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#NorthWest Inner City – Policing & Community Safety Update

The Garda Chief Superintendent, Paddy McMenamin who has responsibility for the North Central Garda Division covering the #NorthInnerCity provided me with an update on Crime Detections and specific initiatives. Last week’s meeting of the Community Safety Partnership chaired by Cormac O’Donnchu was very useful and information in terms of police activity across the #NorthInnerCity as well as the work of the wider Community Safety Partnership.

This specific update focuses on the Bridewell district covering much of the #NorthWest Inner City.

If you have any specific questions or queries arising from the details outlined in the Garda report, please email me at RayMcAdam@gmail.com.

CRIME DETECTIONS AND UPDATES

  • On the 30th September 2021, Gardaí attached to the Bridewell arrested a male in relation to a European arrest warrant for crimes committed in Poland. He was brought before the High Court on this date and remanded in custody to Cloverhill. This male was also sought in connection with a burglary in the Law Library on the 14th March 2020. Furthermore on the 7th October 2021, in Court number 2 CCJ this male was convicted in relation to the burglary and he was given a sentence of 6 months imprisonment.
  • On the 28th September 2021, while on patrol Gardaí identified two males who are known to be involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs. Following a search of these males cannabis herb to the value of €300 and crack cocaine to the value of €300 were found on their person. Further to this Gardaí then obtained a search warrant for the home address of one of the males, where cannabis herb to the value of €700 was found. Both males were charged in relation to this incident and the matter is currently before the courts.
  • On the 23rd September 2021, following a Garda operation into ongoing drug dealing within Dorset Street Flats, Dublin 7 Gardaí arrested a male while he was in possession of crack cocaine to the value of €640. The male was charged, and brought before the courts where strict bail conditions were obtained. This male has been a persistent participant in the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Dublin 7 area.
  • On the 16th September 2021 while on routine patrol, Gardaí responded to a panic alarm on Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7 where Gardaí apprehended, arrested and detained a male in relation to the robbery. The male was later charged and this matter is currently before the courts.

Operation targeting anti-social behaviour and Sale & Supply of Controlled Drugs in Dublin 7:

An Operation targeting anti-social behaviour and the sale and supply of controlled drugs emanating from O’Devaney Gardens/ Montpellier Gardens area commenced in October 2020 by the Bridewell Crime Prevention Unit, assisted by National Units.

On 11th October 2021 a search and arrest operation in respect of the above was carried out. This peration was led by the Bridewell Crime Prevention Unit and assisted by Bridewell Detectives, Bridewell Community Policing Unit, Divisional Drugs Unit, Divisional Traffic Unit and members from the core units.

A number of searches were carried out in the Montpellier Gardens area with a simultaneous search being carried out by the Divisional Drugs Unit at Seville Place. Four individuals were arrested, detained and questioned in relation to offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act. All four were later charged and one
was remanded in custody with consent to bail. This operation is ongoing.

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Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Leader, Fine Gael, Dublin City Council
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee

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