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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, Dec. 5: A caller reported “a massive amount of smoke” was coming from the wheel well of a pickup and trailer unit traveling in front of him on Interstate 90 near Sprague.

Creston ambulance personnel transported an 84-year-old woman with breathing difficulties to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.

A Wilbur woman reported receiving unwelcome Facebook and text messages.

Tuesday, Dec. 6: Wintry weather forced two-hour delays for classes and bus pickups in the Almira and Odessa school districts.

A vehicle slide-off was reported on westbound Interstate 90 about a mile west of the Fishtrap exit. Another took place north of the railroad tracks near the intersection of Waukon and Stark roads.

Dispatchers this week filed four reports of unattended deaths in Harrington, Davenport and Wilbur phoned in by concerned relatives or neighbors.

A bag containing a crystal light colored substance fell out of a county jail inmate’s jacket pocket while he was in the process of being released.

No one was reported hurt as a result of a two-vehicle collision at Pope and Brace streets in Wilbur.

Someone tore down a section of fence at the Davenport Sports Complex adjacent to McInnis Road, leaving behind the results of “spinning brodies” and “tearing up the area.”

A missing Davenport girl, having just returned home after being hospitalized in California, was eventually found at the high school after a search throughout the city involving at least four deputies. She was examined at Lincoln Hospital.

Odessa Police investigated a harassment report from the 400 block of West 8th Avenue.

Wednesday, Dec. 7: A deputy verbally warned the owners of three dogs that were continuously barking at each other in the 1000 block of Washington Street in Davenport.

No one was hurt after a vehicle collided with a tree near the intersection of Lincoln and Seventh streets in Davenport.

A Wilbur area caller expressed concern about a 17-year-old stepson who “will not stay home.”

A Davenport man died after apparently suffering a heart attack while in the process of trying to rescue a family dog from a residence on fire in the 900 block of Fifteenth Street. The fire call came after a neighbor noticed smoke coming from the basement. LifeFlight aerial ambulance personnel responded, landing their helicopter in a nearby field, but the man was pronounced dead before they could take him to a Spokane hospital.

Two pickup trucks were observed “spinning brodies” in the parking lot of a daycare facility in the 400 block of SE Trinity in Wilbur.

Thursday, Dec. 8: Deputies investigated a report that a Sprague city councilmember had been harassed.

Dispatchers took a report that children were sleeping in an attic with marijuana plants nearby to “keep them warm” at a Davenport residence. The call was referred to Child Protective Services.

Davenport ambulance personnel assisted an elderly woman who fell at Serene Meadows.

Friday, Dec. 9: A caller expressed concern about a man and woman who appeared to be unconscious inside a vehicle that had been at the Wilbur park for some four hours. The man told a responding deputy that they had parked there that long because they were tired.

Responding to a Harrington residence, a deputy helped cool down a dispute between a man and woman concerning visitation with a young child.

A caller expressed concern about a Sprague firefighter driving recklessly on SR 23 and passing a school bus, possibly putting its passengers in danger, while responding to the fire station for a fire call. The fire chief promised a deputy that the subject would be discussed during the next training session.

A vehicle was discovered in a winter wheat field along the Old Coulee Road near Bagdad, about a mile from the Grant County line.

Reardan Police investigated a report of a man walking through at least two residential yards in the 400 block of North Laurel.

Saturday, Dec. 10: A Burlington Northern Santa Fe crew worked on railroad crossing arms and lights on North Oregon Street in Edwall.

A caller reported seeing a deer with brush and a belt or strap stuck in its antlers in the Lakeview Cove area of Seven Bays.

A deputy responded to an “unwanted person” incident in the 200 block of NE Cliff Avenue in Wilbur.

No one was reported hurt after a vehicle backed into another at the intersection of Fifth and Harker streets in Davenport.

A caller reported a “Stargazer/Starburst” device had been damaged after someone unscrewed it from its place in a front yard in the 700 block of Main Street in Davenport.

A caller told dispatchers that two men and two pickup trucks were trespassing on property adjacent to Sterling Valley Road and cutting down trees.

Sunday, Dec. 11: Davenport ambulance personnel assisted a 59-year-old man with breathing difficulties.

Multiple calls about a shoeless man running down Interstate 90 near Sprague wearing only boxer shorts were referred to the Washington State Patrol and Sprague ambulance personnel.

After receiving a request from a Mohler woman that a man continuously feeds her dogs without her consent while driving on Knapp Road, a deputy located the man in Harrington and communicated the message, securing a promise from him that he would stop doing so.

No one was reported hurt as a result of a vehicle rollover collision on Old Sunset Highway and Sprinkle Road near Davenport.


Dec. 6: Whitley D. Pittman, 20, Odessa, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for Newport, Wash., Police for failing to appear for third-degree assault.

Jennifer R. Booth, 37, Davenport, confined two days by the court for reckless driving.

Dec. 7: Christian C. Carlson, 27, Addy, Wash., arrested by LCSO on a warrant for driving while license suspended.

Dec. 8: Kevin E. Warbus, 20, Omak, Wash., arrested by LCSO for possession of heroin and driving while license suspended.

Jamie J. Gannon, 39, Creston, arrested by LCSO on a Stevens County warrant.

Travis M. Hope, 25, Ephrata, Wash., arrested by LCSO for second-degree burglary, five counts of second-degree theft and theft of a firearm.

Dec. 9: Paul G. Vogt, 42, Airway Heights, confined five days under contract with City of Airway Heights for fourth-degree assault.

Jeremy Guthrie, 29, Davenport, confined 90 days by the court for manufacturing and/or delivering methamphetamine.

Joseph V. Holmstrom, 36, Kalispell, Mont., transferred to Lincoln County from Shoshone County, Idaho, on a felony warrant for three counts of second-degree burglary and four counts of vehicle prowling.

From Dec. 6 to 12, seven individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Court Report


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

Civil Judgment

Eric M. Baarstad, of Creston, must pay $6,270.16 to the Washington State Department of Revenue for tax obligations from March 1 to Aug. 31.

New Criminal Cases

Hedgar Hernandez, 27, of Brewster, Wash., is charged with second-degree burglary and third-degree theft in connection with a Nov. 19 incident on property adjacent to Riffe Road west of Reardan, during which a fuel can and propane bottle were removed from a garage.

Justina A. Buffington, 31, and Christina Rae Erlewine, 23, both confined in the Whitman County Jail in Colfax, are each charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree theft and third-degree malicious mischief in connection with a Sept. 24 incident at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sprague, during which a laptop computer was taken and a door window was broken. Authorities in both Whitman and Lincoln counties believe they may have been involved in several theft incidents, including at Sprague Community Church, from which TV equipment was taken, along with schools and churches in Lamont, Endicott and Lind.

Arthur L. Palmer, 31, Kalispell, Mont., is charged with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and third-degree possession of stolen property in connection with a Nov. 15 burglary spree along Morgan Street in Davenport. Bond was set at $20,000.

David Allen Parkin, 37, Sprague, is charged with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle in connection with a Nov. 6 incident along the Old Sprague Highway.


Will only of Raymond C. Reister, of Wilbur.

Estate of Fairlene M.F. Moniz, of Davenport, who died Nov. 22.

Estate of Virgil F. Totusek, of Odessa, who died Sept. 19.


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.

Christopher J. Moore, Sprague, third-degree malicious mischief, found not guilty by jury.

Kevin Erik Warbus, Omak, Wash., probation violation (driving while license suspended), 1 day jail (credited as served), $60 court costs.

Cecelia Kim Miller, Wellpinit, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $193 court assessments, 12 months supervised and 12 months unsupervised probation, deferred sentence (may change plea when court's conditions are met).

Jonathan Joseph Jacobsen, Springdale, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, 12 months supervised and 12 months unsupervised probation, $393 court assessments, deferred sentence (may change plea when court's conditions are met); fail to transfer title, dismissed at prosecutor's request.

Shaun Allen Gaines, Moses Lake, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $543 court assessments,

12 months supervised and 12 months unsupervised probation, deferred sentence (may change plea when court's conditions are met).

Dale Burke, Davenport, solicitation to possess a controlled substance, pleaded guilty, 10 days jail, $343 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation, no possession or consumption of alcohol, marijuana or illegal drugs (monitored by random testing).

Civil Judgment

Bonded Adjustment Co., of Spokane, won a Dec. 8 judgment for $591.69 against respondents Craig R. Crowder and Sharon Crowder, of Edwall, in a matter involving payment for services provided by Spokane Emergency Physicians.

Name Change Order

The court on Nov. 3 granted Jana Lynne Dice's request to change her name to Jana Lynne Johnson. She is a Davenport resident.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings: 44 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Property Transactions

Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

Douglas K. Pickel and Shannon Pickel, Davenport, to Gary Buck and Sharon Buck, Davenport – Lots 8-10, Blk. 79, Essig’s Addition to Davenport, $25,000.

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C., to Bridger J. Butkovich and Lacey A. Butkovich, Davenport – Lot 1 and west 40 feet of Lot 2, Blk. 61, Morgan’s Addition to City of Davenport, $0.

Debra A. Orvis, Christen K. Duncah and Kenneth B. Carman (heirs, estate of Martha Carman), Davenport, to City of Davenport, Davenport – Lots 6-10, Blk. 60, Essig’s Addition to City of Davenport, $4,500.

Brynn M. Shreve and Scott Clark, Sprague, to David R. Crawford, Sprague – Lot 6 and east half of Lot 7, Blk. 9, Hewitt and Kinnear Addition to Sprague, $90,000.

Egypt Motocross Park, Inc. (Jerry L. Schlehuber, sole remaining shareholder), Davenport, to Jerry L. Schlehuber (individually and as personal representative of estate of Constance L. Schlehuber), Davenport –portion of Sec. 26, T28N, R36E, subject to easements, $0

Jerry L. Schlehuber (personal representative, estate of Constance L. Schlehuber), Davenport, to Jerry L. Schlehuber, Davenport – portion of Secs. 26 and 35, T28N, R36E; and portion of Sec. 2, T27N, R36E, subject to easements, $0.

Isaak Brothers, Coulee City, to Ben Addink and Jada Addink, Ephrata, Wash. – portion of Secs. 21, 27 and 28, T28N, R32E, $120,000.

David A. Heikkinen and Karen M. Zeider (co-trustees, Chester R. Heikkinen Revocable Trust), Minneapolis, Minn., to Larry Robert Martin, Wilbur – portion of Sec. 31, T28N, R34E, $44,090.

Jada Addink, Ephrata, to Ben Addink, Ephrata – portions of Secs. 21, 27 and 28, T28N, R32E, $0.

Randy L. Flinner, Lincoln, to Samuel P. Flinner and Cheryl D. Flinner, Lincoln – Lot 1, RL Short Plat, gift.

Ben Addink, Ephrata, to BBD Holdings LLC, Ephrata, portion of Secs. 21, 27, and 28, T28N, R32E, $0.

Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, Seattle, to Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC, Ewing, N.J. – Lots 6 and 7, Blk. 43, Timmon’s Second Addition to the Town (now City) of Davenport, $33,600.

Rodney A. Gardner, Ocean Shores, Wash., to Eric C. Wyborney and Debra K. Wyborney, Wilbur – portion of Sec. 28, T27N, R33E, $95,500.

Robin Parry and Anna L. Parry (trustees, Parry Family Trust) and Mia L. Murphy (formerly Parry), Othello, Wash., to Jordan Hughes, Almira – portion of Sec. 15, T26N, R31E, $140,150.

Lin D. O’Dell (guardian, estate of Gwendolyn M. Beck), Spokane, to Christopher C. Lonning and Nancy J. Lonning, Reardan – Lots 13-18 and south 6 feet of Lot 19, Blk. 32, Original Town of Reardan, $82,277.

Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, Seattle, to Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, Seattle – west 85 feet of Lots 5 and 6, Blk. 13, Town of Odessa, $79,165.70.

Thomas G. Harding (trustee, Richard and Lotte Harding Living Trust), Sprague, to Thomas G. Harding, Douglas R. Harding, Donald W. Harding and Joe M. Harding, Sprague – portion of Secs. 1 and 3, T21N, R37E; portion of Secs 14, 21, 22, 27 and 33-36, T22N, R37E; portion of Sec. 31, T22N, R38E, $0.


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