On Monday, March 7th, 2016, at 8:27 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint reference to a trespass and assault that took place at 1608 Bruce Street, Ruthven. Following an investigation into this incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined that a 15 year old juvenile male, from Ruthven, entered another persons property and knocked on his door as a prank. The owner of the property, John Kinnetz, located the juvenile male a block away from his residence and confronted him. During the confrontation, Kinnetz and the juvenile male engaged in a verbal and physical altercation, in which both parties sustained minor injuries.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited the juvenile male with trespass and disorderly conduct, both simple misdemeanors. and was released to the custody of his parents. John Kinnetz was also cited for disorderly conduct, which is a simple misdemeanor. Kinnetz was issued a citation and given a court date to appear before a magistrate at a later date.