Briefs for August 19 |

Briefs for August 19

Bicyclist hit by car, sustains minor injuries

A bicyclist reportedly was hit by a car near Lincoln Avenue and Pine Grove Road on Thursday, although neither the bicyclist nor the driver was at the scene of the accident when medics arrived.

Medics said the driver of the car reportedly was shaken up, and the man riding the bicycle sustained minor injuries, including two bloody knees.

The man’s bicycle also was damaged, police said.

Backdoor Sports burgled, $3,700 in items stolen

Someone reportedly broke into Backdoor Sports near Ninth and Yampa streets and stole more than $3,700 worth of clothing and camping gear and a 1967 BSA motorcycle that belonged to the store’s owner.

The owner reported the burglary at about 9 a.m. Thursday after discovering that a rock had been thrown through one of the store’s windows. Police said the burglar used the broken window to enter the store.

Police officers found the motorcycle near Laurel and Spruce streets. Officers said the vintage motorcycle was wrecked.

Police officers also said they were able to recover fingerprints of the person they believe committed the crime. Anyone with information is asked to call the Steamboat Springs Police Department at 879-4344.

Man accused of trafficking porn pleads not guilty

A 31-year-old Steamboat Springs man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he possessed child pornography on his computer.

The man’s trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 16 and is expected to last four days, said Charles Feldmann, the suspect’s attorney.

The man is scheduled to next appear in court Sept. 22. He will remain in Denver on pretrial detention until he posts his bond, Feldmann said.

Steamboat Springs Public Safety Director J.D. Hays said the police department became involved in the case after a request of assistance from Federal Bureau of Investigation officers, who had been investigating the case since June.

A search warrant of the man’s home, 624 Grand St., was executed June 7, when officers seized the man’s computer.

Steamboat officers were asked to assist in the FBI investigation.

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