The Odessa Record -

Sheriff's report


August 22, 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. Sheriff’s dispatchers handled 287 calls for service during the period covered here.

Monday, Aug. 12: An Odessa caller reported an unoccupied vehicle was blocking access to her garage in the 0 block of West 3rd Avenue.

A woman advised dispatchers that after an argument with her husband, she left their residence on Angels Landing Road in the Ford area and went directly to work the following morning. Her husband, meanwhile, reported her missing and took her car from the residence after she refused to come home with him.

An Odessa man expressed concern that a family member might try to harm himself and asked for assistance in dealing with the situation.

Odessa Police investigated a vandalism incident at Odessa Foods.

Deputies responded to a verbal disturbance at the county courthouse in Davenport.

A resident of Fawn Road North in the Davenport area reported vandalism to a riding lawn mower.

Deputies responded to the 300 block of East Main Avenue in Wilbur after receiving a report that a 20-year-old man was hitting a teenage girl in the face while both were in a parked vehicle.

Emergency personnel had difficulty getting a 64-year-old apparently intoxicated man into an ambulance after he fell and hit his head on pavement in the 25000 block of Roosevelt Heights Drive East in Lincoln. He eventually made it to Lincoln Hospital in Davenport for treatment.

Residents on Mill Canyon Road north of Davenport phoned in reports of cattle continually loose in their neighborhood.

A power pole is believed to have been the source of a fire west of SR 21 in the Pacific Lake area of Odessa.

An Almira farmer reported losing about $12,000 as a result of someone hacking into his grain company’s email and changing invoices and other information that resulted in payment being sent to someone on the East Coast rather than him.

A deputy caught up with an erratically driven vehicle on U.S. 2 and Oehlwein Road east of Davenport and promptly requested an ambulance for the driver who was described as “acting strangely.” He was taken to Lincoln Hospital.

Tuesday, Aug. 13: Someone cut a chain and installed a lock of their own on a gate in the vicinity of Seven Springs Dairy and Grant roads near Creston. A responding deputy began a trespassing investigation.

A Wilbur man requested assistance after his former girlfriend moved out, leaving her belongings behind.

Union Pacific Railroad personnel reported cows on the track south of Sprague near Dixon Pond.

Davenport ambulance personnel transported an 82-year-old man who may have suffered a stroke from The Davenport Motel to Lincoln Hospital.

An Edwall woman reported receiving threatening messages on her phone.

Odessa ambulance personnel assisted a 92-year-old man who fell in the 500 block of East Amende Drive. He was taken to the local hospital.

Wednesday, Aug. 14: Reardan EMTs and Davenport ambulance responded to the 100 block of South Central Street in Reardan to care for an 86-year-old woman with a medical issue. She was transported to Lincoln Hospital.

A Wilbur woman narrowly escaped becoming a fraud victim to a service company that locked up her computer when she mistakenly requested double the amount of a refund the company agreed she should have. Her instructions were to purchase gift cards in that amount and relay the numbers over the phone. Instead, she called the sheriff’s office and was advised to disconnect her computer. Her bank reported no withdrawals or deposits had occurred in her account.

Almira firefighters helped battle a wheat field fire across the Grant County line.

A Harrington caller reported that his new girlfriend took his vehicle without his permission from the 200 block of North Second Street.

Residents of the 400 block of North H Street in Sprague reported an older, white-bearded man with a cane was knocking on doors in the neighborhood.

A resident on Teel Hill Road north of Davenport said people were walking around her house with flashlights.

Thursday, Aug. 15: An Odessa resident reported a loose pit bull dog was chasing her in the vicinity of East 4th Avenue and South 2nd Street.

A Wilbur woman went to the hospital after being attacked by a cat in the 400 block of SE Regent Avenue.

A caller reported being cut off by another vehicle while traveling east on Morgan Street near Third Street in Davenport, then being flipped off after she honked her horn.

A man cut his finger during a domestic disturbance at a Bald Ridge Road residence northeast of Davenport. A responding deputy placed him in custody.

A one-vehicle rollover collision took place at the intersection of Waukon and Hallett roads near Edwall.

A caller requested assistance with four individuals in a car parked without authorization in a space at the Lakeview Terrace Mobile Home Park near Grand Coulee.

A Reardan man was arrested after admitting he threw a brick through the window at Reardan Grain Growers and “smashed the place up.”

Firefighters doused a fire in the vicinity of Haden and Wheat roads near Wilbur.

The driver involved in a one-vehicle rollover collision at the intersection of SR 28 and Fitness Lane south of Davenport was treated at Lincoln Hospital for possible injuries.

Friday, Aug. 16: The driver of a vehicle that left Miles Creston Road near its intersection with Bachelor Prairie Road and went down an embankment told a responding deputy that she may have fallen asleep.

Davenport ambulance personnel responded to a medical alert activation at a residence in the 600 block of Twelfth Street, where a woman had fallen in the bedroom.

A Davenport caller advised his Social Security number was used to open credit accounts without his authorization.

A Sprague woman told dispatchers that someone continually breaks into a shed in the 700 block of 2nd Street and takes old dolls the caller planned to give to her grandchildren.

An Odessa caller reported someone backed into a garage door in the 200 block of West 2nd Avenue, causing “a lot of damage.”

Damage to the Lincoln County Museum and the men’s restroom in the Davenport city park prompted the arrest of a juvenile suspect, who was transported to a detention facility in Medical Lake.

Sprague ambulance personnel assisted the driver involved in a one-vehicle rollover collision on Lamont Road, about two miles from SR 23 in Whitman County. The individual suffered cuts to the head and was taken to a Spokane hospital.

Davenport ambulance personnel assisted an elderly man who seemed confused and in need of medical assistance during a traffic stop on U.S. 2 east of Davenport. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital.

Davenport ambulance personnel transported a 68-year-old woman who fell from her residence in the 500 block of Maxwell Street to Lincoln Hospital.

Deputies assisted a Davenport area woman who expressed fear after an intoxicated family member picked up a refrigerator and threw it into a wall near her and a child.

Saturday, Aug. 17: A 17-year-old Wilbur girl ingested fake blood and began vomiting shortly thereafter.

A man was bitten while trying to separate dogs involved in a fight in the 100 block of SW West Street in Wilbur.

Davenport emergency personnel responded to a report from the 900 block of Maxwell Street of a man experiencing rectal bleeding.

A Harrington caller reported a car trailer with a tilt bed had been stolen from a residence at Airport and Scott roads.

Firefighters from Harrington and Odessa took on a one-acre fire that originated in a combine near the intersection of Hardy and Knapp roads south of Harrington.

Responding to the 600 block of West 4th Street, Sprague ambulance personnel assisted a 62-year-old man with swollen legs and blisters.

A hit-and-run collision took place in the Lincoln Hospital parking lot in Davenport. The driver later called the sheriff’s office, which issued a citation.

A dirty windshield was suggested by the driver of a red pickup truck observed traveling erratically on U.S. 2 west of Davenport.

A deputy investigated a report from Harrington that a man had been assaulted by three individuals while inside a vehicle in the 100 block of Alice Street. Clothing and a cell phone were reported stolen as well.

Responding to a residence on Huddle Corner Road near Harrington, deputies investigated a report that family members had locked out an “extremely intoxicated” man during a domestic disturbance.

Sunday, Aug. 18: Emergency personnel assisted a 62-year-old Sprague man after receiving a medical alert device activation from the 600 block of West 4th Street.

A traffic stop on U.S. 2 and Rocklyn Road west of Davenport involved an incident of driving under the influence of marijuana.

A Davenport caller expressed concern that unauthorized individuals have access to his personal information as a result of a Craigslist scam.

After her adult children requested assistance for her, a Davenport woman advised a responding deputy that all she wanted was for them to leave her alone.


Aug. 13: Michelle C. McLean, 23, Spokane, arrested by Washington State Patrol for third-degree malicious mischief.

Ray Anthony Wynecoop, 19, Spokane, arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for failing to appear for attempting to elude a pursuing law enforcement officer.

Aug. 14: Michael Kevin Hurlburt, 54, Lincoln, held for the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Stevie R. Stearns-McCrea, 29, Fruitland, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

Jay Wendelyn Thielen, 48, Spokane, arrested by LCSO for first-degree identity theft and unlawful possession of a payment instrument.

Aug. 15: Orlen Eugene Dietrich, 68, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for fourth-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief, both in connection with alleged domestic violence.

Nicholas Gene Finch, 33, Reardan, arrested by Reardan Police for second-degree malicious mischief and second-degree burglary.

Victoria R. Matheson, 18, Keller, arrested by LCSO for driving while license suspended.

Jacob Adrian Poteet, 36, Harrington, serving a court commitment for fourth-degree assault.

Lavenia Noel Zarnik, 40, Wilbur, arrested by LCSO for assault in the second, third and fourth degree, harassment/threat to kill, residential burglary, and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

Aug. 16: Michael Vincent Selway, 29, Davenport, arrested by LCSO for reckless driving.

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


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