On Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 10:34 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance at 1209 Lincoln Street, Ayrshire. Following an investigation into the disturbance, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Patrick Lynch (67) of Ayrshire for public intoxication, which is a simple misdemeanor. Lynch was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail to await an initial appearance before a magistrate.

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