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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, July 2: Harrington ambulance personnel assisted a 70-year-old man with a low pulse and shallow breathing.

Checking a report that a resident of the 200 block of South Elm Street had heard two people talking inside a shed and locked them inside, a Reardan officer found no one there.

Deputies intervened in a dispute involving two family members in the 1000 block of Seventh Street in Davenport.

A Davenport woman reported gas had been stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1000 block of Marshall Street.

A collision involving a vehicle and deer was reported on U.S. 2 near the scale house west of Reardan.

Tuesday, July 3: A collision involving a vehicle and deer was reported on SR 25 about 10 miles north of Davenport.

CenturyLink personnel reported a cut fiber line north of Almira.

Deputies investigated a Davenport resident’s report that a woman went to a Tacoma store and picked up a camera lens that had been ordered on his PayPal account, which was charged $1,541.39.

Construction personnel reported that someone moved a sign connected with the Seventh and Park street project in Davenport without permission.

Deputies responded to a burglary report from the vicinity of Tenth and Merriam streets in Davenport.

Several residents of the 1000 block of Marshall Street in Davenport used social media to post complaints about a continuously barking dog.

A deputy retrieved three syringes a caller discovered near the entrance of Mainline Rock Products in Sprague.

Wednesday, July 4: A man traveling on Interstate 90 near the Fishtrap exit reported that a girl stowed away in his vehicle.

Deputies and mental health personnel responded to a report from Sprague of a man – six weeks clean from methamphetamines – who posted Facebook messages indicating he would step in front of a train to commit suicide. He was transported to a Spokane hospital.

Responding to the 1000 block of Adams Street, Davenport ambulance personnel assisted a man with an artificial knee who had fallen and suffered what was described as a “severe” injury.

Odessa Police responded to a report of loud illegal fireworks in the vicinity of 4th and Alder that startled a married couple from sleep. After calming their dog, they walked around town to try to find the responsible person.

Thursday, July 5: Emergency personnel responded to the Black Bear Motel in Davenport where an individual may have suffered a stroke or had a severe reaction to a possible drug overdose. The patient was transported to Lincoln Hospital.

Items inside an abandoned residence in the Govan area were found broken and others apparently taken as a result of a break-in.

A man with breathing difficulties was transported from the Alibi Tavern in Wilbur to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.

A Reardan resident expressed his concern about loud explosions in the 100 block of East Railroad.

Odessa Police responded to the 100 block of East 1st Avenue after receiving a report of an argument between household members, “borderline suicidal” statements and the firing of a gun inside a garage. Later, a man was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

Friday, July 6: Several bags of garbage, possibly illegally dumped, were found on property in the vicinity of Moore and Fisher roads north of Reardan.

No one was reported injured after two vehicles collided near the intersection of SR 25 and Hume Road about 20 miles north of Davenport.

A woman was assaulted after what was described as a “screaming match” involving a man and another woman spilled out into the street in front of the Wilbur Register office on East Main in Wilbur.

A resident of the Redwine Canyon area reported his vehicle had been broken into while parked at the Lincoln boat launch.

Collisions involving vehicles and deer took place on SR 28 south of Davenport and on U.S. 2 near Bodeau Road between Wilbur and Almira.

National Park Service personnel checked out a report of individuals camping where they shouldn’t have at a beach near Seven Bays Marina.

Saturday, July 7: A Harrington caller reported an individual was riding a dirt bike without lights and a helmet in the 100 block of West Linden.

Responding to the 200 block of Eleventh Street in Davenport, a deputy advised individuals shooting off fireworks that they had exceeded the legal time frame (ending July 5). Other reports of this activity originated from at least three other locations in Davenport.

A man was arrested on an assault charge after deputies responded to a report of a fight in the Safeway parking lot in Davenport.

Odessa Police checked out a report that someone had tried to pry open windows at a residence in the 100 block of West 5th Avenue.

Sunday, July 8: Reardan firefighters doused a field fire along U.S. 2 that started when a vehicle pulling a boat lost a tire.

A man told dispatchers his 13-year-old son had hit him and also yelled at an elderly woman at a residence on Ross Street in Davenport.

A Sprague woman reported that a wood stove had been stolen from a garage in the 400 block of West 2nd.

A Ritzville man told dispatchers that when he returned to the U.S. 2 Telford rest area to retrieve a lost wallet, it and its contents, including a driver license, credit cards and a phone, were gone.

The parents of an 8-year-old Wilbur boy promised a deputy he would receive counseling after the boy broke the nose of another child in the household.

Deputies responded to a dispute between residents of the 600 block of 3rd Street in Sprague after receiving a call from a woman who said her boyfriend had thrown her out of her residence.

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

A deputy checked out a report of fireworks being illegally shot off from the Northridge neighborhood of Davenport.

National Park Service personnel cleared Lake Roosevelt to allow a helicopter to scoop out water for use on a fire near Crystal Cove. Two crews of inmate firefighters from Airway Heights Correctional Center were sent out. A residence abandoned for more than 20 years was destroyed by flames.


July 2: Steven Perry Holderby, 65, Spokane, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for failing to appear for first-degree theft.

William Emil Hughes, 38, Reardan, arrested by LCSO for 21 counts of criminal conspiracy to commit second-degree theft, first-degree trafficking in stolen property, failing to appear for possession with intent to manufacture and/or deliver a controlled substance (hallucinogenics), failing to appear for driving while license suspended, and failing to appear for an ignition interlock violation.

July 3: Marcel Nathaniel C. Hall, 20, Wellpinit, arrested by LCSO for possession of a controlled substance.

Toni Lynn Herley, 58, Reardan, arrested by Reardan Police for five counts of forgery.

July 4: Jon Hotchkiss, 70, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence and while license suspended.

July 6: Emily Pearl Phelps, 25, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for second-degree criminal trespass, third-degree theft and driving while license suspended.

Stephani Carl Rodriguez, 54, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for first-degree trafficking in stolen property.

July 7: Eligiah H. LaFountaine, 19, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault.

James Emerson Peterson, 69, Bonney Lake, Wash., arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

Brenda Lee SiJohn, 50, Coulee Dam, arrested by LCSO on a Grant County misdemeanor warrant.

July 8: Peter Alvin Goodman, 34, Orondo, Wash., arrested by LCSO on a warrant.

Crystal Rose Olney, 38, Coulee Dam, arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for driving while license suspended.

From July 2 to 8, seven individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Court Report


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

Criminal Sentencings

Adalya Elaine Breaux, 22, of Edwall, pleaded guilty June 26 to residential burglary and second-degree theft in connection with a Jan. 12 incident at a residence on Larabee Street in Edwall, and to second-degree escape in connection with an April 24 incident. Her sentence included six months in jail, payment of $1,100 court costs and $600 restitution.

Michael Raymond Mueller, 34, pleaded guilty June 26 to possession of a stolen motor vehicle in connection with a Feb. 16 traffic stop in Odessa during which two laptops and jewelry valued at $946 and some $65 cash were found in a vehicle reported stolen from a Seattle funeral home. His sentence included 90 days jail (with credit for time served), payment of $800 court costs and an undetermined amount of restitution. As a result of plea negotiations, prosecutors withdrew an additional charge of second-degree possession of stolen property.

Morgan Skye Welch, 28, of Spokane, pleaded guilty June 26 to attempted possession of more than 40 grams of marijuana, amended through plea negotiations from possession of more than 40 grams of marijuana. His sentence included 17 days in jail (with credit for time served) and payment of $500 court costs. The case was filed after Reardan Police found what appeared to be marijuana inside a shed after responding to a call for service in the 100 block of South Elm Street on March 4.

Joshua Scott Hodges, 25, of Colville, pleaded guilty June 26 to second-degree taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission, amended through a plea agreement from possession of a stolen motor vehicle. His sentence included seven days of electronic home monitoring and payment of $800 court costs and an undetermined amount of restitution. The case began on April 29 when deputies recovered a vehicle stolen from Marysville, Wash.

Civil Judgments

An abstract of a Dec. 8, 2010, judgment from King County District and Superior courts awarding $12,088.62 to petitioner EGP Investments, Inc., from Brandon L. and Kara M. Rainwater was filed in Lincoln County Superior Court. The court record shows a partial payment of $1,360.43 had been made as of May 6, 2013.

Scott Vorderstrasse, of Harrington, must return $4,307.25 in overpaid benefits to the Washington State Department of Employment Security.

New Criminal Cases

Tressa Marie Schuerger, 39, of Inchelium, is charged with possession of methamphetamine hydrochloride in connection with a Sept. 17, 2017, traffic stop at Broadway Avenue and Bruce Street in Reardan.

Jacob David Douglas, 27, of Odessa, is charged with felony harassment in connection with an April 27 incident involving a threat made during a Lincoln County District Court session to kill or bodily harm another man.


Will only of Aloha M. Wagner.

Estate of Blanche J. Achord, of Grand Coulee, who died May 2.


Lincoln County Auditor’s Office

Lucas Buck Mallon, 35, and Rachelle Rose Christian, 30, both of Wilbur.

Felicia Marie Hinkle, 31, and Timothy Joseph Hillyard, 33, both of Billings, Mont.

Charlie Jo Moffet, 24, and Jared James King, 23, both of Odessa.

George Peter Kiiru, 49, of Burien, Wash., and Barbara E. Dammel, 48, of Colville.

Robert King Goodner, 71, and Arlene Sue Breshears, 66, both of Wilbur.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings: 15 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Property Transactions

Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

David Reinbold, Davenport, to Michael and Penny Hogan, Davenport – property at 32659 Reinbold Road East, Davenport, $25,000.

David Brian Clements and Misty Lee Clements, Yakima, to Linda Moberg, Deer Meadows – property adjacent to Sunday Bay Road North, Deer Meadows (Lots 30 and 31, Blk. 2, Deer Meadows Tracts Plat No. 3), $135,000.

Gail Elizabeth Daniels, Reardan, to Stephen G. and Cheryl A. Krupke, Reardan – property at 25747 Krupke Road North, Reardan (portion of northeast quarter of Sec. 15, T25N, R39E), $0.

Heirs and devisees of Norman W. Livingston, Spokane, to Terrell L. and Beth J. Taylor, Davenport – property at 1015 Fifth Street, Davenport (Lots 8-10, Blk. 14, Original Town of Davenport), $166,000.

DA Ventures LLC, Odessa, to Dennis R.J. Schlimmer, Odessa – property at 8481 Weishaar Road East, Odessa (Sec. 16, T23N, R32E), $0.

Shirley Ann Schuon Fritsch, Spokane Valley, to Candeam Farm LLC, Spokane Valley – portions of Sec. 33 and 34, T27N, R39E, $0.

David Buddrius, Harrington, to John and Brenda Jacobson, Harrington – property at 7491 Harrington Tokio Road North, Harrington (portion of east half of Sec. 27, T22N, R36E), $35,000.

Davenport Aire LLC, Kennewick, to Jay S. and Kathryn L. Jump, Kennewick – property at 136 West Airport Loop, Seven Bays (Lot 36, Blk. 1, Airport Addition of Seven Bays, Sec. 12 and 13, T27N, R35E), $0.

Jay S. and Kathryn L. Jump, Kennewick, to Atticus Property Management LLC, Kennewick – property at 102 A Hildahl Lane, Seven Bays (Lot 2, Blk. 1, Sec. 7 and 8, Airport Addition to Seven Bays), $0.

Anita Joan Bieber, Spokane Valley, to Elizabeth S. Allen and Timothy D. Robinson, Creston – property at 295 SW Railroad Street, Creston (Lots 8-16, Blk. 2, Original Town of Creston), $115,000.

Event Advertising, Inc., Riverside, Calif., to Robert and Tamara Zeller, Davenport – property at 39545 and 39555 Sun Ridge North, Seven Bays (Lots 58 and 60, Amended and Restated Plat of Ridgeview Estates), $70,000.

Jill R. Lindholm, Davenport, to Royce Alan Mathews and Jean F. Mathews, Davenport – property at 44480 SR 25 North, Davenport (portion of northeast and southeast quarters of Sec. 21, T28N, R36E), $355,000.

Thelma C. Fischer, Spokane Valley, to Sand Flats LLC, Davenport – portions of northeast quarter of Sec. 22, T27N, R37E, $60,000.

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Washington, D.C., to Kevin Sandygren and Anna Shirley, Harrington – property at 104 North First Street, Harrington (Lots 4-8, Blk. 22, Town of Harrington), $56,000.

Steven D. Higginbotham, Olympia, to Steven D. and Linda L. Higginbotham (trustees, Higginbotham Family Living Trust), Olympia – property at 42148 Lakeview Road North, Deer Meadows (Lot 23, Deer Meadows Tracts Plat No. 2), $42,500.

Chester E. Templin, Ritzville, to Garrett Chester Templin, Ritzville – all of Sec. 27, T21N, R36E, including mobile home, and west half of Sec. 34, T21N, R36E, $0.

Jeffy Holy (personal representative, estate of Frank A. Holy), Spokane, to JM Wilbur LLC, Spokane – property at 103 and 105 SW Pope Avenue, Wilbur (Lots 9-13, Blk. 115, Railroad Addition to Town of Wilbur), $70,000.

Albert I. Howell (personal representative, estate of Claryda R. Howell), Wenatchee, to Michael Bailey, San Antonio, Texas – property at 11993 Stone Road North, Harrington (portions of Sec. 4 and 5, T22N, R36E and Sec. 33 and 34, T23N, R36E), $0.


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