On 5/4/2019 at 10:20 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous complaint of a juvenile alcohol party that was occurring at 2002 Mitchell St in Ruthven. Upon an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited six (6) underage juveniles for possessing alcohol under the age of 18 yrs. of age. The six (6) juveniles’ charges were referred to the juvenile court services and were all released to a parent, guardian or designee. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office also cited and released Kailee Ann Hauge, age 18 of Ruthven, for possession of alcohol under the age of 21. Hauge was given a court date of 6/26/2019 to respond to the simple misdemeanor charges.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol.
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