Men accused of cutting ESB pylon wires
THREE ROMANIAN men cut live electrical wires from an ESB power pylon causing more than €15,000 worth of damage, it has been alleged.
Brothers Daniel Deageac (23) and Sorin Deageac (22), along with housemate Samuel Gheorghe (19), all appeared in Dublin District Court charged with criminal damage and stealing €2,000 worth of copper wires. The incident is alleged to have happened at Boston Hill, Rathangan, Co Kildare, on August 4 or 5.
Judge Michael Walsh remanded the accused in custody with consent to bail, to appear in Cloverhill District Court next Wednesday.
Detective Garda Conor Sullivan, of the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, said none of the accused, of the same address at Cedar Park, Leixlip, Co Kildare, replied to the charges after caution.
He said he was objecting to bail as he believed the defendants were a flight risk.
Det Gda O'Sullivan said a group of men were involved and it was alleged that a large number of wires were cut from live electrical pylons. They were gathered in a field from which the accused men were seen allegedly seen exiting.
Judge Walsh granted bail in Mr Gheorghe's own bond of €2,000, of which €750 is to be lodged in cash. For the two co-accused he set bail at €2,000, with €500 in cash. Independent sureties were required.