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Sheriffs Report


Last updated 3/22/2019 at 4:56pm


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, March 11: Deputies responded to a report that a no-contact order had been violated in Creston.

After a Davenport woman told dispatchers that her 14-year-old son had refused to go to school, a responding deputy successfully persuaded him to get there.

A caller pointed out parking problems in the vicinity of Davenport High School.

A vehicle caught fire while parked by grain elevators in Creston.

Tuesday, March 12: Former Lincoln County Superior Court Judge Phil Borst received directions to obtain a collision form from the Washington State Patrol after telling dispatchers he was in a minor traffic collision.

A semi-truck pulling double trailers spun out on SR 23 just outside of Harrington.

A one-vehicle collision left a car in a ditch adjacent to SR 231 north of Reardan.

A vehicle slid off U.S. 2 and into a field about three miles west of Reardan.

A deputy investigated a report from the Davenport medical clinic that a patient altered a narcotic prescription.

A vehicle slid off U.S. 2 near Janett Road east of Davenport.

Deputies investigated what appeared to be a fraud incident involving a Davenport resident, a bedroom set worth $800 he posted on craigslist, and an invalid check for $2,490 sent from Nashville, Tenn., with instructions to ship the furniture there.

A Davenport caller reported an aggressive dog in the 700 block of Merriam Street.

A credit card issued to Dean’s Drive-In in Reardan was used to make $23,007 in fraudulent charges.

Two individuals who were snowshoeing on property adjacent to Geissler Road near Davenport received a deputy’s warning that they, their dog and van were trespassing. They drove through a private closed gate that had a sign advising the road was closed.

A vehicle hit slush on U.S. 2 about six miles east of Davenport and was pulled into snow about six feet from the roadway.

Davenport ambulance personnel transported a Harrington resident from the 200 block of Glover to Lincoln Hospital after the Harrington unit reported having battery problems.

Davenport Retirement Village personnel expressed concerns about a man in a Winnebago who showed up asking for information about possible residents and making claims that his family had founded Davenport. A responding deputy believes the man was trying to get money from anyone who may have known his family in the past.

A vehicle was discovered in a snow bank at the intersection of Central and Cottonwood in Reardan, its driver laying in the snow and screaming for help. Driving while under the influence was suspected.

Wednesday, March 13: Sprague ambulance personnel and the Washington State Patrol were advised about a vehicle slide-off on Interstate 90.

Dispatchers took a report of black ice and drifting snow on a portion of SR 28 south of Davenport.

Weather issues resulted in the closure of the Davenport School District for the day. Odessa schools got off to a two-hour late start.

A pickup truck flew into the air and landed on its wheels in the median of I-90 near Sprague.

Responding to a residence on Little Falls Road, Reardan EMTs assisted a 67-year-old woman suffering leg cramps.

Two semi-trucks collided on Interstate 90, leaving one of the drivers bleeding from his face and arms. Sprague ambulance personnel and a crew from LifeFlight responded to assist.

Deputies responded to a report of a possible domestic violence incident at the Sprague Motel.

A vehicle got stuck in a ditch with snow adjacent to Bald Ridge Road about five miles north of Old Sunset Highway.

Responding to the 900 block of Tenth Street in Davenport, emergency personnel transported a 75-year-old with low blood sugar to Lincoln Hospital.

Lincoln Hospital personnel requested a deputy’s presence while they dealt with two patients they believed had mental health issues. Both were later taken to a Spokane facility.

A woman told dispatchers she was unable to locate her vehicle that had become stuck in a snow bank “somewhere between Chelan and Kettle Falls” after leaving it to try to find help in Wilbur. A responding deputy was unsuccessful in locating the vehicle on U.S. 2, but the woman subsequently called in to say it had been found on SR 21.

Thursday, March 14: A teenage boy was discovered sleeping in the men’s restroom at Davenport’s Pioneer Plaza. He was taken to the sheriff’s office lobby for the rest of the night.

A Harrington woman reported fraudulent charges on her debit card.

Deputies investigated a report from Sprague that a 32-year-old man had two large red marks on his face after someone threw keys at him.

Odessa Police investigated a report of a drug house and that one of the occupants had been threatened with a knife.

Friday, March 15: No injuries or damage resulted from a collision involving an Odessa school bus and deer on SR 21.

A caller advised she saw a boat going slow and spotlighting the shore.

Two individuals locked out of a house in the vicinity of Wheatdale and Spinning roads near Davenport spent the night in a running vehicle nearby.

A boy was suspended from school in Wilbur for sexual harassment after officials determined that text messages asking for nude photos and making suggestive comments had been sent to several young girls. The boy also allegedly sent photos of his genitalia to the same girls.

Deputies investigated a report of inmates having contraband drugs in the county jail.

A garbage collection worker told dispatchers someone had tried to fight him outside the Sprague City Hall.

Davenport Safeway personnel reported that a minivan had hit the deli sign outside the store and then drove off.

A Reardan caller reported an intoxicated man outside the Highway Café in the snow had joined another in trying to pick fights with people inside the Red Rooster Bar.

Reardan Police responded to a report of a “disruptive kid making threats” at the local school.

Saturday, March 16: A pickup truck occupied by two individuals got stuck while traveling on Fishtrap Road on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management property.

Deputies intervened in what was described as a walking domestic incident after reports came that a man was shoving a woman in the vicinity of Ninth and Merriam streets in Davenport.

Davenport Library personnel requested a deputy’s assistance with a group of boys caught urinating in a nearby parking lot. The boys, believed to be associated with the Apostolic Lutheran Church, promised to use the nearby restroom facilities in the future.

Sunday, March 17: Two boaters reported being stuck on a sandbar near Spring Canyon.

A 72-year-old woman suffered a badly dislocated left elbow as a result of a fall in the 500 block of NW Armstrong in Wilbur. She was transported to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.

A vehicle hit a telephone pole, sending it and wires into Fancher Road off of Waukon and making the railroad crossing over SR 231 inoperative.


March 12: Rebecca Jolene Yarnell, 44, Reardan, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for driving under the influence.

March 14: Joshua Ryan Granchie, 25, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for resisting arrest and driving while license suspended.

March 15: Carlos Arciga, Jr., 25, transient, arrested by Washington State Patrol (WSP) for possession of a stolen vehicle and driving while license suspended.

Curtis Pete Onco, 45, Great Falls, Mont., arrested by WSP for theft of a motor vehicle, second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission, and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Korah D. Onco, 19, Yakima, arrested by WSP for possession of a stolen vehicle, second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission, and possession of a controlled substance.

Timothy John Bodi, 56, Wilbur, arrested by LCSO for tampering with a witness.

March 16: Nicholas George Johnson, 41, Springdale, arrested by Reardan Police for driving under the influence.

Amber Lee Kelly, 28, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

From March 12 to 17, an additional four individuals were held under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections and two under contract with Stevens County.


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