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Police Report
9/26/2012 9:56:06 AM

The following incidents, arrests, calls for service and citations were reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department Sept. 17-24.

Incidents and arrests

Argument - At 8:50 p.m. Sept. 18, police were dispatched to a report of a man and woman yelling at each other at the 22800 block of East Country Vista Drive. Upon arrival, officers learned one of the parties left and determined the argument was verbal only and no crime occurred.

Warrant arrest - A 39-year-old Spokane Valley man was arrested at 12:45 p.m. Sept. 18 at the 23000 block of East Mission Avenue for an outstanding arrest warrant for assault 4th degree.  The subject was booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Report turns into warrant arrest - A 51-year-old Liberty Lake man calling to report harassment was arrested at 11:55 p.m. Sept. 19 at the 23000 block of East Colt Lane for an outstanding felony warrant for second degree assault and first degree malicious mischief.  An officer in route to the harassment call was advised by dispatch that the man reporting the incident had the outstanding warrant.  Upon arrival, the officer first determined the harassment being reported occurred within the city of Spokane jurisdiction and advised him how to report the incident to the Spokane Police Department. The subject was then taken into custody for the arrest warrant and booked into the county jail.

Theft - At 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18, LLPD was dispatched to a theft at the 22100 block of East Country Vista Drive. The complainant reported that two women and one man came into the business and were looking at glasses. The complainant did not recognize the subjects as customers of the business, and when the suspects left, the complainant noticed eight pairs of glasses valued at approximately $1,200 were missing.


Wire theft - At 11 a.m. Sept. 19, LLPD received report of a theft of wire at the 1900 block of North Harvard Road. LLPD received a call from the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District that someone had cut the fence and entered the property and then cut another fence surrounding the cell phone tower on the property and took wires from the building. The officer contacted the cell phone tower operator and advised them of the theft.

Welfare check finds injuries - At 10:15 p.m. Sept. 19, LLPD was dispatched to a welfare check at the 21500 block of East Bitterroot Lane. Dispatch advised the officers that a 911 call from a cell phone in the area from a male subject stated he had an emergency situation and could not stay on the phone. The dispatcher then heard a subject scream, and the phone was disconnected. 911 attempted to call back but did not get a response. The officers arrived in the area and did not hear or see anything but remembered being dispatched to a call a couple of weeks prior in the same area for an extremely intoxicated subject. The officers went to that address and observed the door open and a male subject inside had blood all over his face, shirt, neck, hands and arms. The subject told the officers he had fallen down. Medics arrived on scene to treat the subject for his injuries. The officers located numerous containers of alcohol all over the apartment. The subject was transported to the hospital for his facial injuries received by falling face-first into the floor of the apartment. He was also going to be treated for his alcohol consumption.  

Domestic violence - At 3:35 a.m. Sept. 20, LLPD was dispatched to a domestic violence incident at the 25000 block of East Hawkstone Loop. The complainant advised he witnessed a male subject kick in the door of a neighboring apartment and go inside. He then heard an argument, and the same subject then left the apartment and got into a silver vehicle and drove out of the complex. Officers contacted the complainant, and he stated he recognized the subject as the boyfriend or husband of the female that lives in the complex. The officers were able to find out what apartment the incident occurred at. The officers contacted a female subject at the apartment. The officers noticed the door jam to the apartment was broken off and lying on the floor, and the wood around the lock was cracked. The female subject stated she was involved in an argument with her boyfriend, a 36-year-old Spokane man, earlier in the evening at a bar. They returned to the apartment and continued to argue. When the boyfriend left the apartment, she locked the door behind him.  He returned knocking on the door because he had left his keys inside the apartment. The female stated she did not answer the door, and the boyfriend broke down the door and grabbed his keys and left in his car. An officer called the boyfriend, who admitted to breaking into the apartment to get his keys. The officers tried to set up a meeting the the man, but he said he couldn't meet them because he would be arrested of DUI.  The officers told the boyfriend they would be requesting a warrant for his arrest for domestic violence malicious mischief. He told the officers he understood and would tell his side of the story in court. A warrant has been requested for the boyfriend's arrest on malicious mischief 3rd degree domestic violence.

Identity theft - At 1:45 p.m. Sept. 20, LLPD received report of an identity theft/fraud at the 1400 block of North Liberty Lake Road. LLPD learned from the Post Falls Police Department that it was investigating an unlawful issuance of bank checks. Their suspect had used a counterfeit check to open a checking account in Liberty Lake. Temporary checks were issued on that account, and those checks were passed in Idaho. It was determined the suspect had provided a false social security number and driver's license while setting up the bank account, using the identity of an unaware Spokane Valley resident. A suspect in the case has been identified authorities are working to complete the case and locate the suspect.

Car vs. building - At 10:15 a.m. Sept. 20, LLPD was dispatched to a car vs. building collision at the 1300 block of North Stanford Lane. As the vehicle pulled into the parking lot of the Rockwood Clinic, the driver accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake, causing the vehicle to jump over the curb. The car hit the west wall of the building, causing the wall to cave in under a window. The front of the vehicle was also damaged. No injuries were reported.

Car vs. car - At 5:45 p.m. Sept. 20, LLPD was dispatched to a two-car non-injury collision in the area of Liberty Lake Road and Inlet Drive. The at-fault driver was issued an infraction for following too close.

Car vs. light pole - At 4 a.m. Sept. 23, LLPD was dispatched to a car vs. light pole collision at the 21000 block of East Country Vista Drive. The driver, who said she fell asleep, drove off the roadway, over the curb and struck a light pole. She was issued an infraction for driving with wheels off the roadway.

Fraud/theft - At 11 a.m. Sept. 21, LLPD was advised of a fraud/theft incident at the 1300 block of North Liberty Lake Road. The complainant told police he answered a Craigslist ad where a Morgan Silver Dollar was listed for sale. The complainant stated he met the seller in the parking lot of Starbucks and purchased the silver dollar from the seller for $2,500 cash. On Sept. 20, the complainant had the coin appraised and was told it was a fake and had no value. The complainant was able to provide some information to the police on the seller. During the investigation, officers were able to locate a possible suspect with an address in Lewiston, Idaho.  Officers contacted the Lewiston Police Department and learned the suspect was booked into jail on unrelated charges. LPD provided a booking photo of the subject and phone numbers that were associated with his name. One of the phone numbers matched a number that was provided by the suspect to the victim for contact. The booking photo matched the description of the suspect described by the victim. The case has been assigned to Detective Bourgeois for further investigation.

Suspicious vehicle/warrant - At 9:30 p.m. Sept. 23, LLPD was advised of a suspicious vehicle at the 20000 block of East Glenbrook. The complainant reported that a truck drove up a dirt road on top of a hill and parked with its lights off. Officers located the vehicle and contacted the driver, who stated he pulled into the area to make a phone call. It was determined the subject had an outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrant but could not be booked into the jail due to the jail being on emergency booking status only.

Protection order violation - At 9 a.m. Sept. 23, LLPD was advised of a protection order violation at the 25000 block of East Hawkstone Loop.  The complainant reported her ex-boyfriend is violating a restraining order she has against him by sending her text and Facebook messages.  The suspect is a transient and lives in California. The report is being forwarded to the Marin County Sheriff's Office and Solano County Sheriff's Office in California.

Vehicle prowl - At 3 p.m. Sept. 21, LLPD was dispatched to a vehicle prowl that occurred sometime during the prior evening at the 1900 block of North Aladdin Road. The complainant reported that unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle while it was parked in the driveway and removed a debit card from the glovebox.

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

- A 22-year-old Liberty Lake man at 7:35 p.m. Sept. 17 on East Sprague Road;
- A 38-year-old Spokane Valley man at 1:45 p.m. Sept. 19 at Country Vista Drive and Stanford Lane;
- A 50-year-old Rathdrum, Idaho, woman at 2:50 p.m. Sept. 19 at Molter and Appleway;
- A 22-year-old Spokane Valley woman at 8:40 p.m. Sept. 19 at Barker and Sharp;
- A 33-year-old Spokane man at 6:40 a.m. Sept. 20 at Molter and Maxwell;
- A 25-year-old Coeur d'Alene woman at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the 25000 block of Appleway; 
- A 29-year-old Spokane Valley woman at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Mission and Grady.

Calls for service
Citizen assist 1
Domestic violence 2
Failure to appear 1
Fraud 2
Fugitive 1
Suspicion 1
Theft 2
Traffic accident 2
Traffic offense 9
Vehicle prowl 1
Violation of court order 1
Welfare check 2

Licenses and plates required 1
Driving without a license 1
Liability insurance 3
Failure to have seat belts 1
Missing or improper bumper 1
Following too close 1
Speeding 3
Speeding in school zone 1
Use of cell phone 1
Driving with wheels off road 1