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Sheriff's Report


Last updated 4/29/2019 at 10:22am


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, April 15: BNSF railroad workers were sent to repair a malfunctioning crossing at Max Harder Road near Sprague.

Responding to the 1400 block of Morgan Street, Davenport ambulance personnel assisted an 81-year-old woman with breathing difficulties.

A Davenport woman told dispatchers her purse was stolen from her vehicle while parked in the Safeway lot.

Deputies investigated a report that several appliances had been removed without permission from a residence on Sunset Cove in the Seven Bays area.

Tuesday, April 16: Reardan EMTs and Davenport ambulance personnel came to the aid of a 78-year-old woman who fainted at the Inland Northwest Rail Museum.

Deputies checked out a report that a house had been demolished and debris placed on adjacent property along Hawk Creek Ranch Road northwest of Davenport.

A caller expressed her concern about a Reardan area resident who threatened to shoot himself if his ex-girlfriend refused to talk with him.

An Edwall area resident requested assistance with an unwanted person on her property adjacent to Moos Road.

National Park Service personnel discovered what appeared to be a freshly dug grave with a child’s blanket at the Keller Ferry campground. Further investigation determined that the “burial mound” was not recently done and that the remains there are of a canine.

Wednesday, April 17: Responding to the 0 block of East 4th Avenue, Odessa ambulance personnel assisted an individual who fell and felt weak.

Lincoln emergency and Creston ambulance personnel tended to a man taking blood thinner medications who had been dealing with a bloody nose “for quite awhile and it won’t stop.”

A Creston man reported being notified by the Internal Revenue Service that someone used his Social Security number while applying for a job.

Davenport ambulance personnel transported a 99-year-old female from Serene Meadows to Lincoln Hospital after she fell and suffered a cut on her head.

A county jail inmate advised corrections deputies he had hit his head on a shelf and suffered a small abrasion.

A man trying to fuel a vehicle at Davenport’s Exxon station was observed throwing his arms up in the air and “banging something.” A responding deputy encountered the man at Trader’s Express and learned that his credit cards had been cut off because of an investigation, preventing him from refueling the vehicle. Someone in the store offered to pay for some gas.

A caller reported seeing a white SUV run over a cat, killing it, and leaving the scene at the intersection of Main and Eighth streets in Davenport.

A vehicle used by Lincoln County Juvenile Court Services staff backed into another private vehicle in the courthouse parking area, resulting in some damage.

Responding to the elementary school, Davenport ambulance personnel assisted a 9-year-old boy having trouble breathing despite using an inhaler.

Items were reported missing from a residence in the 300 block of Main Street in Harrington.

A cell phone was damaged as a result of a one-vehicle collision on Sterling Valley Road in the Creston vicinity.

New owners of property in the McDowell Canyon area near Creston reported a Ford Bronco they left there had been stolen and a storage container unit broken into and about $2,500 worth of items taken from a shed.

Dispatchers were advised of a Hispanic man dressed in blue jeans “flipping off” passing vehicles as he sat in a field on the north side of U.S. 2 east of Oehlwein Road near Davenport.

Deputies responded to a report of a dispute between two or three individuals at a residence in the 100 block of NW C Street in Creston.

Thursday, April 18: Creston ambulance personnel assisted a 57-year-old Wilbur man experiencing chest pains.

Sprague ambulance personnel assisted an elderly man on oxygen who had difficulty breathing.

A Wilbur town councilman reported he was the focus of an incident of intimidation of an elected official.

Someone illegally dumped empty refrigeration tanks for air conditioning units in an alley near the Presbyterian Church in Wilbur.

A deputy assisted a resident in the vicinity of Sprague Lake Resort with an unwanted individual, who was advised he would be arrested if he trespassed on the property in the future.

A Davenport caller reported a woman was walking her dog while she drove a tan station wagon on Main Street.

An off-duty deputy advised dispatchers of two “aggressive Hispanic males” attempting to steal an entertainment center at Tom’s Boat Shop in Wilbur.

A Reardan area boy was released to his grandfather/guardian after being detained by deputies investigating an incident of vehicle prowling at the Lincoln Hospital parking lot in Davenport. An individual fitting his description was observed looking in windows of parked vehicles there.

A resident of the 100 block of NW Lincoln Street in Wilbur reported a vehicle parked at her residence had its driver’s side window broken out.

Responding to the 500 block of South Alder, Odessa Police and ambulance personnel assisted an 84-year-old woman with a nosebleed that would not stop.

Friday, April 19: After a Spring Canyon Loop resident reported that windows and doors on his mobile home had been broken out, and damage done to items inside, deputies arrested him on charges pending in Grant County.

A caller reported that a Fed Ex-delivered package containing track cleats was stolen from a residence on Spring Canyon Road East.

After learning that a child suffered a second-degree burn while using a can of hairspray to make a torch, a deputy advised a group of parents in Sprague that their young children had been associating with a registered sex offender, who was immediately asked to leave the residence. The deputy told the parents they would be charged if the children were to be placed in the sex offender’s care again.

Several callers complained about a controlled burn that was allowed to continue after dark and produce “tall flames” in the vicinity of Hume Road about 20 miles north of Davenport.

An Odessa woman told local police that someone has taken control of her TV and isn’t allowing her to watch what she wants to watch.

Odessa Police checked out a report of “all the teenagers in town racing up and down Duck Lake Road and May Avenue” inside the Odessa municipal limits.

Saturday, April 20: A resident of the 1100 block of Marshall Street in Davenport reported a blocked sewer line.

A “clearly intoxicated” man walked into Lincoln Hospital in Davenport and said he rolled his vehicle into a wheat field about two miles east of Davenport.

A resident of Lake Valley Loop Road North, near Sprague, reported people on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property nearby were shooting towards his residence. He had filed a similar report during the previous week. He told dispatchers that he was “extremely concerned that a shot would hit his house again and he will think he is under attack and respond accordingly.”

A Creston area caller advised her 13-year-old daughter was being harassed by a man from Ohio who keeps calling her after meeting on Snapchat.

Residents of Merriam and Maxwell streets between Fifth and Sixth streets in Davenport were evacuated for a time, along with an area from Sixth to Harker Street, after a property owner hit an Avista natural gas line while using a Bobcat to move dirt around. Avista personnel and Davenport firefighters joined three deputies at the scene in the 500 block of Merriam Street.

Sunday, April 21: A caller reported someone was attempting to take a dump truck or dozer from property adjacent to Moore Road in the Reardan area. Deputies joined Spokane Tribal Police in response.

Two deputies broke up a fight involving two inmates in the county jail, which was described as “full” with a population of 20 detainees and only able to accept “mandatory bookings.”

In what may have been an attempt to take his own life with a drug overdose, a 25-year-old Davenport man was found “unresponsive” at a residence in the 700 block of Maxwell Street. Davenport ambulance personnel, three deputies and local firefighters offered assistance. The man was transported to Lincoln Hospital.

A caller reported that a vehicle and canopy had been taken without his permission from the 0 block of Maxwell Street in Davenport.


April 15: Gibson Gary Miller, 29, Elk, Wash., arrested by Reardan Police for driving while license suspended.

April 16: Stephanie L. McDuffie, 48, Otis Orchards, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for second-degree identity theft (Spokane County warrant).

April 17: Rache Ann Harris, 33, Spokane Valley, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

Michael Jeffery Petty, 59, Creston, arrested by LCSO for contempt of court.

April 19: Paul Randal Graff, 52, Leavenworth, Wash., arrested by LCSO for an out-of-county misdemeanor warrant.

Tyler Duane Jones, 26, Grand Coulee, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended and an out-of-county misdemeanor warrant.

Justin John Manasco, 41, Leavenworth, Wash., arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

Emily Pearl Phelps, 26, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for third-degree theft.

April 20: Bryson T. Andregg, 25, Spokane, serving a one-day court commitment for driving under the influence.

Larry Alan Kelty, 56, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.


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