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Court Report


February 22, 2018

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, Feb. 12: Almira ambulance personnel transported a 90-year-old man with stomach pains to a local hospital.

After Davenport firefighters extinguished a fire that fully engulfed a vehicle, Davenport ambulance personnel transported the driver from the scene on SR 28 near Missile Site Road to Lincoln Hospital to be examined.

Corrections deputies advised a county jail inmate not to use toothpaste to stick papers on the wall of his cell.

A former Wilbur High School student who had been trespassed from the school appeared there and refused to leave until a deputy advised him he would be arrested if he showed up on school property again.

Responding to the 700 block of SE Railroad, Wilbur ambulance personnel assisted a 90-year-old man who fell and possibly broke his hip.

Calling from the River Rue RV Park in Wilbur, a woman who may have been “highly intoxicated” requested deputies’ assistance regarding a perceived threat that turned out to be a misunderstanding.

Tuesday, Feb. 13: Reardan emergency and Davenport ambulance personnel assisted a 2-year-old Reardan girl with breathing difficulties who reportedly suffered a seizure after a fever.

A caller told dispatchers he was missing nine cows from south of Reardan.

A caller advised that smoke from smoldering hay piles was making the air unsafe to breathe in the vicinity of Govan and Sheffels roads.

County Public Works personnel dealt with several incidents of damaged road signs, including those on Seven Mile, Coal Springs and Rocklyn roads.

Firefighters from Creston, Wilbur and Lincoln worked a structure fire in the 100 block of NE Creston across from the Corner Cafe in Creston.

A Davenport woman reported property missing from a residence and a shattered windshield in her truck.

An ambulance crew helped a Davenport area man who had lost consciousness while driving a vehicle through Reardan.

Wednesday, Feb. 14: Wintry weather delayed the start of school for two hours in Davenport, Wilbur and Odessa. Slide-offs involving several vehicles were reported on U.S. 2, SR 28 and Interstate 90 in Lincoln County.

A Wilbur caller reported that an unknown child and a dog showed up at a residence in the 400 block of SE Pope Street. Deputies determined the parents’ identity by checking the dog’s license tag with town personnel and were able to return the child and dog to their home, noting that the child went with the dog that was following other kids walking to school.

A rollover collision involving a truck was reported along U.S. 2 east of Davenport.

After a guest at the Willows Motel in Wilbur left without paying his bill completely, staff found several empty liquor bottles, beer cans and vomit throughout the room.

Deputies dealt with a bloodied man who entered a Wilbur residence in the 200 block of NE Cliff Avenue, spoke gibberish and physically attacked all five of its occupants. It took several officers and at least two blasts from a stun gun to get him into a patrol car. The man remained combative even as he was being booked into jail and referred to mental health professionals. Because of their contact with the man’s blood, at least two deputies were sent to Lincoln Hospital to be checked out.

Thursday, Feb. 15: A resident in the Hawk Creek Ranch Road area used a firearm to scare off five big and apparently aggressive dogs he found on his porch as he opened the front door.

A Reardan area caller reported the theft of livestock, a dog and a large kennel from property adjacent to Fisher Road East.

A Sunshine Disposal employee told dispatchers he was attacked by a pit bull while collecting garbage from a residence on Sunrise Lane in Davenport. His left hand was injured in the attack.

A Wilbur woman requested a deputy’s assistance with a 6-year-old boy she said had been punching her for 30 minutes.

A Wilbur man received an unwelcome response to an ad about barn cats. He told dispatchers that a woman was continually calling him and saying strange things, accusing him of abandoning her. A responding deputy contacted the woman and told her to stop calling the man.

Friday, Feb. 16: Davenport ambulance personnel needed help lifting a 60-year-old woman out of a snow bank she had fallen into in the 0 block of Maxwell Street.

Saturday, Feb. 17: A vehicle slid off U.S. 2 about 10 miles west of Davenport.

Two vehicles collided head-on just east of Creston on U.S. 2. Its westbound lane was closed while Creston ambulance personnel assisted the occupants.

Deputies responded to a residence on Bald Ridge Road, from which a caller requested assistance with a 16-year-old girl who was described as “rude and disrespectful” to her relatives.

A collision involving a sheriff’s patrol vehicle and deer was reported on U.S. 2 between Wilbur and Telford Road, damaging a portion of the passenger side.

Sunday, Feb. 18: Wilbur firefighters dealt with a small stove fire at a home in the 700 block of SE Regent.

Returning to the residence on NE Cliff Avenue in Wilbur where a man had assaulted individuals inside on Wednesday, deputies responded to a report that a 47-year-old woman had attempted to take her life by cutting her wrists and consuming medications.

Responding to the 400 block of West 3rd Street, deputies intervened in a dispute involving at least three Sprague residents.

A broken window and lamp were discovered at the scene of a possible residential burglary in the 46000 block of FDR Estates Road. About $625 worth of damage was reported.

A caller reported seeing what may have been a drug deal involving a white pickup truck and possibly a mini-van near the intersection of Batum Road and SR 28 in the Odessa area.


Feb. 13: Daniel Clarence Medlock, 46, Pasco, Wash., arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for failing to appear for an ignition interlock violation.

Feb. 14: Gail Dean Walters, 56, Wilbur, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault and first-degree burglary.

Austin M. MacDonald, 35, Kettle Falls, detained under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Feb. 15: William Emil Hughes, 38, Reardan, arrested by LCSO for possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture and/or deliver, and for failing to comply with a court order involving non-payment of child support.

Kelsea K. Rodriguez, 28, Hermiston, Ore., arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

Feb. 16: Shannon D. Gerstner, 49, Spokane, arrested by Washington State Patrol on a Kitsap County warrant.

Michael R. Mueller, 33, Seattle, arrested by LCSO for possession of a stolen vehicle and second-degree possession of stolen property.

Court Report


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings: 24 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Property Transactions

Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

Rickie L. Vaughan, Almira, to Rickie L. and Margaret A. Vaughan, Almira – property at 15 North 5th Street, Almira (Lots 16-20, Blk. 15, Original Town of Almira), $0.

Sandra L. Smith, Odessa, to Sandra L. and Gerald L. Smith, Odessa – property at 1 South 5th Street, Odessa (north half of Lots 7-8, Blk. 3, Pattee and Lyon’s Addition to Odessa), $0.

Sheila L. Bauer, Mukilteo, Wash., to Sheila Louise Bauer Revocable Living Trust, Mukilteo, Wash. – property at 2110 Bayview Court, Seven Bays (Lot 10, Blk. 1, Plat 2, Seven Bays) and 1974 14x70 mobile home, $0.

Jay L. Gossett, Harrington, to Jay L. and Kari L. Gossett, Harrington – property at 30920 Mohler Road East, Mohler (portion of northeast quarter, Sec. 18, T22N, R36E), $0.

James D. and Deborah J. Eastridge, Castle Rock, Wash., to Jimmy Dale and Lisa L. Hill, Kelso, Wash. – portion of northeast quarter, Sec. 30, T22N, R32E in vicinity of Totusek Road East, $6,500.

Michaela L. Grant, Sprague, to Oak Tree Homes LLC, Spokane – 1976 mobile home at 304 East Walnut Street, Sprague, $0.

Oak Street Homes LLC, Spokane, to Julia Nast, Sprague – 1976 14x76 mobile home at 304 East Walnut Street, Sprague, $29,999.99.

Timothy L. Behne and Thomas W. Behne, Hartline, to Nancy L. Behne, Hartline – property at 312 Chestnut Street, Almira (Lots 1-4, Blk. 38, Original Addition to Town of Almira), $0.

Rodney J. Rottinghaus, Pasco, Wash., to Douglas C. and Bonnie M. Redfield (trustees, Redfield Living Trust), Pasco – property at 42405 Doe Road North, Deer Meadows (Lot 44, Deer Heights Plat No. 1), $235,000.

Archie and Laura McNeilly, Normandy Park, Wash., to Terry A. and Sheila I. Linder, Stanwood, Wash. – property at 37551 Cherry Lane North, Creston (portion of northeast quarter, Sec. 28, T27N, R35E also known as Tract 38, Tri Canyon Ranch), $44,900.


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