On Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 01:05 am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of an underage drinking party 3857 360th Street, Ruthven. Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited (8) persons for minor in possession of alcohol. Those cited include Taylor Park (19), Thomas Geelan (18), Brady Rosacker (19), Christopher Conlon (18), Anna Sorenson (18), Jacob Conlon (19), Vanessa Woelber (18), and Lucas Hoffman (18). The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office also issued juvenile referrals to (2) 17 year olds for minor in possession of alcohol and released them to their parents.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mark Geelan (27), of Ruthven for permitting persons under the age of 18 to consume/possess alcohol on property= simple misdemeanor as well as supplying alcohol to persons under the legal age= serious misdemeanor.
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