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Alleged burglar-caught-on-film denies charge

Alleged burglar-caught-on-film denies charge

A man allegedly filmed by the householder after burgling an Avonhead property has pleaded not guilty and chosen to have a jury trial.

June 26, 2017 | By More
Custody remand for ram-raid accused

Custody remand for ram-raid accused

A 17-year-old is being held in custody after his arrest for a Waikuku ram-raid that became a snack attack.

June 26, 2017 | By More
Marriage ‘victim’ asks for leniency for scammer

Marriage ‘victim’ asks for leniency for scammer

An older Wellington man has asked for leniency for the Sydney woman who scammed him out of $35,000 by offering her “sister” in a marriage contract when she was already married.

June 23, 2017 | By More
Illegal duck cull followed big vet bills

Illegal duck cull followed big vet bills

Three Leeston men must pay $2250 to North Canterbury Fish and Game for an unauthorised cull of Paradise Shelduck that were causing big bills for a farm at Irwell.

June 22, 2017 | By More

 

Teen car chase accused in custody

Teen car chase accused in custody

A 19-year old man has been remanded in custody after a cross-city police chase at the weekend.

June 26, 2017 | By More
Victims in short supply for finance co’s offending

Victims in short supply for finance co’s offending

Acute Finance Ltd has been fined for overcharging its consumer finance customers, but the Commerce Commission has not been able to find any victims who want to speak out.

June 23, 2017 | By More
Suppression lifts on 16-year-old murder accused

Suppression lifts on 16-year-old murder accused

Name suppression has lifted on a 16-year-old youth charged with the murder of a man who was found injured in a carpark at Sumner in March.

June 23, 2017 | By More
Bail granted to youth after days in police cell

Bail granted to youth after days in police cell

A 14-year-old charged with robbery has been released on supported bail after four days in the Christchurch police cells but two other youths charged with an overnight ram-raid are spending another night in the cells.

June 22, 2017 | By More

Police Watch

Canterbury car thieves target Mazda Demios

Canterbury car thieves target Mazda Demios

Over the past four months Canterbury Police have seen a marked increase in the number of Mazda Demio vehicles stolen. 

April 18, 2017 | By More
Police ‘sting’ catches out licensees

Police ‘sting’ catches out licensees

Canterbury police say they are “very disappointed” with the results of liquor licence testing with under-age customers being able to buy alcohol.

December 23, 2016 | By More
Overnight shooting incident

Overnight shooting incident

Police are seeking witnesses to a shooting incident overnight on October 31-November 1, 2016.

November 1, 2016 | By More
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

Observations

Overdue

Overdue

Christchurch’s main list court dissolved into giggles when a woman lawyer told Judge John Macdonald that her client was “18 months pregnant”.

May 9, 2017 | By More
‘Wrestling in the mud’

‘Wrestling in the mud’

“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.”

March 15, 2017 | By More
Pedalling drugs

Pedalling drugs

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.

March 6, 2017 | By More
Mum left smarting by judge’s comment

Mum left smarting by judge’s comment

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.

January 9, 2017 | By More

Earlier court news

Youth held in ‘barren and desolate’ cell

Youth held in ‘barren and desolate’ cell

A Youth Court judge has gone to the Christchurch Central Police Station to see the “barren and desolate” cell where a 14-year-old charged with robbery has been held for days.

June 21, 2017 | By More
Courtroom sprinter doesn’t get far

Courtroom sprinter doesn’t get far

A woman sprinted from the dock as she was being jailed in the Christchurch District Court and briefly made it outside the Court House before recaptured by a Court Security Officer.

June 21, 2017 | By More
‘One-man crime wave’ jailed

‘One-man crime wave’ jailed

A “one-man crime wave” who told the court prison had saved his life, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ jail for dishonesty charges involving losses of $49,000.

June 21, 2017 | By More
Fatal crash teen must present road safety message

Fatal crash teen must present road safety message

A 15-year-old will have to make presentations to schools and youth groups about the late night crash near Leeston that killed three of his friends on Boxing Day.

June 20, 2017 | By More
Burglar struck while police were on tsunami alert

Burglar struck while police were on tsunami alert

Burglar Michael Taui Wetere sprang into action in the hour after the Kaikoura earthquake while police were busy doing tsunami evacuations in Christchurch’s eastern suburbs.

June 20, 2017 | By More
Bail not opposed for burglary accused

Bail not opposed for burglary accused

A woman charged with two house burglaries has been granted bail at the Christchurch District Court three days after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

June 19, 2017 | By More
Bail granted to robbery accused

Bail granted to robbery accused

A 24-year-old labourer has been charged with the aggravated robbery of a woman on Sheldon Street, Woolston, at the weekend.

June 19, 2017 | By More
Gas torch used as weapon, police allege

Gas torch used as weapon, police allege

Two charges of using a gas torch to assault a woman have been laid against a 44-year-old man who was allegedly on the run from police for seven months.

June 19, 2017 | By More
Problem driver runs out of second chances

Problem driver runs out of second chances

The disorganisation and chaos of Richard Graham’s life has reached the limits of a judge’s patience, and the 28-year-old has now farewelled his children for a few months.

June 18, 2017 | By More
$9000 reparations ordered for pile-up

$9000 reparations ordered for pile-up

The victim of a terrible pile-up involving a street-sweeping truck near Rangiora will not get all the reparation she was asking for after her vehicle was written off, a court has decided.

June 18, 2017 | By More

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