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Liberty Lake Blotter: Police investigating infant abuse report

Sat., April 19, 2014

The Liberty Lake Police Department is investigating a case of suspected child abuse that was reported in the 19000 block of East Shannon Avenue on April 7.

A person called in to report that a 6-week-old at that address had been treated at a local hospital for 14 fractured ribs, a skull fracture and extensive bruising. The case is under investigation.

Other incidents from April 7-14

April 7: A Liberty Lake officer responded to a call in the 19100 block of East Cane Circle that started as a search for a burglary suspect. A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was attacked by a pit bull and the pit bull was shot by the dog’s handler.

April 8: A fire was reported in the area of Appleway Avenue and Eagle Lane. The man building the fire told police he was a transient walking from Utah to Boston. He had a shopping cart full of wood from a local grocery store. The wood was returned and the man was dropped off at a truck stop in Post Falls.

A fight was reported in the 24000 block of East Hawkstone Loop. Police determined that a man had grabbed a phone from a woman’s hand, causing her injury. He was arrested for domestic violence assault.

April 9: A woman reported that her boyfriend had shoved her out of a moving car the day before. After an investigation police determined there was no evidence the incident happened.

Arrests: Police made six arrests for driving with a suspended license, one for driving under the influence, one for reckless driving and obstruction of justice, one for minor in possession of alcohol and driving under the influence, and one for minor in possession of alcohol.

Citations: Officers handed out four citations for expired vehicle registration, four for failure to show proof of liability insurance and five for speeding. An additional citation was given for illegal use of studded tires.

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