Gardai in Westport recovered in excess of 3,000 euro in stolen property yesterday following a planned search of a house in the area.

    Two people, a male and a female were both arrested after the house was searched and were detained and questioned at Westport garda station. They were subsequently charged with a number of break-ins each.

    They are being held in custody to appear before a sitting of Ballina court this morning.

    In follow up searches yesterday gardai recovered in excess of 3,000 euro of stolen property.

  • Gardai are warning people to be mindful of their belongings and not to leave valuables in their cars ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

    Sgt Peter Hanley from Castlebar Garda Station told Midwest News today that there is a big weekend coming up in and around the town, with the Mayo Day event at the Museum of Country Life, Turlough and the Pink Ribbon Cycle today and the Western People West of Ireland Women’s Mini-Marathon on Sunday.

    He says that people often park their cars up and then place belongings in the boot of the car, in full view of everyone. He is strongly advising against this, as potential burglars could be watching this. He is asking people to secure their valuables before parking and not to leave anything visible in cars.