A 21-YEAR-OLD man involved in a relationship which has prompted police to attend at his home 17 times has now been remanded in custody.
Dylan John Geen, of Laverock Road, unsuccessfully applied for bail in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court and was remanded in custody until August 10.
Magistrate Cynthia Toose said Mr Geen had previously faced 34 charges in relation to the 17 incidents and ultimately such a relationship could end with someone being significantly harmed or murdered.
Mr Geen said that since he was last released from prison earlier this year there had been no physical violence between him and his partner.
The magistrate said it was clearly a toxic relationship and Mr Geen had to rethink it or risk spending significant periods in prison.
Mr Geen has been charged with breaching both an intervention order and his bail and causing willful damage.
Senior Constable Adrian Dolman, of the south-west police family violence team, said an intervention order was in place and Mr Geen was banned from his partner's home between midnight and 7am.
On June 29 there was an argument between the couple when the woman found out there had been a warrant issued for Mr Geen's arrest when he didn’t appear at court.
The woman wanted him to hand himself in, Mr Geen became highly agitated, threw a chair and kicked a window causing it to smash.
He then made threats to harm the woman's dog.
The police officer said the 17 reports to police involved four assaults and Mr Green had failed to appear in court on May 1 on a charge of breaching an intervention order relating to a similar incident.
Solicitor Amanda Chambers said her client did not appear in Warrnambool court because he was concerned he was facing a lengthy jail sentence.
She said Mr Geen's partner was fully supportive of him being released from custody.
The magistrate refused bail saying Mr Green faced significant charges and was a risk of not appearing in court and continuing to offend.