Gardaí at Clonmel Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a garage in Cloneen, Co Tipperary on Saturday, the 24th September 2016.
At around 8.30pm the owner served his last customer, locked up for the evening and went home. He made himself some tea and settled in to watch television for the evening. Shortly before 9pm he heard loud knocks on the front door, but after hearing nothing else, he continued to watch the television. About 30 minutes later he heard a noise coming from the kitchen and as he was walking towards the kitchen he was approached by two masked men. They wrestled him to the ground.
One of the men stayed with the owner while the second man searched the house, looking for money. After finding some they continued asking the owner for more money and where was the safe. There was no safe, they tied the man up and locked him into a bedroom.
• Gardaí would like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Cloneen on the evening of the Saturday, September 24th.
• Gardaí have established that two vehicles were seen outside the premises at the time of the Burglary. The first is described as a crew cab, show room condition, possibly black or navy with chrome to the front. The second is described as a wine Toyota Corolla.
• Gardaí have also established that a silver Volkswagan Caddy Maxi van was seen in the area at the time of the burglary and are appealing to anyone with information as to the identity of the driver of this vehicle to come forward.
• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the days or weeks before the incident to come forward.
• Anyone with information as to the identity of those responsible to come forward
Gardaí at Clonmel Garda Station are investigating - 052 6177 640
On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment Sergeant Amanda Flood was in studio to discuss An Garda Síochána’s Crime Prevention Initiative “Campus Watch” which was initially introduced to third level institutions twenty years ago in 1997 and now has over fifty active Campus Watch schemes, which are supported by Community Gardaí across Ireland.
Campus Watch is based on the same principle of “Community Policing in Partnership”, as Neighbourhood & Business Watch and its primary objective is to make campuses and their environs a safer place.
During this academic year Garda Campus Watch Liaisons, in partnership with the Students Union, will host specific themed clinics on topics such as Anti Social Behaviour, Personal Safety, Drug Awareness and Cyber Crime. For more information on Campus Watch please visit the Garda website here
The Gardaí at Greystones Garda Station are investigating a robbery that occurred on N11 Timore, Newtownmountkennedy on the morning of Monday 14th August 2017.
The victim was travelling along the M11 motorway and pulled into a lay-by at junction 19, she noticed a wine coloured saloon car pulled in behind her. She continued on her journey and noticed the same car driving very closely behind her. This car turned on the hazard lights and flashed the headlights at her. She pulled into the junction just before the N11. A man got out of the car and approached the driver’s door. He told her there was smoke coming from her exhaust. He then demanded her purse and stole a sum of cash from her.
The victim compiled an EVOFIT, he is described as five foot eleven inches in height with dark short hair, stubble on his face, brown eyes wearing a navy jacket, navy trousers and a white shirt. He spoke with a Dublin accent.
Gardaí at Greystones Garda Station are investigating - 01 666 5800
The Gardaí at Malahide Garda Station are investigating a Robbery that occurred on the Feltrim Road, Kinsealy, Co. Dublin on Thursday 10th August 2017 at 9.20pm.
The victim had just got off the bus and was walking along the road, she saw a man jogging wearing a grey hooded top that was covering his head. She passed this man and a number of seconds later she felt her handbag being pulled from her and was pushed to the ground. The same man was shouting at her, he produced a Stanley blade and threatened to stab her unless she released her handbag.
The man ran to a waiting red Honda Civic car possibly a 1995 model and drove off in the direction of the Malahide Road.
The man is described as approximately thirty years of age, five foot in height with sallow skin and brown hair, not tightly cut.
Gardaí at Malahide Garda Station are investigating - 01 666 4600
Gardaí at Athy Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the whereabouts of sixty two year old Bill Delaney who is missing from his home at Oaklands on the Carlow Road since Saturday 23rd September 2017.
Bill is described as 5'8" tall, of thin build, clean shaven and bald. When last seen he was wearing a navy jacket, navy tracksuit bottoms with white runners. Bill’s family and Gardaí are concerned for his well being.
Gardaí at Athy Garda Station are investigating - 059 863 4210
Gardaí at Malahide Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to William Gaule who is missing from Malahide since Wednesday 6th September 2017.
Sixty three year old William was last seen at 10pm on that evening, he is described as being approximately five foot nine inches in height with receding grey hair and a moustache. He was wearing a blue/black knitted jumper and dark coloured trousers.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the disappearance of William to come forward.
Gardaí at Malahide Garda Station are investigating - 01 666 46
Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating the murder of sixty three year old Michael McCoy who died as a result of an assault. His body was discovered at a forest track on Ballinascorney Road Upper, Brittas, Co. Dublin.
On Thursday 29th September 2016, Michael took his two dogs for a walk in the nearby forest. His red Daihatsu Cuore car was parked at the entrance to the forest by at least 8.30am that morning.
Michael’s wife returned home that evening at around 5.30pm but Michael wasn’t there. She became alarmed at around 7pm when he still had not returned home. Michael’s wife and one of his daughters went looking for him and found his car parked at the forest. They searched for Michael and called out for the dogs. They were worried as they thought he may have had a fall. They contacted the Gardaí who utilised the services of the local Mountain Rescue Units. They searched the woods and found Michael lying on a footpath in the early hours of the 30th September. He had been assaulted and was pronounced dead a short time later.
Michael’s wife and three daughters made an emotional appeal for help and assistance from the public.
• Gardaí are appealing to the public in the Ballinascorney area to assist them with their investigation and encourage person(s) with information to come forward.
• Gardaí believe that there may be people with information in the community who have not yet come forward and would appeal to them to do so now.
Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating - 01 666 6000
Gardaí at Balbriggan Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of thirty three year old Polish man Michal Kurek whose body was discovered at the Grange Road, just south of the main Ballyboughal to Oldtown Road, Co. Dublin, on Friday 4th August 2017.
Michal’s last movements were captured throughout the city and surrounding areas on several different CCTV cameras. Michal took a train from Drumcondra station at about 10.35am on Thursday 3rd August. A short time later he travelled to Blanchardstown shopping centre and went to the Library nearby. He then got another train from Coolmine Station to Clonsilla Station arriving there at around 8.50pm. This is the last known sighting of Michal alive.
His body was discovered at 10.40am the following morning, he had been stabbed multiple times.
• Michal had recently become homeless but frequented the Ongar area of Dublin 15. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who knew Michal from this area and may have information about his murder to come forward.
• Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the movements of Michal after he left Clonsilla train station at 8.50pm until his body was discovered the following morning.
• Gardaí are appealing to the Polish Community in Dublin to assist them with their investigation.
Gardaí at Balbriggan Garda Station are investigating - 01 802 0510
Gardaí at Carrick on Shannon are investigating the murder of local man Patrick Heeran. Patrick was last seen at Aughavas, Mohill, Co. Leitrim on 3rd October 2011 at 4.20pm. Patrick was reported missing from his home and to date his body has not been recovered.
Gardaí are appealing for assistance from the public in relation to a number of incidents that occurred in 2011. Patrick was fearful for his safety. Gardaí are appealing to any person(s) who were directly or indirectly involved in the incidents in 2011 and are also appealing to any persons who may be in possession of information relating to any of these incidents.
Any person(s) that may have knowledge of what happened to Patrick are urged to come forward. Gardaí would particularly like to appeal to any person(s) who saw callers to the home of Patrick Heeran prior to him being reported missing.
Finally Gardaí appeal to all friends, neighbours, visitors to Aughavas, Co. Leitrim who may be in a position to assist the investigation to do so.
It has been almost six years since Patrick Heeran was last seen alive and his family are most anxious to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion.
Gardaí at Carrick On Shannon Garda Station are investigating - 071 965 0510
Gardaí at Carlow Garda Station are investigating a robbery that occurred on Wednesday 9th November 2016 at approximately 7.05pm at car sales premises.
A member of staff was in the office working when a man walked in armed with a knife. He held the knife in his right hand. He demanded money. He stole a large sum of cash and fled on foot towards the Portlaoise Road.
He is described as being five foot ten inches in height of slight build between twenty and thirty years of age and spoke with a strong Dublin accent. He was wearing all black clothing with a beanie hat and scarf partially covering his face.
Gardaí at Carlow Garda Station are investigating - 059 913 6620
On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to review the number of road fatalities that occurred during the summer months and offered advice to all road users on how to stay safe on the roads.
Garda Cloughley also offered advice to motorcyclists and cyclists, in light of the recent return of students to schools and colleges on how best to keep them visible and safe.
Finally Garda Cloughley gave general advice to all road users and highlighted the “Safer Road’s for Dublin” Campaign and reflected on Tispol’s Project Edward, held on Thursday 21st September 2017.