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Sheriff's report



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.

Between July 8 and 14, dispatchers handled 238 calls for service.

Monday, July 8: Multiple callers reported several cows loose along U.S. 2 between the Inland Northwest Rail Museum and the state weigh station west of Reardan.

An individual sleeping inside a van parked for several nights in front of Sandy’s Family Foods in Wilbur prompted a call from a concerned individual. The van leaves during the day, but returns at night.

A window was broken out at Wilbur’s Town Hall.

An Odessa caller reported registration papers and other information had been taken from a vehicle while parked overnight in the 100 block of East Marjorie Avenue.

A one-vehicle rollover collision was reported on Harrington-Tokio Road about a mile south of Crab Creek Road. Harrington ambulance personnel responded and transported the driver to a hospital in Ritzville.

Dispatchers received a report of someone in the Creston area threatening to harm himself if a family member sold property where he happens to reside. A deputy was sent to check out the man’s condition.

Two people were reported stranded on an island near Long Lake Dam when the water level rose after they had been able to walk out to their location. Avista Utilities personnel shut down operations while waiting for the water to go down to allow the individuals dry land on which to walk back to safety.

Adams County personnel joined Odessa firefighters to confront a large field fire adjacent to Schoesler Road.

Eight kittens in a box were discovered along SR 25 about 12 miles north of Davenport.

An individual pinned in a semi-truck that crashed into a building adjacent to Waukon Road in the Edwall area required extrication services and a trip to a Spokane hospital via a LifeFlight aerial ambulance.

Loud music had to be tempered down at a few campsites at Spring Canyon.

Tuesday, July 9: A coyote was spotted in the vicinity of StockLand Livestock Exchange in Davenport and is believed responsible for a dead calf workers there discovered.

Responding to the 500 block of NW Armstrong in Wilbur, emergency personnel assisted an 83-year-old woman who believed she was having a heart attack after experiencing pain in her chest and left arm.

Emergency personnel assisted a 63-year-old woman who lost consciousness and began bleeding from her head after falling at the River Ru RV Park in Wilbur.

A one-vehicle rollover collision was reported on SR 231 north of Reardan.

Odessa ambulance personnel transported a 67-year-old woman who had fallen from the 300 block of South Cedar Street to Odessa Memorial Health Care Center.

Responding to the 600 block of West 4th Street, Sprague ambulance personnel transported a 62-year-old man who was experiencing convulsions to a Spokane hospital.

Deputies checked a report from the Edwall area that threats had been made against an individual.

Responding to the 1100 block of Ninth Street in Davenport, deputies dealt with two individuals who were no longer welcome there.

A caller reported a “suspicious” pickup truck was cruising around Odessa and perhaps casing residences and businesses. Two individuals were observed sleeping in the truck bed while parked outside Odessa Foods.

Responding to the 800 block of East 3rd Avenue, Odessa ambulance personnel assisted a 69-year-old woman with unspecified medical problems.

Employees at two Odessa businesses reported being uncomfortable about a man they saw watching them at work near closing time.

Wednesday, July 10: Responding to a residence on Oregon Street North in Edwall, deputies arrested a woman on suspicion of assaulting a man who lives there.

Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Hawk Creek and Whitney roads in the Davenport area. Front-end damage occurred after a vehicle apparently rear-ended a large truck. An individual was left with a bloody nose as a result.

A Harrington area caller reported finding bomb threats on a family member’s Facebook page and expressed concern for the household’s safety.

Employees at Some Like It Hot! in Davenport expressed concern about a man who had been hanging around the Morgan Street establishment for an extended period of time and asking for free items.

Davenport ambulance personnel transported a 1-year-old boy who suffered a seizure in the 1400 block of Sinclair Street in Davenport to Lincoln Hospital.

Davenport ambulance personnel assisted a 70-year-old man who fell in the 800 block of Ross Street.

Odessa Police responded to a report of a man with an axe approaching a girl at the school playground. The officer determined the incident was a verbal confrontation and that an axe was not involved.

Thursday, July 11: A caller told dispatchers that a property owner along Bald Ridge Road northeast of Davenport made threats against him and told him that “it won’t be pretty” if he is found on the property.

A 28-year-old Kennewick woman who ignored a prosecuting attorney’s efforts to have her return to District Court was finally returned to custody by deputies who caught up with her at Davenport Pharmacy after search for her throughout town. She was booked into jail for third-degree escape.

A Sprague woman reported that while packing her vehicle for a family camping trip that included two young children, a man used a pocket knife to slash a floatie toy, pressed his forehead against hers, grabbed her wrist and began making threats. A responding deputy determined that nothing physical had occurred and the woman declined to press charges against the man, her boyfriend of about 10 years.

Several callers reported seeing a black bull in the roadway on U.S. 2 in the vicinity of Sterett Road west of Davenport.

A Reardan area caller advised that a neighbor’s female dog continuously enters his property adjacent to SR 231 North and tries to lead his dogs from the property. He said he had “spent thousands of dollars” on fencing to prevent this.

An apparently intoxicated man was arrested for trespassing after going in and out of Doxies Drive-In in Wilbur.

Friday, July 12: Making a traffic stop in the vicinity of SR 25 and Larene Road north of Davenport, a deputy was surprised to find the driver with “his hands up and out of the window” of the vehicle. It turned out the man got lost while looking for the Hawk Creek campground.

Dispatchers were advised of a dispute between a man and woman in the 1300 block of Logan Street in Davenport, with “yelling and screaming” reported between the two.

Creston ambulance personnel transported a 46-year-old man having convulsions from a residence on Underwood Canyon Road to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.

A vehicle backed into a pole and was driven away from the Two Rivers Texaco about 22 miles north of Davenport on SR 25.

A Davenport man told dispatchers that someone posing as his son requested $9,650 to be bailed out of jail. While he was withdrawing money from his bank, an alert teller phoned the man’s son, found him to be okay and cancelled the transaction.

A stranded boater was towed from the Fort Spokane area to the Seven Bays Marina.

Responding to the I-90 rest area, Sprague ambulance personnel assisted a 34-year-old man described as “drinking (beer) heavily” who was experiencing chest pains, apparently from an hour-long panic attack, who told them he thought he was going to die. Mental health personnel were advised.

Headed to Odessa Memorial Health Center, local ambulance personnel transported a 74-year-old woman who had lost consciousness at a residence on Kiner Road.

Sandy’s Family Foods personnel in Wilbur reported a man was sleeping outside the store after purchasing alcohol an hour before.

A train was reportedly throwing sparks along I-90 near Sprague. Local firefighters and BNSF Railroad personnel were advised. No fires apparently resulted.

Saturday, July 13: A 2-year-old boy was treated for burns suffered while at a residence on Rocky Ridge Lane north of Davenport.

Responding to the 1400 block of Morgan Street, Davenport ambulance personnel transported an 83-year-old woman who was hallucinating to Lincoln Hospital.

A deputy drove a woman into Wilbur from where her vehicle ran out of gas on U.S. 2, but soon discovered she needed additional assistance. After getting a small amount of fuel for the vehicle, she was observed driving aimlessly in the local airport and the deputy found himself having to help her with low blood sugar issues. After her condition improved, he escorted her to fill up at the local gas station and sent her on her way.

Deputies investigated a report that a vehicle backed into a boat on SR 25 near the Fort Spokane Store, then left the scene, heading north towards the Two Rivers area. They eventually caught up with the offending driver.

LifeFlight aerial ambulance personnel transported a 62-year-old man who collapsed at a residence on Duck Lake Road near Odessa, perhaps as a result of a cardiac arrest, to a Spokane hospital.

Responding to the 10 block of SW Lincoln Street in Wilbur, deputies checked out a woman’s report that a man had pushed and spit on her during a domestic dispute. Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the incident.

Dispatchers received a report of dirt bikes riding up and down Teel Hill Road, north of Davenport, in a reckless manner.

A deputy found an open container inside a vehicle that went into a ditch at the intersection of Miles Creston and Hume roads.

Sunday, July 14: A deputy was called in to deal with a group of unwanted individuals at a residence in the 200 block of South 2nd Street in Almira.

An 83-year-old Reardan man who was not feeling well asked to be transported from a residence on Badger Road North to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.

Emergency personnel were advised that a 43-year-old Almira man was suffering an allergic reaction. For a time, a LifeFlight aerial ambulance crew was placed on standby.

Wilbur firefighters and Avista personnel were informed about a power line down at the intersection of Division Street and SE Front Avenue.

A Davenport caller told dispatchers a large swarm of perhaps 1,000 bees had just landed on a tree in his front yard in the 1100 block of Marshall Street. The sheriff’s office sent someone to deal with the situation about an hour later.

A Wilbur caller reported people were launching fireworks near Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the 600 block of SW Alder Street. The offender told a responding deputy that he had been overseas on the Fourth of July, that his son saved some fireworks for him, and that he wasn’t aware it was illegal to use them at this time.


July 10: Charles Murphy Dawkins, 60, of Oregon, arrested by Washington State Patrol on an out-of-state felony warrant.

Teelah Marie Gould, 29, Wellpinit, arrested by Reardan Police for driving while license suspended.

Gibson Gary Miller, 29, Wellpinit, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for driving while license suspended.

Natheena Jewel Nichols, 28, Edwall, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault.

July 11: Kelsy Lynn Peterson, 28, Kennewick, Wash., arrested by LCSO for third-degree escape.

July 12: James John Hemmerling, 33, Spokane Valley, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

July 13: Christopher Ware Valline, 31, Boise, Idaho, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence and while license suspended.

July 14: Ryan Wesley Olson, 34, Tacoma, Wash., arrested by LCSO for second-degree criminal trespass.

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


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