News briefs for Dec. 20


Woman accused of forging check

Police arrested a Craig woman last week after they say she tried to cash a forged check at a local bank.

Sandra L. Marquez, 26, of Craig, was arrested at First National Bank of the Rockies Thursday after police say she tried to cash an altered check. A bank employee who said the check was altered called police, Craig police spokesman Lt. John Forgay said.

The check also was from a business that no longer exists, Forgay said.

When officers arrived at the bank, 600 N. Yampa Ave., they found Marquez in a car in the bank's drive-up lanes, Forgay said.

Her license was previously revoked, Forgay said.

In addition to two felony forgery charges, Marquez was charged with driving after her license had been revoked.

Marquez was booked into Moffat County Jail on Thursday afternoon.

She posted $750 bail and was released Friday.

Marquez is due in Moffat County Court today.

Tire-slashing incident leads to arrest Friday

A Craig woman was arrested late Friday night after police say she slashed the tires on a vehicle at the Holiday Inn.

Amanda Marie Jackson, 23, of Craig, was arrested and booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of criminal mischief.

Police responded to the Holiday Inn, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13, on Friday after receiving reports of someone slashing tires in the parking lot, Craig police spokesman Lt. John Forgay said.

A few minutes later, officers stopped a car on Victory Way with two men and a woman in it, Forgay said.

After an investigation, officers arrested Jackson, the female passenger, Forgay said.

The two men were not arrested.

It isn't clear what the relationship is between Jackson and the owner of the vehicle whose tires were slashed, Forgay said.

Jackson posted $5,000 bond Saturday and was released from jail.

She is due in Moffat County Court on Dec. 27.

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