Hallowe’en arrests

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A fireworks seizure, a flaming wheelie bin pushed in front of a car and robberies of three people were some of a number of incidents which occurred in Inishowen over Hallowe’en.

Inishowen Garda Superintendent Eugene McGovern told the ‘Journal’ Gardai attended a number of incidents in the peninsula over the weekend, although none were ‘serious’.

One of the most prominent occurred at Convent Road, Carndonagh at 9.05pm on Hallowe’en night, when a male pushed a wheelie bin, which was on fire, in front of a car. An arrest was made.

The same night, also on Convent Road, Gardai seized in excess of 200 items of fireworks from a vehicle. Superintendent McGovern said they are pursuing a definite line of enquiry in this instance.

The third incident also occurred on Saturday night and involved three robberies, all of which were connected. Superintendent McGovern said these occurred between 6 - 6.30pm at the Stone Jug in Buncrana. An arrest was made in relation to one of the incidents.

He confirmed all involved were juveniles and appealed to anyone who may have seen a ‘commotion’ at the Stone Jug or any incidents taking place, between 6-6.30pm on Saturday night to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 0749320540.

Meanwhile, Gardai in Letterkenny are investigating a burglary at the ‘Matt’s Takeaway’ premises in St Johnston on Saturday night.

It is understood the premises was broken into, the contents of the till were stolen and there was also extensive damage to slot machines on the premises.

It is understood the thieves gained access to the property by smashing a front window. Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Gardai in Letterkenny or Lifford.