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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, Nov. 7: A county jail inmate was disciplined for drawing on his cell door with a pencil and refusing to clean up after being told to do so three times.

A Davenport man became a victim of computer fraud when he sent a check for $499.99 after the device locked up and a message appeared that the money would allow someone to fix it for him.

A Miles Creston Road resident reported someone tried to remove a 4-wheeler from a small building.

Odessa Police responded to a collision involving a vehicle and deer on SR 28 about a half-mile from town.

Odessa Memorial Hospital personnel shared their concern about a former patient who told them he was “happy with his stay” there and wanted to come back to stay longer.

Tuesday, Nov. 8: A vehicle rolled onto its top after its driver swerved to miss a deer on SR 25 south of the Porcupine Bay turnoff about 11 miles north of Davenport.

A man was discovered lying in bushes near the Doxie’s parking lot on Portland Street NE in Wilbur, but he refused to talk with law enforcement and declined offers of help.

A caller said that without his permission, a 5th-wheel trailer had been moved onto his property adjacent to SR 21N, a road built and electrical power hooked up. He discovered this from photos he received from the county Assessor’s Office.

A man reported a break-in at a storage shed in the vicinity of Rosenberg and Menke roads.

Officers investigated a reported threat to burn down the Wilbur school and shoot at least three students.

Wednesday, Nov. 9: A woman reported receiving a phone call from her grandson who needed money after being in a car accident. She told dispatchers she did not release any personal information.

Oops! As a result of a “pocket dial,” dispatchers overheard two young Odessa men talking about stealing jerseys from a mall and getting high.

Emergency personnel weren’t successful in saving the life of a 7-month-old Harrington baby who had stopped breathing.

Three Lincoln residents were involved in a dispute over issues concerning property adjacent to Heater Road East.

A Sprague woman reported she hasn’t received any mail from the local post office since July 29 and wondered if she hasn’t become a victim of theft.

Creston ambulance personnel transported a Wilbur resident to Lincoln Hospital for treatment of a possible neck injury that may have occurred as part of a dispute between a 13-year-old boy and his parents.

A two-vehicle collision occurred on U.S. 2 just west of Reardan, blocking traffic while Washington State Patrol and sheriff’s deputies investigated.

Odessa Police investigated a report of unwanted text messages being sent to an underage girl by a juvenile boy.

Thursday, Nov. 10: Sprague firefighters extinguished a haystack ablaze on property adjacent to SR 231N.

Three chipper trucks reportedly almost ran a vehicle off Waukon Road just before its intersection with U.S. 2 east of Reardan.

A woman said she was frightened after receiving two scam calls claiming the government had awarded her a grant. When she declined, the caller threatened to come to her home and “take care of” her.

Friday, Nov. 11: Davenport ambulance personnel assisted a 92-year-old Deer Meadows woman who may have suffered a stroke.

A resident on Wild Turkey Lane near Creston advised that a wolf or cougar had killed some of her goats.

A Wilbur man said he noticed jewelry and fuel cans missing from a residence in the 300 block of NW Blake Street and that gas lines to his motor home were cut and the fuel gone.

Saturday, Nov. 12: Deputies responded to an illegal burn in the 100 block of SE First Street in Creston.

Claiming he was almost involved in a collision when a vehicle went through a stop sign at Twelfth and Maxwell streets in Davenport, a man told dispatchers he confronted the other driver at Safeway. The caller said the other driver responded by making threats that he had a gun, throwing a pop can that hit him on the head and pulling out a 2x4.

A Miles Creston Road resident reported prescription drugs missing from her mailbox.

A deputy investigated a harassment report originating in the Sterling Valley area.

Buddy Boy Farms, on Angels Landing North at Ford, reported its door was kicked in and destroyed.

Odessa Police investigated the theft of equipment from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of South Division.

Sunday, Nov. 13: Responding to the 600 block of Mitchum Street, Wilbur ambulance personnel assisted a man who may have suffered a stroke.

Deputies responded to a report of two men involved in a dispute in the 100 block of SW Pope Avenue in Wilbur. One man allegedly pushed the other and entered a residence without permission.

Reardan Police arrested a man in connection with a domestic assault incident in the 300 block of North Aspen.

Reardan Police took a man into custody in connection with a vandalism incident in the 300 block of South Oak Street.


Nov. 8: Roy B. Marchand, 38, Cheney, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for failing to appear for driving under the influence.

Nov. 9: Karen L. Carlson, 46, Lamona, confined one day by the court for reckless endangerment.

Nov. 10: Nicholas D. Henderson, 35, Davenport, confined three days by the court for bail-jumping.

Alicia Mendoza, 36, Othello, arrested by Washington State Patrol for driving under the influence.

Austin M. Zeller, 19, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

Ronald A. Carlson, 63, Moses Lake, confined by the court for driving under the influence.

Nov. 13: Shawn L. Haggard, 46, Spokane, arrested by LCSO and Reardan Police for driving under the influence and fourth-degree assault.

Nov. 14: Tye A. Parkhurst, 22, Reardan, arrested by LCSO for second-degree malicious mischief (domestic violence).

Savanah A. Laverdure, 29, Wellpinit, arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for driving while license suspended, obstruction of law enforcement and making false statements to law enforcement.

Between Nov. 7 and 14, 15 inmates were booked into the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Court Report


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

Criminal Sentencing

Merlene Rose Guthrie, 62, Davenport, entered an Alford plea Nov. 8 to three counts of delivering methamphetamine and was sentenced to 20 months in prison and 20 months probation, $960 court costs (public defender fee waived), and a prohibition against possessing firearms. As a result of plea negotiations, charges of possession with intent to deliver a legend drug and unlawful use of a building for drug purposes were withdrawn. The charges involved incidents from May 3 to 9 in Davenport.

Civil Judgment

Midland Funding LLC won a default judgment against Mary Vanrijn (Mary Louise Van Rijn) of Odessa, who must pay $10,144.46 plus $314.40 court costs. The case involved unpaid credit card debt owed through Nov. 28, 2009.

New Criminal Case

Travis Michael Hope, 25, is charged with second-degree burglary, five counts of second-degree theft and theft of a firearm in connection with an Oct. 30 garage break-in and the taking of bank checks, a generator, tools, firefighting gear, sunglasses, binoculars and a rifle and scope in Almira. The case is connected to a series of vehicle prowling incidents on North 4th, North 6th and South 3rd streets. Hope was arrested and booked into the Grant County Jail in Ephrata after one of the stolen checks turned up with a forged signature and used for a purchase at the Grand Coulee Safeway store.


Estate of Timothy B. Allinson, of Wilbur, who died Sept. 27.


Dan B. Johnson, Judge

Editor’s note: These reports are based on forms filled out by the presiding judge during court sessions and subsequently reviewed by the newspaper.

Austin Daniel Ray Grothe, Spokane Valley, speeding (33 mph over limit), amended to expired vehicle tabs, pleaded committed, fined $136.

Peter Vasilyevich Kolosey, Newman Lake, speeding (10 over), amended to expired vehicle tabs, pleaded committed, fined $136; fail to initially obtain Washington driver's license, dismissed.

Dynai Larose Abrahamson, Wellpinit, speeding (15 over), amended to expired vehicle tabs, pleaded committed, fined $136.

Timothy Carl Jones, Spokane, speeding (15 over), amended to expired vehicle tabs, pleaded committed, fined $136.

Catherine Ann Caldwell, Spokane, speeding (12 over), amended to expired vehicle tabs, pleaded committed, fined $136; no proof of liability insurance, $190.

Jerome John Ruhland, Davenport, cell phone violation, amended to expired vehicle tabs, pleaded committed, fined $75.

Justina Amanda Campbell, Cheney, expired vehicle registration, $140; no valid operator's license, $140.

Marlene Gonzales, Manson, expired vehicle registration, $140; no valid operator's license, $140.

Jonathan C. Jayne, Reardan, expired vehicle registration, $140.

Brian Delone Watson, Spokane, fail to yield, $154.

Janet Lynn Walth, Airway Heights, speeding (13 over), $125.

Leovardo Adrian Valdes, Chelan, move unsafe vehicle or defective equipment, contested, found committed, $136.

Alexander Michael Vanzandt, Wellpinit, negligent driving, $250; no proof of liability insurance, dismissed, $25 administrative fee.

Zachary J. Taiclet, Sprague, speeding (17 over), contested, found committed, $156.

Haley Ryan Schaeffer, Post Falls, Idaho, negligent driving, $275.

Albert James Reeves, Jr., Spokane, speeding (20 over), $187; expired vehicle registration, $140.

Amanda Loree Powers, Medical Lake, speeding (28 over), $259.

John Paul Miguel, Ford, speeding (10 over), $110.

Reggie Lee Meddock, Spokane, speeding (10 over), contested, found committed, $125.

Richard David Marty, Fruitland, speeding (10 over), $110.

Neil Alexander Johnson, Coulee Dam, speeding (13 over), contested, found committed, $156.

Clarice Marie Harvey, Davenport, speeding (10 over), $110.

Nathan Charles Haglin, Wilbur, allow person under 16 in vehicle without seatbelt, $90; no seatbelt, contested, found not committed.

Junior Gonzalez Bautista, Cheney, speeding (24 over), $218; no insurance, dismissed, $25 administrative fee.

Austin Edward Glover, Creston, no seatbelt, $90.

David Leon Friesen, Electric City, speeding (26 over), $218.

Ryan Anthony Eakin, Moses Lake, speeding (36 over), $361.

Lilee Rachel Carver, Moses Lake, speeding (24 over), $187; speeding (12 over), contested, found committed, $156.

Jessica Dawn Casto, Creston, no valid operator's license, $140.

Todd Dewayne Croasmun, Almira, speeding (20 over), $187.

Lily Lyray Ade, Omak, speeding (12 over), $125.

Irena Lee Standingrock, Spokane, speeding (10 over), $125; expired vehicle registration, $140.

Ricardo Nathaniel Robles, Spokane, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, 1 day jail (credited as served), $645 court assessments, 12 months supervised and 12 months unsupervised probation.

Steve Eugene Pettis, Sprague, driving while license suspended and violating a no-contact order, pleaded guilty, 16 days jail (credited as served), $543 court assessments, 12 months supervised and 12 months unsupervised probation.

John William McKinney, Creston, probation violation (fourth-degree assault/domestic violence), 30 days jail (6 credited as served), $90 court assessments.

Dmitriy N. Kontsimal, Federal Way, Wash., speeding (26 over), amended to expired vehicle tabs, $156.

Edward Yaroslav Petrovskiy, University Place, Wash., no seatbelt, contested, amended to cell phone use, $136.

Bo Eli Chalich, Liberty Lake, speeding (23 over), contested, dismissed.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings: 8 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Property Transactions

Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

Feodor A. Chernishoff and Katherina Chernishoff, Woodburn, Ore., to Paul A. Martushoff and Domnuina Martushoff, Reardan – Tract B, Birchill Short Plat, $38,000.

Leon Hugh McFadden (trustee, Hugh J. McFadden Testamentary or Special Needs Trust), Davie, Fla., to Scott Rivers and Dale Alan Rivers, Creston – Tracts 2 and 3 of Hi-Valley Short Plat, $24,000.

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Coulee Dam, to Gale Grill and Shirley Grill, Wilbur – portion of Sec. 17, T28N, R33E, $30,000.

James B. Raybon and Jennifer A. Lilly, Wilbur, to Jennifer Lilly-Raybon and James Raybon, Wilbur – Lot 4 in Rantz Marine Park, $0.

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. (trustee for Argent Securities, Inc.), West Palm Beach, Fla., to Castle 2016 LLC, White Plains, N.Y. – Lots 3 and 4, Blk. 10, Original Addition, Harrington, $23,100.

Carolyn A. Olson (personal representative, estate of Jerry J. Olson), Davenport, to Donald D. Olson, Davenport, and Lisa L. Riley, Houston, Texas – portion of Sec. 21, T24N, R37E, $0.

Warren McPeak, Davenport, to Champion Mortgage Co., Coppell, Texas – Lots 3-5, Blk. 76, Southern Addition to the Town of Harrington, $0.

Gary D. Greene and Barbara A. Greene, Wellton, Ariz., to Roger K. Wesselman, Davenport – Lot 1and west 25 feet of Lot 2, Blk. 5, Original Town (now City) of Davenport, and south 20 feet of adjacent vacated Marshall Street, $135,000.

Denise J. Hoffman (formerly Wilkie), Reardan, to Ace J. Fischer, Valley, Wash. – Lots 13 and 14, Blk. 64, Southern Addition to the Town of Harrington, $130,000.

ACM Ventures LLC, Tucson, Ariz., to Roy Villanueva, Lakewood, Wash. – Lot 9, Blk. 14, Original Town of Odessa, $25,000.

Michael P. Duffey and Evangeline Duffey, Spokane, to Timothy L. Hauff and Jolie Hauff, Wenatchee – Lot 20, Blk. 3, Plat 1 of Seven Bays and 1978 14x66 mobile home, $50,000.


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