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Court Report


Sheriff's Report


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.

Monday, Jan. 9: Responding to the 700 block of NE North Avenue, Wilbur ambulance personnel assisted an elderly woman who had fallen and became “extremely disoriented.”

A woman asked for a snowplow to pull her vehicle from a driveway adjacent to Swanson Lake Road North in the Creston area.

A collision involving a vehicle and deer was reported on SR 231 north of Reardan.

Tuesday, Jan. 10: A crossing arm malfunctioned at the railroad crossing at Stone and Coal Coulee Road in Harrington.

An electrical power outage was reported in Almira.

Responding to a caller’s report of a vehicle shining a spotlight backwards, blinding the driver traveling behind on U.S. 2 west of Davenport, a deputy discovered the offending vehicle was KREM-2’s “Storm Tracker” television mobile unit which had used the roof-mounted light for a broadcast. The driver turned the light toward the sky and attempted to reach a broadcast engineer in Spokane to turn it off since there was no switch in the vehicle.

Wednesday, Jan. 11: With roads drifting shut with snow, all Lincoln County schools closed for the day.

A Reardan woman advised dispatchers that two “strange” men came to her residence on Zwainz Road asking if there was any work they could do for her. When she said no, they left.

A driver reported getting stuck in the middle of Coffeepot Road about a half mile west of Rocklyn Road. Both roads were closed until a snowplow was able to clear them.

A caller reported getting stuck after hitting a snow drift on Kiner Road near Schlimmer Road.

Deputies investigated a report of illegal dumping at Davenport High School.

A Reardan caller requested assistance in dealing with a dog that continuously comes onto her property adjacent to Fisher Road East, preventing her from working with her chickens.

Someone destroyed a mailbox on Bald Eagle Way North in the Davenport area.

Thursday, Jan. 12: Washington State Patrol handled a report of an undressed homeless person at the I-90 westbound Sprague rest area. A subsequent report was that the individual was walking on the freeway and causing traffic problems.

Deputies investigated the theft of a 8,000-pound winch used by Almira School District to get buses out of the ditch.

A Washington State Patrol trooper drove a man described as “hostile” to K&L Chevron customers in Sprague to Ritzville, but was later spotted on Weber Road near Enos Road in the Odessa area. From there, a county deputy gave him a second ride to Ritzville, along with a Subway sandwich and coffee.

Dispatchers received several calls of vehicles getting stuck in snow or sliding off roads into the ditch.

A southwestern Washington resident phoned in her concern that her 16-year-old daughter may have been involved in possible substance abuse and activities of a sexual nature with individuals in the Davenport area, where a vehicle believed to have been driven by her was found parked in the middle of a road.

Friday, Jan. 13: Emergency medical responders from Reardan and Edwall, along with Davenport ambulance personnel responded to Edwall where a man reportedly attempted to castrate himself and cut an artery. He was transported to a Spokane hospital.

Reardan firefighters responded to a possible mobile home fire in the 100 block of East Railroad. A resident there said he was attempting to use a mini-torch to heat up a water supply line and ignited spider webs.

Wilbur firefighters and Avista Utilities personnel handled a blown transformer at Doxie’s Drive-in.

Responding to the 700 block of Brace Street, Wilbur emergency medical personnel assisted a 70-year-old woman who hurt her head as a result of a fall.

A resident of Fisher Road East, north of Reardan, requested assistance after a man to whom he had lent a snow blower allegedly refused to return it.

A semi-truck slid off Waukon Road just south of U.S. 2. Another went into a ditch in front of Sandy’s Family Foods in Wilbur.

A deputy gave a homeless woman ride from the Billy Burger in Wilbur to the Northern Quest Chevron in Airway Heights after the Wilbur restaurant phoned in a report that she was bothering staff and customers.

Saturday, Jan. 14: Kathy’s Market personnel in Sprague reported the theft of alcohol.

No one was reported hurt after a one-vehicle rollover collision on the Harrington Tokio Road north of Doerschlag Road.

Responding to a caller’s concern, National Park Service personnel weren’t able to find a family with four or five children who were observed playing on what could have been thin ice on the lake at Hawk Creek campground.

Sunday, Jan. 15: A Harrington caller reported his house in the 300 block of North Third Street was filling up with smoke, possibly as a result of an electrical fire.


Jan. 10: James Tubbs, 20, Edwall, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for failing to appear for a recreational fishing violation.

Jan. 12: Laurence J. Libsack, 56, Moses Lake, arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for driving under the influence.

Jan. 13: Raymond L. Love, 45, Nespelem, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence and while license suspended.

Jan. 15: Jerome J. McDonald, 21, Plummer, Idaho, arrested by LCSO for second-degree driving while license suspended and no ignition interlock.

Jan. 16: Quinn N. Learn, 51, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

Jan. 17: Joshua A. Standefer, 32, Edwall, arrested by LCSO on an out-of-state warrant.

Adrienna L. Palmanteer, 49, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for driving while license suspended.

From Jan. 10 to 13, 15 individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections and two under contract with the City of Airway Heights.

Court Report


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

Civil Judgments

In two separate filings, Countryside Cleaners LLC, of Davenport, must pay $1,293.34 and $1,106.01 for taxes owed to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

New Criminal Cases

Willie Levi Jim, 28, Wilbur, is charged with second-degree assault by strangulation (domestic violence), two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence in connection with a Dec. 20, 2016, incident at a Wilbur residence involving a woman and two minor children. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor.

Quinn Nalani Learn, of Spokane, filed an appeal to Superior Court of a Nov. 8, 2016, District Court conviction for third-degree driving while license suspended. A hearing is scheduled on April 19.

New Civil Case

In a foreclosure matter, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service seeks payment from the Estates of the late Harry J. and Donna F. Wallingford of $108,586.10 owed on a 1999 loan for property at 206 Adams Street in Davenport. Also named as respondents were the City of Davenport and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.


Estate of D. Elaine Maskenthine, of Bothell, Wash., who died Dec. 7, 2016.

Estate of Robert W. Evans, of Coulee City, who died Dec. 4, 2016.

Estate of Doris L. Kowitz, of Kettle Falls, who died Dec. 19, 2016.

Estate of Frank Harding Young, of Deer Park, who died Oct. 19, 2016.


Lincoln County Auditor’s Office

Jaime Michelle Martin, 38, and Benjamin Allen Charest, 30, both of Airway Heights.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings  Jan. 10: Morgan Jessica Walters, of Davenport, and Ryan Daniel Johnston, of Morgantown, Ky., married Oct. 31, 2013, in Fayetteville, N.C., separated May 25, 2015, no dependent children of the marriage. Jan. 12: Theresa Lynn Carr, of Seven Bays, and Salim Said Braga Ayache, of Houston, Texas, married Jan. 24, 2003, in Baumholder, Germany, separated Nov. 1, 2012, one dependent child of the marriage. Also, 40 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Petitions for legal separation: 3 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Petitions for annulment or invalidity of marriage: 1 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Property Transactions

Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

Lela A. Schlehuber (trustee, Roy A. Schlehuber and Lela A. Schlehuber Revocable Living Trust), Bremerton, Wash., to Richard M. Michel and Andrea C. Michel, Walterboro, S.C.  portion of Secs. 27 and 34, T27N, R35E, $35,000.

Joyce Lynn Stubbs, (trustee, C. Leonard Stubbs Testamentary Trust), Spokane, to Joyce Lynn Stubbs, Spokane  portion of Sec. 33, T26N, R37E, and undivided half interest in portion of Sec. 33, T26N, R37E, $0.

Joyce Lynn Stubbs, Spokane, to Stubbs Family Limited Partnership, Spokane  portion of Secs. 27, 33 and 34, and undivided half interest in portion of Sec. 7, T25N, R37E, $0.

Larry W. Gustafson and Linda S. Gustafson, Odessa, to Kagele Family Farms LLC, Odessa  Parcel 2, Strode Marble Placer Claim Short Plat, subject to easements, $50,000.

Joseph Daniel Cory, Kent, Wash., to LOJ Farms LLC, Zillah, Wash.  Lot 1 of Lakeview Ranches Terrace Views Short Plat, $105,000.

Ronald L. Wilhelmson and Anderson F. Wilhelmson, and Equity Trust Co. (custodian, Ronald L. Wilhelmson IRA and Anderson F. Wilhelmson IRA), Gig Harbor, Wash., to Marco R. Begola and Beth M. Begola, Bonney Lake, Wash.  Lot 1, Vista Overlook Short Plat, $119,000.

Ryan Paul Jacobson, Portland, Ore., to Michelle Larson, Bonney Lake, Wash.  Lot 22, Blk. 3, Plat 1 of Seven Bays and 1970 Marlet mobile home, gift.

Alan F. Altman and Suzzy Altman, Edgewood, Wash., to Stephanie L. Brown, Samuel F. Altman, Elizabeth A. Altman and Andrew A. Altman, Edgewood, Wash.  portion of Sec. 31, T28N, R37E, gift.

Alan F. Altman and Suzzy Altman, Edgewood, Wash., to Stephanie L. Brown, Samuel F. Altman, Elizabeth A. Altman and Andrew A. Altman, Edgewood, Wash.  portion of Sec. 31, T28N, R37E, gift.

Pamela J. Nichols (personal representative, estate of Patricia J. Nichols), Spokane, to Joseph W. McNeil and Joyce L. McNeil, Odessa  portion of Sec. 8, T21N, R33E, $50,000.


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