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Additional Information/Clarification Regarding Previous Press Release: Suspicious Male’s Identity Sought

Posted 11/18/2013 2:32 PM by MDGREGORY

On 11-7-13 the suspicious person was reported and a Spokane County Sheriff Deputy and a Liberty Lake Police Officer responded and contacted a male in the area. The male denied being at the school, he did not have a camera with him at the time of contact and could not be positively identified as the suspicious person. Because there was not enough information to establish a crime had occurred, the male was not arrested but he was told to stay off of school property. This information was passed on to school officials.

After learning the outcome of this contact, the East Valley School District sent out an email advising parents of the incident.

The following day a suspicious male was reported to be on the sidewalk in front of East Farms School but he was not located by the responding deputy and officer. They went to the house of the male who was contacted the day before and questioned him. He denied being at the school or on the sidewalk in front of the school. The male did match the description of the male from the previous day but could not be positively identified.

A third suspicious male was reported the following week.

Although the descriptions are similar, investigators were unable to prove the suspected male is involved in all of these incidents. In an attempt to gain information about these incidents or positively identify as suspect, the Sheriff’s Office sent out a press release requesting the assistance of the public. Information and tips based on this release were received and deputies believe the male originally contacted during the first incident is the same person in the second and third incidents.

The investigation was unable to reveal any crime occurred but deputies will continue to work with school district officials regarding this and any additional safety concerns.

Citizens are always urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 if they observe suspicious activity or persons.