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Gardai seek public’s help solving crimes countywide

GARDAÍ are appealing for information in relation to a number of crimes which have taken place in the county in the past number of weeks.

In Kilmaley witnesses are being sought after the Kilmaley Inagh Water Treatment Plant was broken into between 6pm on Sunday, August 31 and 8.30am on Monday, September 1 last. The water treatment plant is located at Lisroe and entry was gained by forcing in the front door.

Thieves made off with a Grey Pedrello water pump, two yellow 20 foot Toby hoses, a shovel, and a red M6 power washer model Max 11 litres.

Also in Kilmaley, gardaí are investigating after a number of items of property were stolen from a shed at Knaockadangan. This incident occurred between 9.30am and 11am on Monday, September 1. A rubber material bridle, pinchers, and a black saddle with brown girth and stirrups were stolen.

Meanwhile, in Sixmilebridge a house in the Cluain Droichead estate was burgled between 1.30am and 6am last Friday. Entry was gained through the front door and two sets of house keys, two sets of car keys and an Acer Laptop were stolen. Two cars were also stolen but were later recovered.

Anyone who saw a 03 D registered black Honda civic hatchback or a 03 D registered blue Volkwagen Golf in the locality is asked to contact gardaí in Sixmilebridge.

In North Clare gardaí are investigating a burglary which occurred in Ballyvaughan between 7pm on Saturday, August 23 and 3.30pm on Saturday, September 6. A house in Ballyconry was broken into by forcing the front door. A Pioneer TV, DVD player and Sky box were stolen.

Gardaí in East Clare are investigating after a house in Ogonnelloe was burgled between 4.10pm and 4.25pm last Saturday afternoon. The alarm activated and the culprits fled empty handed.

Separately in East Clare, gardaí in Scariff are investigate the theft of a car from the Market Square. The black Toyota Starlet hatchback was stolen between 2.30am and 3.15am on Friday. The car had a registration number 94 L 2140.

Meanwhile in Ennis, also on Saturday, three youths entered an unoccupied room in The Old Ground Hotel at around 6.40pm. A sum of money was stolen from the room.

Gardaí are also investigating the theft of two wing mirrors from a white Citroen Dispatch van while it was parked outside a house in Church Drive, Clarecastle.

In Shannon, gardai are continuing their investigatings following a break in at a house in Coill Mhara on Sunday last which occurred at approximately 2.30am. A man was disturbed taking property from the house and fled the scene with a set of car keys.

Gardaí are also seeking the public’s assistance following the theft of oxygen cylinders in Gort na Rí, Ballycasey. This incident occurred between 1pm on Thursday, September 4 last and 2pm on Friday, September 5. Thieves made off with six B2 oxygen cylinders of 15litre capacity. The cylinders had the words Baywater products written on the side of them.

Anyone with information in relation to any of these crimes is asked to contact their local garda station.

By Carol Byrne

About Carol Byrne

Carol Byrne is a reporter at The Clare Champion newspaper reporting on news in the East Clare area and the arts. She also covers the courts in County Clare and has received seven national awards for this coverage from the Law Society of Ireland and a National Lottery Local Ireland national media award for Best Community Story 2019. A Masters in Journalism graduate of NUI Galway, she also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Limerick in Music and Media Studies, and a Higher Diploma in Irish Legal Studies. She began her career interning at The Limerick Leader and Clare FM, before taking up a full time post at The Clare Champion in 2006.

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