Man charged with DV-related offences - Murrumbidgee Police District

Thursday, 06 April 2023 01:57:43 AM

Police investigating a fatal crash near Leeton earlier this week, have charged a man with domestic violence-related offences.

Officers attached to Murrumbidgee Police District have been told the rear door of a home in Cudgel Street, Yanco, was allegedly kicked in and a resident threatened shortly after 11pm Tuesday (4 April 2023).

About 15 minutes later, a vehicle being driven along Research Road left the road and crashed, resulting in the deaths of a 36-year-old woman and three boys aged 10, 11 and 12.

No charges have been laid in relation to the crash; however, as inquiries continued, detectives arrested a 32-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman at a unit in Griffith about 8am yesterday (Wednesday 5 April 2023).

They were taken to Griffith Police Station where the man was charged with two counts of stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm (domestic), and one count of aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence.

He has been refused bail to appear in Griffith Local Court today (Thursday 6 April 2023).

The woman was released without charge, pending further inquiries.

Inquiries into the circumstances leading up to the fatal crash are continuing by Murrumbidgee Police District; anyone with information about this incident – or who has dashcam vision relevant to the investigation – should contact Griffith Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this crash 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.