On Monday, February 06, 2017, at 3:16 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint reference to a dog running at large in the 1000 block of Washington Street, Ruthven. Following an investigation into the complaint, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office issued a citation to Amber Fuller (31) of Ruthven for allowing an animal to run at large, which is a municipal infraction. According to Ruthven City Code 55.06, no one shall allow an animal to run at large within the corporate city limits of Ruthven. Fuller was issued a citation for the municipal infraction and given a court date to appear before a magistrate.
A citation for a municipal infraction is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.