Derry residents urged to be vigilant following recent spate of burglaries

first_img Pinterest Derry residents urged to be vigilant following recent spate of burglaries By News Highland – September 1, 2015 Homepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest Police in Derry are appealing for information following four burglaries in the area in the past few days. Sometime between 5pm and 10.40pm on Saturday 29 August, a house in Hollymount Park was broken into. A sum of money and jewellery was taken. Sometime between 6pm and 10.25pm on the same day, another house in the same street was broken into.At this time, it is not believed that anything was taken. These two burglaries are being linked.Sometime between 6pm on Friday 28 August and 1pm on Saturday 29 August, a house in the Elm Close area of Derry was broken into.A television, a games console, a laptop and a pair of children’s shoes were taken.A sum of money, a set of car keys and some jewellery was taken from a house in the Mill Path area of Eglinton, sometime between Thursday 27 August and Sunday 30 August.Detectives are appealing to anyone who knows anything about these incidents, or who noticed any suspicious activity, to contact Strand Road Police Station on the non emergency number 101.They are also appealing to all householders to take steps to protect their homes:”It is important that householders take sensible precautions to deter those involved in this type of crime. Crime prevention doesn’t have to be expensive; indeed the first step costs nothing and involves nothing more than making sure that all the windows and doors are closed and properly locked, each time you leave your house-even if you’re in the back garden.”Looking after your belongings is what it is all about, and it is a good idea to keep a note of serial numbers, and to indelibly mark your property in a way that makes it unique to you. This makes it more difficult for criminals to re-sell your possessions, and it also makes it easier to identify your property, in the event it is stolen and subsequently recovered.I would also ask anyone who notices suspicious activity in their neighbourhood to call us immediately as this could prevent someone from becoming a victim of crime.” Previous articleClaims that sentencing of Donegal man over ‘Mad Dog’ murder plot is politically motivatedNext articleDerry City sign Ben Mc Laughlin News Highland WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

WATCH LIVE: Mueller to Speak about Russia Probe

first_imgRobert Mueller will speak live Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. about the Russia Probe.It will be the first time the public has heard from the Special Counsel since he released the 400 page report that basically exonerated the President of anywrong-doing in terms of collusion or obstruction.last_img

Byron Scott: Lakers ‘not trying to tank’

first_imgHis blood pressure started boiling. For once, what made Lakers coach Byron Scott upset had nothing to do with another loss or an injury.Instead, Scott went on his Instagram page and saw a stream of negative comments.The most persistent involved fan dissatisfaction with the Lakers (15-41) entering tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks (32-25) at Staples Center with a two-game winning streak. After all, any rare victory could disrupt the Lakers’ chances at landing a top-five pick. Otherwise, the pick will go to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the Steve Nash deal with the Phoenix Suns two years ago.“We’re not trying to tank games. That’s absurd,” Scott said. “We’re going to try to win every game. Whatever happens after that with the lottery pick happens. But if you’re going to lose every game so we can get the best pick, I think it backfires. We’re trying to build a culture here that you have to come to play hard every single night.” “I’ve been working hard in the weight room,” Clarkson said. “I had to show what I’ve been doing.”Beyond the play-filling highlight reels, Clarkson’s dunk and career-high 22 points in Wednesday’s win against Utah sparked so much reaction that the Lakers’ rookie said “the phone was crazy.”Yet, Clarkson insisted he won’t become too overwhelmed with the hype. He still remains edgy because he was drafted 46th overall. Exum, who was drafted fifth overall, had only three points.Clarkson also said he has leaned on Carlos Boozer, Jeremy Lin, Ed Davis, Ellington and Robert Sacre for advice.“Surprisingly, Nick (Young), too,” Clarkson said, smiling. “He’s one of those guys that says off-the-wall stuff.” The losses might just happen naturally, considering season-ending injuries to Kobe Bryant (right shoulder), Nash (back), Julius Randle (right leg), Xavier Henry (left Achilles tendon) and Ronnie Price (right elbow). Lakers forward Nick Young will also miss his second consecutive game because of swelling in his left knee. But the Lakers only have Bryant, Young, Randle and Young with guaranteed deals next season, giving the remainder of the roster plenty of motivation to play well.“To hell with that and what people are saying,” said Lakers guard Wayne Ellington, who will become an unrestricted free agent after the season. “We’re undermanned, have a lot of injuries and have gone through a lot of adversity. You see that in our record. But at the same time, I’m a competitor. I never stepped on the court trying to lose. The fans’ point of view involves looking for the future. But we’re playing for right now.”Plenty of buzzIt did not take long for Jordan Clarkson’s one-handed dunk over Utah rookie Dante Exum on Wednesday to go viral. After all, Clarkson then flexed his muscles, kissed his biceps and saluted a Lakers fan sitting behind the basket.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more