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Car stolen from Otis Orchards Elementary School

Liberty Lake Police responded to a call at Otis Orchards Elementary School the afternoon of Oct. 29 when no Sheriff’s deputy was available to respond.

Staff reported that a man had entered the school and said that the voices in his head told him he could find food there, said Police Chief Brian Asmus.

The man finally left after being asked to leave repeatedly, but he apparently took a woman’s car keys and stole her car from the parking lot. The car and the man were located later that evening by the Spokane Police Department.

A resident in the 22000 block of East Country Vista Drive reported Friday that she had been finding threatening notes left on her car for some time. On Friday she found a new note, plus about $500 in damage to her vehicle, Asmus said.

Other incidents

Oct. 29: An officer spoke to two males near the water tower on Legacy Ridge who said they were riding their mountain bikes. They were advised to leave the private property.

Oct. 30: Nearly $1,000 worth of items was stolen from a car in the 1800 block of North Pepper Lane. The car’s window was broken out.

Oct. 31: A driver reported that a jaywalking pedestrian had kicked his car near Appleway Avenue and Molter Road.

A woman reported that her car had run out of gas in the 21000 block of East Mission Avenue and when she returned with gas her car had been broken into. A bag of clothes was missing.

Nov. 1 : A Spokane man was arrested for reckless driving at Mission Avenue and Corrigan Road after he was spotted going 57 mph in a 35 mph zone in heavy fog.

A pair of brass knuckles was found in the pocket of a Newman Lake resident after he was arrested for driving with a suspended license near Appleway Avenue and Eagle Road. A charge of possession of a dangerous weapon was added.

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

Citations: Officers handed out five citations for expired vehicle registration, five for failure to show proof of liability insurance and four for speeding. Additional citations were given for driving without a license, driving without a license with identification, allowing an unauthorized person to drive, blocking traffic at an intersection and failure to wear a safety belt.

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