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Police Report
8/29/2014 11:59:29 AM

The following incidents and arrests were among those reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department from July 21 to Aug. 25.

Incidents and arrests
Fraud - At 5:55 p.m. July 23, LLPD received a report of fraud at the 1100 block of North Homestead Drive. Complainant reported she was contacted by a man claiming to be a special agent for the IRS who advised she and her husband had been audited and found to owe $5,888 in back taxes, which would need to be paid immediately in order to prevent incarceration. The complainant was instructed to put the funds on reloadit cards and give the "special agent" the card numbers so he could retrieve the funds. The complainant did so, purchasing a total of seven cards holding $950 each. After giving the "agent" this information, he instructed her to put another $8,000 on reloadit cards in order to stop the warrants for her and her husband's arrest that had already been issued. She purchased another eight reloadit cards and loaded $8,000 on them before furnishing the information to the agent. When an officer tried to contact the number provided by the "special agent," he reached a generic voicemail. When he reached the reloadit card services number, he was advised the funds had already been drained from the cards. In total, she lost $13,888.

Alcohol theft - At 12:26 p.m. July 25, LLPD responded to the 1200 block of North Liberty Lake Road for a theft. Complainant reported a male had run out of the store and gotten into a vehicle after stealing $115.77 in alcohol. 

Malicious mischief - A 30-year-old Liberty Lake man was arrested at 3:38 p.m. July 26 at Aladdin and Mission roads after reportedly becoming upset after his girlfriend started moving items out of the location as she was leaving. He allegedly threw a bottle at the windshield of her vehicle, causing it to break. He was booked into the Spokane County Jail on the charges, and was arrested again at noon Aug. 2 at the 1600 block of North Aladdin Road for violation of a court order. 

Trespassing - A 35-year-old Yakima man was arrested at 7:22 a.m. July 30 at the 18000 block of East Boone Avenue for criminal trespass and possession of stolen property. An officer observed the man at a location with a "for rent" sign in the front yard where he proceeded to pick up a backpack full of items from near the garage. Upon contact, he dropped his bag, which spilled open revealing tools and other miscellaneous items. It was found the bicycle the man was riding had been stolen earlier this year and was reported at an estimated $600 loss at the time.

Another theft - At 9:56 a.m. Aug. 2, LLPD responded to the 1200 block of North Liberty Lake Road for a theft. A female was seen leaving the store with approximately $380.18 in goods. An employee chased the subject down the roadway, but lost sight of her near the Home Depot parking lot. The subject was known to law enforcement, however, and contact was made at her residence. The subject advised law enforcement she would come into the department to turn herself in; however, she did not do so, so charges were forwarded to the prosecutor.

Alcohol theft arrest - A 55-year-old Spokane Valley man was arrested at 7:53 a.m. Aug. 3 at the 1200 block of North Liberty Lake Road for theft, third degree. He was apprehended after leaving the store with approximately $376.97 in alcohol and other goods and was booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Violation of order - A 29-year-old Spokane Valley man was arrested at 11:07 a.m. Aug. 5 at the 24000 block of East Spotted Owl Lane for violation of a no contact order. Officers arrived at the residence and asked the petitioner of a court order if the man was in the residence, to which she stated he was not. When asked if they could check the residence, the petitioner allowed the officers to come inside and look around. After reminding the petitioner the order was in place for her protection, she admitted to lying to officers and said the man was down the hall. He was found in a closet hiding under a blanket. He was arrested for violating a no contact order and booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Blocking vehicle - At 5:26 p.m. Aug. 5, LLPD responded to East Country Vista Drive and North Liberty Lake Road for a blocking vehicle. An officer observed the vehicle was abandoned in the left turn lane of the road. A male approached the officer and said the registered owner's brother had ran towards him, handed him the keys to the vehicle, and asked that he try and start the vehicle as it died on him. The officer made contact with the registered owner and told him to retrieve the vehicle before it was towed. After a period of time had passed, the registered owner was contacted again to retrieve the vehicle, but never came so the vehicle was towed.

Assault and robbery - A 19-year-old Spokane man was arrested at 6:48 p.m. Aug. 7 at the 1200 block of North Liberty Lake Road for second degree robbery and assault. Officers responded to a report that three males were involved in the theft of alcohol from the store, and it was determined by officers that the arrested man had assaulted an employee who was calling 911 after a struggle with the manager on the ground. The man was booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Theft and chase - At 11:02 p.m. Aug. 8, LLPD responded to the 1200 block of North Liberty Lake Road for a theft. Officers arrived on scene to find the vehicle with the suspect and passenger inside fleeing from the scene toward a local business. The vehicle then jumped the curb, traveling over grass and into the roadway, where it continued towards Otis Orchards. The driver was given multiple directives to stop the vehicle. However, he proceeded to travel on the roadway at speeds of 85 mph. When the vehicle came to a stop, both the driver and passenger fled on foot. The passenger was later apprehended by officers. It was determined he was not involved in the theft, nor had any control over the driver during the chase, and was released. The driver, known only as "East," was still being sought.

Transient camp - At 4:01 p.m. Aug. 12, LLPD responded to East Country Vista Drive and North Henry Road for destruction of property and vandalism. A complainant reported a transient camp had been erected near the substation near that intersection, and there was clothing, papers and graffiti on the metal compartments. LLPD said officers will be patrolling this area frequently.

Drug arrest - A 50-year-old Spokane Valley woman was arrested at 7:43 p.m. Aug. 13 at the 1300 block of North Liberty Lake Road for drug possession and a warrant. Officers made contact with the occupants of a vehicle after it was reported as suspicious. It was learned through speaking with one of the male subjects involved that the female occupant provided false information to officers. She reportedly placed a baggie of heroin down the front of her pants prior to officer contact. She was transported to Spokane County Jail and booked on an outstanding warrant. While at the jail, they conducted a thorough search of her person, which revealed she had hid a small bag of heroin in her groin area.

Warrant arrest - A 37-year-old Spokane man was arrested at 12:18 a.m. Aug. 14 at the 22000 block of East Appleway Avenue on multiple warrants. A complainant called to report a suspicious vehicle had been parked in the lot at the location for close to three hours. Officers arrived and spoke to the driver, who said she didn't want to leave with the passenger as she felt concerned for her safety, so had pulled over into a public place. The passenger was found to have warrants for false statements, obstructing law enforcement and domestic violence harassment. He was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Alcohol theft and threat - At 10:29 p.m. Aug. 18, LLPD responded to the 1200 block of North Liberty Lake Road for a robbery. A complainant reported a female had put a $7.99 bottle of alcohol in her purse and tried to leave the store. When she was stopped, a male came up to the complainant and hit him in the head with a bottle before saying, "You're lucky I don't have a gun." Both subjects were able to flee; however, the surveillance footage was forwarded for follow-up.

Calls for service
Reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department July 21 to Aug. 25 
Abandoned vehicle 1
Agency assist 2
Alarm 7
Animal problem 1
Assault 2
Child abuse or neglect 1
Citizen assist 4
Citizen dispute 1
Counterfeiting/forgery 1
Deceased person 2
Disorderly conduct 1
Domestic violence 1
Drug possession 1
Fraud 1
Fugitive 5
Harassment 2
Juvenile runaway 1
Lost or found property 7
Malicious mischief 2
Message delivered 2
Missing person 1
Not classified 6
Property damage 2
Property theft 11
Possession of stolen property 1
Robbery 2
Suspicious person/circumstance 6
Traffic accident 6
Traffic offense 15
Trespassing 2
Vehicle prowl 3
Vehicle theft 2
Violation of court order 3
Welfare check 5

Reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department July 21 to Aug. 25
Assault 1
Criminal trespass 1
Driving without license 2
Expired registration 5
Failure to use child restraint 1
Failure to yield 1
Following too close 1
Ignition interlocks 1
Improper pass on left 1
Liability insurance 5
Malicious mischief 1
Minor in poss/control alcohol 2
No splash aprons/fenders 1
Passing in no passing zone 1
Speeding 19
Theft 2
Use of cell phone 5
Violation of protection order 1


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