April 19, 2016

Letterkenny Courthouse.A JUDGE has adjourned sentencing of a man who admitted loading a generator into the boot of his car when he stopped off at a shop to get phone credit.

Stephen Crerand (32) of Strath Aoibhinn, Stranorlar, admitted a charge of larceny among a series of offences when he appeared at Letterkenny District Court.

Inspector Michael Harrison said Killygordon shop owner Barry Bradley reported the theft of the generator on September 7, 2012, saying the €400 item had never been recovered.

He said Mr Bradley had reported it had been taken the evening before.

Inspector Harrison said gardai had examined CCTV footage at the shop and identified Crerand and another man in the shop buying phone credit.

They had left the shop and Crerand could be seen in the footage loading the generator into the boot of his car before he and the other man had driven off.

He said Crerand was arrested on October 1, 2012, and had admitted his role in the theft.

The defendant also admitted driving whilst disqualified in May 2012 in Castlefin and public order offences a few days later when he was asked to produce his license by gardai.




Inspector Harrison said when Crerand’s Vauxhall car was seized he had been extremely threatening towards gardai.

There was a similar incident on June 20, 2012; this time involving a green BMW.


Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case to allow for a community service report.