Police Reports

County Sheriff

— Deputies were called to investigate a possible mental incident on state Route 45 in Lisbon at 3:22 p.m. Saturday where a man was complaining his cell phone has been hacked. Deputies arrived at the Traveler’s Motel where they spoke with James R. Brorman, 56. Deputies saw the room had a number of alcoholic beverages and gasoline soaked white tube socks throughout the room. Deputies also found a 32-ounce Gatorade bottle filled with gasoline inside the room and noticed that Brorman had allegedly damaged the bathroom tile. Brorman reportedly became irritated with law enforcement and began yelling at other tenants of the motel. He was arrested and taken to the county jail for criminal damaging, disorderly conduct and abusing harmful intoxicants.

— A deputy was called to a home on Clarkson Road in Middleton Township at 3:25 p.m. Saturday for a report that the caller’s wife was threatening to harm herself. The deputy spoke with the man and his wife. The woman said that she did not make any threats to harm herself but was upset that her husband would not let her leave. The man told the deputy that he had told his wife she could leave, but she said she did not want to her home. The deputy told the man that he did not have anything at that time to force the woman to go to a hospital and that to call if there were any further problems.

— Deputies were called to a home on state Route 170 in Middleton Township at 5:18 p.m. Friday for a report of a domestic dispute. The deputy spoke with James Spurlock, who said that his brother stole his cell phone. Deputies spoke with both Spurlock and his brother, Dolan Stanford, and the phone was returned. The brothers were reportedly accusing each other of being on drugs and using heroin and meth. Spurlock’s mother took him to another relative’s home for the night until they could both calm down.

— Kirk L. Finch, Lisbon, reported at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday he was on the phone with someone claiming to be from the IRS and saying he was going to be arrested tomorrow if he did not get money on an i-tunes gift card. Finch reported that he already purchased two of them when he was in Canfield, one for $500 and another for $100 and that when they called him back he was told to scratch off the back of the card and give them the numbers on the back. He also said that he still owed them more money or he would be arrested. The deputy then spoke with the man on the phone claiming to be from the IRS and when the deputy identified themselves as law enforcement the person then became argumentative and started to threaten the deputy, wanting their information. The deputy told the person to call the county sheriff’s office, at which point the person hung up the phone. The deputy then told Finch that it was a scam and it has been in the media in the past, and that the IRS would not have anyone send money that way and to not send anymore money.


–A Hanoverton resident reported at 10:21 a.m. Saturday that she was informed her ex-boyfriend against whom she has a protection order had driven past her place of work. An officer spoke with the ex-boyfriend who said he was unaware of where the complainant worked and would not drive past again.

— John E. LaFleme, 23, East School Street, Salem, was arrested on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear while at a 2800 block East State Street business at 11:02 a.m. Saturday.

— A Lisbon resident reported an issue regarding property at a 1200 block Southeast Boulevard home at 11:32 a.m. Saturday. The people involved were advised it was civil in nature. Officers responded to the home in reference to a domestic dispute and found it to be regarding a child’s toy. They were both advised of their options.

— Officers responded to a 300 block Rose Avenue home at 12:58 p.m. Saturday where the resident reported seeing the neighbors take a heater into their home and she was worried that it could cause a fire and damage her property.

— Officers responded to a 900 West State Street home at 2:08 p.m. Saturday and stood by for a civil matter. The individuals involved were advised of their options.

— Officers responded to a 400 block Ohio Avenue home at 8:56 p.m. Saturday where the resident reported issues with a male individual she let live there. She was advised of the eviction process.

— A patrolling officer observed a person who appeared to be intoxicated in the 700 block of East Third Street at 7:11 p.m. Saturday. The man, who lived near by, was found to be intoxicated and warned to stay home for the rest of the night.

— Officers responded to a 400 block South Broadway Avenue business at 9:17 p.m. Saturday where a highly intoxicated male individual reported he had been thrown out of another bar near by for not paying his tab, and that someone had followed him from there making threats toward him. The other person was found not to be making threats, but attempting to return property to the complainant that he had left at the other bar. The complainant was advised not to return to the business.

— A patrolling officer made a traffic stop on a possible intoxicated driver at Sharp Avenue and West Wilson Street at 9:41 p.m. Saturday, but found that the driver was suffering a medical issue. Damascus EMS transported the driver to the Salem hospital.

— An officer responded to the 2800 block of East State Street at 10:09 p.m. Saturday in reference to a suspicious person, but was unable to find anyone.

— Ashley Carlariello, 26, Olive Street, Salem, was charged with OVI physical control and possession of drug abuse instrument; and her passenger, Herman Linder, 32, West Third Street, Salem, was charged with possession of drug abuse instrument after an officer responded to the 100 block of West State Street at 12:15 a.m. Sunday in reference to an intoxicated driver and found the vehicle at a gas station.

— A patrolling officer observed two male individuals in the 100 block West State Street at 12:25 a.m. Sunday, one of which was yelling obscenities. The one yelling was warned for disorderly conduct and both were sent on their way.

— Robert L. Culp, 28, North Lincoln Avenue, Salem, was charged with disorderly conduct after an officer assisting on a call in the 100 block of West State Street observed him at a business in the area after previously being warned that night to remain at home due to his level of intoxication.

— A patrolling officer at 1:50 a.m. Sunday observed a male individual walking along the road on South Ellsworth Avenue near the railroad tracks. The man was determined to be intoxicated and the officer gave him a courtesy ride to this near by home.