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March 25

Gardaí at Wicklow Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a garage in Rathnew in the town on Friday 25th January 2019.

At approximately 7am the manager arrived at the garage for work, he made his way to the office where he met another member of staff who was setting up for day.

A few minutes later, two masked men came through the door demanding money. One of the suspects was armed with a large knife. The manager and assistant were told to move into a corner of the office. One of the suspects sprayed the CCTV camera with spray paint while the second suspect placed a sum of cash into a cloth bag.

The two suspects fled from the office towards the back of the garage and through the fence at the rear. Gardaí believe they made their way towards the Rathnew Industrial Estate.

Appeal:

Gardaí are appealing to customers at the garage on the morning of the 25th who may have noticed anything unusual or suspicious on that morning or the evening before or early hours of the morning.

Gardaí are appealing to workers entering the Charvey Lane area who may have observed suspicious activity

Gardaí believe the suspects entered the garage through the rear of the industrial estate.

Gardaí are appealing to retailers who sold a “Gravel” spray can to come forward.

 
Gardaí at Bray Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 5300

Gardaí at Donegal town are investigating an Arson incident that occurred at “Caiseal Mara” Hotel, on Foyle Street on Sunday 25th November 2018 at approximately 4.50am.

CCTV captured one male suspect who used bottles of accelerant to set the Hotel alight causing severe fire damage. The hotel was being prepared for use as a Direct Provision Accommodation centre for Asylum Seekers. 

Appeal:

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to this Arson incident to come forward.
Gardaí ask the public to examine the CCTV footage in an effort to identify the suspect.
 

Gardaí at Donegal Garda Station are investigating tel: +353749740190

The Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are investigating two separate burglaries that occurred in the area on Tuesday 12th June 2018.

Two suspects were caught on camera in the garden of a house on Blackrock Road between 10.50am and 11.30am. Gardaí believe the suspects gained entry to this house by smashing the rear patio window. A short time later on Racecourse Road, a woman was at home in her kitchen. She saw two men walking by a window, she ran upstairs to look out the window for these suspects. The woman heard glass smashing and could hear the men ransacking some rooms in the house. The woman locked herself into a room and phoned a friend she knew was nearby. The woman’s friend ran towards the house and saw the two suspects in the house. The suspects fled from the scene and the friend gave chase. They ran down Racecourse Road towards a gold coloured Audi car that was waiting for them. The car had a yellow rear registration number plate, YR06PCR. The friend flagged down a passing motorist and they perused the Audi Car but lost them at the Ballymascanlon Roundabout.

Appeal:

Gardaí are appealing to the public who may have seen the gold coloured Audi car in the Dundalk area on the morning of the 12th June 2018, in particular in the Loakers, Blackrock & Racecourse road areas.
CCTV caught the suspects on both properties – Can you help Gardaí identify them.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to these incidents to come forward.

Gardaí at Dundalk Garda Station are investigating tel: (042) 938 8400

On this month’s Crimecall Sergeant Graham Kavanagh was in studio to discuss vehicle crime. He offered advice to the public on how to best prevent such thefts. The advice included taxi related thefts, thefts from trade vehicles and the thefts of catalytic converters stolen from vehicles for the metals contained therein.

Statistics:

  • Over 1/5th of all thefts occur at a residential location, with 1 in 3 cars being left unlocked at the time
  • The most common items stolen were cash, laptops, sunglasses, jewellery, tools and sports equipment
  • Most common locations for these thefts was in a driveway
  • 50% occur between the hours of 12am and 7am and are happening throughout the country
  • Each year on average €340,000 worth of property stolen from cars

Gardaí at Ashbourne Garda Station continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the double murder of William Maughan and Anna Varslavane who were reported missing on Tuesday the 14th April 2015.

William and Anna had been together since 2014 and lived in a caravan in Gormanston, Co. Meath. William had decided to return to his family home in Tallaght with Anna. His mother and father, Helen & Joe, were making arrangements for their return. On that Tuesday morning William went to Balbriggan followed shortly afterwards by Anastasija. They ran some errands and made contact with William’s mother Helen to arrange for her to travel from Tallaght to Gormanston to collect them and their belongings.

William spoke to his mother at about 2.30pm and asked her to make her way out to Gormanston to collect them. William and Anna got a taxi together from Balbriggan to Gormanston just shortly after 2.30pm. Helen arrived in Gormanston just before 3pm but could not locate William. She drove to Stamullen to look for him but didn’t find him. She returned to Gormanston and called his mobile phone but it went straight to message minder.

William and Anna never showed up and Helen became extremely worried. They were reported missing that evening.

An extensive investigation was launched with several searches and enquires carried out. The case was upgraded to a murder investigation following a review of the case.

Appeal:

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to the murder of William and Anna to come forward no matter how small or insignificant they may feel it is.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Gormanston area on the afternoon of Tuesday the 14th April 2015 to come forward.

Gardaí believe the answer to these Murders is in the area close to where they were last seen and appeal for people who may have already spoken to them but whom they believe have further information to offer to come forward now.

This investigation is very much active and with new information being presented and actioned still and that every effort is being made to detect these crimes and to locate the bodies in order for the families to give them a Christian burial.

Gardaí at Ashbourne Garda Station are investigating, tel: (01) 801 0600

William Maughan and Anna Varslavane Crimestoppers

Evofit - Aggravated Burglary at hospitalGardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at a hospital on Thursday 27th September 2018 between 2.15am and 2.30am.

The injured party was in a staff office when the suspect entered the room and reached for a handbag on the floor, he produced a knife and threatened the member of staff. The suspect grabbed the bag and fled from the scene.

A detailed EVOFIT was compiled of the suspect who is described as 170cm tall / five foot seven inches in height, gaunt appearance, wearing a blue and red hoody jumper.

Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 9400

Peter Gallagher 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 of 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 40th Birthday this year.

His mother Caitríona and sister Aideen will be in studio to appeal for information.

Gardaí at Coolock Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 4200

Gardaí at Skibbereen Garda Station ae investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of fifty six year old Peter Oliver who was last seen in the Skibbereen area on Friday 14th December 2018.

Peter OliverPeter is a native of the UK, he came to Skibbereen during the summer of 2018, he had previously lived in West Cork. Peter has had no contact with his family since the 14th December and they are extremely concerned for his safety and wellbeing.

Gardaí at Skibbereen have carried out extensive enquiries with Peter’s friends and family both here and in the UK, and with the Department of Social Protection and local hostels but there is no sign of Peter. There have been appeals made for Peter through social media platforms. Peter did not have his passport with him and there is no record of him having left the country. Peter has no access to money.

Peter is described as five foot seven inches in height of medium build with sallow skin, brown eyes, receding grey hair with a grey beard and approximately twelve stone in weight.

Peter’s family and the Gardaí are appealing to the public with any information in relation to Peter’s disappearance to come forward. 

Gardaí at Clonakilty Garda Station are investigating tel: (023) 882 1570

Gardaí at Store Street Garda Station are investigating a serious sexual offence that occurred on Henry Place, Dublin 1 on Friday 7th December 2018.

The victim in this case, a teenage girl was waiting for her bus home on O’Connell Street when the suspect approached her. He began talking to her before taking her to a Henry place laneway where a sexual offence took place.

Gardaí launched an extensive investigation sourcing several images from CCTV of the suspect. He is described as between 20-25 years old, of slim build. He was wearing beige chinos, dark coloured jacket with a bucket hat and a flowery bag on his bag.

Gardaí believe he was in the company of 3 men before and after the incident and Gardaí are appealing to these men to come forward with an identification or if anyone can identify this suspect to come forward.

Gardaí at Store Street Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 8000

On this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to discuss Driving under the influence (DUI). Garda Cloughley highlighted that intoxicated driving is a major factor in road collisions, with alcohol being a factor in almost 40% of them.

So far this year almost 1,500 people were arrested for driving under the influence in relation to alcohol and drugs, an increase to 17% compared to the same period last year. Garda Cloughley provided a breakdown of the statistics in terms of fatalities and explained the newly amended legislation in terms of the new three month driving ban.