Sligo gardai

  • The Ballymote to Castlebaldwin road is currently closed due to a HGV blocking the road.

    Extremely icy conditions mean the road will be closed for a number of hours.

  • Gardaí on patrol last night stopped three males cycling in the Sligo town area.

    One bike was confirmed as having been stolen and they have since spoken to the owner of this bicycle.

    The Gardaí are of the belief that the other two bicycles are also stolen and would like to get them back to the rightful owners.

    The investigation is continuing.

    Anyone with information can contact Sligo Gardaí on 0719157000.

  • Gardaí are now treating the death of a 30-year old woman in Sligo as murder.

    The body of Natalia Karaczyn was discovered on the outskirts of the town yesterday morning.

    The mother of three had been missing from her home at Crozon Park in Sligo since early on Sunday morning - with family members raising serious concerns for her welfare.

    Natalia's body was discovered in the Holywell area yesterday morning and was formally identified following a postmortem last night.

    Gardaí are not releasing the details of how she died for operational reasons.

    A 32-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the investigation remains in custody at Ballymote Garda Station.


  • The man who was detained in connection with the disappearance of Natalia Karaczyn from her Sligo home  was released without charge  from Ballymote garda station early this morning.

    Gardai say investigations are ongoing into the circumstances of the disappearance of 30 year old Natalia, who is missing from her home in Crozon Park, Sligo since early Sunday last morning, 29th April.

    Natalia is described as being 5'8" in height, slim build with green eyes and medium length straight blond hair. When last seen she was wearing a black lace body suit, black leather trousers, black jacket and black sandals with open toe.

    Gardaí in Sligo are concerned for Natalia's safety and anyone who can assist with the investigation is asked to contact Sligo Garda Station on 071 - 9157000, the Garda Confidential line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. 

    Natalia's home has been sealed off and a forensic examination is being carried out.

    Gardai are also appealing for information in relation to the movements of a beige Peugeot estate car 308, partial registration number 09 DL on Sunday morning last, the 29th April,in the Sligo area. 


  • A male was arrested by Gardaí in Sligo, in relation to a Burglary in Sligo.


    He was detained at Ballymote Garda Station and was questioned about a number of burglary incidents.


    He was subsequently charged with 4 counts of Burglary and was brought before a special sitting of Sligo District Court yesterday evening.


    He has been remanded in custody to appear before the district court again in the near future.

  • A man has been remanded in custody following a special sitting of the District Court in Carrick on Shannon yesterday evening.

    This follows a stabbing incident in the Sligo Town area on Thursday.

    A man was arrested shortly after the incident by Sligo Gardaí and he was subsequently charged with Assault Causing Harm.

    Investigations are ongoing

  • Gardai in Sligo will today undertake a week-long campaign targeting the unauthorised use of disabled parking bays, and unauthorised use of disabled parking permits in Co Sligo.

    They will also focus on other forms of illegal parking which interfere with the movement of wheelchair users or people with limited mobility.

    Operation ENABLE is a multi-agency initiative, involving Gardai in Sligo / Leitrim, Sligo County Council, the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland and the Irish Wheelchair Association.

    The initiative aims to raise awareness to motorists that it's an offence under road traffic laws to park or stop in a disabled parking bay, and could result in a €150 fine.

    It's also an offence to alter, copy, forge or fraudulently use or lend a disabled parking permit to be used by another person.


  • Two men were arrested in Sligo yesterday following a stabbing incident.

    The incident occurred at around 1.30pm in the Caltragh Crescent area of the town yesterday afternoon.

    A man in his 20’s is believed to have been stabbed during the event.

    He was taken to Sligo University Hospital with injuries understood to be non life threatening.

    Two men, also in their 20’s, were arrested and taken to Ballymote Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984

    Investigations are ongoing.