Certain lines of inquiry being pursued on retail burglaries in Donegal

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Certain lines of inquiry being pursued on retail burglaries in Donegal Previous articleCathal Corey named new Sligo ManagerNext articleDamning report reveals raw sewage being pumped into Donegal water supplies News Highland WhatsApp Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – October 24, 2017 Facebook An incident room has been set up at Letterkenny Garda station with certain lines of enquiry being followed after a spate of burglaries at retail premises throughout Donegal.Superintendent David Kelly has told the County Donegal Joint Policing Committee that those carrying out the burglaries are not professional but opportunistic.An incident room has been set up at Letterkenny Garda station with certain lines of enquiry being followed followed a spate of burglaries at retail premises throughout Donegal.Superintendent David Kelly has told the County Donegal Joint Policing Committee that those carrying out the burglaries are professional but opportunistic.Gardai have confirmed that an incident room has been set up at Letterkenny Garda Station where certain lines of inquiry are being correlated following a spate of burglaries at retail premises throughout Donegal over the past number of months.Gardai believe recent break ins at retail premises in Letterkenny, Killygordon, Lahey and Dungloe to be linked while they say they are keeping an open mind in regards to last weeks burglary at Centra in Carrigart.Superintendent David Kelly also alluded to the fact that some of the tools used to gain access are sourced within the vicinity of the targeted premises. WhatsApp Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Rookies steal playoff spotlight

first_imgMEGHAN CONLIN/Herald photoWhen the Wisconsin women’s hockey team went into their first playoff round against North Dakota last weekend, everyone knew they would have to perform well. Regardless of North Dakota’s record and winless history against Wisconsin, the Badgers knew they could not get complacent.”At this point [in the playoffs], we need our best players to be our best players,” UW head coach Mark Johnson said.And who knew that Wisconsin’s best players would be freshmen? The freshman trio of forward Erika Lawler, forward Angie Keseley and goaltender Jessie Vetter were all instrumental in sweeping the North Dakota Fighting Sioux.Lawler would end up with five points in the series while linemate Keseley had a hat trick during Friday’s contest. Lawler assisted on two of Keseley’s three goals. The freshmen Badgers combined for 11 points in the series.”Well, we just wanted to take a lot of shots on goal,” Keseley said. “We concentrated on taking a lot of shots on net and they started going in … I got a rebound goal because of the shots and coach really stressed that.”Lawler and Keseley have both collected 30 points on the season, which ties them for second in the WCHA in freshman scoring and tied for 15th in total scoring. Keseley has one extra goal and one less assist compared to Lawler.”I thought they came with a lot of energy in both games,” Johnson said. “Obviously, [Keseley in the last regular season game against Ohio State] played very well and had numerous scoring chances. She didn’t get rewarded, but she had them. Then Friday in that game against North Dakota, she had the same opportunities and the puck went in for her.”Between her and [Lawler] and the energy that they brought … and [Lawler’s] goals on Saturday, that really makes me happy for the younger players,” Johnson added.”I think we were just very fired up because it was the first round of the playoffs,” Lawler said. “We wanted to start off on a good note so we just went up there and did what we do every day and try to do as much as we can for the team.”Meanwhile, Vetter made her playoff debut in Friday’s 4-1 win. She stopped all 21 shots that North Dakota attempted, and the goal she allowed was deflected off the stick of Keseley. The goal was credited to North Dakota’s senior defender Devon Fingland. Despite the mistake, Vetter remained calm and in control.”[Vetter] is very confident in net,” team captain Sharon Cole said. “She’s very comfortable and she doesn’t really get nervous, at least it doesn’t appear she gets nervous. So I think she’s doing really well.””When we’ve called upon her in the past month, she’s responded very well,” Johnson said. “She’s consistent, there are some games when she doesn’t face a lot of shots and that can be very difficult on a goaltender … [but] she makes the saves when we need them.”Senior goaltender Meghan Horras started in goal for the Badgers in Saturday’s game and was rewarded with a 6-0 victory. It was her 17th career shutout, which is the new school record. Lawler had her two goals and sophomore forward Jinelle Zaugg added her 22nd goal of the season after a five game draught.Wisconsin will play in the WCHA semifinals this weekend against St. Cloud State in Minneapolis. The Badgers finished with a record of 3-1 against St. Cloud this season, but lost the last game by the score of 1-0.St. Cloud’s goaltender, junior Lauri St. Jacques, was like a stonewall in her 1-0 victory. She made 36 saves in the game, despite the fact that the Badgers had numerous genuine scoring chances.”What we need to do is create opportunities,” Johnson said. “Interference, tip it, screens, go hard to the net. If it’s not going to go in on the initial shot, the second and third opportunities might be when the puck goes in.”Whatever the Badgers do to get the puck past St. Jacques, they’ll be relying on freshmen like Lawler, Keseley and Vetter just as much as they rely on players like Cole, Zaugg and Sara Bauer.last_img read more

Meet Shrewsbury’s New Police Chief, Robert Turner

first_imgBy John Sorce |SHREWSBURY – On Tuesday, Jan. 16, Robert Turner was sworn in as Shrewsbury’s newest police chief at the town’s council meeting.“It was definitely an emotional moment,” Turner said. “I had my dad, who was a police officer in Long Branch, hold the Bible for me. It was very special.”Turner grew up in West Long Branch and attended Shore Regional High School before earning a degree in criminal justice from Monmouth University in 1996. He was hired by the Shrewsbury Police department in December 1998 as a patrolman and has been rising through the ranks with the department ever since, serving as a detective, detective sergeant and lieutenant.“Shrewsbury is a great community,” Turner said. “As far as police work goes, it’s really the best of both worlds because we are a great community that we love to be involved with.” As he enters his 20th year working for the town, he cites the main roads and the various businesses as the things that keep him the busiest.For a smaller community, there is a lot of traffic in Shrewsbury and a lot of people coming in and out of town. Turner does not see that as a negative, but rather as a sign that people want to come to spend time in Shrewsbury.“We have a lot of growth, which is nice,” Turner said. “We have the major roadways. I believe the population in town during the daytime is 84 percent more. We have a lot of traffic, a lot of people coming in and out of our shops, and a lot of those stores are open at night. For a small town, we have a high number of people coming in and out and spend time in our nice town.”Shrewsbury saw a 13 percent decrease in total crime from 2016-2017, and Turner believes visibility is the key. “I think having our guys on the road, even though we are a small department, when people see officers constantly driving up and down the roadway…people are less likely to commit a crime,” Turner said. “When our guys are out there, and they do a great job, they are very visible, and I think that plays a big part.”Interestingly, the Shrewsbury Police Department does not provide coverage in Shrewsbury Township, which Turner said is monitored by the New Jersey State Police.Shrewsbury Township students don’t attend Shrewsbury schools, either. “Even though we share the same name, it’s very separate,” Turner said. “Residents in Shrewsbury Township go to schools in the Tinton Falls school system.”Turner resides in Oceanport with his wife, Mary Alyce, and his three boys who all participate in sports. He coaches them in a few different sports, including lacrosse, which he says was not an option for him growing up. “That was something that wasn’t around back when I was growing up around here,” Turner said. “There was no lacrosse. When my son played his first game in fifth grade, it was the first time I had even seen a lacrosse game. Anything you get to do with your sons is a lot of fun and I will miss it one day when it’s all done.”Shrewsbury Mayor Don Burden has known Turner since he joined the force, and he is pleased to see Turner climb the ranks to claim the top spot. “I think he has the strength and he brings some additional cohesiveness to the squad and the department,” Burden said. “He’s well respected in the community and has been a recipient of several proclamations and awards from various organizations in town, from schools to the department of public works. It’s just a good fit and we’re delighted that we can move an appointment to a chief who has worked through the ranks and knows the community.”This article was first published in the Feb. 8-15, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Roundballer players hit with yellow card as City shuts down Lakeside for two week rest

first_imgRight when the roundballers thought the season was a foot, the City of Nelson tossed a monkey wrench into the mix by closing the fields for two weeks.Barry Turner of the City of Nelson informed the Regional District of Central Kootenay booking officials Friday of his decision to give the soccer pitches rest.“The fields will be close for two weeks, Monday through Friday,” said a RDCK spokesperson. “Fields will re-open during the weekend, Saturday and Sunday.”Soccer players, young and old, have been running in quicksand for the start of the 2011 season.A colder than normal spring, plagued by days of rain and inclement weather, put the growing season back weeks. The result left Lakeside Soccer Pitches in rough shape, especially following the opening weekend of the year May 7-8 when close to 20 female rep teams participated in the Terry Walgren Memorial Rep Soccer Tournament.Those games, combined with the start of adult leagues and the Nelson Youth Soccer Rep and House programs, put an awful lot of stress on the pitches.The closure, however, does not affect the Lakeside Ball Diamonds, where the Nelson Slopitch League continues to function nightly.Nelson Youth Soccer holds games and practices during the week at Lakeside. The association also runs games Saturday.Nelson City Soccer follows most nights with adult rec leagues.The closure affects 900-plus youth players and more than 200 adult players.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week – Nelson Neptunes Swim Team

first_imgMembers of last year’s team include, Olivia Cowan, Enna Cowan, Cynthia Pfeiffer, Laurel Nixon, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Jaylen Rushton, Leah Eberle, Imogen Cowan, Matthew Holitzki, Hanna Malenfant, Kallie Badry, Lachlan Bibby-Fox, Chloe Malenfant, Keira Badry, Evan Chouinard, Ella Chouinard, Elissa Centrone and Sage Cowan.The Neptunes return home to host their own meet June 3-4 at the NDCC Aquatic Centre. The Nelson Neptunes open defence of their 2016 Kootenay Summer Swim Association Championship Saturday in Trail at the Jeli Orwell Memorial Swim Meet.The Neptunes, under the guidance of coaches Sarah Broen and assistant Matthew Holitzki, are primed and ready to take to the waters as the club returns to the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre after spending the past few years on the road while the facility was renovated.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Neptunes as the club prepares for another season on the KSSA with Team of the Week honours.last_img read more