There were plenty of arrests for everything from warrants to driving with suspended licenses in Liberty Lake the week of Feb. 11 to 18.
Officers were following up on a case in the 500 block of North Hodges Road when they discovered a man wanted on a warrant for second-degree burglary and a woman wanted on warrants for possession of a controlled substance and driving with a suspended license. Both were booked into the Spokane County Jail, said police Chief Brian Asmus.
A driver was pulled over in the 20500 block of East Mission Ave. at 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 17 for going 85 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone. He reportedly told the officer that he thought he was going 100 mph, Asmus said. The 19-year-old Greenacres man was arrested for reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
Another driver pulled over at Lakeside Road and Lindeblad Lane at 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 18 was arrested on charges of physical control of a motor vehicle, failure to have a required ignition interlock and driving with a suspended license. The week included four other arrests for driving with a suspended license and one for driving under the influence.
Suspicious activity also kept officers busy.
Two men were found at 6:30 a.m. Feb. 12 walking outside the fence of R.V.’s Northwest in the 19400 block of East Broadway Avenue, an area with recent reports of thefts and burglaries. One person was carrying a screwdriver and a file while the other was carrying an Air Soft pistol, a flashlight, a knife and other tools, Asmus said.
The officers could not find any evidence of a crime in the area, so the men were released. Their identities have been forwarded to detectives with the Spokane Valley Police Department, Asmus said.
An officer patrolling a construction site in the area of Mission Avenue and Bitterroot Lane the morning of Feb. 17 noticed that someone had driven through the area, Asmus said. There were no footprints or other signs that anything had been taken, he said.
During the week officers handed out two citations for licenses and plates required, three for driving without a license with identification, 11 for failure to show proof of liability insurance, 11 for speeding and two for use of a cellphone.
Additional citations were given for parking in a handicap zone, invalid license in possession/displayed, defective taillight/license light, defective muffler, no splash aprons/fenders, refusal to give information to police, improper passing on a curve, failure to yield – left turn, failure to stop at a stop sign, prohibited turn and failure to wear a safety belt.