Two bailed on stolen property charges

Eimear Cotter

TWO men have appeared in court charged with handling nearly €19,000 worth of stolen property, including construction equipment, outboard motors and dinghies.

Ghenadie Scoarta (23) and Andrei Stratulat (23) are facing further charges, as gardai continue to try to identify the owners of the stolen property.

Garda Diane Marlay claimed that there was a lot more property to be identified.

Construction worker Scoarta, of Littlepace Avenue in Clonee, and student Stratulat, of Warren Avenue in Castleknock, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with seven counts of handling stolen property.


The alleged incidents took place at Tara Co-Op, Leixlip Road, Lucan on September 30 last.

It is alleged that the men handled stolen property, including consaws, generators, saws, power washers and other construction equipment, valued at nearly €19,000.

It is also alleged that the men, originally from Romania, handled a number of dinghies and outboard engines.

The judge remanded the pair on continuing bail and adjourned the matter for four weeks for DPP's directions on the charges.