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Domestic dispute prompts several 911 calls in Liberty Lake

Thu., Nov. 10, 2011

The Liberty Lake Police Department received a flurry of 911 calls at 12:15 p.m. on Nov. 2 reporting that a man had dragged a woman across Appleway Avenue and forced her into a car. The calls continued as some of the witnesses followed the man as he drove east on Appleway, said police Chief Brian Asmus.

The car was pulled over in the 23500 block of East Appleway. The couple are a husband and wife and they had a verbal argument, Asmus said. The wife got out of their car and was walking away when her husband dragged her back to the car, he said. “There are lots of witnesses,” he said.

The man was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence assault. He was also charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Asmus said the man didn’t seem to understand why he was being arrested. “His whole thing was, ‘What’s the big deal? This is my wife,’ ” he said.

Police arrested Donald J. Seed, 24, on Oct. 20 after a woman came home to her apartment in the 24000 block of Hawkstone and found him inside. Police filed new residential burglary charges against him on Nov. 1 after an investigation linked Seed to several other burglaries in the apartment complex where he lives with his father, Asmus said.

Seed was interviewed in the Kootenai County Jail, where he is serving time for probation violations, and he reportedly admitted stealing electronics and jewelry and pawning the items, Asmus said. He has been charged with theft, possession of stolen property and trafficking in stolen property.

There were two more felony arrests during the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 7. Police pulled over a car in the 200 block of Legacy Ridge Drive at 11 p.m. on Oct. 31. The driver and passenger were both wanted on felony warrants. Raymond C. Marks, 40, was arrested on a warrant for second degree domestic violence assault. Stella Latham, 45, was arrested on a warrant for check fraud from Montana. Marks was also charged with driving with a suspended license.

A 27-year-old Post Falls man was arrested for driving with a suspended license at Liberty Lake Road and Appleway Avenue on Nov. 6. He was also charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Employees at a gas station in the 22300 block of East Appleway reported that a gray Chevrolet with New Mexico license plates drove away without paying for $140.62 in gas at 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 1. Officers were not able to locate the vehicle. A resident in the 1800 block of North Holl Boulevard reported that someone shot out one of his windows with a BB gun on Oct. 31. A motorcycle stolen from Spokane was recovered in the 1800 block of North Pepper Lane on Nov. 4 and returned to its owner.

Officers handed out four citations for license and plates required, three for failure to show proof of liability insurance and three for speeding. Additional citations were given for failure to transfer ownership, overtaking a vehicle on the left and failure to stop at a stop sign.

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