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Liberty Lake woman discovers burglar in her apartment

Thu., Oct. 27, 2011

A Liberty Lake woman surprised a burglar inside her apartment when she returned home one day last week. The man fled when confronted and was arrested later the same day on multiple charges.

The woman called police at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 to report finding someone in her kitchen in the 24900 block of East Hawkstone Loop. The man said he was in the wrong apartment and then left, said Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian Asmus. A digital camera and some hydrocodone pills were missing from the apartment. Police were able to identify a suspect and determine that he lived in the same apartment complex but was not home, Asmus said.

Later that day, police spotted his car in the apartment complex parking lot and went to the suspect’s apartment and arrested him, Asmus said. Donald J. Seed III, 24, reportedly admitted taking the drugs in order to sell them, Asmus said. He was arrested on charges of residential burglary and possession of a controlled substance, both felonies.

Seed was also arrested on a warrant for theft and is on probation in Idaho, Asmus said.

The rest of the week of Oct. 17 through Monday was more routine, with officers making several arrests for driving with a suspended license and responding to a few domestic violence calls.

A 17-year-old Liberty Lake resident was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault on Oct. 20 in the 23000 block of east Mission Avenue for reportedly assaulting his sister, said Asmus. He was booked into juvenile detention.

Police were called to a one car rollover accident at Harvard Road and Mission Avenue at 6:15 p.m. on Friday. The driver admitted accelerating quickly through the intersection, said Asmus, which caused him to lose control of his car. The driver wasn’t injured but smelled of alcohol, Asmus said. The driver reportedly admitted that he had been drinking and was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence, Asmus said.

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