Three men have been charged as part of ongoing proactive domestic violence-related taskings in the Riverina Police District.
Officers attached to the Southern Region Domestic Violence High Risk Offender Team, assisted by Wagga Wagga Region Enforcement Squad (RES), and officers from Tumut Police Station, conducted Apprehended Domestic Violence Order Compliance (ADVO) checks across Tumut yesterday (Thursday 20 January 2022), and arrested three men for domestic violence-related offences.
Incidents of note include:
- About 2pm yesterday, police attended a home at Herbert Street, Tumut, and spoke with two occupants. A 40-year-old man was arrested and taken to Tumut Police Station, where he was charged with contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO. He was refused bail to appear at Cootamundra Local Court today (Friday 21 January 2022).
- Around 3.20pm yesterday, police arrested a 32-year-old man at a home on Hudson Street, Tumut. He was taken to Tumut Police Station and charged with contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO. He was refused bail to appear at Wagga Wagga Local Court today (Friday 21 January 2022).
- About 8.30pm on Monday 3 January 2022, police were called to a home on Fitzroy Street, Tumut, following reports of an assault. Following inquiries, officers attended the home and arrested a 64-year-old man about 9.40am yesterday. He was taken to Tumut Police Station and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV). He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Tumut Local Court on Monday 21 March 2022.
NSW Police are committed to protecting and supporting victims of domestic violence by conducting regular household check-ins and holding offenders accountable for their actions.
Police will continue to conduct Apprehended Domestic Violence Order Compliance (ADVO) checks to prevent and disrupt domestic and family violence across the state’s Southern Region.
Anyone experiencing domestic or family violence should report to police or utilise the other support services that are available, including:
- 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) – a confidential information, counselling and support service;
- NSW Domestic Violence Line (1800 65 64 63) – a state-wide telephone crisis counselling and referral service for women;
- Men’s Referral Service (1300 766 491) – provide telephone counselling, information and referrals for men;
- Link2Home (1800 152 152) – can help refer women experiencing domestic violence to crisis accommodation; and
- Lifeline (13 11 14) – a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
- If you are in danger or in an emergency, always call Triple Zero (000).
Anyone with information about domestic violence-related incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.