Car damaged and family flee in Nenagh feud incident

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Nenagh gardai are appealing for witnesses to an incident on Kenyon Street this Tuesday morning in which a car was damaged as part of what is thought to a family feud.

A weapon was used to break the car’s windscreen and sunroof at around 10am. However, the occupants managed to get away and later sought refuge in Nenagh Garda station.

A Garda spokesman said the two cars involved in the incident were later seized.

Two Garda patrol cars were damaged outside Nenagh at 1am this Tuesday morning by the driver of jeep that failed to stop at a checkpoint on the Limerick road.

The jeep was pursued to Knigh Cross / Prospect near Puckaun, where a second Garda car blocked the road. The driver reversed into the pursuing patrol car damaging its wing. It then manoeuvred around the parked Garda car and fled. However, the gardai in the second patrol car gave chase and as the gardai were trying to overtake the jeep both vehicles collided with the jeep ending up in the ditch. The patrol car was damaged in the incident.

There were three passengers in the jeep and the driver, a male in his late teens, was arrested at the scene.

Meanwhile, wedding guests who parked outside Borrisokane church last Friday came out to find five cars had been broken into during the ceremony. The thieves made off with laptops, a large quantity of cash, mobile phones and handbags.

Five houses around North Tipperary were burgled on the one day, July 11, according to gardai.

A sum of E100 in cash and jewellery valued at E200 was taken from a house in Capparoe, Nenagh, sometime before 2.30pm. The house was unoccupied at the time and a neighbour heard the alarm being set off. The neighbour reported seeing a male fleeing the scene and being driven away by a female in a car that may have also contained a child in the back seat.

Thieves took E1,000 in cash from a house at Wilton, Gortlandroe, Nenagh, that same afternoon, The break-in was reported to the Gardai at 5pm and two young males were reported as being seen acting suspiciously in the area.

An unoccupied house was broken into at Rathbeg, Roscrea, but as the owner is away at present it is not known if anything was stolen during the incident.

There were three other break-ins, at Inchidrinagh, Newport; Chapel Street, Toomevara, and Garrane, Toomevara, that same afternoon, but though the houses were ransacked, nothing was stolen. It is thought the culprits may have been looking for cash.

Anyone who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously in these areas on July 11 is asked to contact Nenagh Garda station on 067-31333 or any Garda station.


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