On Sunday, July 9th, 2017, at 12:10 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a male subject under the age of 21 consuming alcohol at the Bully Bullhead Weekend street dance, in Ruthven. Following an investigation into the report, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited Chance Saathoff (19), of Ruthven for minor in possession of alcohol, which is a simple misdemeanor. After further investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited Brittani Berger (28) of Spencer for supplying alcohol to a person under the age of 21, which is a serious misdemeanor. Both Saathoff and Berger were issued citations and given a court date to appear in front of a magistrate.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.