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Four traffic arrests made last week in Liberty Lake

Traffic stops created all the arrests in Liberty Lake the week of Jan. 9-Monday, with four arrests for driving with a suspended license and one for driving under the influence. Officers were kept busy, however, with a steady stream of calls.

Someone called 911 from a cellphone in the area of Colonial Court and Maxwell Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10. Dispatchers heard people talking about a fight, but officers were unable to locate anyone when they responded, said Police Chief Brian Asmus. Police were also called to several suspected domestic violence incidents that turned out to be only verbal arguments, and an open utility box on Mission Avenue.

Police were contacted by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office at 2 a.m. on Monday regarding a car believed to be stolen from Liberty Lake. An officer checked with the car’s registered owner in the 21200 block of Country Vista Drive, who thought her car was in the parking lot of the apartment complex, Asmus said. The parking lot was checked for stolen vehicles and there was one that had been reported stolen from Spokane Valley. That car was returned to its owner. The car stolen from the apartment complex parking lot was found the next day and returned to its owner.

A vehicle prowling was reported in the 1200 block of North Fairway Road at 1:45 p.m. Monday. The resident told police that a toolbox was missing, Asmus said.

A resident called police at 4 p.m. Jan. 12 to report that someone was trying to change his account information at a local business. The calls were tracked to a cellphone in Spokane, but the person hung up when police called, Asmus said. The case is under investigation.

A business in the 22800 block of Appleway reported on Friday that several checks were mailed out in September, October and November but never arrived at their destination. Withdrawals were also being made from the business’ bank accounts, Asmus said. The case is under investigation.

During the week officers handed out two citations for license and plates required, seven for failure to show proof of liability insurance and 12 for speeding. Additional citations were given for defective muffler, following too close, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to wear a safety belt.

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