Kerry Newby refused bailed charged with breaching more court orders

A FORMER Killarney woman charged with offending almost immediately after dealing with police has been remanded in custody.

Kerry Newby, 45, previously of Princes Highway, had her bail revoked in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court this week.

Warrnambool police Sergeant Danny Wright said that on March 22 Shepparton police charged Ms Newby with breaching a court order and possession of cannabis.

He said within four hours Ms Newby had again attracted the attention of police by going to a property which she was banned from attending.

Last week Ms Newby was released from a rehabilitation centre.

She has had issues with alcohol for a long time.

Last Saturday neighbours called police saying Ms Newby was intoxicated and telling abuse and banging and kicking their side fence.

Police went to her home but she refused to engage with them.

Officers returned the next day and put in place an order protecting the neighbours, explaining the conditions.

Twenty minutes after police left they were called back by the neighbours after Ms Newby threatening to burn down their house and kill the dogs and a man.

Officers found Ms Newby was heavily intoxicated and abusive.

Police opposed bail saying Ms Newby had a long history of simiar offending and violence.

The neighbours are concern she is capable of carrying out her threats.

Magistrate Cynthia Toose said that due to Ms Newby's alcohol abuse she suffered brain damage similar to dementia.

The magistrate said Ms Newby had been involved in four incidents, had made serious threats and had a long list of prior similar offending.

She refused bail, saying Ms Newby was an unacceptable risk of offending and remanded her in custody until April 16.

But, if a rehabilitation placement because available the accused is expected to be released from custody.