The Odessa Record -

Sheriff's report


August 15, 2019


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 this period, dispatchers handled 238 calls for service.

Monday, Aug. 5: An alert neighbor reported seeing a sliding door open and water running for about two days at a residence in the 300 block of Washington Street in Davenport. A responding deputy turned off the sprinkler and secured the residence.

A resident of Willow Ridge in Davenport reported that someone set a porch chair on fire.

A Reardan area caller told dispatchers she had locked her 2-year-old grandson and her only set of keys inside a vehicle parked on property adjacent to Alexander Road East. Thankfully, the vehicle was in the shade and a responding deputy successfully unlocked it.

A 64-year-old Davenport man was transported by ambulance to Lincoln Hospital for treatment of possible bleeding.

Wood fell from a truck that was traveling on U.S. 2 east of Davenport and almost resulted in a collision with another vehicle.

A bull and cows got loose and caused damage to a fence in the vicinity of U.S. 2 and Sunset Highway Road near Reardan.

A caller expressed her concern that the driver of a vehicle in front of them on U.S. 2 near Virgil Road North appeared to be trying to cause a collision by repeatedly stepping on the brakes and making obscene gestures toward them.

Emergency personnel responded to a rollover collision involving a pickup truck in the vicinity of Olson and Denny Station roads. The driver was transported by a Davenport ambulance crew to Lincoln Hospital as a precaution.

Tuesday, Aug. 6: A one-vehicle rollover collision was reported on SR 174 near Grand Coulee.

Deputies dealt with a sunken research buoy that posed a possible hazard to boaters between Hanson Harbor and Hell Gate Island.

A caller reported that another driver had swerved in front of him while both traveled U.S. 2 near Wilbur in the vicinity of the Govan elevators.

Several large trucks were reportedly traveling at speeds of 55 to 60 miles per hour in a 35 zone on Mohler Road near its intersection with Coal Coulee Road near HighLine Grain Growers elevators.

Davenport ambulance personnel transported a 71-year-old man described as “anemic and exhausted” from the 1000 block of Adams Street to Lincoln Hospital.

Odessa Police investigated a report that a crawlspace door had been removed from a residence in the 0 block of West 3rd Avenue.

Three jet-skis were discovered illegally parked at the Seven Bays Marina.

Beer cans were tossed from a window of a school bus-like vehicle that was traveling “all over the road” on SR 28 near Odessa.

A deputy responded to a report of a lengthy argument or fight involving at least two individuals in the 1100 block of Marshall Street in Davenport and found three people under the influence of alcohol who planned to sleep in separate areas of the residence that night.

A two-vehicle collision was reported on U.S. 2 near Reardan.

Wednesday, Aug. 7: Deputies, the sheriff’s posse and a search dog were involved in an attempt to locate a Lincoln resident who missed a court appearance and, it was subsequently discovered, took his own life, leaving a note inside his home. He was found under a tree with a gun between his legs.

A caller reported someone took down a “no trespassing” sign from property adjacent to Irby Road North near Odessa. A responding deputy learned that a property dispute between neighbors was in progress.

Emergency personnel tended to a 12-year-old Sprague girl who suffered an apparent drug overdose.

Two vehicles were involved in a rear-end collision at the intersection of Bodeau Road and U.S. 2 near Wilbur.

Two callers reported a large bonfire on property adjacent to the 43000 block of Miles Creston Road, but a responding deputy determined it was a propane fire in an enclosed pit and safely inside a green space 15 yards in diameter.

Ambulance personnel transported a 14-year-old boy with breathing problems from Sprague to a Spokane hospital.

Thursday, Aug. 8: A Harrington caller told dispatchers she believed someone who asked the location of a gas station then left in the opposite direction may have been casing residences in the 33000 block of SR 28E.

Two spots about a quarter of a mile apart in the 23400 block of Road 45 NE were on fire, drawing crews from Almira, Wilbur and Hartline. High flames were noticed as the fires headed towards wheat and sagebrush. The battle also was waged from the air.

A caller expressed concern about a Davenport woman’s mental state after she posted things on Facebook that “made (the caller) worry about her well-being.” A responding deputy indicated the woman “is fine and not a danger to herself or others.”

A deputy responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of West 2nd Street in Sprague.

A caller reported that a vehicle almost hit two others head-on while traveling west on U.S. 2 near Davenport.

Dispatchers took a report that a door had been kicked in at a residence in the 52000 block of Sobek Road East, near Edwall.

Local emergency personnel, assisted by a LifeFlight crew, were involved in what became a “sudden death” incident for a 33-year-old man in Reardan. The high school football field was used as a staging area for the aerial ambulance.

A deputy investigated a possible trespassing incident on property adjacent to SR 23 near Sprague.

A Mill Canyon Road resident filed the fifth report in three days of cattle getting loose, causing problems in his and others’ gardens. After pledging to take care of the livestock owner’s “cow problem” with the assistance of a gun, the resident was advised by a deputy not to do that.

A responding deputy didn’t find a bonfire and a couch in the front yard of a residence in the vicinity of the Fort Spokane Store and Seven Bays, despite checking Hume Road, SR 25 and Miles Creston and Seven Bays roads.

A Davenport woman requested help getting five “unwanted” individuals to leave her residence in the 800 block of Main Street.

Friday, Aug. 9: Dispatchers received a report of a 60-year-old man suffering convulsions in the 600 block of West 4th Street in Sprague.

The owner of a tandem kayak valued at about $1,300 reported it missing from the Lincoln boat launch.

After reading the theft report in the newspaper, a caller told dispatchers she found a stolen blue pedal bike in an alley behind the 200 block of East 3rd Avenue in Odessa. Police returned it to its owner.

Responding to a residence in the 1200 block of Eighth Street, deputies were forced to use Taser devices to deal with a man who was resisting arrest. A Davenport ambulance crew also was summoned to the scene to assist with “multiple Taser exposures.”

A collision involving a motorcycle and deer took place on SR 174 in the Grand Coulee area. The cyclist was transported to a nearby hospital.

Two arrests were made after deputies responded to the 50 block of Marshall Street in Davenport where a heated dispute neared the point of a physical fight between the two individuals involved.

Dispatchers were advised of a “very loud party” in the 300 block of East 1st Street in Sprague.

Saturday, Aug. 10: A dispute between residents of the 100 block of West 4th Avenue in Odessa involved yelling and the throwing of items.

A responding deputy, taking a call just after midnight, advised residents of the 1400 block of Sinclair Street in Davenport to lower the noise level so that others could sleep.

Wilbur ambulance personnel responded to a report of a 29-year-old woman having a possible seizure in the 300 block of SW Lincoln Street. She was transported to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport.

An Odessa caller reported a fence was being built on property in the 400 block of South Alder Street in violation of a no-trespassing order.

Almira firefighters responded to a lightning-caused fire along U.S. 2.

A motorcyclist was cited for following too closely behind an ambulance, driving at the same speed, and passing in a no-passing zone on U.S. 2 near Rocklyn Road west of Davenport.

Sprague ambulance personnel assisted a 60-year-old woman who collapsed after leaving the bathroom inside a residence in the 400 block of East Brooks Street. She was transported to a Spokane hospital.

Firefighters from Davenport and Egypt responded to a lightning-caused fire in the 37000 block of Hart Road North. The rainfall was sufficient to douse the blaze.

Davenport ambulance personnel transported an 89-year-old man with “severe abdominal pain” from his residence in the 200 block of Washington Street to Lincoln Hospital.

County Public Works personnel helped remove a fallen tree that blocked part of Hawk Creek Road.

After a vehicle hit a porcupine in the vicinity of Brommer and Alexander roads near Reardan, the driver was busy plucking quills from a tire.

A deputy on patrol found two vehicles with sleeping occupants in a dirt parking lot alongside Bisson and Tramm roads east of Reardan.

Sunday, Aug. 11: County Public Works personnel were advised that a stop sign was down at the intersection of Rocklyn and Coffeepot roads near Harrington. Additional reports that signage on SR 28 near Rocklyn Road and Main Street also was down were referred to the state Department of Transportation.

A caller reported that a dog jumped on her vehicle and scratched it while she was driving on Sobek Road near Edwall.

Deputies investigated a report that a vehicle nearly ran over a dog while being driven recklessly on private property in the 300 block of West Sherlock Street in Harrington.

A caller, described as “extremely intoxicated,” reported being assaulted with a metal pipe in the 52000 block of Sobek Road East near Edwall. Responding deputies placed a suspect into custody.

Odessa Police responded to a report someone had been assaulted in the 100 block of South 4th Street.

The cows were out again – to the dismay of a Mill Canyon Road resident who advised dispatchers that this was the seventh such report since Aug. 5. Dispatchers pledged to advise the livestock owner to give his contact information to the resident so the two individuals could “work this out.”

Dispatchers received a report of live tiki torches in the 400 block of SW Lincoln Street in Wilbur.


Aug. 6: Buddy J. Buoy, 44, Portland, Ore., arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for first-degree theft.

Aug. 8: Matthew Phillip Daly, 23, Moses Lake, arrested by LCSO for driving under the influence.

Aug. 9: Joseph Tobias Coffey, 43, Davenport, arrested by LCSO on a Grant County warrant for reckless driving.

Joshua Ryan Granchie, 25, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for resisting arrest.

Aug. 10: Joseph Robert Gutierrez, 43, Tonasket, Wash., arrested by Reardan Police for driving under the influence and while license suspended.

Aug. 11: Casey Clayton Jenson, 23, Edwall, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault.

An additional 10 individuals were held in the Lincoln County Jail under contract with the Washington State Department of Corrections, along with one serving a court commitment from the City of Airway Heights.


Reader Comments


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019