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January 28

Gardaí at Clondalkin are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at a discount store on Kylemore road, Bluebell, Dublin, (Tuesday.17/12/19, 6.15am). Two employees had just arrived to start their shift and where in the kitchen, when two suspects armed with a handgun and knife entered the building.

The employees were assaulted, restrained, and brought to an office by the suspects. There one of the suspect’s attempted to open a safe and when he was unable to he asked one of the victims to assist. When the safe is open the suspect took cash that was stored there.

The same victim then walked to where the CCTV system is kept followed by the suspect, when the suspect then removed the hard drive. The victim was then locked in the gent’s toilets. The other suspect had already held the second victim at knife point in the ladies toilet. This victim is then taken to the till area of the store only to discover that all the tills are empty.

The suspect then returns the victim to the toilet area where both victims are placed on the ground and tied up. Later that morning another employee discovered both victims and the alarm was raised. 

Appeal:

  • Anyone in the area of the Kylemore Road, Clondalkin,  Dublin 22 on the morning of 17th December 2019 between the hours of 5am and shortly after 7.30am and who may have seen anything suspicious or untoward to come forward and assist An Garda Síochána with this investigation.  
  • Anyone with any information in connection with the white van that was used in this Aggravated Burglary to come forward – the van, as shown on CCTV, is possibly a Renault Traffic or a Nissan Primastar. It left the scene onto the Kylemore Road and in the direction of the Naas Road.  
  • Anyone who can provide any information on the two men in question from the image shown on the cctv. 
  • Anyone with any information, in relation to the preparation and knowledge acquired by the suspects in the days and weeks prior to the commission of this crime, to come forward and assist An Garda Síochána with their enquiries. 
  • The nature of this crime meant that it was a very serious experience for all of the victims. Gardaí continue to liaise closely with staff members, including the victims who were present when the crime occurred. Thankfully they are coping well since the ordeal and have no lasting injuries. 
  • Crime prevention advice has been given to the store since the incident and further security measures have been adopted by them and security upgraded.  

Gardaí at Clondalkin Garda Station are investigating tel: +353 1 666 7600

Gardaí at Milford Garda Station are investigating two incidents of criminal damage by fire that occurred on separate occasion over the course of two years.

The first incident occurred on the 9th September 2016 at Kilmacrennan, Co. Donegal. Gardaí responded to three separate fires at a farmyard in the area, a disused farm house, a horsebox and a hayshed had been set alight.

Two years later on the 16th December 2018, two separate fires occurred at the same property. A house which was in the final stages of being built and a farm shed close by were set alight. A tractor in the shed was also ablaze.

Gardaí launched extensive investigations into the two incidents and set up an incident room to co-ordinate the investigation. On both occasion, full forensic examinations were conducted and Gardaí are satisfied that were started maliciously and deliberately.

Appeal:

  • Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to both incidents to come forward
  • Gardaí believe that member of the community may have information, that could assist their investigation.
  • Gardaí are appealing to recall, if any member of their family or a friend returned home with a smell of smoke or an accelerant from their clothing to come forward.

Gardaí at Donegal Garda Station are investigating tel: +353749740190

On this month’s Crime Prevention, Sergeant Graham Kavanagh was in studio to offer advice and reassurance to the public in relation to two topics, firstly a recent telephone scam where by members of the public receive phone calls from “Revenue” offering a refund and requesting bank details. Gardaí would like to remind the public not to engage with the caller and that Revenue will never look for your bank details. The phone numbers are variations of an 051 prefix, do not call these numbers back as they are premium numbers.

Sergeant Kavanagh also offered advice in relation to Retail Theft. Theft from Shops can be considered by some to be victimless crimes. In order to cover the cost of losses, retailers are likely to absorb the cost into the price the customer pays for the product bought. Gardaí offered tips and advice for both retailers and customers.

Gardaí at Blackrock Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred on Monday 25th November 2019.

The victims were at home when a man knocked on the door and introduced himself as a builder working on a neighbour’s house. He distracted the home owners while two other men made their way upstairs. The victims heard a noise coming from upstairs and went to inspect, they were confronted by the two males. The three men fled from the house towards a waiting car, described as a small silver or grey hatchback.

A detailed EVOFIT was compiled of the suspect who knocked on the door, he is described as around sixty years old, stout build with a red pudgy face, wearing a farmer peak cap, grey tweed long overcoat.

Gardaí at Blackrock Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 5200

EVOFIT – Blackrock, Dublin on the 25.11.19

Gardaí at Irishtown are investigating two incidents of robbery from the person that occurred on Saturday 28th December 2019 at approximately 9pm on Marine Drive, Sandymount, Dublin 4.

Two youths were approached by a man on a bicycle and demanded phones and watches from them. A detailed EVOFIT was compiled of the suspect who is described as being in his early twenties, with thick light coloured hair, long face and bad skin (acne), wearing black runners, black tracksuit bottoms and a navy and white puffa jacket.

Gardaí at Irishtown Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 9600

EVOFIT - robbery from the person on Sandymount, Dublin 4 on the 28.12.19

Gardaí in Waterford are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of twenty two year old Imelda Keenan who is missing since Monday 3rd January 1994 in Waterford. Missing Person – Imelda Keenan

Imelda was originally from Mountmellick, Co. Laois, but had settled in Waterford City where she lived in an apartment with her boyfriend.

On the day she went missing, Imelda had indicated to her boyfriend that she was going to the post office in the town, she left her apartment at 1.30pm and walked down William Street onto Lombard Street. The last definite sighting of Imelda is at this time when she was seen crossing the road by a local doctor’s secretary who knew her well. The secretary and a friend observed Imelda crossing the road at the corner of the Tower Hotel and Lombard Street.

Imelda was reported missing by her brother, Edward the following day.

There have been no further positive sightings of Imelda, despite an extensive Garda investigation into her disappearance which has continued up to today.

An age profile picture was compiled of Imelda some time ago, Imelda would be 48 years old today.

Appeal: 

  • Anyone who may have seen Imelda Keenan on this date (Bank Holiday) –
  • Appealing to persons who may have resided or frequented 4/5 William Street Waterford during this period
  • Appealing to other people who may have resided in the vicinity or who may have had business in the vicinity.
  • Appealing to anyone that knew Imelda Keenan particularly people from Mountmellick and Waterford to come forward with any information that may assist in Garda enquires.  

To date:

Numerous Appeals both locally and nationally
Numerous searches including on land and water using resource’s including the Sub Aqua Unit and Divisional Search Team
AGS have liaised with the Welsh Police and Manchester Interpol in relation to DNA profiles and bodies recovered
Imelda Keenan’s PPS No. has never been activated or Credit Union account accessed. Last payment collected on a date between the 20th and 24th of December. 

Gardaí at Waterford Garda Station are investigating tel: (051) 305 300

Missing person Keith DaltonGardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of fifty year old Keith Dalton, who is missing since on Wednesday 18th December 2019 from Walkinstown, Dublin 12.

Keith, from Cherryfield, is described as five foot four inches in height of slight build, with short grey hair with a short grey beard which he had recently grown (no facial hair in the photograph). When last seen he was wearing a black leather jacket, dark jeans and black runners.

Keith’s family are extremely concerned for his safety and wellbeing.

Gardaí at Crumlin Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 6200

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder of seventeen year old Keane Mulready-Woods from Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Keane was last seen on St. Dominic’s Bridge, near the town on Sunday 12th January. On Monday 13th at approximately 10.30pm, a bag containing partial human remains were discovered at Moatview Gardens, Coolock, Dublin 17.

Between the night of the 14th into the early hours of Wednesday 15th, further human remains were discovered in a Volvo V40 car on Trinity Terrace, Ballybough, Dublin 3.

This car was bearing cloned registration number 141MO1925. This car was stolen in Sandyford on the 15th December 2019.

Superintendent Andrew Watters will be in studio tonight to make a renewed appeal for information in relation to this investigation and to reassure the public, and specifically the community of Drogheda and have increased the number of Gardaí in the area as part of the investigation.

Any person with information can contact Gardaí at Drogheda Garda station on 041 - 9874200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, Crime Stoppers 1800 250 025 or any Garda station.

Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are continuing to investigate the murder of twenty six year old Kenneth Fetherston who was murdered on Tuesday 22 September 2009. 

Kenneth FetherstonKenneth was reported missing on Wednesday 23 September when he failed to make contact with his family. He was last seen the previous day, he left his apartment at approximately 8.30am in his red Honda Civic vehicle registration number 93D44862. He then drove to Luke Lawlor’s Filling Station and bought €10 worth of petrol. Gardaí believe he drove to a garage in an Industrial estate on the Knocklyon Road. He was last sighted at that garage at approximately 9:30am that morning. 

Kenneth was driving a red Honda Civic car registered number 93D44862 and this vehicle was located on the 26th September 2011, in a lay-by on the N11, near the Gorey bypass. The driver’s door was unlocked and there was no key in the car. The car was abandoned there between 11pm on Tues 22 and 10am on Wed 23 September.  Kenneth’s mobile phone was last used at 9.30am on Tues 22nd September. 

On Sunday 31/1/10 two people walking on Military road in the Dublin Mountains discovered what they believed to be human remains. The remains were subsequently identified as those of Kenneth. 

Kenneth’s Mother Gráinne and Father Brian make an emotional appeal for information on Crimecall this month.

Appeal: 

  • This extensive investigation has been ongoing now for over ten years.
  • The investigation is currently being reviewed by the Serious Crime Review team An Garda Síochána are making a direct appeal to those responsible for the murder of Kenneth to come forward now and to those close to the people responsible to come forward now –  we can assure them they will be treated sensitively.
  • We understand that relationships and friendships may break down over a ten year period, and we are appealing to anyone with information about the murder of Kenneth, who now might be in a position to impart information that for whatever reason felt they could not at the time, to do so now, again we assure them they will be treated sensitively.

Gardaí at Tallaght Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 6000

Next of kin - Denis CurnickGardaí in Kilrush are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the next of kin of eighty six year old Denis Curnick who recently passed away on 11th September 2019 at his home in Cluain Na Mara, Kilkee, Co. Clare.

Gardaí have established some information about Denis but have been unable to trace his next of kin or any family members, they know Denis lived in Ireland for around seventeen years, he may have been born outside London and had a brother and sister.

He was married to Nina and had one child, both were tragically killed in a traffic collision in Sweden some years ago. Nina was believed to be from America and Denis may have spent most of life in Florida.

Gardaí have a made numerous enquiries with relevant social welfare departments to try and ascertain further information about Denis but to no avail.

Gardaí are asking to public to contact them if they have any information about Denis or if they ever encountered him in the past.

Gardaí at Kilrush Garda Station are investigating tel: +353 65 908 0550

On this month’s programme the Crimecall team went on patrol with Superintendent Edward Golden to demonstrate the importance of drivers observing the rules of the road specific to motorway driving.

Superintendent Golden highlighted the correct use of the various lanes and offences that can be committed by stopping on the hard shoulder.

The advice includes the correct lane discipline in relation to lane two and three and that these are overtaking lanes, with drivers returning to lane one.

Superintendent Golden offered advice on the correct use of the hard shoulder when stopping is unavoidable due to breakdown. The public were advised on the correct procedure to follow in terms of getting out of their car and positioning themselves behind a collision barrier or on high ground.

Finally, the public were advised on how to respond when sharing the road with emergency vehicles.