Men plead guilty to possession of pliers, baseball bat and gloves for use in theft

By Brendan Grehan

TWO brothers and their younger cousin who were caught in a car with screwdrivers, pliers, torches and baseball bats pleaded guilty in Blanchardstown District Court.

One of the Noonan brothers was jailed for six months. His brother got a two-month suspended sentence and their cousin was placed on a two-year peace bond.

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Sergeant Maria Callaghan told Judge Deirdre Gearty that on April 19, 2017, the gardai responded to a call that three males were acting suspiciously in the Clondalkin area.

She said that the gardai stopped a Volkswagen Golf driven by William O’Donnell. James Noonan was in the front passenger seat and Patrick Noonan was in the back.

Sgt Callaghan said the gardai found two torches, pliers and screwdrivers in the car and two baseball bats in the boot. She said all three gave no reason for possessing the items.

James Noonan, aged 24, and Patrick Noonan, aged 22, both with an address at Meile an Rí Crescent, Balgaddy, Lucan, and their cousin, William O’Donnell, aged 20, with an address at Rathbride, Kildare town, pleaded guilty to possession of screwdrivers, pliers, baseball bat and gloves for use in theft at Nangor Road, Clondalkin, on April 19, 2017.

Sgt Callaghan said James Noonan had 13 previous convictions. At Dun Laoghaire District Court on May 4, 2018, he had been sentenced to six months jail for driving a stolen car.

At Dublin Circuit Court on March 15, 2018, he had been sentenced to two years jail for dangerous driving and endangerment.

James Noonan’s counsel said his client was due for release in August 2019.

Judge Gearty sentenced James Noonan to six months jail.

The court heard that Patrick Noonan had eight previous convictions.

He had been placed on a two year peace bond by Tallaght Court on October 10, 2016, for possession of a knife.

Judge Gearty sentenced Patrick Noonan to two months jail, suspended for one year.

The court heard that William O’Donnell had no previous convictions.

His counsel asked Judge Gearty to leave O’Donnell without a conviction. Judge Gearty placed him on a two-year peace bond.

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