Court told dog in heat was cause of dispute at Limerick housing estate

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A RUCKUS caused by two dogs in heat resulted in a row between neighbours which required the invervention of several gardai.

A RUCKUS caused by two dogs in heat resulted in a row between neighbours which required the invervention of several gardai.

Romvald Glogowski, 37, of Elm Park, Castletroy pleaded guilty at Limerick Court engaging in “threatening and abusive” behaviour outside his home on May 11, last.

The defendant pleaded guilty to three charges under the provisions of Public Order Act relating to the incident, which happened shortly before midnight.

Sgt Donal Cronin said gardai responded to the disturbance and that back-up was required to break up the row.

He said the defendant, who had to be physically restrained by gardai, was “shouting and roaring” and that he was abusive towards gardai and local residents.

Judge Eamon O’Brien was told that pepper spray had to be used by gardai to subdue Glogowski before he could be arrested.

Another man was also arrested in relation to the incident and he has previoulsy appeared before the court.

Solicitor John Herbert, representing Romvald Glogowski, said his client had been out fishing with friends earlier in the day and that he was “not in his full senses” on the evening of the incident.

“He was over-exhuberant,” Mr Herbert told the court.

The court was told that both Glogowski and his neighbour own dogs and that one of the animals was in heat at the time.

Mr Herbert said the dogs were opposite sexes and that “quite a ruckus” had been caused by the dogs when they got together.

Sgt Donal Cronin said the information being put forward by Mr Herbert was not included on the garda file but he did not dispute it.

Sgt Cronin added that a number of other people were in the area of the disturbance on the night and he told the court that the defendant did not have any previous convictions.

The judge said he required a report from the Probation Services in the case and he adjourned sentencing until July 11, next to facilitate the completion of the report.

Glogowski was ordered to keep his dog under control as a condition of his bail.

He was also ordered to keep the peace between now and the next court date.