The Odessa Record -

Sheriff's Report


Last updated 3/10/2019 at 8:51pm


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. 25: Drifting snow forced Sprague-Lamont school officials to close for the day. County Public Works personnel advised “extreme winter conditions” with poor visibility had been reported for all county roads. Plows were having difficulty keeping up with blowing and drifting snow.

A deputy checked out a report of a rifle case found in a yard near Davenport Elementary School and found the case was empty.

Davenport ambulance personnel assisted an 81-year-old woman who fell.

Sandy’s Family Foods in Wilbur reported receiving two insufficient funds checks totaling about $175.

A Creston man was arrested after deputies responded to a report of an assault at a residence on Sky Vista Lane.

A man was examined at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport after being involved in a vehicle rollover on Level Road.

A caller reported a woman was walking her dogs while driving a vehicle with the window down on Fifth Street near the Davenport football field.

Tuesday, Feb. 26: Due to weather conditions, schools in Davenport and Reardan started classes two hours later than usual.

A cat in the basement triggered activation of a burglar alarm inside a residence on Waukon Road.

Odessa ambulance personnel transported a man described as “extremely ill” to the local hospital.

Reardan EMTs responded to a one-vehicle rollover collision on U.S. 2 near Coulee Hite Road in Spokane County.

Deputies responded to a report of possible domestic violence at a residence in the 200 block of West Willis in Harrington. During an argument with alcohol involved, a man allegedly cornered a woman, who responded by hitting him on the forehead with a cell phone. She said he responded by twisting her left thumb.

LifeFlight aerial ambulance, assisted by Reardan EMTs and Davenport ambulance personnel, transported a 62-year-old unconscious man from a residence on SR 231 north of Reardan to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

SR 28 south of Davenport was described as “a sheet of ice” after deputies responded to the scene of a semi-truck slide-off.

After deputies looked for a missing girl who was believed to have traveled from Spokane to the Davenport area, they confirmed she was not in Lincoln County.

Wednesday, Feb. 27: A head-on collision involving a semi-truck and a sports utility vehicle occurred on SR 231 north of Reardan, resulting in the death of 62-year-old Ronald W. Skunes. A Washington State Patrol report indicated that the northbound SUV, driven by Skunes at “speeds too fast for conditions,” lost control on the icy roadway and crossed over into the path of the southbound semi-truck. Its driver, a 64-year-old Colville man, was not injured. Traffic was blocked and had to be detoured on nearby county roads described by some as “impassable,” resulting in the closure of SR 231 at Reardan, where schoolchildren had been sent home early due to snow and ice. A school bus driver had to get creative on choosing an alternate route in the vicinity of the collision. It took a few hours for the semi-truck to be towed out of a ditch.

A mail carrier told dispatchers her vehicle was stuck in a driveway on Rockdale and Waukon roads.

Copper owned by Inland Power and Light Co. was reported stolen from the Deife station at SR 21 and Schlimmer roads near Odessa.

A vehicle got stuck in snow at Farwell and Oehlschlager roads near Reardan. Elsewhere, a vehicle slid into a ditch along SR 28 just south of Fitness Lane near Davenport.

Thursday, Feb. 28: Davenport ambulance personnel assisted a 72-year-old man having difficulty breathing.

A pickup truck got stuck in snow on Salo Road just off SR 28 west of Mohler. Elsewhere, a vehicle got stuck in a snow bank in the vicinity of Tenth and Marshall streets in Davenport, and another vehicle couldn’t get out of a ditch at Little Falls and Circle roads north of Reardan.

While walking in a field adjacent to Sherman Draw Road North in the Wilbur area, a woman and her daughter heard two gunshots and noticed bullets going over their heads.

Friday, March 1: A BNSF Railroad crew did necessary repairs at a crossing on Brown Road East near Sprague.

Davenport ambulance personnel assisted a 68-year-old woman who wasn’t able to get up from the floor.

An elk reportedly was caught in bailing twine and wire at Waukon and Tyler roads near Reardan.

A caller reported someone had fraudulently used her credit card in Texas – at the exact moment she was using it to purchase fuel at Trader’s Express in Davenport.

Deputies retrieved a Davenport woman’s dog from a residence in the 60 block of Marshall Street and served notice on the woman that she could not be at that address any longer.

A caller from Wilbur reported he was being scammed on the phone by someone who advised him he was “in trouble for looking at pornography and needed to send $500 to unlock his frozen phone.” A responding deputy confirmed it was a scam and advised the victim he would have to rid his phone of the virus that had been downloaded to it.

Two deputies responded to a report from the 300 block of North First Street in Harrington of a man dressed in all black screaming for someone to call 911.

Saturday, March 2: A BNSF crew returned to a malfunctioning crossing at Brown Road near Sprague Lake.

Drifting snow was reported on SR 21 between Odessa and Interstate 90, and on SR 23 between Harrington and Sprague.

A Seven Bays resident reported a suspicious man walking between houses on Lakeview Cove in the early morning hours on Friday and again at about 11 p.m. that night.

A Davenport woman told dispatchers she had been locked out of her Snapchat and g-mail accounts by a hacker, perhaps someone from California.

A pickup truck slid off Harrington Tokio Road about five miles south of Harrington

Sunday, March 3: A Reardan man told dispatchers his pickup truck and snow plow got stuck in his driveway adjacent to Schumer Road North.

Sprague ambulance responded to a report that a 12-year-old boy had been gashed with a samurai sword inn the 200 block of West 2nd. The boy was taken to a Spokane hospital and a 15-year-old boy was placed into custody.

Corrections deputies intervened in a dispute between male county jail inmates that one said started when toilet paper rolls were thrown at another who had asked him to wipe dandruff from a phone.

A pickup truck parked in front of a gate in the vicinity of B and Poplar streets in Sprague prevented a woman from feeding her horses.

A deputy’s patrol vehicle hit a deer on U.S. 2 near the Transfer Station west of Davenport.


Feb. 25: Tyler Thomas Morrow, 26, Creston, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for fourth-degree assault.

Lisa Lynn Munro, 53, Harrington, arrested by LCSO for failing to comply with a Seattle court order involving a charge of first-degree theft.

Feb. 26: Timothy Allan Balcom, 49, Seven Bays, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended and violating an occupational license restriction.

John William McKinney, 54, Creston, arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for fourth-degree assault.

Natheena Jewel Nichols, 28, Edwall, arrested by LCSO for second-degree perjury.

Tyler Kevin Sears, 20, Blanchard, Idaho, arrested by LCSO for second-degree taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission.

Feb. 28: Beverly Rose Dunn, 58, Wilbur, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence and while license suspended.

Erney Wayne Gilbert, 58, Creston, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

Zachary Del Gring, 26, Spokane Valley, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

Amber Lynn Hoffman, 27, Odessa, arrested by LCSO on an out-of-county felony warrant.

William Joseph Kramer, 52, Airway Heights, transferred from Airway Heights Corrections Center for a Superior Court disposition hearing for first-degree child molestation.

March 2: Taylor Micah Morris, 26, Kittitas, Wash., arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

March 3: Aaron Kyle Timm, 36, Harrington, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended and an ignition interlock violation.

From Feb. 25 to March 3, four individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.


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