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Dealer bashed for continued drug sales

Dealer bashed for continued drug sales

A Christchurch man who bashed up a persistent drug dealer has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

December 19, 2014 | By More
Stalker filled petrol tank with concrete

Stalker filled petrol tank with concrete

A stalker who filled his victim’s petrol tank and oil tank with concrete was sentenced to an intensive supervision, and a community detention term, in the Christchurch District Court today.

December 19, 2014 | By More
Carjacking charge denied

Carjacking charge denied

A 53-year-old man is denying a charge of robbing a Christchurch man of a car while armed with a knife.

December 19, 2014 | By More
Long jail term for shotgun hold-up at Merivale

Long jail term for shotgun hold-up at Merivale

A 20-year-old who held up the Merivale TAB with a sawn-off shotgun was jailed for five years six months at his Christchurch District Court sentencing.

December 18, 2014 | By More

 

Long road to recovery for crash victim

Long road to recovery for crash victim

A victim of Joseph Theodorus Martinus Van Roij’s careless driving has had 30 hours of reconstructive surgery and more rehabilitation and surgery lies ahead.

December 19, 2014 | By More
Home detention for attack on sex worker

Home detention for attack on sex worker

An attack on a sex worker in the early hours of May 2 led to a home detention sentence in the Christchurch District Court today.

December 19, 2014 | By More
Scooter rider admits obscene exposure

Scooter rider admits obscene exposure

A scooter rider who “flashed” two women walking home in Rolleston has been remanded for sentence next month.

December 18, 2014 | By More
Emotions high at kidnap sentencing

Emotions high at kidnap sentencing

Feelings were running high and threats were made in court as two teenagers avoided imprisonment for a bizarre incident involving assault and kidnapping.

December 18, 2014 | By More

Police Watch

Speed tolerance in Canterbury lowered over Labour Weekend

Speed tolerance in Canterbury lowered over Labour Weekend

While speed tolerance lowers over Labour Day Weekend the visibility of Canterbury Police prevention work will increase across the district, say the police.

October 23, 2014 | By More
Bomb scare clears Ministry of Education building

Bomb scare clears Ministry of Education building

Police lifted a cordon at 11am after army bomb disposal experts completed an investigation of a suspicious package left outside the Ministry of Education building in Princess Street, Addington.

September 10, 2014 | By More
Car driver sought for Bealey Avenue hit and run

Car driver sought for Bealey Avenue hit and run

Christchurch Police are appealing for public help in finding the driver of a car involved in a hit and run accident on Bealey Ave this morning.

August 26, 2014 | By More
Vehicles stolen near Christchurch Airport

Vehicles stolen near Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Police are warning motorists to be vigilant when parking vehicles on public roads surrounding Christchurch International Airport.

August 21, 2014 | By More

Observations

Lifestyles of the drugged and listless

Lifestyles of the drugged and listless

The Rangiora murder trial gave an eight-day view into the lifestyles of the idle and drugged.

September 25, 2014 | By More
City too damaged for cigarette butt hunter

City too damaged for cigarette butt hunter

James Tahere has given up on Christchurch and the city will have to get back on its feet without him.

August 22, 2014 | By More
Quotes of the week: Nothing synthetic about cannabis concerns

Quotes of the week: Nothing synthetic about cannabis concerns

Judge David Saunders, to an offender who had appeared unstable at court, and had been held in custody overnight to dry out: “I suggest you stay away from the synthetic cannabis. We know from what we have seen on a regular basis in the court, the unpredictable and angry behaviour that occurs when people are under the influence of that substance.”

July 9, 2014 | By More
Traffic ‘chicken’ held in custody

Traffic ‘chicken’ held in custody

A man who got drunk and played “chicken” in the traffic has ended up in custody for his own safety.

March 13, 2014 | By More

Earlier court news

Charges denied over Linwood brawl

Charges denied over Linwood brawl

A 20-year-old man denies three charges arising from a violent incident with police outside a children’s birthday party in Carnarvon Street, Linwood, three weeks ago.

December 18, 2014 | By More
‘Disrespect’ led to street brawl

‘Disrespect’ led to street brawl

A youth who laughed at three street gang members who were blocking his way triggered a brawl with weapons and potplants in an Avonside street.

December 18, 2014 | By More
Former brother’s bid to block extradition rejected

Former brother’s bid to block extradition rejected

A High Court judge has rejected the bid by former Catholic brother Bernard Kevin McGrath to overturn the Minister of Justice’s decision to grant his extradition to Australia to face sex charges.

December 17, 2014 | By More
Bail for woman facing murder accessory sentencing

Bail for woman facing murder accessory sentencing

Bail has been granted to a woman convicted of being an accessory to the murder of Oamaru dairy farm worker Justin Conrad McFarlane, for doing the driving on the night he was killed.

December 17, 2014 | By More
Evidence may be called at false quake claims sentencing

Evidence may be called at false quake claims sentencing

More reports are being prepared ahead of the delayed sentencing for a property developer who admits making fraudulent quake claims, and evidence may have to be heard at her sentencing next year.

December 17, 2014 | By More
Psychiatric report sought in massage indecency case

Psychiatric report sought in massage indecency case

Sentencing has been delayed for a Chinese masseur convicted of indecencies, so that a psychiatric report can be obtained to decide how the case should be dealt with.

December 17, 2014 | By More
Petrol drive-off offender keeps his licence

Petrol drive-off offender keeps his licence

A police request for a petrol drive-off offender to lose his driving licence has not been granted.

December 16, 2014 | By More
Television appearance leads to jail term

Television appearance leads to jail term

A home detention inmate who was spotted breaching his sentence on national television has gone to jail for a total of eight months.

December 16, 2014 | By More
Bail refused over second meth arrest

Bail refused over second meth arrest

An arrest while already on electronically monitored bail has led to a remand in custody after a fresh bail hearing in the Christchurch District Court today.

December 15, 2014 | By More
Internet breach alleged

Internet breach alleged

Probation has charged a man arrested two weeks ago after a four-day manhunt with accessing the Internet in breach of an extended supervision order.

December 15, 2014 | By More