The Odessa Record -

Sheriff's Report


Last updated 5/13/2019 at 12:08pm


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 29: A small fire along a fence in the vicinity of Eighth and Washington streets in Davenport was reported and quickly put out by the property owner.

An individual reportedly blocked homebuilders from coming to a job site near Flatlander Storage on Royal Drive, north of Davenport.

Deputies investigated a possible animal cruelty incident involving two horses on property adjacent to Bisson Road East near Reardan.

Sprague ambulance personnel responded to a reported accidental drug overdose involving new medication in the 200 block of South H Street.

A driver was cited for going 88 miles per hour in a 60 zone on U.S. 2 in Wilbur.

Tuesday, April 30: Deputies investigated what turned out to be an unfounded report of an attempted break-in in the 700 block of SW Alder Street in Wilbur.

A 50-year-old woman was having difficulty breathing in the 500 block of Broadway Avenue in Reardan.

Deputies investigated a “verbal fight” outside the Wilbur Post Office involving two men and two women, all believed to be 50 years old.

Workers at Harvest Foods and a “smoke shop” in Grand Coulee, along with local police, were suspicious of $100 bills used to purchase a box of donuts for $2.99 at the grocery and a $6.95 pack of smokes. The currency was checked out to see if it was counterfeit.

Deputies dealt with an unwanted individual at a residence in the 200 block of West Adams Street in Harrington.

While bypassing construction on U.S. 2 through Reardan, several individuals were observed driving recklessly on Alexander Road East.

Semi-trucks were observed driving fast on Bald Ridge Road near Davenport.

Odessa Police dealt with a 9-year-old boy who “threw a tantrum” and was throwing things around a house in the 100 block of South 4th Street.

Davenport ambulance personnel transported an 82-year-old woman with a possible heart problem from the 1200 block of Park Avenue in Seven Bays to Lincoln Hospital.

Wednesday, May 1: Davenport ambulance personnel transported a 76-year-old man with a history of cancer from the 700 block of Ross Street to Lincoln Hospital after he experienced severe back pain.

Deputies investigated incidents of mail theft that took place in the 1900 block of Sprague Lake Resort Road and the 50300 block of Moos Road East near Edwall. One of the cases involved about $12,000 of tax payments to the county treasurer’s office.

Traveling from a newly opened gravel pit on SR 174, construction trucks caused dust and crusher noise in the 1600 block of Wild Life Lane East in Grand Coulee.

Two horses were reported on the roadway at SR 25 and Hume Road East, north of Davenport.

A Davenport caller reported receiving a scam call.

A 68-year-old man having trouble breathing at a residence on Rice Road East in the Edwall area was transported by ambulance to a Spokane hospital.

While investigating the theft of “a basketful of groceries” from Safeway in Davenport, deputies looked for a white woman in her 20s wearing a “colorful” scarf on her head, along with a black woman in her late 20s wearing a brown jacket. The suspects, and two other individuals, were believed to be heading towards either Reardan or Harrington in a vehicle.

A vicious dog (perhaps a pit bull) tried to attack a 12-year-old boy in the vicinity of Tenth and Main streets in Davenport.

Deputies responded to a report that a 43-year-old woman had threatened to harm herself in the 300 block of East Walnut Street in Sprague.

A caller reported a malfunctioning railroad crossing gate on Twelfth Street in Davenport.

Thursday, May 2: A vehicle reported stolen from the Spokane Indian Reservation turned up in a field adjacent to Devils Gap Road north of Reardan, apparently involved in a rollover collision that deployed the airbag and smashed all of the windows. The vehicle struck a tree and some rocks, causing it to flip onto its top.

After emergency personnel and law enforcement investigated a rollover collision, a 16-year-old girl was transported to a Spokane hospital from the Reardan area after reportedly expressing a desire to harm herself.

A caller reported having a phone conversation with someone who said $299 would be deducted from his bank account.

Railroad crossing malfunctions were reported at Twelfth and Jefferson streets in Davenport.

Responding to the Reardan area, deputies handled a domestic dispute between a married man and woman, who told them she had been shoved. Alcohol or drugs were believed to be a factor in the incident.

Friday, May 3: Animals were scattering a huge collection of garbage that had been piling up throughout the winter on property in the Underwood Canyon area.

A caller told dispatchers she had received several scam phone calls from someone claiming to be from Microsoft.

Davenport ambulance personnel assisted an 80-year-old Edwall area man who became dizzy, fell down and lost consciousness.

A Sterling Valley Road resident reported the theft of several “no trespassing” signs from his property.

Deputies responded to a report of an “aggressive” man participating in a domestic disturbance at a Spring Canyon residence.

A verbal domestic incident involving a woman and her son was reported from the 700 block of Marshall Street in Davenport.

Saturday, May 4: Officers responded to a reported domestic disturbance between a man and his sister-in-law that included his taking a knife away from her at a residence in the 400 block of East Marjorie Avenue in Odessa. The woman was reported to have accidentally fallen down stairs and was taken by ambulance to the local hospital and later to a Spokane hospital.

A caller reported seeing a man kick the ATM outside the US Bank in Davenport.

Damage to an RV, including the theft of batteries and a propane tank, was reported at the Wilbur Mini Storage.

A Sprague caller expressed suspicions about a woman acting strange while going door-to-door with a bottle of cleaner.

A Harrington caller reported a burglary in the 200 block of West Adams Street with items reported taken.

Deputies responded to a report that a man had exposed himself to girls’ softball players in Creston.

Deputies checked out a report of animal cruelty involving horses on property adjacent to Sunrise Lane East in the Davenport area.

A caller’s report that a passenger in a vehicle traveling west on Interstate 90 near Sprague was waving two guns at other vehicles was referred to the Washington State Patrol.

After a short pursuit, deputies managed to stop a vehicle heading west from Reardan on U.S. 2, but had to break a window to remove the driver, who was described as “talking illogically.”

Sunday, May 5: Responding to the 400 block of East 3rd Avenue, Odessa ambulance and fire personnel assisted a 36-year-old unconscious man who was thought to have overdosed on drugs. He later died at the local hospital.

A resident of the 60 block of Marshall Street in Davenport told dispatchers he was awakened by a man with a tattoo on his head. The intruder left the property when told to.

Railroad crossing arms in Almira were malfunctioning.

A confrontation involving two residents of the 600 block of West 3rd Street in Sprague concerned the behavior of a dog and cat in the neighborhood.


April 30: William J. Dice, 56, Grand Coulee, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for attempted forgery.

May 1: Trina M. McCurty, 33, Grand Coulee, arrested by LCSO on two out-of-county warrants.

May 2: Patricia A. Kappen, 39, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for obstructing a law enforcement officer.

Ernest K. Young, 33, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

May 3: Matthew E. Druffel, 50, Lewiston, Idaho, arrested by LCSO on an out-of-county felony warrant.

May 4: Eugene M. Green, 42, Nine Mile Falls, arrested by Reardan Police for driving under the influence.

May 5: Tyler J. Covington, 28, Ford, arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for third-degree theft.

Michael A. Kuest, 27, Ritzville, arrested by Odessa Police for failing to appear for displaying a weapon and failing to comply with an Adams County domestic violence no-contact order.

Lillian M. Luengasb, 24, Okanogan, Wash., arrested by LCSO for reckless driving, failing to stop, give information to and obey a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest.

An additional two individuals were confined in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.


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