Friday 19 January 2018

Youth accused of stealing car

A YOUNG man accused of stealing a car and setting fire to it has had the matter adjourned for two weeks.

Michael Mahon (20) is alleged to have stolen the car from outside a private house at Tolka Valley Green in Finglas on January 1 last.

The defendant, of Broombridge Road in Cabra, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with stealing a 1999 Dublin-registered Volkswagen Polo.

Mahon is also charged with one count of criminal damage to the car.

Judge Brian Sheridan adjourned the matter so the accused could speak to his lawyer.

Teen caught with heroin

A YOUTH, who was allegedly caught with f850 worth of heroin at a south Dublin Luas stop, has appeared in court.

The then 17-year-old made no reply when charged with possessing heroin for sale or supply in Drimnagh on November 18 last year.

Judge Bryan Smyth noted from Garda Jason Weir's evidence that the value of the drugs involved was f850 and he accepted jurisdiction to keep the case in the Children's Court yesterday.

The youth, who is now aged 18 and unemployed, was granted legal aid.

The court remanded him to appear again next month when he is to enter a plea.

Warrant out on theft suspect

A BENCH warrant has been issued for the arrest of a youth accused of robbing a man of his iPhone.

The 17-year-old boy was due to appear at the Dublin Children's Court to face a charge of robbery of an iPhone worth f500, at Overend Way, in Dundrum, in south Dublin, on January 20 last.

Judge Bryan Smyth was told the teenager had been arrested and charged on October 7.

The teen had been released from garda custody on station bail and was due to appear in court yesterday.

However, Judge Bryan Smyth issued the warrant when there was no appearance by the accused.

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