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Posted on: November 4, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Riverside Police Mitigate Vicious Dog Incident

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Police work with dog owner to mitigate situation and long-term solutions

On Monday, November 4, 2019, Riverside Police Department and a Riverside resident came to an official agreement on a reported vicious dog incident.

Riverside Police declared the dog dangerous on October 25, 2019. In this case, no other dog was attacked and no human was attacked or bitten. However, the dog was declared dangerous due to the very aggressive behavior it demonstrated towards police and even its owner when police initially arrived on scene.

The dog owner was also issued several citations related to dog running at large.

Today, Monday, November 4, the following conditions were agreed to by the dog owner. These agreements fall under the village's vicious and dangerous dog ordinance.

  • Install fence around property securing dog in your yard.
  • Secure your front door so that dog does not dart out.
  • Have the dog muzzled at all times when it's in the public.
  • Have the dog on a leash any time it's off your property.
  • Secure an electronic collar for the dog.
  • Pay all kennel costs associated with housing the dog.

In this case, the homeowner signed an official agreement to accept the remedies requested by Chief Weitzel. Several of them have already been met and the others are in progress - including fencing the property. The dog was released to the owner after police inspected the property, took photos, and collected evidence for the items already obtained, which included muzzle, electronic collar, securing of front door, and paying kennel costs.

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