A traffic stop on September 26 at around 4 p.m., in the parking lot between Target and Ross on Sports Arena Boulevard, ended up sending a driver to jail for felony warrants.
As I drove by, there was only one police patrol car in sight. By the time I got out of my car to look into what was occurring, three more patrol cars had pulled into the lot.
The sergeant in charge told me what was happening: the driver of a black Lexus was pulled over for a traffic violation and had no driver's license or any other identification. However, police soon discovered several outstanding felony warrants against the driver.
The driver was handcuffed, arrested, and put into a patrol car. In the meantime, two officers donned black rubber gloves and did a search of the vehicle. There were no drugs or weapons found, according to the sergeant.
The driver had a female passenger with him; she was not arrested but was transported away by one of the patrol officers, possibly to her home.
The sergeant was unable to divulge what the felony warrants were for.