Briefs for Oct. 25

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Craig police cited a juvenile Sunday for allowing a passenger to ride a mattress he dragged behind a car.

The mattress passenger, Harvey Preston, 18, also was cited.

Police received a call Sunday evening about a car that was dragging a mattress on Yampa Avenue with a passenger riding on it, department spokesman Lt. John Forgay said.

Officers reported seeing a parked car near where the incident occurred with a mattress tied to the roof, Forgay said.

Officers approached the juvenile they suspected of driving the car and asked whether he had been dragging the mattress with a passenger, Forgay said.

Initially, the driver said he wasn't involved, but he later said he was, Forgay said.

The driver also was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Police respond to teacher assault at CIS

Craig police on Friday responded to a report of a student assaulting a teacher at Craig Intermediate School.

Officers received a report that a 12-year-old female student at CIS threatened a teacher and grabbed the teacher's hand and bent the thumb back, said Lt. John Forgay, a department spokesman.

Forgay declined to give the teacher's name.

Forgay said the student resource officer responded but that the student was not cited.

The case was sent to the District Attorney's Office for review, Forgay said.


Man arrested after meth-fueled bike ride

A Craig man was arrested Saturday and charged with methamphetamine possession and harassment.

John Hipsher, 34, was arrested near the 900 block of West Victory Way after Craig police officers responded to a report that he was riding a bicycle in the Kmart parking lot with a methamphetamine pipe in his mouth.

Craig police spokesman Lt. John Forgay said Hipsher also harassed people in the parking lot before police arrived.

When police attempted to arrest Hipsher, Forgay said, he was non-compliant.

Hipsher dropped a pipe when officers handcuffed him, Forgay said.

The pipe tested positive for methamphetamine and Hipsher was booked into Moffat County Jail, Forgay said.

Police: Truck reported stolen was lost

Craig police found a truck at the Holiday Inn on Sunday that had been reported stolen.

Lt. John Forgay, a Craig police spokesman, said the vehicle's owner reported the vehicle stolen Sunday.

Officers found it parked at the Holiday Inn, Forgay said, but it appeared the owner had left it there and forgot about it.

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