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.
· Harrassment – At 12:40 p.m. April 23, LLPD was dispatched to the 19000 block of East Cataldo where a woman reported she had been harassed by a man who frequented the HUB Sports Center. The complainant stated that on multiple occasions the subject's behavior had bothered her, and recently he made her feel so uncomfortable with his advancements she wanted to file a report on the incident. The officer spoke to the subject and informed him he could have been arrested were it not for the complainant's not wanting to press charges.
· Reckless golf cart driving – At 6:09 p.m. April 26, LLPD responded to the 1300 block of North Liberty Lake Road for a reckless driver. Officers made contact with a minor driving a golf cart full of other juveniles, two of which had fallen out while the cart was in motion. The subject's parent was contacted, and both were notified of the laws for golf cart use.
· Gas theft – At 6:13 a.m. April 29, LLPD responded to the 22000 block of East Appleway for a theft. Upon arrival, the detective was informed by staff that the previous evening, a vehicle had pulled into the gas station and two subjects, a man and woman, had stolen a large volume of gasoline. It was later discovered that the man and woman were the same subjects wanted for an Amber Alert and had been taken into custody in Fife, Wash., that same morning.
· Vandalism – At 4:11 p.m. April 29, LLPD responded to the 24000 block of East Boone for a suspicious circumstance. The complainant reported the pump house had been vandalized over the weekend, and someone had tried to gain entrance to the facility by breaking the lock. However, they were unsuccessful.
· Reckless golf cart driving, take 2 -- At 6:14 p.m. April 29, LLPD responded to a report of two juveniles recklessly driving a golf cart through Pavillion Park. Upon arrival, the officer contacted the complainant, who had acquired the golf cart keys. The officer located a juvenile in the skate park who said two men took the golf cart from him and described both males. Keys to the cart were then given to the owner upon his arrival.
· Suspicious circumstance – At 8:20 p.m. April 30, LLPD was dispatched to the 2000 block of South Liberty Drive for a suspicious circumstance. Upon arrival, an officer was told a male and female had been banging on the front door of the complainant's home. The subjects did not identify themselves nor did they indicate what they wanted. The complainant did not open the door and advised the two subjects he had a gun, at which point, they left the premises. The officer was unable to locate the subjects.
· Credit card fraud – At 10 p.m. April 30, LLPD received a call regarding a theft that took place at the 1300 block of North Liberty Lake Road. The complainant told an officer he believed his wallet had been stolen either at the checkout, or in the parking lot of Albertsons. When the complainant arrived at his vehicle after shopping, he realized his wallet was missing but was unable to locate it after going back into the store. Shortly after, two fraudulent charges were made to one of the complainant's credit cards. The case was put under investigation.
· 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.