A homeowner in the 1300 block of North Fairway Road called Liberty Lake Police on Thanksgiving to report seeing a man and a woman enter a nearby house through a dog door at the back of a home. Shortly after the 4:30 p.m. call, the resident said the man ran out of the home and jumped the backyard fence, said Police Chief Brian Asmus.
Police found a woman identified as Miranda R. Crigger, 20, inside the home when they arrived. She said she had permission to be there and that she had been accompanied by her husband, 19-year-old Ryan P. Crigger, Asmus said. The homeowner was out of town and when contacted said that no one had permission to be inside, Asmus said.
Miranda Crigger was arrested on a charge of residential burglary, a felony. Ryan Crigger could not be located at the time and an arrest warrant for felony residential burglary has been requested, Asmus said. He was previously arrested in Liberty Lake in October for assaulting a police officer and possession of a controlled substance.
During the week of Nov. 21 through Monday two people were arrested for driving with a suspended license, three were arrested for driving under the influence and one person was arrested for both offenses. One of the DUI arrests came after a driver was spotted going 75 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone. Police also located a man in the parking lot of Allsport on Thanksgiving who was wanted on a warrant.
Officers responded to several theft calls. A resident in the 24900 block of East Hawkstone Loop reported that jewelry was missing from her residence on Nov. 22. A bag of clothing was removed from a car left unlocked in the 1100 block of North Dunbarton Oaks Lane on Nov. 23. Officers also assisted the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office with a burglary call in the 4000 block of North Murray Road on Thanksgiving.
During the week officers handed out four citations for license and plates required, five for failure to show proof of liability insurance and five for speeding. Additional citations were given for following too close and speeding in a construction zone.