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Court Report


August 24, 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, Aug. 14: BNSF personnel responded to a railroad crossing signal malfunction in the vicinity of Coleman and Bluestem roads.

Between 50 and 100 gallons of fuel were reported stolen from Almira Farmers Warehouse.

Harrington firefighters extinguished a field fire in the vicinity of Bluestem and Mecklenburg roads.

A tire came off a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck and rolled into a yard in the 1000 block of Morgan Street in Davenport.

Odessa ambulance personnel transported a woman who had fallen from a bicycle she was riding on SR 28 near Laney Brothers Road to the local hospital.

Tuesday, Aug. 15: After his release, a man held in the county jail under contract with the state Department of Corrections was observed harassing customers at Trader’s Express in Davenport. A responding deputy showed him the way to the shuttle bus departing from Pioneer Plaza.

Deputies investigated a possible child abuse incident in the Davenport area.

An Odessa woman called in her concern about a man who kept getting out of a vehicle parked in the vicinity of 5th and Marjorie and inspecting it over a few hours.

Odessa Police investigated a report of malicious mischief at the town park.

Wednesday, Aug. 16: Firefighters from Reardan and Edwall put out a one-acre wheat field fire adjacent to Blomgren Road.

Personnel at K&L Chevron in Sprague reported someone stole items from the store overnight.

A deputy warned a Davenport man to keep his loose dog under control after it was observed at Davenport Family Foods.

Dispatchers were advised of an unwanted person at a residence in the 400 block of West 5th in Sprague.

An airbag deployed during a one-vehicle collision that took place on U.S. 2 about five miles east of Wilbur.

Deputies and Reardan Police responded to a report of illegal fireworks being set off in the 100 block of East Railroad in Reardan.

Thursday, Aug. 17: Responding to a residence on 6th Avenue, Odessa ambulance personnel assisted a 62-year-old man with diabetic issues.

A Union Pacific train struck a cow on tracks near Williams Lake and Cree roads in the Sprague area.

Two vehicles believed to have been driven by high school students participating in football practice in Wilbur were observed making poor passes on U.S. 2 between there and Creston. A head-on collision involving a third vehicle was narrowly averted.

A driver swerved to avoid a deer on Telford Road north of U.S. 2 and crashed his vehicle, smashing the front window and causing damage to the shoulder of the roadway. No one was reported injured.

A Creston caller reported being contacted by someone who advised her she won a sweepstakes and asked her to call her credit card company for the balance on her bill, which would be paid except for a 10 percent fee. She wasn’t sure if this was for real or a scam.

A caller reported several mailboxes along Main Street in Davenport were open.

A Davenport man told dispatchers he got a letter denying a loan he had never applied for from a company with which he had never dealt with.

A Davenport man was taken to jail on an assault charge after deputies responded to a report of a dispute between a man and a woman at a residence in the vicinity of Johns Rocky Way.

Two LifeFlight aerial ambulances were engaged to transport two injured occupants of a vehicle that was involved in a rollover collision on SR 174 four miles northwest of Wilbur to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Traffic was rerouted onto Douglas Road for a time. The Washington State Patrol reported the cause as driving under the influence and anticipated a charge of vehicular assault would be filed against the 25-year-old driver.

Deputies responded to a dispute involving residents of the 400 block of C Street in Creston and their 21-year-old granddaughter.

Responding to property on Crick Road North near Wilbur, deputies checked out a report of possible animal abuse.

Deputies determined that the supposed sound of a woman screaming actually originated from a bird hanging out in the 1100 block of Ninth Street in Davenport.

Friday, Aug. 18: Deputies were unable to confirm a caller’s observation of three children playing with lighters in the vicinity of Sixth, Logan and Sinclair streets in Davenport.

Deputies investigated a possible child abuse incident in the Harrington area.

A caller reported a hit-and-run collision involving her vehicle that was parked in the Lincoln Hospital parking lot.

Two vehicles were involved in a rear-end collision at Sixth and Morgan streets in Davenport.

Saturday, Aug. 19: Fallen tree limbs posed a traffic hazard on Twelfth Street at Jefferson in Davenport.

Sprague firefighters battled a spreading railroad track fire in the vicinity of Jack Brown, Fishtrap and Lake Valley Loop roads.

A collision involving a vehicle and deer took place on SR 25 about 10 miles north of Davenport.

Local businesses using a parking lot to the west of Davenport Memorial Hall requested assistance due to continuous loitering by juveniles there.

Sunday, Aug. 20: A pickup truck sustained a dented bumper after colliding with a deer on U.S. 2 at Bennett Road east of Davenport.

A caller reported wheat trucks clipping along at 50 mph or faster on a graveled road in the Four Corners area east of Davenport.

A deputy stopped a vehicle pulling a rusty horse trailer that was dragging a piece of metal in the vicinity of U.S. 2 and Oehlwein Road east of Davenport.

An ambulance heading north on SR 25 from Davenport met up with a 9-year-old child who was bitten on the ankle by a rattlesnake.

A caller told dispatchers his car window had cracked as a result of vehicles driving at high speeds in loose gravel within a 30 mph zone of SR 174 near Wilbur.

A caller expressed his concern about someone setting up shooting targets on Lake Valley Loop and Fishtrap roads that would put state Department of Natural Resources firefighters in the line of fire.

A vehicle with two young occupants was observed “doing donuts” in the vicinity of Davenport Union Warehouse and the high school football field.

Sprague emergency personnel responded to a report of a vehicle leaving I-90 west of Sprague and flipping.

Two railroad cars derailed near the Inland Northwest Railroad Museum west of Reardan. Only wheat was spilled and no injuries were reported.


Aug. 15: Lionel Zarate, 54, Sprague, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for violating conditions of his pre-trial release (charged with disorderly conduct).

Jacquelyn A. Glaze, 36, Spokane Valley, arrested by LCSO for first-degree theft.

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

Stephen M. Ankney, 56, Nespelem, arrested by Reardan Police for failing to appear for driving while license suspended.

Christopher A. Widenhofer, 54, Beaverton, Ore., arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

Aug. 16: Donald J. Bodeau, 50, Grand Coulee, arrested by LCSO for two counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of residential burglary, two counts of malicious mischief and one count of second-degree theft.

Jack W. Covey, 45, Lincoln, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

Aug. 17: Jeffrey T. Hammon, 35, Moses Lake, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

Eugenii V. Shukalov, 40, Spokane, confined 30 days by the court for reckless driving.

Sean P. Kunkel, 25, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for second-degree assault.

Aug. 18: Christopher J. Steinbough, 37, Spokane Valley, arrested by LCSO for five counts of second-degree burglary and one count of possession of burglary tools.

Vernon A. Hills, 25, Davenport, confined two days by the court for reckless driving and resisting arrest.

From Aug. 14 to 21, nine individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Court Report


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

Civil Judgments

Robert and Jaycie Galdarisi, doing business as R&R Auto Repair and Detailing of Davenport, must pay $2,176.80 in taxes owed for February and March to the Washington State Department of Revenue.

The court on Aug. 14 awarded the petitioner, Land Air Investments LLC, an order of default against Alfred W. Smith, Jr., Frances L. Smith, Robert H. Walker and Patricia R. Walker, all deceased; T & S Properties, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Todd Robert Walker. The judgment also included an order of quiet title involving property north of Redwine Canyon Road.

New Criminal Case

Justin T. Gentemann, 27, Coulee Dam, is charged with eluding a pursuing police vehicle in connection with an Aug. 10 incident that began in Wilbur, involved a four-hour pursuit by car and boat and ended on the Keller Ferry side of Lake Roosevelt after the suspect was fished out of the water by law enforcement officers.


Estate of Garrett P. Dano, of Arlington County, Va., who died July 10.

Estate of Nova Jeannine Dunning, of Spokane, who died Oct. 24, 2015.


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.

Gregorio J. Cenerazzo, Spokane, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $443 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Vernon Austin Hills, Davenport, probation violation (reckless driving and resisting arrest), 5 days jail with 3 converted to 30 hours community service.

Isaac Thomas Quintasket, Nespelem, driving while license suspended, $443 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Eugenii Shukalov, Spokane, probation violation (reckless driving), 30 days jail.

Randy Dean Jackson, Grand Coulee, third-degree theft, pleaded guilty, 30 days jail (all credited as served), $453 court assessments, 12 months supervised and 12 months unsupervised probation.

Philip J. Van de Veer, Visiting Judge

Stephen Mitchell Ankney, Nespelem, probation violation (driving while license suspended), 5 days jail (all credited as served).


Lincoln County Auditor’s Office

George Terry Knapp, 73, and Colleen Meredith Knapp, 73, both of Asotin, Wash.

Leif Donald Rosenlund, 30, Davenport, to Brianna Lynn Erickson, 20, Reardan.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings: 42 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Petitions for legal separation: 3 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Property Transactions

Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

Gene L. Wiederspohn and Michele D. Wiederspohn, Sunnyside, Wash., to Michlee Acres LLC, Sunnyside – Lot 21, Fort Spokane Acres, $0.

Sweat Sisters LLC, Spokane, to Eric Lorvig, Reardan – portion of Sec. 19, T27N, R39E and portion of Sec. 24, T27N, R38E, $2,000.

Robert J. Kysar and Marie R. Kysar, Pasco, Wash., to Antony R. Durbin and Tawnae K. Durbin, Reardan – Tract D, Millard Short Plat, $235,000.

Peter E. Sexton and Claudia B. Sexton, Spokane, to Byron Wilcox and Cathy Wilcox, Leavenworth, Wash. – portion of Secs. 16 and 17, T28N, R31E, $214,900.

Dorothy M. Revel, Veradale, Wash., to Darla R. Johnstone and Valerie L Lindblad, Veradale, Lot 15, Blk. 2, Plat 2 of Seven Bays except well site on portion of Lots 14 and 15, gift.

Phyllis A. Williams, Spokane, to Jared Wilson and Michelle Wilson, Davenport – portion of Sec. 33, T27N, R37E, $230,000.

Michael L. Throop and Darla J. Throop, Davenport, to Travis B. Holmberg and Sarah K. Holmberg, Fairfield, Wash. – portion of Sec. 32, T27N, R37E, $248,450.

Norman K. Thomas and Claudia P. Thomas, Creston, to Robert G. Heinz and Anna M. Heinz, Lincoln – Lot 4 and west 50 feet of Lot 5, Roosevelt Lake Ranch Division 3 and 1990 64x28 mobile home, $267,000.

David T. Rosell and Lori L. Rosell, Fountain Valley, Calif., to David T. Rosell and Lori L. Rosell (trustees, Rosell Trust), Fountain Valley, Calif. – Lot 1 and north 50 feet of Lot 4, Blk.18, Crystal City and portion of vacated Crystal Avenue adjacent to Lot 1, $0.

Raquel Ruzsa, Grand Coulee, to Alactis, LLC, Bothell, Wash. – Lots 1, 2-A and 2-B, Ruzsa Large Lot Division except railroad right-of-way, $46,700.

Cameron C. Carstensen and Nicole Carstensen, Grand Coulee, to Galen N. Schmidt and Pamela D. Schmidt, Grand Coulee – Lot 37, Columbia Springs Estates, $378,000.

Kathy Hudson (personal representative, estate of Janet K. Frye), Spokane Valley, to Neil A. Muller and Melinda J. Muller, Spokane – Lot 34, Blk. 1, Airport Addition to Seven Bays, $70,000.

Knapp Family LLC, Woodinville, Wash., to Lorus W. Scrupps and Judith M. Scrupps, Odessa – portion of Secs. 27 and 34, T23N, R35E, $418,700.

Douglas L. Johnson, Dayton, Wash., to Elizabeth N. Springer, Odessa – Lot 15 and north half of Lot 16, Blk. 34, Schorzman’s Addition to the Town of Odessa, $74,500.

Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Bellevue, Wash., to Guild Mortgage Co., San Diego, Calif. – Lot 22 and south half of Lot 21, Deer Heights Plat No. 1, $106,800.

Jumpin’ J Farms LLC, Spokane, Hanging Heart Farms LLC, Sprague, and Janette Kay Ames, Okanogan, Wash., to Jumpin’ J Farms LLC, Hanging Heart Farms LLC and Janette Kay Ames – portion of Sec. 4, T21N, R37E, $0.

Joe D. Bussard and Jolane A. Bussard (trustees, Bussard Living Trust), Davenport, to John F. McAloon IV and Kenyacktie C. McAloon, Davenport – Lots 6 and 7, Blk. 20, Original Town (now City) of Davenport and 1996 mobile home, $170,000.


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