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2012

    The Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at Allenwood South, Co Kildare, on Sunday, the 22nd September.


    At approximately 6am a couple and their two young children aged seven and six years old were in bed in their home when their house alarm activated.  At first believing it was set off by their dog moving around, the husband deactivated the alarm.  The husband heard a noise coming from downstairs and went down to investigate.  He went into the kitchen and turned on the lights, he heard a shuffling noise coming from the utility room.  He opened the utility room door and was confronted by two masked men.  The husband and the men struggled with each other, the husband held onto the door, one of the raiders demanded the handbags that were on the kitchen counter. The husband shouted upstairs to his wife to call the Gardaí.


    As the struggle continued the husband grabbed the handbags off the counter and gave them to the raiders and fled the scene to a waiting car nearby.


     Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the Allenwood South area during the early hours of Sunday 22nd September to come forward.

    • The men took two ladies bags from the house.  A royal blue ladies bag and a black Calvin Klein.

    • The raiders had a car parked nearby did anyone see this vehicle or any other vehicle acting suspiciously in the area?

    • The raiders had to have local knowledge, did you see anyone acting suspiciously in the area in the days and weeks prior to the 22nd September.


    Description of Raiders:


    Raider 1:  Between five foot eight inches in height and five foot ten inches, aged 30’s / 40’s, wearing dark woolly gloves, three hole balaclava, over-sized mouth with 2 days of dark stubble around the mouth, navy padded jacket cloth material sleeveless.  (Logo on left lapel can be seen on footage).


    Raider 2:   Between five foot five inches and five foot six inches in height, smaller of the two, slight build, black Adidas peaked baseball cap, red and white scarf wrapped carefully around the lower half of his face.


    Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating                     Telephone 045 884300

    The Gardaí at Ardee are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a retired fisherman’s home in Ardee, Co Louth on Wednesday, the 14th March 2012 at approximately 9.40pm.


    The retired fisherman had settled in for the night in front of the television, while having his dinner.  At approximately 9.40pm he thought he heard someone at the front door and went to open it.  Two raiders pushed the door open and shoved the man back knocking him to the floor.  The man tried to resist, but the raiders hit him about the head.  The raiders found a shotgun in the house and pointed it at the man demanding money.  They tried to handcuff his wrists but he struggled against them, and they gave up.  One of the raiders found the man’s wallet in his back pocked, there was a sizeable amount of money in it which they took.


    Eventually the raiders ran out the front door when the man told them they had all his money. A neighbour heard the commotion and saw the raiders running down the alley way to the side of the house. 


    Description of Raiders:


    Raider 1: Five Foot Eight inches in height, medium build. Wearing a dark hoodie. Approximately 35 years old.

    Raider 2: Five Foot Nine inches in height, with a stocky build, broad shoulders, navy blue hoodie with cream / white coloured strips on the back in a U shaped design. Approximately 35 years old.


    Both raiders wore hoodies, with their hoods up, no masks. And they both wore gloves.


    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with any information that may assist with the identification of  the suspects

    • The man’s wallet has not been recovered, it was a brown leather wallet over thirty years old.

    • Any commercial institution and/or premises in the area that received large notes from a person in suspicious circumstances following the above incident.

    • Did anyone observe a vehicle parked in the area at the back of Church View or the graveyard in Dromiskin?

    • Did anyone at Clogherhead Harbour area observe anyone acting suspiciously on the morning of the 14th of March.

    • Did anyone in Dromiskin Church View area observe anyone acting suspiciously on the evening of the 14th of March.

    • The raiders stole the man’s shotgun, an over and under Larranaga shot gun.


    Gardaí at Ardee Garda Station are investigating                 Telephone 041 6853225

    The Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to an aggravated burglary that occurred on Saturday the 28th July 2012 in Bennettsbridge.


    The previous day, the injured party in this case, an elderly gentleman, living alone in a rural villiage about four miles from Thomastown, went about his usual business. He has a unique collection of antiques at the back of his house which he runs as a museum. Later in the evening, he closed up the museum, had his dinner and cut the grass. At 12.30am he headed to bed, he turned on the radio and had the volume turned up full as he had removed his hearing aid.


    Three to four masked and armed raiders burst in through his bedroom door, immediately demanding money. They pulled him out of bed and onto the floor. One of the raiders tied his hands and feet with blue binding twine. They covered his head with a pillowcase and put a gag in his mouth. The raiders found a small safe in the house and removed it. The raiders had been in the house for over an hour. The man waited a while to ensure the raiders were gone before he attempted to move. He crawled to the front door and alerted a passing neighbour.


    Appeal:


    • On Friday the 27th of July at 3pm, a man and a woman in a black ford fiesta, possibly between 1996 to 2002 model drove into the drive way of the victim’s home. The woman was described as blonde. Gardaí are appealing for this couple to come forward.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anybody in the area of Danesfort Road between 1am and 3am on Saturday the 28th of July 2012

    • One of the raiders was described as in his forties, heavy, 16 stone, tall with grey hair. The remainder are described as being in their late 20’s or early 30’s, slightly smaller than the first raider.

    • The safe stolen during this incident was recovered on the 6th of August on the Callen Road, Kilkenny.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to this incident to come forward.

    Michael Gallagher

    The Gardaí at Thurles Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on Wednesday the 25th January 2012.


    The house is situated in a remote area in Cloughtaney, close to Drangan.  The woman was in the kitchen watching television while her husband was in bed.  At about 7.45pm the doorbell rang.  The woman answered the door and was confronted by a masked man, who grabbed her in the hall while at least three more raiders began searching the house.  They made their way to a bedroom where the women’s husband was asleep.


    The woman was then brought to the bedroom she saw her husband who was assaulted with an iron nail bar.  The man was then punched and kicked as the raiders demanded money.


    The woman was brought to the kitchen as the raiders began searching the house for money.  When the raider found money, they tied the couple up and left them in the bedroom.  Before the raiders left they broke the couple’s mobile phones and pulled the wiring for the landline from the wall.  The raiders damaged a car belonging to the couple that was parked in the driveway.


    Description of Raiders:


    One of the raiders was six foot in height, the remainder of the raiders were between five foot eight inches to five foot ten inches in height.  All the raiders wore balaclavas, green gardening gloves and dark clothing.  They were armed with nail bars and one with a sledgehammer.


    Appeal:

    • Any sightings of a large dark coloured car with alloy wheels in the Drangan area between the 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday the 25th January 2012.

    • Any sightings of vehicles / individuals in the days and weeks preceding this incident.

    • Anyone who knows the identity of those responsible to come forward.


    Gardaí at Thurles Garda Station are investigating                                       Telephone 0504 25100

    The Gardaí at Sligo Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on Saturday, the 31st March 2012.


    The house is situated in Coolteen, Drumfin, Co. Sligo.  A local business man lives here with his partner and her child, who had just recently moved to Sligo from Bulgaria.  She stayed in for the evening on Saturday, the 31st March, while her partner and son went to a Sligo Rovers match in the town.


    Later that evening, at about 9.30pm, the woman was in the sitting room on her laptop catching up with friends on a social networking site.  She heard the dog barking in the hallway and went to investigate.  She got as far as the kitchen door where a man wearing a balaclava was standing.  She attempted to run out the front door but the raider grabbed her and pulled her to the ground.  He dragged the woman outside to the side of the house and forced her to sit down and keep her head down.  It was at this point the woman noticed a second raider who appeared to have come from the back door.  He was carrying two plastic bags.  The two raiders were talking amongst themselves, the woman saw her opportunity to escape and ran out of the garden and screamed for help.  She alerted one of her neighbours and contacted the Gardaí.


    The raiders stole a substantial amount of money from the house and the woman’s Alcatel mobile phone.


    Description of Raiders:


    Raider 1:  The first raider was six foot in height of muscular build, he wore dark clothes and a black balaclava, he had latex gloves on.


    Raider 2:    The second raider was smaller than the 1st raider, of thin build and appeared younger. He was also dressed in dark clothing.

    Appeal:

    • Anyone who was in the area of Drumfin on the night of this incident and may have witnessed anything suspicious, to come forward.

    • Anyone who saw any suspicious vehicles in the area, to come forward.

    • The injured party’s black Alcatel mobile phone was stolen and has not been recovered.


     Gardaí at Sligo Garda Station are investigating                      Telephone 071 9157000

    CCTV footage

    The Gardaí at Salthill Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary at a supermarket at Inverin, Co. Galway on Monday, the 30th July 2012.


    At approximately 8.20pm, staff at the Síopa An Phobail supermarket closed up for the evening. One of the shop assistants secured the premises and set the alarm. He left the forecourt of the supermarket and went to visit a friend nearby, he left his friend’s house and went to a local garage to buy phone credit. He then travelled to the Poitin Still Public house in Lochanbeg where he socialised with some friends.


    At 11.45pm the shop assistant said goodnight to his friends and got into his car which was parked in the car park of the pub. As he was about to start the engine, the front passenger door opened, a masked and armed man got into the car and threatened the shop assistant. The raider was armed with a gun and pointed it at the shop assistant. He told him to drive out of the car park and told him to turn right. He directed him to drive along the Carraroe Road towards the Galway Road, where the raider told the shop assistant to stop the car outside his house. The raider threatened the shop assistant again, informing him that he knew where he lived and to take him to the shop. The raider ordered the shop assistant to pull into the car park of Colaiste Lurgan School, where he quickly spoke on his mobile phone. The raider demanded the shop assistant hand over his mobile phone before ordering him to drive over to the supermarket and open up.


    Once inside the shop the raiders told the shop assistant to take him to the safe and ordered him to fill his bag with money. The raider brought the shop assistant to a toilet where he placed him on a chair and tied his arms and legs to it.


    The raider fled in the shop assistant’s car, which was later found abandoned at Bohoona, Spiddal.


    Description of Raider:


    Raider: Six foot in height of medium to heavy build, wearing a balaclava, dark jacket and trousers with white/cream latex gloves.
     

    Appeal:

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the Spiddal area on Monday night the 30th of July into the early hours of Tuesday the 31st July 2012 who may have information in relation to this incident to come forward.


    Gardaí at Salthill Garda Station are investigating                  Telephone 091 514720

    The Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at Jack White’s Public House in Wicklow on Sunday the 29th January 2012.  The pub is located on the N11 at the junction for Brittas Bay, close to Arklow.


    It was just after midnight and the owner of the pub had just left to drive customers home, there was three customers still in the bar and he barman was beginning to lock up for the night.  The barman went down to the kitchen area but when he tried to open the door it was blocked.  When the barman pushed the door, a man stepped out with a large knife in his hand.  The raider demanded to know where the safe was and he forced the barman to bring him to the safe.  At this stage a second raider appeared and was anxious that the customers in the bar would see them.  The raiders made the barman get down on the floor and open the safe.  They took the contents of the safe and one of the raiders also took a bottle of spirits and placed it in a large bag.  They brought the barman out the back of the pub, took his mobile phone from him and locked him in a store room.  The barman could hear a car driving away.


    The raiders made their getaway in a car registration number 09D2357, a grey Toyota Avensis.  This car was stolen during a burglary in Cabinteely on the 23rd January 2012, it was recovered in Brookfield View in Tallaght at 8.30pm on Monday, the 30th January.


    The first raider was about five foot ten inches in height and of slim build, he wore a cream/white rain jacket with the hood pulled around his face, with black tracksuit bottoms and black gloves.  The second raider was smaller and of slightly heavier build.  They both spoke with Waterford accents.


    Appeal:

    • Anyone who was in the area at this time of the incident and who may have observed anything suspicious in the area to come forward.

    • Anyone with any information in relation to the burglary in Cabinteely and the unauthorised taking of the grey Toyota Avensis registration number 09D2357. Did you see this car between the 23rd and 29th of January?

    • Did you see this car in Brookfield View on Monday the 30th January 2012.

    Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating                      Telephone 01 6665900

    The Gardaí at Shankill are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at a family home in Killiney Hill on Wednesday, the 4th April 2012 at 9.40pm.


    A mother and two of her daughters aged six and two were at home for the evening.  The woman had just filled a bath for her six year old daughter while the youngest was asleep in her mother’s bed.  The woman let her dogs out the front door and was confronted by two masked men in her hallway.  They threatened the woman and demanded to know where the safe was.  The woman pleaded with them.  One of the raiders stood over the woman, while the second man searched the house.  They took turns searching and continued to make threats, demanding money and jewellery.  They ransacked the house for almost two hours.  The men took a number of items of jewellery, together with mobile phones and cash.


    Eventually they made their getaway in the woman’s green Landrover jeep partial registration number 06D.  They stole valuable jewellery, a large quantity of cash in US Dollars, three phones and the CCTV hard drive.  They also damaged to phone lines.  They abandoned the jeep minutes later in Coundon Court, Killiney.


    Description of Raiders:


    Raider 1: Five Foot Ten inches in height, slim build, wearing dark woollen hat, dark coloured scarf covering his mouth, Dark hoody top, plain navy tracksuit bottoms, green and beige gardening gloves and spoke with a Dublin accent.

    Raider 2:  Five Foot Ten inches in height, slim build, wearing dark woollen hat, dark scarf, red hoody with baggy navy tracksuit bottoms with a white stripe down each leg, dirty plain white runners, dark gloves and spoke with a Dublin accent.


    Appeal:

    • Any suspicious sightings in the area in the weeks before this incident.

    • Anybody in the area on the night of the 4th April between 9pm and 11pm.

    • The raiders abandoned the Landrover nearby, did anyone witness suspicious activity at Coundon Court.


     Gardaí at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station are investigating                Telephone 01 6665000

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    The Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a private residence just off the N11, near Kilmancanogue, Co.Wicklow on Friday the 13th of July 2012.


    At 2.30am three masked men approached the back of the house. They were armed with two crowbars and an axe.


    They forced their way in through the back door and approached the bedroom, where the couple of the house were asleep in bed. The raiders stood over the couple and woke them up, they forced them onto the floor and tied their hands.  Two of the raiders took the man downstairs, leaving the third raider guarding the woman.


    A short time later one of the raiders brought the woman downstairs to an office where her husband was being held.


    During the one hour ordeal the men took a gold coloured “Senator” safe, several paintings, and a picture frame containing fifty to sixty butterflies. They also stole several items of jewellery including two men’s watches a “Raymondville” watch and a “Milius” watch. The raiders also stole a Samsung galaxy mobile phone.


    The raiders locked the couple into the office and made their getaway in a vehicle.The woman then managed to climb out the office window and contact the Gardaí.


    Description of Raiders:


    Raider 1: Over six foot tall,dublin accent, dark clothing and balaclava.

    Raider 2: Five foot ten inches in height, dublin accent, dark clothing and balaclava.

    Raider 3: Five foot eight inches in height,dublin accent, dark clothing and balaclava


    Appeal:

    • Gardaí believe there may have been a fourth person waiting in a car nearby. Did you see a car parked in Kilmacanogue between 2am and 3am.

    • Some of the property stolen is very distinctive. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have come across any of the property to contact them.

    • The safe is described as a “Senator” make, gold in colour, approx 2 foot square.

    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to this crime to come forward.
     

    Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating                     Telephone 01 6665300

    Aggravated Burglary in Killiney,

    The Gardaí at Cabinteely Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary at Brackenbush Park, Killiney, Co. Dublin on Sunday, the 8th January 2012.


    At approximately 6.40am the residents at this house heard a noise in the front garden, one of the residents looked out a window and saw two males interfering with their cars parked in the driveway.  Two of the occupants ran out to the garden and an altercation occurred between them, the two males had broken into the shed and used implements they found there to threaten the two residents.  The two males escaped in the injured party’s white Renault Megane registration number 10C12886.  This car was recovered 48 hours later at Woodlawn Park Avenue in Firhouse


    Gardaí at Cabinteely Garda Station are investigating               Telephone 01 6665400

    Gardaí at Kinnegad Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at the home of a young couple in Kinnegad.


    On Monday evening, the 17th September, the couple were at home, their house is situated near Kinnegad on the Edenderry Road.  Shortly after 8pm the man left the house and went to a local public house nearby to do the weekly lottery for the local football club.  The woman was at home alone watching television.  Just before 10.30pm she took a rubbish bag from the kitchen to put it out the back.  As she opened the back door, she was confronted by three masked and armed men.  They tied her up, threatened her and kept her under watch for over two hours until her husband returned home.


    One of the raiders confronted her husband in the kitchen when he got home.  The raider attacked and overpowered him.  The raiders continued to threaten the couple and demanded cash.  They stole a large quantity of electrical goods, cash and jewellery from the house before finally making their getaway.


    Appeal:


    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Kinnegad area on the night of this incident or in the days prior to this and who may have seen anything suspicious to come forward.

    • The raiders stole a large amount of property, Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have been offered any of the items listed to come forward.


    Gardaí at Trim Garda Station are investigating                                  Telephone 046 9481540

    CCTV footage

    The Gardaí at Kilrush Garda Station are investigating an armed robbery at a bank in Kilkee, Co. Clare that occurred on Friday the 29th June 2012 at approximately 10.55am.


    A lone male approached the bank armed with a handgun. He entered the bank and went behind the front counter. He pointed the gun at staff and threatened them. He demanded money from the tills and the safe. He placed the money into an Addidas bag and fled on foot from the bank. He was seen nearby getting into a silver van.
     

    Appeal:


    • The raider was captured on CCTV in the bank, with his face uncovered wearing a black and white scarf around his neck.

    • Gardaí are appealing for information on the movements of the raider before and after the robbery. The raider was seen on Railway Road at 10.15am before the robbery and heading towards the beach after the robbery.

    • Anyone with information in relation to the raider and his vehicle, which is described at a silver van.


    Gardaí at Kilrush Garda Station are investigating                  Telephone 065 9080550

    The Gardaí at Williamstown are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred on Thursday the 7th June 2012 when two elderly brothers, both in their eighties were attacked in their home in Ballyroe, Williamstown, Co Galway.


    Shortly after 11pm, one of the brothers was in the kitchen making a cup of tea, while the other brother was asleep in bed.  Two masked and armed men forced their way into the kitchen via the back door. They were armed with a firearm. They pushed the elderly man onto the ground and threatened him. They then placed him on a chair and bound him to it. At this stage one of the raiders went to a bedroom where the other brother was asleep and dragged him from his bed and threatened him. The raiders demanded money and assaulted the two brothers.


    This horrific ordeal lasted almost three hours. The raiders escaped with a small amount of money but left the brothers extremely distressed following this serious crime.


    Description of Raiders:


    Raider 1:  Five foot five inches in height of medium build, wearing a balaclava or a dark woolly hat pulled over his face with eye and mouth holes cut out, dark clothes and runners.

    Raider 2: Medium build, taller than the first raider wearing a balaclava or a dark woolly hat pulled over his face with eye and mouth holes cut out with dark clothes and runners.


    Appeal:


    • Did you see anything suspicious in the immediate vicinity of Ballyroe on the night of Thursday the 7th of June into the early hours of Friday the 8th of June. ( There was very heavy rainfall on the Thursday night)

    • Did you see any vehicles in the area on the day of this incident or the days preceding this incident?


    Gardaí at Tuam Garda Station are investigating                          telephone 093 70840

    The Gardaí at Bailieboro Garda Station are investigating an armed robbery at a bank in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan.


    On Friday the 11th of May 2012 just before 5pm, two masked and armed men ran from a white Citroen Berlingo van and forced the front door of the bank. Both raiders were armed with handguns. They threatened the staff and demanded money. They filled a bag with money and fled. The raiders set the Berlingo van on fire as they were fleeing the scene. They made their getaway in a Blue BMW 330D bearing false registration plates. They turned from Main Street on to Rocks road and transferred into another vehicle, a black BMW M5 on Dun a Ri Lane. The raiders set the 330D BMW alight in the middle of the road.


    The raiders caused extensive damage as the fire from the Berlingo van spread to a number of other vehicles parked on the main street causing extensive damage and chaos on the street.


    Appeal:


    • The Thursday night before this raid at around midnight, the raiders parked the blue BMW 330D in front of the bank for the night. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Kingscourt area at this time to come forward. This car was stolen during an aggravated burglary in Belfast in February 2012. The correct registration of this vehicle is ONZ4837.

    • The Citroen Berlingo van was sold for scrap metal during October/November 2011. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen this vehicle between these dates.

    • A raider arrived at the scene in Kingscourt on a Black/Grey Suzuki motorbike. The raider appeared to have difficulty controlling the bike and left it at the scene. Gardaí are appealing for information on the movements of this vehicle in the days and weeks prior to this incident.

    • Several vehicles were involved in this raid, most vehicles were bearing false registration plates. Gardaí would like to speak to anyone who was asked to make these false plates or may have information on the movements of these vehicles.

    • There was at least six raiders involved in this armed robbery all of whom had total disregard for the safety of the community. Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information about this incident to come forward.


    Gardaí at Bailieboro Garda Station are investigating                       Telephone 042 9694570

    Pics

    The Gardaí at the Bridewell Garda Station and Clondalkin Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to two separate attacks on women in September 2010 and September 2011.  The attacks were a year to the week apart.


    The Gardaí at the Bridewell Garda Station and Clondalkin Garda Station have carried out extensive investigations in relation to both assaults and as a result of these investigations, they now have a forensic link between the two incidents.

     
    On the 18th September 2010 a woman was sexually assaulted in the grounds of an apartment complex on Arran Quay, Dublin 7.  The woman had been out for the night and was returning home to her apartment when a man came up behind her, dragged her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. 


    One year later, on the 11th September 2011 another young woman was assaulted.  This assault took place in Monastery Walk in Clondalkin, Dublin.  The young woman was on her way home from an evening out with friends, when a man came up behind her and threw her onto the ground.  He attacked her, causing significant injuries to her face. S he struggled against him and managed to get away.


    Appeal:


    • The Gardaí at the Bridewell Garda Station are looking to identify the man on the moped in Dublin’s Temple Bar, captured on CCTV footage and a man on arran quay.

    • The Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are looking to interview the male who passed the victim and said hello to her. This male wore a blue Italia Jacket.

    • The victim in Clondalkin may have left marks on the attackers face and possibly a bite mark on his hand.


    Gardaí at the Bridewell and Clondalkin Garda Stations are investigating                      Telephone 01 6668200 & 01 6667600

    The Gardaí at Leixlip Garda Station are investigating an attempted murder that occurred in Brayton Park, Kilcock on the 6th December 2011.

    At 11.40am a young man left his house to go to work, he got into his jeep, just as he drove off, a blue Volkswagen Passat estate car drove out in front of him.  This car was bearing cloned registration plates - 06LS1770.  When they turned the corner at a sharp bend the estate car stopped in front of the young man, as he waited for the car to move off the passenger got out and approached the driver’s door.  The man was holding a gun in his right hand with his left hand supporting it, he fired a shot in through the window, but the window didn’t break.  The gunman then opened the driver’s door and fired another shot hitting the young man in the back of his head.  The young man managed to drive onto a grass verge and drove out of the estate, the gunman returned to the blue passat and it drove out of the estate and turned left.  The young man drove to Kilcock Garda Station and alerted the Gardaí.


    Shortly after 11.45am at a lay-by in Court Town Little, two men were seen jumping into a grey Opel Astra and drive away, the blue Passat was set on fire.  The Astra travelled on the M4 taking the slip road at Junction 6 for Leixlip, the two men abandoned the car here and ran across the motorway, past a council yard in direction of Celbridge.


     Appeal:

    • The blue passat bearing the cloned registration plates was observed in Brayton Park at 8am the morning before the shooting, did you see this car in the area at this time?

    • The passat was stolen during a burglary in Greenhills in Crumlin on the 24th November 2011. The correct registration number of the car is 06D69039. Did you see this car between the 24th of November and the 6th of December?

    • This car was recovered on fire at Court Town Little, did you witness any suspicious activity at this location on the morning of the shooting?

    • The Opel Astra was fitted with cloned registration plates, 09D7278.  This car was stolen during a burglary in Terenure on the 4th September 2011.  The registration number of the car is 09D23298. Did you see this car between this date and the 6th of December?

    • The Opel Astra was abandoned at Junction 6 on the M4, the slip road for Leixlip, did you see the two raiders run across the motorway in the direction of Celbridge.


    Gardaí at Leixlip Garda Station are investigating                    Telephone  01 6667800

    Crimestoppers appeal

    The Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to the attempted murder of Violet Quigley who was viciously attacked in her home on the 7th April 2011.


    Just after 11.45pm on Thursday, the 7th April 2011 Violet was in bed in her home in Donaghmede Park, she woke up when she heard a noise in the house.  When she looked up she saw a man standing in her bedroom.  Violet was viciously attacked in her bed and received serious life threatening injuries.  The attacker fled and Violet managed to make it to the front bedroom of her house and alerted her neighbours who contacted the Gardaí.  There was no sign of forced entry in her home.


    Thirty six hours earlier, at midday on Wednesday, the 6th April two men were seen going into Violet’s house through the front door.  The two men were seen on a neighbour’s wall making their escape.  They got into a black Opel Safira car which was parked on Donaghmede Road.


    Appeal:


    • Anyone who was in the Donaghmede Park area on the night of the 7th April into the early hours of the 8th April and may have seen suspicious activity

    • The culprit would have had a large amount of blood stains on his clothing, did you see Violet’s attacker in the Donaghmede or surrounding area after this attack?

    • Anyone with information in relation to this horrific crime to come forward and assist Gardaí to progress this investigation.

     
     Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are investigating                         Telephone 01 6664200

    The Gardaí at Trim Garda Station are investigating a burglary at a service station that occurred in the early hours of the morning of Monday, the 16th July 2012.


    At approximately 4.30am four armed men arrived at the service station in a silver Audi A6 Saloon Car.  This car was fitted with a false registration number - OV08 WKF.


    One of the raiders took up position as lookout on the main road, while the remainder forced their way into the shop and stole cigarettes, alcohol and cash.  A young woman on her way home from a party, was driving passed the garage and saw the raiders in the forecourt of the garage.  As she slowed down to take a look, the lookout raider threw a brick at her window smashing it.


    The owner of the service station, responding to the alarm activation, arrived at the garage and was confronted by the lookout raider who threatened him.  The owner then left and immediately contacted the Gardaí.


    Gardaí arrived at the service station and the gang made their getaway with the patrol car in pursuit.  The raiders pulled in at the side of the road and pointed, what appeared to be a firearm, out the car window at the Gardaí.  The Gardaí continued in their pursuit of the car, as it travelled at high speed with the lights out, weaving through narrow country roads, the last sighting of this vehicle was in the village of Killyon.
     

    Gardaí are also investigating two other similar incidents that occurred earlier in the night both in Kingscourt and Castlepollard.


    The Gardaí at Kingscourt are investigating a burglary that occurred at local shop in the town shortly after 2am.  During the burglary the front door of the shop was prised open and entry was gained to the store.  The front window was broken and a quantity of cigarettes taken.


    Later that morning at 3.30am at least four men driving a dark coloured Audi A6/A8 arrived at a supermarket in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath.  On this occasion a quantity of cigarettes were stolen.  All the men wore dark clothing with their heads and faces covered.  One man wore an old Liverpool type adidas jacket with the word ‘Carlsberg’ written under the collar.


    Gardaí at Trim Garda Station are investigating                     Telephone 046 9481540

    The Gardaí at Ennis Garda Station are investigating a Burglary at a warehouse on Thursday, the 3rd November 2011.


    Earlier in the evening a White Man box van registration number 01G10356 was stolen from an industrial estate in Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath, the keys for this vehicle were stolen during a burglary two weeks previous.


    The van travelled through the M50 Toll at 20.13, then through the toll at Portlaoise before arriving at Quinn Road in Ennis.


    Shorty after 11.30pm the van arrived at Doora Industrial Estate and the passenger unlocked the gate and entered the premises, they drove into the yard and activated the alarm.  They left the yard then to see if the alarm activation alerted the owner, they returned a couple of minutes later, the main gates were locked by an employee from another company who was leaving the yard.  The raiders rammed the main gates and the front of the premises, causing extensive damage to the roller shutter.  The raiders cut the power cables, however the external alarm activated and notified the owner who made his was to his premises, the raiders fled colliding with the owner’s vehicle.  The raiders were pursued to Bridgetown before making their getaway.


    Gardaí at Ennis Garda Station are investigating                                     Telephone 065 6848100

    The Gardaí at Togher Garda Station are investigating an armed robbery of a Cash in Transit van that occurred on Wednesday, the 11th January 2012 at 4.15pm.


    A cash in transit van commenced a delivery to an AT.M located at a filling station at Carr’s Hill, Carrigaline.  Three armed men approached the security guards, threatened them with shotguns and demanded they hand over the cash.


    The three men then ran to a black Saab car which was fitted with cloned registration plates 04C23265, which travelled in the direction of Cork city.  This vehicle turned left off the N28 and headed back towards Ballinrea Cross, they turned onto the R618 passing Fivemile Bridge and Ballinhassig.  The Saab travelled at speed with a blue light flashing on the dash board.  The Saab then continued to Ballinora Waterfall, Co. Cork where it was abandoned and set on fire in the grounds of at the back of a GAA club.


    A short time earlier a woman visiting a grave at the local cemetery in Ballinora observed a man standing beside a large dark saloon type car whilst speaking on a mobile phone.  He appeared agitated.  A few minutes later as the young woman was walking away from the cemetery she observed a Fire truck arriving at the GAA Grounds where the Saab was set alight.


    Appeal:

    • The Saab as stolen during a burglary at a house in Garry Duff in Douglas, Cork City on the 3rd November 2011.  The registration number is 05C8017.

    • This vehicle was fitted was fitted with cloned plates registration number 04C23265.

    • Gardaí are appealing for any sightings of this vehicle between the 3rd November and the 11th January 2012.

    • Gardaí appeal to anyone who may have made the cloned registration plates.

    • Any sightings of the Saab and the raiders on the day of the robbery.

    • Any sightings of this vehicle travelling through Carr’s Hill to Ballinora.

    • The transfer from the Saab at Ballinora to a waiting car, Gardaí appeal to anyone who may have seen the raiders here to come forward.


    Gardaí at Togher Garda Station are investigating                                            Telephone 021 4947120

    The Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are investigating a cash in transit robbery that occurred on Thursday, the 19th of January 2012.


    At approximately 9.53am the cash in transit employees commenced the delivery to an ATM in Donaghmede Shopping Centre.


    Approximately eight minutes later at 10.05am two masked and armed men got out of a Nissan X-Trail that was parked close to the security van, this jeep had drove into the shopping centre at 9.40am., two masked and armed men ran from the jeep and threatened the security staff.  They fled the scene taking the cash boxes.  The Nissan X-Trail jeep bearing false plates was recovered in Howth View Park.  The correct registration for this vehicle is 06D37701, it was stolen during a burglary in Blanchardstown on the 10th December 2011.  A witness recalls seeing a silver transit sized van with roof bars on Clonrosse Drive, a short time after this he discovered an ink cartridge under a parked car.

     

    Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are investigating                                         Telephone 01 6664200

    Michael Gallagher

    The Gardaí at Clontarf Garda Station are investigating a cash in transit robbery that occurred at a filling station on the Howth Road, Killester, Dublin 5.


    On Thursday the 10th February 2012 at 11.30am a Security Van arrived at the garage to collect a sum of money.  As the security guard was returning to the van with the cash box, a silver Toyota Avensis saloon car registration number 99D60339 pulled up.  A man armed with a handgun got out of the passenger seat and approached the security guard.  He told the security guard to drop the cash box.  The raider grabbed the box and got back into the car.  The car travelled in the direction of the Howth Road towards Clontarf.


    This car was abandoned moments later on Dunluce Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3.


    Appeal:

    • The Silver Toyota Avensis was sold on Tuesday the 7th February 2012 at a community centre in Ashbourne.

    • Any witness who where at the filling station or the Howth Road area on the morning of the robbery.

    • Any witnesses who where in the Dunluce Road area and may have seen the raiders abandoning the silver Avensis.


     Gardaí at Clontarf Garda Station are investigating                                     Telephone 01 6664800

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    The Gardaí at Enniscorthy Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred at a farmer’s co-op on the old Dublin Road in Enniscorthy, Wexford on the 4th/5th December 2011 at approx. 8.40pm-01.27am


    A wine Mitsubishi jeep registration number 92KE5415 drove up to the main gate, the driver got out and attempted to cut the lock using a large bolt cutters, the raiders left the scene and returned some time later, the front seat passenger got out and removed the lock from the gate and opened it, the driver drove the jeep into the premises.  Once inside they removed a substantial amount of property from the premises, including pallets of wiring.


    This same jeep was involved in a burglary at a premises in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary on Monday, 28th November.  The culprits damaged the lock on the main gate and entered the premises, they removed a large trailer and a quad bike from the premises, a white removal truck was also used in connection to the theft of several more quad bikes and motorbikes from the premises.


    Gardaí at Wexford are investigating                                                                Telephone 053 9165200
    Gardaí at Clonmel are investigating                                                               Telephone 052 6177640

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    The Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station are investigating a robbery from the person and an unlawful seizure of a vehicle that occurred on Tuesday, the 2nd October 2012 at Temple Street, Dublin 1.


    Between 9pm and 9.15pm a woman was parking her car, a red Mercedes Benz, registration number 08 D 72887, on Temple Street.  Once parked the woman got out of her car and went to the boot to get something from it.  As she was closing the boot, a male approached her from across the road and immediately threatened her.  The woman was pushed to the ground and the man grabbed her handbag and car keys from her.  He immediately got into her car and drove at speed in the direction of Great Denmark Street.


    This man is described as being in his late twenties or early thirties, five foot six inches in height and spoke with a Dublin accent.

     
    Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station are investigating                       Telephone 01 666 8600

    The Commissioner of An Garda Síochána, Martin Callinan was in studio to reflect on 2012, and to offer advice and reassurance to the public on a variety of matters, including Burglaries, grow houses and Operation Fiaclá. Commissioner Callinan also discussed the closure of Garda Stations, the new working roster system introduced earlier in the year and the reduction in road fatalities and he concluded with advice to the public over the Christmas period.

    Metal Theft

    Metal Theft continues to be a dangerous and growing Crime in Ireland, which strikes at the very heart of the Community. Metal Theft can impact on Farmers, Commuters, Schools, Irish Businesses and key utility companies such as ESB, Eircom and Irish Rail.


    In some regions it is reported to have reached alarming proportions. When the price of scrap metal rises, so too does the theft of scrap metal.


    It is believed that this increase in the price of metal is a direct result of the rapid industrial development in countries like India and China. The metals most commonly stolen are copper, aluminium, brass and bronze and with the approximate market value of one tonne of aluminium estimated at €1,750 it can be a very lucrative business. Metal thieves target our manholes, churches, public buildings, telecommunication cables, homes and electricity substations. These thefts are putting communities in danger. There were 2,650 reported incidents in 2011.


    Inspector Niall Featherstone and Mr Harold Kingston, Irish Farmers Association were in studio to offer advice to the public.

    This months safety call presented by Sgt Kelvin Courtney included information on the 10th Garda ‘Supporting Safer Communities’ Campaign that will take place from Tuesday 25th September to Tuesday 2nd October 2012.


    This ‘Supporting Safer Communities’ campaign will primarily focus on:


    * Crime Prevention/Reduction of Burglary

    * Road Safety

    * Supporting Victims of Crime

    * Age Card Awareness


    The campaign will see many local initiatives such as Garda station open days or Garda information clinics, as well as larger national events all aimed at improving community safety.  Sergeant Courtney offered some simple crime prevention advice that can help reduce the number of burglaries.


    Sgt Courtney and a representative from Saorview also offered advice on a recent scam involving bogus callers.

    Farm Security

    Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to offered advice on Farm Security. He discussed the facts about theft of farm machinery and highlighted preventative measures that can be taken which are stated below and by clicking here

    THEFT OF FARM MACHINERY -


    Trailers are the most commonly stolen item of farm machinery.


    Facts about Theft of Farm Machinery:


    There have been approximately 1,316 items of farm equipment stolen in the past 12 months, a 5% increase on the previous 12 months.

    Increased amounts of these thefts occur in Spring and Autumn, which may be related to peak farming activity.


    Thefts can occur at all hours and days of the week.


    Farm items stolen include Tractors, Quad Bikes, Gates and Fertilizer.

    Simple but Effective Farm Machinery Theft Prevention Advice:


    1. Store your tools and smaller machinery in secured buildings close to the farmhouse.

    Photograph machinery and tools, keep a detailed record of make, serial number and colour.

    Mark the property with a uniquely identifiable brand in both obvious and secret locations.

    For firearms storage use a secure firearms cabinet, secured to a solid wall.


    2. Restrict access to your farmyard, install gates and fix them to sturdy concrete or metal posts.

    Keep them locked and consider appropriate signage such as “private property”.


    3. Consider installing an alarm and CCTV in vulnerable areas out of view of the farm house.

    Install good lighting to illuminate areas viewed from the home or covered by CCTV.


    4. Consider joining a Community Alert scheme or starting your own.


    Report suspicious activity to local Gardaí immediately. For further information on farmyard security visit our Crime Prevention page under www.garda.ie

    Michael Gallagher

    The Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are investigating the double murder of Anthony Burnett and Joseph Redmond on Wednesday, the 7th March 2012.  Their bodies were discovered in a car that had been burnt out at Ravensdale Forrest, the two men had been shot.


    Gardaí are appealing for anyone for information in relation to this double murder to come forward.
     

    Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are investigating                                         Telephone 042 9388400

    Passport photo

    The Gardaí at the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation are appealing for information in relation to the identity of the man in the picture below.  The passport application was made using a false name and address.  He supplied false documentation to support his application.
     
    Gardaí at the National Bureau of Criminal Investigations are investigating         Telephone 01 6663344

    Eunin McDevitt

    The Gardaí at Ballyshannon Garda Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal hit and run traffic collision that occurred shortly after midnight on Saturday, the 29th September 2012 on the main N15 Donegal Road at Parkhill.


    Numerous vehicle parts were recovered from the scene at the time of this collision.  It has been established from investigations that these vehicle parts belong to a Volkswagan Passat car manufactured between 2001 to 2005.


    Eunin McDevitt was struck by a car on this road and fatally wounded.  He was forty seven years old.


    Superintendent Leo McGinn and Eunan’s wife were in studio to appeal for the driver of this car to come forward.


    Gardaí at Ballyshannon Garda Station are investigating                      Telephone 071 9858530

    Metal Theft

    Detective Sergeant Matt Sheridan was in studio to discuss a recent internet holiday scam.  The fraud involves a fraudster using an internet site to run an advertisement for a holiday villa for rent in Lanzarotti.  The ad features photographs of a genuine villa.

    The fraudster will look for a €700 deposit to be paid into an Irish bank account.  Unfortunately when the renter arrives at their destination they discover that the property does not exist.

    Detective Sergeant Sheridan offered advice to members of the public booking their holiday on the internet and will highlight some helpful tips to ensure to booking is secure.

    Padraig Campbell

    The Gardaí at Carrickmacross Garda Station are investigating the disappearance of thirty seven year old Padraig Campbell who is missing since Sunday the 18th March 2012.  Padraig was last seen Colloville, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan at 7pm.  He was wearing a grey t-shirt, black body warmer jacket and blue jeans. He drives a navy blue Toyota Avensis registration number HX53EKU.
     

    Gardaí at Carrickmacross Garda Station are investigating                     Telephone 042 9690190

    Bobby Ryan

    The Gardaí at Tipperary Town Garda Station are investigating the disappearance of local man Bobby Ryan who was reported missing on Friday, the 3rd June 2011.


    On Thursday, the 2nd June 2011 he left his home in Boherlahan near Cashel and travelled to Fawnagowan, Bansha Road, Tipperary to stay with his girlfriend.  At approximately 6.30am on Friday morning Bobby left Fawnagowan to return home to Boherlahan to get ready for work at Killough Quarry near Thurles, Co. Tipperary.  He failed to turn up for work and colleagues contacted his son and daughter.  His son noticed his work clothes and boots were still at home.


    At 2.30pm Bobby’s silver coloured Citroen van was discovered parked at a car park at Kilshane Woods, Bansha, Tipperary, which is an amenity area for walkers using the local woodlands.  A man matching his description was seen walking along a country road at Cordangan, Tipperary Town at approximately 8.50am on Friday, the 3rd June, the morning he went missing.


    Bobby Ryan's family are concerned for his safety as he has not contacted family or friends since Friday morning, the 3rd June 2011.


    Bobby Ryan is 52 years of age.  He is described as 14st, 5'2", bald with hazel eyes.  When last seen he wearing a navy polo t-shirt, navy tracksuit bottoms, navy jumper and white runners.  He was well known in the area, he drove a truck for a local quarry and worked as a DJ in the area, known as Mr Moonlight


    Bobby Ryan's family are very concerned for his safety as he has not contacted family or friends since Friday morning, the 3rd June  2011.


    Appeal:

    • Anyone who was in the area on Friday morning the 3rd June and may have seen Bobby’s van around Tipperary Town or Fawnagowan area.

    • Anyone who was in the Annacarty & Dundrum Road area who may have seen Bobby’s van in the area.

    • Any person who was walking in Bansha woods who may have seen Bobby to come forward.

    • It was the June Bank Holiday weekend, Gardaí appeal to anyone who was in the Tipperary Town area for the weekend and may have seen Bobby.

    • Anyone who saw Bobby on the Thursday night the 2nd of June travelling from Boherlahann to Fawnagowan to come forward.

    • A witness in the woods recalls seeing a maroon saloon car at 8.10am on the morning Bobby went missing at the same time as he saw a van similar to Bobby’s Citroen van. Gardaí appeal to the driver of that maroon car to come forward.

     

    Gardaí at Tipperary Town Garda Station are investigating                 Telephone 062 80670

    Denis Walsh

    The Gardaí at Mayorstone Park Garda Station are re-appealing for information into the disappearance of twenty three year old Denis Walsh who went missing in 1996.


    Denis Walsh lived at Caherdavin area of Limerick beyond Thomand Park.  On Saturday the 9th March 1996, he left his house to go into town and never returned. Denis would usually take the 302 bus into town and walk around for a few hours.  If he walked in, he would take the Shelbourne Road, Ennis Road, crossing at Sarsfield Bridge.


    On the 13th May 1996, an appeal was made on Crimeline.  A call came in from a security manager working at the Seacat Ferry in Belfast.  He had seen the photograph of Denis on the programme, and thought he recognised him, as a man who had spent a day waiting for a ferry to the Isle of Man. 


    When the security manager checked the next day, a ticket in the name of ‘Walsh’ had been cashed in, unused.


    An age progression photograph was developed of what Denis he might look like now and circulated nationwide.

     
    Gardaí at Henry Street Garda Station are investigating                                    Telephone 061 212400

    Michal Wisniewski

    The Gardaí at Birr Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the disappearance of thirty two year old Michal Wisniewski who is missing since the 23rd March 2012.


    Michal originally from Poland, was last seen on Newbridge Street, Birr Town at approximately 2.15pm on Friday, the 23rd March walking towards his home at Riverside Apartments, Birr, Co. Offaly.


    Michal is five foot ten inches in height of slim build, with short dark hair, he was captured on CCTV at a post office in the town on the day he went missing.
     

    Appeal:


    • Gardaí are appealing to Michal, if he is still resident in Ireland to make contact with Birr Garda station or any Garda Station. 

    • Gardaí are appealing to members of the Public who may recognise Michal as someone living in there area or frequenting premises they might be employed in, to make contact.  

    • Gardaí are also to appealing to Bus and Lorry drivers, Taxi’s or Hackney’s who may have carried Michal about late March, early April 2012, in the Birr area, or any part of the country.

    • Any member of the Polish Community in Birr, who may have information, no matter how insignificant they might think it is, to come forward to Gardaí. 


    Gardaí at Birr Garda Station are investigating                    Telephone 057 9169710

    Paul Bunbury

    The Gardaí at Whitehall Garda Station are appealing for the assistance of the public in locating missing person Paul Bunbury.


    Paul is 19 years old and is a 3rd year student in DCU studying computer applications.  He resided on campus.  Paul was last seen by another student leaving DCU via the Ballymun Gates on the Thursday the 2nd February 2012 at 4.30pm.  Paul was sighted at Dublin Port at 6.30pm that evening and has not been seen since.  There has been no activity on Pauls Laptop, mobile phone or bank account.  This is completely out of character for Paul and his family are deeply distraught by his disappearance.

     
    Gardaí at Whitehall Garda Station are investigating                                      Telephone 01 6664500

    Stephan CorriganThe Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station are investigating the disappearance of Stephan Corrigan, (Dob 08/06/1963).  Stephan is a patient at The Weir Home, Cork Street and failed to return there on Tuesday, the 22nd November 2011.


    Stephen Corrigan is 48 years old, when last seen he was wearing a long brown winter coat.  He is described as 5'11" in height, of medium build with long blonde hair.  He has blue eyes.  He suffers from mental health issues and has a tendency to withdraw himself from society and has been known to live on the streets.  He has been known to spend time around Glasnevin. 


    Mr. Corrigan has not come to the attention of Gardaí and all other enquiries up to now have been unsuccessful, staff and family are extremely concerned for his well being.

     
    Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station are investigating                      Telephone 01 666 9400

    Missing Person - Stephanie Glosse

    Gardaí are looking for the public’s assistance in tracing twenty three year old missing person Stephanie Glosse. Stephanie arrived in Dublin from Germany on Friday, the 30th March and there have been no sightings of her since.

    Her family are extremely concerned for her safety and wellbeing.

    Murder of Andrew Allen

    The Gardaí at Buncrana Garda Station are investigating the murder of Andrew Allen (Dob) 05/03/1987. Andrew was 24 years old and originally from Waterside in Derry.


    At 9.30pm on Thursday, the 9th February 2012 Andrew Allen was in his house at Links View Park with his partner, they were in a downstairs room at the front of the house.  His partner heard a noise outside and looked out the window, she saw a gunman standing at the door.  Shots were fired in through the window hitting Andrew and fatally wounding him.  The gunmen made their getaway in a silver Vauxhall Cavalier registration number SJI2117.  This car was subsequently recovered burnt out on Church Brae Road in Fahan, 1km off the main Bridgend to Derry Road.


    Appeal:

    • Anyone who was in the Links View Park area and may have seen suspicious activity before or after the incident between the Fahan area and Derry to come forward.

    • The Silver Vauxhall Cavalier was sold on the 9th January and registered in a false name and address, did you see this car in Derry or Buncrana during these four weeks?

    • Did you see this car on the Church Brae Road area or a second vehicle here on the night of the murder?
     
     
    Gardaí at Buncrana Garda Station are investigating                                 Telephone 074 9320540

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    The Gardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are re-appealing for information into the murder of Dean Johnston who was shot dead on Wednesday, the 25th May 2011.


    At approximately 8.50pm Dean Johnston was sitting in the back of a red Volkswagen golf registration number 96 D 7503 on Moorefield Avenue just yards from his home.  A lone gunman approached the car and fired shots in through the rear passenger window hitting Dean and killing him.  Dean was just 20 years old and was a fitness fanatic.  He was hoping to become a fitness instructor. 


    The investigation is on-going and several arrests have been made, however Gardaí are still seeking the public’s assistance with this investigation.
     

    Gardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are investigating                                       Telephone 01 666 7700

    The Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of Declan O’Reilly that occurred on Monday, the 24th September 2012.


    Declan O’Reilly was shot and fatally wounded on the South Circular Road in front of his twelve year old son.


    The gunmen left the scene in a silver BMW 320 Coupe, which was recovered burnt out on Cow Parlour in the tenters area of Dublin 8 a short time later.


    CCTV from the surrounding areas captured the last movements of Declan prior to his death and Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the area at this time and may have information about this brutal murder to come forward.


    Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station are investigating                                        Telephone 01 666 9400

    The Gardaí at Gurranabraher Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to the murder of seventy three year old Gus Hornibrook who was found dead in his home on the 6th November 2007.


    His last movements were captured on CCTV footage throughout the area, where he was going about his business in the local post office and shop.  These were the last sightings of Gus before he was attacked in his home hours later.


    Gus was a quiet and reclusive man and was well known and liked in the Gurranabraher area of Cork City.


    Gardaí at Gurranabraher Garda Station are investigating                         Telephone 021 4946200

    James Cahillane

    The Gardaí at Tralee Garda Station are investigating the murder of James Cahillane that occurred during the early hours of Thursday, the 19th April 2012.  James’s body was discovered in his burning house at Ardraw, Beaufort, Killorglin, Co Kerry.


    James was fifty eight years old and originally from Killorglin town.  He moved five kilometres to Beaufort in later years.  James was well liked and a popular individual.  James worked in a company in the town for twenty years and socialised in the town regularly.  On Wednesday, the 18th April James left his place of work in the town and went to two local public houses.

     
    A short time before midnight he got a taxi home from Clifford’s Pub.  The taxi driver waited until he got safely inside his house.  This was the last time James was seen alive.


    At 2am the fire was discovered by a neighbour who alerted the emergency services.  A post mortem revealed that James died as a result of blunt force trauma and smoke inhalation.


    Appeal:


    • Anyone who was in the Killorglin town area on Wednesday the 18th April

    (Chelsea were playing Barcelona in the Champions League) who may have information to assist the investigation.

    • Shortly after 1am two people out hunting foxes stopped briefly outside James’s house but noted nothing suspicious, one hour later the house was on fire.

    • Gardaí would like to acknowledge the support and assistance received from the local community but appeal for anyone within the community with information to come forward.

     
    Gardaí at Tralee Garda Station are investigating                                    Telephone 066 7102300

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    The Gardaí at Henry Street Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to the Murder of ninety two year old Jim Mulqueen in October 2009.


    Jim’s body was found in his home at Kilcoman, Ardagh, by a neighbour on the morning of Friday the 23rd of October 2009. There was no sign of forced entry at Jim’s home, however the front door was open and a sum of money was missing from the house.

    Jim was a defenceless man who lived a simple life, he occasionally socialised at a local public house in Newcastle West, and placed the odd bet in a local bookies. Jim was recorded on CCTV in Ladbrooks just a week before his death. While in Newcastle West Jim would visit a bank to lodge his pension into his account.


    The last sighting of Jim was on Thursday the 22nd of October 2012 around midday filling the kettle from a barrel of water outside his house. 

     
    Appeal:


    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone within the community that may have information that may assist with this investigation to come forward.


    Gardaí at Henry Street Garda Station are investigating            Telephone 061 212400

    Michael Gallagher

    The Gardaí at Tallaght are re-appealing for information in relation to the Murder of Michael Gallagher who was murdered in January 2007.


    Just after 10pm on Thursday the 18th January, sixty year old Michael was at home with his partner at Tymonville Road, Tallaght.  A knock came to the front door and was answered by Michael’s partner, two males pushed passed her entering the house and assaulted Michael fatally wounding him. The two males fled the scene on foot.


    Earlier in the day Michael went to B&Q to buy supplies as he was a painter and decorator. Michael was a hard working man and was not involved in any kind of criminal activity. He had been working on his family home in Co. Leitrim with his brother and planned to retire there eventually.


    His family appeal for information on this brutal attack five years on.

     
    Appeal:

    • Anyone who was in the Tymonville Road area of Tallaght on the night of the murder and may have information that will assist the investigation


    Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating                   Telephone 01 6666000

    Crimestoppers - Murder of Nancy Smyth in 1987

    Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to the murder of seventy nine year old Nancy Smyth in 1987.


    Nancy’s body was discovered after a fire in her home on Wolfe Tone Street, Kilkenny in the early hours of the 11th September 1987.  The post mortem revealed that Nancy had been murdered before the fire broke out.


    Nancy was dropped home by the owner of the Kilkenny House public house, were she had spent the evening socialising.  At 1am a man was seen standing at the front door of the house arguing with Nancy.  Shortly after 5am the alarm was raised when a passer-by saw smoke coming from Nancy’s house.


    Appeal:


    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who has information that may assist them in their investigation to come forward.

    • If you made a statement to Gardaí in 1987 and have any new information or information that you forgot to include, to contact them now.


    Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are investigating             Telephone 056 777 5000

    Robert Sheehan

    Gardaí at Shannon Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of Robert Sheehan that occurred in the early hours of Sunday, the 2nd September 2012. 


    At approximately 3.45am twenty one year old Robert Sheehan was shot and fatally wounded outside the Bunratty Castle Hotel in County Clare.  Robert was attending his older brother’s wedding when two men dressed in dark clothing, drove into the car park and shot him several times.


    The gunmen left in a large dark coloured car towards the Shannon / Clonmoney areas.


    The following day, Monday,  the 3rd September, Robert Sheehan died at the Midwestern Regional Hospital in Limerick.


    Appeal:


    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of the Bunratty area between 6pm on Saturday, the 1st September and 3.45am on Sunday, the 2nd September to come forward.

    • A large dark coloured car was used by the gunmen, this car exited the car park in a westerly direction towards Shannon /Clonmoney.

    • A Crime stoppers reward exists for information critical to the investigation.

    • Any delivery vans or employees of various outlets that were open for business in the early hours of Sunday morning should come forward with any information they may have.

    • Information on those responsible for this murder or any other information that may assist the investigation.
     

    Gardaí at Shannon Garda Station are investigating                Telephone 061 365900

    Seamus McMahon

    The Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are investigating the murder of Seamus McMahon (DOB 15/09/1968).


    On Sunday evening, the 21st March 2010 Seamus McMahon was visiting a friend’s house at Bothar Chroinn, Saltown in Dundalk.  Two men entered the house through an unlocked front door and shot Seamus.  They ran to Bellewsbridge Road where a getaway car was waiting for them and drove in the direction of Toberona / Fatima area. Seamus McMahon was pronounced dead a short time later.


    The investigation is at an advance stage and there have been arrests made.  Seamus sister was in studio and made a family appeal for anyone with information to come forward and assist with the investigation.


    Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are investigating                   Telephone 042 9388400

    Sean Poland

    The Gardaí at Mayorstone Garda Station are re-appealing for information in relation to the murder of 39 year old Sean Poland in his home in Blackwater, Co. Limerick on New Years Eve in 2002.


    Sean was out socialising with his partner at the Round House Pub, High Street, Limerick, celebrating New Year’s Eve. They left the pub just after 11pm and headed home. Sean’s partner set a fire in the living room while Sean made some food in the kitchen. As they were settling in for the night, the doorbell rang. Sean went to answer the door thinking it was neighbours calling to wish them a Happy New Year.


    As Sean opened the front door, four masked and armed raiders rushed through the door. Two of the raiders ran towards the living room and grabbed Sean’s partner. They ordered her to kneel on the floor and told her to put her hands behind her back. The raiders demanded to know where the money was.


    She heard a shot coming from the hallway, the raiders tied her hands together with a cable from the television. They stole a sum of money from her handbag and fled from the house.

    Sean’s partner discovered him in the hallway, with a gunshot wound to his stomach, he was not breathing.


    Appeal:


    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who has information that may assist them in their investigation to come forward.
     

    Member I/C Superintendent Frank O’Brien, Henry Street Garda Station

    Crimestoppers - Shane O

    The Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of Shane O’Connor. This murder happened on the Sunday of the October Bank Holiday Weekend. Shane O’Connor was in town with a friend, they took the last Dart out from the city centre to Kilbarrack where he went to a party on Swans Nest Avenue. Afterwards, at around 3:00-3:15am (29th October, 2012), Shane O’Connor was involved in an altercation at the junction of Swans Nest Avenue and St. Donagh’s Park.


    Another altercation took place at around 04:00am, on St. Donagh’s Road. Shane O’Connor was stabbed and he died on that street some time later.


    Member I/C   Detective Inspector Gus Keane, Coolock Garda Station

    Shane Rossiter

    The Gardaí at Clonmel Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of 29 year old Shane Rossiter who was shot dead on Tuesday morning, the 17th October 2012.


    At approximately 6.30am Gardaí found Shane lying in the doorway of a house in Church Lane, Golden, Clonmel.  He had been shot and was immediately removed to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
     

    Appeal:


    • Gardaí are appealing for anyone who noticed or heard anything suspicious in the vicinity of Main Street/Church Lane in Golden Village between the hours of 0400hrs and 0700hrs on Wednesday, the 17th October 2012. 

    • Did anyone in the area between these times notice a large black four door saloon type car?

    • On Wednesday evening, the 17th October 2012 a dark saloon type car was reported burnt out in an area known as the Nire Valley, Clonmel.  Did anyone in that area, see anything suspicious or the car being parked.

    • Did anyone see a large black four door saloon type car between Golden Village/Clonmel/Nire Valley on the 17th October 2012?


    Gardaí at Tipperary Town Garda Station are investigating           Telephone 062 80670

    The Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating a pipe bomb incident that occurred on the morning of Wednesday the 20th June 2012 at 8am.


    A five year old boy was at home on Sycamore Drive getting ready for school, he was preparing to cycle as part of a local cycle to school initiative in the community. He was in the front garden putting on his helmet when he saw an unusual item in the garden. The young boy picked up the item and it exploded in his hand causing extensive injuries to him. The boy was rushed to the doctors where he was transferred by ambulance to Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital where he received medical attention.


    The viable device was callously left in the front garden of a family home. The young school boy received horrific injuries, his mother Kelly Anne will be in studio to discuss the effect of this incident on her son and her family.


    Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating                  Telephone 01 6665300

    Paul Bunbury

    The Gardaí at the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation are advising members of the public, particularly landlords in relation to renting their property to people engaged in prostitution.  They will offer advice to landlords as to how to prevent their properties being used for this purpose.  The brothels are usually properties rented or leased by ‘front couples’ so there is no direct link to the criminals behind the organisation.


    Advice to landlords:


    Vet prospective tenants carefully:

    • Look for Photo ID

    • Contact Referees

    • Look for Phone numbers

    • Set up standing orders and direct debits


    Inspection:

    • Make sure letting agreement has a right of inspection and exercise it

    • Make sure tenants are living there


    To knowingly permit a brothel to be run on your premises is a crime


    Signs to look out for:

    • Lack of personal posessions on the property

    • Curtains closed during the day

    • High volume of callers to the property


    If you have suspicions:

    • Check with neighbours

    • Contact Gardai


    Cost to landlord:

    - Reduction in value and reputation of the neighbourhood

    - Loss of revenue when tenants are removed or evicted

    - Complaints from neighbours

    - Lengthy legal cases

    - To knowingly permit a brothel to be run on your premises is a crime and may result in a criminal conviction


    Gardaí at the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating             Telephone 01 6663405

    The Gardaí at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station are investigating the discovery of a fraudulent credit card skimming device found on a ticket vending machine at Booterstown Dart Station on the 7th November 2012.


    Four males entered the Dart Station at approximately 6.55am. One male suspect distracted the cashier while the other three suspects gathered together around the ticket machine. One of the males fixed the device to the machine. The entire incident lasts about four minutes. Two more similar incidents occurred in Castleknock train station and Dun Laoghaire Dart Station.

    Detective Sergeant Matt Sheridan was in studio to discuss this matter and offer advice to the public in relation to it.

    Crimestoppers Poster

    The Gardaí at Swinford Garda Station are re-appealing for information on the murder of Edward (Eddie) Fitzmaurice, Bellaghy, Charlestown, Co.Mayo.


    At 6.45pm on the 6th May 1998 Eddie’s body was found in a bedroom of his home.  It was established that sometime between 8.20pm on Friday, the 1st May 1998 and Saturday morning the 2nd May 1998 Eddie was attacked in his home.  He was assaulted, tied up, gagged and left to die over a period of five days.


    The Garda investigation into the murder of Eddie Fitzmaurice has been co-ordinated from Charlestown and Swinford Garda Stations.  Despite exhaustive efforts to identify the culprits, nobody has been charged to date with this crime.


    The murder investigation has remained ongoing for the past fourteen years. During this period of time it has been reviewed on an ongoing basis.  This was a particularly callous and brutal attack.  Eddie Fitzmaurice was 83 years old and lived alone.  He ran his own drapery shop for many years.  Eddie was a popular member of the community, who went about his day to day business, in a quiet gentle manner.


    Fourteen years on An Garda Síochána are continuing to appeal for the public’s help.


    Appeal:


    • It is the belief of the investigation team that there are still persons who have information pertaining to this brutal crime. Gardaí are now appealing to them to come forward and tell the Gardaí what they know. This information may provide the key to solving this murder.

    • Gardaí appeal to people with information who may have been under duress at the time of this brutal murder and did not come forward. However all these years later their circumstances may have changes and we would urge anyone with information to come forward.


    • Crimestoppers have offered a reward for information leading to the identification and prosecution of the perpetrators. This was a particularly callous and brutal attack on a defenceless elderly man. Anyone with information no matter how insignificant they feel it may be to come forward.
     

    Gardaí at Swinford Garda Station are investigating                                      Telephone 094 9252990

    Gerry Daly

    Gardaí at Bailieboro are re- appealing for information for the whereabouts of Gerard Daly, D.O.B. 07/11/1968.


    Gerard is missing from his home at Cornaveagh, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan, since Sunday the 26th June 2011. He is formerly from Knockmore Grove in Tallaght and moved to the Bailieboro area in recent years.


    Gerard’s partner and her children were staying with him the weekend of his disappearance. She left at 6pm on Sunday the 26th of June 2011 and returned to her own home. On Monday the 27th of June Gerard’s partner attempted to contact him by phone. She then contacted a friend who called to Gerard’s home and discovered the house vacant with no sign of Gerard.


    Gerard’s partner was the last person to see him on Sunday evening, his routine would have included tending to his dogs which he kept at the house, one of the dogs was running loose and they had not been fed. The iron gates leading to the house were left open and the keys to the house were gone. Gerard’s wallet was still in his house and he did not collect his social welfare payment the following Tuesday the 28th.


    Gerard’s sister Belinda has appealed for information, together with Superintendent Gerard O’Brien who is leading the investigation.


    Garda at Bailieboro Garda Station are investigating           Telephone 042 9694570

    The Gardaí at Sligo Garda Station are investigating three separate robberies from service stations in the county, over the course of a three month period.


    On the 16th February 2012 at approximately 9.15pm at the Regional Stores garage in Ballinode, two males dressed in dark clothing and wearing balaclava’s entered the shop.  One of the raiders was tall and was armed with a hammer, the second raider was armed with what appeared to be a gun and pointed it at a member of staff and demanded money.  The raiders retreated and left empty handed.  They made their getaway in a dark coloured Honda Accord, registration number 98SO2824. This car was recovered on fire at Fermoyle, Calry.  This car was sold, legitimately, to persons using false names and addresses.


    The second raid occurred at Collins Filling Station in Rathcormack on Monday, the 27th February.  At approximately 8.55pm two masked and armed men entered the petrol pump attendant’s hut on the garage forecourt.  One of the raiders was armed with what appeared to be a handgun.  They threatened the member of staff and demanded money, they fled the scene with a small amount of cash.  They made their getaway in a silver Opel Omega car, registration number 01MO5341 which was subsequently recovered burnt out near Glencar Waterfall.  It transpired that this car was also purchased a few days before this incident by persons using a false name and address.


    The third raid occurred at Parkes Garage in Ballisodare on Friday, the 16th March 2012 at approximately 9.05pm.  A member of staff was working on the forecourt of the garage when a white Honda Civic, registration number 91D30985 pulled up and a male got out of the passenger carrying what appeared to be a sawn off shotgun.  He entered the shop and demanded money.  The raider pointed the gun at a member of staff who handed over a sum of money.  The raiders fled the scene at speed.  The vehicle was recovered at 12.30am at Dromiskoble, an attempt had been made to burn this vehicle.


    Gardaí appeal for information in relation to these robberies


    Gardaí at Sligo Garda Station are investigating                        Telephone 071 9157000

    Photofit

    The Gardaí at Ennis Garda Station are investigating a Robbery from a bookmakers on Turnpike, Ennis, Co. Clare on Saturday, the 28th April 2012.


    Shortly after 7.30pm two masked and armed raiders entered the bookmakers.  The first male made his way towards the counter armed with a knife.  He threatened a member of staff and jumped over the counter.  He told the staff member to open the safe.  He removed a quantity of cash from the safe, however, a different section of the safe was on time lock.  He placed the money into a black bag.  The second male remained at the door.  He was armed with a sawn off shotgun.  The two males fled the scene and made their getaway in a silver Audi A5 the bearing registration number 09 D 24105. These plates were cloned from another Audi car. The correct registration number of the vehicle is 09 D 4472, this vehicle was stolen during the course of a burglary in Blanchardstown on Tuesday the 13th of March 2012.  The key was found close to where the vehicle was abandoned in Glen Gardens in Ennis.  Both men spoke with Dublin Accents.
     

    Gardaí at Ennis Garda Station are investigating                                       Telephone 065 6848100

    Safety Call (Crime Prevention)

    On this months safety call Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio and offered advice to members of the public in relation to Bogus Callers and offered crime prevention tips in relation to this.

    More Crime Prevention information can be obtained on this website under Crime Prevention.

    Bogus caller information is available here

    Religious Relics - Killester

    On this months safety call Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to offer advice to retailers in relation to theft from shops.

    He will also offer advice in relation to distraction thefts.

    For more information please contact Crimecall@garda.ie

    The Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating a sexual assault of a twenty five year old woman that occurred in the early hours of Sunday the 14th October 2012.


    The woman had been at a party with close friends nearby.  She changed into warm outdoor clothes for the walk home and left the party with a friend.  They walked together to some nearby shops and said goodnight, the woman continued on alone for her short walk home up the Cookstown Road.  It was approximately 4.40am.  As she was walking along she noticed a man standing near the bus stop, so she crossed the road to avoid him.


    The man called out to the woman and asked for a cigarette, she told him she didn’t have any and kept on walking.  The man than ran across the road and grabbed the woman, he punched her in the face three times knocking her to the ground.  He kicked her in the head and pressed a sharp implement to her neck.


    He forced her to remove some clothing while on the side of the road and forced her across the road into the grounds of an apartment block.  He brought her over to a grassy area covered with trees and shrubbery, where he viciously attacked her.  The attack lasted over an hour.  The attacker was extremely violent throughout, and kept the sharp implement pressed against her neck at all times.


    Appeal:


    • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who has information that may assist them in their investigation to come forward.


    Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating               Telephone 01 666 6000

    On the 30th of September 2004, a young student was sexually assaulted at Lough Atalia, Galway. The young student was making her way to a friends house and took a shortcut behind the Huntsman Public House on the Dublin Road at Lough Atalia. As she walked through the pathway, a male approached her and grabbed her. He threatened her with a screwdriver and subjected her to a harrowing sexual assault.


    The woman provided a detailed witness statement to investigating Gardaí which was vital to their investigation at the time. They recovered several items at the scene belonging to the victim and a possible suspect, however the real breakthrough came however the following day when a council worker in a local cemetery found a pair of jeans and a jumper, placed on the side of a skip. The council worker was aware of the sexual assault that had occurred the previous night and immediately contacted the Gardaí.


    The items seized at the scene of the assault and the clothing found in the cemetery were sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory for DNA Analysis. A DNA Profile was created for a possible suspect from the samples obtained on the clothing found in the cemetery and this profile was generated through Interpol to the UK DNA Database. A positive match was found for a male who had been arrested in the UK for a minor road traffic matter. This male was known to the Gardaí in Galway, extensive investigations followed and he was subsequently arrested on the 30th December 2004 in Portlaoise. He pleaded guilty to Aggravated Sexual Assault and was sentenced to eleven years in prison.


    We highlight the investigation techniques used by the investigating Gardaí in this case and highlight the work of the Forensic Science Laboratory.


    Member I/C  Inspector Mick Coppinger Galway Garda Station

    Gardaí at the Stolen Motor Vehicle Unit, National Bureau of Criminal Investigation wish to warn members of the public of the dangers of selling motor vehicles privately. 


    A FRAUDSTER is targeting individual sellers and buying their cars using counterfeit bank drafts.  The vehicle is then immediately sold for cash, to innocent purchasers. The FRAUDSTER has posted adverts on the internet seeking ‘drivers’.  The ‘drivers’  are instructed to collect the bogus ‘bank drafts’ (unaware of their status) at Hotel reception desks and go to the seller and buy his/her vehicle – paying by bank draft.  


    Other ‘drivers’ are instructed to collect the vehicles in Hotel car parks (the keys having been left at reception) and bring the vehicles to innocent purchasers who will have seen an advert on a car trading website advertising the said vehicle for sale.  This purchaser will be instructed to pay cash for the vehicle. The ‘driver’ will collect the cash and then be instructed to bring it to a Hotel where it will be picked up by a 3rd party.


    Gardaí wish to warn members of the public against the dangers of this scam and offer advice to legitimate buyers and sellers of cars.


    Gardai at the Stolen Motor Vehicle Unit are investigating                          Telephone 01 666 3324

    For video information on this scam please see

     

    Further to a previous appeal, Gardaí wish to warn members of the public of the dangers of selling vehicles privately AND accepting bank drafts as payment.  


    FRAUDSTERS are targeting individual sellers and buying their cars using counterfeit bank drafts.  The car is immediately sold for cash, to innocent purchasers.


    Gardaí wish to warn members of the public against the dangers of this.  For the SELLER of a vehicle, some tell tale signs to look out for is that FRAUSTERS will never actually view your vehicle which he is proposing to buy.  They will drag out the negotiations for almost a week or longer.  (This is so as to give him time to find a buyer for the vehicle).  They will insist on paying via bank draft and most likely he will insist on the transaction taking place on a Thursday evening or Friday.  The reason for this is that by the time the SELLER lodges the bank draft and it is discovered to be counterfeit, the vehicle will already have been sold on to an innocent PURCHASER.


    And for the innocent PURCHASER the main warning is that the vehicle will be offered at well below its market value.  The FRAUDSTERS will suggest that the vehicle is a repossessed vehicle, hence the low price AND he will insist on being paid in cash.  At no time will the new PURCHASER ever get to meet the individual who is now supposedly selling the vehicle.


    This SCAM is ongoing now since last year and it is believed that FRAUDSTERS have netted over €300,000 to date.


    Our main appeal is to potential sellers of vehicles and indeed property in general.  Please be aware when accepting bank drafts as payment.  A number of bogus bank drafts are in circulation and are of good enough quality to deceive the unsuspecting punter.  Should you wish to accept a draft from someone as payment, please insist on getting the draft details first and then contact the relevant bank or financial institution to confirm the authenticity of said draft.


    Unfortunately, since the last appeal more than 20 vehicle have been ‘bought’ with bogus bank drafts and sold on immediately with a cumulative loss of more than €200,000 in the last 12 months.


    Member I/C  D/Garda Maria Flynn, Stolen Motor Investigation Vehicle Unit

     The first Garda Supporting Safer Communities Campaign of 2012 will be launched by Commissioner Callinan on May 2nd and will run from May 3rd to May 7th.


    Burglary prevention is one of the main themes of the campaign, as well as focusing on Victim Support and Road Traffic Education.


    Our efforts during the campaign will be focused on raising awareness amongst the public of effective crime prevention and community engagement advice in order to tackle incidences of burglary.


    In 2011 there were 27,439 recorded burglaries and related offences within the state.


    Many have the following characteristics;


    • 1 in 4 burglaries are committed by thieves entering through an unsecured door or window. This figure rises in the summer to almost 1 in 3.

    • Many burglaries 60% or more occur post noon. Late school runs and shopping trips are times of note.


    An Garda Síochána will use all resources available to it to target these burglars. Operations around the country have already seen several arrests. An Garda Síochána encourages all home owners to partake in community alert or neighbourhood watch schemes to help combat the burglar.


    www.garda.ie has dedicated crime prevention advice to help you avoid becoming a victim of burglary.


    Maeve Ryan of the Crime Victims Helpline was in studio with Sergeant Kelvin Courtney and discussed the services available to victims of crime.

    Religious Relics - Christchurch Cathedral

    On Saturday the 3rd March 2012 between 10.30am and 12.30pm a relic containing the heart of St. Laurence O’Toole was removed from St. Laude’s Chapel in Christchurch Cathedral.  The relic was kept in a wooden heart shaped container, sealed within a small wrought iron barred box.  The heart is suspended from a wall by an iron chain and is kept within the iron box.


    The culprit gained access to the relic by using a bolt cutters and similar device to cut the chain and cut through the iron cage.

    Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.
     

    Religious Relics - Killester

    On Monday the 30th January 2012 between 10.30am and 4pm a casket was removed from the marble alter at St.Bridget’s Church in Killester, Dublin 5.


    The casket had only recently been cleaned and St. Bridget’s relic was removed from inside it as a precaution.  At 12.30pm a male was captured on CCTV entering the church.  He was observed leaving a short time later carrying a plastic bag.


    Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

     

    This month’s traffic segment focused on pedestrian safety and Sergeant Liam Geraghty was in studio to illustrate dangerous practices by pedestrians.

    Farm Security

    <_o3a_p>CROKE PARK DETAILS -

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    The Gardai at Mountjoy are appealing to persons intending to attend  the International Eucharistic Closing Cermony at Croke Park Stadium on the 17th June to be aware of the following information:

    Please use public transport where possible.
     

    Stiles Open 12pm

    Restricted Access – Local Residents & Business Persons issued with Passes

    Garda Cordon Points in place al least 1hr prior to Stile Opening Times for the Event.
     

    Main Cordon Points:
     

    Lower Drumcondra Road / Clonliffe Rd junction, Fitzroy Ave & Whitworth Place

    North Circular Rd / Belvidere Rd

    North Circular Rd / Gills Corner, Jones Rd

    North Circular Rd / North Great Charles St

    Clonliffe Rd / Ballybough (Sackville, Clonliffe Ave, O’Sullivan Ave)

     
    Crowd Management, pre and post event:
     

    When the Event finishes at 5pm a Traffic Plan designed in the interests of crowd management exiting Stadium will be in place for approximately 2 hrs.
     

    North Circular Rd and Belvidere Rd & North Circular Rd and North Great Charles St will close (pre & post event)

    Ballybough Road will also be closed post event from the Clonliffe House to the junction of North Circular Road/Summerhill to allow patrons to safely egress from the Cusack Stand side of the Stadium

    All inbound Traffic on Fairview may be diverted towards the city away from Ballybough

    All outbound Traffic on Parnell St. will be diverted left and right at Gardiner St away from Summerhill / Ballybough Area

    Avoid the area Surrounding Croke Park unless necessary
     

    Parking:


    Utilise all advertised Parking facilities

    There is No Parking within the Garda Cordon Area around Croke Park

    There is no Special Needs Parking within the Garda Cordon around Croke Park

    There is no Coach Parking within the Cordon or in the Streets around Croke Park
     

    Supervised Car Parking is available at:
     

    Clonliffe College via Driumcondra Rd Lr – 3,100 with 100 Special Needs
    O’Connell’s School off North Circular Road – 400 parking places
     

    Have patience with the Post Traffic Plan, cars will not be released until pedestrian traffic has cleared.
     

    Pay & Display in most areas – read the limitations
     

    Residential Area – do not park where you cause an obstruction
     

    Full Clamping Operation in Place
     

    Do not bring valuables, do not display valuables in vehicles
     

    Private Bus Plan:
     

    A limited stretch of North Circular Road from the junction with Belvidere Road and Richmond Street North (entrance to O’Connells Schools) will be coned to reserve this area as a Coach drop off point.  This arrangement is only in place for Coaches that have given the required information to the Eucharistic Congress Event Management Committee.  These Coaches will then leave the area for a car park at the North Wall, a facility that has been put in place by the Eucharistic Congress Event Management Committee.  The Coaches will be called up to the same area as a pick up point post event in a controlled manner.
     

    General Advice to Patrons:


    Use Public Transport to get to / from Event

    There is no dedicated Coach Parking Area Near Croke Park 

    Private Coaches if used should use drop off points outside the City and use Public Transport for the remainder of the journey.

    Arrive Early as there are security checks at cordon points

    Do not bring hand luggage

    Respect the Area – it is residential

    Illegally Parked Vehicles will dealt with / removed
     

    Co-operate with Gardai and Stewards
     

    Crowd Management Plan at Jones Rd “No meeting point outside Stadium”

     

    <_o3a_p>RDS DETAILS -

    <_o3a_p>Dates:   10th to 16th June 2012

    <_o3a_p>Main Entrance Open each day from 9.00am.

    <_o3a_p>Event Finish at 7.00pm approximately each evening. 

    <_o3a_p>Expected Attendance:   25,000 on 10th June
                                          10 - 15,000 each day from 11th to 16th June

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    Patrons Travelling to the RDS:


    All patrons travelling to the RDS for the event are advised to utilise public transport as much as possible. The Ballsbridge area is serviced by Dublin Bus Routes 4, 5, 7, 7a, 7n, 8, 18, 27x, 45, 47. The DART also stops close the RDS at Sandymount Avenue Station.

    Organised parish groups will be facilitated with a drop off point on Merrion Road at the front of the RDS.

    Drivers should be aware that illegally or improperly parked vehicles have the potential to cause traffic disruption, obstruction and difficulty to emergency vehicles that may need to access the narrow residential streets that surround the RDS.  

    Patrons are advised to travel to RDS on the M50 motorway and the N11 from the South and the Dublin Port Tunnel and East Link Bridge from the North. These routes lead directly to the Ballsbridge area. Patrons arriving via the M50 / M11 / M1 motorways are advised to allow time for traffic delays. Dublin Port Tunnel will be open to all vehicles.


    Residents:


    Patrons are requested to be aware that the RDS is located in a residential area.

    Patrons attending at the RDS are requested to respect residents by behaving in an appropriate manner when going to and departing the venue.


    Event Traffic Restrictions:


    Simmonscourt Road may be closed periodically each day depending on traffic volumes. Traffic disruption will be kept to a minimum.


    The following roads will be closed to facilitate the Eucharistic Procession on Wednesday 13th June 2012:-


    - Simmonscourt Road will be closed from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

    - Anglesea Road will be closed from 7.30pm until 9.30pm

    - Merrion Road inbound from Simmonscourt Road to Anglesea Road will be closed from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.


    Motorists on the N11 wishing to access Sandymount Avenue or Serpentine Avenue should re-direct via Ailesbury Road and Merrion Road. Motorists wishing to access Donnybrook from Merrion Road inbound should divert via Ailesbury Road. Motorists wishing to access Donnybrook or the N11 from Merrion Road outbound should divert via Ailesbury Road or Nutley Lane as appropriate.


    Access will be provided to the Four Seasons Hotel and Bewley’s Hotel where possible but only from the Merrion Road end of Simmonscourt Road.
    There are no other road closures associated with this event.

     
    Special Needs Parking:


    There are a number of disabled parking spaces in the RDS car park on the Merrion Road but these are very limited.


    Bus/Coach Parking:


    There is limited parking for coaches in the Simmonscourt Extension of the RDS. Drivers will be advised on the day of any other coach parking areas available


    Ticket Sales:


    Please refer to www.iec2012.ie for details of ticket sales for this event.


    Parking Restrictions


    Parking will not be permitted on Simmonscourt Road for the duration of the event.
    During the hours of operation of the Garda Cordon, vehicles, bicycles, skips, bags, bins or any other items which are causing an obstruction or which may become a trip hazard will be relocated or removed.


    Superintendent O’Brien stated today at Donnybrook Garda Station that ‘…..a lot of work has gone into the planning for this event. We will endeavour to get people in and out of the area as quickly and easily as possible. I would urge people wishing to attend the event to use public transport if possible. Please abide by instructions and directions from Gardai and Stewards and above all be safe and enjoy the event.’


    Please refer to www.iec2012.ie or www.rds.ie for further details of opening times for the event and for approach and arena maps.


    Crime:


    Patrons are advised to be aware of their own personal safety and security while attending the event. They should ensure the security of personal belongings while on route to and from the stadium i.e. purses/wallets/tickets/ Mobile Phones.

    Patrons who arrive by vehicle should also ensure that property is not left exposed in parked vehicles. They should ensure that car windows, sunroofs are correctly closed.

    Patrons should also comply with the directions issued by Gardaí and stewards at the event. The directions are issued with a view to making the RDS environs a safer place during the event.

    Safety Call (Crime Prevention)

    On this month’s traffic segment Sergeant Liam McGeraghty was in studio and discussed the recently launched “Operation Focus”.  This 24-hour initiative saw 54 Garda checkpoints set up at collision prone locations around Dublin.  It is a six-month operation not aimed at catching people breaking the law but reminding people of the laws put in place to help save lives.

    TISPOL

    This month’s traffic segment focused on An Garda Síochána working in tandem with multi agencies conducting a TISPOL Checkpoint.


    TISPOL is committed to reducing death, serious injury and crime on Europe's roads. Its activities are guided by research, intelligence, information and experience, to produce measurable results that contribute to reducing casualties and making roads
    safer.


    Sergeant Liam Geraghty was in studio to discuss this matter further and offer advice to motorist.
     

    Metal Theft

    On Friday, the 2nd February 2007 a fatal road traffic collision occurred on the Main Street in Arklow, Co. Wicklow.


    The victim was a pedestrian who was struck and fatally injured by a Honda Civic car at high speed. The pedestrian was twenty one year old Daniel Mc Donald from Arklow and the driver of the Honda Civic was twenty year old Anthony O Reilly from Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.


    Local Gardaí from Arklow Garda Station requested the assistance of the Forensic Collision Investigation Unit based at the Regional Traffic Division in Dublin Castle. An extensive and comprehensive examination of the scene was carried out and it was clear to the investigation team that this was not a typical road traffic collision. During the course of the investigation it was established that an altercation occurred earlier in the night at a local niteclub between the deceased and the driver of the Honda Civic. This altercation continued on the main street, where Anthony O’Reilly got into his car and drove it at Daniel McDonald. Anthony O’Reilly was later convicted of the murder of Daniel and is currently serving a life sentence.


    This feature demonstrates the skilful work of the Forensic Collision Investigation Unit and Sergeant Liam Geraghty was in studio to discuss this solved case and highlight bad driving practices by motorists including speeding and driving while fatigued.

    This month’s traffic segment was focused on learner divers and Sergeant Liam Geraghty was in studio and offered road safety advice for the coming Bank Holiday Weekend.
    Religious Relics - Killester

    Garda Keith White was in studio with an update on missing person Denis Walsh missing since 1996.

     His family made an appeal on the programme last month and several calls were received on the night.

     Gardaí are following up on the information received and would like to thank the public for their assistance with this investigation.

    Bobby Ryan

    Garda Keith White was in studio to re-appeal for information on the disappearance of Bobby Ryan who was reported missing on Friday, the 3rd June 2011.


    On Thursday, the 2nd June 2011 he left his home in Boherlahan near Cashel and travelled to Fawnagowan, Bansha Road, Tipperary to stay with his girlfriend.  At approximately 6.30am on Friday morning Bobby left Fawnagowan to return home to Boherlahan to get ready for work at Killough Quarry near Thurles, Co. Tipperary.  He failed to turn up for work and colleagues contacted his son and daughter.  His son noticed his work clothes and boots were still at home.


    At 2.30pm Bobby’s silver coloured Citroen van was discovered parked at a car park at Kilshane Woods, Bansha, Tipperary, which is an amenity area for walkers using the local woodlands. A man matching his description was seen walking along a country road at Cordangan, Tipperary Town at approximately 8.50am on Friday 3rd June, the morning he went missing.


    Bobby Ryan is 52 years of age. He is described as 14 stone, 5ft 2", bald with hazel eyes. When last seen he was wearing a navy polo t-shirt, navy tracksuit bottoms, navy jumper and white runners. He was well known in the area, he drove a truck for a local quarry and worked as a DJ in the area, known as Mr Moonlight

    Damian Gordon

    The Gardaí at Swords Garda Station are looking for information on the whereabouts of Damian Gordon, (Dob) 17/10/1972. He has previously resided in Roscommon.

    He failed to appear at the Circuit Court for sentencing in relation to a charge under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

     
    Gardaí at Swords Garda Station are investigating                                       Telephone 01 6664700