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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, May 22: Almira Farmers Warehouse reported that diesel had been siphoned from a grain truck while parked on 4th Street near the town hall over the weekend.

Someone used a property owner’s tractor without his permission to get a stuck vehicle out of a field adjacent to Magnison Butte Road near Reardan. The tractor was abandoned about 600 yards from where it had been – but with the perpetrator’s cell phone left behind. Some damage to the roadway also was reported.

Deputies responded to a harassment/trespassing incident at a unit in the Cottonwood Apartments in Davenport.

A Grand Coulee man was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) after telling deputies he had “spanked (his) 17-year-old’s butt.”

A 28-year-old man complained of back pain after being ejected from a 4-wheeler involved in a collision near Childers Road East in the Almira area. He and another man were examined at Coulee Community Hospital. Neither wore helmets.

Odessa Police investigated a two-vehicle collision at Amende Drive and 6th.

Tuesday, May 23: The Keller ferry was out-of-service for about an hour while a dock was being relocated.

Avista Utilities workers “purged” natural gas from lines in the vicinity of Lincoln Street in Harrington.

Creston ambulance personnel checked out a woman who hit her head on a car window as the vehicle left U.S. 2 and went into a ditch.

No injuries were reported to two occupants of a vehicle that left the roadway at Harrington Tokio and Talkington roads and struck a telephone box. Damage was reported to the box, the vehicle and the roadway.

A Sprague man reported a trespassing incident at a residence in the 500 block of North C Street.

A paint sprayer valued at $1,000 was reported stolen from a construction site along Calvert Road North. It and other items, including an adjustable ladder, drills, and four gallons of paint, were located at a pawn shop in Spokane.

A van was involved in a rollover collision and discovered by a passer-by alongside Hawk Creek Road North. Its driver was unhurt and told a deputy that she had lost control in loose gravel.

Deputies responded to a verbal dispute involving a man and woman living in the 1100 block of Adams Street in Davenport.

Deputies, medical and mental health personnel were involved in assisting a woman thought to be suicidal and armed with a knife who was located in the vicinity of SR 174 and Spring Canyon Road.

Wednesday, May 24: Davenport ambulance personnel assisted an 81-year-old man who experienced extreme dizziness.

A bear visited residential property adjacent to Rock Ridge North in the Davenport area.

A man told dispatchers he received three calls that day alone from someone purporting to be from the IRS.

A Davenport area woman reported being the focus of harassment.

A van got stuck in a ditch after becoming high-centered and was hanging over the edge of Poplar just west of B Street in Sprague.

Gasoline was siphoned during a break-in on property at Weber and Weizel roads near Odessa. Three individuals were subsequently taken into custody.

Residents of Skyview Place East near Creston reported a harassment incident.

A concerned Reardan area resident told dispatchers about marijuana use involving minors that is believed to be occurring.

Thursday, May 25: A Sprague caller advised that someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House phoned her and requested $300 be sent in order the receive $2 million.

A resident of Fisher Road East near Reardan reported a half cord of firewood had been taken without his permission. Later, he phoned dispatchers again to tell them the wood had been found up the road.

A Sprague resident reported $1,000 in unauthorized charges to a digital music vendor had been made on his debit card. The source of the transactions was someone in Casper, Wyo.

Chunks of roadway were causing a traffic hazard on SR 231 between Reardan and Sprague.

Believing an assault may have occurred, deputies responded to a domestic dispute at Black Bear Motel in Davenport.

Friday, May 26: Responding to the Billy Burger restaurant, Wilbur ambulance personnel assisted a 75-year-old woman who may have suffered a stroke.

A chain was cut on a gate at the Egypt substation along SR 25, but nothing reported taken.

Four firearms were reported stolen from property adjacent to Weishaar Road in the Odessa area.

Odessa Police responded to what was described as a juvenile problem in the town park, where a camera had been removed from its position and stuffed into a tree.

Saturday, May 27: Equipment was removed without authorization from the Nitehawk Paintball facility on Spring Creek Road north of Reardan.

After being alerted that vehicles were failing to stop for pedestrians crossing Morgan Street to get to a yard sale at the Davenport Presbyterian Church, deputies set up a presence in that area.

A broken window was reported as evidence of a burglary at a house on Hopp Road between Heimbigner and Davis roads near Odessa.

A drug dog from the Airway Heights Corrections Center was used to conduct a search for narcotics among inmates in the Lincoln County Jail. Contraband tobacco was discovered.

Responding to a residence on Miles Creston Road East, a deputy assisted a 67-year-old man who suffered a head injury.

Lincoln Hospital personnel treated a 67-year-old woman after she was bitten by a dog on her right ring finger.

Deputies investigated a report that muscle relaxers were being distributed by a juvenile to others in Davenport.

A woman walking her dog reported almost being attacked by a loose dog in the vicinity of Seventh and Main streets in Davenport.

National Park Service personnel secured the cooperation of between 10 and 12 individuals camping in tents at No Man’s Cove in the Deer Meadows area to clean up a big mess left from a party the night before, including toilet paper described as “strewn all over the beach from the water to the hill.”

Sunday, May 28: A Wilbur woman was treated at Lincoln Hospital after two dogs grabbed her pant leg and pulled her down in the 400 block of SE Washington Street in Wilbur. She suffered a gash above her eye and reported pain in her right wrist. The dogs’ owner was cited for two counts of a dog at-large.

A caller reported suspicious behavior in the 200 block of Main in Wilbur involving five individuals that appeared to be a possible drug deal in progress.

A Davenport woman reported a fraudulent charge of $113.20 on her bank card for lodging.

Trader’s Express personnel in Davenport reported seeing a man in a vehicle with broken windows and a sign that says “Needs Gas” parked on their lot for a couple of days.

Sprague firefighters extinguished a fire in an abandoned vehicle on the Old Sprague Highway just west of Williams Lake Road.

Deputies investigated a report of possible squatters at the Sprague gun club.

A resident on Pineridge Drive East in the Cayuse Cove area said a gate had been rammed by a vehicle that he believed shouldn’t have access through his private property to a beach that had been closed by the National Park Service.

Several bags of trash from what may have been a marijuana grow operation were discovered in the vicinity of Heineman and Waukon roads near Reardan.

A deputy was unable to locate what was reported as an anhydrous ammonia leak at the McGregor’s facility in Davenport.

Dispatchers took a report that someone was shooting off fireworks or artillery rounds near a dry field adjacent to Redwine Canyon Road near the Lincoln campground.

National Park Service personnel facilitated the recovery of a boat that had broken down in the water, towing it from Porcupine Bay to Two Rivers Marina.


May 22: Terrence E. Crinklaw, 41, Grand Coulee, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

May 23: Nicholas G. Finch, 31, Reardan, arrested by Reardan Police for malicious mischief (domestic violence).

May 24: Luke Phillip Griesse, 47, Almira, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

May 25: Timothy W. Durpos, 53, Snohomish, Wash., confined 7 days by the court for driving while license suspended.

Shaline A. Stoyak, 31, Ritzville, arrested by LCSO for two counts of second-degree burglary.

Kerry D. Tyler, 26, Ritzville, arrested by LCSO for two counts of second-degree burglary.

Justin Whitney, 35, Ritzville, arrested by LCSO for two counts of second-degree burglary.

Rachel G. Newell, 38, Zillah, Wash., arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for residential burglary, second-degree burglary, first-degree theft and third-degree driving while license suspended.

May 28: David J. Palmieri, 27, Creston, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

May 30: Jerome A. Grant, 40, Spokane Valley, arrested by LCSO for attempting to elude.

From May 24 to 30, one individual was held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections, and one for Stevens County.

Court Report


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

Criminal Sentencing

After pleading guilty (through an Alford plea) to two counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, two counts of possessing a stolen firearm and a count of second-degree possession of stolen property (access device), Jory Lewis Vallee, 27, Grand Coulee, was sentenced to 144 months in prison, $800 court costs and restitution to be determined. The successful plea negotiations averted a jury trial last week and came after the court denied a defense request for suppression of evidence on April 5. He was originally charged with six counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with recent incidents in the vicinity of Geib and Krause roads near Wilbur. After securing a search warrant, deputies recovered rifles, shotguns and pistols from a reported “suspicious” vehicle that was the focus of a traffic stop on Jan. 30.

Civil Judgments

A May 23 default judgment against Pam Reidt of Wilbur awarded $6,637.60 to the petitioner, Capital One Bank in a matter involving a credit account.

A May 23 default judgment against Nancy Stradley awarded $1,155.38 to the petitioner, LVNV Fundings LLC in a matter involving a credit account.

New Criminal Case

Frank Lee Lorino, 48, Davenport, is charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver oxycontin and/or oxycodone hydrochloride, conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver oxycontin and/or oxycodone hydrochloride, and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with incidents between Jan. 20 and April 18 of this year.

New Juvenile Offender Matter

A 15-year-old Almira boy is charged with possessing a dangerous weapon on school facilities after a knife was found during a search of a locker and backpack for tobacco products at the Almira school on May 5.


Estate of Irene F. Kenney, of Sammamish, Wash., who died April 26.

Estate of Alan W. Knott, of Medical Lake, who died May 16.

Estate of Jody L. Schierman, of Spokane, who died May 12.

Estate of Vicki D. Anderson, of Orange County, Calif., who died July 29, 2016.


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.

Connor James Colestock, Spokane, speeding (29 mph over limit), contested, found committed, fined $187.

Debra Ann Castro, Moses Lake, speeding (5 over), $100.

Gary David Atkins, Carnation, Wash., speeding (10 over), $125.

Keith Allen Arabia, University Place, Wash., second-degree negligent driving, contested, found committed, $300.

Timothy Allen Obermier, Hillsboro, Ore., speeding (10 over), $125.

Greg Alan Yonemura, Reardan, illegal use of studded tires, $100.

Alissa Anne Taillefer, Fruitland, no proof of insurance, $190.

Tori Lee Brooke Smith, Wellpinit, illegal use of studded tires, $100.

Edward Jerrald Olson, Wilbur, no proof of insurance, $190.

Shaelyn Lavaughn Nuner, Davenport, speeding (13 over), $125.

Marvin Dale McCrea, Wellpinit, driving with wheels off roadway, contested, found committed, $136.

Zachary John Elliston, Waterville, Wash., speeding (14 over and 13 over), contested, found committed, $250.

Debbie Ann Cosgrove, Spokane Valley, speeding (13 over), $156; no proof of insurance, dismissed, $25 administrative fee.

Gina Marie McCauley, Liberty Lake, Wash., speeding (10 over), contested, found committed, $125.

Cassandra Eve Staub, Federal Way, Wash., second-degree negligent driving, contested, found committed, $550.

Scott Nicholas Shinall, North Bend, Wash., speeding (15 over), contested, found not committed; no proof of insurance, dismissed, $25 administrative fee.

Stephanie Diane Pickett, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, speeding (20 over), $125.

Andrew Grant Estes, Spokane, speeding in a construction zone (16 to 20 mph over), contested, found committed, $317.

Daniel James Finley, Edwall, intermediate license, passenger under 20, $110; fail to stop at intersection, $110.

Kathleen Rose Finley, Inchelium, illegal use of studded tires, $110.

Raymond Allen Flett, Jr., Wellpinit, speeding (16 over), $187; no proof of insurance, $390.

Isaac James Green, Havre, Mont., speeding (5 over), amended to failure to renew expired registration, found committed, $105; no proof of insurance, $190.

Shelby M. Lebret-McCrea, Wellpinit, speeding (10 over), $110.

Apollinarea V. Konev, Reardan, illegal use of studded tires, $110.

Johnathan Reed Guthrie, Davenport, defective tail lights, $110; no proof of insurance, $190.

Addie Edna J. Hargrove, Omak, Wash., fail to yield to emergency vehicle, $140.

Sadie Ariana Cecil, Post Falls, Idaho, speeding (15 over), $125.

Dennis Eugene Frederick, Ford, illegal use of studded tires, $110.

Cory Kevin Ginger, Spokane, no proof of insurance, contested, dismissed, $25 administrative fee.

Crystal Jean Huett, Spokane, no proof of insurance, $190.

Curtis L. Odom, Spokane Valley, driving under the influence and while license suspended, 30 days jail, $1,841 court assessments, 36 months supervised and 24 months unsupervised probation, alcohol/drug evaluation and recommended treatment, DUI victims' panel, no possession or consumption of alcohol, marijuana or illegal drugs (monitored by random testing), comply with rules and regulations of state Department of Licensing regarding installation and use of a functioning ignition interlock device.

Wambli I. Spotted Elk, Ronan, Mont., third-degree malicious mischief, dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Ashley M. Welch, Spokane, probation violation (fourth-degree assault/domestic violence), 46 days jail with credit for time served.

Nicholas Finch, Reardan, probation violation (third-degree malicious mischief), 240 days jail.

Julie Anna Lanphere, Concrete, Wash., probation violation (driving while license suspended), 3 days jail (credited as served).

Kayla Meise, Odessa, third-degree theft, 15 days jail, $593 court assessments, restitution to be determined, 12 months supervised and 12 months unsupervised probation.


Lincoln County Auditor’s Office

Raymond W. Peone, Jr., 31, and Jennai S. Miura, 31, both of Wilbur.

Daniel Eller, 36, and Sarah Arlan Cudillo, 32, both of Reardan.

Michael Brandon Conser, 31, and Erica Lynne Rethaford, 27, both of Yuma, Ariz.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings: 35 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Petitions for legal separation: 1 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Property Transactions

Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

Kelly J. Kobes and Leah G. Kobes, Spokane, to James T. Rasmussen and Gladys F. Rasmussen, Wilbur – Lots 9 and 10, Blk. 6, Yount’s Addition to the Town of Wilbur, $75,000.

Kristen D. Henry and Andrew Olsen, Snoqualmie, Wash., to Rodney J. Boutain and Sherri L. Boutain, Grand Coulee – portion of Secs. 16 and 21, T28N, R31E, $30,000.

Garry T. Pfeffer, Katy, Texas, to Garry Pfeffer (trustee, Garry Pfeffer Revocable Living Trust), Katy, Texas – an undivided one-third interest in portion of Sec. 9, T26N, R32; and an undivided one-third interest in the undivided half interest of portion of Sec. 27, T27N, R33E, $0.

Anthony H. Melewski and Alice G. Melewski, Wilbur, to Robert V. Smith and Linda M. Smith, Wilbur – Lots 1-6, Blk. 16, Hay’s Addition to the Town of Wilbur and 1977 24x40 mobile home, $75,000.

Lanway Lake View Heights LLC, Davenport, to Mark Berger, Puyallup, Wash. – Lots 21-24 and 37, Lakeview Heights Division 2, Phase I, $80,000.

Vanessa Tennille Chambers, Spokane Valley, to Jason Joseph Chambers, Reardan – north 19 feet of Lot 19 and all of Lots 20 through 24, Blk. 32, Original Town of Reardan, $0.

Robert Bruno and Beverly Bruno, Grand Coulee, to Travis Alexander, Long Beach, Calif. – portion of Sec. 16, T28N, R31E, $100,000.

Dan Hodges and Sheri L. Hodges, Puyallup, Wash., to Randy Beamer, Marysville, Wash. – Lot 3, Vista Point Short Plat, $79,000.

David S. Buddrius (personal representative, estate of DeWane S. Buddrius), Harrington, to Carol J. Buddrius, David S. Buddrius and Juliann M. Janke, Harrington – portion of Secs. 17, 21, 22 and 27, T22N, R36E; portion of Sec. 1, T23N, R35E; portion of Secs. 25, 26 and 36, T24N, R35E; and portion of Secs. 6, 7, 14 and 32, T23N, R36E, $0.

David S. Buddrius (personal representative, estate of DeWane S. Buddrius), Harrington, to Carol J. Buddrius, Harrington – Lots 1-12, Blk. 43; south 75 feet of Lots 4-6 and all of Lots 7-12, Blk. 44; all in the Town of Harrington, $0.

Carol J. Buddrius, Harrington, to David S. Buddrius, Harrington – portion of Secs. 17, 21, 22 and 27, T22N, R36E; portion of Sec. 1, T23N, R35E; portion of Secs. 25, 26 and 36, T24N, R35E; and portion of Secs. 6, 7, 14 and 32, T23N, R36E, $0.

Ricci Husky, Liberty Lake, to Garrett Husky, Davenport – portion of Sec. 17, T25N, R37E, $169,000.

Karen Husky, Portland, Ore., to Garrett Husky, Davenport – portion of Sec. 17, T25N, R37E, $35,000.

Thomas G. Zwainz (personal representative, estate of Vicki D. Anderson), Reardan, to Thomas G. Zwainz, Reardan, and Rod Zwainz, Garden City, Calif. – portion of Secs. 19 and 30, T26N, R39E, $0.


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