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License violations mark quiet week in Liberty Lake

Thu., April 25, 2013, midnight

Officers with the Liberty Lake Police Department had a fairly quiet week April 15-22, with the exception of nine arrests for driving with a suspended license.

There were several vehicle prowls reported during the week. A resident reported that his car’s back window was broken out in the 23000 block of East Riverside Avenue at 2:34 a.m. on April 16.

The resident’s son heard the car alarm and looked out to see a man running away, but no one could be located, said Police Chief Brian Asmus.

Two additional reports came in early Monday. A truck’s back window was broken out just after midnight at the Peppertree Inn. The truck’s owner reported a laptop, blank checks and a Green Bushnell range finder missing.

At 1:43 a.m. a guest at the Quality Inn Suites reported the back window of his car had been broken out and laptop had been stolen.

All the thefts are under investigation and police are looking into whether the incidents are related, Asmus said.

A suspicious vehicle was reported at 4:11 a.m. Sunday in the 19000 block of East Cataldo Avenue. An officer found three sleeping teenagers in the car. Asmus said police don’t know why they were there, but they didn’t appear to be under the influence. They were released to their parents.

“That was very odd,” Asmus said. “They were supposed to be spending the night at one of their houses.”

Officers were called to check on a woman in the 22000 block of East Country Vista Drive just before 10 a.m. on Sunday. They arrived to find a woman lying on the sidewalk near Albertsons, Asmus said. She had fallen and hit her face on the curb. The woman couldn’t walk or stand, but refused medical treatment from paramedics, Asmus said. She was belligerent toward firefighters and police but allowed an officer to take her home, he said. “Her son was home to take care of her.”

During the week officers handed out five citations for expired registration, four for failure to show proof of liability insurance, 12 for speeding, two for defective muffler and three for use of a cellphone. An additional citation was given for driving without a license with identification.

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