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Suspended licenses make for most arrests by police

The Liberty Lake Police Department had a fairly routine week from May 13-20, although it was still a bad week for anyone caught driving with a suspended license. Officers made nine arrests for that violation and one arrest for driving under the influence.

A resident in the 22000 block of East Country Vista Drive called police on May 16 to report getting a bill for something he didn’t authorize. That same day a resident in the 23000 block of East Desmet Avenue called to report that his credit card had been used without his authorization.

A police department in Arizona called on May 15 in regard to a report they received regarding a rape that allegedly took place in Liberty Lake more than a year ago, said police Chief Brian Asmus. The case is under investigation.

An officer spotted a large amount of smoke in the 24000 block of East Desmet Avenue the evening of May 19 and discovered people burning yard waste. The officer explained that they couldn’t burn yard waste and the homeowner agreed to stop, Asmus said.

A wallet was found on May 16 and turned in to the police department. The wallet was later returned to its owner, Asmus said. A Tacoma resident was arrested in the area of Colton and Homestead on May 15 for soliciting without a license.

During the week officers handed out eight citations for failure to show proof of liability insurance, nine for speeding, two for second-degree negligent driving, two for use of a cellphone and three for failure to wear a safety belt. Additional citations were given for driving without a license with identification, failure to use a required ignition interlock and failure to stop/yield at an intersection.

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