Last updated 1/16/2019 at 4:39pm
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, Dec. 31: Responding to a residence on Little Falls Road, Wellpinit ambulance and Reardan EMTs assisted an 81-year-old man who asked to be taken to a hospital for an infected foot.
Responding to a residence on Max Harder Road, Sprague ambulance personnel helped a 67-year-old woman whose “vitals were decreasing” get transportation to a Spokane hospital.
Able to get their vehicle to Rickey’s Corner Mart in Davenport on “fumes,” a man and woman were out of gas and out of luck as well. The store was closed, their debit card failed to give them access to the fuel pumps – and there wasn’t much the sheriff’s office could provide for assistance. The woman told dispatchers she would purchase a gallon gas can and walk back to the vehicle.
Returning to a vehicle that had broken down on Old Coulee Road north of Childers Road, a caller reported they found that despite having been locked, entrance was gained through a back window and several items, including school backpacks, had been taken.
A FedEx truck hit a deer on Teel Hill Road near McCullough Road north of Davenport.
Davenport ambulance personnel found slick conditions to be a hindrance in getting a gurney from an ambulance and into a residence in the 1000 block of Marshall Street, from which a 78-year-old man with unknown medical problems was eventually transported to Lincoln Hospital.
Deputies checked out a report that a 15-year-old Harrington girl might be intending to harm herself after a phone conversation with a teenage friend.
A Sprague caller expressed concern about a boy and girl who spent most of the day under the picnic covering in the city park with a backpack and other items nearby. A responding deputy discovered they were waiting for a ride from the girl’s mother.
Tuesday, Jan. 1: A deputy responding to a caller’s report of a suspicious man walking in the vicinity of SR 231 and Laney Brothers Road with a flashlight determined the individual’s vehicle had two flat tires and he was trying to contact a friend from Deer Park to help him.
Wednesday, Jan. 2: Responding to the 500 block of NW Armstrong, Wilbur ambulance personnel assisted a woman suffering chest pains.
Harrington ambulance personnel assisted a 72-year-old man with unknown medical problems.
A Reardan caller advised dispatchers of a teenage boy who was carrying a suitcase while walking along U.S. 2 west from the Spokane County line and didn’t appear adequately dressed for the cold weather.
A deputy responded to a report of a parking problem at Davenport Building Supply. The vehicle’s owner promised it would be removed.
A collision involving a vehicle and deer took place on SR 174 north of Wilbur.
Thursday, Jan. 3: Dispatchers were advised that Washington Eastern Railroad is the new operator of the PRCC’s Central Washington line that serves Lincoln County, replacing Gateway.
Davenport ambulance personnel assisted a 15-year-old girl with breathing difficulties.
Acting on a caller’s report, a deputy stopped a Midland Electric van that was pulling a utility trailer and dragging a traffic cone underneath in the vicinity of U.S. 2 between Tramm and Ziemer roads. The deputy was able to remove the cone.
Friday, Jan. 4: Odessa ambulance personnel assisted a man who fell and suffered a small cut near an eye.
Two vehicles collided on SR 28 south of Harrington, causing airbags to deploy in one. An individual was taken to Lincoln Hospital. Traffic was blocked in both directions for a time.
While maneuvering in the drive-through lanes, a vehicle struck some of the pillars of Davenport’s US Bank building.
Metal structures were bent and stepping stones broken as a result of vandalism inside Wilbur’s cemetery.
During a traffic stop on U.S. 2 about five miles west of Davenport, responding deputies discovered narcotics inside the vehicle involved.
A Wilbur caller reported a resident in the 100 block of SW Broadway was “making a lot of noise trying to move a vehicle” and, when confronted, replied that “there was no noise ordinance in Wilbur” and he “could make as much noise as (he) wanted.”
Reardan Police investigated a malicious mischief report in the 100 block of South Oak.
Saturday, Jan. 5: A road deputy advised dispatchers he almost damaged his patrol vehicle when he came upon a ditch that had been dug across Rambo Road just south of Cottonwood Road. County Public Works personnel were advised.
An Almira caller expressed concern about multiple vehicles coming and going at a residence in the 200 block of South 3rd.
A resident of the 200 block of North Cedar Street in Reardan reported his adult son had verbally abused him during a visit and requested the younger man be trespassed from the property.
While putting antifreeze in a vehicle parked in the 300 block of East 1st in Sprague, a man said occupants of a white Nissan confronted him and “flipped (him) off” despite inquiring as to whether he had a problem.
A Davenport caller expressed concern about neighbors shooting guns on property in the 31400 block of Aspen Lane East. Deputies advised him that as long as they were on their own property and acting safely, they were within the law.
An Odessa man suffered a head laceration during a reported assault in the 100 block of East 3rd Avenue and was treated at the local hospital. Responding officers searched for a suspect wearing a Seattle Seahawks coat and hat.
Deputies responded to a reported dispute involving family members in the 50000 block of Magnuson Road East near Reardan.
Hearing what sounded like gunfire, a Reardan area caller advised dispatchers, who sent out a deputy who discovered the reason was fireworks being set off during a birthday party in the vicinity of Moore and Fisher roads. The deputy advised them about when it was legal to use fireworks.
A caller reported juveniles were “mudding it up” on roads and fields south of Reardan in the vicinity of Alexander Road.
Sunday, Jan. 6: Reardan firefighters responded to a report of a possible residential fire in the 52000 block of Whispering Pines Road.
Lincoln Hospital personnel expressed concern about a mother who was difficult to locate after bringing in her 16-year-old daughter with appendicitis, for which she had surgery and was ready to be released. Another relative managed to locate the mother in Airway Heights and secured a promise that she would return to retrieve her daughter.
Deputies arrested a 26-year-old man after responding to a Weber Road residence from which a report came that a man had pulled a knife on another man.
Responding to a domestic violence report in the 300 block of East 2nd Avenue in Odessa, deputies dealt with a man who, while possibly under the influence of narcotics, screamed and yelled and used a bat to break stuff over a two-hour period.
Jan. 4: Darwin James McDonald, 31, Fruitland, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for second-degree driving while license suspended.
Arthur Lee Palmer, 33, Kalispel, Mont., arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for third-degree possession of stolen property and failing to appear for attempting to elude a pursuing patrol vehicle.
Jan. 6: Kimberly Marie Green, 32, Wilbur, arrested by LCSO for violating a domestic violence protection order.
Michael Anthony Kuest, 26, Moses Lake, arrested by LCSO for exhibiting, displaying or carrying a weapon with intent to intimidate and attempting to elude a pursuing patrol vehicle.
From Dec. 31 to Jan.7, seven individuals were held under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.