Claremorris Gardai

  • Three people have been taken to hospital following a two car collision near Claremorris this morning.

    The N60 Balla to Claremorris road at Mossbrook remains closed to traffic.

    The collision between a car and a van occurred at around 6.30am this morning.

    Emergency services are currently at the scene.

    Three people have been taken to hospital where one person is thought to be in a serious condition.

    Gardai say the road will remain closed until at least midday and diversions are in place.

  • Claremorris Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a two vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N17 yesterday.

    The incident happened at approximately 12 noon on the N17 southbound at the Ballindine junction from Claremorris.

    A white box van and a grey Audi A4 were involved in the collision and a female was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

    The road was closed for over seven hours yesterday as forensic teams investigated the site of the crash.

    Claremorris Gardai are appealing for witnesses and all those who may have been in the area at the time to come forward and contact them on (094) 937 2080.

  • Gardai in Claremorris are appealing for anyone who may have been in the Scardaune area of Claremorris last Thursday afternoon and noticed anything suspicious to contact them.

    A man is reported as having exposed himself to a teenager as she was walking along the Scardaune to Ballyglass road.

    The incident happened at about 2.30pm on Thursday last, August 23rd.

    The man is described as having tight brown hair, aged between 30 and 50, and had got out of a silver saloon car with a 98 registration.

     Anyone with information is asked to contact Claremorris garda station on 094 9371222

  • Claremorris Gardai are investigating following a spate of burglaries which have occurred in their district since last Thursday evening.


    Four break-ins took place at residential premises on Saturday between 4pm & 10pm.


    Two of the break-ins were in Ballindine and two took place in the Claremorris area.


    Burglaries have also occurred in the Mayfield and Meelickmore areas in the last number of days and another break-in to a residence in Knock yesterday again during day-time hours.


    Gardai are appealing for the public’s assistance if anyone seen any suspicious vehicles or persons in the Claremorris district over the last number of days to contact them in Claremorris Gardai on 094 93 72080.


    Homeowners are again reminded to be extra vigilant at this time of year and to report and suspicious activity to the Gardai.

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    Claremorris Gardaí are investigating following a number of break-ins to cars parked at Brickens Church yesterday evening.

    Gardai say the incidents occurred between 7.45pm and 8.45pm last night.

    Anyone who has information is asked to contact Claremorris Gardai on 094-93 71222.

  • Mayo Gardai have made a public appeal for information following the alleged sexual assualt of a teenage girl at a playground in the Lowpark area of Charlestown on Saturday.

    Anyone who was in the vicinity of the Square or the Lowpark area of Charlestown between 2pm and 8pm on Saturday is asked to contact Claremorris Gardai on 094 - 93 72080 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

    The community in Charlestown have been shocked by news of this incident which is believed to have involved a 15-year old girl.

    A forensic examination took place at the playground and an adjoining carpark, and Gardai launched an appeal for information yesterday evening.



  • Claremorris Gardai are investigating a further two break-ins to properties in the Ballindine area last night.

    Cash and jewellery were stolen in the raids.

    This follows on from a spate of burglaries in recent days in the Claremorris, Charlestown and Knock areas.

    Gardai say the common theme is intruders are gaining entry by forcing windows or patio doors open.

    The majority of the raids are taking place in eth afternoon and early evening and Gardai are advising the public to ensure their alarm systems are activated as well as neighbours linking in with each other.

    They are also appealing to people to ensure the safe management of cash and lock precious jewellery away in a safe.

    Gardai say early information in these cases is important and are asking people to contact their local Gardai if they see any suspicious cars or persons.

    Gardai followed a high powered car yesterday evening after acting on information received but were unable to catch the vehicle.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Claremorris Gardai on 094 93 72080.

  • Gardaí in Claremorris have seized a quantity of unstamped cigarettes at Bohola, County Mayo as part of a Covid-19 checkpoint.

    The seizure was made as part of the Claremorris Community Engagement area’s response to Covid-19.

    A car was stopped at the Covid-19 checkpoint at Bohola where enquiries were made into the purpose of the driver’s movements.

    Subsequently the car was searched and approximately 20,000 cigarettes were located.

    The cigarettes represent an approximate loss to the exchequer of €10,600.

    Revenue has been notified and is pursuing this investigation.

  • Claremorris Community Engagement Gardaí acting on information received regarding persons involved in handling stolen goods in Ballyhaunis Town put an operation in place last Tuesday resulting in a vehicle being stopped and searched.

    The search resulted in the recovery of a high value bicycle frame valued at €3000 that is believed to have been stolen in the UK in September.

    The driver of the vehicle has been spoken to in relation to the property.

    In a pre-planned follow up operation Claremorris Gardaí, supported by Detectives from Mayo Crime Hub and Gardaí from Castlerea and Tubbercurry, executed a Search Warrant at a residential premises in the Ballinlough area of Co Roscommon.

    The follow up search resulted in the recovery of another bicycle frame valued at €5000 and bicycle components valued at €600. These were also believed to have been stolen in the UK in September 2019. In addition a quantity of power tools valued at €4000 were recovered. These are believed to have been taken during burglaries of building sites in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo in November 2018 and in Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon in August 2019. Three motor bikes valued at approximately €15000 were also seized. Enquiries are ongoing to confirm whether these have also been reported stolen in the UK. Further tools and bicycle frames/components believed to be stolen valued at €3000 were also recovered as part of the operation. The total value of property recovered during this operation is €30,600.

    Claremorris Superintendent Gabriel Moran says “This operation by An Garda Síochána in support of Operation Thor highlights the importance of householders and businesses recording serial numbers and descriptions of their property. This has allowed the identification and recovery of property in this operation. This is especially important in the run up to Christmas where purchases of valuable gifts and items in the New Year sales.

    Gardai are appealing to members of the public who become aware of people offering goods in suspicious circumstances or at suspiciously low prices to bring this to the attention of An Garda Síochána.  This can be done by contacting their local Garda station (Claremorris 0949372080) or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

    Claremorris Gardaí can reassure the community that incidents of Burglary have reduced this year and that with the cooperation of the community we will continue to work to prevent offending, bring offenders to justice, and recover property for its rightful owners.”