Disputes lead to 5 arrests
Five people with Mongrel Mob connections have been arrested after two domestic disputes in Blenheim, police say.
It is understood that the victim in the first dispute was herself charged after the second dispute.
Constable Andrew Holdaway, of Blenheim, said members of the public called police to report a woman screaming at a house in Herbert St about 8.30pm on Thursday.
Three patched Mongrel Mob members, all beneficiaries, tried to stop police from entering the property and were arrested for obstructing officers, he said.
A female caregiver, who is a Mongrel Mob associate, was also charged with obstructing police.
A 22-year-old male beneficiary, who is a patched member of the Mongrel Mob, was charged with assaulting a female, disorderly behaviour likely to cause violence, obstructing police and possession of cannabis, Mr Holdaway said.
The Express understands that the woman the 22-year-old man is accused of assaulting was not injured and ended up going to another house where a man and a woman were assaulted.
Mr Holdaway said a 25-year-old female beneficiary, a Mongrel Mob associate, was arrested at a Costello Ave address after a domestic dispute. She was charged with common assault, wilful damage and assault with a weapon.
A 22-year-old man appeared in Blenheim District Court on Friday charged with assaulting a female, disorderly behaviour likely to cause violence, obstructing police and possession of cannabis.
A 24-year-old man was charged with obstructing police and resisting arrest and a 25-year-old woman was charged with assault with a weapon, assault and intentional damage. All three were remanded on bail to reappear on May 13.
A 41-year-old man was charged with disorderly behaviour likely to cause violence, and a 49-year-old woman was charged with obstructing police. Both were to appear in court on Saturday.
The Marlborough Express