Armed raiders told woman they would shoot her daughter

first_imgTwitter Man arrested after suspected gun and ammunition found following pursuit of car in Limerick Sunville House in County LimerickA LIMERICK mother, who was recovering from breast cancer surgery, was having a bath when a gang of armed raiders burst in to her home.Ann Garvey, of Sunville House, Pallasgreen told Judge John Hannan at Limerick Circuit Court last week that the men, who were armed with a sawn-off shotgun, a baseball bat and a sledgehammer, said her daughter would be shot if she didn’t give them the key to the safe.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ms Garvey was giving her evidence in the trial of Patrick Roche, (52), of Kilcronan Close, Clondalkin, Dublin; his son Philip Roche (24) of the same address and Alan Freeman (37) of Pearse Park, Tipperary Town who all pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated burglary at the Garvey home on April 16, 2012.Both Patrick and Philip Roche have also pleaded not guilty to an aggravated burglary at the home of William, Nora and Christina Creed at Ballyluddy, Pallasgreen, on May 31, 2012.Ms Garvey told the court that she had undergone a mastectomy and was taking a bath when the men broke in to her home. The mother-of-four said that her husband, Gerard was handcuffed in the sitting room and had a sawn-off shotgun pressed to his forehead.One of their daughters was bound with cable ties and her twin brother was punched in the face and threatened with a baseball bat.Gerard Garvey said that when he went to investigate a loud bang in the living room, he was confronted by a gang who had smashed the patio door. He said there were three or four figures dressed in black and wearing balaclavas.He was looking down the barrel of a sawn-off shotgun as they forced him and his daughter to the ground.The man with the gun said: “we’ll blow your head off and we will take your kids away and you’ll never see them again”.They demanded the key of the safe which contained $3,000 and £5,000 but they wanted more.Sgt Helen Holden told Judge Hannan that when she arrived to Sunville House, she found a scene of “panic, pandemonium, and trauma”.Det Garda Niamh Brosnan, who was accompanied by Det Garda Senan O’Sullivan said that the family were extremely upset and shocked at what had happened and that Gerry Garvey was still in handcuffs and had to be freed with bolt cutters.The trial is expected to last another four weeks. Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Man charged with assault causing harm to shop worker after arrest on suspicion of coughing on victim NewsArmed raiders told woman they would shoot her daughterBy Staff Reporter – June 21, 2017 1362 TAGSAnn GarveyCourtfeaturedGerard Garveysunville house Linkedin Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous article#WATCH Statue of Anthony Foley unveiled on Clancy’s StrandNext articleNew O’Connell Street will put pedestrians first Staff Reporter Email 27 month delay in justice at Limerick courts Sunville House in County Limerick Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report last_img read more

Statement from Councilman Scott Ping on Not Seeking Re-Election

first_imgOcean City Councilman Scott PingCouncilman Scott Ping announced Monday (March 10) that he will not seek a third term on City Council.Ping said he had collected enough signatures to run for re-election but decided against it.Ping, who served his first term from 2006 to 2010 during the administration of Mayor Sal Perillo, said Monday that he felt there were “not enough questions being asked” of the current administration of Mayor Jay Gillian.He issued the following written statement:“When I first entertained the idea to run for an Ocean City Council seat back in 2004, my intent was to represent all the homeowners and voters of Ocean City and give back to the community that has bee so good to my family and myself. My first successful campaign was in 2006, and I was re-elected in 2010. I have had the opportunity to serve as president and vice president of Council and also as Council representative to the Planning Board.Because of the aggressive nature of the administration in my first four years on Council, we not only worked hard, we were also able to accomplish many good things for this city. The budget first and foremost was our biggest challenge, with contractual union contracts, and the repaying of deferred pension costs hitting us all at once. As a Council, we worked hard to control costs and protect the taxpayers from outrageous tax increases. Because the administration aggressively went after federal and state grant money, many projects were completed without the tax burden falling directly on the taxpayers of Ocean City. However, due to the aggressive nature of that administration, the Council and the administration did not see eye-to-eye at all times. That being said, good government must have a check-and-balance approach in order to be effective and fair.Entering my second term on Council, it became clear that the only way to make any definitive changes to our budget was through policy change. In our form of government, most policy changes must come from the administration. After much studying and research, Councilman Hartzell and myself approached the administration with what we were convinced was a no-nonsense, common-sense approach to EMS services, that could save the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. After delivering our message many times, it has become apparent that our work has fallen on deaf ears.Which brings me to today:I have decided NOT TO RUN for re-election this year.To all my friends who have supported me when I ran for office, I thank you for your support. To those who did not support me when I ran for office, I respect your decision, however, I hope that in some way I was able to make a decision that had a positive impact on your life here in Ocean City.To all my fellow Council people that I have worked with over the years, Jack, Greg, John, Jody, Sue, Karen, Mike, Roy, Pete, Antwan, Tony, Michele, John and my “Bull Dog” Keith, I thank you for working with me to do what we felt was best for the taxpayers of Ocean City.”last_img read more