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Police: German shepherd ran loose at street intersection in Joliet

Police cited two people after receiving a resident’s complaint

Two people were cited after their German shepherd ran loose at the intersection of Des Plaines and Allen streets, police said.

At 9:45 a.m. Monday, Sandra Enrique-Galvez, 30, of the 100 block of Wallace Street, and Alondra Gonzalez, 21, of the first block of Wallace Street, were charged with negligent control of an animal.

Officers received a call from a resident complaining about a German shepherd running loose at the intersection of Des Plaines and Allen streets, Joliet Deputy Police Chief Ed Gregory said in an email. The dog was caught and officers located the owner who lived on Wallace Street, he said.

In January, police cited a dog owner when her pit bull allegedly bit a man on his left hand and on the back of his jacket.

Robyn L. Derrango, 19, of the 100 block of Lois Place was issued a citation charging her with negligent control of an animal. Derrango’s pit bull injured a 38-year-old man by biting him on his left hand and on his jacket, Gregory said at the time.

When Derrango opened the front door of her apartment, her dog ran out to the sidewalk and attacked the man, Gregory said.

In October, a mail carrier was bitten on the wrist by a dog, police said. The carrier was in the 600 block of Summit Street when a leashed mixed breed dog managed to get loose and run at her, police said.

Police investigated the incident and issued Shannon Martinez, 28, a citation.

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