Burglaries down as arrests increase

first_imgEmail NewsLocal NewsBurglaries down as arrests increaseBy admin – December 7, 2012 613 WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin DESPITE a perceived increase in rural crime and property thefts in particular, the latest crime statistics figures indicate that the number of reported burglaries is down 20 per cent on last year as Limerick Gardaí continue their campaign against burglars. Sgt Brian Broderick of the Crime Prevention Unit attached to Henry Street Garda Station said that a number of arrests were made last week in connection with six burglaries at both residential and commercial office properties in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Thefts of cash, jewellery and electrical items were reported from four residential addresses and a commercial premises on Sexton Street was ransacked by intruders and eight people were arrested in connection with the criminal activity between Tuesday and Thursday of last week.Two 24-year-old men were detained in connection with the burglaries and one man in his 30s was arrested at the scene of one of the reported burglaries in the suburbs of the city.All eight were charged and are currently due before the courts.As Gardaí continue to target criminal activity throughout the county, figures indicate that the number of burglaries is down 20 percent over this time last year. However they are asking business owners and the general public to remain vigilant and ensure that their homes and business premises have adequate security measures in place over the Christmas period.Gardai are warning that it is a time for opportunist type thefts and urge people not to take chances with their property.center_img Previous articleLimerick medical companies contribute to exports increaseNext articleSouthill quilt launched by ‘The Governor’ admin Print Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Hazard to make Real Madrid debut this weekend

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Eden Hazard Madrid, Spain | AFP | Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Friday that big-money summer signing Eden Hazard has been passed fit and will make his long-awaited La Liga debut against Levante on Saturday.“We all want to see Eden,” said Zidane. “There’s a lot of pressure on him, a lot of expectation. But he is ready and that is the most important thing.”Hazard was expected to make his debut in Vigo in the opening round in mid-August after joining Madrid for an initial 100 million euros from Chelsea in June.But the Belgian pulled up with a thigh strain at the club’s training base in Valdebebas and had to sit out the first three weeks of the season during which Real struggled, collecting one win and two draws.Zidane, however, called for patience as Hazard finds his feet again.“We have to go gently,” he said. “He (Hazard) was injured for three weeks, he has been back for a week.“We have seven games in 21 days and we will have to go gently. It will be up to me to keep an eye on his minutes and his playing time, because we need him over a long period, for several matches, not for one.” Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img Hazard’s return is timely for Madrid who also start their Champions League campaign against Paris Saint-Germain next week, especially as Luka Modric was druled out this week with a groin strain.“The season starts now,” said Zidane. “We have seven games in 21 days and I think that’s what we need, anyway, to play, make matches, compete… that’s what players want.”The Frenchman also shrugged off criticism of the team following their indifferent start to the season.“The comments, everything that is said, that’s not going to change,” he said.“We know what we want to change within (the team), we will do everything to do things well. Enough talk, we have perform on the pitch.”last_img read more

Leadership Thurston County Honors Class of 2014

first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Thurston County Chamber Foundation Leadership Thurston County Class of 2014Leadership Thurston County and the Thurston County Chamber Foundation are proud to congratulate the 35 members of the Class of 2014.  This is the 20th LTC class, and over 500 graduates have completed the program since 1994.A recognition luncheon will be held Wednesday, June 11, at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia. Presented by Anchor Bank, the event begins at 11:30 am and is part of the monthly Thurston County Chamber Forum. Patty Belmonte, Executive Director of the Hands On Children’s Museum, will provide the keynote address. Reservations are requested at ThurstonChamber.com or by calling 360.357.3362.A special 20th Class Reception will be held that evening from 5-8 pm at the Olympia Country and Golf Club historic clubhouse, 3636 Country Club Rd. NW. LTC alumni, guests and community friends are welcome. Reservations are requested at ThurstonChamber.com or by calling 360.357.3362.Leadership Thurston County is a program of the Thurston County Chamber Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) educational, non-profit organization. During the 10-month program, participants examine community issues, expand networks and explore leadership opportunities.  For information, go to www.LeadThurstonCounty.com or call 360.357.8515.LTC Class of 2014 GraduatesMike Babauta           Boys & Girls ClubAndrea Ballard       Expecting Change ConsultingWayne Ballew         Puget Sound EnergyJessie Bensley        Port of OlympiaAlisha Blain            Thurston County ChamberDennis Bloom        Intercity TransitTim Braniff             Thurston County UndersheriffJan Cahill                Port of OlympiaKim Combs             Olympia Downtown AssociationLiz Davis                  Junior League of OlympiaGayla Duerr             TwinStar Credit UnionWade Duffy              City of LaceyMeg Nugent Dwyer Saint Martin’s UniversityNick Eisenmann      Capitol City PressMeghan Feuk            LOTT Clean Water AllianceJessica Forsman       Capital Medical CenterWayne Graham         Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s OfficeBonnie Herrington   City of OlympiaRoger Horn                City of Olympia Planning CommissionerSandra Kaiser            The Evergreen State CollegeRobbi Kesler             Chehalis TribePaul Larsen              Crisis ClinicDonnie Miller          GCI AdvertisingKathy Pickernell     Lucky Eagle CasinoCarlos Quiles          City of TumwaterJessica Rice             Express Pros PersonnelKarla Robertson     Columbia BankLaurie Schindler    MorningsideAmber Smith          LOTT Clean Water AllianceHeather Stafford Smith   Intercity TransitAnn Sweeney         Red Lion HotelAram Wheeler      Heritage BankCaleb White          Habitat for HumanityKristy Wolf            City of TumwaterRamsey Zimmerman  Thurston Economic Development Councillast_img read more