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26 Mar 2013   Erica Gould (Kilmacud Road Lower, Kilmacud, Criminal Damage) leaving Dun Laoghaire District Court, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

26 Mar 2013 Erica Gould (Kilmacud Road Lower, Kilmacud, Criminal Damage) leaving Dun Laoghaire District Court, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

26 Mar 2013 Erica Gould (Kilmacud Road Lower, Kilmacud, Criminal Damage) leaving Dun Laoghaire District Court, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

THIS is the woman accused of smashing the windows of two private cars belonging to gardai while they were parked outside a garda station.

Erica Gould (26) was allegedly identified after she mentioned breaking the windows in text messages.

Judge Ann Ryan adjourned the matter until May to allow her speak to her solicitor.

Gould, of Kilmacud Road Lower in Stillorgan, appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court charged with two counts of criminal damage.

 

Windscreen

The alleged incidents took place at Eglinton Terrace in Dundrum on February 15.

The court heard the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matters in the District Court, where the penalties are less severe.

Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, Garda Sergeant Peadar McCann alleged that Gould smashed the rear windscreen of a 2007-registered vehicle and the rear passenger side window of a 2005-registered vehicle.

 

Mobile

Sgt McCann said the vehicles were the private vehicles of gardai at Dundrum Garda Station.

The sergeant claimed that Gould was identified as the culprit after gardai viewed text messages on her mobile phone which referred to her breaking the windows.

Judge Ryan said she would accept jurisdiction of the charges.

Defence solicitor Michael Hanahoe asked for a copy of any statements and CCTV footage, if available, in relation to the alleged incident.

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