Forgery suspect turns herself in

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, 2013

A woman arrested last month on charges of prescription forgery turned herself in this week after being caught with another fake prescription.

The Liberty Lake woman had been arrested for prescription forgery on Aug. 27. On Monday, she reportedly called the detective working on her case to turn herself in for committing the crime again. She called police shortly after a business in the 1500 block of North Liberty Lake Road also called to report that the woman was sitting in their drive-through lane with an apparently fake prescription, Asmus said.

Police responded to her home in the 100 block of Legend Tree Drive to arrest her again and charge her with another count of prescription forgery.

This was just one of the arrests made by officers with the Liberty Lake Police Department during the week of Sept. 2-9. They made more than a dozen arrests just for traffic violations.

An officer was making an arrest for driving with a suspended license on Country Vista Drive at 2:28 a.m. on Sept. 4 when he discovered that the driver’s pockets were full of quarters. The driver reportedly tried out a couple of different stories on the officer, but his passenger told police that he had taken the quarters from a coin machine at a car wash where he used to work, police Chief Brian Asmus said.

In addition to being charged with the driving offense, the man now also faces charges of second-degree criminal trespass, third-degree theft, third-degree possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools.

Officers were asked to check on two children on Sept. 4. A caller reported that the two were playing “serial killer” and taking “disconcerting pictures,” Asmus said. The children were contacted and the incident was transferred to the Spokane Valley Police Department.

A Liberty Lake woman was arrested on a charge of harassment in the 20000 block of East Cloverdale Court on Wednesday. Police were called by some juvenile females, who said the woman followed them as they were driving home from school Monday; then she got out of her car and yelled threats at them, Asmus said. Police also interviewed a witness who had seen the incident.

The woman reportedly admitted yelling the threats but told police that she thought the girls were “brake checking” her – tapping their car brakes intentionally – and she was concerned for the safety of her young daughter, who was in the car with her, Asmus said.

A resident of the 1800 block of North Caufield Road reported Sunday that his wallet had been stolen from his car sometime overnight. The thief got away with several credit cards, a debit card, a concealed-weapons license and cash.

Other calls during the week included property missing from a safe-deposit box, an open window at a local business after hours, an argument over a dog and several needles found under a tree.

During the week officers made an additional 13 arrests for driving with a suspended license and two for driving under the influence. They handed out eight citations for expired vehicle registration, eight for failure to show proof of liability insurance, two for failure to obey a traffic control device and eight for speeding.

Additional citations were given for driving without a license with identification, failure to have seat belts in a vehicle, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to signal, failure to wear a seat belt, reckless driving, texting while driving and resisting arrest.

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