Man charged as part of targeting of dangerous domestic violence offenders - Operation Amarok

Thursday, 23 February 2023 04:08:31 AM

A man identified as a high-risk offender through Operation Amarok has been charged with domestic violence-related offences.

Earlier this year, the NSW Police Force established Operation Amarok to analyse intelligence and assess the potential risk to victims and the community in relation to dangerous perpetrators of domestic and family violence.

As part of ongoing assessments by Auburn Police Area Command and the South West Metropolitan (SWM) Domestic Violence High Risk Offender Team (DVHROT), concerns were raised over the welfare of a woman.

Their inquiries revealed alleged predatory behaviour and domestic violence-related offences by a man known to the woman.

Following extensive investigations, officers from the SWM DVHROT and SWM Operations Support Group executed a search warrant at a home at Auburn just before 7am yesterday (Wednesday 22 February 2022).

During the search, police seized items relevant to the ongoing investigation, as well as a crystal-like rock, believed to be methylamphetamine, and buprenorphine.

A 45-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Auburn Police Station.

Police also served the man with a Digital Evidence Access Order, with which he allegedly refused to comply.

He was subsequently charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm (domestic), contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO (Domestic), two counts of possess prohibited drug and fail to comply digital evidence access order direction.

The man has been refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court later today (Thursday 23 February 2023).

Inquiries and investigations under Operation Amarok are ongoing.

Reports of domestic and family-related crime or abuse can be made by contacting or attending your local police station. In an emergency, contact Triple Zero (000).

Anyone with information relating to domestic and family violence 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.

Information about the NSW Police Force response to domestic and family violence, including links to victim services, can be found online: https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/crime/domestic_and_family_violence.