Gardaí at Dundrum Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at Wesbury estate, Stillorgan, Co.Dublin on Friday, the 23rd October 2015.
At approximately 3.30pm, a young male occupant of the house was upstairs in his bedroom on his computer and listening to music. He heard a number of loud noises and banging sounds over his music and thought it was builders working nearby. He walked out to the landing as the noise and banging continued and made his way downstairs. He saw a male in the hallway. This man ran towards the kitchen and the attempted to get out through the back door. There was a second man in the back garden standing at the kitchen window.
The intruder attempted to make his escape out the back door but it was locked. The intruder confronted the man and hit him a number of times with a hammer on his upper arm and the side of the face.
The intruder then escaped through the kitchen window where the second intruder was waiting, they jumped over the wall into a neighbours back garden before making their way out towards the front of the estate on foot. The injured party saw the men running past his house. The front door was jammed and the injured party had difficulty opening it. When he managed to open the door he ran after the two men, he spoke to a couple in a car who told him they had seen the two men running towards a green area/small forest at the rear of the estate that leads to St.Raphaelas School. It is unclear if the men ran through the woods or escaped in a car in the estate. The injured party returned to his house and noticed money missing from his wallet. He called the Gardaí.
• Gardaí have released an EVOFIT of the man that entered the house, who is described as 15 to 18 years old, five foot then inches in height with sallow skin. He was wearing a grey tracksuit.
• The second man was described as very similar in age, five foot nine inches in height wearing a white and navy blue jacket.
• Do you have information that can identify these men?
• Can you study the EVOFIT and the descriptions given and identify these men.
• Did you see these men running towards the school and get into a car or other vehicle.
Gardaí at Dundrum Garda Station are investigating Telephone 016665600
On this month’s programme, Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan was in the studio to give an overview of the year from a Policing perspective.
The Commissioner addressed a number of topics, including Operation Thor, Organisational changes, Community Safety, as well as a special mention for all Garda Staff and our late colleague Garda Tony Golden.
The Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 allows for the establishment of a DNA Database by Forensic Science Ireland (FSI). An Garda Síochána are responsible for the taking and transmission of DNA reference samples to Forensic Science Ireland (FSI). The DNA Database System will be used for identification of suspects or linking of crime scenes in the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences. It will also be utilised in missing person cases for the identification of unknown deceased persons and seriously ill or severely injured persons who are unable to indicate their identity.
The retention and destruction of DNA samples/profiles for the DNA Database System is governed by strict requirements set out in Part 10 of the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014. It is the responsibility of the Commissioner of An Garda Síochána to ensure that these requirements are adhered to in accordance with legislation.
The Gardaí at Millstreet Garda Station are investigating the disappearance of thirty three year old Barbara Walsh from Rusheenamanagh, Carna, Co. Galway who is missing from her home since 22nd June 1985.
Barbara was married and was a mother to six children. She was at home in Carna, with her husband and six young children, ranging in age from 16 years old to just 7 months. There was a small gathering of family and friends in the house and the last sighing of Barbara was in the early hours of the 22nd June 1985.
She was never seen or heard from again. An extensive Garda Investigation was launched and remains live and active.
Barbara’s family are appealing for information in relation to their Mother’s disappearance after thirty years.
• Gardaí believe the clue to solving this case lies within the local community and are appealing to anyone who may have information that they are holding onto to please come forward.
• Do you have information that you are unknowingly holding onto that may assist the investigation?
Gardaí at Millstreet Garda Station are investigating Telephone 091538000
The Gardaí at Newbridge Garda Station are investigating the disappearance of twenty one year old JoJo Dullard who is missing from her home since Friday 9th November 1995.
Jojo left her home in Callan, Co. Kilkenny at 8.30am on the morning of the 9th December to travel by bus to Dublin to collect her final social welfare payment from the Harold’s Cross post office.
She met some friends in Bruxelle’s Pub, just off Grafton Street and stayed with them all afternoon. She decided to head home to Callan arriving at Busarus Bus Station, Store Street at approximately 10pm. She missed her bus to Callan, so she boarded the Kildare bus instead and arrived in Naas at around 10.50pm.
JoJo hitched a lift from a motorist in Naas who dropped her off in Kilcullen, County Kildare, near the edge of the motorway. At about 11.15pm JoJo hitched another lift from here and was dropped off at Moone Village, Kildare at 11.35pm.
JoJo called her friend from a phone box at Moone, County Kildare and explained that she missed her bus and was going to hitch her way home. She interrupted the conversation briefly and when she returned indicated to her friend that ‘’ she just got a lift’’. This is the last sighting of JoJo.
Josephine Dullard, known as Jojo, was born in Callan, County Kilkenny on the 25th of January 1974, she would be forty one years old. This year marks the 20th anniversary of her disappearance. She has not been heard of or seen since this night.
• Despite the fact that it has been twenty years since JoJo disappeared, Gardaí are anxious that anyone coming forward with information will be treated in a sensitive manner.
• Do you have information that you are unknowingly holding onto that may assist the investigation.
• Did you at the time of JoJo’s disappearance speak to investigating Gardaí and now feel that there is some additional piece of information that you now want to impart.
• JoJo’s family are seeking closure, can you help them?
• There is a Crimestoppers reward for information in relation to JoJo’s disappearance.
Gardaí at Naas Garda Station are investigating Telephone 045884300
On this month’s Crimecall, we looked back over some of our missing persons we have featured over the years and make re-appeals for information in relation to their disappearance.
Anthony Cantillon (DOB) 01/01/1949 is missing from his home at Crecora, Co. Limerick since 26th January 1976. He would be 69 years old today. When last seen he was wearing a green & blue shirt, black trousers and light green jumper.
Gardaí at the Henry Street Garda Station are investigating Telephone 061212400
Imelda Keenan (DOB) 24/03/1971 would be 44 years old this year. She is missing since 3rd January 1994. Imelda is from Mountmellick, Co. Laois, at the time of her disappearance Imelda was living at William Street, Co. Waterford. There is an age profile picture of what Imelda would look like today.
Gardaí at the Waterford Garda Station are investigating Telephone 051305300
Sandra Collins (DOB) 14/12/1971, was reported missing on the 5th December 2000. At the time of her disappearance Sandra lived on Court House Street, Killala. Sandra would be 44 years old today.
Gardaí at the Ballina Garda Station are investigating Telephone 09620560
Trevor Deely (DOB) 15/08/1978 has been missing since 8th December 2000. He was last seen at Haddington Road, Dublin, wearing a yellow and brown shirt and beige cord trousers. He would be 37 years old today.
Gardaí at the Pearse Street Garda Station are investigating Telephone 016669000