GARDAÍ were involved in a protracted standoff in Crookstown for several hours on Monday (October 20th). Gardaí from Macroom are investigating the incident which occurred in Crookstown where a firearm was discharged from a house during the incident. Armed Gardaí, attended the scene and a media blackout was put in place at the farm located between Crookstown and Beal na Blath.
COMPUTER owners in West Cork are being warned to be extra vigilant following a spate of scam calls from cyber criminals claiming to represent tech giant Microsoft. The scam works with the caller ringing random phone numbers and if someone answers they claim to be calling from Microsoft. They then claim that there is a problem with the user’s computer and offer to fix the issue there and then by
by Eoghan O’Connell MORE than 600,000 texts alerting people to potential criminal activity in their local area have been sent to individuals and communities across the country during the first year of the crime prevention Text Alert system, according to figures released today by An Garda Síochána.
THE Naval Service has intercepted a yacht 200 miles off the West Cork coast, believed to have on board the biggest drugs haul since Dances with Waves was detained in 2008. A massive international operation swung into operation to detain the 18 metre yacht Makayabella which is understood to have at least a metric tonne of cocaine aboard valued at €80m.
IFA President Eddie Downey and Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan have launched a new farm theft prevention initiative “Theft Stop”. The service provides farmers with a unique security ID, linked to their IFA membership number, to mark machines and equipment.
A convicted rapist who has family connections in West Cork is rumoured to be moving to the area to escape harassment since his release from prison. The Sunday Mirror reported that Patrick “Lolo” O’Driscoll is believed to be moving to West Cork following threats to his safety in the Glenville area north of Cork city.
THE body of a man was removed from Wesley Place, Bandon on Wednesday, September 10th when emergency services were called to attend a suspected drugs overdose. Paramedics and gardaí were quickly in attendance and the unidentified male was pronounced dead at the scene.
GARDAÍ are asking boat owners in West Cork to be extra vigilant following a spate of robberies of outboard motors from boats moored at different locations in West Cork. Two similar incidents have occurred at Aughadown Pier, last Tuesday, August 5th and at Crookhaven on Thursday, August 7th.
AS part of on-going operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the Bandon area gardaí have made a significant seizure of cannabis herb in the Bandon area. Gardaí from the Cork City Divisional Drug Unit assisted by uniformed officers carried out a search of premises in the Templemartin area of Bandon at approximately 10am on July 3rd.
HAVE you heard about the thefts and house burglaries in this area lately? If not, then from this week you will have a unique opportunity to be informed about what is going on in your area. A text alert system will launch this week in conjunction with an Garda Siochana, Drinagh Community Alert and partners.