News in brief

Burning of HyMac The burning of a HyMac machine at Killerney on Sunday night last is being investigated by the Gardaí in Roscommon town.             The incident occurred just after midnight at the civic amenity site at Kilerney. Another HyMac nearby was not damaged. Gardaí are treating the fire as suspicious, but are awaiting the result of forensic investigations. Roscommon Fire Brigade attended the scene of the fire.   Cutting device stolen   from Kepak An unusual item was stolen from Kepak, Athleague, over the weekend.             The device which hangs on the line at Kepak powers a con saw which shaves fat off carcasses. A heavy item, it is estimated that it would have taken two people to move the device and Gardaí have noted that the machine would only be of use in an abattoir.   Kiltoom theft A car parked at Carnagh East, Kiltoom was broken into in recent days. The theft occurred between May 22nd and 25th. Eight pairs of working boots were stolen in the incident, which was reported to Gardaí on May 25th.   Ballymurray break-in A van parked at Cloonsellan, Ballymurray was broken into overnight between May 24th and 25th. Power tools, including two drills and a transformer were stolen from the Opel van. Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the local area is asked to contact the Gardaí in Roscommon on (090) 66 38300.   Kilroosky theft An unattended vehicle parked outside a house at Cloonageeragh, Kilroosky, was broken into between May 24th and 26th. A jacket, rucksack and binoculars were stolen.   Stole cans twice A 17-year-old who stole cans of drink from Tesco twice in one day was arrested by Gardaí in Roscommon town on Sunday last.             The young man went into Tesco twice and stole cans of alcohol. He was apprehended on the second occasion and will be dealt with under the juvenile system.   Theft at Tesco A man and woman were arrested outside Tesco in Roscommon on Tuesday last, May 27th.             A woman was stopped leaving the shop with bottles of spirits which were partly covered in tin foil in an apparent effort to evade setting off the security system. Gardaí noted that this is not the first time that people have been apprehended having used tin foil in an attempt to avoid setting off the magnetic beams in the security system. On previous occasions, suitcases lined with tinfoil were used.             Two people were charged in connection with the offence. A 28-year-old female was arrested coming out of the shop with the property, while a man in his 30s who was outside the shop, was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting the committing of a crime. Both are foreign nationals and both are charged to appear at a forthcoming sitting of Roscommon District Court.   Woman hospitalised   after Creggs accident One person received minor injuries in a traffic accident which occurred at Coalpits, Creggs, on May 24th last at 6 pm.             The driver of a single vehicle lost control and skidded off the road. A female in her early 20s, who was a front-seat passenger in the car, was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The driver was not injured.   Criminal damage   at The Grove Gardaí in Roscommon are investigating minor criminal damage which occurred at The Grove in Kilteevan at the weekend.             A window was damaged in a bulldozer parked at the halting site between May 24th and 26th. Incident near Granlahan Gardaí in Castlerea are seeking information on a traffic incident that occurred between Granlahan and Ballinlough on Friday night last.             At approximately 1 am, a male pedestrian was struck by a car. The man was later taken to hospital but has since been released. Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact Gardaí in Castlerea on (094) 96 20019.   Three drunken driving arrests Three people were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in the Castlerea district during the weekend.             Two men were arrested in Castlerea town at 3.30 am on Saturday night. A file on one matter is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions, while the other man is due to appear at a forthcoming court sitting.             On Friday night a man was arrested at 9 pm in Cloonfad and he is due to appear in court at a later date.   Men arrested in Ballinlough Two males were arrested by Gardaí from Castlerea Garda Station in the Ballinlough are on Sunday evening at 6 pm after they were observed by Gardaí in the process of taking parts from a car.             The two men, one teenager, and one man in his late 20s, were taken to Castlerea Garda Station for questioning and were later released. A file on the matter is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.   New sergeant for Castlerea A new sergeant is due to take up duty in Castlerea Garda Station today (Thursday).             Sergeant John Costello is coming to Castlerea Garda Station on promotion from Ballinasloe Garda Station. He will replace Sergeant Thomas Concannon, who finished duty in Castlerea Station yesterday (Wednesday) and is due to start work today in Carna, Co. Galway, having taken charge of the Carna Sub District. Sergeant Concannon worked in Castlerea for almost one year.