The Odessa Record -

Sheriff's Report


Last updated 3/4/2019 at 12:10pm


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, Feb. 19: A Wilbur caller’s report of a doe with a rubber tire stuck on its leg behind Country Lane RV Park was referred to the local state Fish and Wildlife officer.

Responding to a residence on Earl Road, Harrington ambulance personnel assisted a 65-year-old man with breathing difficulty.

A caller told dispatchers he gave Social Security information to someone on the phone who identified himself as the Odessa Police Department before realizing it was a scam call.

A vehicle slide-off was reported at the intersection of Hume and Miles Creston roads northwest of Davenport.

Firefighters overcame snowdrifts on Dreger Road East near Creston while responding to a report of a trailer fully engulfed in flames. Personnel from Inland Power and Light Co. also responded.

Deputies responded to what were unsubstantiated reports of possible domestic violence at a Sprague residence. Threats were reportedly made in text messages.

A dead cat was found next to a mailbox in the 900 block of Main Street in Davenport. A responding deputy assured the caller who filed the report that it didn’t appear to be a sign of gang activity.

The driver of a vehicle that was stuck in snow in the vicinity of Welch Creek and Underwood Canyon roads managed to get help from residents in the area.

Wednesday, Feb. 20: Responding to the 100 block of South 5th Street, Almira ambulance personnel transported an 86-year-old man with a knee injury to Coulee Community Hospital.

Sprague ambulance personnel joined the Washington State Patrol at the scene of a rollover collision involving a large flatbed truck on Interstate 90.

A FedEx truck was observed driving west in the eastbound lane of I-90 about a mile east of Sprague.

Sprague ambulance personnel transported a 10-year-old boy who had badly cut his leg while kicking in a window at an unoccupied residence on E Street to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

Odessa firefighters extinguished a vehicle fire inside a shop building.

Responding to a business on North Third Street, Harrington ambulance personnel transported a 42-year-old woman who had apparently re-injured a hip replacement to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.

A Davenport woman learned from her bank that her card was being used without her authorization in Michigan.

Responding to a report that someone had pulled a gun on patrons of a downtown Harrington business, deputies agreed with both the alleged perpetrator and victims that the claim was completely false.

A woman requested assistance in locating her mother, a Seven Bays resident, who was last seen on Sunday in a vehicle heading from Reardan towards Springdale on SR 231.

A caller reported someone was spotlighting a residence on Mondovi Road near Davenport and scaring her cat.

Thursday, Feb. 21: A Wilbur woman reported an IRS scam call.

A Wilbur woman reported vehicle prowling had occurred in the 500 block of NW Cliff Avenue.

Reporting it as an assault, a Wilbur man said someone grabbed his hat and yanked on it while he was eating at a local restaurant.

Reported as a possible incident of driving under the influence near the intersection of U.S. 2 and Miles Creston Road, a responding deputy, assisted by National Park Service personnel, learned from the driver involved that she had just returned after being stationed with the military in Japan for three years and “forgot that we drive on the right side of the road” in the U.S. No alcohol was found in the vehicle.

A Serene Meadows employee told dispatchers she had been assaulted by a resident of the facility in Davenport.

Someone was hauling grain trailers in violation of county road restrictions in the vicinity of Graedel and Moody roads near Odessa.

Cattle got loose on U.S. 2 east of Wilbur.

A Creston man said his vehicle was broken into while parked in the 300 block of SW C Street. Items missing included three pairs of sunglasses (valued at $300), three flashlights ($40), a knit hat ($10), a rosary ($25) and some change.

Reardan Police were consulted by a man concerned that someone had been piling up snow along a fence in the 100 block of North Elm, resulting in “extensive damage” to the fence.

Friday, Feb. 22: Two cars collided at the intersection of Third and Main streets in Davenport; no injuries were reported.

A deputy investigated a hit-and-run collision in the 100 block of East 5th in Sprague. A similar incident in the 600 block of East 2nd in Odessa was investigated by local police.

Responding to the 200 block of North 6th Street, Almira ambulance personnel assisted an 85-year-old woman with unknown medical problems.

Deputies responded to a report of a domestic assault involving a man and woman in the 300 block of West 2nd Street in Sprague. Accused of shoving the woman in the chest, the man was taken to the county jail.

Deputies responded to a report of two men fighting each other in the vicinity of U.S. 2 and Tramm Road near Reardan. An ambulance was summoned for the victim. The Washington State Patrol placed a suspect in custody for fourth-degree assault.

A semi-truck got stuck in snow near the top of the hill on SR 25 in the vicinity of Fort Spokane Store about 21 miles north of Davenport.

A vehicle got stuck in snow on Mountain View Cemetery Road about a half mile from U.S. 2 near Davenport.

Saturday, Feb. 23: Responding to the 1400 block of Morgan Street, Davenport ambulance personnel transported an 89-year-old man with an unknown medical problem to Lincoln Hospital. He was released later that day to his home. An ambulance crew returned to the residence after it was reported that an 81-year-old woman was experiencing stomach pain.

Responding to a residence on Welch Creek Road North, Creston ambulance personnel transported a 64-year-old woman with a heart-related problem to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.

Apparently traveling too fast for conditions, a vehicle high-centered on a concrete embankment on Little Falls Road at the county line and stuck up in the air at 45 degrees, according to a report.

A school bus with low oil pressure and engine issues became disabled on U.S. 2 near Almira.

Deputies investigated a report that while in class at the Wilbur School earlier in the week, an 11-year-old boy was stabbed with a pencil, drawing blood. His mother said a substitute teacher would not let him go see the school nurse.

Deputies contacted the owners of two large dogs that made several attempts to enter Sandy’s Family Foods in Wilbur.

A real estate agent showing a house in the 100 block of North Birch Street in Reardan discovered a major water leak had occurred. She received assistance from Reardan Mayor Sherman Johnson.

A Harrington woman told dispatchers that a man had grabbed and pushed her during a domestic dispute at a residence in the 200 block of West Adams Street.

Sunday, Feb. 24: Sprague ambulance personnel assisted a woman experiencing a high heart rate and low oxygen levels at a residence on Max Harder Road.

A woman hit her head after being pushed down stairs outside a residence in the 300 block of East 1st in Sprague and another woman was punched in the face during a fight involving at least four individuals. The dispute began inside the residence and spilled over to the outside. A Washington State Patrol trooper detained a suspect. Sprague ambulance personnel transported one of the victims to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.


Feb. 19: Raymond Lloyd Atchison, 41, Electric City, arrested by Washington State Patrol (WSP) for driving while license suspended.

William Jack Dice, 56, Grand Coulee, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for second-degree theft and forgery.

Joshua Jacob Fox, 26, Spokane Valley, arrested by WSP for driving under the influence.

Feb. 20: Timothy Patrick Barber, 30, Chattaroy, Wash., arrested by LCSO for harassment (violating pre-trial orders).

Paula Machele Gardner, 37, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for making a false or misleading statement to a public servant, obstructing a law enforcement officer, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver.

Alicia Ann Pakootas, 35, Inchelium, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence and while license suspended.

Feb. 21: Isaac Gonzalez, 32, Otis Orchards, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

Joshua Ryan Granchie, 25, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

Feb. 22: Aaron Hanson Howard, 42, Sprague, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault.

Between Feb. 18 and 22, an additional seven individuals were held under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections, along with one for the U.S. Marshal’s Service.


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