Man to face court following Operation Pemberton extradition

A 36-year-old Symonston man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, 24 June 2024) following his extradition from NSW on family violence charges.  

Police allege that on the morning of Sunday, 16 June 2024, the man caused a disturbance involving his ex-partner at a residence in Calwell. During this incident, the man is also alleged to have damaged property at the residence.  

It is further alleged that, after leaving the residence, the man sent his ex-partner a threatening text message later that afternoon  

Subsequent enquiries by police attached to Operation Pemberton indicated the man was in Karabar, NSW.  

He was located and arrested by NSW Police about 4.30pm on Friday, 21 June, and appeared before Queanbeyan Local Court on Saturday, 22 June where his extradition to the ACT was granted.  

He will face court today charged with burglary, aggravated destroy/damage property, use carriage service to menace/harass, and warrant offences.  

ACT Policing’s Operation Pemberton targets high-risk domestic and family violence offenders. This is the third successful extradition since Operation Pemberton commenced operations in April, 2024. 

Police take all reports of family violence seriously, and continue to investigate all forms of offending to ensure victims and the community are kept safe and offenders are held accountable.       

We understand the significant coercion and control exerted in relationships where family violence exists, and encourage anyone impacted by any type of family violence offending to contact police and seek support.      

If you are a victim of family violence or believe someone you know is the victim of family violence, you can contact police on 131 444 or Triple Zero (000) in an emergency, or attend any police station.       

The following support services are also available:       

ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service  02 6280 0900      

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre 02 6247 2525  

YWCA Canberra 02 6185 2000      

ACT Government family violence services 

 

MEDIA ENQUIRIES  

POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  act-police-media@afp.gov.au  

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