An April 10 traffic stop near the intersection of West Fifth Avenue and Roxbury Road took an unusual turn, according to Upper Arlington police officers, after the man being ticketed took issue with the citation.
According to police reports, a 19-year-old Columbus man was stopped at 1:15 a.m. for speeding in a 25-mile-per-hour zone.
Officers said he also was stopped because there were no license plates or lights to illuminate license plates on his vehicle, which also did not have a rearview mirror.
While the patrol officer was writing the man a ticket, the suspect called 911 to say he was being harassed.
At that point, the patrol officer reported, he detected the smell of burned marijuana and asked the driver to step out of his 2005 Saturn.
Police reports said the man at first refused to exit the vehicle but did eventually comply.
As the stop was concluding, the officer reported, the man refused to sign his traffic ticket and then threw a pamphlet with information about Upper Arlington Mayor's Court out his window at the officer.
He was charged with improper use of 911, obstructing official business, speeding, failure to wear a seatbelt, failure to display license plates, no lights displayed for license plates and failure to maintain rearview mirrors.
The man was arrested and taken to Upper Arlington Police Division headquarters for processing. His vehicle also was towed.
In other recent Upper Arlington Police Division reports:
* A woman in the 2400 block of Club Road reported her blue 2016 Mazda 3 was stolen from where it was parked in her driveway between 3:30 and 3:40 a.m. April 12. The vehicle was unlocked at the time, police reports said.
* Employees at a bank in the 3100 block of Tremont Road reported a man passed a fraudulent check in the amount of $4,580 at 12:13 p.m. April 9. He cashed the check and deposited $100 into an account before bank officials realized it was a bad check, police reports said.
The suspect, identified as a 59-year-old Columbus man, later was arrested by Worthington police while allegedly attempting to commit a similar crime a bank in that city.
* A resident in the 3900 block of Tarrington Lane reported a window t his house was broken between 12:30 and 2 a.m. April 7. No damage value was listed.
* Clothing valued at $165 was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked outside a residence in the 3100 block of Northwest Boulevard between 7 p.m. April 5 and 7:15 a.m. April 6.