Convicted fraudster Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith will spend 11 days in custody ahead of her Christchurch District Court sentencing, after failing to appear on Wednesday.
Three foreign visitors have denied involvement in a 5kg drug importation intercepted at Christchurch International Airport three weeks ago.
Convicted fraudster Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith has made an appearance at the Christchurch District Court office a day after a warrant was issued for her arrest because of a sentencing no-show.
A teenager who was captured while attempting to rob the Campus Corner Dairy in Upper Riccarton has been jailed for one year ten months.
A youth offender will serve an adult jail sentence for two armed raids on the Woolston Night and Day store, after a judge sent a public message about the repeated robberies.
A man left his sentencing grinning and clapping after being jailed for 16 years on 17 charges including rape, injuring, and assaulting an Italian woman.
An elderly migrant accused of three indecencies in public will be monitored constantly by family members to prevent a fourth incident.
A high risk sex offender has been jailed for his 20th and 21st breaches of his extended supervision order.
Over the past four months Canterbury Police have seen a marked increase in the number of Mazda Demio vehicles stolen.
Canterbury police say they are “very disappointed” with the results of liquor licence testing with under-age customers being able to buy alcohol.
Police are seeking witnesses to a shooting incident overnight on October 31-November 1, 2016.
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.
“Arguing with a judge is like wrestling with a pig in the mud. You both get dirty and after a while you realise that the pig is enjoying it.”
A 46-year-old was already on bail when police tried to stop his vehicle in early March, and they signalled him to pull over by using the patrol car’s lights and sirens.
A mum left court smarting after a judge called her “a shocking role model” for her 22-year-old daughter who was standing in the dock.
“Next time, if you pay for your meat, you can eat it.” Judge John Brandts-Giesen provides some basic advice to a shoplifter prosecuted in the Christchurch District Court.
Earlier court news
A man who posed as a social worker to groom a group of teenage runaways and then indecently assaulted one of the boys as he slept has been jailed for two years.
A teenager who allegedly told the police she had been abducted for sex was charged with making a false statement, in the Christchurch District Court.
An arrest warrant has been issued for fraudster Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith who was in Christchurch Hospital when she was due at court to be sentenced and to repay her victims.
A second man has admitted a slick ram raid at a Barrington sports store in which $50,000 of merchandise was snatched and $15,000 damage was done.
A 22-year-old has admitted manipulating and deceiving an older woman into giving her over $75,000, and then spending the money on clothing, makeup, alcohol, concerts, accommodation, and flights.
A 23-year-old arrested after a double shooting at Rolleston and the armed robbery of the Hotel Ashburton was remanded in custody at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court this afternoon.
A jury has been unable to reach agreement in the seven-day trial of a 31-year-old meth dealer charged with stupefying and raping a woman on the West Coast in 2014.
Name suppression has lapsed for a 37-year-old New Brighton man who denies a charge of blackmail.
A jury has accepted two women’s evidence of sex offending dating back as far as the 1950s, and convicted a 77-year-old man on eight charges.
A fraudster has been given two weeks to come up with the $3750 she conned out of two victims, or face a possible jail sentence.