WA Police Commissioner’s son Russell O’Callaghan faced Fremantle Magistrates Court on a string of serious assault charges and threats to kill his former partner.

Well wont this be interesting, THE son of WA Police Commissioner in the shit after to cover-up fiasco over treasurer Buswell’s pissed crash scandal. This kid nearly blew himself up in a drug lab a while ago!

Update 18/11/2014 Look who is back in the courts and jail

Russell O’Callaghan, son of WA Police Commissioner remanded in custody over alleged bail breaches

Updated 20 minutes agoTue 18 Nov 2014, 2:00pm

Russell O'Callaghan

Russell O’Callaghan has been remanded in custody.

The son of WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan has been remanded in custody after appearing in court on a string of charges including breaching bail.

Russell O’Callaghan was taken back into custody last month over allegations he breached the conditions of bail that had been set for him in August when he was charged with assaulting a woman and holding her against her will for two days.

Russell O’Callaghan made a brief appearance in the Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning via video link from Casuarina maximum security jail.

He told the court his lawyer wanted the new matters adjourned until December.

However Russell O’Callaghan will also appear in court again later this month on the charges relating to the assault.


Russell O’Callaghan faces court on threat-to-kill charge against former partner

Russell O'Callaghan, the WA Police Commissioner’s son faced Fremantle Magistrates Court c

Russell O’Callaghan, the WA Police Commissioner’s son, faced Fremantle Magistrates Court on a string of serious assault charges, including threatening to kill his former partner.

THE son of WA Police Conmissioner Karl O’Callaghan has faced court on charges he threatened to kill his partner, while their five-year-old son was in the house.

Russell O’Callaghan, 33, appeared in Fremantle Magistrates Court on seven charges, including threatening to kill and deprivation of liberty.

The police prosecutor told the court Mr O’Callaghan is alleged to have held his partner captive in her Langford home for two and a half days, beginning on Sunday afternoon.

During that time he is alleged to have put metal scissors to her neck and threatened to kill her, grabbed her in a headlock and dragged her down the hallway, strangled her and punched her to the face and body.

It is alleged Mr O’Callaghan went to the woman’s house to stay on Friday night.

The couple got into an argument on Sunday and Mr O’Callaghan took the keys to the house, saying: “You’re not going anywhere, bitch. I’m not going anywhere.”

The court heard the doors to the house are always locked to prevent the couple’s autistic child from leaving.

At one stage Mr O’Callaghan is alleged to have pinned the woman to the floor.

When he allegedly held the scissors to the woman’s neck, he is alleged to have said: “I’m going to stab your f..king throat, bitch. I’m going to kill you. This is the end of your life, I am going to kill you.”

Police said Mr O’Callaghan left the house yesterday morning, and the woman ran to a neighbours and called police. Mr O’Callaghan was arrested yesterday afternoon.

In total, he has been charged with two counts of common assault, unlawful assault occasioning bodily harm in circumstances of aggravation, threatening to kill, depriving a person of their liberty and making a threat with an intent to hinder or prevent someone doing an act.

The police prosecutor opposed bail.

Mr O’Callaghan’s lawyer rejected the police bid to keep him in custody, saying he (Mr O’Callaghan) “utterly denied” making any threats to kill or assault his former partner.

“Until the credibility of the complainant can be tested it would not be fair to lock Mr O’Callaghan up for an extended period,” she said.

The court heard that in January 2011, his ex-partner took out a Violence Restraining Order against Mr O’Callaghan.

A few days after the order was in place he breached it by texting her, and just weeks before it was due to lapse he breached it again by meeting her, at her request.

The couple had since been seeing each other a few days a week prior to the incidents at the weekend, the court was told.

Mr O’Callaghan was remanded in custody until next Friday, to be assessed for home detention.

WA Police Commissioner’s son accused of assault and threats to kill

August 13, 2014
Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan comforts his son Russell during his stay in hospital after suffering injuries in a drug lab blast. Photo: Channel Ten.Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan comforts his son Russell during his stay in hospital after suffering injuries in a drug lab blast. Photo: Channel Ten.

A son of Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan has been charged with a string of serious offences including deprivation of liberty and making threats to kill against his former partner.

Russell Joseph O’Callaghan, 33, appeared in Fremantle Magistrates Court on Wednesday accused of seven charges, including unlawful assault occasioning bodily harm, making threats with intent and common assault with aggravation.

It will be alleged that O’Callaghan held his former partner against her will at her home between August 10 and 12.

He applied for bail but a decision on the application will be heard later on Wednesday.

The latest charges come after Russell O’Callaghan served eight months in jail for attempting to manufacture methamphetamines in 2011.

O’Callaghan suffered serious burns to his head, shoulders and arms when a clandestine drug laboratory exploded in the laundry of the Homeswest house in Carlisle in March 2011.

Four other people sustained burns in the explosion. Two children, aged three and four, escaped injury.

In September 2011, O’Callaghan was jailed for 16 months after pleading guilty to attempting to manufacture a prohibited drug, methamphetamine but served eight months before being granted parole.

Two other men were also charged with similar offences.

At the time, O’Callaghan’s defence lawyer Mark Andrews said his client’s role in the drug manufacture on that day had been “peripheral” and he had never been involved in cooking amphetamines before.

He said O’Callaghan had agreed to supply one packet of cold and flu tablets in return for 0.1g of methamphetamine, which has an approximate value of $100.

Comment has been sought from WA Police.

A spokeswoman for the Police Commissioner said he would not make public comment on the matter at this stage.

6 thoughts on “WA Police Commissioner’s son Russell O’Callaghan faced Fremantle Magistrates Court on a string of serious assault charges and threats to kill his former partner.

  1. The people of Australia are having this dirty officer investigated for all the coverups of pedos and rapists in the service,his time is over and if he or the other criminals in the service think they will receive their huge super and have a happy life while they destroyed innocent families…think again,nothing will save them or their families.


  2. It wouldn’t be the first high profile persons son/daughter that behaves badly.

    When Tony Fitzgerald was involved in the ‘Fitzgerald Inquiry into Corruption’ his son was involved in armed stick-ups of Convenience Stores.

    “Surprise surprise” as Gomer Pyle would say……..went before the Court for Armed Robbery and came out with a ‘No conviction recorded’. Apparently it was just one of those boyish larks according to the Court…..with no jumping up and down by the Prosecution.

    Nobody saw fit to appeal the sentence…..and I suppose why would you when Dad had the Police ‘Untouchables’ working on his investigation team…..one of whom went on to become the Commissioner of Police from a lowish rank immediately following the sacking and imprisonment of Terry Lewis…….with the sacking of Lewis and the promotion of the new Commissioner from ‘The Untouchables’ the recommendation of Tony Fitzgerald.

    All above board of course……it was the Fitzgerald Inquiry and songs were being sung around campfires about him all over Australia.

    Although….it’s interesting now, there’s been a few small digs at Fitzgerald of late by some Journos…..and Judges. I guess at the time, any dig would have seen the digger tar’d, feathered and most likely have uninvited guests ransacking his house looking for “certain” materials…..”certain” being the popular word on fishing expeditions.


    • Forgot to mention….the young Fitzgerald was ‘Armed in company’.

      He somehow managed to get a separate hearing and Judge and received his Probation with no conviction recorded.

      His mate got a different Judge and 5 years.


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