A 24-year-old Fredericktown woman was arrested and charged for operation without being in reasonable control of a vehicle and improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle after a New Albany police officer responded to a crash report at 2:40 a.m. Sept. 9 at westbound state Route 161 and Kitzmiller Road.
A handgun and cartridges were found in the vehicle, according to a New Albany Police Department report. Elizabeth Lybarger, dispatch supervisor, said the gun was not loaded.
The driver did not have a concealed-handgun license and no other vehicles were involved in the crash, said Sgt. Curtis Baker.
Other than law-enforcement officers and others with special permission, only concealed-carry license holders can possess loaded or concealed handguns in a vehicle, per Ohio law.
All others must transport firearms unloaded, which means the gun has no ammunition in the chamber and no loaded magazines or speed loaders inserted into it, according to section 2923.16 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Unloaded firearms must be in a closed package, box or case; a compartment that could be reached only by leaving the vehicle; or in plain sight with the action open if it's a long gun, according to section 2923.16.
If loaded gun magazines or ammunition that could be used in the gun are in the vehicle, they must be "stored in a compartment within the vehicle in question that cannot be accessed without leaving the vehicle or ... stored in a container that provides complete and separate enclosure," according to section 2923.16.
In other recent New Albany police incident reports:
* Fraud involving a stolen credit card was reported at 4:18 p.m. Sept. 8 in the 6000 block of East Dublin-Granville Road.
The case is under investigation and no charges have been filed, Baker said.
* A 33-year-old Cleveland man was arrested for OVI at a traffic stop at 12:11 p.m. Sept. 8 at North High and East Main streets. The vehicle was confirmed to be stolen and the man was transported to the Franklin County jail for receiving stolen property.
* A 25-year-old New Albany woman was arrested for OVI at 11:28 p.m. Sept. 7 at Harlem and East Dublin-Granville roads after a traffic crash.
* Officers at 11:21 p.m. Sept. 7 responded to a business in the 9200 block of Smith's Mill Road North on the report of an employee who threatened a coworker.
No charges have been filed and the case is under investigation, Baker said.
* A Columbus woman, 21, was cited for possession of controlled substances after a traffic stop at 4:23 p.m. Sept. 7 at Walton Parkway and New Albany-Condit Road. Narcotics were found in her vehicle.
* A 21-year-old New Albany man was cited for drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 12:34 a.m. Sept. 4 at Chatham Green Drive and Hearthstone Park Drive when an officer found marijuana drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.