April 21, 2011 in Washington Voices

Liberty Lake police blotter

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Routine calls were the norm for the Liberty Lake Police Department the week of April 11-18, with only three arrests for driving with a suspended license and driving under the influence.

A driver was stopped at Liberty Lake Road and East Country Vista Drive on April 12 for failure to wear a seat belt and it was determined that he was driving with a suspended license, said police Chief Brian Asmus. The second arrest came two days later at 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of Liberty Lake Road. The driver was stopped for changing lanes and speeding, Asmus said. The 42-year-old Greenacres resident was arrested for driving under the influence.

Police responded to a single vehicle accident in the 700 block of Liberty Lake Road at 9:40 p.m. on Friday. The officer suspected the driver was under the influence, and the Washington State Patrol made the arrest while the Liberty Lake officer handled the accident report, Asmus said.

A resident in the 22800 block of East Country Vista Drive called police on Sunday to report a case of fraud. She had been contacted online about being a mystery shopper and was sent a check for $2,430. She was asked to keep $2,000 and then wire the rest to South Carolina, Asmus said. The woman did as requested and was told by her bank several days later that the check was fraudulent.

The Spokane Police Department notified Liberty Lake police on Sunday of a possible rape that reportedly occurred in Liberty Lake, Asmus said. The case is under investigation.

Officers also gave out two citations for failure to show proof of liability insurance and six for speeding. Additional citations were given for no license in possession/displayed, defective muffler, failure to obey a traffic control device, failure to stop at a stop sign, use of a cellphone and failure to wear a safety belt.

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