Officers charged Steven K. Miller, 27, McKinnon Avenue Friday night with driving under suspension, obstructing official business and possession of marijuana. According to reports, an officer saw a man in a car near a known drug location on Morton Street and was notified by the dispatcher of drug activity. As the officer trained a spotlight on the man in the car, he started it and took off, traveling at a high rate of speed through several streets before pulling into a private drive on Ogden Street and fleeing on foot. On Jackman, the man, later identified as Miller, tripped and fell and was taken into custody. He reportedly told officers he ran because he had marijuana, and they reported finding it in his pocket.
After seeing an unoccupied vehicle on Morton Street in an area known for drug trafficking Saturday night, officers ran the plate and found it came back to a Columbus woman whose license is suspended. A little while later, an officer saw the vehicle traveling south on St. Clair Avenue and stopped it, with the driver giving the name of Angela T. Hong. As officers questioned her, she was talking on a phone and kept asking them to repeat their questions about her identity, leading officers to believe she was getting answers from the person on the phone. When told they were bringing a portable fingerprinting machine to the scene, she gave her proper name, Amanda T. Pham, 32, Columbus, and reportedly told officers she had outstanding warrants from Reynoldsburg. She was charged with obstructing official business and as a fugitive from justice.