On Oct. 24, Silt police were dispatched to the Stillwater Ranch property within town limits for a report of illegal hunting. According to the report, Nicholas A. Reitter, 23, of Glenwood Springs, was found to have illegally shot at a deer on private property he had no right to be hunting on. Reitter was charged with trespassing and discharging a firearm in the city limits.-On Oct. 22, a party wanted on a nationwide Garfield County felony warrant for burglary, theft, and criminal mischief reported to the Silt Police Department with his bondsman on Tuesday. John Matthew Humphries, 21, of Englewood was arrested and held until he posted his $3,500 bond. He was subsequently released pending his court date.-On Oct. 24, Silt police were called to a residence by a victim who reported that a former customer had come to his home and repeatedly used foul and abusive language toward him. Based on the victim’s signed complaint, Harold Elliot, 69, of Silt was issued a summons for harassment and ordered to leave the victim alone.-On Oct. 25, Silt police responded to a Linda Avenue address on a citizen complaint concerning vehicles blocking traffic. The responding officer subsequently observed one of the vehicles being driven from the area while he was attempting to issue a parking ticket on the other. The officer contacted the occupants and reportedly detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana emanating from their vehicle. A pipe full of suspected marijuana was seized along with less than one ounce of the drug. A 17-year-old Clifton resident and a 16-year-old Rifle youth were taken into custody, charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and released to relatives pending their court dates.-On Oct. 25, Silt police responded to the same above address on a report that a highly intoxicated juvenile was “out-of-control” and tearing up his parent’s home. The investigation revealed that a number of juveniles had allegedly been drinking alcoholic beverages and that one of the suspects reportedly forced his way into a neighbor’s home and broke a window. A fight also allegedly took place between the same suspect and another youth who also was drinking. Minor injuries were suffered. A 17-year-old Silt youth was arrested and charged into the Garfield County Juvenile Court with underage drinking, felony criminal trespass, assault, and criminal mischief. A second 17-year-old Silt teen was also charged with underage drinking.-On Oct. 25, Silt police pulled over Rachael Marie Long, 19, of New Castle for a defective tail light. A routine check revealed that her license had been suspended for having an unpaid traffic ticket. Long’s license was seized and she was issued a summons for driving under restraint and the traffic violation.-On Oct. 26, Silt police officers were dispatched to a local convenience store on a report that a clerk’s car had been damaged by a suspect. Based on information received during the course of the investigation and a signed complaint from the victim, Jose I. Chavez-Navarro, 22, Rifle, was issued a summons for criminal mischief and released pending his municipal court date.
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SILT — Water managers are dealing with the after effects of the Grizzly Creek Fire and subsequent mudslides in Glenwood Canyon by continuing a water quality monitoring program.