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Employees report two vehicle prowls in Liberty Lake

There was a mix of calls to keep Liberty Lake Police busy the week of Sept. 10-17. Officers responded to vehicle prowls, accidents, theft, an abandoned car and fraud.

Two vehicle prowls were reported in the 1700 block of North Madson Road on Friday. A woman called just before 1 p.m. to report that her purse was missing from her parked car and told police she wasn’t sure if she had locked the car or not, Police Chief Brian Asmus said. The second report came in at 6:30 p.m. when a woman reported her wallet was missing from the glove box. Her car was locked but the window was partially open, Asmus said. The business where the women work was asked to send an email to its employees about a recent string of vehicle prowls in the parking lot, he said.

A man reported that $80 was taken from his wallet when he left it in an unlocked locker while working out in the 24000 block of East Mission Avenue on Sept. 10. A resident in the 1300 block of North Samantha Road called police on Sept. 13 to report receiving a call from someone who said they were representing Cabela’s Visa and asked for personal information. The woman declined and was later able to determine that Cabela’s Visa was not responsible for the call, Asmus said.

A car was apparently high-centered on rocks in the area of Country Vista Drive and Appleway Avenue and abandoned on Sept. 13. An officer found the car in the field with its door open. It took several hours for police to reach the registered owner, who told police that a family member had gotten it stuck, Asmus said.

Someone called police the evening of Sept. 13 to report seeing a man sitting on the side of the road and holding something to his head near Mission and Harvard. An officer responded and learned the man had crashed his bicycle and hurt his head, Asmus said. He was treated by medics and later taken to the hospital, Asmus said.

A fraud victim contacted police on Sept. 13 to report that several fraudulent computer-generated checks using his account information had been cashed. Police were able to contact one of the people who cashed a check and were told the check was allegedly from a doctor in Honduras and he was told to cash the check, keep some of the money and then send the rest to Honduras. The case is under investigation.

If anyone had a wallet go missing in Pavillion Park recently, they should call police. A good Samaritan contacted police Sunday evening to report finding a wallet in the park. There was no identification inside, but there was cash and some pictures. The wallet is being stored at the police station, Asmus said.

During the week officers made two arrests for driving under the influence. They also handed out five citations for speeding and two for use of a cellphone. Additional citations were given for failure to show proof of liability insurance and failure to wear a safety belt.