The Odessa Record -

Court Report


March 30, 2017

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, March 20: Large amounts of water were reported in the vicinity of Welch Creek Road north of Creston.

Items were reported missing after a burglary at the R&R Auto Repair and Towing Co. in the 200 block of Morgan Street in Davenport.

Using a search warrant at two Grand Coulee residences, deputies arrested a man and woman on charges of burglary and second-degree theft. Antique books missing from a Reardan residence were recovered and could be related to the two suspects.

A Rocklyn Road resident reported the theft of a large amount of cash.

A caller discovered a pickup truckload of litter in a field in the vicinity of Bagdad and LaFollette roads near Almira.

Key Bank personnel in Wilbur reported a confrontation with a “disgruntled” customer who made serious threats. By the time a deputy arrived, the man called in an apology.

A deputy and Davenport ambulance personnel responded to an emergency incident at Davenport Elementary School.

Deputies responded to a reported assault involving employees at Davenport Building Supply.

Two elderly men, having gotten their vehicle stuck in mud in the vicinity of Telford Road and Cole Ranch Drive west of Davenport, grew weary after waiting more than two hours for a tow truck to arrive and requested a courtesy ride from deputies as they began walking along the road.

Deputies placed a man into custody after a high-speed pursuit ensued following a report that a vehicle had just been stolen from the Grand Coulee area and was heading east towards Wilbur on SR 174.

Tuesday, March 21: Weight restrictions were removed from county roads south of SR 23 and Interstate 90, including Old Sprague Highway, Fishtrap Road (south of SR 28), Mohler and Harrington Tokio roads.

Corner Café personnel in Creston found the front door broken through and drawers opened and gone through. Burglaries also were reported at Edna’s Drive-in and El Ranchito Mexican restaurant in Davenport; an amount of cash was taken from both. Another break-in was attempted at Doxie’s in Wilbur, where pry marks were discovered. Investigators believe the same perpetrator(s) may be involved in all.

A caller reported someone threw garbage from the sun roof of a vehicle traveling on U.S. 2 about a mile east of Davenport.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe personnel were advised of railroad crossing signal arms down on Birch Street in Odessa.

Wednesday, March 22: Dispatchers took a report of semi-trucks violating weight restrictions by traveling on Waukon Road.

US Bank personnel in Davenport requested assistance with a “loud and angry” customer.

A caller expressed concern about tire tracks that could have originated with vehicles deliberately being driven in a muddy field adjacent to Harrington Airport Road.

A woman from Georgia reported an unauthorized charge on her account for a computer apparently delivered to someone in Davenport.

Deputies investigated possible harassment matters in the Grand Coulee and Wilbur areas.

Odessa Police responded to a report of a possibly suicidal individual in the 300 block of South 4th Street.

Thursday, March 23: Responding to the 1100 block of Fourth Street, Davenport ambulance personnel assisted a 55-year-old man who may have been experiencing dehydration.

A one-vehicle rollover collision was reported on SR 28 about six miles south of Davenport.

A deputy responded to a report of illegal burning on property adjacent to Wild Turkey Lane near Creston.

An erratically driven vehicle went off U.S. 2 near Wilbur.

Odessa Police checked out a report of a possible domestic dispute in the 100 block of South 4th.

Friday, March 24: Responding to Vista Manor, Wilbur ambulance personnel assisted a 78-year-old man who may have suffered a stroke.

Deputies investigated a report of a man picking up a Wilbur woman by her jacket and throwing her into a vehicle parked in the 400 block of SE College Avenue.

Two deputies responded to a reported verbal dispute involving three to four individuals in the vicinity of Third and Logan streets in Davenport.

A vehicle driven by a deputy was involved in a collision at SR 21 and Lakeview Ranch Loop Road north of Odessa.

Saturday, March 25: After seeing “eyes across (her) driveway that were taller than an animal” and noticing that a lock on a gate may have been cut off and stolen, a Sterling Valley woman requested additional patrols in the area.

A Davenport man told dispatchers he noticed the steering wheel was loose after he saw someone inside a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Morgan Street.

A caller involved in a neighborhood dispute over noise in the 900 block of Main Street in Davenport said a man may have tried to intimidate him by shouldering a rifle while outside one of the residences.

Sunday, March 26: Catching up with him at Aspen and Spokane streets, deputies arrested a Reardan man after the vehicle he was driving crashed into two other vehicles in the 100 block of South Aspen Street near Railroad Avenue.

A Wilbur man reported that someone cut a chain across an access road to property adjacent to Blenz Road about a mile south of Watson Road. Fresh ATV tracks also were noticed.

A deputy reported damage to the rear bumper of a patrol car.

Dispatchers took reports of possible drug dealing in the Sprague area.

A man and woman were observed in a heated argument involving children being transferred from one’s vehicle to the other’s while parked in the vicinity of the Sprague Chevron station and The Viking Drive-in.


March 21: Jeremy L. Stearns, 30, Wellpinit, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for failing to appear for driving while license suspended.

Randall C. Gross, 24, Grand Coulee, arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for driving under the influence.

March 23: Calib C. Ross, 31, Wilbur, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

March 24: Patricia M. Doree, 52, Spokane, remanded by Lincoln County Superior Court for sentencing.

Jason L. Priest, 44, Spokane, remanded by Lincoln County Superior Court for sentencing.

March 26: Robert J. Stanger, 61, Reardan, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

From March 23 to 27, four individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Court Report


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

Criminal Sentencings

Amanda Lil Young, 30, of Spokane, pleaded guilty March 14 to attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle in connection with a Sept. 18, 2016, incident near Fishtrap Lake Resort during which 4-wheelers were reportedly attempting to outrun a sheriff’s vehicle. A charge of possessing a stolen vehicle was withdrawn by prosecutors as a result of a plea agreement. Her sentence includes seven days jail (credited as served), $802 court costs and $400 public defender reimbursement, and a prohibition against possessing firearms.

Kristine Louise Vasquez, 41, of Graham, Wash., pleaded guilty March 14 to second-degree theft (amended through plea negotiations from possession of a stolen vehicle). The matter involved the Sept. 16, 2015, taking of an Olympia, Wash., man’s vehicle, which was recovered after it was disabled on U.S. 2 near Reardan. Her sentence included two months in jail (credited as served), $1,179.20 court costs, restitution to be determined, and a prohibition against possessing firearms. The court waived a reimbursement for public defender costs.

Civil Judgments

Citing the “lack of current factual basis,” the court on March 14 denied a request by Renee Rosann Engh, of Reardan, filed on behalf of a 3-year-old boy, for a sexual assault protection order against a 9-year-old boy. Shannon Lee Marchand was the adult respondent in the matter.

In separate cases, Hvy T, LLC, of Wilbur, must pay taxes of $1,805.82 and $2,770.53 to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

Ira L. Floyd, of Sprague, must return $245.28 in overpaid benefits to the Washington State Department of Employment Security.

Webcollex LLC was awarded a default judgment of $5,659.47 against Carl Parks, of Sprague, in a matter involving credit account debt.

Capital One Bank was awarded a default judgment of $1,559.46 against Raymond C. Pope Sr., of Odessa, in a matter involving credit account debt.

Capital One Bank was awarded a default judgment of $1,597.48 against Mark E. Gossett, of Harrington, in a matter involving credit account debt.

New Criminal Cases

Christopher Andrew C. Summers, 37, of Spokane, is charged with first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with a March 2 traffic stop by the Washington State Patrol on Interstate 90 in Lincoln County.

Michael Kevin Hurlburt, 52, of Lincoln/Creston, is charged with possession of methamphetamine in connection with a Dec. 3, 2016, incident that included investigation by sheriff’s deputies of alleged trespassing and unauthorized cutting of trees on property adjacent to Sterling Valley Road North and an alleged no-contact order violation.

New Civil Cases

Walter Family Grain Growers (Coley Walter, manager), Odessa, seeks compensation from Foremost Pump and Well Services, Yakima, alleging breach of contract for installing an irrigation pump that didn’t meet USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) program requirements. According to the claim, the pump stopped working in May and August of 2015, resulting in crop damage and lost profits. The value of the pump was quoted at $122,012 in December 2013. The respondent has requested a jury trial.

Julie A. Scharff, of Davenport, seeks a protection order against Thomas E. Lenocker II, of Spokane, in a domestic violence matter that involves four minor children.

Capital One Bank seeks to recover $6,301.60 plus court costs from Pam Reidt and “John Doe” Reidt in a matter involving alleged credit account debt.


Estate of Cheryl Nannette Chapman, of Grand Coulee, who died Jan. 31.

Estate of Robert C. St. Clair, of Davenport, who died Feb. 24.

Estate of David S. Comrie, of Spokane Valley, who died Feb. 2.


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.

Wayne Michael Johns, Tonasket, Wash., probation violation (driving while license suspended), 1 day jail converted to 10 hours community service, $150 court assessments.

Jorn E. Harvey, Spokane, probation violation (driving while license suspended), 3 days jail, $150 court assessments.

Jasper O. Kala, Reardan, , probation violation (driving while license suspended), 3 days jail converted to 30 hours community service, $150 court assessments.

Vernon Patrick Deahl, Wilbur, probation violation (first-degree negligent driving), 3 days jail converted to 30 hours community service, $150 court asessments.

Jeremy Leroy Paul Stearns, Ford, probation violation (driving while license suspended), 3 days jail, $99.60 court assessments.

Small Claims Court

A request by Craig Wohlsein, of Wilbur, that Grange Insurance Association, of Seattle, pay for $3,001.17 in repairs to a 1996 Ford Ranger that was involved in a Dec. 16, 2016, collision was dismissed. The petitioner must pay a $14 filing fee.


Lincoln County Auditor’s Office

Lamarr A. Wilson, 78, and Melody Ann Wilson, 61, both of Davenport.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings – March 6: Jeffrey T. Stevens and Nancy E. Stevens, both of Reardan, married July 4, 2005, in Davenport, separated July 4, 2016, no dependent children of the marriage. Also, 49 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Petitions for legal separation: 1 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

Gordon R. Peterson, Lincoln, to Paul P. Lischka and Melanie Lischka, Quincy, Wash. – portion of Sec. 1, T27N, R34E, subject to easements, $155,000.

509 Fabrication LLC, Havelock, N.C., to Ambrose Reichlin and Kathleen Reichlin, Almira – Lots 1-5, 6 (except north 40 feet of east 24 feet), 7 (except north 40 feet of west 24 feet, and except north 80 feet of east 2 feet), and west 22 feet of south 60 feet of Lot 8, all in Blk. 13, Original Town of Almira, $0.

Nicholes M. McCuin, Creston, to Irene M. McCuin and Nicholes M. McCuin, Creston – Lots 23-28, Blk. 8, Original Town of Creston, gift.

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Carrollton, Texas, to Steve L. Kron and Charlene M. Kron, Arlington, Wash. – portion of Sec. 25, T28N, R32E and portion of Sec. 30, T28N, R33E, $127,000.

Andy H. Tomchick, East Wenatchee, Wash., to Vonly C. Church and Christy F. Church, Puyallup, Wash. – Lot 46, Deer Heights Plat No. 1 and 2004 27x52 mobile home, $220,000.

Patricia A. Harrison and Thomas L. Moffat, Mead, to Julie A. Silbar, Mead – portion of Secs. 9 and 10, T28N, R31E, $0.

Linda Ayotte, Spokane, to Goose Creek and Mobile Home Park LLC, Camino Island, Wash. – Lots 3-8, Blk. 17, Resurvey and Homestead Addition to Town of Wilbur, and portion of vacated Milmont Street between Railroad and Main streets; Lots 7-12, Blk. 1, Yount’s Addition to Town of Wilbur; north 110 feet of Lots 1-6, Blk. 2, Yount’s Addition to Town of Wilbur; north 110 feet of Blk 2, Yount’s Addition to Town of Wilbur; Lots 1, 7 and 8, Blk. D, Railroad Addition to Town of Wilbur and portion of vacated Milmont Street between Railroad and Main streets; and nine mobile homes of varying measurements, $180,000.

Dale L. Anderson, Creston, to William Alban, Creston – Lot 3, Blk. 10, Anderson’s Addition to Town of Creston, gift.

Michael E. Korby and Judith Korby, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to Vernon F. Baker, Harrington – Lots 1 and 2, Blk. 54, Original Town of Harrington, and Lots 7 and 8, Blk. 59, Southern Addition to Town of Harrington, $0.

John Howard Wells, Mill Creek, Wash., to Bruce A. Klapmeier and Nancy J. Klapmeier, Yakima, Wash. –Lot 45, Hanson Harbor Subdivision, $160,000.

Glen E. Gordon and Rebecca Gordon, Fall City, Wash., to BZE Development LLC, Union, Wash. – Lot 2, Bright Star Short Plat, $0.

Jerry D. Schafer and Ellen K. Schafer, Odessa, to Ryan Lewis and Mandy Lewis, Odessa – Lot 17, Blk. 2, East Basin High No. 1, $15,000.

Kathleen Luce (trustee, Roger Francis Savage Testamentary Trust), Republic, Wash., to Stewart Luce and Kathleen F. Luce, Republic – portion of Sec. 25, T28N, R32E and portion of Sec. 30, T28N, R33E, subject to easements, $0.

Kathryn Didricksen, Boise, Idaho, to Alice L. Rosman, Creston – Lots 13 and 28, Hanson Harbor Subdivision No. 3, $0.

B.E.R. Herdrick Family LLC, Wilbur, to Dennis E. Herdrick, Wilbur – portion of Sec. 8, T26N, R33E, subject to easements, $0.

Raleigh J. Evans and April M. Evans, Olalla, Wash., to Erik M. Nilsen, Bothell, Wash. – Lot 4, Hawk Lodge Short Plat, $129,000.


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