The Gardaí at Castlerea Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred on Friday 23rd January 2015 at Loughglynn, Co Roscommon.
At 8.15am approx a young woman and her two young children were at home when she answered a knock to the front door. She was confronted by a man, who began to assault her to the side of her head with a stone.
The man kept demanding money while continuing the assault. He shoved the woman into a bathroom, but was unable to lock the door. The woman was bleeding from her injuries and attempted to leave the bathroom to check on her baby son. She was then threatened by the man that if she didn’t remain there he would stab her.
The man stole the women’s handbag and its contents. He stole her car keys and took her car, a dark coloured Ford Focus C-Max, registration number 11SO542. It was unknown, at the time, what direction the car went after leaving but the car was subsequently recovered on Wednesday the 18th February 2015 near to a forest at Castlerea, Co. Roscommon on the R361.
The Burglary lasted approximately ten minutes following which the woman was brought to hospital where she received treatment for her injuries.
A stolen bicycle was recovered a short distance from the scene. Earlier that morning at 8am, two motorists saw a man cycling near to the village of Loughglynn and in the direction of the woman’s home. The cyclist is described as wearing dark clothing.
Description of Suspect:
Late 20’s, about 5’10’’ in height, black hair and clean shaven. He wore a navy dark blue jacket with a hood (that he wore up).He wore dark coloured tracksuit bottoms, training shoes with a white band around the edge and gloves.
• Anyone in the area of Loughlynn on Friday 23rd January who has information about this crime.
• Sightings of the man on the bicycle or anyone who may know his identity.
• Sightings of the stolen Ford Focus C-Max, registration number 11SO542 between the 23rd January and the 18th February.
Gardaí at Roscommon Garda Station are investigating Telephone 0906638300
The Gardaí at Blanchardstown are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred on Thursday the 12th February 2015 in Hazelbury Green, Clonee at 8.55am. An elderly lady was at home watching television when she answered a knock at the front door. Two men dressed in workman’s clothing including a high visibility jacket confronted the woman. They tied the woman’s hands behind her back with a belt and covered her mouth with duct tape. They ransacked the house looking for money. They left the house in a white coloured vehicle. The injured party created this Evo-Fit of one of the men.
Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating Telephone 016667000
This month’s Crime Prevention segment highlighted the problem of livestock theft throughout the country. Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to give crime prevention advice to farmers and the farming community in relation to access control, CCTV, security lighting and property marking.
He was joined in studio by I.F.A president Eddie Downey, who discussed the newly launched Crimestoppers appeal, jointly organised by Crimestoppers, the Irish Farmers Association and An Garda Síochána.
The campaign is calling on members of the public and in particular those in the farming community with information on the theft of cattle and sheep to come forward with information.
There is a Crimestoppers reward in relation to the theft of livestock.
The Facial Identification Unit based at the Garda Photographic Section, Technical Bureau. Garda Headquarters have introduced a new system called Evo-Fit. An Evo-FIT composite is also referred to as a police sketch, photo-fit or CD-FIT. The Facial Identification Unit will interview victims and witnesses of crime and under the guidance of this person produce a composite which is a likeness of the suspect. This new system provides more realistic facial images, there is a much higher identification rate, it has a considerably larger profile of acceptable witnesses – the system works more on recognition rather than recall and there is a significantly improved array of tools which can alter age, weight, personality (Pleasantness, honesty, healthiness etc.). There is a wider and more accurate selection of databases. An Evo-FIT should always be considered in every investigation where a victim or witness of a crime has seen the suspect’s face and would be able to recognise that face again.
Crimecall met with Detective Sergeant Paul Curran and put this new system to the test.
The Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are looking for information on missing person Konrad Misiak, (date of birth 13.9.1978) (36 years).
He is a Polish national who has been living in Ireland for approximately 8 years. He resided at an address in Melville Rise, Finglas.
He was last seen in February 2014 by his housemates. He left all his personal belongings behind and is not in possession of his passport. His friends have not heard from him since. He has not spoken with his family in Poland since January 2014 who are very concerned for his wellbeing.
Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating Telephone 016667500
The Gardaí at Clontarf Garda Station continue to investigate the murder of twenty seven year old Noel Deans who was shot on Ferrycarraig Road in Coolock on the 16th January 2010.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Priorswood Inn public House or the vicinity between 5pm and 10pm on the night of the 16th January 2010 to come forward.
Noel Deans left the Priorswood Inn on foot and walked in the direction of Ferrycarraig Road. The Gardaí are appealing to anyone that may have seen Noel leave the pub and walk in the direction of Ferrycarraig Road to come forward.
We appeal to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity prior to the murder of Noel Deans to come forward.
This murder occurred 5 Years ago and people may not have been in a position at the time to come forward. We appeal that they do so now.
Gardaí at Clontarf Garda Station are investigating Telephone 016664800
The Gardaí at Clonmel Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to a serious assault of a young woman in Clonmel in the early hours of the 9th August 2013.
On the night of the assault, the injured party was out socialising in the town with two friends. At around 2.20am the three friends left where they were socialising on Nelson Street. The women chatted to several people in the vicinity of Nelson Street. She met some men who invited her to a party in Tipperary Town. The woman got into a car with the men. Gardaí believe this car was a silver Volkwagan Golf.
There were two men in the front and one in the back of the car. The man in the back of the car started to assault the woman during the journey. When the car stopped at Scallagheen, Tipperary Town the woman was pushed out of the car and the same man got out of the car and continued to assault the woman. After the assault the man got into the car and drove off, leaving the injured party alone in the housing estate. She ran to a nearby house to get help.
• Gardaí are appealing for any information in relation to this serious assault or from anyone who might have seen anything suspicious in Clonmel that morning or later on the road to Tipperary.
Gardaí at Clonmel Garda Station are investigating Telephone 052 6177640
On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to offer advice to all road users in relation to seatbelt safety.
He emphasised the importance of wearing seatbelts by demonstrating in studio the Road Safety Authority’s Roll over machine.