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Court Report


September 28, 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, Sept. 18: Reardan and Edwall firefighters joined Avista Utilities to respond to a report of a transformer blowout and resulting pole fire. Electrical power was out for the morning hours throughout eastern Lincoln County. Davenport School District students were released at about 9:30 a.m.

Davenport firefighters were sent to the scene of a blown transformer in the 200 block of Washington Street. No fire resulted, but an arm was broken and a wire was hanging.

A Sprague caller reported someone “constantly walking around in the yard” of a residence in the 700 block of 2nd Street and that two propane tanks were missing.

A car with people, possibly teenagers, hanging out the windows was observed traveling at high speeds in the vicinity of Ninth and Main streets in Davenport.

A “suspicious” man was observed emerging from a ditch behind the Davenport Car Wash near the Avista Building.

A caller noticed a family of “Middle East-looking” individuals with a sign asking for gas money in the 300 block of SE Main in Wilbur. A deputy offered $10 worth of fuel as a courtesy.

Dispatchers received a report that a vehicle was “traveling parallel” with a train as it moved through Lincoln County from Almira to Wilbur along U.S. 2.

Edna’s Drive-In personnel in Davenport reported the theft of surveillance cameras from the property.

Tuesday, Sept. 19: A Reardan woman needed an ambulance after suffering cuts to the head after a fall.

A responding deputy was unable to locate the source of what sounded like “someone banging on something with a hammer” for about 30 minutes in the 300 block of Washington Street in Davenport.

A resident on Egypt Loop Road North reported the theft of firearms.

Prescription medications and $20 cash were reported missing from a residence on Euclid Road East in the Reardan area.

A Creston caller reported a cat was missing from a residence in the 200 block of NW Anderson.

Deputies investigated a report of a vehicle where it shouldn’t have been outside the Wilbur Cemetery shop.

Liquor was taken and human excrement left behind at the Oasis Tavern in Sprague.

Wednesday, Sept. 20: Wilbur ambulance personnel responded to a rollover collision involving a logging truck in the vicinity of SR 21 and 174. An extensive cleanup process ensued for loose logs and leaking fuel and engine oil.

Extensive damage to a guard rail on SR 28 in the Harrington area resulted from a two-vehicle collision.

A door was damaged during an apparent break-in overnight at a shop building in the 200 block of Morgan Street in Davenport.

A rabid raccoon was discovered in a residential garage in the 100 block of Eighth Street in Davenport.

For a second time, privacy slats were reported taken without permission from a fence in the 100 block of West Oak Street in Sprague.

About 120 gallons of diesel fuel were reported missing from a swather and tractor parked in a field adjacent to U.S. 2 and Waukon Road east of Reardan.

Thursday, Sept. 21: Reardan Police took custody of a Reardan High School student after someone discovered a social media post that included a portrayal of firearms accompanied by what appeared to be a threatening caption. The school was placed on lockdown status while the investigation ensued.

A portable radio used by a National Park Service ranger was returned after being discovered in a restroom at Davenport’s Pioneer Plaza.

A caller observed speeding vehicles on Bald Ridge Road between Old Sunset Highway and Four Corners Road east of Davenport.

A Davenport woman phoned in a request for assistance with a choking dog. A veterinarian couldn’t be located, but the dog’s condition had improved.

No one was hurt in a one-vehicle collision in the vicinity of SR 23 and Gaffney Road near Harrington.

Friday, Sept. 22: Responding to the 600 block of Eleventh Street, Davenport ambulance personnel assisted an 86-year-old woman experiencing “extreme” back pain.

A caller reported that potato trucks were forcing other vehicles from Rimrock Road near Odessa.

A lost black and tan German shepherd dog that appeared to be “friendly” was found in the vicinity of SR 231 and Bergeron Road near Reardan.

Returning to where she had parked her vehicle at the school bus stop at Little Falls Dam north of Reardan, the driver discovered a window had been broken out and a rear tire missing.

Saturday, Sept. 23: Dispatchers learned that the burn ban in Fire Protection District 5 had been lifted.

A deputy helped broker a civil situation involving a load of straw on property in the vicinity of Rocklyn and Wilbur Hardy roads.

A caller phoned in her concern about a shirtless man who she said was “screaming at nothing” while walking in a field adjacent to Mill Canyon Road north of Davenport.

Odessa Police investigated a hit-and-run collision in the vicinity of Division and Marjorie.

Sunday, Sept. 24: A collision with a deer near the intersection of Welch Creek and Sterling Valley roads left a vehicle with a shattered windshield.

Spokane Police told dispatchers that they believed a vehicle owned by Wilbur area residents may have been involved in a road rage incident in Spokane that included the display of a gun.

A caller reported seeing a man and woman dressed in black and gray appeared to be trying to pry open a window at Sprague’s gas station and convenience store. A responding deputy determined it was a newspaper delivery crew engaged in normal activity.

A resident of Moore Road North in the Reardan area reported the theft of a 5-gallon propane tank.

Dispatchers took a call from a woman in Davenport claiming that “the Mexican Mafia was watching (her)” and “making people suffer by hurting them.” A deputy checked the location involved but found no suspicious activity.

Deputies were unable to locate a vehicle involved in a possible theft of items from a yard sale in Wilbur.

A group of about six juveniles threw eggs at a house in the 1000 block of Sixth Street in Davenport. Later, the resident received a call from a boy who advised her he was hiding in front of her house and that he, not the house, was the actual target of the egg-throwers. He offered to help clean up the mess.


Sept. 19: Matthew N. Ball, 37, Edwall, arrested by Reardan Police for driving while license suspended.

Richard D. Manley, 58, Coulee Dam, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for burglary.

Sept. 21: Johnny Ray Craig, 28, Grand Coulee, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief.

Sept. 23: Matthew W. Frederick, 60, Odessa, arrested by Odessa Police for driving while license suspended.

Duane B. Johnson, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

Sept. 25: Mark A. Martinez, 44, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for intimidating a witness.

From Sept. 19 to 22, nine individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections, one under contract with the City of Airway Heights and one under contract with the City of Cheney.

Court Report


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

New Civil Case

Alleging breach of contract, Barclays Bank Delaware claims Carla J. and “John Doe” Barlew owe $7,624.52 on a credit account through Dec. 30, 2013.


Estate of Robert Lee Sheckler, Sr., most recently of Pierce County, Wash., who died July 20.

Estate of Beverly “Bettie” Bundy, of Edwall, who died Aug. 16.


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.

Kyle Steven Greene, Wilbur, fourth-degree assault, 2 days jail (1 credited as served), $543 court assessments, 12 months supervised and 12 months unsupervised probation.

Barry Neal Yount, Spokane Valley, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $543 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Joseph Allen McIntosh, Ford, driving while license suspended and operating vehicle without ignition interlock device, pleaded guilty, 21 days jail (credited) for each charge, $543 court assessments, 12 months supervised and 12 months unsupervised probation.

Laura Caryl Nelson, Tulalip, Wash., operating vehicle without ignition interlock device, pleaded guilty, $793 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.


Lincoln County Auditor’s Office

Ashley Rose Uskoski, 21, and Randall James Tapani, 21, both of Davenport.

Abby Hatten, 30, Harrington, and Frank Matthew Horak, 33, Odessa.

Ronnie Gene Blasingame III, 28, and Alexandra Collie Adams, 25, both of Colbert, Wash.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings: 43 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Petitions for legal separation: 2 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

Arthur G. Anderson, Yuma, Ariz., to Lanway Lakeview Heights LLC, Davenport – Lot 24, Lakeview Heights Phase 1, $0.

Lanway Lakeview Heights LLC, Davenport, to Vladimir Roleder and Galina Roleder, Kennewick, Wash. – Lot 24, Lakeview Heights Phase 1, $13,000.

Lanway Lakeview Heights LLC, Davenport, to Vladimir Roleder and Galina Roleder, Kennewick – Lots 20 and 25, Lakeview Heights Phase 1, $11,000.

Lanway Lakeview Heights LLC, Davenport, to Alex Novoselskiy and Svitlana Novoselskiy, Kennewick – Lots 15, 16 and 19, Lakeview Heights Phase 1, $18,000.

Lyle Duane Erickson and Karen Kay Erickson, Wilbur, to Michael M. Osborn and Laura M. Osborn, Wilbur – Lots 1, 2, 9 and 10, Blk. 5, correction plat of Blakes Addition to the Town of Wilbur, $247,000.

Herman F. Rux, Jr., and Trudy M. Rux (trustees, Rux Living Trust), Spokane, to Dean Dreger and Dale Dreger and Cynthia A. Dreger, Wilbur – portion of Secs. 29 and 30, T26N, R33E, subject to easement, $1,250,000.

Vanessa M. Hollis, Davenport, to David Clements and Misty Clements, Yakima – Lot 1, Fort Spokane Acres, $90,000.

David Clees, Ephrata, to Edward Miley, Spokane – Lots 1-6, Blk. 2, Original Addition to the Town of Reardan, $15,000.

John Schaefer, Redmond, Wash., to Scott M. Landon and Tonya D. Landon, Moses Lake – Lot 15, Roosevelt Lake Ranch Division 1-B, $61,000.

James L. Nelson and Sherlyn J. Nelson, Wilbur, to Larry R. Conley, Wilbur – portion of Sec. 20, T26N, R32E, $1,000.

Rocky M. Boutain (Parcel A) and Rocky Boutain and Victoria Boutain (Parcels B-D), Almira, to VRB LLC, Almira – Parcel A: Lots 13-15, Blk. 23, Original Town of Almira; Parcel B: north 40 feet of east 24 feet of Lot 6, north 40 feet of west 24 feet of Lot 7, east 2 feet of Lot 7, and Lots 9-10, except south 60 feet of east 2 feet of Lot 7, except south 103 feet of Lots 9 and 10, Blk. 13, Original Town of Almira; Parcel C: Lots 2-8, Blk. 22, Town of Almira; and Parcel D: Lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, Blk. 37, Town of Almira; and 1974 14x70 mobile home; subject to easements, $0.

R-Six Farms LLC and R-Four Farms LLC, Kennewick, Wash., to Donald W. Ringwood and Janna R. Ringwood, Sprague – portion of Sec. 3, T21N, R38E, $0.

Edward E. Hill and Katherine P. Hill, Nine Mile Falls, to Mark D. Schmaus and Jacquelyn R. Schmaus, Othello, Wash. – Lot 28, Deer Heights Plat No. 1, $45,000.

David Reinbold, Michael D. Hogan and Penny A. Hogan, Davenport, to Sharon Jean Anderson and Ruth Louise Anderson, San Carlos, Calif. – portions of Sec. 26, T27N, R36E, gift.

Sharon Jean Anderson and Ruth Louise Anderson, San Carlos, Calif., to Michael D. Hogan and Penny A. Hogan, Davenport – portions of Secs. 24 and 26, T27N, R36E, and of Sec. 19, T27N, R37E, gift.

John Brucker, Harrington, to Charles Marsh, Harrington – north half of Lot 11 and all of Lot 12, Blk. 18, Original Addition to City of Harrington, $0.

Jack R. Baker and Patricia M. Baker, Wilbur, to Susan M. Byington, Republic, Chuck R. Baker, Spokane, and Lorinda A. Kershaw, Wilbur – portions of Lots 1-3, 6 and 12-14, Blk. 8, Yount’s Addition to the Town of Wilbur, gift.

Eric H. Peterson and Sheryl L. Peterson, Spokane, to Gary Michael Van Roy, Seven Bays – Lot 10, Blk. 4, Airport Addition to Seven Bays, $223,500.


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