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Suspended license citations dominate Liberty Lake police activity

The number of arrests for driving with a suspended license was up again in Liberty Lake for the week of June 18-25 while reports of crimes took a dip. The seven arrests for the driving offense accounted for nearly all the arrests during the week, with only one additional arrest on an escape warrant.

A business in the 19000 block of East Cataldo Avenue reported on June 18 that someone had cashed several fraudulent checks using its business account in California. A loud party was reported in the 22800 block of Country Vista Drive at 12:40 a.m. on June 22.

A resident in the 2100 block of Baneberry Lane reported that someone had slashed the tires of her vehicle and that she believed that a man who had been calling and texting her repeatedly was to blame, said Police Chief Brian Asmus. An officer was able to determine that the man was at work at the time of the tire slashing and wasn’t at fault, Asmus said. The case is under investigation.

A woman in the 23000 block of East Maxwell Avenue reported to police that she was missing an iPod and a television, Asmus said. A dog bite was reported to police at 7:30 p.m. on June 24, but the call was referred to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, Asmus said.

Four teenagers were reported running around Pavillion Park at 2:30 a.m. Monday. Officers located them and parents were contacted to pick them up, Asmus said.

During the week, officers handed out two citations for license and plates requiremed, two for driving without a license with identification, eight for failure to show proof of liability insurance and two for failure to wear a safety belt. Additional citations were given for failure to use a required ignition interlock, defective muffler and texting while driving.