Liberty Lake Police arrested Robert L. Hahn, 30, in the early hours of June 20 on charges of vehicle prowling, possession of stolen property and driving with a suspended license. Hahn has a lengthy criminal record on theft-related charges and has been arrested in Liberty Lake several times.
An investigation turned up new information on a group of juveniles thought to be responsible for recent vandalism with fire extinguishers at Premier Manufacturing and the Meadowwood Technology Campus. The group was caught on video during one of the incidents. On July 5 police received information on the possible identities of those involved in the vandalism, who also may be responsible for several local bike thefts, police Chief Brian Asmus said. Several stolen bikes have been recovered, and the investigation is continuing, Asmus said.
Other calls police responded to include reports of a bike theft, two missing children who were quickly found, check fraud and credit card fraud. A business in the 21500 block of Bitterroot Lane reported on June 30 that a former employee is suspected of embezzling funds. The case is under investigation.
An officer on patrol heard a vehicle spinning its tires in the 2100 block of North Molter Road at 5:15 p.m. on June 29. The officer then saw the car driving recklessly through the Meadowwood Technology Campus, Asmus said. The driver, a 22-year-old Liberty Lake man, was arrested on a charge of reckless driving.
A driver hit a light pole and a tree at East Country Vista Drive and North Henry Road at 9:35 p.m. July 1. A 60-year-old Greenacres man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence in connection with the accident, Asmus said.
Someone reported a car being driven westbound in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 at 3 a.m. July 4. After being stopped, the driver told an officer he had been awake 21 hours, Asmus said.
Arrests for the week included one for domestic violence assault, one on a warrant for driving under the influence, and one for assault and unlawful imprisonment.