Gardaí at Newbridge Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at College Orchard estate on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at approximately 8.50pm.
The injured party was at home alone and was in her bedroom relaxing. Three men gained entry to the back garden and broke into the house via the back patio door. The injured party was alerted by noise coming from downstairs and went to her bedroom door. One of the men pushed open her door and punched her in the face causing her to fall. He demanded to know where was the money. He was joined by a second man and they ransacked her bedroom. There was a third man ransacking the bedrooms at the front of the house. The injured party was brought out onto the landing where her hands and feet were tied together using a laptop cable. The three men continued to search the house. One of the men had a screwdriver.
As one of the men was in the master bedroom the injured party’s mother returned home and drove into the driveway. The men fled over a neighbours wall. Gardaí believe they made their getaway in a small silver car.
Description of Suspects
Suspect # 1 5”8 – 5”9 Heavy Build with large gut Local country accent Wearing black jacket, black runners and was armed with a screwdriver
Suspect # 2 5”8 – 5”9 Slim Build Strong Dublin Accent Brown Eyes Wearing Baseball cap with Nike logo, black jumper with white strings on hood, black skinny tracksuit bottoms
Suspect # 3 5”10 Stocky Build Strong Dublin Accent Brown Eyes Wearing wool hat, grey scarf, black jacket, black gloves, black tracksuit bottoms, black runners
• Gardaí believe the three men travelled to and from the College Orchard estate in a small silver car, 8.50pm and 9.10pm.
• CCTV captured the 3 men as they entered the back garden and broke into the house through the patio door, Gardaí would like the public to examine this footage together with the descriptions provided in the hope someone may be in a position to identify them.
Gardaí at Newbridge Garda Station are investigating tel: (045) 431 212
On this month’s programme, Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó’Cualáin was in the studio to give an overview of the year from a Policing perspective. The Commissioner addressed a number of topics, including Operation Thor, tackling crime including organised criminal gangs, road safety and community safety. Commissioner Ó’Cualáin also addressed the difficult year An Garda Síochána had in terms of corporate reputational damage as a result of the breath test and penalty points issues and reassured the public that these mistakes will not be repeated.
On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to discuss winter burglaries and offer tips and advice on how best to keep your property safe and secure.
Also on this month’s segment, we featured a filmed piece to highlight “Theft Stop” which is a farm theft prevention initiative that has been developed by The Irish Framers Association (IFA) in partnership with An Garda Síochána, empowering farmers to take a proactive approach to protect their farm equipment.
The Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred on Thursday 23rd March 2017 at between 1pm and 2pm on the Outrath Road.
An EVOFIT was compiled of the suspect who was described as aged between 18-25 approximate with fair hair and a spotty complexion with Acne scarring on his neck.
Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are investigating tel: (056) 777 5000
Gardaí at Carlow Garda Station are investigating an alleged sexual assault incident that occurred in the early hours Wednesday 22nd November 2017.
The injured party was out jogging at Monacurragh, Carlow town when she was confronted by an unknown man who grabbed her by the neck and sexually assaulted her. The suspect is described as being in his mid-thirties, sallow skin and spoke with a foreign accent. He was five foot nine inches in height wearing a grey jumper with the hood up, a blue beanie cap with red and white stripes.
Gardaí at Carlow Garda Station are investigating tel: (059) 913 6620
Gardaí at Tralee Garda Station are looking for assistance in tracing fifty-five-year-old William Mulvihill who is missing from his home at Oznam Villa’s Ballybunion, Co. Kerry since Sunday 21st August 2016.
William is described as five foot three inches in height of medium build, he has a heavy moustache and green eyes. When last seen he was wearing a light blue shirt with blue stone washed jeans, a brown tartan suit jacket with slip on tan shoes and a well-worn navy blue baseball cap. (Footage of his last known movements available)
Gardaí have carried out a number of searches for William but have not located him, William’s family and Gardaí have serious concerns for his safety and wellbeing.
William’s niece Sarah appeals for information on Crimecall this month.
Gardaí at Tralee Garda Station are investigating tel: (066) 710 2300
Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are investigating the murder of thirty-four-year-old mother of two, Marie Tierney who was reported missing on 22nd October 1984.
The Tierney family car was seen on Sunday 21st October at Newpark Fen at approximately 11pm. A technical examination of the car was conducted. Gardaí launched a search in the area assisted by the local community and Marie’s family.
Maria’s body was discovered two months later on 21st December in a ditch at Bleach Road, Kilkenny, just 3.5km from where the family car was located. She had been strangled.
An extensive investigation was launched and continues today, Marie’s family appeal for information and assistance from the public on Crimecall.
• A man was seen cycling away from the Tierney family car on the night of the 21st October in the direction of the Castlecomer Road. This man was described as in his thirties, wearing a peaked cap and an overcoat. He has never been identified.
• Two men were seen on the Bleach Road standing beside a car with the boot open. One of the men was standing at the front of the car, he is described as wearing a peaked cap and an overcoat. The second man was seen standing at the back of the car. These men have never been identified.
• Gardaí were appealing to anyone who has information in relation to the murder of Marie who were not in a position to come forward at the time, to do so now and that they will be treated sensitively.
Gardaí at Kilkenny Garda Station are investigating tel: (056) 777 5000
Gardaí at Letterkenny Garda Station are investigating the murder of thirty-six-year-old Polish national Sebastian Adamowicz following an assault that occurred on Wednesday 1st November 2017.
Gardaí responded to a call to attend a house in Sylvan Park where it was reported a man had received injuries following a fall down the stairs. Sebastian Adamowicz had a significant head injury and was taken by ambulance to Letterkenny University Hospital where his condition was described as critical. Sebastian died from his injuries in the early hours of the following morning. An extensive murder investigation was launched at Letterkenny Garda Station.
• Gardai are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of Sylvan Park Estate who has information to come forward
• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen an altercation near the house in Sylvan Park estate to come forward.
• Gardaí are appealing to any taxi drivers in the area that may have information to come forward.
• Gardaí are particularly appealing to the Polish Community in the area that may have information to come forward.
• A Crimestoppers reward is available for information leading to a successful conviction in this case
Gardaí at Letterkenny Garda Station are investigating tel: (074) 916 7100
Gardaí at Ronanstown Garda Station are investigating a serious sexual assault that occurred, on the 28th August 2016 at the Ninth Lock Road, Neilstown, Dublin. Shortly before 3am, a woman was walking with her bicycle to a nearby petrol station to buy cigarettes. After she left the petrol station she continued walking with her bicycle as she was smoking a cigarette. She walked on the footpath in the direction of Ronastown Garda Station, on the right hand side of the Ninth Lock Road. A passing taxi driver saw her at around 3.05am.
As the woman approached a low wall along a patch of waste ground about 20 meters from Letts coal yard, she noticed a man standing on the wall. As she passed the man, he grabbed her and pulled her over the wall into a secluded area, where two other men were waiting in the shrubbery. The woman was sexually assaulted. The three men then fled the scene in the direction of the Neilstown road.
The landscape of the location of the scene has now changed and is currently being developed as a building site.
Descriptions of suspects:
• Suspect who grabbed the woman is described as six foot in height wearing dark clothing,
• Suspected of the assault is described as 21 years old, five foot seven inches in height wearing dark clothing,
• 3rd Suspect is described as five foot eight inches in height wearing dark clothing.
• Gardaí believe that the answers may lie within the local community. Anyone with information, no matter how insignificant they believe it to be are encouraged to come forward.
• Gardaí want to remind the public that while progress has been made with the investigation, their assistnace is still required.
• The location where this occured was frequented by local people drinking in the area.
• After the men left the scene they went in the direction of Neilstown road. Did you see where the men went from here?
• The landscape of the location of the scene has now changed and is currently being developed as a building site.
Gardaí at Lucan Garda Station are investigating tel: (01) 666 7300
This month’s traffic segment included a feature with members of An Garda Síochána’s Traffic Corps, as they went on patrol as part of Operation Enable.
The operation is a multi-agency initiative between An Garda Síochána, Dublin City Council, Dublin Street Parking Services, the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) and the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI).
The objective of the Operation is to remind motorists of the need to respect the Disabled Parking Bays in Dublin City Centre and to remind Disabled Parking Permit holders of the need to respect the conditions attached to the permits.
With the increased volume of traffic and the ongoing construction projects in Dublin City Centre at the moment, on-street parking is at a premium. An unfortunate consequence of this has been an upsurge in both motorists illegally parking in disabled parking bays and also instances of people misusing the parking permits themselves.
The Crimecall team accompanied Sergeant Peter Woods and members of the traffic corps on patrol as they dealt with offending motorists.
Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to offer further advice to the public in relation to Operation Enable and how to stay safe on the roads over the Christmas period.
For this month’s traffic segment Garda Derek Cloughley was in studio to talk about the newly introduced Luas Crossover and gave examples of the challenges Luas drivers face on a daily basis. Garda Cloughley discussed simple safety tips for all road users. He also highlighted examples of near misses involving trams.
Garda Cloughley also gave an update on the Christmas Safety Campaign targeting intoxicated driving which commenced on 1st December 2017.