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Gardai closing in on those responsible for spate of aggravated burglaries

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Gardai closing in on those responsible for spate of aggravated burglaries Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp The Letterkenny Joint Policing Committee has been told gardai are hoping to make arrests in relation to a number of aggravated burglaries earlier this year.The committee was told there’s been a fall in reported crime in the district from January 1st to April 30th this year. Thefts were down in the first quarter, but assaults and criminal damage were up.However, Superintendent Michael Finan told the meeting that the overall picture is positive.The number of reported burglaries remains constant, with 37 between January and April this year, the same as 2013. Superintendent Finan acknowledged that there were a number of aggravated burglaries in January and February in the vicinity of Letterkenny and Newtowncunningham. He said suspects have been identified and searches have taken place. Investigations are ongoing, he said, and gardai are hopeful of arrestsReported thefts were down in the first quarter from 51 to 46, with thefts of handbags and mobile phones the main problem. Superintendent Finan said there appears to be an increase in thefts from offices during business hours, as well as from pubs and clubs at night.Thefts from shops were down from 63 to 55, as were thefts from unoccupied cars down from 17 to 15.Public order offences were down from 160 to 142, but there were increases in the number of assaults, up from 62 to 72, and incidents of criminal damage, up from 57 to 63.Last night’s meeting marked the end of the Letterkenny Joint Policing Committee in its current format, with no indication of whether it will be replaced with another local structure when Environment Minister Phil Hogan confirms how Municipal Districts will operate.Superintendent Michael Finan says the JPC has proved a very important point of contact between the gardai and the public:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/finan830.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleUpdate – Reilly plays down fears that maternity services may be downgradedNext articleBuncrana based ICARE gets funding boost for new premises News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – May 14, 2014 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more