Gardaí have arrested five men on suspicion of trespassing on grounds belonging to Longford County Council, the Leader can reveal.
During the course of that exercise, it is understood officers spotted a white Ford Transit van acting suspiciously in the vicinity of the Strokestown Road area.
The vehicle in question was soon spotted driving into a depot owned by Longford County Council at Kilmore Cross.
A short time later gardaí moved in and arrested the five men before bringing them to Longford Garda Station.
They ranged in ages from their early 60s, all the way down to an 18-year-old male.
The Leader further understands all five are from a locally based family who
A 36-year-old male was subsequently charged in relation to the incident and is due to appear before a sitting of Longford District Court on November 21.
Gardaí, in the interim, are preparing to send a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to establish if any other charges can be brought against the four other men.