On 04/21/2017 at 2:00 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a dog running at large in the 1800 block of Washington Street in Ruthven. Following an investigation into the report, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office issued a citation to Nicole Rachel Mazzanti (38) of Ruthven for allowing an animal to run at large, which is a municipal infraction. Mazzanti was issued a citation for the municipal infraction and released on a promise to appear in court at a later date. According to Ruthven City Code 55.06, no one shall allow an animal to run at large within the corporate city limits of Ruthven.
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