Man detained on burglary and theft charges

first_imgNewsLocal NewsMan detained on burglary and theft chargesBy admin – December 31, 2012 621 WhatsApp Gardai were alerted to the North Circular Road when the occupant of a house disturbed the burglar as he attempted to gain entry.Earlier this year gardai launched a nationwide crackdown on home break-ins called —Operation Fiacla. This has led to a total of 2,493 people been arrested and 1,404 suspects charged under Operation Fiacla.Figures obtained by a national newspaper last month revealed how 137 major burglars are functioning all over the country. The information showed 30 operating in Limerick, 27 in Cork and 80 in Dublin who are the main target for gardai.Justice Minister Alan Shatter put his support behind the initiative and has vowed to crack down on the country’s most prolific burglars. Print Facebook GARDAI are questioning a man in connection with a spate of burglaries on the North Circular Road and O’Callaghan Strand area of the city.It is understood gardai suspected him of prowling numerous homes over the past few weeks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter Email Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleFurther adult education for 2013Next articleLimerick welcomes first baby of New Year adminlast_img read more

Tyler Lydon hits 2 clutch 3s, plays heavy minutes at center in win

first_imgTyler Lydon slowly backpedalled into St. Bonaventure’s half of the court with a smile stretching across his face. Trevor Cooney came to bump chests and Michael Gbinije raised both hands in the air on his way to join the celebration as the Bonnies called a timeout.With 3:42 left in the second half, Syracuse’s lead stretched to double digits for the first time all night. A game once in the balance was now firmly in the Orange’s grasp.Lydon logged 31 minutes, the majority of which came at center, and hit two 3s in the second half that helped SU pull away. The first tied the game at 54 with 9:03 left and dug Syracuse out of its last deficit of the game. The second put SU up 10, igniting the Carrier Dome crowd and sending a static Bonnies team back to their huddle.Topped off with a 5-for-5 mark from the foul line and four second-half rebounds, Lydon’s night showed continued flashes of a thorough repertoire in Syracuse’s (2-0) 79-66 win over SBU (1-1) on Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome.“He creates a disadvantage for the other team because then they have to step out and play all five of us,” Malachi Richardson said, “and not just three or four of us.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLydon’s night started off with him exposed down low. Starting center Dajuan Coleman subbed out with 13:54 remaining in the first half and didn’t re-enter until after the break. In his place, Lydon grabbed two boards while a smaller St. Bonaventure front dominated SU in the paint.Denzel Gregg made both foul shots after being fouled by Lydon on a dunk attempt.  Then Dion Wright quickly released a layup before Lydon had time to tap the backboard. And when Gregg slammed home a putback dunk with Lydon standing flat-footed, he watched the ball drop through the hoop with a perplexed look on his face.But after Lydon took Coleman’s spot four minutes into the second half, an offensive rebound, assist and block followed. Minutes later began the stretch of four consecutive fouls shots from the freshman that began building SU’s cushion.“I think that probably helped him get going a little bit,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said.With Lydon’s two late 3s, a pre-practice craft honed by assistant coach Adrian Autry materialized on the court. Lydon’s shown he can be a streaky shooter in practice, his form unwavering as he knocks down shot after shot from deep.But on Tuesday, when Syracuse needed a spark from behind the arc with St. Bonaventure clinging to life, his stroke from deep in the Carrier Dome helped the Orange escape.“I felt like I had a lot of confidence at the time,” Lydon said. “It felt good to get out there and knock down a couple.” Comments Published on November 17, 2015 at 11:46 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse battles back to take down No. 19 Wake Forest, 4-3

first_img Published on April 1, 2016 at 10:44 pm Contact Jake: [email protected] Libi Mesh couldn’t believe what she had done until her whole team surrounded her in a mosh pit. She, like many of her teammates, had not looked at the scoreboard until the game was over.“I had no idea what the (final) score was,” Mesh said. “I went to cheer on (Dina Hegab) and my teammates yelled that we had won.”Almost four hours had passed since the start of the match and it seemed as if Syracuse was going to lose its sixth straight game until it didn’t. Headed by two furious comebacks in singles from Valeria Salazar and Mesh, along with a stellar day overall by Gabriela Knutson, 40th-ranked Syracuse (9-6, 3-6 Atlantic Coast) defeated 19th-ranked Wake Forest (16-6, 5-5), 4-3, after losing in doubles in an up-and-down match.After losing five straight matches, including a 7-0 loss to No. 4 North Carolina last Thursday, assistant coach Shelley George was happy to see Syracuse pull off the comeback, which is what Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little spoke to the team about recently.“There was so much fight in both of those girls today”, said George. “… We actually had Floyd Little come in and talk to the girls about perseverance, getting through tough times and finding a way. You can’t measure (the size) of somebody’s heart.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGeorge spoke with Salazar during her singles match when she was down 5-1 in the first set and changed her strategy, leading Salazar to a comeback win. George told her to come to the net more frequently and attack her opponent’s forehand.“Besides the ranking (of Wake Forest) that’s going to help us,” Salazar said. “We all fought and persevered.”Mesh, who had been down 5-0 in the final set of her match against Luisa Fernandez, also changed her approach and made a furious comeback that would ultimately seal the win and upset for Syracuse.“I just didn’t give up and I knew if I won it made it easier for (my teammates),” Mesh said. “I saw that at some point she started rushing and (going after) the ball early. (Head coach Younes Limam) told me to stay positive and cheer for the other girls and that will help me to relax more.Limam is happy to see his team put the past few weeks behind it and carry the momentum from this match into the final weeks of the season.“This is why we play”, Limam said. “April is a big month for us and a lot is at stake, such as the NCAA’s. We needed a win like that to get momentum back.” Comments Related Stories Gabriela Knutson anchors Syracuse’s win against Wake Forestcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Robbers pose as RCMP officers in Peace River

first_imgOn June 26th 2009 Peace Regional RCMP received a report of a home invasion that took place within the Town of Peace River.  The home owner heard a knock at her front door she opened the door as she believed that two police officers were at her front door but the two unknown males were posing as police officers.  Once the door was opened the two unknown males forced their way into the home.  The home owner was subdued and the males then searched the residence for valuables.  The first male is described as being a Caucasian male approximately 6 feet tall and around 220 lbs with a black mustache.  The second male is described as being shorter than the first male with a slight native accent.  One of the males brandished a handgun and threatened the occupant of the home during the incident.  – Advertisement -The two males fled the residence after taking an undisclosed amount of cash monies.  The victim in this occurrence did not suffer any physical injuries and the Peace Regional RCMP continue to investigate this occurrence.Although the latest incidents may cause some fear and concern to the public, the  RCMP urge the public to contact the local RCMP  detachment with any questions or concerns.  Advertisementlast_img read more