On Tuesday November 15, 2016 at approximately 4:08 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a dog bite in the city of Ruthven in the 1700 block of Washington St. Following the investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office issued Nicole Rachel Mazzanti of Ruthven, a Police citation for a dog at large. Mazzanti was given a court date to appear in court reference to the citation. A dog at large citation is a simple misdemeanor.
The child that was bitten suffered minor injuries.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.