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Sheriff's Report

Incident Log


November 22, 2018

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.

Tuesday, Nov. 13:Responding to the 500 block of South B Street, Sprague ambulance personnel assisted a woman who lost consciousness after she fell in her bathroom. She was transported to a Spokane hospital.

A Davenport woman told dispatchers she received a scam call from a Social Security office in Texas advising her that someone had stolen her identity, rented vehicles in her name and that blood was found in one of them. She was told there was a warrant for her arrest. The caller knew her birth date, identification information and personal bank account activity. Dispatchers counseled her not to give out any other information, to ignore what the caller said and to contact a local Social Security office to report the incident.

A Davenport area man reported the theft of a vehicle and several other items from property on Harker Canyon Road. A responding deputy determined this was a civil matter between family members.

A woman with a suitcase and doing laundry in a bathroom sink appeared to be “moving in” at the Sprague Chevron.

A robber got away from the US Bank’s Reardan branch with more than $6,000 in cash. Three employees and a customer were inside at the time. The FBI in Spokane was informed. The suspect, who may have been at Dean’s Drive-in just prior to the robbery, turned out to be a 47-year-old Spokane man who was caught about 11 hours later gambling with “a large amount of money” at an Airway Heights casino. Reardan Police made the arrest and booked him into the Lincoln County jail.

Emergency personnel came to the assistance of a 61-year-old man who fell from a roof of a residence on Hawk Creek Road. He was bleeding from his nose. A LifeFlight aerial ambulance crew flew him to a Spokane hospital.

A Downs Road resident reported the theft of a cordless drill and several guns valued at about $5,000.

A collision involving a vehicle and elk was reported on SR 231 in the Devils Gap area north of Reardan.

A pickup truck reportedly ran off the roadway at U.S. 2 and Ziemer Road east of Davenport.

Wednesday, Nov. 14: Responding to two separate calls, Sprague ambulance personnel assisted a woman experiencing “extreme” stomach pain and transported a 47-year-old woman who suffered a possible seizure from the Sprague RV Motel and Trailer Park to a Spokane hospital.

Deputies responded to a report of an individual “harassing” hunters using property adjacent to Porcupine Bay Road.

A 110-gallon tank and electric pump valued at about $800 were reported stolen from the back of a vehicle parked behind a residence on Reinbold Road north of Davenport.

A damaged headlight resulted from a collision involving a vehicle and deer in the vicinity of Sage Hen Draw and Sherman Draw near Wilbur.

Harrington firefighters doused a railroad tie on fire near the Mohler grain elevators.

Odessa Police responded to an argument involving two household members at the front entrance of Odessa Memorial Hospital.

Thursday, Nov. 15: A Reardan area caller expressed concern about two men shooting in a field near a residence on Fisher Road East.

Friday, Nov. 16: Davenport ambulance personnel assisted a man who awakened partially paralyzed after suffering a possible stroke.

A “suspicious” vehicle noticed near a residence and grain elevators in the vicinity of Kuch and Schorzman roads near Odessa turned out to be that of a postal worker delivering mail.

The man in jail for robbing the Reardan US Bank on Nov. 13 reportedly told dispatchers who noticed superficial scratches on his left arm that he wanting to kill himself. Jail staff found a broken pencil and a shampoo bottle cap he had apparently used. Local mental health resources were advised.

A deputy helped free a 15-month-old boy who locked himself inside a vehicle parked on Rocky Ridge Lane North in the Davenport area.

A property owner reported the theft of two refrigerators, a chain saw, a homemade wooden table and a $35 camping tent from a rental unit on Miles Road north of Davenport. Damage also was reported to doors and windows.

Two callers reported seeing a large pig on U.S. 2 in the Telford area.

An individual reported being bitten by a dog at the Lakeview Terrace Mobile Home Park near Grand Coulee.

An Odessa man told local police he found a hammer that doesn’t belong to him inside the engine compartment of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Division Street.

Saturday, Nov. 17: Two deputies dealt with a “disturbance” involving family members and alcohol at a residence in the 400 block of North Third in Harrington.

Sunday, Nov. 18: A deputy pulled over a woman riding a lawnmower and trailer on US 2 near Creston, advising her it was illegal to drive the mower on the side of the road. He also discovered the woman, who said she was on her way to Spokane, did not have a valid driver’s license.

Jail Bookings

Nov. 12: Amber Dawn Palmanteer, 36, Spokane, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for driving while license suspended.

Nov. 13: Brandon Joel Anderson, 39, Spokane Valley, serving a four-day court commitment for driving while license suspended.

Jacob Adrian Poteet, 35, Harrington, arrested by LCSO for hit and run (attended with property damage).

Nov. 14: Bernard Edward Mallory III, 47, Spokane, arrested by Reardan Police for first-degree robbery.

Nov. 15: Jabe Justin Curtis, 35, Lincoln, serving a court commitment for a physical control violation.

Nov. 16: Brenden L. Brown, 19, Cheney, arrested by Reardan Police on a Grant County warrant for third-degree theft.

Gilbert Allan Helm, 52, Gold Bar, Wash., arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

Nov. 17: Benjamin Joseph Polwarth, 33, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for failing to comply with his court sentence for driving while license suspended.

From Nov. 12 to 18, six individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.


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