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Liberty Lake police blotter: Odd behavior at house fire attracts police attention

A man was arrested at a fire scene in Liberty Lake recently after some odd behavior attracted the attention of firefighters and police.

Firefighters were called to the 18000 block of East Laluna Court shortly before 1 a.m. Aug. 3 for a brush fire. They soon called police after a man who was on the roof of the home when they arrived was found rummaging inside a fire truck “looking for a shirt,” said Police Chief Brian Asmus.

The man told police he lived nearby and was trying to put the fire out. He initially refused to give his name to officers, Asmus said.

He was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass, malicious mischief, criminal impersonation and obstruction of justice.

Other calls

from Aug. 1-8

Aug. 1: A juvenile pointing a weapon at houses was reported in the area of Aladdin Road and Maxwell Avenue. The juvenile could not be found, but residents in the area told officers that they had seen the juvenile doing the same thing previously but had not called police.

Aug. 2: A resident in the 20000 block of East Glenbrook Avenue reported that someone had tried to pry their door open, causing damage. A black leather wallet was found and turned over to the police.

Aug. 3: Malicious mischief was reported in the 1600 block of North Caufield Court. It was reported that a fired employee was suspected of causing $20,000 in damage to a job site. Little information has been provided to police about the suspect.

Aug. 4: Tires and wheels were stolen from a car parked outside the service area in the 21000 block of East George Gee Lane.

Aug. 5: A loud party was reported in the 1400 block of North Ormond Road just after 11 p.m. The party broke up after officers arrived.

Aug. 8: A woman in the 25000 block of East Hawkstone Loop reported that a man she knew knocked on her door but she wouldn’t let him in. She left her residence shortly after and when she returned, she noticed someone had kicked in her front door.

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

Citations: Officers handed out citations for expired vehicle registration, speeding and theft.

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