Two men were sentenced to 7 months imprisonment at Donegal District Court yesterday for having articles in their possession with the intention to commit thefts and burglaries.

The pair, both from Lithuania but with addresses in Armagh, had been arrested on June 17th last at Drumlonagher outside Donegal Town.

Mindauguas Melnikonis (34), of 6 Craigaveen Close, Newry, Co Down and Nerijus Indrisunas (32) of 31 Meadowvale, Netownhamiliton, Newry appeared at the court in Donegal Town.

The court was told that a number of thefts had occurred in the Mountcharles area in early June.

The men were charged with theft and handling stolen property offences in relation to them also.

Detective Garda Paul McHugh of Donegal Town Garda station told a previous court  that Mr Melnikonis was arrested at 1.45am on June 17 and made no reply when charged.

He was charged with being in possession of tools, a walkie talkie, tools, a syphoning hose and gloves with the intention to use in connection with theft or burglary.

He was also charged with driving with no insurance and driving without a driving licence.

Garda Conor Doherty of Donegal town garda station said Mr Indrisunas was arrested at 1.38am and also made no reply when charged.

He was charged with being in possession of 34 25-litre fuel drums, a walkie talkie, gloves, tools and duct tape with the intention to use in connection with theft or burglary.

Gardáí had objected to bail for the two Lithuanian nationals.

 

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