Arrow-right Camera

Washington Voices

Stolen car turns up full of snow

It was a week for the interesting and unusual in Liberty Lake recently, including calls for money whipped away by the wind and a stolen car filled with snow.

A resident in the 1500 block of North Aladdin Road called police on Jan. 8 to report that a car had been parked with its windows down in the street in front of his house for a week. An officer determined that the car was stolen in Spokane and the registered owner was contacted to pick up the car, which was covered with snow inside and out.

A homeowner in the 23000 block of East Riverside Avenue called police the evening of Jan. 11 to report that there were people wandering through his yard with flashlights. Officers spoke to the group, who said they were searching for $400 that had blown away in the wind when one of them opened his wallet.

An officer came upon a running car in the road at Sullivan Road and 24th Avenue just before 5 a.m. on Jan. 12 and found the driver slumped over the wheel. The driver’s foot was on the brake and fast food was sitting in his lap. The officer woke the man to arrest him for driving under the influence.

Other incidents from Jan. 6-13

Jan 9: A person reported seeing a man hit a woman in the back of the head with a closed fist at the Zip Trip gas station and provided the license plate number of the car. An officer tracked down the couple at the address listed on the car’s registration. The man told the officer that he had gotten mad at his wife when he thought she lost the car keys. He was arrested for fourth-degree assault.

Jan. 12: A blue Honda left a gas station in the 22000 block of East Appleway without paying for $33.14 in gas.

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

Citations: Officers handed out four citations for expired vehicle registration, five for failure to show proof of liability insurance, two for defective muffler and two for speeding. Additional citations were given for driving without a license with identification, violating an intermediate license, failure to stop at a stop sign, speeding in a school zone and second-degree negligent driving.

Click here to comment on this story »