During a routine traffic stop on May 13, a Liberty Lake officer noticed that the female passenger seemed scared. The driver of the car said that the two had just come from a local casino.
The passenger told the officer that the man takes her to the casino and buys her drinks and pays for her gambling if she has sex with him, said Police Chief Brian Asmus. She told the officer that the driver was “forceful” and she didn’t want to stay with him.
The driver was cited for obstructing a law enforcement officer because he repeatedly lied about the identity of his passenger, Asmus said. The woman was escorted to a local hospital at her request, he said.
Other calls from May 12-19
May 12: A report of possible child molestation was received in the 21000 block of East Country Vista Drive. The case is under investigation.
May 13: Police were called to a motel on North Madsen Road after people reported hearing a woman screaming in one of the rooms. A man was arrested on a charge of assault.
May 14: A resident in the 24000 block of East Spotted Owl Lane reported that a neighbor was smoking marijuana. The resident was advised to take the issue up with the apartment managers.
May 15: A woman in the 24000 block of East Pinehurst Lane reported that her estranged husband was driving by and setting off her car alarm repeatedly. The man told police that he driven by several times because he was thinking of apologizing.
May 16: Two juveniles entered a store in the 1200 block of North Liberty Lake Road and allegedly stole $25.71 in alcohol. One of the two was known to employees because of previous incidents.
Sunday: Two liquor thefts were reported in the 1200 block of North Liberty Lake Road. At 9:55 a.m. a man stole three bottles of liquor and ran out the back of the building. Just after 9:30 p.m. a man took $210.91 of alcohol and some perishable items in a basket before running out the back of the store. The incidents are under investigation.
Arrests: Officers made four arrests for driving with a suspended license, two for driving under the influence, one on a warrant and one on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.