Fractious Frenchman Cedric Claude Rene Rault-Verpre has now pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a sleeping bag in Auckland, days after admitting damaging a West Coast road sign.
A man made a throat-cutting gesture at his alleged rape victim over a video-link to a Christchurch District courtroom.
Sexualised behaviour during burglaries has been cited among the reasons the Crown is asking for an open-ended preventive detention jail term to be considered for a 31-year-old Christchurch man.
A woman who stole funds put aside by her family to provide for the day-to-day care and needs of her intellectually disabled sister, was granted permanent name suppression in the Christchurch District Court today.
Two people admitted conspiring to rob an unknown person of $12,000 cash in the Christchurch District Court today.
A man has been sentenced to six month’s home detention at Odyssey House for “incredibly dangerous reckless driving”, after a high speed police chase across town in January.
A 28-year-old woman has admitted fraudulently using a bank card taken only an hour earlier in a gunpoint street robbery.
Four people who did a night time raid on a Springston property to recover $1300 they said was owed from a rip-off are now facing jail terms for armed robbery.
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.
The police are appealing for witnesses to a series of fires in Parklands.
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.
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.
“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.
Quote of the Week: “It’s ironic for her to claim she doesn’t like needles.”
A 22-year-old Templeton woman didn’t believe in half measures when she apparently needed a ride.
“It’s about time your brain started driving your behaviour rather than other parts of your anatomy.”
Earlier court news
Two people arrested after a road spikes were used to end a police chase in North Canterbury on Thursday night were remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court today.
A 23-year-old Geraldine man has been remanded in custody on six charges after a 30km car chase across North Canterbury.
Thirty-two-year-old Sainey Marong was abused and threatened again in court as he pleaded not guilty to the murder of sex worker Renee Duckmanton.
A 54-year-old man has admitted taking baths with a 12-year-old girl and getting her to “wash his penis”.
A man has been jailed for 14 months for violence and a firearms incident at a child’s birthday party at Rangiora in December.
The man who burnt down St Margaret’s Presbyterian Church, causing over $2 million damage, because God had killed his friends in the Christchurch earthquake, was sentenced to six year’s prison.
A former excavation manager has $115,971 ready to pay back to the firm he ripped off by getting work done in their name, to fund his gambling.
Eight months’ home detention was imposed on a man who posted a naked photo of a woman online to try to force her to meet him.
A 23-year-old Ashburton man was remanded in custody on a charge of murdering a 25-year-old who was allegedly stabbed to death in the town on Tuesday night.
Emotional harm reparations were ruled out for a father and his 12-year-old daughter who were the victims of 35-year-old Luke Malcolm Geldard’s road rage assaults.