Thursday 8 December 2016

Man allegedly threatened children with pellet gun

Andrew Phelan

Published 06/01/2016 | 11:50

Ojars Lukevicss is also accused of assaulting a garda
Ojars Lukevicss is also accused of assaulting a garda

A man has been accused of pointing a pellet gun at children in his housing estate and threatening them.

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Gardai found Ojars Lukevicss (37) holding the air pistol after it was reported that children were being threatened by a man with "what appeared to be a handgun", a court heard.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case to give the accused time to decide how he intends to plead.

Mr Lukevicss, of Abbeyvale Crescent, The Oaks, Lucan, is charged with possession of a GSR Sigarms stainless steel pellet gun with intent to threaten and intimidate members of the public.

He is also charged with being drunk and causing a breach of the peace in the same incident near his home last October 4.

Blanchardstown District Court was told that gardai were called at 5.30pm by members of the public who said they saw a man shouting threats at children and adults and pointing what appeared to be a handgun at them.

Officers arrived and saw the pellet gun in the accused's hand, it was alleged.

Separately, Mr Lukevicss is charged with assault causing harm to Gda Shane Fox at Ronanstown Garda Station last July 13.

Karate

It was alleged that Gda Fox was bringing a doctor to examine Mr Lukevicss in custody when the defendant struck the officer with a "karate-style kick" to the abdomen.

This also connected with Gda Fox's right hand, fracturing his index finger.

The garda is still off work and receiving treatment for his injury.

Judge McHugh accepted jurisdiction to deal with all charges in the district court.

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