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Liberty Lake Blotter: Woman blows 0.4 during welfare check

Sat., March 15, 2014, midnight

Liberty Lake Police were called to a woman’s residence twice in two days to check on her after people called to express concern for her welfare. Officers first responded to the 22800 block of East County Vista Drive on March 9.

The woman was intoxicated and a breath test measured her blood-alcohol level at 0.40, said Police Chief Brian Asmus. That is well above the legal limit of 0.08. The woman tried to refuse treatment, Asmus said. “She promised she wouldn’t die,” he said.

The woman was taken into protective custody and brought to a local hospital for treatment, Asmus said. Officers were called back to her home the next day for the same reason and sought treatment for her again, Asmus said.

Other calls from March 3-10

March 3: A resident in the 20000 block of East Mission Avenue reported that someone tried to open her front door. Tracks were found in the fresh snow outside the home.

March 4: A man was arrested for trespassing when he drove up a road leading to a water tower in the area of South Legacy Ridge Drive.

A man who scammed a business in the 1300 block of North Liberty Lake Road out of a free pizza reportedly became threatening when told he was no longer welcome at the business.

A cellphone was reported stolen from the dressing room of Liberty Lake Community Theater, 22910 E. Appleway Ave.

March 6: A cellphone was found on the ground in Pavillion Park. The phone is locked and cannot be traced.

Several vehicle prowls were reported in the 21000 block of East Country Vista Drive. Three cars had windows broken out and valuables taken. A residential burglary was reported in the same area.

March 7: A car was reported stolen in the 22000 block of East Country Vista Drive.

Sunday: A taxi driver called police at 1:30 a.m. to report taking three intoxicated women to the area of Myers and Indiana avenues who were refusing to pay. While officers were responding, one of the women called 911 to say she thought the cab driver was charging too much.

Arrests: Police made three arrests for driving with a suspended license, one for reckless driving and one for violating a protection order.

Citations: Officers gave out a citation for failure to show proof of liability insurance.

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