Court Report


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 16: Sprague ambulance personnel assisted a 74-year-old woman with two artificial knees who fell in the shower and was unable to get up.

Creston ambulance personnel joined a deputy in responding to a residence in the 200 block of NW Watson Street in Creston, where an elderly man with diabetes may have experienced low blood sugar.

A Wilbur caller requested assistance with an unwanted individual at a residence in the 200 block of NE Cole.

Davenport Retirement Village personnel reported two large dogs continuously enter the property and pose a threat to residents there.

A deputy checked out a report of fireworks being launched in the vicinity of the 800 block of Tenth Street in Davenport.

BNSF Railroad personnel expressed concern about a big board they believe someone deliberately placed on the tracks at South F and North E streets in Sprague.

Deputies intercepted two vehicles involved in drag racing on U.S. 2 and in the vicinity of Second and Marshall streets in Davenport.

Responding to the 100 block of East 1st Avenue, emergency personnel in Odessa assisted a woman described as unresponsive.

Tuesday, July 17: Responding to the 200 block of West 5th, Sprague ambulance personnel assisted a 74-year-old woman with a “general illness.”

After losing a wallet, a Davenport man received a mysterious text message that seemed to be related, prompting him to contact financial institutions and cancel credit cards.

Reardan EMTs joined local police in assisting a 1-month-old premature baby whose breathing was shallow.

A caller told Reardan Police he had thrown a stick at an aggressive dog in the 100 block of East Railroad Avenue and was concerned about retaliation from its owner.

Wednesday, July 18: Responding to the vicinity of 1st and B streets, Sprague ambulance assisted an individual with possible heat stroke.

Deputies assisted Reardan Police in handling a two-vehicle collision on Broadway Avenue (U.S. 2).

Emergency personnel responded to the 900 block of South Bell in Wilbur where a 71-year-old man was having difficulty breathing.

A semi-truck’s brakes locked up, stranding the vehicle on railroad tracks at the Sherlock Avenue crossing in Harrington. A responding deputy determined the truck and trailer were carrying too heavy a load.

An Almira caller expressed concern about a man dressed in black shorts and carrying a gray backpack who was knocking on doors in the 100 block of South 4th Street and asking for rides. A responding deputy offered a ride to Grand Coulee, where the man’s grandmother resides.

A deputy handled a report of a 15-year-old boy observed in Sprague with a vaping device.

Thursday, July 19: A report of a van that had broken down along Interstate 90 with “a bunch of kids” standing outside was referred to the Washington State Patrol.

What appeared to be smoke in the vicinity of Peterson Lane and Sterling Valley Road turned out to be dust from a group of juveniles riding 4-wheelers in the area.

A caller told dispatchers her vehicle struck a mini-horse while traveling on Rice Road southwest of Reardan.

Corrections deputies discovered graffiti on the door to the jail’s outdoor recreation area, possibly done by male inmates trying to get attention from female inmates. One inmate’s name was attached to graffiti lamenting his forced separation from friends in the jail and a large drawing of a nude woman also was found on a wall. Inmates were instructed to clean off the affected areas and charges may result from an investigation into who specifically was involved.

A deputy’s presence was requested in the 900 block of Maxwell Street in Davenport after a woman caller said she was being stalked. The deputy found a work crew attempting to remove asbestos from the residence as a result of an appointment made by the caller’s husband.

Emergency personnel responded to a report of a 58-year-old man with diabetic issues at the Gravelle elevators.

Deputies assisted NEW Alliance counseling center personnel with a situation involving a young child.

Deputies responded to a residence on Rocklyn Road North where an apparently intoxicated man had locked himself inside with a young boy during a domestic incident. He was subsequently taken to jail on an assault charge.

Dispatchers were advised that an individual believed to be a sexual offender had been observed at children’s activities administered by the City of Sprague.

Responding to the 0 block of Maxwell Street, emergency personnel assisted a Davenport woman having leg pain.

An Odessa woman reported the theft of marijuana oil pills from a residence in the 100 block of West 4th Avenue.

Friday, July 20: Corrections deputies had their hands full with inmates involved in horseplay, despite repeated warnings, another using the jail intercom inappropriately, and another who was caught throwing a glass of water at another inmate’s cell door.

A deputy was on hand as Davenport city personnel worked to tow away several junk vehicles from the 800 block of Maxwell Street, where a street paving project was getting ready to start.

Returning after about a year away to a residence on Whispering Pines Loop in Reardan, a caller reported that someone has been staying there without permission. Trailer tires and a tractor implement also were reported missing.

After being passed by a motorcycle clocked at 108 miles per hour on U.S. 2 about nine miles east of Davenport, a deputy arrested its operator for reckless driving.

A 35-year-old Spokane man suffered fatal injuries as a result of a motorcycle collision on U.S. 2 about a mile west of Reardan. Local emergency personnel attempted to save the man’s life before he was flown on a LifeFlight aerial ambulance to a Spokane hospital, where he died.

Odessa Police investigated a report that a 23-year-old man was “spanking and slapping” a younger family member.

National Park Service personnel received help from a deputy in dealing with a “potentially combative” individual at the Spring Canyon campground.

Saturday, July 21: A 42-year-old Reardan area man who told dispatchers he was having a panic attack received attention from Reardan-Edwall EMTs and Davenport ambulance personnel.

BNSF Railroad personnel dealt with a malfunctioning crossing signal at Mohler Road.

Responding to the 500 block of NW Armstrong in Wilbur, a deputy encountered two men who were reported to have been threatening each other and others in the neighborhood who expressed their sentiments that the sheriff’s office was “picking on” one of the men.

A small brown dog continually escapes from its yard by digging under a fence in the 1000 block of Washington Street in Davenport, prompting a neighbor’s request that it be captured by a deputy.

A deputy handled a dispute between two women, one of whom was concerned that the other allowed children she promised to look after to leave while the first woman was involved in the Pioneer Days parade in Davenport.

A resident of the 100 block of Maxwell Street in Davenport told dispatchers he found a clear bag containing what appeared to be marijuana. A deputy retrieved it and disposed of it at the sheriff’s office.

A caller reported the theft of jewelry valued from $3,000 to $5,000 from a residence on Rocklyn Road North.

Two callers expressed concern about a man walking along Mayberry Road near Davenport and talking loudly on a cell phone. The man told a responding deputy he was trying to get a ride because of legal issues.

Deputies busted up an alcohol-related gathering of at least 22 underage individuals from throughout Lincoln County after they assembled near the cell tower on Gunning Road outside Davenport. After observing several vehicles and teenagers heading that way, an alert caller phoned in a report to the sheriff’s office.

National Park Service personnel checked out a report of a large bonfire on a beach two coves north of Seven Bays.

Sunday, July 22: A caller reported observing flames in trees near the Fort Spokane boat launch, prompting dispatchers to notify firefighters from Davenport, Egypt, Seven Bays and Deer Meadows. A responding deputy found four smoldering spots in the area and began an investigation into whether the fire had been deliberately set.

A woman sought treatment at Lincoln Hospital after being stung by a bee.

A Sprague resident asked for assistance from deputies with someone who keeps feeding and “messing with” horses in the vicinity of the 200 block of South 8th Street, despite repeated requests not to do so.

An unoccupied Jeep rolled down a hill from where it was parked in the vicinity of Sixth and Merriam streets in Davenport, and would have gone into the Water Park pool had a surrounding fence not kept it from doing so. The Jeep sustained minimal damage.

Seven Bays Marina personnel reported that several individuals were unlocking gates to the dock area late at night, fishing from there, and dumping fish guts on boats docked nearby.

A motorcyclist crashed on a trail in the Pacific Lake area, suffering an injured foot and needing assistance to get his bike unstuck. He was later examined at the Odessa hospital.

A concerned father requested deputies’ assistance in locating his 8-year-old son who was last seen on a bicycle in the Davenport city park. The boy was subsequently found at a residence in the 1000 block of Main Street and returned to his Davenport home.

A woman expressed concern about the welfare of her four children in her ex-husband’s custody in Harrington after she discovered her phone number had been blocked, preventing her from speaking with them.

An Airway Heights patrolman tracked a vehicle believed to be involved in a hit-and-run collision in a shopping center parking lot there to Davenport and requested assistance from local deputies as he pursued his investigation.

After taking a caller’s report, a responding deputy successfully persuaded residents in the vicinity of B Street and 4th in Sprague to put out an illegal bonfire.

A Harrington resident reported being the victim of several harassing phone calls.

A caller’s vehicle needed a tow truck’s services after a collision with a deer caused it to go partially down an embankment along U.S. 2 about two miles east of Davenport.

National Park Service personnel responded to a report from the Hanson Harbor area of a jet boat with five occupants and “an extremely loud exhaust.”


July 16: Gregorio John Cenerazzo, 60, Spokane, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for driving while license suspended.

July 17: Nova Leanne Carson, 44, Fruitland, arrested by LCSO for first-degree possession of stolen property, second-degree trafficking in stolen property, and money laundering.

Jacob David Douglas, 28, Odessa, arrested by LCSO for malicious harassment.

July 18: Edvin Norman Johnson, 29, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for driving while license suspended.

July 19: Austin Justus Proctor, 25, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

July 20: Robert Alan Cunningham, 45, Wilbur, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

Karl Duane Massie, 24, Battle Ground, Wash., arrested by LCSO for reckless driving.

July 21: Gary Duane Haven, 55, Electric City, arrested by LCSO for a physical control violation.

July 22: Thomas James Pearson, 36, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for driving while license suspended.

Dan Dustin Trefry, 45, Odessa, arrested by LCSO for violating a no-contact order from the court.

July 23: Bridgett Louise Stearns, 28, Wellpinit, arrested by LCSO on a Lewis County warrant.

From July 16 to 23, an additional 18 individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Court Report


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

New Criminal Cases

A first-degree theft charge filed July 17 against Julia R. Kraus, 38, were withdrawn two days later by prosecutors due to newly discovered evidence. The court dismissed the case.

Buddy James Buoy, 43, of Portland and/or Fairview, Ore., is charged with first-degree theft in connection with the Oct. 30, 2017, taking of tools, fuel and wire from a construction job site near the Interstate 90 Fishtrap exit.

Shawn R. Melton, 45, of Sprague, is charged with second-degree theft in connection with the allegedly unauthorized use of a City of Sprague fuel card to purchase gasoline at the Sprague Chevron for a personal vehicle while working as a city employee from March 23, 2017, to May 30 of this year. The charging documents in the court record note 70 transactions involving 1,022 gallons and a loss to the city of $2,994.60.

Julia R. Carney, 38, of Portland Ore., is charged with first-degree theft in connection with the Oct. 30, 2017, taking of tools, fuel and wire from a construction job site near the Interstate 90 Fishtrap exit.

New Civil Case

Almira resident Michelle N. Tracht seeks a domestic violence protection order against David A. Stuhr, Jr.

In an unlawful detainer matter, petitioner PNC Bank seeks possession from Kevin Herley of property at 51465 Euclid Road East, Reardan, that was sold at a Feb. 23 trustee sale.


Estate of Lewis H. Zundel, of Ephrata, who died June 11.

Estate of David Powers, of Ritzville, who died July 9.

Guardianship of a 74-year-old allegedly incapacitated woman, a Harrington resident who has been admitted to Lincoln Hospital’s Transitional Care unit.


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.

Awesten Reyce Miller, Spokane, speeding (10 mph over limit), $105 penalty.

Donald Lee Heen, Spokane Valley, fourth-degree assault, pleaded guilty, 40 days jail with 12 credited as served, $441.40 court assessments, no possession or consumption of alcohol, marijuana or illegal drugs (monitored by random testing).

Billee Jo Koller, Spokane, probation violation (allow unauthorized person to drive), 2 days jail converted to 16 hours community service.

Lorrie Fern Haskins-Olson, Medical Lake, speeding (11 over), contested, found committed, $156; operating motor vehicle without insurance, dismissed, $25 administrative fee.

Jeffery Thomas Bergeron, Cheney, negligent driving, $375.

Jason Leroy George, Omak, Wash., speeding (10 over), $136; operating vehicle without insurance, $190.

Jennifer Amy Tapani, Davenport, speeding in school/playground zone (Reardan), $234.

Hailey Nicole Fulton, Woodinville, Wash., speeding (17 over), contested, amended to expired vehicle tabs, $250.

Vladimir I. Gavrilyuk, Medical Lake, speeding (14 over), $110.

Hector Garcia, Spokane Valley, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $190.

Josh Richard Logan, Winthrop, Wash., speeding (14 over), $156.

Justin M. McGrew, Davenport, illegal use of studded tires, $110.

Randall Malcolm West, Snohomish, Wash., speeding (12 over), $125; operating motor vehicle without insurance, dismissed, $25 administrative fee.

Paul Roger Stazel, Spokane Valley, speeding (23 over), $190.

Carlie Jean Orr, Omak, Wash., speeding (19 over), $156; operating motor vehicle without insurance, dismissed, $25 administrative fee.

Teresa Ann Nickles, Yakima, speeding (13 over), $125.

Kisha Miles, Wilbur, speeding (10 over), $136; operating motor vehicle without insurance, dismissed, $25 administrative fee.

Yuridia Mendoza, Cheney, operating motor vehicle without insurance, $190.

Eduardo Mendoza Ramirez, Othello, Wash., operating motor vehicle without insurance, $190.

Sabrina La Fern McCoy, Fruitland, speeding (11 over), $145.

Kailee Tarril Koller, Airway Heights, speeding (13 over), $140.

Edward L. Kheel, Keller, no valid operator’s license, $190; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $190.

Paul Brian Hillman, Yakima, second-degree negligent driving, $325; speeding (16 over), $187.

Carson Glen Halme, Davenport, illegal use of studded tires, $110; no mirrors, $110.

Danny Edward Denison, Davenport, speeding (18 over), $125.

Bruce Roy Deaver, Moses Lake, speeding (22 over), $200.

Carlos Noe De La Paz, Okanogan, Wash., speeding (10 over), $110; operating motor vehicle without insurance, $190.

Louis J. Blaske, Odessa, no valid dog license, $100.

Ross David Bacon, Soap Lake, Wash., invalid/improper vehicle plate, $110; no splash aprons/fenders on vehicle, $110; defective turn signals/stop lamps, $110; no safety chains, $136.

Emily Jean Barron, Monroe, Wash., operating motor vehicle without insurance, $190; marijuana in motor vehicle, $110.

Sydney Gabrielle Balderas, Moses Lake, second-degree negligent driving, $218.

Marc Evans Robertson, Winthrop, Wash., speeding (10 over), contested, found committed, $125.

Antonio Erick Martinez-G, Newman Lake, speeding (17 over), $140; fail to register vehicle within 30 days of residency, $110.

Justin David Sanders, Omak, Wash., speeding in school/playground zone (Reardan), $234.


Lincoln County Auditor’s Office

Samuel Wayne Rice, 25, and Akaycia Marie Foster, 22, both of Electric City.

Christopher Mann, 28, and Cassandra Lynn Gowin, 27, both of Spokane.

Sharron Patricia Pearson, 63, of Clear, Alaska, and Hardy Mark Smith, 65, of Davenport.

Donavan Michael Tesch, 23, and Catherine Lynn Nichols, 36, both of Wilbur.

Michael Apa, 23, and Mellah Michael, 22, both of Edwall.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

Decrees granted – June 15: Catherine L. and Adam J. Nichols.

New filings: 42 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Property Transactions

Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

John W. and Barbara A. Badgley, Davenport, to Glenida C. and Jerry J. Boot, Davenport – property at 802 First Street, Davenport (Lot 5, Blk. 6, Original Town of Davenport), $138,300.

Clinton and Gretchen Kysar, Davenport, to James P. Harrington and Lisa M. Beuck, Davenport – property at 39149 Porcupine Bay Road, Davenport (portion of southwest quarter of Sec. 17, T27N, R37E), $285,000.

North Star Trustee LLC, Mountlake Terrace, Wash., to US Bank National Association (trustee, Blue Water Investment Trust 2017-1), Greenville, S.C. – property at 121 South 3rd Street, Almira (Lots 10-12, Blk. 28, Original Town of Almira), $95,000.

John M. and Margaret M. Hardin, Cedar City, Utah, to Ronald B. Steele, Kennewick – property at 30345 Antler Drive East, Deer Meadows (Lot 19, Deer Heights Plat No. 2), $60,000.

Darrell and Linda Schindler, Davenport, to Darrell and Linda Schindler and Martin E. and Lynne M. Latendresse, Davenport – property at 41977 Quail Run North, Deer Meadows (Lot 5, Deer Meadows Tracts, Plat No. 2), $33,500.

Ronald L. and Patsy R. Paxson, Reardan, to David L. Hakes, Reardan – property at 51455 East Whispering Pines Drive, Reardan (portion of northwest quarter, Sec. 34, T27N, R39E), $192,500.

Maureen Williams (trustee, Williams Family Revocable Living Trust), Spokane Valley, to Glenn L. and Linda E. Scott, Moab, Utah – property at 42160 Osprey Road North, Deer Meadows (Lot 12B, Replat of Deer Meadows Tracts, Plat No. 1), $257,500.

Jerry L. Hook, Lummi Island, Wash., to Jerry L. Hook and Anne Gibert, Lummi Island, Wash. – Lots 1-10, Blk. 14 and Lots 1-5, Blk. 19, all in Hewitt and Kinnears Addition to Sprague, $0.

Eric Smith, Orting, Wash., to Kenneth Allen Mendenhall, Bothell, Wash. – property at 46515 Sunny Hill Lane North, Grand Coulee (Lot B, Mendenhall Short Plat), $0.

Kenneth Mendenhall, Bothell, Wash., to Justin R. and Alicia Miller, Electric City –

property at 46515 Sunny Hill Lane North, Grand Coulee (Lot B, Mendenhall Short Plat), $20,000.

Sydney Ann Gebers, Wenatchee, Wash., to Wade Dean Gebers, Wenatchee – property at 16415 Jones Road East, Wilbur (Lot 11, Hanson Harbor Subdivision No. 3, Sec. 14, T28N, R33E), $417,550.

Mickey E. and Marieta L. Smith, Davenport, to Troy D. and Kim M. Tarbert, Davenport – property at 34300 Teel Hill Road North, Davenport (portion of south half of Sec. 10, T26N, R37E), $229,000.

William R. Patterson, Reardan, to Marilynn Newbill and Angel Rae, Reardan – property at 325 East Spokane Street, Reardan (Lots 3 and 4, Blk. 21, Fairweather Addition to Town of Reardan), $80,000.

Estate of Larry Nielsen (Linda Nielsen, personal representative), Roy, Wash., to Linda Nielsen, Roy, Wash. – property at 35680 Spruce Grouse Lane North, Davenport (Lot 1, Goldenfinch Short Plat), $0.

Linda Nielsen, Roy, Wash., to Land Getaways LLC, Sun City West, Ariz. – property at 35680 Spruce Grouse Lane North, Davenport (Lot 1, Goldenfinch Short Plat), $0.

David Reinbold, Davenport, to Michael and Penny Hogan, Davenport – property at 32659 Reinbold Road East, Davenport (portion of southeast quarter, Sec. 4, T27N, R36E), $0.

Kay Holmstrom, Wilbur, to Frank’s Place LLC (c/o Shara Coffman), Wilbur – Lots 1-3, Starkenburg Short Plat, $0.

Casey and Trea Nonnemacher, Davenport, to Cordell H. Kyllo, Davenport – portion of Government Lots 1, 2 and 6, Sec. 4, T24N, R38E, $125,000.

Bader and Jennifer Qarmout, Newton, N.J., to Dan and Jessica Fletcher, Davenport – property at 815 Main Street, Davenport (Lot 4, Blk. 2, Dillon’s Addition to Town, now City, of Davenport), $95,000.

Aaron D. Snider, Sprague, to Thomas William Broadsword, Sprague – property at 201 West 2nd Street, Sprague (portion of Lot 4 and all of Lot 5, Blk. 18, Town, now City, of Sprague), $170,000.

Gary and Lynn Maurer, Davenport, to Clayton W. and Lindsey K. Hammond, Davenport – property at 1009 Maxwell Street, Davenport (east half of Lot 2 and all of Lot 3, Blk. 24, Timmon’s Second Addition to Town of Davenport), $110,000.

Jon L. and Heidi A. Lapine, Bothell, Wash., to Traig TL and Carmen Weishaar, Odessa – property at 317 Airport Way A, Davenport (Lot 17, Blk. 3, Airport Addition to Seven Bays), $35,000.

Michael E. and Violet J. Berman, Auburn, Wash., to Robert Z. and Shemi A. Westfall, Kennewick – property at 42095 Granite Drive North, Davenport (Lot 19, Rocky Top Estates Phase 2), $145,000.

Farrah Brittain, Sprague, to Brandon H. and Kelsey Blackmore, Sprague – property at 305 West 2nd Street, Sprague (Lot 4, Blk. 19, Town of Sprague), $132,500.

Kyle J. Mattox, Davenport, to John Patrick Regan, Davenport – property at 29273 Cline Road East, Davenport (Lot 2, Cline Short Plat) and 1997 60x28 mobile home, $195,000.

Richard Kent and Patsy Lee Morehouse, Pasco, Wash., to Jerry S. and Jeanne L. Gravatt, Creston – portion of southeast quarter of Sec. 27 and northeast quarter of Sec. 34, T27N, R35E (also known as Tract 211 of Tri Canyon Ranch), $30,000.


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