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Determination leads to additional charge for Liberty Lake man

There’s something to be said for determination and persistence, but one man was showing a bit too much of it in Liberty Lake this week.

The man was arrested June 19 at 24000 E. Spotted Owl Lane for violating a protection order and on a warrant. The next day, his ex-wife called police to report that he had called her multiple times from the Spokane County Jail and left threatening messages, said Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian Asmus. The ex-wife is the person the man is barred from contacting, so after listening to the threatening voicemail messages an officer went to the jail to add on another charge of violating a protection order.

On June 21, a woman in the 21000 block of East Country Vista Drive called police to report that a man who was previously her admissions adviser had found out where she lived and worked and had shown up uninvited to suggest they get a hotel room together. When police arrived the man had already left, Asmus said.

Other calls from June 16-23:

June 16: A woman called police to report her husband missing from the 21000 block of Rockrose Lane. She said she could not reach him on his cellphone, which was out of character. However, it turned out that the man had gone fishing in Idaho and had no cell service.

June 19: A bicycle abandoned at the Liberty Lake Library for a week was turned into police.

One person in the area of County Vista Drive and Liberty Lake Road reported being hit by a paint ball just after 10:30 a.m. Another person reported that his car appeared to have been hit by a golf ball in the same area around the same time. No suspects were found in the area.

June 21: A woman in the 23000 block of East Inlet Drive called shortly before 3 a.m. to report a man banging on her front door threatening to kill her if she didn’t open the door. The man left but then did the same thing to a neighbor. Officers reported that the man appeared to be highly intoxicated and a family member was called to bring him home.

June 23: A man and a woman tried to steal a cooler full of items from a business in the 22000 block of East Appleway Boulevard. They ran when confronted by employees, but police believe they know the identity of the couple.

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

Citations: Officers handed out three citations for expired registration, three for failure to show proof of liability insurance and three for speeding. Additional citations were given for driving without a license, driving without a license with identification and improper lane usage.