A man has been arrested and subsequently charged with burglary following an incident in Mountrath on Tuesday evening.
Gardai confirmed that the man in question will now appear before the courts.
They said: “Mountrath and Portlaoise Garda have been investigating a Burglary that occurred in Mountrath on Tuesday night.
“During the course of which, a male was arrested and detained.
“This male has now been charged with Burglary and will appear before the Courts.”
Meanwhile, a new policing reform bill is set to see a number of policing divisions merged.
Members of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) were given a presentation on the model at their annual conference in Killarney this week.
Under the proposals, Tipperary and Clare will become one garda division, Meath and Westmeath will be merged, as will Wicklow and Wexford.
The existing divisions of Cavan/Monaghan and Louth will become one, as will the current divisions of Laois/Offaly and Kildare.
In Cork, the Cork West and Cork North divisions are being amalgamated, resulting in a division stretching from the tip of the Beara peninsula in the west, to Youghal on the east.
The operating model is currently being introduced on a phased basis and will take place over a number of years in what will be the biggest ever restructuring of the force.