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Liberty Lake officers called out for phantom burglary suspects

Unusual burglary suspects were reported to Liberty Lake police recently.

A man called officers from the 22000 block of East Country Vista Drive just before 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 to report a burglary. When officers arrived he pointed inside his car and said “I got them,” said Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian Asmus.

There was no one in the car, however. “He was highly intoxicated,” Asmus said. “He was hallucinating, apparently.”

The man was brought to the police station to wait for a friend to pick him up and take care of him, Asmus said.

A disorderly man was reported in the 1700 block of North Aladdin Road just before 6 p.m. on Oct. 8. A man said he was crossing the road after getting his mail when he was nearly run over by a minivan. He flipped off the driver, who got out of the car and started yelling.

Numerous witnesses said that the man was yelling that he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and that he was going to kill the man in the road. The driver then threatened the man with a baseball bat, Asmus said.

The man refused to answer his door when police arrived, but the investigation has continued. “Apparently he does have some ties to Aryan Nations groups,” Asmus said.

Police have requested that the prosecutors file charges of malicious harassment and disorderly conduct in the incident.

Other incidents from Oct. 6-13

Oct. 6: The owner of an RV reported that several items were stolen from inside the vehicle while it was at a local business for repairs.

Oct. 8: Someone reported the theft of medication in the 23000 block of East Mission Avenue.

About $3,000 of wire was reported stolen from a home under construction in the 1600 block of North Caufield Road.

Oct. 9: An abandoned vehicle was reported in the 1700 block of North Holl Boulevard.

An unlocked bicycle was reported stolen from the 23000 block of North Mission Avenue.

Oct. 10: Another abandoned vehicle was reported at Aladdin Road and Maxwell Avenue.

A domestic assault was reported in the 1400 block of North Madson Lane.

Arrests: Police made two arrests for driving with a suspended license.

Citations: Officers handed out two citations for expired vehicle registration, two for failure to show proof of liability insurance and two for speeding. Additional citations were given for failure to stop at a red light and use of a cellphone.

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