Last updated 7/12/2019 at 2:26pm
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. During the period from July 1 to 7, dispatchers handled 365 calls for service.
Monday, July 1: Responding to a residence on Max Harder Road East, Sprague ambulance personnel assisted a 79-year-old man suffering from significant back and leg pain.
An abandoned vehicle, with its front tires flattened, obstructed traffic on a blind corner on Hawk Creek Road near its intersection with Johns Rocky Way northwest of Davenport.
A half acre was charred as a result of a field fire in the vicinity of Nye and Landt roads near Davenport.
An acre of grass was burned during a field fire in the vicinity of Hog Lake and Lake Valley Loop roads in the Sprague area.
Sprague ambulance personnel responded to the I-90 rest area where a 31-year-old woman reportedly overdosed on prescription medicine.
Responding to a residence on Miles Creston Road near its intersection with Seven Bays Road, emergency personnel assisted a 79-year-old man who had lost consciousness as a result of suffering heat stroke.
Two motorcycles were reported stolen from a barn adjacent to Lake Road East in the Sprague area.
An 89-year-old man was transported from the 1400 block of Morgan Street in Davenport to Lincoln Hospital after experiencing a bleeding issue.
A man was placed into custody on suspicion of assault and driving under the influence after a Washington State Patrol trooper made a traffic stop on SR 25 about 10 miles north of Davenport.
A Sprague area caller told dispatchers he received a phone call advising his name and Social Security information, along with 22 pounds of cocaine, were discovered inside an abandoned car in Texas. A second call instructed him to take all of his money out of the bank, about $660, purchase debit cards and send the identification numbers in order to avoid being charged with possession of cocaine. He complied, but hasn’t received any further communication or his money returned as he was promised once his name was cleared.
Responding to the 300 block of Marshall Street in Davenport, local emergency personnel assisted an 84-year-old man who may have suffered a stroke and was unable to smile, speak or raise his arms.
A 14-year-old boy reported being pushed, slapped and punched by another boy while at the Davenport city park.
A Wilbur caller said he “couldn’t take it anymore,” telling dispatchers about several dogs, belonging to at least three different owners, that continuously barked and fought in the 500 block of NW Armstrong Avenue.
Deputies investigated a possible incident of child abuse in the Davenport area.
A caller from Almira requested assistance in locating a missing 42-year-old woman whose vehicle was found abandoned in the 100 block of North 6th Street.
Tuesday, July 2: A referral from police in Ephrata prompted deputies to attempt to assist a 51-year-old man in the Spring Canyon area who was described as depressed after the death of his sister.
A dog locked its owner out of a pickup truck parked along SR 21 near the Keller Ferry boat launch.
Three cows got out onto U.S. 2 near Fichtenberg Road west of Davenport, leaving behind a damaged section of fence that, according to a deputy, “needed the owner’s immediate attention.”
Deputies attempted to locate a 17-year-old girl reported as a runaway from Heptner, Ore., and believed to be in the Davenport area.
Someone cut off several branches on trees lining Main Avenue in Wilbur.
Deputies checked out a report of a possible domestic disturbance involving a man and woman in the 200 block of West Main Avenue in Wilbur.
Deputies joined state Fish and Wildlife officers to conduct a court-authorized search of a residence in the Hawk Creek area.
A 71-year-old man experienced pain and numbness in his neck and arms after falling over in a boat at the Keller Ferry launch. Emergency personnel from Wilbur transported him to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.
A deputy’s presence was requested to monitor a neighbor dispute over the use of a gate on property adjacent to Fisher Road East, north of Reardan.
A rail tie came loose and blocked three-fourths of Oehlwein Road near Davenport, prompting a call to an Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad to send a crew.
Several vehicles, including a dark blue pickup truck, were reported traveling at 80 miles per hour on Teel Hill Road north of Davenport. A caller said the truck forced his vehicle into a ditch to avoid a collision.
A caller reported the theft of a dirt bike from the Spring Canyon campground.
Dispatchers were advised of a missing man from Airway Heights who was last seen in Edwall.
Wednesday, July 3: Responding to the 800 block of Nicholls Street, Davenport emergency personnel assisted a 69-year-old man who developed bladder pain and a clot on his face after undergoing recent prostate surgery. He was transported to Lincoln Hospital.
Dispatchers took a report from a resident of Pine Tree Lane in Creston that someone broke in and took bread, pinto beans, a bag of sugar and an extension ladder.
A Davenport caller reported hearing screaming from a woman allegedly threatening others in the 800 block of Maxwell Street.
Deputies investigated unspecified vandalism in the Green Canyon area northeast of Davenport.
A caller reported that two vehicles blocked an alley in the 800 block of Sinclair Street in Davenport.
A Creston caller told dispatchers that an elderly man and woman attempted to kidnap her 5-year-old son while he walked home from the local skate park.
Dispatchers were advised of a verbal dispute at the Kickin’ Coffee Stand on East Broadway Avenue and North Birch Street in Reardan.
A vehicle nearly hit the rear bumper of another while passing on U.S. 2 near its intersection with SR 174 in Wilbur.
Responding to the 400 block of South Alder Street, Odessa ambulance personnel transported a 40-year-old woman with a diabetic condition to the local hospital.
Deputies responded to a report of a verbal disturbance outside Wilbur City Hall after a meeting of the town council.
A deputy returned a runaway juvenile he encountered at Lakeview Terrace Mobile Home Park near Grand Coulee to her guardian in Spokane.
Responding to the 200 block of NE Cole Avenue, Wilbur ambulance personnel assisted an 80-year-old man with breathing problems.
Thursday, July 4: Deputies intervened in a verbal dispute involving residents on North Oregon Street in Edwall.
National Park Service rangers encountered individuals camping illegally at the Crescent Bay and Porcupine Bay campgrounds.
A 12-year-old boy and his parents received advice from a NPS ranger after he was spotted driving a go-kart on Porcupine Bay Road.
Reardan and state Department of Natural Resources firefighters were sent to a wind-driven fire in tall grass along the 50000 block of Fisher Road East. About two acres were burned. A burn barrel may have been the source.
An Edwall caller reported individuals were target-shooting near the old general store on Waukon Road. A responding deputy advised the shooters to aim away from residences.
After hearing “extremely loud explosions that sound more like a bomb than fireworks,” a Davenport caller asked deputies to check out the activity in the vicinity of Marshall and Third streets.
An Almira caller requested assistance with an unwanted individual in the 10 block of South 2nd Street.
Creston ambulance and LifeFlight personnel responded to a possible stroke incident involving a 71-year-old man in the 200 block of NE Cliff Avenue in Wilbur. Only able to move his eyes, the man couldn’t smile, speak or raise his arms – all aspects of a stroke diagnosis test run by dispatchers. A landing zone for the aerial ambulance was set up at the Wilbur airport.
A caller reported seeing a middle-aged man use a rifle to shoot from a parked vehicle at birds in the Audubon Reserve in Reardan.
A caller said he had to pull off the roadway to avoid a head-on collision with a 4-door sedan on SR 25 about three miles north of Davenport.
A National Park Service ranger encountered individuals with a campfire at the Lincoln boat launch – in violation of the Fire District 7 burn ban.
Following an incident in the 100 block of North Birch Street in Reardan, LifeFlight aerial ambulance transported a 40-year-old man who had “blown his hand up with fireworks” to a Spokane hospital for treatment. Ambulance personnel from Davenport transported him to the landing zone at the weigh scales along U.S. 2 west of Reardan.
Odessa firefighters doused a grass fire behind the high school gym.
Dispatchers took a report of fireworks being sent 100 feet in the air in the Valley Court area of Lincoln.
Davenport firefighters extinguished a brush fire caused by fireworks in the 1600 block of Eighth Street.
Friday, July 5: A Davenport woman told dispatchers a fight broke out after she attempted to retrieve a loaned vehicle in the vicinity of Eighth and Jefferson streets. A responding deputy advised all involved that they would be cited for trespassing if found on each others’ property again. Subsequently, someone let the air out of tires on a vehicle belonging to one of those involved.
At its request, deputies transported a client of New Alliance Counseling Center from her Wilbur residence to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.
Someone drove through a field in the vicinity of Four Corners and Ditmar roads northeast of Davenport, leaving behind damaged winter wheat.
Sprague firefighters helped knock down a 2- to 3-acre fire along Interstate 90.
Odessa ambulance personnel transported a 40-year-old woman with diabetic issues from the 400 block of South Alder Street to the local hospital, from which an aerial ambulance from LifeFlight was requested.
Emergency personnel on the south side of the river near Whitestone became involved in a fireworks-related fire reported on tribal lands on the north side. Lincoln County deputies helped move boat traffic so that firefighters had access to the water. At least three planes were used by tribal firefighters to battle the blaze.
Deputies responded to a report of a teenage Davenport boy who had threatened to harm himself. His case was referred to local mental health personnel.
Dispatchers took a report of fireworks being set off in the Porcupine Bay campground.
A caller reported someone was shooting from a boat in the direction of the beach at the Hawk Creek campground.
A deputy warned two fishermen to stop fishing in the Seven Bays Marina.
Deputies recovered a vehicle reported stolen from Grand Coulee in the 100 block of NW Cliff Avenue in Wilbur.
Saturday, July 6: Kids on side-by-sides and 4-wheelers were reportedly racing up and down Deer Meadows Road.
Deputies investigated a report that someone removed parts from machinery that was scheduled to be moved from the vicinity of Watson and Rosman roads in the Creston area, making it impossible to complete the task.
Wilbur firefighters doused a fence on fire to the north of Sandy’s Family Foods in the 500 block of West Main Avenue. The fire apparently started in a woodpile.
Deputies checked out a report of possible animal neglect in the Porcupine Bay area.
A 27-year-old woman was treated for a broken ankle after she fell from a dirt bike on Sunset Bay Road north of Davenport.
Taking a call from the 100 block of North Maple Street in Reardan, dispatchers assisted a 71-year-old man with abdominal pain.
Odessa ambulance personnel transported a 70-year-old woman with a heart problem from the 100 block of East 1st Avenue to the local hospital, then to a Spokane hospital for treatment.
Deputies responded to threats made against individuals in the 10 block of South 2nd Street in Almira.
A caller reported fireworks being shot off in the vicinity of Washington and Sixth streets in Davenport.
A collision involving a vehicle and deer was reported on SR 28 north of Harrington.
Sunday, July 7: Davenport emergency personnel responded to the 1300 block of Maxwell Street to help a 75-year-old man who lost consciousness and experienced breathing difficulties. At one point, he started to talk, but didn’t make any sense.
Wilbur ambulance personnel transported a 73-year-old man from a Keller Lane residence to Lincoln Hospital to be treated for a blood pressure issue.
Dispatchers were advised that a woman in a vehicle was trying to hit a man in a second vehicle in the vicinity of Miles Creston and Welch Creek roads. The woman was placed into custody on an assault charge.
A Creston caller reported someone shot out the front window of a residence in the 300 block of NE Foster Street. Further investigation revealed that a bird had smashed into the window.
A 42-year-old Reardan man may have suffered a stroke or seizure in the 100 block of Broadway Avenue. An ambulance was summoned from Spokane, but the patient decided to use alternate means to obtain medical care.
A deputy assisted a man in the removal of a houseboat from rocks on Lake Roosevelt.
Odessa ambulance personnel transported a 62-year-old woman who fell down at a residence in the 500 block of South Alder Street to the local hospital.
Odessa Police investigated a report of theft from the 600 block of East 2nd Avenue.
At his mother’s request, Sprague ambulance personnel examined a 6-year-old boy who “knocked the wind out of himself” after falling from a slide in the 100 block of Old Airport Road. His mother took the precaution before they continued on a long drive.
No one was reported hurt as a result of a one-vehicle collision at the Spring Canyon boat launch.
A car lift valued at about $4,000 was reported stolen from a shop in the 37000 block of SR 2 East near Davenport.
A man confined to a wheelchair told dispatchers he smelled smoke in a residence in the 10 block of South 2nd Street in Almira.
Deputies assisted a 50-year-old Grand Coulee man who was described as “suicidal.” He was transported by ambulance to Coulee Community Hospital, where mental health personnel provided care.
July 1: Jason Lee White, 45, Spokane, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), driving while license suspended and driving under the influence.
Brian William Wilbur, 44, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended and failing to apply for transfer of ownership.
July 2: James Lee Cornett, 55, Almira, arrested by LCSO for reckless driving.
July 3: Cody Daniel Sweet, 32, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.
July 4: Jeffrey Allen Thomas, 61, Spokane Valley, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.
July 5: Michael Samuel Enyeart, 22, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.
July 6: Matthew Aaron Austrom, 53, Maricopa, Ariz., arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.
Daniel Ross Thompson, 46, Reardan, arrested by LCSO for possession of a non-prescribed controlled substance.
July 7: Stacy Lillian Klein, 58, Kettle Falls, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault and interfering with a report of domestic violence.
Jennifer Louise Starr, 38, DuPont, Wash., arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended and an ignition interlock violation.
An additional seven individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections.