Warning on theft of home heating oil

Gardaí in Boyle have urged home and property owners in Co. Roscommon to be vigilant in relation to the theft of home heating oil, following a spate of thefts of kerosene in counties Roscommon and Leitrim in recent weeks.             Staff at St. Joseph’s Boys NS in Boyle discovered that approximately €300 worth of kerosene home heating oil had been taken from the school recently. The matter was reported to Gardaí on January 9th. The oil tank at the school had been filled the previous Tuesday.             ‘It is something that seems to be fairly common at the moment in Roscommon and Leitrim and people need to be more aware of that. It’s fairly rampant at the moment, where half of the heating oil is taken during the night,’ said a Garda spokesperson.             Anyone with any information, or who saw anything suspicious in the area, is asked to contact the Gardaí in Boyle on (071) 96 62030. Trailers stolen Gardaí this week warned trailer owners to ensure that their trailers are kept in a secure place after two trailers were stolen in the Roscommon area.             On January 10th last, a builder’s trailer was stolen from the side of a house under construction at Cloverhill, Roscommon. The blue 10 x 5 trailer has metal sides, a rear steel ramp and lights on the mudguards.             Between January 10th and 11th, a trailer parked at Tohergar, Ballygar, was stolen. The silver 8 x 4 trailer was taken from a field. A Garda spokesperson this week warned trailer owners to ensure that trailers are not left in isolated areas. Members of the local community were also asked to give the Gardaí in Roscommon a call on (090) 66 38300 if they saw anything suspicious in the Roscommon or Ballygar areas on the nights in question. Public order offences Two people were arrested in Roscommon on public order offences last weekend. One man later appeared in court on a minor assault charge, while a bench warrant was issued for the arrest of another man.