On April 5, Silt police responded to a report of two women fighting in a driveway. Officers discovered that the ladies – reportedly related by marriage – got into argument over a flat tire, which ultimately developed into a bout of pushing, scratching, kicking, and hair pulling. Jeanne M. Hudson, 42, of New Castle and Noreen L. Hudson, 41, of Silt were both cited on suspicion of harassment. Jeanne Hudson was also cited on suspicion of trespassing. They were released on summonses and asked to leave each other alone.-On April 5, Silt police responded to a residence for a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers reported the victim’s estranged husband had allegedly harassed her over the phone and then came over, made an obscene gesture and kicked in the front door. Ricky A. Davison, 49, formerly of Silt, was lodged in the Garfield County Jail on suspicion of harassment and criminal mischief.-On March 31st, Silt and New Castle police were advised that a backpack had been stolen out of a vehicle parked outside a New Castle business. Someone allegedly used a credit card from the pack to purchase fuel at a Silt convenience store. New Castle police charged Joseph W. Mullen, 19, of Pueblo with first-degree criminal trespass and theft. He was lodged in the Garfield County Jail. A 17-year-old Silt resident also was charged with unauthorized use and possession of a financial transaction device, theft, and computer crime. The youth was released into his mother’s custody pending his appearance in juvenile court. -On April 4, Rifle police were called to Railroad Avenue for a report of a fight. According to the report, 19-year-old Victor Ortega had an argument with his girlfriend. She went inside and her friend, Hector Valdivieso, 23, of Rifle came outside and allegedly hit Ortega in the face several times. Ortega was cited on suspicion of underage drinking and Valdivieso was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery.
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