The Odessa Record -

Sheriff's Report


February 14, 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.

Monday, Feb. 4: A Davenport man told dispatchers he found a tool box filled with tools along SR 25 and wanted to keep it if no one claimed it.

Wilbur ambulance personnel transported a woman with an infection from the Hillcrest Apartments to Coulee Community Hospital.

Returning to his home in the 800 block of Maxwell Street, a Davenport man encountered someone kicking in the front door and took a swing at him before he ran away. The suspect wore a green sweatshirt with a hood and long black baggy shorts that went down to his knees.

The owner of a rental unit in the 100 block of North 7th in Almira requested assistance with a tenant who refused to move out after receiving a 10-day notice.

An Almira man wanted to void his trade of a motorcycle and truck for a pickup truck after he was advised by a consulting mechanic that the pickup’s engine was “shot.” But the man he traded with refused to return them, prompting the call to the sheriff’s office.

A man suffered scratches to the face after he claimed he was hit by a woman during an argument in the 400 block of Morgan Street in Davenport. A responding deputy placed a woman suspect into custody on an unrelated charge.

Deputies responded to a report of a man “yelling and screaming” outside the Two Rivers Texaco.

A man with a tattoo on his eye and letters on his neck kept trying to open a locked door at the Corner Café in Creston and also was observed consuming alcohol and tossing a lit cigarette into a dumpster. A responding deputy gave him a courtesy ride to Grand Coulee.

A Wilbur caller reported that a man had been threatened by a possibly intoxicated woman with a kitchen knife and taser.

Odessa Police helped calm the fears of residents of a house in the 200 block of East 3rd Avenue who locked themselves in an upstairs bathroom after noticing a downstairs door was open and lights on. The responding officer helped them fix the door, which he believed had been opened by the wind.

Tuesday, Feb. 5: Responding to the 300 block of West 2nd Avenue, Odessa ambulance personnel assisted an 87-year-old man who suffered a possible heart attack.

Davenport firefighters extinguished a vehicle on fire at a residence on Sterett Road.

Deputies responded to a verbal domestic dispute at an Oregon Street residence in Edwall.

A Davenport caller reported trouble with a 4-year-old girl who was throwing things from shelves, slamming doors and making a big mess.

Dogs chased a loose llama on property adjacent to Hawk Creek Road northwest of Davenport.

Reardan Police assisted local medical clinic personnel with a man experiencing shortness of breath.

Wednesday, Feb. 6: Davenport emergency crews handled a report of a chimney fire in the 500 block of Maxwell Street.

Deputies investigated social media threats to kill sheriffs and police chiefs, including one that involved Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers.

Responding to the 500 block of West 3rd Street, Sprague ambulance personnel assisted a 16-year-old girl who was in the process of delivering a full-term baby.

Responding to the 500 block of NW Armstrong, Wilbur ambulance personnel assisted a 32-year-old man with a possible appendix problem who was having difficulty breathing. After being discharged from Lincoln Hospital in Davenport, the man was seen disputing with a woman on the sidewalk outside the residence.

Jail personnel dealt with a female inmate who was banging her head against the wall and making suicidal statements. Mental health personnel were advised.

Deputies checked out a report of vehicle prowling in the 100 block of NE Dungan Street in Creston.

Responding to a residence on Keller Lane East in Wilbur, emergency personnel assisted an elderly man who was yelling in pain and subsequently was taken to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.

Deputies responded to a report of a man and woman engaged in a loud argument over a birthday party at a residence on Teel Hill Road north of Davenport.

Thursday, Feb. 7: A caller advised dispatchers her vehicle went off Blomgren Road and into a ditch on Tuesday night and she planned to remove it that afternoon.

Dispatchers learned about a suspicious piece of plastic in a field off SR 28 west of Duck Lake Road.

Friday, Feb. 8: No injuries resulted when two vehicles collided in the 1300 block of Washington Street in Davenport, but minor damage was reported.

Two elderly individuals waiting for a bus from Davenport to Omak were invited by a deputy to use the sheriff’s office lobby to stay warm.

No injuries were reported from a one-vehicle rollover collision that took place near the intersection of SR 21 and Davis Road.

A vehicle went off U.S. 2 and into a ditch near Wilbur; no injuries were reported. Another slide-off occurred on SR 25 about 12 miles north of Davenport.

Dispatchers learned that a man and woman were arguing inside a vehicle that had pulled over off U.S. 2 near Janett Road east of Davenport. The caller said the woman had threatened to kick the man out and make him walk back to Davenport.

Odessa Police were called into a dispute between two residents over the return of a cell phone.

Saturday, Feb. 9: A caller reported getting stuck in deep snowdrifts on Fitness Lane south of Davenport.

Once the high winds ended, a work crew planned to deal with a loose metal roof on the Odessa school building.

Also in Odessa, a tree fell onto a house at 1st Avenue and 5th Street and a power line was down in a backyard in the 400 block of East Marjorie were reported. Road conditions were viewed as “very bad” in the local area.

A caller requested information on the status of Zellmer Road near Davenport, where snowy conditions were preventing him from being able to feed his farm animals.

Dispatchers were advised that an 89-year-old woman and her caregiver were snowed in at a residence on an unplowed Schultz Road northeast of Harrington.

Plenty of snow-related troubles: A vehicle got stuck in a berm on SR 28 near Odessa. Another vehicle was stuck in a drift on SR 28 near Spinning Road. Another similar report originated from Gunning Road near Tickle Hills Road north of Davenport. A vehicle also went off SR 25 about 10 miles north of Davenport and another was reported off SR 25 near the Egypt elevators. Still another car was reported in a ditch off Harrington Tokio Road about a mile south of Harrington and two others were stuck in drifts on SR 23 near Star Barn Road and Armstrong Road, which had drifted shut.

Deputies assisted a man who was found walking along U.S. 2 near the weigh scales west of Reardan.

A portion of a roof and awning on a house in the 400 block of Brace Street in Wilbur appeared perilously close to being blown off.

Three vehicles were involved in a head-on collision on U.S. 2 about eight miles east of Davenport, resulting in at least one “severe” injury that required assistance from Davenport ambulance personnel and Reardan EMTs. One vehicle went off the roadway, which was blocked for a time. Two individuals required care at a local hospital.

Deputies responded to a reported domestic violence assault at a residence on Max Harder Road near Sprague. A man was detained and referred to mental health personnel after reportedly expressing suicidal thoughts and attempting to hang himself.

Two women, who appeared intoxicated, approached a local resident after their car got stuck at Mill Canyon and Ziemantz roads. Mill Canyon was reported to have drifted shut.

Sunday, Feb. 10: Ambulance personnel transported an 85-year-old woman with heart issues to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport and a 37-year-old woman with diabetic issues to Odessa Memorial Hospital.

Already, school personnel at Almira, Creston, Davenport, Odessa, Wilbur, Reardan-Edwall, Christian Heritage and Sprague-Lamont were preparing for at least two-hour delays on Monday due to snow and ice on area roadways, making travel difficult for buses.

Two vehicles were involved in a hit-and-run collision at Eleventh and Maxwell streets in Davenport. Deputies managed to catch up with the driver who left the scene and issue a citation.

A semi-truck got stuck on Pankey Road north of Davenport and prevented county snowplows from clearing out the roadway.

Returning home after being in the hospital, a Wilbur woman reported that cleaning supplies, a few cases of soda, and some beer and wine were missing from her residence in the 500 block of NW Armstrong Avenue.

A deputy responded to a request for assistance from Lincoln Hospital personnel with a man who appeared under the influence of something and was rifling through items in the lobby.

City personnel in Harrington handled a woman’s plea for help when the pipes burst at a residence in the 400 block of West Willis Street.

Jail Bookings

Feb. 4: Steven Michael Ball, Jr., 23, Cheney, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for driving while license suspended and operating vehicle with cancelled registration.

Dawn Renee Dowd, 37, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for a Whitman County misdemeanor.

Feb. 5: Nova Leanna Carson, 45, Fruitland, arrested by LCSO for first- and second-degree trafficking in stolen property and for money laundering.

William Emil Hughes, 39, Reardan, beginning a court commitment for conspiracy to commit residential burglary and first-degree theft, unlawful possession of a firearm and first-degree trafficking in stolen property.

Cecelia Kim Miller, 39, Wellpinit, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

Feb. 7: Dustin Tanner Baughman, 22, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for failing to comply with a Spokane County felony warrant.

David C. Trieschmann, 36, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended and for an Adams County misdemeanor.

Feb. 8: Michael Joseph Turner, 47, Davenport, serving a court commitment for driving under the influence.

From Feb. 4 to 10, an additional 14 individuals were in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.


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