A driver went home last week with fewer passengers than when he started after a traffic stop by the Hilliard Division of Police.
An officer stopped the driver of a vehicle for a traffic violation at 5 p.m. May 30 at Dublin and Polley roads in Norwich Township, Hilliard Lt. Ron Clark said.
During questioning, a 25-year-old female passenger admitted to having drug paraphernalia, police said. She was charged for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Meanwhile, a 29-year-old male passenger was determined to have an active arrest warrant.
According to Franklin County Municipal Court records, the man had a warrant from the Columbus Division of Police for assault and domestic violence. He was scheduled for a June pre-trial, according to court records.
The driver was not charged in the incident.
Such incidents are good examples of how Hilliard police are able to apprehend wanted individuals, thus making Hilliard an even safer community, Clark said.
"We often find (people wanted on warrants) through traffic stops," Clark said.
Outside of shoplifting and other traffic violations, police had less paperwork than usual last week.
Activity has its up-and-down cycles, said Clark, who surmised the Memorial Day weekend could have provided fewer incidents of crimes of opportunity, such as thefts from vehicles.
In other recent incident reports from Hilliard police:
* A 29-year-old woman was arrested for possession of an open container of alcohol at 9:55 p.m. May 27 in the 3700 block of Luxair Drive.
* Items worth $255, including prescription medication and shoes, were reported stolen between 11:30 p.m. May 29 and 12:30 a.m. May 30 from a vehicle in the 4700 block of Jeannette Road.
* A 13-year-old boy told police a smartphone worth $500 was stolen at 5:50 p.m. May 30 at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive.
* A commercial business reported an incident of property damage between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. May 28 in the 4600 block of Crystal Lake Drive.