Fugitive arrested at Liberty Lake police station

THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 2013

Liberty Lake police officers had a fairly quiet week July 22-29, responding to reports of thefts and making arrests for driving infractions – and arresting a man on a 1996 warrant from Wisconsin.

The man, a Liberty Lake resident, went to the police station July 24 to report several items as stolen, including an iPad and a Macbook Pro. The officer dealing with the man realized that he was wanted on a warrant from Waukesha County, Wis., Asmus said. The man was booked into the Spokane County Jail and will be extradited to Wisconsin.

A business manager in the 22000 block of East Appleway Avenue reported July 23 that nearly $400 in cash was missing. A list of possible suspects was provided and the case is under investigation, said Police Chief Brian Asmus.

A woman staying in a motel in the 2300 block of North Madsen Road reported the theft of more than $8,500 in jewelry on July 24 and said she was reporting the incident to her insurance company. Asmus said there was no police investigation because “no specific identifiable information could be produced.”

A woman shopping in the 1300 block of North Liberty Lake Road the afternoon of July 24 called police to report that a man seemed to be following her. When an officer arrived he could not find the man, Asmus said.

Officers placed a bicycle into evidence for safekeeping after a business in the 1100 block of North Liberty Lake Road reported that it had been left outside their door for hours, Asmus said. A caller reported a man brandishing a gun in what appeared to be a road rage incident on Harvard Road on Monday. The responding officer could not locate either vehicle described by the caller, Asmus said.

A resident in the 300 block of South Legend Tree Drive called police Friday to complain that a construction company had been dumping debris on his property for three weeks. An officer contacted the company and an agreement was reached between the company and the property owner, Asmus said.

During the week officers made seven arrests for driving with suspended license. They handed out four citations for failure to stop at a stop sign and 11 for speeding. Additional citations were given for violating an intermediate license, failure to obey a traffic control device, impeding traffic and use of a cellphone.

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