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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, Jan. 29: A county jail inmate was disciplined for passing a note from one cell to that of another inmate.

Deputies responded to a residence in the 700 block of Marshall Street in Davenport after taking a report that its occupants had been arguing for three days.

A semi-truck scraped a guardrail on SR 231 north of Reardan.

Davenport firefighters dealt with a sparking power line at the intersection of Wheatland and Gunning roads.

Deputies investigated a possible malicious mischief incident in the 500 block of West 1st Street in Sprague. A woman claimed several of her belongings had been destroyed as a result.

A Lincoln resident told dispatchers she saw “weird blue lights,” possibly from lasers, in the vicinity of Roosevelt View Drive East.

An Odessa woman asked for assistance from law enforcement after advising them she was throwing clothing from a house in the 400 block of East 3rd Avenue into the front yard.

Tuesday, Jan. 30: State Department of Transportation personnel were advised a stop sign and a no passing sign were down at the intersection of First and Morgan streets in Davenport.

A deputy advised the driver of a commercial truck traveling on the Old Sunset Highway that he may need a permit from the county Public Works Department to use roads with weight restrictions.

A county jail inmate was advised against sticking items on the walls of his cell.

Responding to a report of a possible domestic incident in progress, deputies checked out a residence in the 1100 block of Main Street in Davenport but found no one there.

A battering ram and bolt cutters were discovered on the south side of the Spokane River near Devils Gap. Springdale’s police chief advised that similar items had been found on the north side of the river as well.

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

A ticket taker at a Davenport High School basketball game asked a deputy to check a $10 bill she was given that could have been counterfeit.

Three men in a truck traveling on Sprague Lake Resort Road caused concern for residents in that area who reported possible suspicious activity. They told a responding deputy they were only checking the water at the lake.

A caller from Lincoln reported the receipt of harassing letters.

An Odessa caller requested help from local police with a loose dog in the 600 block of East 1st Avenue that she claimed bit her daughter last year.

Wednesday, Jan. 31: Responding to the 500 block of Garfield Street in Lamont, Sprague ambulance personnel assisted a 70-year-old woman with back pain who was unable to get up.

Deputies worked code violations in the city of Davenport.

No one apparently was hurt as a result of a one-vehicle rollover collision on SR 28 near Odessa.

Traffic was backed up behind a motor home traveling west at only 10 miles per hour on U.S. 2 near the county Transfer Station. A deputy learned from the driver that the vehicle was experiencing a power loss that he thought had been fixed earlier that day in Montana.

Thursday, Feb. 1: An Odessa woman reported receiving several scam phone calls.

A truck slid off SR 231 at a blind corner north of Reardan. State Department of Transportation personnel were asked to sand the “very slick” roadway.

After falling in a bathtub, a Harrington woman locked the door and made threats against herself, prompting a concerned family member to request assistance from law enforcement and emergency medical personnel.

A vehicle ended up in a ditch while traveling north on SR 25 about four miles from Davenport. No one was reported injured. Another vehicle went into a ditch on U.S. 2 near the Transfer Station.

Friday, Feb. 2: A vehicle slid off the roadway at Coffeepot and Lamp roads north of Davenport.

BNSF personnel were advised that a railroad crossing arm was down at Mohler Road past Harrington.

A county jail inmate was placed into “lockdown” status after corrections deputies discovered two destroyed socks and a comb that appeared to be developing into a weapon.

A Sprague caller reported someone attempted to steal a motor from a garage in the 300 block of West 4th Street.

Responding to the 700 block of SW Broadway Street, Creston ambulance personnel assisted an 82-year-old woman who fell.

A Seven Bays caller reported that a vehicle driven by someone working at a house on Friday Bay Lane had struck a neighboring retaining wall several times.

Deputies investigated a Davenport area man’s report of violations of a no-contact order.

Reardan Police took a man’s report that an ex-girlfriend allegedly came to his new girlfriend’s house and started an argument.

Saturday, Feb. 3: Responding to Vista Manor, Wilbur ambulance personnel assisted a man in his 90s who was described as being in “extreme pain.”

A U.S. Census worker told dispatchers he was checking addresses in the Davenport, Creston and Wilbur areas.

Four callers reported a truck pulling a boat trailer had jackknifed on U.S. 2 just west of Davenport.

A deputy helped a woman who had locked herself out of her car after parking outside Davenport Family Foods.

Responding to the 700 block of SE Brace in Wilbur, deputies assisted an 80-year-old man who fell and said he had lower back pain.

Two deputies provided an escort for an Okanogan County detail coming through Lincoln County on U.S. 2 while transporting a person believed involved in an officer-involved shooting from a hospital in Okanogan County to another in Spokane.

Deputies investigated a Facebook post originating from Almira that included comments about “shooting the school up.”

Alcohol was believed a factor in an ongoing argument between a man and woman at a residence in the Lakeview Terrace Mobile Home Park in Grand Coulee.

Heading from the 300 block of East 1st to a Spokane hospital, Sprague ambulance personnel transported a 2-year-old boy who wasn’t breathing after what may have been a seizure. LifeFlight aerial ambulance personnel were on standby for a time.

An Odessa woman called local police during an argument with another member of the household and asked for advice.

Sunday, Feb. 4: A report of a possible domestic dispute between a man and woman traveling in a vehicle on U.S. 2 near Reardan was referred to the Washington State Patrol.

A collision involving a vehicle and an elk took place on SR 231 near Devils Gap north of Reardan.

An Odessa officer was contacted during an investigation by the FBI’s Terrorist Task Force of comments that had been made regarding “schools and shootings.”

Deputies were advised of a dispute between two individuals in the Sprague area concerning a pistol.

An abandoned vehicle was found on Bald Ridge Road, about a half mile past Tamarack Canyon, with a flat tire and mud all over it.

A woman was taken to a hospital after a one-vehicle rollover collision near the intersection of U.S. 2 and Bandy Road. The highway was closed for a time.

Safeway store personnel in Davenport requested deputies’ assistance with a dog that got inside and was unable to be controlled. The animal was later returned to its owner.

A vehicle got stuck in a wheat field near the intersection of SR 231 and Titchenal Road in the Edwall area. Its driver was taken into custody on a Spokane County warrant.

A Wilbur man told dispatchers he was receiving suspicious texts on his tablet from a woman he met on Facebook, to whom he had given $200. A subsequent message from her claimed two men were holding her hostage and demanding even more cash.

Responding to the 600 block of East 2nd Avenue, Odessa ambulance personnel transported an elderly woman with possible fluid in her lungs to the local hospital.


Jan. 30: Timothy Shawn Abell, 35, Coulee Dam, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for failing to appear for driving while license suspended.

Aaron Tyler Mack, 35, Ephrata, Wash., arrested by LCSO for failure to comply.

Lornarae Mills, 42, Nespelem, arrested by Reardan Police for failing to appear for driving while license suspended and driving under the influence in Okanogan County.

Jan. 31: Mitchell Baptiste Peone, 23, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

Feb. 2: Timothy Allan Balcom, 48, Anchorage, Alaska, arrested by LCSO for hit-and-run, unattended vehicle.

Victor Alfrado Jordan, 28, Davenport, serving a 10-day court commitment for fourth-degree assault.

Howard Michael Russell, 73, Harrison, Idaho, serving a two-day court commitment for an out-of-county misdemeanor offense.

From Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 11 individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections, two for Stevens County and two for the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

Court Report


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

Criminal Sentencings

William James Parks, 40, Harrington, pleaded guilty Jan. 23 to criminal mischief and two counts (amended from three through plea negotiations) of violating a no-contact/protection order between Oct. 2 and Nov. 2 of last year. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison, 12 months probation, $800 court costs and $500 public defender reimbursement and completion of a domestic violence treatment program. He also is restricted from possessing firearms and two domestic violence no-contact orders involving two separate individuals are in place.

Gregorio J. Cenerazzo, 61, Spokane, pleaded guilty Jan. 30 to possession of methamphetamine in connection with an April 15, 2017, incident in Davenport. His sentence includes payment of $900 court costs and $400 public defender reimbursement.

Dustin R. Canell, 47, Camano Island, Wash., pleaded guilty Jan. 30 to second-degree attempted burglary and second-degree theft in connection with a July 17, 2017, incident at the Wonder Mini-Mart in Wilbur. The charges were amended from second-degree burglary, first-degree theft and third-degree malicious mischief. His sentence includes 38 months and seven days in prison, three years probation, and payment of $5,230 restitution, $800 court costs and $400 public defender reimbursement.

New Criminal Cases

Chad R. Wiyrick, 38, Spokane, is charged with two counts of second-degree trafficking in stolen property in connection with the Dec. 1, 2017, taking of equipment from Copenhaver Construction and BNSF Railroad near Sprague.

Brian Jon Bailey, 59, of Wilbur, and Gary Glen Olsen, 48, currently an inmate in the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, are charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree theft and residential burglary in connection with incidents on Feb. 21, 2013, and Jan. 19, 2016, at two locations in the Wilbur area.

New Civil Cases

Dennis James Dunbar seeks restoration of firearms rights that were taken away as part of a Superior Court disposition in 1982.

Ivan D. Meyen seeks restoration of firearms rights that were taken away as part of a Juvenile Court disposition in 1995.

Rosana D. Masingale and the Monte L. Masingale Estate seek payment from Eldon D. and Loralee Wilson of $117,185.92 owed on a promissory note and interest.


Petitioner Jeffrey F. Holderby, of Davenport, asks the court for damages and to remove respondent Steven P. Holderby as a trustee of the Ermit Holderby Disclaimer Trust after an Adult Protective Services investigation into irregularities involving the Lorraine D. Holderby estate resulted in the respondent being charged with first-degree theft.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings – Jan. 29: Michelle A. Larson, of Wilbur, and Donald K. Larson, Jr., of Walla Walla, married Oct. 8, 2005, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, separated in June 2011, one minor child of the marriage. Also, 41 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Petitions for legal separation: 4 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Property Transactions

Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

Kevin T. and Pamela J. Hill, Spokane, to Scott Fjeld, Buckley, Wash. – property at 37850 Highpoint Court North, Lincoln (Lot 11, Roosevelt Lake Ranch Division 1-B), $48,000.

Craig E. and Sue Lani Madsen, Edwall, to David L. and Gretchen M. Neal, Edwall – property at 49332 Sobek Road East, Edwall (portion of northwest quarter of Sec. 32, T24N, R39E), $205,000.

Karin R. Hardt (formerly Wraspir), Odessa, to Scotty Bacon, Odessa – north 45 feet of Lot 9, Blk. 2, Hopp’s Addition to Town of Odessa, $24,500.

Kathleen S. and Lloyd R. Gilman, Davenport, to Lloyd R. and Kathleen S. Gilman (trustees, Gilman Living Trust), Davenport – property at 27517 Hanes Road East, Davenport (portion of southeast quarter of Sec. 34, T24N, R35E), $0.

Joel and Danielle Hardung, Harrington, to Dawn and Eric L. Hanson, Snohomish, Wash. – property at 26038 Duck Lake Road East, Harrington (portion of Sec. 32, T23N, R35E), $350,000.

Ronald G. Engelland and Irene C. Mellion (trustees, Henry G. Conner Trust), Fox Island, Wash., to Ronald G. Engelland and Janyce J. Bohrmann, Fox Island and Kent, Wash., respectively – property in Sec. 2, 11 and 12, T21N, R37E, $0.

Dennis and Charlene Hania, Grand Coulee, to Pamela K. Dionne-Gilardi Living Trust, Palm Desert, Calif. – Lot 1, Char’Donnie View Short Plat, $75,000.

Mike and Kristi Poteet, Harrington, to Harrington Community (Congregational) Church, Harrington – property at 204 West Glover Street, Harrington (portion of Lots 5 and 6, Blk. 33, Original Town of Harrington) and 1979 24x64 mobile home, $0.

Evdokia G. Basargin, Ford, to Boris B. and Aleksandra (Sandy) I. Martushev, Ford – property at 37169 Circle Road North, Ford (portion of Sec. 29, T27N, R39E), $0.

Donna Gamache, Spokane, to Chuck Scofield, Lynnwood, Wash. – property at 1003 Nicholls Street, Davenport (Lots 1-2, Blk. 16, Original City of Davenport), $115,000.

Roosevelt Lake Ranches at Lincoln, Inc., Mountain View, Calif., to Vaughn A. and Janeen R. Downing, Ephrata, Wash. – property at 40080 Hemlock Lane North, Lincoln (Lot 69, Roosevelt Lake Ranch Division 5, subject to restrictions and easements), $115,000.

William L. and Paula K. Doremus, Reedsport, Ore., to Thomas B. and Harmony R. Allison, Sandpoint, Idaho – property at 33515 Mill Canyon Road North, Davenport (portion of Sec. 17 and 18, T26N, R38E), $285,000.

Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, Seattle, to U.S. Bank National Association, Owensboro, Ky. – property at 501 Marjorie Avenue East, Odessa (portion of southeast quarter of Sec. 5, T21N, R33E), $44,200.

Thoroughbred Valley LLC, Maureen L. Cronrath Rickett and Michael D. Cronrath, Harrington, to Lincoln County Public Works, Davenport – portion of Sec. 32, T28N, R37E lying north and east of easement for Porcupine Bay Road, $9,500.

Joel and Emily Zwainz and Thomas and Wendy Zwainz, Reardan, to William R. Barton Revocable Trust, Concord, Mass. – property at 50169 Bergeron Road East, Reardan (portion of Sec. 28, T26N, R39E), $190,000.

Thomas G. and Janell M. Carbary, Reardan, to Rocklyn Enterprises LLC, Davenport – Lots 1-3, Blk. 80, Essig’s Addition to Davenport (property on Ross Street), $10,000.

Galen N. and Pamela D. Schmidt, Grand Coulee, to Galen N. and Pamela Schmidt (trustees, Schmidt Living Trust), Grand Coulee – property at 45720 Geo Star Drive North, Grand Coulee (Lot 37, Columbia Springs Estates), $0.


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