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Police Report
11/26/2013 2:03:56 PM

The following incidents, arrests, calls for service and citations were among those reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department between Oct. 21 and Nov. 18. The incident report is listed in chronological order. 

Incidents and arrests
Stolen vehicle not stolen - At 9:20 a.m. Oct. 21, LLPD responded to a stolen vehicle at the 22000 block of East Country Vista Drive. The complainant said her vehicle had been stolen from her garage overnight, and an officer took a stolen vehicle report. Later, she called police back and reported her vehicle had been found, as she had forgotten she had parked it in a different part of the parking lot the evening before.

Stolen bicycle - At 9:19 a.m. Oct. 24, LLPD responded to the 19000 block of East Deschutes Avenue on the report that a $2,750 triathlon bicycle had been stolen from an open garage overnight. 

Fake gun - At 2:13 p.m. Oct. 26, LLPD was dispatched to East Country Vista Drive and Pinehurst Lane for a citizen assist. A complainant reported seeing a young man walking down the road with a rifle, so he pulled a pistol on the young man and ordered him to the ground before realizing it was a toy gun. Officers arrived, cleared the scene and contacted the young man's parents. 

Animal cruelty - At 5:32 p.m. Oct. 27, LLPD was dispatched to the 1800 block of North Aladdin Road when a complainant reported finding his cat dead in his front yard after hearing two gunshots. An officer found the cat with a small hole near its right shoulder and no signs of an exit wound. Little information could be gained from talking to neighbors, and a report was taken. 

Night of vehicle prowling - Several vehicles along Settler, Country Vista and Valleyway were broken into overnight between Oct. 26 and 27, and many items were stolen. In all, LLPD reported 10 vehicle prowl incidents in the week of Oct. 21-28. 

Delivery mixup - At 8:11 a.m. Oct. 30, LLPD responded to the 21000 block of East Rockrose Lane after a complainant reported a $1,200 computer was confirmed delivered to his residence, but was stolen from his doorstep. LLPD investigated and learned that the computer was delivered to the complainant's previous address. The delivery service was notified, and the computer was re-routed for delivery. 

Hotel theft - At 8:34 a.m. Oct. 30, LLPD was dispatched to the 1800 block of North Pepper Lane for a theft. A victim reported his window had been broken and an estimated $850 worth of items taken from his vehicle, along with an estimated window replacement cost of $350. 

Malicious mischief - At 6:47 p.m. Nov. 1, LLPD responded to the 22000 block of East Country Vista Drive after a complainant reported her vehicle parked in an open and unassigned parking space had received $500 in damage. The complainant said she had been received notes of a threatening and harassing nature on her vehicle telling her to move from the parking spot. On this day, another note had been accompanied by the damage. Officers took a report, including pictures of the damage. 

Animal problem - At 1:04 p.m. Nov. 5, LLPD responded to an animal problem at the 20000 block of East Nora Avenue. A complainant reported his mother was trapped in her shed by two aggressive dogs. When the officer arrived, the woman had managed to escape, and SCRAPS was en route. 

Vehicle vs. pedestrian accident - At 8:10 p.m. Nov. 5, LLPD responded to the 22000 block of East Appleway Avenue for a traffic accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. Witnesses reported the vehicle entered the crosswalk and hit the pedestrian. The driver reported not seeing the pedestrian until he was hitting the hood of her vehicle. The pedestrian was taken to an area hospital for head trauma.

Burglary - At 1:22 p.m. Nov. 6, LLPD responded to the 200 block of North Chief Garry on the report that a propane heater was stolen overnight from a house under construction.  The heater's estimated replacement cost is $400.

Traffic accident - At 5:39 p.m. Nov. 6, LLPD was dispatched to the 1200 block of North Liberty Lake Road for a traffic accident involving one vehicle, which had become stuck and high-centered on a curb while the complainant attempted to pull out of the Safeway parking lot. There were no injuries or damage done to the vehicle.

Agency assist - At 6:15 p.m. Nov. 6, LLPD responded to the 1200 block of North Fairway Road after receiving information that a possible kidnapping suspect could be hiding out in the area. The resident gave consent for officers to check the home, and after a thorough search of the premises, the resident advised she had been in contact with the suspect via text, but had not spoken to him since.

Bomb threat - At 12:46 p.m. Nov. 10, LLPD was dispatched to the Quality Inn & Suites at the 2300 block of North Madson Road for a bomb threat. A complainant reported that a male called the front desk and said he was going to blow up the hotel. An officer arrived and spoke to the manager, who advised he did not want to evacuate. The officer and manager conducted a walkthrough of the hotel and surrounding area and did not find anything out of place. About an hour later, LLPD was dispatched to the same location after KXLY news received a call from an elderly woman who said she was going to bomb the hotel. More LLPD officers were called, along with several fire units and a Spokane County K9 unit. The building was evacuated and thoroughly inspected. No explosive devices were found, and the scene was cleared. 

Burglary - At 11:37 a.m. Nov. 11, LLPD was dispatched to the 25000 block of East Hawkstone Loop for a residential burglary. A complainant reported a male in his mid 20s entered her residence without permission. He was carrying a large glass bottle, which he struck against the floor while shouting. He proceeded to tell her, "I'm sorry for disrespecting you," before leaving the residence in a truck. The incident was placed under investigation.

Theft - A 24-year-old Spokane man was arrested at 7:09 a.m. Nov. 12 at the intersection of Mission and Holl for theft, two weapons offenses and possession of burglar tools. LLPD contacted the man after receiving a call that there was a suspicious male riding a bicycle next to houses in the area. The officer recognized the man from previous contacts and asked him if he had weapons. He was placed into custody as officer retrieved weapons on his person, including a 12-inch piece of rebar with an axe head on the end, a multi-tool/knife, a crescent wrench, wire cutters and a vice grip. He was then placed under arrest, and responded by telling the officer he was out for a bike ride and was "turning over a new leaf" when he found the tools on the side of the road and was always stopped by officers after he'd picked up such items. He was transported to the county jail, during which time a witness told police a glass vase found in a bag attached to the man's bike had been taken from a nearby porch. 

Domestic violence assault - A 32-year-old Liberty Lake man was arrested at 10:19 a.m. Nov. 12 at the 25000 block of East Hawkstone Loop. An officer contacted the man after an anonymous caller reported an argument at the apartment building. The man reported his girlfriend's son had arrived at the apartment and started to physically assault him, a version of events that was disputed by the woman and her son. Officers determined the man to be the aggressor and placed him under arrest for transport to the Spokane County Jail. At 6:13 p.m. Nov. 13, officers were contacted by a complainant reporting several hundred dollars in drugs and drug paraphernalia found in an apartment connected to the man who had been arrested the previous day. The complainant advised concern that the man would return for the items while they were seeking a protection order. An officer took the evidence to the police department and booked it into an evidence room, advising the complainant to tell the man where he find his belongings if he made contact. 

Calls for service
Reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department Oct. 21-Nov. 18
Agency assist 1
Alarm 2
Animal problem 2
Assault 1
Bomb threat 1
Burglary 3
Burglary tools, poss. 1
Citizen assist 8
Citizen dispute 2
Domestic violence 1
Drug paraphernalia 1
Fraud 1
Fugitive 3
Harassment 1
Intoxicated person 1
Juvenile problem 2
Lost or found property 3
Malicious mischief 2
Not classified 1
Property theft 3
Stolen vehicle 1
Suspicious person/circumstance 3
Traffic accident 2
Traffic offense 20
Vehicle prowl 13
Weapons offense 2

Reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department Oct. 21-Nov. 18
Allow unauthorized to drive 1
Assault IV 1
Blocking traffic at intersection 1
Burglar tools 1
Dangerous weapons 2
Defective brake light/signal 1
Driving without license/ID 2
Expired registration 12
Failure to stop/yield 3
Failure to obey traffic control 1
Failure to wear safety belt 1
Fugitive of the state 1
Ignition interlocks 1
Liability insurance 16
Reckless driving 1
Speeding 16
Texting while driving 1
Theft 1


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