The complainant reported teenagers were at the golf course setting off fireworks. Two male subjects were contacted, but neither had lighters or matches on their person.
• Welfare check - At 4:18 a.m. July 11, LLPD responded to Appleway Avenue and North Liberty Lake Road for a welfare check. A male subject was seen lying on the ground outside of the location. Upon contact, the officer learned the subject had been in contact with the police department multiple times over the course of the previous week in regards to finding help to get home to Oklahoma. Police made several calls to area resources in regards to his request and learned the subject had either exhausted those resources offered to him or been kicked out of various facilities. While still on the contact, the officer learned there was a protection order that needed to be served on the subject. The subject was served, and information on shelters was given to him.
• Noise complaint - At 4:30 p.m. July 11, LLPD responded to a noise complaint at the 1400 block of North Cavalier Court. The complainant reported that earlier a neighbor had reported going into the home and observing two teen girls naked on the couch. Officers arrived at the location and spoke with a subject who reported he runs a 12-step program from his home for kids trying to get off drugs. Officers observed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the location. The subject then reported he smokes for medical reasons and had just self-medicated. The complainant was concerned as young kids are coming and going from the location. The case was forwarded to the detective for follow up.
• Hit and run - At 1 a.m. July 13, LLPD responded to Country Vista Drive and North Henry Road for a hit and run. Witnesses reported a silver passenger car had struck a street sign causing damage and continued driving down Country Vista. When an officer arrived on scene, he observed damage to signs and a post. The vehicle was later located on the side of the road with a blown-out tire. The officer made contact with the agency responsible for the vehicle, a dealership in Pullman, who reported they were unsure who was driving the vehicle.
• Gas theft - At 5:26 a.m. July 15, LLPD responded to the 22000 block of East Appleway Avenue for a theft. The complainant reported a gas theft had occurred. An officer arrived and made contact with a male sleeping in his vehicle. The male subject was observed to smell of marijuana. When asked about the gas, the subject reported his friend had pumped too much gas and then left. The officer advised the subject if he did not pay for the gas, he would be cited for theft. The subject left his vehicle with the store clerk with the promise of returning with the funds. After a short period, the subject returned to the location with a check for $400 and indicated he needed the vehicle to cash the check and return with the money to pay for the fuel. The subject did not return, and charges will be forwarded for theft.
• Agency assist - At 8:35 a.m. July 19, LLPD responded to an agency assist at Barker Road and Alki Avenue. The complainant reported his bicycle had been stolen by a female walking a pit bull on a pink leash. The girl was seen riding the bicycle with the dog a short time later. Another agency was called to assist as there was a pit bull. The female ran out of the residence where the officers located her, and her dog charged the LLPD officer two times. Both times, the officer kicked the dog in the jaw and head. The female was directed to call her dog, which she did before being arrested by the other responding agency.
Calls for service
Reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department June 23-July 21
Agency assist 3
Alcohol offense 1
Citizen assist 6
Citizen dispute 2
Custodial interference 2
Deceased person 2
Disorderly conduct 1
Domestic violence 1
Indecent exposure 1
Juvenile problem 1
Juvenile runaway 3
Malicious mischief 1
Missing person 2
Not classified 9
Obstructing justice 1
Property theft 11
Recovered stolen property 2
Suspicious person/circumstance 6
Traffic accident 6
Traffic offense 12
Vehicle prowl 1
Vehicle theft 1
Violation of court order 2
Welfare check 4
Reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department June 23-July 21
Assault IV 1
Defective muffler 2
Driving with wheels off road 2
Expired registration 2
Failure to stop/yield 1
False reporting 1
Improper lane usage 1
Improper pass on left 1
Liability insurance 13
Making false statement 1
Malicious mischief 1
Minor in possession of alcohol 2
Misuse of license/ID 1
Obstructing law enforcement 1
Parking in no parking zone 1
Parking on bike path 1
Physical control 1
Reckless driving 1
Underage operation of golf cart 2
Violation of protection order 2