Ballina Gardai.

  • A planned search of a number of houses in the Attymass area on Tuesday last by gardai resulted in the seizure of illegal drugs with an estimated street value of 10,000 euro.

    Gardai in Ballina have confirmed that in the planned operation on Tuesday evening last a number of houses in the Attymass area,were searched by members of the Divisional Drugs Unit and a quantity of drugs were seized.

    The estimated street value of the seizure is estimated at 10,000 euro.

    A number of persons are now helping the gardai with their investigation and files are being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

  • Ballina Gardaí are investigating break-ins at two mobile telephone retail shops in the town between two and half two yesterday morning.

    A gang of three males arrived in a silver car and broke into Eir Retail, O'Rahilly Street, and the Three Shop, Tolan Street.

    Midwest News understands they gained entry by using a sledgehammer and were wearing balaclavas.

    The gang then left the Eir Retail premises in the silver car and drove against the flow of traffic on O’Rahilly Street towards Tolan Street, before breaking into the Three Shop.

    However, the raid on the Three Shop was foiled as a result of a new anti-burglary system, Fog Bandit.

    Within seconds of a break-in, the shop was filled with an impenetrable cloud of fog, forcing the intruders to leave the premises.

    The gang returned to their vehicle and left the town along the river.

    Ballina Gardai are seeking to establish what was stolen from Eir Retail shop, but it is understood no phones were taken from the Three Shop.

    Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the break-ins between two and half two on Monday morning or who saw the car driving against the flow of traffic on O’Rahilly Street to contact them on 096 20560.

  • Ballina Gardaí are investigating after a traffic counter valued at €2,300 was taken from Rathduff on the Corroy to Rathbaun Road in the middle of January, sometime between the 15th  and 22nd of the month.

    Mayo County Council staff reported the theft to the Gardaí on the 22nd of January and describes the traffic counter as a grey box that was secured to a telegraph approximately 100 metres east of the Carrowmore Junction on the Corroy to Rathbaun Road.

    The device is known as a Traffic Detection Device and is manufactured by Sierzega.

    Mayo County Council Staff said they do not know why anybody would be interested in the traffic counter as it has a very specific use.

    However, they are interested in getting it back.

    This piece of equipment is used to obtain invaluable traffic information on accident prone sites on the road network.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Roads Design Office - Mayo County Council 094-9024444 at or Ballina Garda Station 096-20550.

  • Gardaí in Ballina are seeking assistance from the public in locating the whereabouts of Patricia O’Donnell, 61 years, who was last seen on Tuesday, 7th January 2020 in the Crossmolina area, Co. Mayo.


    Patricia is described as being 5’ 2” in height, of slim build, with long blonde/fair hair.


    When last seen, she was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.


    It is believed she left her home, travelling in a grey Toyota Yaris car.


    Gardaí and Patricia’s family are concerned for her and are asking anyone who may know where Patricia is or may have seen her to contact Ballina Garda Station on 096 20560, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.Gardai 

  • Over the weekend gardaí from Ballina Community Engagement Area were patrolling the Belleek area to encourage compliance with HSE Ireland Guidelines when they stopped and spoke with a motorist who had no Insurance, Tax or NCT.

    The vehicle was seized.  

    The driver was in a position to walk home as he was living within the new 5km radius.

  • Gardai in Ballina arrested a man last night who was found to be in possession of a significant amount of controlled drugs.

    The man was driving a car which failed to stop on the outskirts of Ballina.

    Gardai pursued the car for a short distance and arrested the driver who was in his mid-20’s .

    He’s due this morning before the Castlebar District Court on road traffic offences while the drugs seized in the incident have been sent for analysis.


  • Gardai are appealing for information on a man in his late 80’s missing from the Ballycastle Carrowmore/Lacken area.


    The man was reported missing since the early hours of this morning from his residence at Lissadrone, Ballycastle.


    The man is described as 5 foot 9 in height, white hair, and has a distinctive white moustache.


    He is possibly wearing a dark green jumper, very light brown cords and speaks with a Yorkshire accent.


    Gardai say the man would present as being in a state of confusion.


    Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballina Gardai on 096-20560