Warrnambool mother detained after alleged family violence

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Charmaine Crawford, 24, of Laverock Road, has pleaded not guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to breaching an intervention order, resisting police and behaving in an offensive manner.A WARRNAMBOOL mother fighting police charges can be clearly heard in the background of a triple 0 call yelling and screaming before officers arrived at her home.
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Charmaine Crawford, 24, of Laverock Road, has pleaded not guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to breaching an intervention order, resisting police and behaving in an offensive manner.

Ms Crawford has been the subject of an intervention order, banning her from engaging in domestic violence while in the presence of her eight-month-old son.

On June 30 last year her partner called police saying there was an IVO in place, she was “going nuts”, highly anxious, yelling and swearing and stopping cars in the street.

Senior Constable Emmeline McKinnon said when police arrived Ms Crawford could be heard yelling and screaming obscenities from the Laverock Road home.

She said Ms Crawford’s partner had their eight-month-old son in his arms while she had barricaded herself behind a cot. She was alleged to have repeatedly sworn and told police to get out of her home.

Ms Crawford then locked herself in a bedroom and police forced open the bedroom door.

Senior Constable McKinnon determined there had been family violence in the home, with Ms Crawford as the aggressor and told her she was being detained in custody.

Once placed in the back of a divisional van, Senior Constable McKinnon said Ms Crawford made obscene and highly offensive comments, which continued at the police station.

The case will continue before magistrate Peter Mellas later this month.

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