Five arrested, two charged over violent disturbance at Junee home

FIVE people have been arrested, two of whom have since been charged, following a violent disturbance at a house at Junee, near Wagga Wagga, in the NSW Riverina.

Police said a car-load of people attended the home on Hammond Street in Junee around 11.30pm on Tuesday and allegedly threatened the female resident before proceeding to smash up property at the address.

Neighbours raced out onto the street to see what was happening after being disturbed by the sounds of shouting and smashing glass.


Officers were called and swooped on the usually quiet street, but the offenders had already fled the scene.

However, while conducting patrols of the area, officers located and intercepted the offending group’s getaway vehicle in nearby Percy Street.

The five occupants were all arrested at the scene, however, three were later released without charge.

The driver, a 39-year-old man, and a 35-year-old female passenger were both taken to Junee Police Station for questioning.

There, the man was charged with a detention application and was due to appear in court today, while the woman was formally charged with four counts of causing malicious damage and intimidation.

She was granted bail to appear before Junee Local Court on 11 November.

The three other passengers who were also arrested at the scene were all released without charge pending further inquiries.

Police tell myGC reporter Jaydan Duck investigations into the incident are continuing and further charges are expected to be laid.

Fortunately, no one was injured during the disturbance.