Last updated 9/1/2018 at 1:58pm
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 30: A man working at a cell tower site asked dispatchers what to do after he discovered a snake at the door and expressed his concern about being bitten.
Reardan firefighters responded to a report that a resident detected the odor of smoke that could have originated from an electrical fire in the walls.
Responding to the 1300 block of Logan Street, Davenport ambulance personnel assisted an 84-year-old woman who had slipped and fallen in a laundry room and later was unable to walk, possibly from a broken bone.
A county jail inmate told corrections deputies she was having breathing issues, that her chest felt heavy, seemed feverish and experienced other symptoms she hadn’t before. A doctor advised deputies how to respond.
Odessa Police investigated the theft of gasoline in the 500 block of South Birch.
Tuesday, July 31: A man was detained for a traffic offense after a deputy advised dispatchers of a vehicle being driven throughout the morning on Armstrong, Cobb and Bly roads in the Harrington area.
A deputy checked out a report of harassment north of Davenport.
Deputies assisted with evacuations associated with the Fisher 231 wildfire north of Reardan.
After taking a Creston woman’s call, deputies agreed to talk with her two children, ages 6 and 10, who she described as “behaving badly.”
Deputies responded to a report of a possible domestic incident in a campground adjacent to Sprague Lake Resort Road.
Wednesday, Aug. 1: Wilbur ambulance personnel responded to a report that a man with a history of problems was having a heart attack.
A deputy who checked out a report of vandalism at the abandoned Cottonwood Inn restaurant in the 300 block of Sixth Street in Davenport discovered evidence that someone had been inside.
A Wilbur woman told dispatchers her 8-year-old nephew refused to listen to her and asked that a deputy stop by the 400 block of SE Trinity to advise the boy to do so.
After taking a neighbor’s call about continuously barking dogs in the 600 block of Maxwell Street in Davenport, dispatchers heard from the dogs’ owner, who advised that a rooster had gotten into his yard and was driving his dogs “nuts.”
An outbuilding was in the path of a field fire in the vicinity of Doerschlag and Fish roads near Sprague. Traffic control was initiated on SR 23 nearby.
A sheriff’s patrol car collided with a fawn on SR 28 south of Davenport.
A Sprague woman told dispatchers that after an argument between them, her boyfriend left a residence in the 300 block of East Walnut with keys to the house and car.
Calling from the vicinity of the 2200 block of Pine Court, a Seven Bays resident told National Park Service personnel that embers were active on a beach campfire he had advised three individuals to put out.
Thursday, Aug. 2: A Wilbur caller reported the discovery of fire grenades in rafters of a residence in the 200 block of NW Main Avenue.
Deputies investigated a reported case of malicious mischief at the meat processing plant adjacent to Haden Road near Wilbur.
A deputy removed a dead coyote from the roadway at U.S. 2 and Ziemer Road east of Davenport.
A citation was issued to a Wilbur woman after a traffic stop at Brace and Regent during which a deputy learned she did not have permission from the owner to drive the vehicle she was using.
A Harrington caller requested assistance with a relative he thinks is pretending to be someone else on an app on his cell phone.
A deputy told dispatchers that while on his way to what became known as the Angel Springs Fire, he was run off the road and into a ditch by a passing vehicle in the vicinity of Level and Green Canyon roads.
Reardan firefighters handled a structure fire in the 34600 block of Moore Road.
Odessa Police responded to a report of a dog being attacked by another dog in the vicinity of 2nd Avenue and 5th Street.
Friday, Aug. 3: A Wilbur caller reported her billfold containing credit cards, between $300 and $500 in cash and a driver’s license was missing since July 31.
U.S. Census Bureau workers advised dispatchers they were working in Lincoln County.
A responding deputy, advised that a man bleeding from an apparent stab wound had shown up unexpectedly at a residence in the 300 block of East Brooke Street in Sprague, began a search after the alleged victim had left the scene in a vehicle.
A Davenport man was placed in custody after a deputy responded to his phoned-in report that a family member was using a car to ram a pickup truck in the 1200 block of Morgan Street.
A deputy checked out a report of three people, one of them carrying boots and limping along, were walking west along Old Sunset Highway.
A Bald Ridge area farmer told dispatchers someone was blocking his access to use his equipment to help fight the Angel Springs Fire.
Responding to a residence on Sobek Road near Edwall, three deputies handled a report of an assault between a man and a woman, with a hidden firearm possibly involved. In the process, they recovered a travel trailer that had been reported stolen in Spokane.
A resident of Hart Road north of Davenport reported hearing shooting from a large caliber rifle.
Dispatchers took a report of two individuals smoking marijuana outside the new pot shop in the former bowling alley in Davenport.
Deputies joined a Washington State Patrol trooper in responding to a one-vehicle collision on U.S. 2 about two miles west of Reardan.
A Creston farmer reported that 30 to 40 gallons of diesel fuel had been taken from a tractor on property adjacent to Ramsey Road East.
Saturday, Aug. 4: Responding to a Wilbur woman’s report, deputies began looking for a man she reported missing.
A deputy investigated a report of trespassing on Johns Rocky Way, a private road near Davenport.
A one-vehicle rollover collision was reported on Redwine Canyon Road near a RV park.
A Wilbur woman called the sheriff’s office to report a neighborhood boy had tried to pick a fight with her son in the 400 block of SE Trinity, to which a deputy responded.
A caller reported several vehicles parked along Fitzpatrick Road west of Davenport and that an altercation was in progress. A responding deputy determined the dispute was verbal only.
Odessa Police came between a landlord and his tenant who were arguing about the removal of the front door of a residence in the 100 block of West 4th.
Sunday, Aug. 5: Sprague firefighters and ambulance personnel responded to a report of a one-vehicle rollover collision on Interstate 90.
Ambulance personnel from Wilbur and Creston weren’t able to revive a 77-year-old man who may have suffered a fatal heart attack at a residence in the 900 block of SE Alder in Wilbur. A LifeFlight aerial ambulance crew also responded.
American Red Cross personnel began operation of an emergency shelter at the county fairgrounds in Davenport for evacuees from the Angel Springs Fire.
A man riding a bicycle in the 300 block of NE Foster Street in Creston reported being attacked by dogs. He was bitten and suffered scrapes and bruises after crashing his bike.
An Odessa area caller reported the theft of about a half tank of fuel from a tractor parked in a field adjacent to Cannawai Road North.
A caller observed a boy in his late teens with a backpack walking on railroad tracks in the vicinity of East Railroad Avenue and North Ruby in Sprague.
A caller reported speeding semi-trucks hauling grain on Mohler Road near its intersection with Harrington Tokio Road.
A caller reported seeing a llama and a horse on Cottonwood Creek Road.
Dispatchers were advised of two vehicles making bad passes on blind corners on SR 25 about five miles north of Davenport.
National Park Service and Davenport ambulance personnel came to the aid of an elderly man who came off the water at Seven Bays Marina with a possible case of heat stroke.
National Park Service personnel towed a boat that had become disabled on the water about two miles from the Seven Bays Marina.
July 31: Maryann Metcalfe, 62, Spokane, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for driving under the influence.
Todd Edwin Miller, 45, Wilbur, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.
Aug. 1: Emily Gracie Hammond, 24, Reardan, held under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.
Aug. 2: Kirklyn McKenn Brogard, 19, Omak, Wash., arrested by LCSO for making a false or misleading statement to a law enforcement officer.
Bryan Timothy Ferguson, 42, no place of residence listed, arrested by LCSO for second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, driving while license suspended and failing to comply with an ignition interlock requirement.
Aug. 3: Hayley Marie Dalton, 33, Wilbur, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault.
Casey Ryan Halme, 25, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief.
Aug. 4: Michael John Brasch, 48, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and driving under the influence.
Aug. 5: Marla Lyn Kennedy, 48, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault.
From July 30 to Aug. 5, an additional nine individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.
John F. Strohmaier, Judge
Evert Kevin Costello, also known as Everett K. Costello, 56, of Davenport, pleaded guilty in February to two counts of possessing methamphetamine and was sentenced July 31 to 12 months and a day in prison, $800 court assessments and 12 months probation. The charges involved incidents in January and March of last year. Sentencing was postponed twice due to the defendant’s medical issues. As a result of a plea agreement, prosecutors withdrew two additional counts of possessing methamphetamine and another of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, all in connection with incidents in Davenport between Dec. 20, 2016, and April 15, 2017.
Gail Dean Walters, 56, pleaded guilty July 25 to second-degree assault and residential burglary in connection with a Feb. 14 home invasion incident in the 200 block of NE Cliff in Wilbur, during which five occupants of the residence were assaulted and at least two seriously hurt. As a result of a plea agreement, prosecutors withdrew the originally filed charges of first-degree burglary and two counts of fourth-degree assault. His sentence includes nine months in jail (credit for time served), $1,000 court assessments and $500 public defender reimbursement, a yet-to-be-determined sum of restitution and 12 months probation. He also must abide by a no-contact order protecting three victims and complete a mental health evaluation and recommended treatment.
Derek M. Hickey, 14, of Cheney, pleaded guilty June 27 to third-degree malicious mischief (originally second-degree) in connection with the April 16 vandalism of a dump truck (sand placed into the fuel tank) and a bulldozer owned by Dean’s Excavating that was parked along Bauer Lane in Deer Meadows. His disposition included four days detention, nine months community supervision, shared restitution of $1,423.48, and recommended counseling and treatment. The case was transferred to Spokane County for supervision.
Hunter A. Ostboe, 15, of Spokane, pleaded guilty June 27 to third-degree malicious mischief (originally second-degree) in connection with the April 16 vandalism of a dump truck (sand placed into the fuel tank) and a bulldozer owned by Dean’s Excavating that was parked along Bauer Lane in Deer Meadows. His disposition included three days detention, nine months community supervision, shared restitution of $1,423.48, and recommended counseling and treatment. The case was transferred to Spokane County for supervision.
New Criminal Cases
Nova Leanna Carson, 44, of Fruitland, is charged with second-degree trafficking in stolen property, money laundering, criminal conspiracy and first-degree possession of stolen property in connection with incidents between March 11 and 30 involving the theft of $35,000 in cash, $65,000 in gold and silver bullion and several weapons from a residence in the vicinity of Hart Road north of Davenport. Six additional individuals were charged last spring in connection with this matter.
Estate of Lorraine D. Holderby, of Davenport, who died July 29, 2017.
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.
Connor Robert Deife, Odessa, driving under the influence, found not guilty by jury on July 31.
Requests by petitioner Courtney Ruiz, of Wilbur, for anti-harassment and anti-stalking protection orders against Theresa and Justin Carstensen, also of Wilbur, were granted July 24. The petitioner was the target of an assault at her place of employment, The Wilbur Register, on July 6, during which she claimed she was struck from behind and knocked to the ground, resulting in injuries to her and her 4-year-old son. Filing in District Court, the county prosecuting attorney’s office on Aug. 1 criminally charged Theresa Carstensen, 31, with fourth-degree assault (two counts) and third-degree malicious mischief in connection with the July 6 incident.
Adalia A. Hille,
A request by the petitioner, Nathan D. Mielke, for an anti-harassment protection order against his uncle, Robert E. Mielke, was granted July 24. Both parties are Davenport area residents. Claiming he couldn’t get a fair hearing, the respondent requested a judge other than Phillip J. Van De Veer to hear the case; that request was granted July 11.
Phillip J. Van De Veer,
The court on June 12 denied a request by Judy Mielke for an anti-harassment protection order against her nephew, Nathan Mielke, a Davenport area resident.
Lincoln County Auditor’s Office
Lincoln County Clerk’s Office
New filings: 4 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.
Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office
Dorothy Croft (formerly Withers), Watertown, Mass., to Samuel J. and Michelle A. Davis, Spokane – property at 42075 North Granite Drive, Davenport (Lot 20, Rocky Top Estates Phase 2), $42,000.
Lars R. and Hanna E. Hendrickson, Davenport, to Brandon C. and Shanon M. Wilson, Davenport – property at 20423 Coal Springs Road North, Davenport (portion of southeast corner of Sec. 23, T24N, R36E), $50,000.
Brandon C. and Shanon M. Wilson, Davenport, to Daniel B. and Virginia M. Hawthorne, Davenport – property at 38200 Fitness Lane East, Davenport (Lots 6-7 and south half of Lot 8, Blk. 6, Gibson and Sawyer’s Addition to Town, now City, of Davenport), $354,900.
Robert D. Miller, Manson, Wash., to Rita Buff, Manson, Wash. – Lots 15-16, Blk. 18, Thomison’s Addition to Town of Wilbur, $0.
Robert C. Souder (personal representative, estate of Dolores L. Souder), Auburn, Wash., to Robert C. Souder, Auburn, Wash. – Lots 15-16, Blk. 4, Town of Bluestem (also known as Town of Moscow), $0.
John R. and Dixie J. Reitmeier, Spokane, to Minh Kay and Ginger G. Johnston, East Wenatchee, Wash. – property at 2131 SunFlower Court (Lot 31, Blk. 1, Plat 2 of Seven Bays, Inc.), $100,000.
John R. and Dixie J. Reitmeier, Spokane, to Minh Kay and Ginger G. Johnston, East Wenatchee, Wash. – property at 2122 Northpoint Court (Lot 22, Blk. 1, Plat 2 of Seven Bays, Inc.), $250,000.
Donna K. Nagy (trustee, Donna K. Nagy Living Trust), Athens, Ohio, to Robert and Katie DeGroat, Moses Lake – Tri Canyon Ranch Tracts 213 and 214, Creston (portions of southeast quarter of Sec. 27 and northeast quarter of Sec. 34, all in T27N, R35E), $50,000.
Diana Bidle, Pullman, Wash., to Robert L. Sheckler, Jr., and Deanna S. Sheckler, Wilbur – property at 407 SE Milmont Street, Wilbur (Lots 1-4, Blk. 3, Thomison’s Addition to Town of Wilbur), $72,500.
Entrust Northwest LLC, Spokane, to Mane R. and Anastasia M. Kesic, Arlington, Wash. – property at 41265 Beethoven Lane (Lot 60, Blk. 2, Deer Meadow Tracts Plat No. 3), $95,950.
Theodore D. Schroeder, Wilbur, to Matthew and Allison Schroeder, Wilbur – property at 25099 Crick Road North, Wilbur (Lot 1, Schroeder Short Plat), $0.