Boise man arrested on meth charges after allegedly running from bicycle officer

June 27, 2013 

William Edwin Tipton, 51, was arrested Wednesday night after a Boise Police Department officer on bicycle patrol in Veterans Memorial Park saw him and another person holding a syringe and the lid from a bottle.

When the officer approached the pair, Tipton fled, police said. The officer followed, ordering the man to stop.

Tipton climbed onto a motorcycle in a parking lot near State Street and North Clover Drive, but was unable to start the engine. The officer caught up to him and took him into custody.

The officer found a marijuana pipe and a plastic bag containing methamphetamine on Tipton during a search. He was booked into the Ada County Jail at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday.

The second suspect was questioned and released, police said.

Tipton faces a felony charge of possession of controlled substance and misdemeanor charges for possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting and obstructing.

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