Last updated 5/25/2019 at 3:26pm
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, May 13: Deputies checked out a report of a Reardan man who was said to have been searching for a gun in order to harm himself.
Deputies intercepted a pickup truck hauling a barbecue that was reportedly traveling at speeds exceeding 90 miles per hour in the vicinity of U.S. 2 and Rocklyn Road west of Davenport.
Dispatchers took a report of a 25-year-old woman said to be possibly suicidal after leaving an Edwall residence where an argument with her mother had occurred.
A vehicle reported stolen from a residence on Spring Canyon Loop Road near Grand Coulee actually had been repossessed.
A collision involving a vehicle and deer took place on U.S. 2 about four miles west of Wilbur, leaving the vehicle with minimal damage.
Deputies arrested a man after investigating an incident of vehicle theft in the 300 block of West Main Avenue in Wilbur.
Tuesday, May 14: Deputies investigated a hit-and-run collision behind the Odessa post office.
A caller reported an aggressive driver had “flipped (her) off while passing her in a reckless manner in the Reardan area U.S. 2 construction zone, throwing gravel on her vehicle.
Dispatchers were advised that a 14-year-old Reardan boy had posted messages on social media that he was planning to use a gun to harm himself.
A motor home was reported missing from where it had been housed on property adjacent to Hawk Creek Road North in the Davenport area.
A truck pulling a trailer backed into a light pole in the 300 block of West Main Avenue in Wilbur, causing the pole to be “a little bent over.”
Deputies investigated a possible burglary at property adjacent to SR 28 in the Lamona area.
A property owner on Teel Hill Road north of Davenport reported a cougar had killed three sheep there.
A report that a motorcycle blew a tire while traveling on Interstate 90 near Sprague was referred to the Washington State Patrol.
Wednesday, May 15: Responding to the 300 block of Adams Street, Davenport ambulance personnel assisted an 82-year-old woman with breathing problems.
A Sprague caller reported she was being harassed by another woman in the 600 block of West 2nd Street.
Someone reportedly was camping in the roadside prayer chapel in the 42900 block of Miles Creston Road.
Firefighters from Davenport, Seven Bays and Egypt responded to a hazardous materials incident at the Seven Bays Marina, where about three quarts of gasoline and/or motor oil had spilled.
Thursday, May 16: A vehicle that had been reported stolen from the 300 block of North Lake Street in Reardan was found in a field on Tramm Road just south of Bisson Road.
A 75-year-old woman who had lost consciousness was transported by ambulance from the 700 block of NE North Avenue in Wilbur to Coulee Community Hospital.
Dispatchers assisted an 80-year-old Wilbur man who called in with breathing problems.
An aggressive driver flipped off another driver while passing on SR 25 about two miles north of Davenport.
A malfunctioning railroad crossing arm was reported at Old Sunset Highway near Level Road.
Deputies investigated a report from Sprague that a woman was seen with bruises and a black eye, possibly as a result of being abused.
A caller said someone took a cell phone valued from $600 to $700 from a vehicle parked outside Kathy’s Foods in Sprague. A juvenile suspect was identified and taken by deputies from a residence on Tramm Road near Reardan to the Martin Hall detention center in Medical Lake.
Heavy rain produced flooding that washed large rocks onto the southbound lane of SR 231 in the canyon area north of Reardan.
Friday, May 17: Someone slashed the tires on a deputy’s patrol and personal vehicles while parked in Wilbur. A suspect was identified and arrested for malicious mischief and criminal trespass.
A vehicle went off SR 25 about 21 miles north of Davenport and through a guardrail.
A caller from the Hawk Creek area told dispatchers that he believed someone he had hired to install shower doors is continuously calling and making threats after he changed his plans and cancelled the job before any work had been done.
A driver pulled in front of another driver’s vehicle, causing it to stop in the vicinity of Odessa Memorial Hospital, then got out and began yelling at the stopped vehicle’s driver. The suspect was known to be “aggressive” and had caused problems previously at the hospital, from which he was trespassed by a responding local police officer.
Damage to Zeimer Road east of Davenport occurred after a vehicle went off U.S. 2 and into a ditch.
A driver told dispatchers that while traveling on Interstate 90 near Sprague another driver, described as a man dressed like a woman, passed her, dropped back behind her again, and passed again several times.
Deputies investigated a report that tools, a video recording device and a locked safe containing legal documents were stolen from the Seven Bays Homeowners Association facility on Seven Bays Road.
A caller expressed concerns about a man taller than six feet with red hair and a red beard, accompanied by two women, who was selling cleaning and vacuum supplies door-to-door in the 300 block of Main Street in Davenport without a solicitor’s license from the city. The caller said the man asked her to come with him to his car to see what he had for sale.
Saturday, May 18: Deputies investigated a report of a verbal assault involving two individuals at a residence on Max Harder Road near Sprague.
A caller reported she had been assaulted and her pickup truck stolen from a residence on Lake Road East in the Sprague area. Alcohol was believed involved.
A report from Davenport Building Supply concerned a 60-year-old man who may have suffered a seizure while there.
A caller advised that BNSF Railroad trains blocked all three crossings in Edwall for at least 45 minutes.
Dispatchers took a report that a small child required assistance to get down off the slide in the Harrington city park.
Deputies returned a 2- or 3-year-old child who had wandered from a residence in the 400 block of Ross Street in Davenport to the 200 block of Seventh Street, from which a call was placed to dispatchers.
A vehicle with a modified loud exhaust – “full of juveniles,” according to a caller – was driving up and down Teel Hill Road and into driveways, possibly casing the area for possible future criminal activity.
After a lengthy search, a 27-year-old man was found safe in the Deer Meadows area after he reportedly fell or jumped from a boat in Lake Roosevelt near Seven Bays and couldn’t be located by the other occupants. He was described as shirtless, wearing purple shorts, having long blond hair and possibly under the influence of alcohol. One of the other occupants, a 46-year-old man, was placed into custody for boating under the influence. Having noticed blood in the boat, deputies seized it pending their investigation. By the early hours of Sunday morning, the lost man had been found and was transported to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.
Dispatchers took a report of a purse, possibly containing a gun, being taken from a vehicle in the 300 block of West Main Avenue in Wilbur.
Dispatchers were told that a man pushed a woman to the ground in the 200 block of South 2nd Street in Almira before driving away towards Hartline on U.S. 2. The man was subsequently arrested on firearms and alcohol-related charges.
Emergency personnel assisted an 86-year-old Almira man who was bleeding from a catheter.
Sunday, May 19: A caller told dispatchers about a man, possibly unconscious, dressed completely in black laying in the middle of Division Street in the vicinity of Pope and Regent in Wilbur. Responding officers weren’t able to locate the man.
A caller reported someone had broken out the rear window of a vehicle parked in the 400 block of West 1st Street in Sprague.
Alerted by Spokane Tribal authorities, local deputies and Lincoln Hospital personnel were advised to watch for a 36-year-old woman who escaped from their custody wearing only underwear and a bra who was thought to have suffered cuts when she scaled a razor wire fence.
May 13: Victor Allen Antoine, 37, Inchelium, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for possession of a stolen vehicle.
Austin Justus Proctor, 26, Almira, arrested by LCSO for second-degree trafficking in stolen property.
May 14: Timothy Joseph Hillyard, 34, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for resisting arrest.
Natheena Jewel Nichols, 28, Edwall, arrested by LCSO for making a false statement under oath.
May 15: Melody Lynn Elwood, 37, Hermiston, Ore., arrested by Washington State Patrol for reckless endangerment.
Ryan Douglas Pryor, 39, no address listed, arrested by LCSO for failing to appear for theft of a motor vehicle.
May 17: Ryan Wesley Olson, 34, Wilbur, arrested by LCSO for first- and second-degree malicious mischief and second-degree criminal trespass.
May 18: Shawn Ryan Wachter, 20, Coulee City, arrested by LCSO for first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, minor possessing and/or consuming liquor and driving under the influence.
May 19: Joshua Robert Bennett, 46, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for boating under the influence.
Nukona C. McCraigie, 25, Omak, Wash., arrested by LCSO on a Spokane County felony warrant.
An additional eight individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.