Jan 13, 2020 5:49 PM

Obstructed windshield believed to have played role in north Salina accident

Posted Jan 13, 2020 5:49 PM

A Salina woman was cited for having an obstructed windshield after the pickup she was driving struck a parked flatbed trailer in north Salina early Saturday morning.

Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said this morning that Cecilly Mallon, 62, of Salina, was westbound in the 200 block of Gold Street when the 1999 Ford F150 pickup she was driving struck a parked flatbed trailer. He said that apparently Mallon didn't get her windshield cleaned off and didn't see the trailer. The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Forrester said.

Mallon was transported to Salina Regional Health Center with unknown injuries, he said.

The pickup suffered extensive front-end damage and had to be towed, Forrester added.

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More than a pound of meth, guns located during traffic stop

More than a pound of methamphetamine, two guns, and the true identity of a passenger were found after a traffic stop on East Elm Street early Sunday morning.

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Sophia Lamas. Photos courtesy Saline County Sheriff

Saline County Undersheriff Brent Melander said Monday that at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of East Elm Street, a deputy noticed an orange 2007 Chevrolet Cavalier commit a traffic violation. The deputy stopped the car, which was driven by Sophia Lamas, 34, of Salina, he said.

During the course of the investigation, it was found that Lamas was driving on a suspended license and that a purse in the car held 1.25 pounds of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun, Melander said.

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Joanna Deniston.

Additionally, a female in the front passenger seat was arrested when the name she gave the deputy turned up with outstanding warrants, however it turned out that the woman had given the deputy the name of someone else who happened to have outstanding warrants, Melander explained. Turns out the passenger really was Joanna Deniston, 29, of Salina, he said.

A second gun, allegedly associated with Deniston, also was located in the car, Melander said.

Lamas was arrested on suspicion of the following, Melander said.

Distribution of a controlled substance

No tax stamp

Interference with a law enforcement officer

Criminal use of a firearm by a controlled substance abuser

Driving while a habitual violator

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Improper vehicle registration

Operating a motor vehicle without a valid license

Unsafe turning or stopping

One outstanding warrant

Deniston was arrested on suspicion of the following, Melander said.

Distribution of an opiate, opium, narcotic, certain stimulant

No tax stamp

Interference with a law enforcement officer

Criminal possession of a weapon by a felon

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Two outstanding warrants of her own