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Liberty Lake Blotter: Confused neighbor enters wrong car

A resident in the 24000 block of East Broadway Court called Liberty Lake Police the afternoon of Nov. 21 to report that a neighbor had gotten inside her unlocked car. When confronted, the woman appeared to be confused and said she thought the car belonged to a friend and she was trying to retrieve her cellphone charger, said Police Chief Brian Asmus.

The neighbor later sent a Facebook message apologizing for getting in the car, Asmus said. A family member reported that she had been on her way home from the dentist’s office.

An officer assisted the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office with a call at Otis Orchards Elementary on Nov. 22. An employee reported that a parent who appeared to be intoxicated was attempting to pick up a student. The parent was taken to a local detox facility and the child was placed in temporary state custody, Asmus said.

Other events from Nov. 18-25.

Nov. 19: A juvenile male was found trying to leave without paying for items valued at $3.66 from a store in the 1200 block of North Liberty Lake Road. A store manager declined to press charges, but the juvenile is now banned from entering the store for a year.

Nov. 21: A woman in the 25000 block of East Hawkstone Loop reported the theft of four tires and wheels from the bed of her pickup truck.

Nov. 22: Items were taken during two visits to a store in the 1500 block of North Liberty Lake Road. Employees wrote down the license plate number of the car driven by the suspected thieves. The case is under investigation.

Nov. 24: Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 19000 block of East Cataldo Avenue. The passenger was arrested on an escape warrant and a new charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Arrests: Officers made two arrests for driving with a suspended license and one for driving under the influence.

Citations: Officers handed out six citations for speeding. Additional citations were given for allowing an unauthorized person to drive and failure to show proof of liability insurance.

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