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Liberty Lake Blotter: Fraudulent credit card charge reported

Sat., March 22, 2014

A man told police March 13 that someone had used his credit card to pay $4,326 for four round-trip airline tickets from Sudan to Iraq, Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian Asmus said.

The man was able to get reimbursed by his bank, but he told police that he got a phone call from someone with a Middle Eastern accent who claimed to be with a travel agency who wanted to know if the incident had been reported to police, Asmus said. The information has been forwarded for additional investigation, Asmus said.

Other incidents from March 10-17

March 13: A resident in the 22000 block of East Country Vista Drive reported getting more than $476 worth of unsolicited magazine subscription fees.

March 16: A resident in the 21000 block of East Mill River Lane called to report an intoxicated man in the street wearing only underwear and chasing a woman. Officers determined no assault had occurred and the couple was encouraged to go indoors.

Sunday: An employee at the Best Western on Pepper Tree Lane called to report an intoxicated man sleeping in the stairwell. The man was gone when officers arrived.

Arrests: Police arrested nine people on charges of driving with a suspended license and one for violation of a protection order and criminal trespass.

Citations: Officers handed out two citations for driving without license with identification, seven for failure to show proof of liability insurance, two for defective muffler, 15 for speeding and three for failure to wear a safety belt. Additional citations were given for expired vehicle registration and passing a school bus while signals activated.

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