Editor's note: Most items in this section reflect the starting point for response by local police and emergency agencies. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office does not release names of individuals who report possible criminal or suspicious activities to dispatchers or alleged victims for this column.
Oct. 24: A deputy's assistance was requested after a Davenport High School student said she had received a large check in the mail from a business she had contacted on the Internet.
Deputies investigated a suspected violation of a temporary sexual assault protection order.
An Alaska woman told dispatchers she had discovered that about nine years ago, her ex-husband allegedly forged her signature on divorce papers in Lincoln County.
A resident of the 400 block of Fifth Street in Davenport told dispatchers he believes someone has attempted over the previous two days to break into his garage. A door appeared broken about 6 inches from the ground, but nothing was reported missing.
Oct. 25: A Davenport woman became suspicious after finding golf balls in her yard on Adams Street.
A Davenport woman advised her bicycle was stolen from her residence in the 300 block of Washington Street.
A deputy investigated threats involving elementary school students in Davenport.
A woman told dispatchers that sand from an uncovered county truck fell on her vehicle as the two shared SR 25 near Hart Road, causing scratches to it.
A Sprague woman reported someone had removed wood and an old cabinet from her yard in the 400 block of West Second.
A deputy's assistance was requested to deal with unwanted individuals at a residence in the 200 block of E Street in Sprague.
Oct. 26: Deputies investigated a reported burglary at property on Star Barn Road.
Davenport US Bank personnel requested assistance from deputies with a man who "caused a disturbance" while attempting to cash a $10 check there.
A resident of the 700 block of Jefferson Street in Davenport reported hearing possible gunshots in the area. A responding deputy determined it actually was backfire noise from a vehicle that stalled out.
Oct. 27: A Davenport woman told dispatchers about a phone scam involving a caller who told her she had won a $250 million prize that she could claim if she paid him $250. He said he could meet her in 25 minutes.
A Mondovi Road resident reported suspicious activity on her property overnight and found grapes had been picked from vines there.
A Harrington woman became concerned after three boys playing in the 300 block of North Second Street told her a man had come by and taken photos of them with a cell phone.
Deputies assisted local police in responding to a report that a woman had been assaulted by a man in the 300 block of East Marjorie Avenue in Odessa.
Oct. 28: Dispatchers referred a call alleging deer spotlighting in the county to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
In separate reports, dispatchers were advised of runaway juveniles in the Creston and Sprague areas.
A caller told dispatchers of problems with a pack of dogs that may be responsible for chickens missing from property on Fitzpatrick Road North.
A caller advised of a group of 10 teenage boys that was "wild and rowdy" at the Davenport city park.
Davenport firefighters determined a report of a possible furnace fire in the 1000 block of Maxwell Street was a false alarm.
No one was injured after a vehicle slid off SR 2 about five miles east of Creston.
Wilbur Police responded to a rear-end collision at the local Conoco station, resulting in substantial damage to one vehicle's fender and door.
Wilbur Police investigated a report of harassment on Facebook.
Oct. 29: Personnel at Paul's Lincoln County Pharmacy in Davenport reported a possible shoplifting incident.
A Davenport caller expressed concern about a man who she observed smoking marijuana in front of an 11-year-old girl.
An old pressure tank, rather than malicious mischief, was determined to be responsible for a water leak in the basement of a residence in the 100 block of West Adams Street in Harrington.
Someone slashed tires on a vehicle parked outside Delilah's bar in the 500 block of Morgan Street in Davenport while the owner was inside.
Oct. 30: A resident of the 200 block of Main Street in Davenport reported that someone attempted to take a gas can from the porch.
Davenport deputies responded to an incident near Memorial Hall involving a 19-year-old man who reportedly refused treatment after taking six pills.
A refrigerator was reported stolen from the porch of a residence in the 300 block of SE Trinity in Wilbur.
Oct. 31: Initial reports revealed that Halloween was a relatively quiet experience throughout the county.
Oct. 25: Paulette M. Melville, 43, Spokane, confined for Washington State Department of Corrections.
Tamera M. Amo, 44, Spokane, confined for Washington State Department of Corrections.
Oct. 26: Craig Allan Steffen, 32, Spokane, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) for failing to appear for driving while license suspended.
Oct. 27: Christopher G. Bowman, 24, Spokane, confined for Washington State Department of Corrections.
Peter Joseph Gallo, 21, Spokane, arrested by Washington State Patrol (WSP) for failing to appear for reckless driving and attempting to elude law enforcement officers.
Joan B. Weitman, 62, Ford, arrested by LCSO for driving while under the influence.
Oct. 28: Blaze E. Smith, 40, Spokane, arrested by Odessa Police for fourth-degree assault.
Michael A. Moro, 24, Spokane, confined by the court for driving while license suspended.
Oct. 29: David L. Ware, 61, Davenport, confined by the court for driving while under the influence.
Janna L. Oxos, 47, Spokane, confined by the court for driving while under the influence.
Lincoln County Clerk's Office
Decrees granted (Third Quarter 2011) - July: Darla R. and Danny A. Weber, Jamie R. and Joseph W. Piver. August: Breeze A. and Joseph D. Buell, Inger and Laramie McKenna, Beau J. and Nicole D. Heyser, Rebecca S. and Daniel J. Hudspeth, Sandra L. and Thomas R. Gair (legal separation). September: Sarah Anne and Joseph Craig Cellano, Jr.
New filings - Oct. 24: Julie R. Berry and Dan D. Berry, Jr., of Davenport, married July 29, 1989, in Davenport, separated Oct. 1, 2010, no dependent children of the marriage; Sherry Renee Hansen and Anthony William Bellotti, of Lincoln County, married Oct. 10, 1995, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, separated Oct. 24, 2011. Also, 68 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.
Petitions for legal separation: 4 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.
Petitions for annulment or invalidity of marriage: 1 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.
John F. Strohmaier, Judge
Keith O'Bryan Juarez, 23, pleaded guilty Oct. 25 to third-degree theft (amended in plea negotiations from second-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree theft, and criminal trespass) and was sentenced to 10 days confinement or electronic home monitoring and $700 court costs, with restitution reserved. The charge involves break-in and theft incidents in the 400 block of NE Spokane Street in Wilbur during June and July of last year.
Steven Troy Delgado, 40, of Harrington, pleaded guilty Oct. 25 to fourth-degree assault (amended in plea negotiations from second-degree assault/domestic violence). No jail time was ordered, but he must pay $700 court costs, have no contact with the Harrington woman who was assaulted by strangulation on Sept. 1 of this year, and complete a psychological evaluation and treatment.
Joe Tom Brightwell, 43, of Odessa, pleaded guilty Oct. 25 to fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation (amended in plea negotiations from first-degree rape of a child and first-degree child molestation) and was sentenced to 30 days confinement or electronic home monitoring, 11 months probation, $700 court costs and restitution to be determined. A sexual assault protection order also is in effect. The charge involved incidents while babysitting a girl younger than age 12 between Nov. 1 and Dec. 20 of last year.
Juvenile Offender Disposition
Six days detention was ordered on Oct. 25 for Vincent Christopher Wheeler, 15, of Odessa, who twice violated terms of a Sept. 28, 2010, disposition order issued after he pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary in connection with a July break-in at Odessa's swimming pool.
Because the petition lacked specific incidents, the court denied an anti-harassment protection order requested by Kerry Lowell Green, Sr., of Electric City, against Kelly Louise Gossett, of Harrington, but warned the respondent not to contact the petitioner.
Eric M. and Pamela J. Baarstad, doing business as Baarstad Brothers Construction in Davenport, must pay $1,455.58 in unpaid workers compensation taxes to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
New Civil Case
Seeking compensation for injuries and other factors, Howard Seager, a Clark County resident, filed litigation against Johnson (and "Jane Doe") Ayodeji, of Snohomish County, in connection with a Dec. 19, 2008, collision on Interstate 90 in Lincoln County. The petitioner alleges that the respondent was negligent while driving a rented U-Haul vehicle with an attached trailer, which went out of control on a snow-packed highway, struck the tractor-trailer driven by the petitioner, causing it to roll onto its side.
Estate of Chris C. Larsen, of Verdigre, Neb., who died Dec. 25, 2006.
Estate of Carl L. Spute, of Odessa, who died Sept. 14, 2011.
Estate of Lois Pauline Angstrom, of Creston, who died Sept. 15, 2011.
Joshua F. Grant, Judge
Daniil Andreyevich Piskun, Spokane, negligent driving, contested, found guilty, fined $400; obstructed vision, found not guilty.
Lonny Lee Koerner, Newman Lake, no proof of liability insurance, $250.
Makayla Hamilton, Spokane, expired vehicle tabs, pleaded guilty, fined $154.
Michelle Annette Croff, Harrington, no proof of insurance, $190.
Christina Joe Umbel, Davenport, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $190.
Amanda Rose Gendron, Nespelem, no insurance, contested, dismissed, $25 court costs.
Guy Carl Jones, Mead, no driver's license on person, contested, found guilty, $75.
Danill Stupnitski, Spokane, speeding (14 mph over limit), $95; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $190.
Krystal Irene Stam, Fruitland, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $190.
Cheryl Lynn Rickertsen, Walla Walla, speeding (16 over), $145.
Thomas William Ratkovich, Spokane, speeding (10 over), contested, found guilty, $76.
Alvina Marie Andrews, Wellpinit, speeding (14 over), $95; no insurance, $290; speeding (15 over), $103.
John James Pfeifer, Davenport, speeding (10 over), $77; no insurance, $190.
Salena Cecilia Osborn, Wellpinit, fail to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk, $72; no insurance, $290.
Kayla Rae Minaker, Odessa, laser discharge, $100.
West Leigh Fairchild, Spokane, speeding (15 over), contested, dismissed.
Ryan Patrick McGowan, Davenport, improper lane usage, $75.
Cory Paul Kramer, Odessa, expired vehicle registration, $104.
Daniel Robert Jones, Spokane, speeding (18 over), $105.
Loc Quoc Huynh, Spokane, speeding (34 over), $215; no insurance, $190.
Michel Douglas Harvey, Airway Heights, no insurance, $310.
Melynda Kaye Harmon, Spokane Valley, speeding (12 over), contested, found guilty of 5 over, $72.
Carson Glen Halme, Davenport, speeding (10 over), $80; no insurance, dismissed, $25 court costs.
Thomas Adam Corll, Pullman, speeding (18 over), contested, found guilty, $125.
Natal'ya M. Shirobokova, Spokane, speeding (17 over), $105.
Denie Lee Eldred, Ford, speeding (11 over), $75.
Katelyn Amanda Nicole Eyford, Nine Mile Falls, no insurance, dismissed, $25 court costs.
Eduard V. Chovgan, Spokane, speeding (10 over), deferred prosecution; no insurance, dismissed, $25 court costs.
Craig Allan Steffen, Jr., Spokane, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $418 court assessments, 12 months supervised and 12 months unsupervised probation.
Felicia Jean Wardell, Medical Lake, driving with invalidated license, dismissed at prosecutor's request (no probable cause justifying traffic stop).
Rodney George Chrisman, Kettle Falls, driving while license suspended, dismissed at prosecutor's request.
Lisa Ann Jackson, Davenport, driving while license suspended, dismissed by stipulation; fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), dismissed at prosecutor's request.
Lincoln County Treasurer's Office
Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Bellevue, Wash., to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Carrollton, Texas, Lot 3, Blk. 45, Original Town of Harrington, $42,466.28.
John A. Kaputa (one-third owner), Everett, Wash., to Estate of John A. Kaputa, Everett, portion of Sec. 20, T22N, R35E, $0.
Estate of John A. Kaputa (one-third owner), Everett, to Cameron J. Kaputa for life estate, with remainder interest in equal shares to Robert Kaputa and Megan S. Reaper, Harrington, portion of Sec. 20, T22N, R35E, $0.
John A. Kaputa (one-third owner), Everett, to Estate of John A. Kaputa, Everett, portion of Sec. 20, T22N, R35E; and Lots 8 and 9, Blk. 10, Original Addition of Harrington, $0.
Estate of John A. Kaputa (one-third owner), Everett, to Cameron J. Kaputa for life estate, with remainder interest in equal shares to Robert Kaputa and Megan S. Reaper, Harrington, portion of Sec. 20, T22N, R35E; and Lots 8 and 9, Blk. 10, Original Addition of Harrington, $0.
Shirley A. Zimbelman, Almira, to Michael L. Zimbelman, Almira, Lots 9-12, Blk. 31, Original Town of Almira; and Lots 1-6, and Lots 19-24 (including vacated alley) Blk. 36 of Original Addition to Almira, subject to easements, gift.
LaMar J. Miller (personal representative, estate of Loretta D. Miller), Veradale, to Jason J. Scrupps, et ux, Ritzville, portion of Sec. 27, T21N, R33E, $115,000.
Jeffrey D. Lust, Davenport, to Jeffrey D. Lust, et ux, Davenport, Lot 40, Lakeview Heights, Phase 1, and 2002 67x40 mobile home, $0.
Scott and Diane Juhnke, Marathon, Fla., to Darrell and Jean M. Moorman, Kennewick, Tract 35 of Hawk Creek Ranches Segregation Survey Area No. 1, $11,000.
Michael S. Baines, Tacoma, to Laurie L. Baines, Puyallup, Lot 65, Roosevelt Lake Ranch Division No. 4, $0.
Marvin T. Palanuk, et ux, Grand Coulee, to Stanley Norman Worsham, et ux, Grand Coulee, Lot AR1, Sunny Hills Subdivision (which consists of Sunny Hills Tracts), gift.
Donald Pool (trustee, Merle Pool Living Trust, undivided 2 percent interest), Wenatchee, to Donald Pool (undivided 1 percent interest), Elizabeth Marie Grider (undivided .5 percent interest) and John Richard Pool (undivided .5 percent interest), Wenatchee, portion of Secs. 22, 26, and 27, T32N, R39E, $0.
Donald Pool (trustee, Richard F. Pool Testamentary Trust, undivided 66 percent interest), Wenatchee, to Donald Pool (undivided 33 percent interest), Elizabeth Marie Grider (undivided 16.5 percent interest) and John Richard Pool (undivided 16.5 percent interest), Wenatchee, portion of Secs. 22, 26, and 27, T32N, R39E, $0.
L A Timm Testamentary Trust (Steven A. Timm, trustee), Harrington, to Joan Schauerman, et al, Liberty Lake, 1979 44x24 mobile home, $0.
William Alfano, et ux, Davenport, to Jeffrey J. Semprimoznik, et ux, Davenport, portion of Lots 6 and 7, Blk. 78, Morgan's Addition to Town of Davenport, $80,000.
D/J Land & Cattle Co., Inc., Harrington, to Mark Danforth and Sherri Danforth, Wilbur, portion of Sec. 8, T26N, R33E except SR 2 along south line to Lincoln County, $96,203.77.
Jon F. Freeze, et ux, et al, Davenport, to Ward W. Leland, Spokane, portion of Sec. 20, T27N, R37E, $0.
Myron H. Floyd, Harrington, to City of Harrington, Harrington, north 65 feet of Lots 4-6, Blk. 46, Original Town of Harrington, $2,000.
Leslee L. Anderson (trustee, Harry L. Krause Testamentary Trust), Beth L. Krause, Alan B. Krause, Joyce I. Krause, Joyce I. Weaver, Carol J. Swedberg and Marilyn K. Harris (each an undivided one-sixth interest), Shoreline, Wash., to Gary McKay, Almira, all of Sec. 3, T26N, R34E and portion of Sec. 34, T27N, R34E, subject to easements, $170,000.