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Sheriffs Report


Last updated 6/15/2019 at 2:24am


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, June 3: A collision involving a vehicle and deer took place on U.S. 2 near Wilbur.

A caller reported a pickup truck facing south in a ditch on the northbound side of SR 25 near Hart Road, north of Davenport, with a man behind the wheel in what she described as a “weird position.” A responding deputy offered the driver a courtesy ride.

A Wilbur caller reported finding a front tire slashed on a vehicle parked in the 200 block of NW Cole Avenue.

Responding to the 200 block of East Broadway Avenue, Reardan emergency and Davenport ambulance personnel assisted an 87-year-old woman who fell while in the bathroom. She was taken to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.

After a caller reported his boat had completely broken down at the Porcupine Bay campground, a deputy offered him a courtesy ride to Grand Coulee.

A “pile of goat guts” was discovered along Estate Road North in the Sprague area in the same location where dead chickens were found last year.

A caller reported that his dog was bitten by a “vicious pit bull” in the vicinity of Mean Canyon Road and Cherry Lane north of Davenport.

Tuesday, June 4: A caller told dispatchers someone tried to run him over on SR 231 north of Reardan. Deputies managed to catch up with the suspect vehicle in Edwall.

Responding to a report of a car weaving all over U.S. 2 while traveling west towards Davenport, a deputy stopped the suspect vehicle on Jefferson Street.

A Sprague man told dispatchers that someone was threatening to beat him up.

A man came to the sheriff’s office bringing what he described as taped and written confessions to crimes for which he wanted to be arrested.

LifeFlight aerial ambulance was called in to assist an 87-year-old Wilbur woman described as unresponsive, who was transported from the U.S. 2 Telford rest area to a Spokane hospital.

While at work, a Davenport woman was notified by her “Alexa” device that it “heard breaking glass” at her residence. A responding deputy discovered a dog was responsible.

Wilbur ambulance transported an ill elderly woman from the 300 block of SW Division Street to Coulee Community Hospital.

A teenage Davenport girl reported being bitten by a cat while at a residence on Klein Road.

Wednesday, June 5: A deputy responded to a report of kids in vehicles tearing up the roadway on Mayberry Road East and Leffel Road North near Davenport. The suspect vehicle was subsequently located in the vicinity of the Davenport High School tennis courts.

A “strange-acting” man with brown hair in a ponytail with a large tattoo across his forehead prompted concern from residents of Seven Bays Road by walking around the area, occasionally sitting down in front of residences and taking his shoes off. He also was spotted along Miles Creston Road and in the vicinity of the Fort Spokane Store.

A caller said he was forced into a ditch along U.S. 2 near Davenport when one semi-truck attempted to pass another.

Dispatchers were advised that a 12-year-old Odessa boy was observed hitting his younger brother in the 100 block of South 4th Street. A responding deputy said it was a verbal incident.

A resident of the 600 block of Tenth Street in Davenport discovered that someone unscrewed the cable feeding his TV service and took the connectors.

A caller reported a residence on Kintschi Road North near Sprague had been “completely vandalized.”

Davenport firefighters responded to a report of a power pole ablaze in the 900 block of Washington Street.

Thursday, June 6: Sprague emergency and Ritzville ambulance personnel assisted an individual who fell at the Sprague I-90 rest area and suffered cuts to the head.

A caller requested law enforcement presence to deal with several speeding wheat trucks in the vicinity of Batum and Schafer roads in the Odessa area.

Friday, June 7: A deputy encountered an apparently intoxicated man and woman engaged in a domestic dispute in the vicinity of SR 231 and Leslie Road East, north of Reardan.

A 14-year-old Reardan boy was placed into custody for theft of a vehicle and a tablet after deputies responded to a report of a collision in Stevens County and a stolen tablet that was traced to the boy’s residence.

A homeless man living out of a car parked at the Wilbur cemetery was referred to social agencies in Davenport and Spokane to apply for assistance.

Deputies referred a “suspicious” man seen behind the Rustic Farmhouse business on Lake Street in Reardan to a social services agency in Davenport for assistance in securing housing.

An officer responded to a disagreement over land between individuals in the 300 block of SE Anne Street in Wilbur.

A resident of the 900 block of Fourteenth Street in Davenport told dispatchers that a satellite TV solicitor working without a city-issued permit would not leave her alone after she told him several times not to return. He and his two colleagues subsequently purchased one-year licenses at City Hall.

A Davenport man expressed concern that he may be a fraud victim after giving a bank check to a satellite TV representative (not the ones referred to in the previous paragraph) but not yet having service to his residence in the 200 block of Washington Street.

Responding to a residence on Carstens Road North in the Reardan area, Davenport ambulance and Reardan fire personnel assisted a 4-year-old boy with a continuously bloody nose.

A Harrington caller reported hearing multiple gunshots in the 100 block of West Alice Street.

What was thought to be a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Eighth Street in Davenport turned out to be a man wrestling and playing football with his son, but being loud. A woman also was yelling at a dog that jumped on the other two.

Saturday, June 8: Deputies checked out a report of two vehicles driving on U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property adjacent to Fishtrap Road East near Sprague that was posted as a prohibited area.

Sprague firefighters assisted a 54-year-old woman with chest pain.

An Almira caller expressed concern about a “suspicious” man in his 60s who was walking around the town park and talking to himself. The man told a responding deputy that he was waiting for a ride.

Individuals apparently left a burning fire that continued to smolder after their houseboat headed from a beach and headed to Seven Bays.

A verbal disturbance was reported between individuals in the south side of the Wilbur park where a graduation party was to take place.

A caller requested assistance with an unwanted individual still living on property the caller recently purchased on Mean Canyon Trail East in the Creston area.

Odessa ambulance personnel assisted a 26-year-old man suffering seizures while at home in the 300 block of East Marjorie Avenue.

Responding to the 200 block of North Third Street, Harrington ambulance personnel assisted a 2-year-old girl who accidentally swallowed medication.

Sunday, June 9: Dispatchers were advised that railroad crossing arms had malfunctioned at Twelfth Street (SR 28) and Madison Street in Davenport, causing traffic to be blocked.

While detained by a Washington State Patrol trooper during a traffic stop for reckless driving on Interstate 90 near Sprague, a 40-year-old woman said she wanted to kill herself, attempted to use a seatbelt to do so, and banged her head violently against something, resulting in a large gash. She was subsequently taken to Spokane.

Deputies responded to a report of two boys in their late teens who may have been using marijuana while in the vicinity of East Main Avenue and NE Brace Street in Wilbur. One of the boys was cited for minor in possession and the other’s status was forwarded to county juvenile authorities for review.

Several juveniles were “making a loud racket and possibly launching fireworks” near the water at the Spring Canyon campground.


June 6: Gloria Beth Endress, 26, Deer Park, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for driving under the influence.

Richard Leon Murphy, 34, Colville, arrested by Reardan Police for an ignition interlock violation.

June 7: Nanette June Stoaks, 44, Elk, Wash., arrested by LCSO for disorderly conduct.

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


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