Our website uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience and to collect information about how you use this site to improve our service to you. By not accepting cookies some elements of the site, such as video, will not work. Please visit our Cookie Policy page for more information on how we use cookies.

April 4

Aggravated Burglary, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow on the 16.3.16

The Gardaí at Baltinglass Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred on Wednesday, 16th March 2016 at Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow.

The injured party, a man in his eighties was staying with a friend at Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow on that Wednesday, the day before St. Patrick’s Day. They had lunch at home that day and went to mass that evening. Shortly after 7pm they arrived home and later, the woman went out to visit her friend. The man settled down for the evening, reading a book and watching television in the sitting room.

Just as the man was watching the nine news, three men burst into the sitting room. Two of the men were armed with what looked like a wooded baton and an iron bar. They were all wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered. They demanded money from the injured party and he handed them his wallet. They demanded more money and to know where the safe was. They ransacked several rooms in the house and stole a coin box containing money in old denominations and an antique gun.

One of the raiders tied the man’s feet together with a scarf. The raiders fled on foot from the house. Witnesses recall seeing lights from a car nearby parked on the Ballynultagh road.

During the burglary the man was assaulted and struck a number of times and received facial injuries. He was treated in hospital for his injuries.


• The wallet contained eight €100 notes and the coin box contained old coins & currency including punts. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who has come across this money or may know anyone who has to come forward.

• The antique gun that was stolen was a decommissioned “Ruger” pistol, Gardaí are appealing anyone who may know the whereabouts of this gun to come forward.

• At 8.20pm that evening at nearby Tinahely, car registration number plates 04WH4366 were reported stolen from an Audi A4. Gardaí believe the raiders may have used a similar car with these number plates.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the area between 8pm and 10pm, people are asked to recall any suspicious activity in Shillelagh that night.

Gardaí at Baltinglass Garda Station are investigating - Telephone 0596482610

Crime Prevention

On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment, Sergeant Alan Roughneen was in studio to advise all drivers, both private and commercial, to make sure they properly lock and secure their cars. The driver may be distracted when leaving their car and assume they have locked it without hearing the alarm cues. But unbeknownst to them their car key signal has been blocked and the car remains unlocked. The criminal can easily remove any valuable property without being noticed.


• Secure all doors, close all windows and put on your car alarm even if it is only for a short period of time. Double check your door is closed after you have engaged your alarm. Manually lock the car with the key if in any doubt.

• Take valuable property with you. Do not leave property on view inside your car, this includes when parked outside your home.

• Park in well lit and secure areas particularly overnight.

• Be wary of people loitering in parking areas who may be operating jammers. Be wary of people trying to distract you, someone else may be trying to physically block your vehicle door from locking. Notify any car park attendants, shop owners, etc.

• Report all thefts from cars or suspicious activity to the Gardaí.

For more information please see www.garda.ie and Crime Prevention Advice is available here

Discovery of Human Remains, Salthill, Galway on the 17/4/02

The Gardaí at Salthill Garda Station are re-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 recently appeared on Crimewatch UK, where over 5 million people tuned in, a number of new information was received that Gardai are hoping may develop the investigation.

Gardaí at Salthill Garda Station are investigating     Telephone 091 514720


Escape from Custody - Frederick Lee

The Gardaí at Arklow Garda Station are looking for information on the current whereabouts of fifty one year old Frederick Lee who absconded from lawful custody at Shelton Abbey prison in Arklow on Wednesday 4th March 2016 between 6.30am and 7.30am.

His home address is O’ Donoghue Park, Bessbrook, Newry, Co. Down. He is also known to frequent Killcross Court, Sandyford and Druids Court, Ballymun, Dublin 11.

He is described as being five foot nine inches in height, brown hair and blue eyes.

Gardaí at Wicklow Garda Station are investigating      Telephone 0404 60140

Annie McCarrick

The Serious Crime Review Team at the National Bureau of Crime Investigation is continuing to investigate the disappearance of twenty six year old American woman, Annie McCarrick who is missing since Friday 26th March 1993.

Annie travelled to Ireland to study and was living in an apartment at St. Catherine’s Court, Sandymount with two other friends. On that Friday morning she was at home knitting and told her friends she may go for a walk in the Wicklow or Glencullen area.

At approximately 11am Annie purchased groceries from supermarket Quinnsworth on the Sandymount Road. She returned home to St. Catherine’s Court with the groceries and they were left on the kitchen table. Later that day at 3.15pm Annie took a bus from Sandymount to Ranelagh. Annie took the number 44 bus from Ranelagh to Enniskerry. There was no bus from Enniskerry to Glencullen, Annie would have had to walk the 6km’s to where she was next seen at Johnnie Fox’s public house, Glencullen.

Annie was formally reported missing by her mother Nancy, who travelled to Ireland on 30th March 1993.

Annie’s mother Nancy travelled to Ireland again to re-visit the places Annie went to on that Friday afternoon and evening. Annie’s father John sadly passed away

Annie was the only child of John and Nancy McCarrick, Annie would have turned forty nine on 21st March this year.


• Witnesses recall Friday 26th March 1993 as a cold, wet and windy day. Did you see Annie McCarrick in the Glencullen area and have not yet come forward?

• Did you see or speak to Annie in Johnnie Fox’s pub that evening? Please come forward?

• If you have any information, however insignificant you feel it is, please come forward and assist the Gardaí with this investigation

Gardaí at the Serious Crime Review Unit, National Bureau of Crime Investigation are investigating Telephone 01 6663344

Missing Person - Dean Roche

The Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the disappearance of thirty one year old Dean Roche who is missing since Sunday 22nd March 2015.

Dean, from Hebron Park, Kilkenny lived here with his mother. On that Sunday morning, he left the house and told his mother he was going to be buying a car and would see her later. Dean travelled to the Ballyfoyle area of Kilkenny by a taxi where he purchased a car at approximately 7pm. This vehicle was found crashed short distance away. Witnesses in Newpark, Ballyfoyle area describe seeing Dean at 9pm that evening. That is the last confirmed sighting of Dean.

A number of searches have been carried out with the assistance of the Garda Search Unit, Garda Dog Unit, Garda Water Unit and the Army. A red Manchester United woollen hat, believed to be Dean’s was found during the searches.

Dean is described as being five foot eight inches in height, of slight build with green eyes and short brown hair. He was wearing a black zip up tracksuit top and bottoms with white runners.

Gardaí are appealing to Farmers in the Ballyfoyle area to check their farm houses and lands to assist in the search for Dean.

Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are investigating  -  Telephone 056 777 5000

Paul Kavanagh

The Gardaí at Ballymun Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of twenty six year old Paul Kavanagh on Thursday 26th March 2015 at Church Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

Paul was moving his partner’s car outside their home into a parking space on Church Avenue near “All Hallows” college, when his car was struck from behind by a white Audi A1 registration number 142D4628, forcing it forward and into the wall. A man wearing a black balaclava and a black bomber style jacket appeared on the road in front of Paul’s car and discharged a number of shots into his car. Paul attempted to reverse the car but collided with the Audi car. Another man appeared from this car. Paul was fatally wounded. The two suspects walked away from the scene and towards Ormond Road and turned into a laneway leading out to Clonturk Gardens and Clonturk Park.

• The Audi A1 car (white in colour with a black roof) was stolen on Wednesday 11th March 2015 from Palmerstown, Dublin 20. Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information about the whereabouts of this car between 11th March 2015 and the 26th March 2015.

• Where you in the Drumcondra area on the 26th March between 9am and 12pm.

• Did you see anything on Church Avenue, Ormond Road or Clonturk area that morning?

• Gardaí are looking for the owner of a white box van, a Peugeot Berlingo or similar to a Volkswagen Caddy.

Gardaí at Ballymun Garda Station are investigating     Telephone 01 6664400

IMEI number.

On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to discuss defective tyres and to show how they have contributed to fatal traffic collisions and will illustrate this with examples of defective tyres. Garda Cloughley was joined in studio by Moya Murdock from The Road Safety Authority to discuss this matter further.

For more information please contact www.RSA.ie or www.garda.ie - Further information is available here