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Court Report


August 16, 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, Aug. 6: A deputy helped a Sprague woman retrieve items she had placed in someone’s care while she began moving her residence from the 300 block of East Walnut Street.

A fallen tree blocked three-fourths of Teel Hill Road south of Cayuse Cove Road. County Public Works personnel were advised.

After a Lincoln County deputy pursued a vehicle traveling at speeds of 100 miles per hour from the Little Falls area onto the Spokane Indian Reservation, it finally was abandoned by three occupants who fled the scene. Tribal law enforcement joined at least two Lincoln deputies that were involved. Spokane County authorities advised the vehicle being pursued was involved in an Aug. 2 shoplifting incident and a traffic stop in July.

A hand pump was reported stolen from the vicinity of Stambaugh and Haden roads near Wilbur.

A caller requested assistance from Odessa Police in retrieving belongings from a former friend’s residence in the 100 block of 1st Avenue.

Odessa Police investigated a report that a property owner had illegally entered a tenant’s residence in the 100 block of West 4th Avenue.

A fire in the engine compartment disabled a boat in the middle of Lake Roosevelt about a mile south of Spring Canyon, according to a National Park Service report.

Tuesday, Aug. 7: Dispatchers took a report of a field fire on the south side of U.S. 2 east of Davenport. Davenport firefighters responded and smoke reduced visibility for drivers on the highway. Water trucks from Ag Link, Inc., and the McGregor Co. also assisted.

Reardan emergency personnel assisted a man suffering chest pains in the 100 block of East Railroad Avenue.

A caller reported the door of a fire support truck parked near the intersection of Fourth and Adams streets in Davenport was wide open with no one around. A responding deputy found a sleeping firefighter inside.

A firefighter associated with Curlew Job Corps went missing from the fire encampment on the Davenport football field. When he returned and was thought to be “high,” he lost his job and was sent home.

A Sprague woman requested assistance with a renter that she believed was “acting weird” by staying outside the residence throughout the night.

A deputy investigated a report of firearms being used in the vicinity of Teel Hill Road north of Davenport and a bullet landing near a 7-year-old boy.

A flatbed truck rolled onto its top in the vicinity of Mountainview and Halverson Canyon roads about here miles north of U.S. 2. The 16-year-old driver was initially described as uninjured, but was later examined at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport just to be sure.

A stolen vehicle from Grand Coulee was recovered from where it had been abandoned near trees along SR 174.

After dispatchers were contacted by concerned citizens in both communities, a deputy connected with a man and woman who were observed standing in front of the Harrington Food Mart after doing the same thing earlier at the Davenport Safeway. The officer determined they were transients on the way to Seattle to find work.

Davenport ambulance personnel were sent to Trader’s Express in Davenport where they expected to assist a 54-year-old woman reportedly suffering severe abdominal pain.

Deputies investigated a report from Harrington that a caretaker had used her client’s credit card while the latter was hospitalized in Davenport. The caretaker told deputies she did use the card, but only to purchase items for her client.

Responding to the 500 block of SE College Street, Wilbur ambulance personnel assisted an asthmatic and reportedly “highly intoxicated” man who was having seizures and found himself unable to breathe. Help from law enforcement also was requested when the man became combative.

Wednesday, Aug. 8: Sprague firefighters doused a field fire in the vicinity of Bourne and Doerschlag roads.

Spokane Humane Society personnel advised dispatchers that a Creston resident, saying he would leave it on the side of the road, had forced a lost dog on them, despite a policy against accepting animals from outside Spokane County.

Residents of the Skyvista and Wild Turkey Lane area found themselves cleaning up after the garbage collector after “a trail of garbage,” including large items such as a TV, was strewn along the roadways. After dispatchers were contacted, the garbage crew agreed to return and pick up the items.

A deputy responded to a report that two members of a household were arguing in the Davenport Safeway parking lot.

After reporting that he was blocking a truck he suspected may be involved in the theft of tools from a vehicle and shed in the 200 block of North F Street in Sprague, a caller found himself under arrest and in jail for theft, burglary and possession of stolen property.

Thursday, Aug. 9: A Davenport caller told dispatchers that a woman walks her dogs in the vicinity of the 100 block of Logan Street and fails to clean up deposits of excrement they leave on the lawns in that neighborhood.

Willows Motel personnel in Wilbur reported a guest had left without paying his bill, heading west in a pickup hauling a boat.

At least two Sprague callers reported the sound of fireworks or gunfire in the vicinity of 3rd Street. One called back later to tell dispatchers the source was Washington State Patrol troopers practicing at the local gun range.

Friday, Aug. 10: Lincoln Hospital personnel in Davenport received a letter containing what could be interpreted as suicidal statements and asked deputies to check on the writer’s well-being.

A caller reported he prevented someone from stealing propane tanks from a residence on Mill Canyon Road North.

Firefighters from Harrington and Davenport battled a combine ablaze in a field adjacent to Coal Springs Road near its intersection with SR 28. For a time, a truck was in danger of being lost.

Angel Springs Fire managers asked a deputy to check on a suspicious red vehicle parked west of Ziemer Road on the Old Sunset Highway. Its occupants, a firefighter from Medical Lake and his wife who came for a visit, were advised to leave the area “and keep his lights on.”

A caller told Odessa Police that neighbors threw items over a fence while barbecuing in the 200 block of South 2nd Street.

Odessa ambulance personnel transported an 82-year-old man who fell and may have suffered a broken hip from the 500 block of East 2nd Street to the local hospital.

Odessa Police investigated a report from the 200 block of South 2nd Street that residents were keeping rabbits and chickens in violation of the municipal code.

Saturday, Aug. 11: Firefighters from Reardan and Edwall assisted Spokane County personnel with a fire threatening a structure on West Tucker Prairie Road.

Responding to Seven Bays Marina, Davenport ambulance personnel met a boat from Sterling Point with a 60-year-old man aboard. He initially presented stroke symptoms, but responders thought they might have been the result of a bee sting. Seven Bays firefighters set up a landing zone at the local airport for a LifeFlight aerial ambulance.

A caller reported a tenant moved out, but left several items in a residence in the 300 block of Marshall Street in Davenport.

Several fire trucks traveling on U.S. 2 about three miles east of Davenport were the cause of a traffic slowdown in that area.

A caller requested assistance in locating his wife and children he believed had come to the Lake Roosevelt area of Lincoln County after an intervention for alcohol and drug abuse.

A deputy investigated a report that someone rolled a vehicle while “joy riding” on Oehlwein Road just off U.S. 2 east of Davenport.

Occupants of a “suspicious” white van spotted at the Bohemian Cemetery south of Odessa on SR 21 explained to a deputy responding to a caller’s report that they were watching a meteor shower from there.

Odessa Police checked on a young girl described by a caller as “acting weird” and were advised that she had stayed up late the previous night to watch a scary movie and was “still freaked out by it.”

National Park Service personnel took a report that fishing poles were stolen during the night from a boat moored at Seven Bays Marina.

Sunday, Aug. 12: Smoke from a large fire affecting Grand Coulee settled in on northern Lincoln County and hot spots from the Angel Springs Fire, now about 90 percent contained, were of concern as well. Fire investigators were involved in trying to determine whether recent blazes in the eastern portion of the county were arson-related.

A Creston area woman called the sheriff’s office after ordering two bearded and camouflage-wearing men in their 50s or 60s from her cow pasture in the vicinity of Watson Road East and Lone Pine Road, where they and two hound dogs were trespassing. She became concerned after seeing them shooting near her livestock with several pistols.

A Wilbur woman reported the theft of about 18 gallons of gas from two vehicles parked in the 500 block of SE Pope.

A Sprague woman blocked in two trespassers who were shooting on what she believed to be her property on North B Street near the city gravel pit. The two told a responding deputy that they were looking for the shooting range on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property; he advised that they were on property owned by the City of Sprague.

A deputy assisted Reardan Police responding to the 300 block of North Birch Street after receiving a request for assistance with an unwanted, “highly intoxicated” man who refused to leave when asked.


Aug. 6: Daniel Lyle Bailey, 39, Hunters, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for driving while license suspended.

Joseph Michael Zigan, 42, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

Aug. 7: Shawn Ray Melton, 45, Sprague, arrested by LCSO for second-degree theft.

Aug. 8: Thomas Henry S. Ellison III, 31, Sprague, arrested by LCSO for second-degree burglary, second-degree theft and second-degree possession of stolen property.

Aug. 9: Franklin Scott Clark, 31, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault, third-degree malicious mischief and residential burglary.

Joseph Tobias Coffey, 42, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended and failing or neglecting to apply for transfer of ownership.

Taressa Mae Marchand, 39, Omak, Wash., arrested by LCSO for second-degree burglary (2 counts) and second-degree theft.

Natasha J. Starr, 48, Spokane, arrested by Washington State Patrol (WSP) for driving under the influence.

Aug. 10: Benjamin James Herriman, 28, Spokane, serving a 6-day court commitment for driving while license suspended.

Between Aug. 13 and 19, an additional 16 individuals were held under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Court Report


John F. Strohmaier, Judge

Civil Judgment

As a result of an Aug. 6 default judgment, Cory A. Hollis, of Davenport, must pay $5,767.28 owed on a July 2006 promissory note from Numerica Credit Union for $24,479.57 to purchase a boat and trailer.

New Civil Cases

Thao Thi Thu Nguyen, a Snohomish County resident, is asking the court to finalize distribution of property that was not settled in a July 2014 dissolution of marriage decree. The petitioner desires the sale of property in Lacey, Wash., and proceeds divided with the respondent, An Ngoc Nguyen, a Pierce County resident, or that the respondent immediately purchase the petitioner’s share for $75,000.

Calvary SPV I LLC (an assignee of Citibank) seeks payment of $4,067.74 it claims Mikel S. Millard, of Harrington, owes on a credit account.


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.

Joseph Tobias Coffey, Davenport, probation violation (driving while license suspended and failing to transfer title), 5 days jail (1 credited as served), $60.60 court costs.

James Hu, Tacoma, speeding (11 mph over limit), amended to expired vehicle tabs, pleaded committed, $156 penalty.

Donald Caldwill, Jr., Tampa, Fla., speeding (11 over), amended to expired vehicle tabs, pleaded committed, $156 penalty.

Natasha J. Starr, Reardan, probation violation (driving under the influence), 75 days jail.

Treg Garland Cox, Spokane, probation violation (driving while license suspended), 1 day jail and 16 hours community service.

Jennifer Rhea Booth, Spokane, probation violation (driving under the influence), 10 days jail.

Griselda Rivera, Brewster, Wash., driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $643 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation, deferred sentence (may change plea when court’s conditions are met).

Heather Mae Circle, Nespelem, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $200 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Anatoliy P. Vorobets, Spokane Valley, reckless driving, amended at prosecutor’s request to second-degree negligent driving, $550 penalty.

Dakota Michael McQuain, Spokane, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $643 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation.

Joseph Wayne Lauseng, Omak, Wash., fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Aaron Kyle Timm, Harrington, first-degree driving while license suspended and operating vehicle without required ignition interlock device, pleaded guilty, 30 days jail, $1,143 court assessments, 12 months supervised and 12 months unsupervised probation.

Aaron Hanson Howard, Sprague, driving while license suspended, pleaded guilty, $493 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation, deferred sentence (may change plea when court’s conditions are met).

Leonardo X. Raygoza, Spokane, fourth-degree assault, pleaded guilty, 14 days jail (credited as served), $293 court assessments, 12 months supervised probation; driving while license suspended, dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Jessica D. Sumner, Grand Coulee, probation violation (driving under the influence), 30 days jail and 30 days electronic home monitoring.

Lola Jon Campbell, Nespelem, driving under the influence, amended at prosecutor’s request to first-degree negligent driving, 1 day jail (credited as served), $450 court assessments, 12 months supervised and 12 months unsupervised probation, alcohol/drug evaluation and recommended treatment, DUI victims' panel, no possession or consumption of alcohol, marijuana or illegal drugs (monitored by random testing), comply with mandatory ignition interlock device requirements as imposed by the state Department of Licensing.


Lincoln County Auditor’s Office

Ashley Kay Boyer, 28, and Dennis Craig Crowell, 39, both of Davenport.

Neil James Huston, 48, of Hayden, Idaho, and Lisa Kaye Thompson, 48, of Spokane.


Lincoln County Clerk’s Office

New filings: Carl Barry and Lorri Barry, of Almira, married Aug. 21, 2004, in Electric City, separated July 29, no dependent children of the marriage; Crystal A. Austin, of Reardan, and Scott E. Austin, of Davenport, married Aug. 11, 2009, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, not separated at time of filing, two dependent children of the marriage. Also: 25 involving persons living outside Lincoln County.

Property Transactions

Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office

Patricia L. Fankhauser, Tipton, Iowa, to Patricia L. Fankhauser (trustee, Patricia L. Fankhauser Revocable Trust), Tipton, Iowa – south half of southwest quarter of Sec. 23, T22N, R36E, $0.

Nicholas J. and Angela L. Newsome, Fairchild AFB, to Kari S. Anderson and Jason A. Anderson, Reardan – property at 105 Cottonwood Avenue, Reardan (Lots 1-7, Blk. 33, Town of Reardan), $190,000.

Eugene Stuckle, Davenport, to Davenport Sporting Goods LLC, Davenport – Lots 1-3, Blk. 64, Morgan’s Addition to City of Davenport, $60,000.

Connie R. Nelson, Ricky E. Smith, Joann E. Altizier, Carol L. LaPlant, James H. Smith and Karen K. Lynch, Odessa, to Zachery J and Katie A. Schafer, Odessa – portions of Lots 10 and 11, Blk. 3, Pattee and Lyons Addition to Town of Odessa, $70,500.

Davenport Union Warehouse Co., Davenport, to Central Washington Grain Growers, Inc., also known as HighLine Grain Growers, Inc., Waterville, Wash. – several properties in Davenport (Lots 6-8, Blk. 21; Lots 9-10, Blk. 22; Lots 1-10, Blk. 23; Lots 1-10, Blk. 34; Lots 1-10, Blk. 35; Lots 3-4, Blk. 36; Lots 3-4, Blk. 37; Lots 1-2, Blk. 54 – all in Dillon’s Addition, Lots 4-6, Blk. 20, Southeastern Addition, and Tract No. 1, Wilson’s Suburban Tracts), Bluestem (portions of southeast quarter, Sec. 34, T24N, R37E), Omans (portion of Lot 14, Sec. 6, T24N, R38E) and Mondovi (Lots 1-5, 16-20, Blk. 46, Plat of Mondovi; and portions of Sec. 9, T25N, R38E), $0.

Reardan Grain Growers, Inc., Reardan, to Central Washington Grain Growers, Inc., also known as HighLine Grain Growers, Inc., Waterville, Wash. – several properties in Reardan (Lots 1-8, 17-24, Blk. 12; Lots 1-7, 18-24, Blk. 13; Lots 1-5, 19-24, Blk. 14; Lots 1-8, 20-24, Blk. 15, Original Town of Reardan), Sprague (Lots 1-5, Blk. 10, Town of Sprague), and selected Burlington Northern Railroad property in Waukon and between Davenport and Eleanor, $0.

Odessa Union Warehouse Co-op, Odessa, to Central Washington Grain Growers, Inc., also known as HighLine Grain Growers, Inc., Waterville, Wash. – several properties in Davenport (Lots 1-5, Blk. 18; Lots 9-10, Blk. 8; Lots 1-5, 6-10, Blk. 17; portions of Lots 1-2 all of Lots 3-10, Blk. 18; Lots 1-5, 6-10, Blk. 19; Lots 6-9, Blk. 15; Lots 6-9, Blk. 16; and selected vacated streets – all in Southeastern Addition), Harrington (Lots 1-6, Blk. 48, Town of Harrington; portions of Lots 1, 2 and 4, and all of Lot 4, Blk. 53, Original Town of Harrington; portion of Lot 6 and all of Lots 7-19, Blk. 53, Lots 13-16, Blk. 61, Lots 1-12, 19-24, Blk. 67 – all in Southern Addition to Harrington, portions of Blks. 34, 37, 47 and 48, Town, now City, of Harrington), Odessa (Lots 1-9, Blk. 24; Lots 4-5, Blk. 27 – both in Trantum and Schoonover Addition), and other parcels in Downs Stations, Mohler, Rocklyn and Egypt, along with various railroad lease properties), $0.

Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, West Palm Beach, Fla., to Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), Dallas, Texas – property at 708 Ninth Street, Davenport (Lots 6-7, Blk. 21, Timmon’s Second Addition to Town of Davenport), $0.

Stephen W. McMullin and Linda Anderson-McMullin, Lynnwood, Wash., to Coleen Marie Cole, Tacoma – property at 31273 Ruffed Grouse Drive East, Davenport (Lot 2, View Ridge Short Plat), $79,950.

Pamela K. Dionne-Gilardi (trustee, Dionne-Gilardi Revocable Living Trust), Kennewick, Wash., to Dennis L. and Charlene J. Hania, Grand Coulee – Lot 1, Char’ Donnie View Short Plat, $75,000.


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