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Liberty Lake: Residents report thefts from vehicles, home

Thu., May 16, 2013, midnight

Liberty Lake residents reported multiple thefts to the police, including some from unlocked cars, during the week of May 6 to Monday.

A resident in the 23000 block of East Sinto Avenue called police at 7:32 a.m. on May 9 to report a vehicle prowl. She reported a backpack, debit card, school books and other items missing from her unlocked car. The debit card had already been used several times, said Liberty Lake police Chief Brian Asmus.

A theft was reported in the 23000 block of East Colony Court just after 8 a.m. that same day. A resident reported that he had left his car windows down and a backpack left on the front seat was missing.

A resident in the 24000 block of East Hawkstone Loop reported missing medications after he had left his front and back doors open while he was sleeping. The call to police came in just after 8:30 a.m. on the same day as the other two thefts.

The most unusual call of the week was for an empty raft floating down the Spokane River near Harvard Road. An officer was able to snag the raft, Asmus said. A cooler and other items in the raft were used to identify the owners, who told officers that the raft had gotten away from them before they could get in, he said.

A resident in the 1200 block of North Stevenson Road called at 2:18 a.m. on May 8 to report a nearby dog that had been barking for an hour. An officer checked and discovered that there was a medical call going on at the dog’s home and the dog had been put out in the yard to get it out of the way, Asmus said.

During the week officers arrested three people wanted on warrants and made 11 arrests for driving with a suspended license. There was also an additional arrest for minor in possession/consumption of alcohol.

Officers handed out four citations for expired registration, nine for failure to show proof of liability insurance, five for speeding and two for failure to wear a seat belt. Additional citations were given for driving without a license with identification, failure to use required ignition interlock, defective muffler, illegal use of studded tires, failure to secure a load, unsafe/improper backing, and use of a cellphone.

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