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Driver cited after vehicle hits police records clerk’s car

Sat., Nov. 26, 2011

Driving infractions were the cause of all arrests in Liberty Lake the week of Nov. 14-21. Officers arrested two drivers on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and one for allegedly driving under the influence.

The DUI arrest occurred after the vehicle driven by Liberty Lake Police Department records clerk, Bobbi Anderson, was hit from behind as it was stopped for traffic to make a left turn on Liberty Lake Road at Sprague Avenue, said Police Chief Brian Asmus.

“The person was trying to leave,” Asmus said. “She was able to keep him there, talking to him.”

Anderson was not injured in the accident, which happened at 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 18, Asmus said. The 57-year-old Liberty Lake man was also cited for following too closely and having expired vehicle registration.

A resident reported to police on Nov. 14 that someone was using his debit card number to purchase items online. The case is under investigation, as is a second report for unauthorized debit card use on Nov. 16 involving a local nonprofit. A resident in the 22800 block of Country Vista Drive reported the afternoon of Nov. 20 that her car was prowled when she forgot to lock it. Power cords and a Bluetooth headset were reported missing, Asmus said.

A burglary was reported in the 22000 block of East Settler at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16. The resident told police that he believed he had interrupted the burglar. Police were unable to locate a suspect, Asmus said. The man’s home was ransacked, and electronics and a handgun were missing. Some of the victim’s property was found nearby under a culvert at Settler and Liberty Lake Road, Asmus said. The case is still under investigation.

During the week, officers handed out two citations for license and plates required and three for speeding. Additional citations were given for driving without a license with identification, failure to show proof of liability insurance and failure to stop at a stop sign.

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