The manager of airport security at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is facing criminal charges for allegedly masturbating outside a local tanning salon and making obscene phone calls to Tan City and other area tanning salons.
John Dialinos, 45, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave from his $64,000-a-year city job while the case works its way through the court system, airport spokeswoman Jackie Mayo said Friday.
Dialinos, who lives in North Ridgeville, was charged with public indecency and two counts of telephone harassment earlier this week after an investigation by North Ridgeville police that focused on calls to Tan City, Tru-Tan and Xtreme Tan that date as far back as last year.
North Ridgeville police Lt. Greg Petek said officers first learned about the calls in December, when a tanning salon manager complained her staff had received several sexually charged calls.
Petek said the caller would start out the conversation asking legitimate questions.
“Then he would get into making lewd remarks talking about his genitalia,” Petek said.
Tanning salon workers also reported hearing moaning and heavy breathing during the calls, he said.
Police set up a system to track the calls and traced the obscene ones back to a prepaid, disposable cell phone that was in the area of the salons when the lewd calls were made, Petek said. Full story
Patrolman Heath Henry of the Cameron Police Department said a call was received at 6:53 p.m. of an aircraft crash at the airport. The crash involved a small airplane with only one occupant, whom Mr. Henry said was listed as the lone fatality in the incident. He said the crash occurred in the south area of the airport.
An identity and any other details on the victim were withheld Sunday night, pending notification of next of kin.
“There was a witness that had called it in,” Mr. Henry said.
No airport staff were on duty at the time, he said. The airport was closed for the remainder of Sunday night and will most likely remain closed until the scene can be processed. Law enforcement secured the site.
“Airport officials were contacted and called to come out” to the scene, he added.
It was unknown whether the plane involved was locally based. The airport has a runway and a taxiway that parallel each other and have a north/south orientation, Mr. Henry said.
Cameron police were assisted by the Cameron Fire Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Clinton County Sheriff’s Department and Clinton County Coroner’s office.
The airport, whose origins date back to 1969, is located about one mile southwest of the Cameron city limits on Missouri Route A.