The March programme was aired on the 26th March 2018
On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to discuss the ever present issue of speeding. Excessive speed was found to be a contributory factor in 32% of fatal collisions between 2008 and 2012.
Garda Cloughley illustrated this advice with examples of compliance and non-compliance including some frightening excessive speeds from 2017. (GoSafe data).
In addition, Garda Cloughley looked at some detections from this year, including images which were posted on Garda social media sites. Finally, Garda Cloughley offered some sound information and advice to avoid risk on the road.
On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment, Sergeant Graham Kavanagh was in studio to discuss all aspects of vehicle security.
The appeal included a filmed awareness feature to illustrate the many way criminals will steal vehicles and property from vehicles. Sergeant Kavanagh offered advice to the public on how best to keep their property safe and secure.
Further advice available here.
Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are investigating an indecency incident that occurred on Thursday 15th March 2018 at approximately 1.40pm at Corcagh Park.
The victim was walking through the park, when a man approached her from behind and exposed himself.
The suspect is described as being between twenty to thirty years old with brown hair. He was wearing a red baseball cap, light grey shorts with a yellow high visibility jacket.
Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 7600
Gardaí at Dundrum Garda Station are investigating a robbery incident that occurred on Tuesday 17th October 2017 at Merrion Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
The injured party in this incident was walking along Merrion Park when she passed a man who appeared to be checking his bicycle, as she passed him, he came up behind her and pushed her and pulled her handbag off over her head in an aggressive manner. The man then cycled away towards the children’s playground in the park.
The suspect is described as twenty to twenty-five years old, about five foot seven inches in height with dark hair slightly receding, pale face and of average build. He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, with a dark top.
Gardaí at Dundrum Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 5600
Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station in Limerick are continuing to investigate the murder of nineteen-year-old Jeffrey Hannon that occurred between 3am and 3.35am on the morning of Thursday, 22nd November 2007.
Jeffrey Hannon attended a bonfire in the O’Malley Park estate, Southill, Limerick on the Wednesday evening. Jeffrey was found dead with serious head injuries in O’Malley Park at approximately 10.40am the following morning.
This extensive investigation has been ongoing for over ten years, a number of people have been arrested as part of the investigation, it remains a live and active case.
The investigating team have received tremendous assistance from the public in their investigation to date and would like to thank the public and community for their help and assistance so far.
However, Gardaí are urging anyone with information, however insignificant they may feel it is to come forward now and assist the investigation.
Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investigating tel: (061) 214 340
Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of thirty five-year-old Polish national, Konrad Misiak.
Konrad was reported missing on 25th March 2014 who stated they had not seen him for several weeks previously.
Gardaí at Finglas launched an extensive investigation that included, door to door enquires, interviews, canvassing of CCTV and assistance from Interpol. To date Konrad has not been located nor has there been any sightings of him. Konrad is described as 157cm in height of slight build with shaved brown hair and brown eyes, he wore glasses.
His family are extremely concerned for his safety and wellbeing and have not heard from him since February 2014.
Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 7000
Gardaí at Leixlip Garda Station continue to investigate the murder of twenty-four-year-old Silvestras Stoskus whose remains were discovered in a field in Broadford, Kildare on the 18th March 2015.
Silvestras was reported missing by his parents on 10th March 2015, they had last seen him at their home at Bun Daire, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath on the 8th March 2015, they became alarmed when he hadn’t returned home, his parents believed he had been out socialising with friends on the 8th March.
Ten days later, on the 18th March, the remains of Silvestras were found by a man out walking his dog, Silvestras had been severely assaulted and died as a result of his injuries.
• Gardaí launched an extensive investigation and received invaluable assistance from the Kinnegad community, however they are now making a direct appeal to those with information did not come forward at the time and who may now be in a position to come forward to do so now.
Gardai at Leixlip Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 7800
Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station continue to investigate the murder of twenty-six-year-old Paul Cullen, who was shot and fatally wounded on Sunday 3rd March 2013 in the Cabra House public house.
At around 5.55pm on that Sunday, Paul entered the Cabra House pub where he socialised with a number of patrons inside the pub for over an hour.
At approximately 7.05pm a motorcycle drove past the Cabra House pub and performed a U-turn on Fassaugh Avenue where the driver pulled on onto the footpath outside the pub. The pillion passenger got off the motorcycle and entered the pub, he walked towards Paul and shot him a number of times fatally wounding him.
The man exited the pub and got back onto the waiting motorcycle which travelled along Fassaugh Avenue turning left onto Broombridge Road towards Finglas, via Rathoath road, Tolka Valley road and left onto Cardiffbridge road. The motorcycle travelled the length of Cardiffsbridges road onto Mellows road before turning left onto Finglaswood road. Gardaí believe it then travelled northbound along the North road towards the N2.
The motorcyle is described as a mid-power range Sports bike, white and red in colour, possibly a Honda CBR, late to mid-1990’s model.
• Gardaí would firstly like to thank the communities of Finglas and Cabra for their assistance to date, however if there are people within the community who are now in a position to come forward with information, Gardaí would encourage them to do so now.
• Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the motorcycle involved in Paul’s murder to come forward, the motorcycle was never recovered and there were no further sightings of the motorcycle after the 3rd March.
• There is a Crimestoppers reward for information that significantly assists the investigation, if you have any information, however insignificant you may feel it is, please come forward.
Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 7000
Gardaí at Irishtown are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on Thursday 4th January 2018 at a GAA clubhouse in the area.
At around 11.20pm the last few customers left and the barman began to lock up. The barman secured the front door and made his way on foot out of the car park of the club. As he approached the gate, he was approached from behind and grabbed by a man armed with a handgun. The barman attempted to flee but fell to the ground, the man then escorted the victim back towards the clubhouse. A second man armed with a knife followed shortly behind them. They demanded the keys to the clubhouse and opened the front door.
Once inside the men placed cable ties on the victim’s hands securing them behind his back. They made their way to an office and demanded the keys to the safe, the men could not open the safe and demanded the victim to do it, they cut the ties off him so he could open the safe. Once the safe was opened one of the men secured the victims hands again with ties. The men removed a quantity of cash from the safe and placed it in a wine/maroon coloured backpack. They locked the victim into the office before making their getaway on foot across the football pitches towards Irishtown Stadium where they ran towards Ringsend.
The victim managed to open the office door a short time later and immediately notified Gardaí.
• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the Irishtown & Ringsend areas that may have information in relation to this incident to come forward.
• The men were described as both being five foot seven inches in height of average build, one of the men wore all black clothing while the other man wore grey tracksuit with a white stripe on both sleeves.
• The two men were captured on CCTV running across the carpark of Irishtown Stadium towards Ringsend park, Gardaí are appealing to anyone who saw these men in this area to come forward.
Gardaí at Irishtown Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 9600
Gardaí at Greystones Garda Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of forty-eight-year-old Peter Scully who was reported missing from his home on Tuesday 4th April 2017.
Peter was last seen in his home at Fairfield Park, Greystones, Co. Wicklow by a close friend who called into see him on the Sunday evening, 2nd April. Peter was watching television, his friend only stayed for a short time. Earlier in the day Peter visited his mother in her home nearby.
Peter lived a simple life and had a small circle of friends, he enjoyed placing bets on horse racing and walking along the cliff walk in Greystones. He was well known and liked around the town of Greystones having lived there most of his life. Peter’s car was parked outside his home. Gardaí believe Peter was wearing a pink t-shirt with blue jeans at the time of his disappearance.
Peter’s family & friends are extremely concerned for his wellbeing and safety and two of his friend’s appeal for help from the public through Crimecall.
Gardaí at Greystones Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 5800
Gardaí at the Stolen Cars Unit, National Bureau of Criminal Investigations are investigating a car scam that left the victim several thousand Euros out of pocket.
In the early hours of Saturday 25th March 2017 a silver Nissan Qashqai was stolen from the driveway of a house in Woodbrook Glen, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
A few days later on the 29th March the vehicle appeared on a car buyer’s website for sale for just over €7000. The registration of the car was cloned from another Nissan Qashqai legitimately for sale. A man looking for a new car saw the Nissan Qashqai for sale and contacted the seller who gave his name as John Byrne of T.K. Recovery in Kildare. The man agreed to buy the car requesting his mechanic carry out an examination on the car first. John Byrne stated that he would send an employee, known as Alex to meet him in a car park at Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork.
On 31st March the man met Alex as arranged who presented the vehicle to him, they briefly conversed in Polish. The man’s mechanic carried out an inspection on the car and cleared it for the sale. Alex presented the relevant documents and they appeared legitimate to the buyer. When the sale was complete, Alex stated that he had to get the bus home. The buyer filled out his details in the log book and posted it that day. An airbag light came on the car that day but when the buyer attempted to contact John Byrne, the number was disconnected. When he didn’t receive the new log book he contacted the department of transport office in Shannon who informed him there was a discrepancy with the details. The victim contacted Gardaí who then confirmed the car was stolen.
During the sale of the vehicle, the buyer took a photograph on his phone of the seller, Alex. Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the identity of this man to come forward.
Gardai at the National Bureau of Criminal Investigations ane investigating - (01) 666-6666