The Odessa Record -

Sheriffs Report


January 31, 2019


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, Jan. 22: Davenport ambulance personnel transported a 13-month-old child described as “wheezing” to Lincoln Hospital.

Firefighters from Edwall and Sprague responded to a report of a field fire on Wallace Road near Wollweber Road that turned out to be a controlled burn managed by the county Public Works Department.

A BNSF Railroad crew was sent out to repair damaged crossing arms at Sherlock and Second in Harrington.

Officers checked out a report of loud noises in the 400 block of North Lake Street in Reardan.

After a man was reportedly “very agitated and yelling” outside a residence in the 1100 block of Ninth Street in Davenport, responding deputies calmed the situation and told the man he would be charged with trespassing if he returned there.

Deputies assisted the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Department in an investigation into the possible illegal advertising of venison meat for sale or trade on Craigslist.

A Reardan area man reported about $275 was stolen from his bank accounts.

A Sprague caller advised that five gallons of gas had been stolen from a pickup truck parked in the 600 block of West 4th.

Davenport ambulance and Lincoln Hospital personnel assisted a 75-year-old woman who may have suffered a stroke.

BNSF Railroad personnel requested assistance from deputies after noticing a “suspicious” man and vehicle near the tracks in the vicinity of East Lake Road and Sprague Lake Resort. It turned out to be a couple of Sprague residents who were trying to get their child to fall asleep by driving around.

A caller reported two individuals in a maroon Dodge Durango were smoking marijuana in the Davenport Safeway parking lot. A responding deputy was unable to locate anyone.

Minimal damage resulted from a two-vehicle collision in the 600 block of Morgan Street in Davenport. One of the vehicles involved, reportedly driven by an elderly man, left the scene. A responding deputy was able to find him and coordinate a meeting with the other driver involved.

A SUV went off the road at the intersection of Welch Creek and Redwine Canyon roads, resulting in no injuries and minimal damage.

Severe front-end damage resulted from a one-vehicle collision in slick road conditions at the intersection of SR 28 and Laney Brothers Road near Odessa.

A caller reported a semi-truck and trailer was traveling on the wrong side of the road on U.S. 2 near the Telford rest area. A responding deputy followed the rig through Creston but noticed no violations.

Its two occupants escaped injury after a vehicle left SR 174 near Wilbur and went into a field. A second vehicle that had stopped to help also got stuck.

A motor home slid off SR 25 about 17 miles north of Davenport near Mule Ranch Road.

Wednesday, Jan. 23: A downed tree blocked the road near the intersection of Hawk Creek and Whitney roads northwest of Davenport.

An unplowed Harrington Tokio Road was described as “dangerous with slush.”

Falling snow made for slick conditions throughout the county and resulted in school closures in Davenport and Reardan-Edwall, along with two-hour delays in Harrington, Creston, Sprague, Almira, Wilbur and Odessa. A caller reported “poor” conditions on U.S. 2 between Davenport and Reardan.

A semi-truck and SUV slid off Interstate 90 in Lincoln County and into ditches along the highway.

After he complained of “extreme pain,” Sprague ambulance personnel assisted a man who had been in a vehicle rollover the previous day and had been taken by a Washington State Patrol trooper to a Sprague motel.

Someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House is conducting a phone scam and asking local residents for credit and debit card numbers and offering $950 gift cards from Walmart.

Davenport ambulance personnel transported an 81-year-old woman from the 1400 block of Morgan Street to Lincoln Hospital for “unknown medical” reasons.

A deputy used the phone to issue a warning to a 17-year-old girl who was observed by a caller as driving “recklessly” that morning.

A caller told dispatchers that someone had put “smear stuff” on his windshield, making it unable for him to see while driving on Interstate 90 in Lincoln County. His call was transferred to the State Patrol.

While accompanying a county inmate from the jail to Superior Court across the street, a deputy advised the man to “be careful” as they walked on a snow and slush-covered crosswalk. The inmate, wearing standard-issue jail shoes, responded that if he slipped on his way to court, “there would be a huge lawsuit against” the sheriff’s office. After court, on the way back to jail, the deputy reported the inmate did “slip slightly.”

A caller reported a vehicle slide-off on SR 174 just north of Hesseltine Road, but a responding State Patrol trooper was unable to locate it.

Davenport ambulance personnel joined law enforcement at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover collision near the intersection of U.S. 2 and Oehlwein Road east of Davenport.

Responding to a caller’s report of 15 people “abusing each other” at a residence on Sobek Road near Edwall, deputies discovered a woman had been hit in the head. In the process, one of the deputies was bitten on the kneecap by a dog. Several of those in the house left the scene when they heard law enforcement was on the way.

After receiving a caller’s report of a vehicle with a “smashed-in” front window along SR 231 north of Reardan, dispatchers advised emergency and ambulance personnel from Reardan and Davenport, respectively, along with the State Patrol.

Thursday, Jan. 24: A man told dispatchers that commercial trucks parked in front of storefronts on Morgan Street in Davenport made it difficult for other motorists to see while attempting to pull out into traffic. A responding deputy determined the trucks were legally parked and that drivers could pull out further to be able to see before making a turn.

A responding deputy determined a caller’s report that someone had caused damage while trying to enter a shop adjacent to Ridge Runner Lane near Davenport was unfounded.

Two vehicles traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour were reported passing several vehicles at a time on U.S. 2 about two miles east of Creston. Responding deputies located two vehicles matching the description but noticed no violations.

“Reportable damage” occurred when a vehicle backed into another that was parked along a driveway adjacent to Little Falls Road East in the Reardan area.

A caller told dispatchers that he and two children were “stuck on a goat trail” off Sterrett Road west of Sam Knack Road. A responding deputy helped them safely get out of trouble.

Odessa Police investigated a woman’s claim that someone had made threats against her through a third party.

Two callers told Odessa Police about an “extremely intoxicated” man who was causing a disturbance in the 100 block of South 4th.

Reardan Police placed a woman into custody after responding to a report from the 100 block of North Maple Street that a man had been kicked in his private parts and also suffered scratches on both of his arm during a domestic dispute.

Friday, Jan. 25: Returning home the previous night, a caller noticed what appeared to be an abandoned vehicle at the end of a driveway adjacent to Stoneridge Trail Road in the Reardan area. The next morning, she observed someone was asleep inside.

Parents of a young child they caught stealing from a store for a second time requested a deputy’s assistance in convincing the boy that wasn’t acceptable behavior.

A caller advised that pigs and chickens appear to have been abandoned on property adjacent to Whispering Pines Lane near Reardan. A responding deputy found a stockpile of potatoes and onions there but agreed that the pigs were in “very poor” living conditions.

Residents of the 200 block of Maxwell Street in Davenport discovered an “aggressive” dog in their backyard and asked for a deputy’s assistance in removing it.

A resident of Sharptail Lane near Davenport reported finding fresh tracks in the snow around the house, raising suspicions.

An Edwall area property owner told dispatchers he found seven dead coyotes there and has seen a suspicious pickup truck in the area recently as well.

Wilbur ambulance personnel and a deputy responded to a report of a 33-year-old man with breathing difficulties in the 100 block of NW Alder.

A deputy checked out a report of “multiple vehicles and people” that “weren’t supposed to be there” at a residence in the 400 block of East Brooke Street in Sprague.

A caller expressed concern about a vehicle he saw passing several other cars through the fog while traveling west at high speeds on U.S. 2 in the Reardan area.

A collision involving a vehicle and a dog was reported at the intersection of SR 231 and Moore Road near Reardan.

Saturday, Jan. 26: Deputies joined Reardan Police responding to a report of an assault involving a woman and her boyfriend in the 100 block of North Maple Street. Both were placed into custody initially, but the man subsequently was released.

Sunday, Jan. 27: Reardan EMTs and Davenport ambulance personnel responded to a report of a 2-week-old child with breathing difficulties.

A report of someone was watching a movie while driving on Interstate 90 near the Sprague rest area was referred to the State Patrol.

Davenport city workers handled a woman’s request for assistance with a sewer backup in her house.

Responding to the 200 block of NW Cole, deputies placed an “agitated” 17-year-old Wilbur boy into juvenile detention on suspicion of malicious mischief. A household member told them the boy was “mad” because he had been grounded for about four days and was “at the point where he may hurt someone.”

A caller expressed her concern about three teenagers she saw walking around at the Wilbur cemetery and wanted to file a report in order to prevent vandalism.


Jan. 21: Edward Lee Luczak, 41, Almira, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for fourth-degree assault.

Jan. 23: Lance Robert Bowers, 36, Harrington, held under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC).

Jan. 24: Wade Brent Cummings, 32, Ford, arrested by Reardan Police for driving while license suspended.

Jonothan James Miller, 33, Seattle, arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for driving while license suspended.

Joddy Gay Tiemann, 60, Reardan, arrested by Reardan Police for fourth-degree assault.

Jan. 26: Patricia Ann Kappen, 39, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence and while license suspended.

Marissa Nicole Smith, 44, Reardan, arrested by Reardan Police for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

Stanley Dean Stewart, 29, Lacey, Wash., arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

From Jan. 21 to 26, an additional 10 individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the DOC.


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