Two 26-year-old men will go on trial next month, charged with the theft of a rowing boat and equipment two years ago.
Appearing before a preliminary enquiry at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday were Samuel Dorn of Tullychurry Road, Kesh and Padraig Maguire of Loughside Road, Muckenagh, Garrison. They are each charged with four counts of burglary, three of handling stolen goods and one of criminal damage.
It is alleged that they entered a house at Bilberry Island, Garrison and stole a rowing boat, oars, lead and other household items. They are also accused of stealing boats, canoe oars and a copper cylinder at a property Loughside Road, Garrison, copper piping, a boat engine, watersports items and other household items from a house at Boa Island Road, Belleek and a rowing boat from a boat house at Rooskit Island, Garrison. The various alleged offences occurred on dates from February 2nd to April 15th 2015.
They are also accused of handing stolen goods including watersports equipment and a CD player, a boat, oars, a quantity of lead, a brass fire fender and a camping stove on dates from April 2014 to June 2015 and causing criminal damage to a Landrover discovery vehicle between 20 February and 15th March 2015.
The pair stood as the clerk of the court asked them if they had received the documents in relation to the holding of a Preliminary Enquiry.
“Yes,” they replied.
A prosecutor submitted that on the basis of those documents there was a prima facie case to answer.
District Judge Peter King said he had read the documents and was satisfied there was a prima facie case for both to answer. He released Dorn and Maguire on bail of £500 each to appear at Dungannon Crown Court for arraignment on February 21st.
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