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Police Report
12/19/2012 9:41:02 AM

The following incidents, arrests, calls for service and citations were reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department Dec. 10-17.

Incidents and arrests

Collision - At 8:30 a.m. Dec. 10, LLPD was dispatched to a car vs. light pole collision at Harvard and Indiana. The vehicle was northbound on Harvard Road, and it lost control and struck the center median, knocking over a light pole. It was determined the vehicle was driving too fast for road conditions.

False alarm - At 1:40 a.m. Dec. 11, LLPD was dispatched to a residential alarm at the 200 block of North Legacy Ridge Drive. It was determined a false alarm.

Felony arrest - A 19-year-old man listed as a transient was arrested at 10 p.m. Dec. 10 at the 1700 block of North Cavalier Court for outstanding felony arrest warrants, one for theft (second degree) and the other for trafficking stolen property (first degree). He was booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Domestic violence - The LLPD assisted the Spokane County Sheriff's Office at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the 26000 block of East Ante Road on the report of a domestic violence incident. The dispatcher heard what sounded like a struggle, and then another person was on the phone reporting she was hit. The phone was then disconnected, and there was no answer on call back. A female subject was taken into custody by the sheriff's office for domestic violence assault and booked into jail.

Argument - LLPD was dispatched to an argument between two brothers at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 11 at the 23000 block of East Inlet Drive. Despite a report that one of the brothers was threatened with a gun, it was determined nothing physical happened and there was no threat of a gun being used.


Theft - At 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, LLPD received a report of a theft at the 1300 block of North Liberty Lake Road. The complainant reported two subjects entered the store and took a bottle of alcohol from the shelf and fled the store. The subjects were followed by the complainant, who reported a person driving a car pulled up to the entrance and picked up the two suspects as they were followed out of the store. The complainant recorded the vehicle's license plate number, provided a description of the suspects and was making a request to have the video surveillance of the incident copied and given to LLPD. The complainant recognized one of the suspects as a regular at the store. During the investigation, the complainant told police that on Dec. 9, a subject had come into the store and taken some lunch meat and left in the same vehicle that was seen during this incident. Officers were able to run the license plate and find a registered owner of the vehicle. The complainant was shown a picture of the registered owner, and the complainant was able to identify that person as the same subject that had taken the lunch meat and that was driving the car. The case had been assigned to Detective Bourgeois for follow-up investigation.

Threat - At 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, LLPD received a report of a threat at the 1300 block of North Liberty Lake Road. The complainant stated a subject has been coming into the store and threatening customers and employees. The complainant stated the subject, known as "Jason," will come into the store, not buy anything and harass customers. When confronted by the employees, the subject threatened the employees that he was going to call their boss and complain. The subject left the store. The employees requested the subject be trespassed from the store if located. Officers checked the area and could not locate the subject. The complainant was told to call again if he returned to the store.

DUI accident - At 7:15 p.m. Dec. 14, LLPD assisted the Spokane County Sheriff's Office with a one-vehicle rollover collision in the area of Trent and Campbell roads. LLPD was the first to arrive on scene, and a subject was detained for suspicion of DUI before being turned over to the sheriff's office, which took the suspect into custody.

Hit-and-run property damage and pursuit - On Dec. 15, LLPD received a report of a hit and run property damage at the Liberty Lake Zip Trip. A car backed through the parking lot at a high rate of speed into the front of the building, causing damage estimated in excess of $20,000. The suspect then fled the scene in the vehicle. No one was injured. An employee was able to provide a license plate number to police, and the owner stated he loaned the car to a transient who was driving it when the accident occurred. LLPD was able to obtain video surveillance of the incident. Then, at 5:30 a.m. Dec. 16, LLPD was requested to assist the Spokane Valley Police Department with a vehicle pursuit, which turned into a foot pursuit in the area of Progress and 11th. The suspect vehicle in the pursuit was identified as the same vehicle that was involved in the hit-and-run accident at the Zip Trip. The 25-year-old male suspect was located and taken into custody for the pursuit and several outstanding warrants. He refused to answer questions about the hit-and-run. The case has been assigned to Detective Bourgeois for follow-up.

DWLS - LLPD officers made four arrests for driving with a suspended license during the reporting period, including:

- A 19-year-old Springdale man at 10:50 a.m. Dec. 13 at Harvard and Indiana; 
- A 19-year-old Liberty Lake man at 12:10 p.m. Dec. 13 at Appleway and Molter; 
- A 24-year-old Spokane man at 3:50 p.m. Dec. 13 at Mission and Homestead;
- A 26-year-old Puyallup woman at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Country Vista and Mission.

Calls for service
Agency assist 2
Alarm 1
Citizen assist 1
Commercial vehicle inspection 13
Commercial vehicle violation 1
Family fight (non-violent) 1
Fugitive 1
Threatening 1
Traffic accident (hit and run) 1
Traffic offense 4
Vehicle prowl 1
Welfare check 1

Rec of duty status not current 1
Failure to obey traffic control 1
Failure to yield right of way 1
Speeding 6
Failure to wear safety belt 1

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