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Catherina Cunnane
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Woman charged with handling stolen power tools

A woman is “currently before the courts” in connection with handling stolen power tools.

The female, who is charged with the offence, was one of three individuals Gardaí arrested.

Woman charged

Gardaí from the Wexford Division investigating burglaries in the county, recently conducted a search of a premises in Dublin under Operation Knotweed.

It seized several items of property, including chainsaws, drills and toolboxes, and arrested three people.

In a statement on social media, a spokesperson for Wexford Garda Division said:

“To date, we have yet to identify the owner(s) of the property pictured. We believe this property was stolen in the Leinster area recently and are eager to return it to its rightful owner.”

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“If you own the property or know who does, please contact Gorey Garda Station on 0539430690,” the post concluded.

‘Cutting down or stealing a STOP sign is not a game’

Meanwhile, Cork County Council has described a recent spate of STOP sign thefts as “a very serious road safety issue that puts lives at risk”.

The council has reported the incidents to An Garda Síochána after thieves took STOP signs from multiple locations across the county.

In a statement, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Gillian Coughlan, said:

“What has happened across these locations is of immense concern. Cutting down or stealing a STOP sign is not a game. It puts all our road users at risk.”

“It can lead to serious crashes if drivers are not aware that they need to stop at a junction.”

“Cork County Council is taking these incidents extremely seriously and have reported the matter to Gardaí.”

“I am urging people to report any suspicious activity. Please think of the possible ramifications of how these actions could impact innocent victims.”

Section 13(10)(a)(III) of the Roads Act 1993 states:

“A person who, without lawful authority or consent of road authority, does anything that is a hazard or potential hazard to persons using a public road or the maintenance of the road shall be guilty of an offence.”

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