A Buncrana man has appeared in courtroom after being discovered behind the wheel of a automobile stolen from a Letterkenny automobile dealership.
Carnival employee Declan McCabe appeared earlier than Letterkenny District Courtroom in reference to an incident on February 22, 2022.
When questioned by Gardai, McCabe admitted to being in possession of a stolen automobile, a Volkswagen Passat, at Dry Arch Service Station on the date in query.
McCabe, a 20-year-old of Letterfahan, Buncrana, spoke solely to plead responsible earlier than Choose Éiteáin Cunningham. A cost of taking a automobile with out authority was withdrawn, whereas McCabe, carrying a blue tracksuit prime and shorts, additionally confronted medicine expenses over a separate matter.
Sergeant Jim Collins informed the courtroom how Gardai liaised with their colleagues from the PSNI who attended a highway site visitors accident involving a 10-DL Passat.
A daring gang stole three autos from Thomas Keys & Sons Automotive Gross sales at Ballyraine, Letterkenny.
McCabe admitted to Gardai that he was in possession of a set of keys, which had been faraway from the storage. McCabe informed Gardai that he was not the one who entered the storage to take the keys. Sergeant Collins stated the accused was totally co-operative when apprehended at 4.40am.
McCabe was additionally earlier than the courtroom on medicine expenses.
On November 2, 2021 undercover Gardai purchased two zip-locked luggage containing a substance from McCabe. The transaction passed off at Neil T Blaney Street, Letterkenny. The substance was analysed by Forensic Science Eire (FSI) and confirmed as hashish to the worth of €50. When arrested, McCabe was totally co-operative, Sergeant Collins stated.
McCabe was charged with being in possession of a managed drug, hashish, for the aim of promoting or in any other case supplying it to a different. He was additionally charged with the possession of hashish.
Sergeant Jim Collins knowledgeable the courtroom that McCabe has earlier convictions for unauthorised taking of a automobile and theft.
Mr Rory O’Brien, solicitor for McCabe, stated ‘tragic circumstances’ had befallen his consumer.
“He has been in care for many of his life, since he was aged three, and he has had a really troublesome background from foster house to foster house,” Mr O’Brien stated. That isn’t to justify or condone what occurred.”
The courtroom heard that McCabe works with a carnival and travels usually.
“He has maintained a place of employment and he’s a tough working younger man,” Mr O’Brien stated, including that McCabe not too long ago acquired married.
Mr O’Brien stated McCabe wished to convey an apology and he totally accepted his wrongdoing. McCabe has not come to the adversarial consideration of Gardai because the incident and had made full admissions relating to the fees.
Choose Cunningham stated that in mild of the steps McCabe has taken that he would possibly profit from a probation and welfare report. The case was adjourned till December 4 to permit for the preparation of the report.
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