This month’s Crime Prevention segment was presented by Sergeant Alan Roughneen who was offering advice to the public in relation to personal safety. The advice offered was in keeping with An Garda Síochána’s Crime Prevention Day of Action that took place on the 12th March 2015.
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On Monday the 16th February 2015 shortly after 9.30 pm, two men called to a house at Redford Park, Greystones, Co. Wicklow. The injured party was watching television with his partner at the time. When the injured party opened the door the men asked him was he selling his car that was parked in the driveway.
One of the men produced a firearm and shot the injured party, who immediately closed the door and ran into the kitchen. The men shot through the closed door and the front bedroom window before leaving in what is believed to be a small hatchback car.
• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the Redford Park area on Monday the 16th February prior to the shooting.
• Gardaí are looking for any sightings of the two men and the hatchback car in the area prior to the shooting.
• Gardaí are appealing for any information that may assist the investigation.
Gardaí at Greystones Garda Station are investigating Telephone 01 666 5800
The Gardaí at Salthill Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the discovery of human remains at 158 Upper Salthill on the 17th April 2002.
The owner of this property was carrying out excavation work in the back garden and discovered human remains wrapped up in a sleeping bag buried in a shallow grave. There were also a number of items of clothing including, boots, jewellery and hair ties in the sleeping bag.
A full examination of the scene was carried out and a post mortem on the remains. An investigation was launched with Gardaí establishing that this property was used as a squat over the years by a number of people. Their enquiries led them to a man known as “Dave”, who busked around Galway, particularly on Shop Street, an area known locally as “the four corners”. He played guitar and tin whistle. He always had his pet collie dog with him.
Gardaí believe Dave was originally from the UK and the last known sighting of him was in 1999. Gardaí believe he was buried at 158 Upper Salthill almost two years before his remains were discovered. Gardaí also believe he may have been known as “Dave Rawson” or “Dave Tang”, but are unsure if that was his real name.
• Gardaí are appealing for any information in relation to the disappearance of this man to come forward.
Gardaí at Salthill Garda Station are investigating Telephone 091 514 720
Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the disappearance of twenty four year old Peter Gallagher who went missing from his home at Newgrove Estate, Donaghmede, Dublin 5 on the 5th July 2003.
Peter had been celebrating at a Christening party at his home but he left the house in the early hours of Saturday the 6th July and was never seen again.
Peter did not have his passport with him and there has been no activity on his bank account since. His family have travelled throughout Ireland and the UK searching for him. Peter would have celebrated his 35th Birthday this month.
His sister Aideen was in studio appealing for information.
Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are investigating Telephone 666 4200
The Gardaí at Mohill Garda Station are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Mohill post office on Thursday the 4th December 2014. At approximately 8.30am a red Mazda saloon car registration number 99D14909 was seen at the car park of Baxter’s supermarket in Mohill. The Mazda car is believed to have circled the town on two occasions prior to the robbery.
At approximately 9.25am when the morning rush of customers was over, the Mazda drove up to the post office and parked outside. Two men got out of the car and entered the post office. The men were armed with a hatchet and firearm. There were two members of staff working behind the counter at the time. The men threatened the staff and demanded money. They demanded the contents of the safe but it was on a time lock. They stole a quantity of cash which they placed in a red sports bag. One of the men left the hatchet on the counter as they made their getaway in the Mazda saloon car which was later discovered burnt at nearby Clooncahir woods.
• The car used by the raiders was purchased in Dublin on the 3rd November 2014 using a false name. The registration number of the car was not changed. Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information on the whereabouts of this car between the 3rd November and the 3rd December. The car was caught on CCTV travelling through a toll on the M3 on this date.
• Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information about this crime to come forward.
Description of raiders:
Raider 1: Dressed in light grey clothing with green and grey gardening gloves. Dark trainers with white stripes. He were carrying a handgun and wore a balaclava
Raider 2: Black jacket, dark blue tracksuit bottoms with white stripes. He wore gardening gloves and wore a balaclava.
Raider 3: The driver of the car is described as being his 20’s and wore a dark hoody that he pulled down to cover his face.
Raider 4: It is believed that there was a fourth person in the car as it drove around the town. (No description).
Gardaí at Carrick On Shannon Garda Station Telephone 071 9051065
On this month’s traffic segment, Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to discuss the very recent national speed enforcement operation, “Slow Down”, which was conducted for a 24 hour period from 07.00hrs on Friday 27th to 07.00hrs on Saturday 28th March 2015.
The objective of operation “Slow Down” is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. The aim is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive and inappropriate speed. This initiative is supported by the Road Safety Authority and other partner stakeholders.
Crimecall carried out a comparison test between two identical cars that travelled a round trip from Dublin to Castlebar, one car travelled at the speed limit and the other car travelled 10km below.
The aim of the test is to discourage speeding by illustrating that the journey time differential between both vehicles is miniscule.