Last updated 4/8/2019 at 12:24pm
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 25: Davenport ambulance personnel assisted a 32-year-old man suffering back spasms and unable to get up from the floor and an 82-year-old woman with breathing difficulties.
A Davenport woman expressed her concern after finding a receipt from a local cannabis shop in her 19-year-old son’s wallet. The boy told a responding deputy that the receipt actually belonged to a friend older than age 21 who didn’t want his parents to see it.
A Harrington area woman shared concerns about several drones flying over property adjacent to Duck Lake Road.
A resident of the 1000 block of Park Street in Davenport expressed concern about someone coming onto the property to fix a crack in a retaining wall while he was not there, then presenting him a bill for $100.
BNSF Railroad personnel advised that three children about 11 years of age were playing close to tracks in the vicinity of West Railroad Avenue and F Street in Sprague. A deputy contacted their parents.
Tuesday, March 26: A caller told dispatchers someone in a “white little car” did a U-turn in front of him on SR 2 east of Davenport, “almost causing (him) to wreck.”
A woman reported receiving a scam call purporting to be from a Social Security office in Texas, threatening her with arrest for “fraudulent use of (her) information.”
Creston ambulance personnel assisted a 74-year-old woman who was injured after falling.
Wednesday, March 27: A Davenport woman reported receiving scam calls from her own phone number.
An awning fell from a house and onto a power line.
Residents of the Deer Meadows area north of Davenport disputed over feeding deer and using a paint ball gun to scare them off of neighboring property adjacent to Fawn Lane. A state wildlife officer said using a paint ball gun was permitted as long as the deer weren’t injured.
The owner of a trailer reported stolen from Walter Implement in Odessa discovered a friend had taken it.
Several deputies joined Washington State Patrol troopers and police from Airway Heights in the pursuit of a Ford pickup truck that despite the use of spike strips, continued west on U.S. 2 until it was eventually halted in a collision with a WSP patrol vehicle near the Telford rest area west of Davenport. Speeds of more than 100 miles per hour were recorded during the chase, which took place on several streets within the Town of Reardan and, with sparks flying from the tire-less rims on the truck, the U.S. 2 corridor through Davenport. Two of the truck’s three occupants were taken to Lincoln Hospital to be checked out.
Two to four hunter-campers were discovered on property adjacent to Hawk Creek Ranch Road that is in the process of being sold.
Deputies responded to a report of an aggressive dog that charged a man and his children in the 700 block of Merriam Street in Davenport. The dog’s owners were advised it should be on a leash when outside.
Arriving in the 100 block of East Railroad Avenue, Reardan Police responded to a report of a verbal argument that included one person’s beer being knocked out of his hands. A woman was arrested for fourth-degree assault.
Thursday, March 28: A Harrington area woman reported a telemarketing scam involving a request for Social Security information.
A caller reported a dog came to her property adjacent to Tramm Road near Reardan and killed one of her own dogs.
The county coroner’s office was notified of the death of former Harrington mayor and current city treasurer Paul Gilliland during the night.
Odessa Police dealt with a possibly suicidal man staying at a local motel.
Friday, March 29: A pickup truck crashed into a Wilbur restaurant in the 500 block of NW Main Avenue, pushing windows and a brick wall and causing a 30-foot structural crack.
A caller said he was struck in the face by another man on property adjacent to Sobek Road near Edwall.
A Wilbur man reported a car with “three young punks” and a loud exhaust was speeding up and down SW County Road.
Saturday, March 30: A Davenport man’s report of an injured owl in his yard was referred to the state wildlife officer.
Creston ambulance personnel assisted a man with chest pains.
An injured racer was transported to Odessa Memorial Hospital as a LifeFlight aerial ambulance was placed on standby.
Responding to a residence on Sunday Bay Road, Davenport ambulance personnel assisted a 63-year-old man with a leg infection.
Davenport ambulance personnel assisted an 86-year-old man after a dresser fell on him.
An Almira woman requested a deputy’s assistance with her 15-year-old grandson who she says had been stealing food and other items from her.
A Davenport woman found a syringe in the roadway in the 200 block of Marshall Street.
A caller reported three individuals without safety helmets were recklessly operating 4-wheelers in the 500 block of NE Jump Street in Creston.
A Porcupine Bay Road resident told dispatchers someone tore up her yard with an ATV.
A caller reported seeing two men take items from a mailbox in the 1100 block of Main Street in Davenport.
Sunday, March 31: Wilbur firefighters handled a one-acre fire at Bandy Pit off Alderson Road. A man was cited for illegal burning of garbage, including metal, plastic, wood, petroleum products, tubs, sinks, oil filters, beds and jugs, rather than the organic materials he had received the fire chief’s permission to burn.
A LifeFlight aerial unit was launched to help Wilbur ambulance personnel assist a 65-year-old man suffering a stroke or heart attack at his Hanson Harbor area residence.
Davenport firefighters responded to a report of a half-acre fire at an Oehlwein Road residence.
Reardan firefighters were sent to property adjacent to Crescent Road from which thick black smoke was noticed. The fire had burned 10 acres and was moving towards timber. While attempting to get into the affected area, the three Reardan units got stuck.
After a caller advised that his vehicle got stuck on Kunz Road, dispatchers assured him that help from Wilbur Auto Towing was on the way.
Davenport firefighters battled a controlled burn that was no longer contained on property adjacent to Porcupine Bay Road.
Odessa firefighters extinguished a controlled burn that got away from its monitors and went into a barn adjacent to Coffeepot Road.
March 26: Carl Wayne Clark, 63, Davenport, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture and/or deliver.
Sean Patrick Kunkel, 27, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture and/or deliver.
March 27: Norman Allan Bosse, 61, Reardan, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.
March 29: Scott Wayne Gage, 45, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for first-degree theft and theft of a motor vehicle.
James Francis Svendsen, 47, Bend, Ore., arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.
March 30: Gail McClung, 57, Reardan, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault.
Jason James McClure, 40, Bonney Lake, Wash., arrested by Washington State Patrol (WSP) for driving while license suspended.
Brian Earl McDougall, 58, Davenport, arrested by WSP for driving under the influence.
An additional seven individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections, and six as Stevens County detainers.