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Liberty Lake police help with odd calls

A man blamed his poor driving on bad Chinese food in one of the more unusual incidents Liberty Lake police responded to the week of Aug. 5-12.

On Friday, a caller reported that a car was swerving all over the road in the 4000 block of North Gary just after 3 p.m. A Liberty Lake officer responded to assist the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver reportedly told the officer that he had just worked a 22-hour shift and had eaten some bad Chinese food, Police Chief Brian Asmus said. A deputy took over the case.

Other calls during the week included a suspicious man reported outside a hotel in the 1800 block of North Pepper Lane at 5 a.m. Aug. 7. The man reportedly told officers that he was upset that his girlfriend, who was working as a call girl, was inside with a client and wouldn’t answer his phone calls, Asmus said. Both the man and his girlfriend were removed from the hotel.

Noises in the attic and the smell of urine were reported by a renter in the 22000 block of East Sawgrass Lane on Monday. The renter told police that he believed someone was hiding in the attic. Maintenance workers will be looking into the issue, Asmus said.

Two cases of fraud were reported. In one case, 16 fake checks totaling $3,473.26 were written on the account of a business in the 1700 block of North Madson. In the second case, a resident reported on Aug. 10 that two charges totaling $2,144 had been made on his Best Buy card without his authorization. Both cases are under investigation.

During the week officers made five arrests for driving with a suspended license, one arrest for reckless driving and one for driving under the influence. One man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of more than 40 grams of marijuana.

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