Four arrested after vehicle fails to stop for gardaí in Ballinteer

by Rebecca Ryan

Gardai in Dundrum are investigating after four people were arrested after failing to stop for gardai on Ballinteer Avenue. 

The incident occurred on Sunday evening, at around 6pm on Ballinteer Avenue.

The vehicle subsequently crashed into a wall and the trailer that was attached overturned.

A Garda spokesperson told Dublin Gazette that three men in their 20s and one juvenile male were arrested and charged with handling stolen property.

“A juvenile has been cautioned under the Juvenile Diversion Programme and been released,” said the spokesperson.

Locals have been reacting on social media.

One witness said: “Saw it outside Applegreen garage. We were just coming out of the church there must have been almost 10 special branch cars attending so got out of there before the road was closed.”

Another commented: “It’s like Compton.”

Independent Candidate Sean McLoughlin told Dublin Gazette that locals are pleased how gardai handled the situation.

“A number of stolen items were recovered worth significant value. From speaking to local residents in the Ballinteer area it is very much welcomed to see An Garda Síochána showing be to proactive against opportunists and anti-social elements who continue to prey on our community and must be commended.”

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