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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, July 10: Someone stole a kayak from property adjacent to the 33000 block of Mill Canyon Road.

Leaking fluids were reported after a Copenhaver Construction concrete truck rollover occurred on Gunsight Bluff North in the Seven Bays area. The driver was treated at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.

A Mill Canyon Road resident told dispatchers that a man came to her house and threatened to burn it down.

Informed that it may have come to Davenport, deputies assisted their Grant County colleagues in a search for a suspect vehicle and its occupants who were believed to be involved in an assault and robbery incident at the Grand Coulee library. They eventually were located in Grand Coulee.

A caller notified dispatchers about a man who jumped off a motorcycle and onto a car windshield in the I-90 Sprague rest area and then attempted to punch a knife through the glass. The man accused the woman behind the wheel of cheating on him and yelled continually at her to leave the vehicle. Instead, she managed to get away and was last seen traveling west on the freeway.

Deputies and National Park Service rangers investigated a possible child molestation incident at Spring Canyon campground.

Deputies kept an eye on a residence in the 1000 block of Sixth Street in Davenport after an occupant reported finding her garage door open two consecutive days and heard from neighbors that they heard voices during the night. No items were reported missing.

A pursuit by the Washington State Patrol of a motorcycle clocked at speeds of more than 130 miles per hour on I-90 in Lincoln County was called off due to the danger involved. A deputy advised that the bike subsequently passed him at 113 mph.

Odessa Police investigated a possible illegal marijuana possession report in the 100 block of East 4th Avenue.

Odessa Police verbally warned the owner of a dog reported to have been “aggressive” toward residents in the 200 block of Birch Street.

Reardan Police investigated a burglary in the 100 block of West Broadway (U.S. 2). Two men wearing ski masks are suspected.

Tuesday, July 11: Someone had allegedly pointed a gun at an emergency caller traveling on I-90 near Sprague. The call was referred to the Washington State Patrol.

A man was taken into custody after deputies responded to a report from the 700 block of Marshall Street in Davenport of someone threatening another with a knife.

Residents of the 19300 block of Waukon Road North, in the Edwall area, requested extra patrols because of vehicles speeding by their house and shop at all times of the day and night.

A Wilbur woman told dispatchers that someone apparently stole about $1,500 from a piggy bank inside a residence in the 200 block of NE Cole Avenue.

A juvenile boy was detained on suspicion of shoplifting $2.14 of merchandise from Davenport Family Foods. At the request of store personnel, he and another boy are now prohibited “for life” from coming to the store “for any reason” at the risk of being charged with trespassing.

Odessa firefighters battled a blaze that consumed a doublewide mobile home at 17010 Apache Pass Road.

An 80-year-old Deer Meadows area resident with Alzheimer’s disease eventually was located in Othello after failing to return home from a trip to Spokane. Along the way, he was seen at a gas station in Suncrest, “trying to get back to U.S. 2.” Family members retrieved the lost man and his vehicle in Othello after learning he had been found.

A caller reported shots being fired in the vicinity of residences and property with livestock along Tramm Road North.

Wednesday, July 12: A man was jailed after deputies responded to a report that a woman had been assaulted in the 700 block of SE Railroad in Wilbur.

A trailer was reported stolen from the vicinity of Third and Morgan streets in Davenport.

A caller reported hearing people yelling at each other in the 600 block of Main Street in Davenport. A responding deputy learned that a 12-year-old girl was “out of control” after failing to take her medications and was advised by her doctor to have her examined at the hospital.

Responding to the vicinity of Barr and Jensen roads, emergency personnel assisted a 30-year-old man who may have suffered a possible drug overdose.

Deputies began investigating a break-in involving several buildings in the 23400 block of Waukon Road.

A Davenport man told dispatchers he believes someone entered a residence in the 200 block of Adams Street after discovering a TV on and that the toilet had been used, but not by the occupants of the home.

A resident of Teel Hill Road North reported that a car had been regularly driven through a driveway during the past three months, presenting a suspicious situation for her.

Sparks from a transformer on an Inland Power and Light pole along Redwine Canyon Road North were determined by Creston firefighters as the cause of a small brush fire that was quickly extinguished.

A caller expressed concern about “a few kids who were driving around on a dirt bike, going pretty fast” in the vicinity of Davenport High School.

A Davenport woman told dispatchers that her account had been used without her permission for transactions at Davenport Building Supply.

Responding to the 500 block of West 3rd Street, Sprague ambulance personnel assisted a woman suffering from dementia who was described by a family member as “violent” as a result of “not taking her pills.”

A caller told dispatchers that someone apparently was taking items without permission from a field adjacent to Omans Road about six miles east of Davenport.

Odessa Police intervened in a dispute involving two men in an alley between Division and Alder streets north of 4th Avenue.

Thursday, July 13: Sprague ambulance personnel transported a 58-year-old local woman to a Spokane hospital after she complained of “horrible, extreme chest pain and nausea.” She explained that she had been locked out of the residence of a man who had invited her to dinner after they met in a local bar.

A caller told dispatchers that a flatbed truck was speeding through Reardan and passing in a no-passing zone on U.S. 2.

Deputies were advised of a possible forged signature on Superior Court paperwork involving a child support matter.

A Davenport woman asked a deputy’s assistance with a man who appeared to be intoxicated while bothering her outside her residence.

Friday, July 14: The fuel pump failed on a semi-truck that blocked the southbound lane of Waukon Road near its intersection with Hallett Road.

Sprague ambulance personnel were sent to the scene of a five-vehicle collision on I-90 that blocked one of the westbound lanes for a short period.

A caller told dispatchers he believes someone is tampering with a well on property adjacent to Hawk Creek Ranch Road.

A Sprague caller shared concern about high-speed traffic on the graveled Walnut Loop road that could pose a danger to children playing in the area.

Four flat tires slowed down a semi-truck traveling on U.S. 2 near Davenport, prompting its driver to “limp down the road” to a shop for repairs.

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

A deputy responded to a reported fight involving two men on property adjacent to Jump Canyon Road.

A Davenport area caller reported someone threatened to “scalp him, kill his dog and rape his girlfriend.”

A collision involving a vehicle and deer took place on SR 25 about four miles north of Davenport.

Reardan Police responded to a report of a local man who came to his doctor’s office looking disheveled and said he had all his money stolen.

Saturday, July 15: Responding to the 500 block of Ross Street, Davenport ambulance personnel transported a woman who had abdominal pain and a complication from medication.

Davenport firefighters were on alert to possible flare-ups at the northern Telford Road fire.

Two vehicles collided on U.S. 2 near Wilbur after one attempted to pass and the other pulled out in front of the first.

A fire at Lone Pine and Swanson Lake roads was reported to be contained at about 20 acres. Inland Power and Light personnel had to deal with several scorched power poles.

Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad personnel were informed about a malfunctioning crossing signal at Twelfth and Jefferson streets in Davenport.

Minor injuries resulted from a collision involving a motorcycle on SR 25 about 22 miles north of Davenport.

No injuries were reported after a van went up an embankment on SR 25 at the Porcupine Bay turnoff road about 12 miles north of Davenport.

Deputies successfully advised residents in the vicinity of Brace and Cliff streets in Wilbur to put out an illegal open fire.

National Park Service personnel assisted an 84-year-old woman who complained of nausea and was vomiting at the Fort Spokane day-use area.

Sunday, July 16: Responding to the 700 block of SE Railroad in Wilbur, ambulance personnel from Wilbur and Creston assisted a man with a possible broken hip.

Corrections deputies discovered Batman-themed women’s panties hidden under a garbage bag in a receptacle in one of the jail’s dayrooms.

A collision involving a vehicle and deer was reported on SR 174 near Wilbur.

National Park Service rangers kept an eye out for a woman described as having “strange behavior” near the maintenance area at Spring Canyon campground.


July 10: Travis A. McMorran, 39, Spokane, arrested by Washington State Patrol for driving under the influence.

July 11: Eugene C. Petty, 53, Davenport, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for malicious harassment.

July 12: Kyle S. Greene, 29, Wilbur, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

Dustin T. Baughman, 21, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for third-degree theft.

July 13: Laura C. Nelson, 32, Tulalip, Wash., arrested by LCSO on a warrant for an ignition interlock violation.

Larry H. Hyndman, 53, Loon Lake, confined by a Kittitas County court for driving under the influence.

From July 11 to 17, 24 individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections, along with two from the City of Airway Heights.

Court Report


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

Criminal Sentencings

Isaac Thomas Albe, 18, of Newport, Wash., pleaded guilty July 11 to second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission (amended through plea negotiations from second-degree burglary and theft of a motor vehicle). His sentence includes 34 days in jail and payment of $902 court costs. The case involved an April 8 break-in and the taking of a 4-wheeler from property at 1500 Laney Road in the Odessa area.

Steve Rheingans, 44, of Priest River, Idaho, pleaded guilty July 11 to possession of methamphetamine in connection with a May 17, 2016, traffic stop near Bald Ridge Road, Virgil Road and Old Sunset Highway northeast of Davenport. His sentence includes 30 days in jail (with credit for time served), payment of $1,088.40 court assessments, $500 public defender reimbursement, and completion of 12 months community supervision and a chemical dependency evaluation and recommended treatment. He also is prohibited from possessing or using alcohol, marijuana and non-prescribed drugs and must remain in Eastern Washington.

Kerry Denton Tyler, 26, of Ritzville, pleaded guilty July 11 to two counts each of residential burglary and second-degree burglary in connection with a May 24 incident at property in the 600 block of Weizel Road near Odessa. His sentence includes 45 days jail (to be served in Adams County in connection with a case there, with credit offered for time served) and 12 months community supervision. He must pay $800 court costs, $400 public defender reimbursement and a yet-to-be determined amount of restitution. He also must complete a substance abuse evaluation and recommended treatment and must remain in Eastern Washington. He is prohibited from possessing or using alcohol, marijuana and non-prescribed drugs.

Juvenile Offender Disposition

Jadin Michael Benson, 15, of Almira, pleaded guilty July 11 to possessing a dangerous weapon on school facilities in connection with a May 5 incident when a knife was discovered during a search of a locker and backpack by Almira school personnel looking for possible tobacco products inside. His disposition includes three days detention, 20 hours community service and 12 months community supervision (probation) during which he must complete an evaluation and recommended substance abuse and mental health treatment. He is restricted from having and using firearms or other dangerous weapons and from specified associations. He also must comply with a court-imposed curfew.

New Criminal Cases

Eugene C. Petty, 53, of Davenport, is charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) in connection with a July 11 incident at a residence in the 700 block of Marshall Street in Davenport.

Andrew Robert McClure, 26, of Davenport and/or Spokane, is charged with second-degree rape of a child and first-degree incest in connection with a July 2014 incident, reported in January 2016, involving a girl who was 13 years old at the time.

New Civil Case

Alleging breach of contract against Thomas (and “Jane Doe”) Gair of Davenport, Inland Restoration, Inc., doing business as Servpro of Northwest Spokane, Deer Park, alleges non-payment for cleaning and restoring a residence at 609 Tenth Street damaged by fire and smoke and seeks a judgment of $1,998.26.


Estate of Albert George Isensee, of Connell, Wash., who died March 23.

Estate of Joseph W. Neill, of Davenport, who died May 13.

Estate of Judith A. Messer, of Creston, who died June 6.

Estate of John Robert Laney, of Spokane, who died July 9, 1996.


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.

Rachel Gayle Newell, Naches, Wash., probation violation (driving while license suspended), 5 days jail (credited as served).

Joshua James Oliver, Eugene, Ore., probation violation (driving while license suspended), 3 days jail (1 credited as served).

Travis Allan McMorran, Spokane, probation violation (driving under the influence), 20 days jail (1 credited as served), $102 court assessments.

Frank William Cook, Moses Lake, violation of no-contact order, 5 days jail (credited as served), $293 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Donald Morrison, Moses Lake, driving while license suspended, amended to no valid operator’s license, $150 penalty; possession of stolen property, dismissed.

Mary Victor Snedker, Moses Lake, probation violation (driving while license suspended), 3 days jail (credited as served).

Savanah A. Laverdure, Ford, probation violation (obstructing law enforcement), 5 days jail (3 credited as served), $102 court assessments.

Small Claims Court

Dan B. Johnson, Judge

June 29: Petitioner Jesse Aaron Harvey, of Spokane, won a $164 judgment against Bonnie Roberson and David Reinbold, of Davenport, in a matter involving “an unauthorized transfer of properties of animal rights.”


Lincoln County Auditor’s Office

Garison Leelund Withers, 21, of Eltopia, Wash., and Emily Abigail Hansen, 20, Davenport.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings – July 10: Ana Elis (Sorci) Wilkie and Ronald Charles Wilkie, of Davenport, married Nov. 23, 2013, in Davenport, separated May 9, 2017, two dependent children of the marriage. July 13: Felicia Ivy Murphy, of Davenport, and Richard William McCoy, of Monroe, Wash., married June 25, 2008, in Bellingham, Wash., separated Aug. 3, 2010, two dependent children of the marriage.

Also, 40 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Property Transactions

Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

Michele D. Kenney (personal representative, estate of Irene F. Kenney), Seattle, to Michele D. Kenney, Seattle – portion of Secs. 9, 17, and 18, $0.

Kenneth G. Long, Jr., and Peggy A. Long, Davenport, to Lon D. Rosenlund and Linda K. Rosenlund, Davenport – portion of Sec. 27, T27N, R37E, and 2003 mobile home, $200,000.

Rod Massie and Twila Massie, Davenport, to Jason Bergmann and Sharon Bergmann, Davenport – Lots 6-8, Blk. 68, Essig’s Addition to the City of Davenport, $190,000.

Kenneth D. Carlson and Susan J. Carlson, Montesano, Wash., to Darrel Roy Kasinger and Jennifer L. Kasinger, Spokane – Lot 34, Lakeview Heights, Phase 1, subject to easements, $25,000.

Lincoln County, Davenport, to Steven W. and Shirley J. St. James, Sprague – Lots 4 and 5, Blk. 4, Original Town of Sprague, $1,124.73.

Lincoln County, Davenport, to Dorothy Mae Giddings and Gary Kay Giddings, Sprague – west 38 feet of Lot 10, Blk. 8, Original Town of Sprague, $2,200.

John A. Rankin and Patricia H. Rankin (trustees, 1998 Rankin Family Trust), San Diego, Calif., to Landreth Brothers LLC, Reardan – portion of Sec. 33, T25N, R39E, and portion of Secs. 3 and 4, T24N, R39E, subject to easements, $359,700.

James W. Haney and Theda R. Shipley, Seattle, to Black Horse LLC, Moses Lake – Lot 4, Blk. 1, Jermain Hawk Creek Acres Short Plat, $105,000.

Steven L. Hauenstein, Reardan, to Steven L. Hauenstein, Reardan – Lots 5 and 6, Blk. 16, Fairweather Addition, Reardan, $0.

Grant Zahajko Auctions LLC, Davenport, to Jonathan G. Chapman, Dawn M. Chapman and Evan Carl Chapman, Minot, N.D. – east half of Lot 6, Blk. 80, Morgan’s Addition to the City of Davenport, $70,000.

The McGregor Co., Colfax, to William Johnson and Shelly Johnson, Wilbur – portion of Sec. 12, T26N, R32E, $100,000.

Stuart Shelffo and Jamie Nord, Mesa, Ariz., to James Jahr and Connie Jahr, Wenatchee – Lot 25, Blk. 3, Plat 1 of Seven Bays and mobile home, $70,000.

Thomas M. Fitzpatrick and Jennie L. Fitzpatrick, Manson, Wash., to Farrah Brittain, Sprague – west 70 feet of Lots 1 and 2, Blk. 51, Original Town of Harrington, $40,000.

Michael A. Hoar and Ruth Ann Hoar (trustees, Michael A. Hoar and Ruth Ann Hoar Living Trust), Davenport, to Jeff Bruno and Julie Willis, Davenport – portion of Sec. 26, T27N, R37E, $84,000.

Carol A. Brougher, Wilbur, to Sharon McManus, Silverdale, Wash. – north 35 feet of Lot 9 and north 35 feet of Lot 10, Blk. 34, Original Town of Wilbur, $0.

Judy L. Singer, Spokane, to Delroy W. Singer and Judy L. Singer, Spokane – portion of Sec. 34, T23N, R31E, $0.

David R. Mooney, Elma, Wash., to Larry D. Jackson, Elma – portion of Secs. 17 and 19, T24N, R35E, $20,000.

Christine D. Cannon (personal representative, estate of Joseph W. Neill), Davenport, to Christine D. Cannon, Davenport – Lot 6, Fort Spokane Acres, $0.

Christine D. Cannon, Davenport, to Christine D. Cannon and John V. Cannon, Davenport – Lot 6, Fort Spokane Acres, $0.


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