Thirty four people arrested in Waterford

The slew of arrests were made as part of Operation Thor

Thirty four people arrested in Waterford

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Thirty four people have been arrested by Gardaí in Waterford City as part of Operation Thor, 'Project Storm'.

'Project Storm' was a three day policing initiative aimed at preventing crime, disrupting criminal activity and enhancing community engagement.

The targeted arrests were made in connection with ongoing investigations into recent burglary, theft, criminal damage, assault and violent disorder incidents and in relation to bench and penal warrants.

A total of 72 checkpoints were carried out aimed at intercepting and disrupting criminal groups in the city. Crime prevention and road safety information was distributed to motorists during the checkpoints.

Twelve operational searches were carried out as part of ongoing investigations, including six locations targeting reported drug crime.

Crime prevention and awareness stands were set up at two local shopping centres and at University Hospital Waterford, where advice leaflets and crime prevention information was distributed to the public.

Increased high visibility foot patrols were carried out across 18 neighbourhoods in the city.

Approximately 120 members took part in the operation which was led by Gardaí from Waterford District and Division, assisted by the Armed Support Unit and trainee Gardaí from the Garda College, Templemore.