April 21, 2024

A Letterkenny man has been advised to don’t have any contact along with his neighbours after being despatched ahead for trial on a sequence of harassment and threats fees.

James McErlane, 65, appeared earlier than Letterkenny District Courtroom after being arrested by appointment by Gardai.

He’s charged that on the sixth September, 2022 at Whitethorn Shut, Letterkenny he knowingly made a false report back to Gardai tending to indicate that an offence had been dedicated.

McErlane made no response when charged.

Garda Sergeant Jim Collins stated the Director of Public Prosecutions had determined that every one issues confronted by McErlane other than a harmful driving cost, must be prosecuted by indictment on the circuit court docket.

He requested for all issues to be tied in collectively and put in for point out to hyperlink up on September twenty fifth subsequent.

The court docket was advised there was no difficulty with bail however Sergeant Collins requested various circumstances.

They embody that McErlane signal on as soon as per week at Letterkenny Garda station and that he don’t have any contact along with his neighbours Kevin Shiels and Martin and Noreen McColgan and their household.

McErlane’s solicitor, Mr Rory O’Brien stated that may be “ridiculous” as they have been neighbours and the accused needed to stroll previous the opposite homes.

Decide Eiteain Cunningham stated that McErlane ought to then avoid the curtilage of the properties.

Mr O’Brien additionally requested the court docket to make sure that Mr Shiels additionally stays away from his consumer and Gardai confirmed they’d spoken to Mr Shiels with regard to this.

McErlane faces a complete of 9 fees together with making threats to trigger critical hurt or to kill a person and his spouse at Whitethorn Shut on October twenty first, 2018.

He’s additionally charged with making threats to break the couple’s automotive on the identical date.

McErlane can also be charged with harassing the person and his spouse between dates on March twenty fifth, 2011 and April sixth, 2022 at Whitethorn Shut.

He’s additionally charged with harassing a person at Bernard McGlinchey Park on March twenty sixth, 2022.

Decide Cunningham adjourned the case till September twenty fifth for the service of a guide of proof within the case.

 

Letterkenny man on harassment and threats fees advised to avoid neighbours was final modified: September seventh, 2023 by Workers Author