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Liberty Lake resident reports suspicious person in black Camry

A mishmash of calls ranging from teens behaving badly to burglaries kept the Liberty Lake Police Department busy the week of July 11-18.

A resident in the 600 block of North Homestead Drive called police on July 12 to report a suspicious person driving around the neighborhood in a black Toyota Camry who appeared to be examining garages. An officer responded but could not locate the car, said police chief Brian Asmus.

A hit-and-run accident was reported in the 1100 block of Country Vista Drive on July 11. The at-fault driver backed into another car, then left the scene. The victim followed the car and it was pulled over in Post Falls, said Asmus. The driver, a 44-year-old resident of Seeley Lake, Mont., was given a criminal citation for the hit and run.

A resident in the 22800 block of Country Vista Drive discovered on July 15 that she was a victim of a vehicle prowl. A purse, cash, camcorder, camera and radar detector were removed from her unlocked car, Asmus said.

An employee at Storage Solutions on East Mission Avenue called police at 9:10 a.m. July 15 to report that someone had broken into the business overnight. The fence was cut and a Honda motorcycle was stolen from a storage unit, Asmus said. An officer reviewed the video surveillance footage and was able to see the person who had broken in, and get a license plate number from the vehicle involved, Asmus said. The crime is under investigation.

An officer on patrol spotted a car leaving the Big Trout Lodge in the 22700 block of East Country Vista Drive on July 16 with a person perched on the hood of the car. The driver, a 16-year-old girl, was given a criminal citation for reckless driving and released to her parents, said Asmus.

A group of teenagers entered the Liberty Lake Albertsons at 9:45 p.m. on July 16. Store employees reported that the three teens all stole beer and ran from the store, Asmus said. Police have video footage and the case is under investigation.

Other calls during the week included a forged check, reports of loud parties and a spray-painted vehicle in the area of Pavillion Park. There were two arrests for driving with a suspended license.

Officers gave out three citations for failure to show proof of liability insurance and five for speeding. Additional citations were given for hit and run attended without injury and obstructing driver’s view.