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Liberty Lake sees spike in MIPs

Liberty Lake police saw a spike in minor in possession of alcohol arrests.

A resident called to report seeing seven cars driving around a gate on a fire access road into the Legacy Ridge housing development just after 11 p.m. on July 14. Police located and stopped two of the vehicles near Legacy Ridge Drive and Kennewick Lane and found empty alcohol containers in them, police Chief Brian Asmus said.

Police arrested an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old on charges of minor in possession/consumption of alcohol. An additional teen was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers made several arrests in the 1200 block of North Liberty Lake Road shortly after midnight on July 16. A 22-year-old Spokane Valley man was arrested on charges of furnishing liquor to minors and driving under the influence. Police charged a 19-year-old, an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old with minor in possession/consumption of alcohol.

A minor was arrested for the same infraction plus a charge of driving under the influence after he was pulled over at Liberty Lake Road and Appleway Avenue at 4:06 a.m. July 22.

An investigation into a stolen truck tailgate netted an arrest July 15. A man reported finding his stolen property on sale on Craigslist. He arranged to meet the seller and police tagged along to the meeting, Asmus said. The man offering the item for sale said he was asked to sell it by a friend and didn’t know it was stolen, he said.

The friend, identified as Sergey Moroshin, was arrested on felony charges of second-degree possession of stolen property, second-degree trafficking in stolen property and criminal conspiracy.

Officers made seven arrests for driving with a suspended license during the week of July 15-22, one of which included an additional charge of driving under the influence. They handed out two citations for failure to show proof of liability insurance, four for failure to stop/yield at an intersection (all of which were given at the Harvard Road and Mission Avenue intersection) and eight for speeding. Additional citations were given for expired registration, failure to yield-left turn and failure to wear a safety belt.

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