Man charged in connection with a spate of burglaries

A POLISH national charged in connection with a spate of burglaries across mid Kerry is to appear before the district court in December where the issue of jurisdiction is to be considered.

Daniel Seweryn Mirga, Shanara Lower, Beaufort, is charged with six counts of trespassing and theft and two counts of trespassing with intent to commit theft between August 9 and November 10 this year.

The charges are in connection with incidents at Churchtown, Kilgobnet, Glencar, Farantooreen and Kells, as well in his current townland of Shanara Lower. He faces a further charge of handling stolen property, namely a Panasonic TV, at Woodlawn Road, Killarney.

The defendant appeared at Killorglin District Court on Thursday last where Superintendent Flor Murphy said the investigation was very much live and active and asked that matters be adjourned until the next sitting in Killorglin.

Judge James O'Connor adjourned the case until December 12 where the issue of whether the case remains in the district court or is forwarded to the circuit court is to be considered.

The defendant is currently on bail on a curfew between the hours of 8pm-8am and has surrendered his passport.