The Gardaí in Tipperary are encouraging members of Community Alert and Text Alert groups to hold their AGMs now as incidents of burglary typically increase at this time of year.
Meetings can be arranged by contacting your local garda station. Groups that have not already had their AGM are advised to hold the meeting as soon as possible.
The appeal comes following a number of burglaries and thefts in the Nenagh Garda Division. In one incident, 20 cylinders of gas were stolen along with several bags of coal and other items at a fuel station on Nenagh's Limerick Road. It is understood that the culprits wore hoods and may have used a Ford Mondeo car in the incident, which occurred in the early hours of last Friday.
Around the same time, €400 worth of diesel was stolen from a yard at Youghalarra, Newtown. A trailer valued at €2,750 was stolen from premises at Barna, Newport, some time between Friday and Saturday last.
A house was burgled at Roscrea's Templemore road last Monday at 8pm. Forced entry was gained and rooms were ransacked, though it appears that nothing was taken. Also on Monday, criminal damage was caused to a patio door in Nenagh's Millersbrook estate. It is understood that four males were seen trying to gain access to the house.
Another incident of criminal damage occurred at Abbeys Lane, Roscrea, in the early hours of Sunday last. The front door of a house was extensively damaged.
Meanwhile, the Gardai are investigating two separate incidents of assault. In Newport, a man received injuries to his face and teeth when he was reportedly assaulted at Church Road around 12.30pm on Tuesday of last week. A female, was reported injured at Pearse Street, Nenagh, last Thursday. It is understood that the incident, which occurred around 2.45pm, arose from a dispute over a taxi fare.