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Alcohol thefts take big drop at Liberty Lake supermarkets

Only one alcohol theft was reported in Liberty Lake the week of Aug. 18-25, a decrease from the multiple calls in previous weeks.

A woman reportedly told a checkout clerk at the Safeway on Liberty Lake Road that she had forgotten an item and needed to go get it. Instead the woman allegedly placed a bottle of alcohol in her purse before returning to the clerk to say she needed to go outside for more money.

The woman left the store with the alcohol in her purse and did not return.

Other calls from Aug. 18-25

Aug. 19: A couple reported their daughter missing after she did not call or go to work for two days. Police located her at the home of her ex-boyfriend even though she had obtained a no-contact order against him.

Aug. 20: Police responded to an apartment complex in the 25000 block of East Hawkstone Loop on a report of a drunk, naked man outside. When officers arrived the man had returned to his own apartment and passed out. A family member was contacted to care for him.

Aug. 22: A bicycle valued at $1,500 was reported stolen in the 22000 block of East Country Vista Drive. The bike was later located in Spokane Valley.

Aug. 23: A laptop computer was found in the roundabout at Harvard Road and Mission Avenue.

Employees at a business in the 1300 block of East Liberty Lake Road reported a male transient harassing a juvenile female employee. The man was ordered not to return to the business.

Aug. 24: A business in the 22000 block of East Appleway reportedly received a counterfeit $20 bill.

Arrests: Police made one arrest for driving under the influence and five for driving with a suspended license.

Citations: Officers handed out two citations for expired vehicle registration, three for failure to show proof of liability insurance and five for speeding. Additional citations were given for driving without a license with identification, no splash aprons/fenders, minor operating a vehicle after alcohol consumption, use of a cellphone and failure to use a child restraint.

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