July 14, 2024

A fisherman who broke right into a home in Rathmullan whereas his boat was being repaired on the close by pier and stole an Xbox has appeared in court docket.

Lauris Gomanis appeared earlier than Decide Eiteain Cunningham at Letterkenny District Court docket in Co Donegal.

The court docket heard that the 40-year-old was a crew member on board the fishing trawler, Michelle Na Mara which had been docked at Rathmullan Pier after it developed engine bother and was being repaired.

On Saturday final, February tenth, a home at Kerr’s Bay in Rathmullan was damaged into via an unlocked entrance door whereas the occupants have been nonetheless in the home.

Among the many objects stolen was an Xbox, six bottles of wine and a Marshall speaker.

Investigating Gardai carried out quite a few strains of enquiry.

As a part of their investigation they trawled CCTV footage and traced the wrongdoer again to the fishing boat docked on the pier.

The captain of the boat invited Gardai onto the vessel which is registered at The Dock, Belmullet, Co Mayo and a search was carried out.

The Xbox and two controllers have been recovered on board the boat and Latvian nationwide, Lauris Gomanis was arrested underneath the Prison Justice Act and brought to Milford Garda Station for questioning.

He was charged that on February tenth at Kerr’s Bay, Rathmullan he entered a constructing generally known as Kerr’s Bay, Rathmullan as a trespasser and did commit an arrestable offence to wit Part 4 Theft and Fraud Offences Act 2001 therein.

Garda David Ryan stated the accused made no reply when cautioned.

Solicitor for the accused, Mr Rory O’Brien defined how his shopper had been given time without work after the boat had developed engine bother.

Decide Cunningham interjected and stated “And that is how he spent his time without work? That is very critical.”

Mr O’Brien responded by explaining that his shopper had been drunk in the course of the incident and didn’t have a lot recollection of the incident in any respect.

He added that Gomanis has no earlier convictions and that he was “massively embarrassed” by what had occurred.

He has a spouse and a son again in Latvia and added that he’s not a person that he fears will “come earlier than the courts once more.”

Having taken time to think about her sentence, Decide Cunningham once more described the incident as “a critical offence.”

She stated she had thought of ordering a Probation Report however that the accused most likely needs to return to Latvia and that such a report will take a while.

She stated he was imposing a custodial sentence however would take note of the mitigating elements together with that the accused has no earlier convictions.

She sentenced Gomanis to 4 months in jail however suspended the sentence for 18 months on the Part 12 of the Prison Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001.

She additionally struck different associated costs out.

Fisherman hooked after Gardai trawl CCTV footage to search out Rathmullan burglar was final modified: February twelfth, 2024 by Employees Author