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Man admits ‘buying’ toddler violation video

Man admits ‘buying’ toddler violation video

Christchurch man Matthew Garland Kelly has admitted paying an Auckland woman $300 to send him video of her sexually violating a 15-month-old boy.

June 24, 2016 | By More
Man may be disqualified over road rage chase

Man may be disqualified over road rage chase

A 46-year-old man followed a woman for 17km as she drove on North Canterbury roads after she flashed her lights because his headlamps were on full beam.

June 24, 2016 | By More
Woman convicted of marriage scam

Woman convicted of marriage scam

A Wellington man paid $35,000 to marry a Singaporean woman he contacted through a newspaper advertisement before finding out that she was already married to an Australian.

June 24, 2016 | By More
Woman arrested after Bryndwr property search

Woman arrested after Bryndwr property search

A woman arrested after a search warrant was carried out at a Bryndwr home was charged with unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a methamphetamine pipe, and receiving a stolen laptop, in the Christchurch District Court today.

June 23, 2016 | By More

 

House burnt to deal with ‘evil energy’

House burnt to deal with ‘evil energy’

A 28-year-old man says he destroyed his father’s Lyttelton house in a fire “to rid the property of evil energy”.

June 24, 2016 | By More
Marcus Tucker murder charge denied

Marcus Tucker murder charge denied

A 51-year-old Bishopdale man has denied the murder of Marcus Luke Tucker, whose bashed and burnt body was found dumped near Lake Ellesmere on Anzac Day.

June 24, 2016 | By More
Remands for Ashburton gang brawl accused

Remands for Ashburton gang brawl accused

Nine people arrested for a gang brawl in Ashburton on June 18 live at the same address, and police allege they are all affiliated to the same gang.

June 23, 2016 | By More
Drinking learner driver faces big bill for damage

Drinking learner driver faces big bill for damage

A bad high speed drive on Moorhouse Avenue left a 20-year-old learner driver with injured friends and a $23,551 bill for the damage he did.

June 23, 2016 | By More

Police Watch

Man threatened with gun by intruders

Man threatened with gun by intruders

Canterbury Police are appealing for information after two men forced their way into a man’s home in Christchurch and threatened him with a gun. 

May 28, 2016 | By More
Police seek Parklands arson witnesses

Police seek Parklands arson witnesses

The police are appealing for witnesses to a series of fires in Parklands.

March 22, 2016 | By More
Police investigate bus driver robbery

Police investigate bus driver robbery

Canterbury Police are investigating the knife-point robbery of a bus driver was robbed at Broadhaven Park in Parklands about 7.15pm on Saturday January 9.

January 11, 2016 | By More
Power company scam targeting elderly, police warn

Power company scam targeting elderly, police warn

Canterbury Police have received 11 separate reports in relation to an alleged Meridian scam that has so far targeted elderly residents in Prebbleton, Mt Pleasant, Murray Hill, Rangiora, Riccarton and Somerfield.

November 20, 2015 | By More

Observations

Woman needed a lift

Woman needed a lift

A 22-year-old Templeton woman didn’t believe in half measures when she apparently needed a ride.

March 17, 2016 | By More
Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week

“It’s about time your brain started driving your behaviour rather than other parts of your anatomy.”

January 24, 2016 | By More
The heat goes on Pooh Bear

The heat goes on Pooh Bear

Pooh Bear has somehow ended up on the front line of Christchurch’s domestic violence scene.

December 22, 2015 | By More
Quote of the Week: Apology accepted

Quote of the Week: Apology accepted

“Can I tell the rest of my colleagues at morning tea that you apologised to me today? They will enjoy that.”

December 3, 2015 | By More

Earlier court news

Guilty pleas halt armed robbery trial

Guilty pleas halt armed robbery trial

A 47-year-old has admitted involvement in armed incidents at two Christchurch bars.

June 23, 2016 | By More
Serial lingerer jailed again

Serial lingerer jailed again

Serial offender Margaret Mabel Dodds has been jailed again for lingering near a boy at a bus stop.

June 23, 2016 | By More
Fake firearm call admitted

Fake firearm call admitted

A 34-year-old woman admitted drunkenly calling the police and telling them there was someone in her house with a firearm – and then refusing to let the officers inside.

June 23, 2016 | By More
Waltham pharmacy robber jailed

Waltham pharmacy robber jailed

A man who threatened terrified pharmacy staff with an imitation sawn-off shotgun before taking money and drugs has been jailed for four years three months.

June 22, 2016 | By More
Gang man can no longer live outside prison

Gang man can no longer live outside prison

A heavily facially tattooed man with gang links has spent so many years in prison he does not know how to live on the outside, the Christchurch District Court was told as he was jailed again.

June 22, 2016 | By More
Man denies sex offending spanning 49 years

Man denies sex offending spanning 49 years

A 65-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to 12 sex abuse charges spanning 49 years.

June 22, 2016 | By More
Remand inmate admits prison bashing

Remand inmate admits prison bashing

A Christchurch man who bashed a fellow prisoner with a shower head in a sock while in custody over two police car chases has pleaded guilty and been jailed for three years.

June 21, 2016 | By More
Behaviour improves for melodramatic offender

Behaviour improves for melodramatic offender

A man whose bizarre behaviour in court meant he was remanded in custody, was much better behaved at his sentencing today with only a few outbursts.

June 21, 2016 | By More
$80 Ashburton robbery admitted

$80 Ashburton robbery admitted

A knife-wielding man demanded $80 from the lone attendant at an Ashburton service station, and told her it was to pay a bill after an automatic teller transaction failed.

June 20, 2016 | By More
Laptop filming charge dismissed

Laptop filming charge dismissed

A judge has ruled that a 34-year-old man unlawfully installed a programme to take videos on a woman’s laptop computer but he has found that the man did not realise the laptop would operate in her bedroom.

June 20, 2016 | By More

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