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

Man charged with assaulting OPD officers

first_img Pinterest Local NewsCrime Man charged with assaulting OPD officers Twitter By admin – April 3, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Omar Orlando Gonzalez A man was arrested on multiple felony charges early Monday, after he resisted arrest and assaulted officers, according to Odessa police.An OPD release stated Omar Orlando Gonzalez, 35, was arrested and charged after fighting with officers attempting to handcuff him, taking an officer’s taser and leaving two with bodily injuries, during an incident shortly after 1 a.m. outside Delux Inn motel on South Grant Avenue.The release states officers arrived on the scene and were pointed to Gonzalez, after complaints were made about a disturbance in the area parking lot. The release accuses Gonzalez of having dilated pupil and being intoxicated on a substance other than alcohol when officers made contact.When officers tried to handcuff Gonzalez, he supposedly resisted, pushed officers away and ran, the release stated. When officers caught up to him, he supposedly continued to fight, and grabbed an officer’s taser, kicking one officer several times, and a second officer in the groin, before being taken into custody, the release detailed.Cpl. Frank Robles was left with bodily injury, while Cpl. Coty Watts sustained a fractured finger on his right hand, according to an affidavit of probable caused released by OPD upon request Tuesday.Gonzalez was charged with two counts of assault on a public servant with bodily injury, third-degree felonies, taking a weapon from a peace officer, a third-degree felony, evading arrest with prior convictions, a state jail felony, misdemeanor resisting arrest and misdemeanor public intoxication. Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleSection of U.S. Highway 285 to be down to one lane MondayNext articleFire crews from across Ector County battle wind-fed grass fire adminlast_img read more