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Mayhem eases in Liberty Lake as weather cools

Thu., Oct. 6, 2011

The end of summer weather seems to have calmed things down in Liberty Lake, where police officers made only four arrests during the week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 3, all of them for driving with a suspended license.

A man leaving his home in the 1500 block of North Colonial Court at 1 p.m. on Sept. 26 noticed that his 1996 Geo was missing from his driveway. The car was unlocked and the keys were inside, said Police Chief Brian Asmus.

A garage door opener was reported missing from a car in the 1800 block of North Caufield on Sept. 27. A resident in the 21600 block of Bitterroot Lane reported a car stereo missing on Sept. 28.

Police recovered a stolen Toyota Camry in the 19000 block of East Shannon Court at 11:35 a.m. on Friday. The license plates on the car also had been reported stolen. The car was returned to its owner, Asmus said.

Several people were riding dirt bikes through a field on Sedge Lane at 1 a.m. on Saturday. Officers contacted the riders and told them they could not trespass on private property, Asmus said.

During the week officers handed out five citations for failure to show proof of liability insurance and three for speeding. Additional citations were given for license and plates required, failure to yield the right of way and failure to wear a safety belt.

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