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Attitude brings rapid custody remand

Attitude brings rapid custody remand

It was about the craziest thing to say to a judge. It has earned Norton Lindsay Adams a month in custody even before gets his sentence for smashing up the Rangiora Police Station and assaulting an officer.

July 25, 2014 | By More
Bus driver bashed unconscious

Bus driver bashed unconscious

A 17-year-old has been jailed for her part in an incident in which a bus driver at New Brighton was beaten unconscious.

July 25, 2014 | By More
Nailgun Kiwibank robbery admitted

Nailgun Kiwibank robbery admitted

A man has admitted using a nailgun to rob an Auckland Kiwibank branch of $3040 cash.

July 25, 2014 | By More
Four Ashburton drug accused released on bail

Four Ashburton drug accused released on bail

Police did not oppose bail for four Ashburton people arrested on drugs charges after a series of raids and searches around the town yesterday.

July 24, 2014 | By More

 

Judge gives streetkid and his dad a chance

Judge gives streetkid and his dad a chance

A teenager raised on the streets has been given one last chance by a judge in an effort to sort out his chaotic life.

July 25, 2014 | By More
Fifth Ashburton drug accused remanded

Fifth Ashburton drug accused remanded

A fifth person arrested after a series of drugs raids in the Ashburton area this week has been granted bail after an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.

July 25, 2014 | By More
Three assaults using air rifle alleged

Three assaults using air rifle alleged

A woman charged with three air rifle assaults has been granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court.

July 25, 2014 | By More
Picton boat burglaries denied

Picton boat burglaries denied

A Lyttelton man accused of a series of Picton boat burglaries has entered not guilty pleas to all charges.

July 24, 2014 | By More

Police Watch

Suspicious package presented at police station

Suspicious package presented at police station

Part of the Christchurch Central Police station was shut down for a time today after someone came to the public counter with a suspicious package. [Updated Report]

July 23, 2014 | By More
Police seek Sydenham crash witnesses

Police seek Sydenham crash witnesses

Police are seeking witnesses to a non-injury crash involving a police car at the corner of Colombo Street and Brougham Street, Sydenham, on the evening on July 16, 2014.

July 17, 2014 | By More
Information on robber sought

Information on robber sought

Police are appealing for information from the public to identify an armed man who held up a Papanui dairy on Tuesday evening, July 8.

July 10, 2014 | By More
Police seek owners of missing cash

Police seek owners of missing cash

The Hornby police are seeking the owners of two sums of money recently found in the area and handed in.

November 22, 2013 | By More

Observations

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
Quote of the Week: Scribbles unwelcome

Quote of the Week: Scribbles unwelcome

“If Leonardo da Vinci comes along and paints the Mona Lisa on my fence, and I don’t want it there, it’s graffiti.”

January 21, 2014 | By More
Police welcoming committee was waiting for banned driver

Police welcoming committee was waiting for banned driver

While police investigating two assaults were calling at a man’s St Albans house, the disqualified driver drove into the driveway.

January 16, 2014 | By More

Earlier court news

North Canterbury man remanded on receiving, gun charges

North Canterbury man remanded on receiving, gun charges

A 34-year-old Balcairn man has been granted a registrar’s remand without plea on charges of receiving stolen property, possession of cannabis for supply, and unlawful possession of a shotgun.

July 23, 2014 | By More
Frosty family situation delays sentencing

Frosty family situation delays sentencing

Sentencing of a father and son convicted of receiving a stolen vehicle has had to be delayed because their mutual hostility means serving a community detention sentence at the same address is out of the question.

July 23, 2014 | By More
Legal highs wreck home detention sentence

Legal highs wreck home detention sentence

A 22-year-old’s synthetic cannabis use has put him in prison, even after he was granted home detention for aggravated robbery.

July 23, 2014 | By More
Horse danger hearing to take two days

Horse danger hearing to take two days

Two days are being set aside for a hearing in Te Reo Maori for central city horseman Richard James Hayden who faces a charge of endangering safety.

July 22, 2014 | By More
Jail for ‘cowardly’ attack on partner

Jail for ‘cowardly’ attack on partner

A Christchurch man has been jailed for 11 months for what a judge described as “a cowardly and vicious attack” on his partner, who is now expecting his child.

July 22, 2014 | By More
Sentencing for possession of improvised shotgun

Sentencing for possession of improvised shotgun

A Kaiapoi man found with an improvised firearm and medical gear stolen from a midwife’s car has been given a sentence of community detention and intensive supervision.

July 22, 2014 | By More
Evidence ‘evaporates’ over alleged car incident

Evidence ‘evaporates’ over alleged car incident

Evidence “evaporation” has led to the police dropping a charge alleging a man was run down with a car while he was on the run from police.

July 21, 2014 | By More
Woman badly injured in domestic assault

Woman badly injured in domestic assault

A woman is in hospital with serious injuries and a man has been remanded in custody on a charge of assaulting her.

July 21, 2014 | By More
Assault at gang address denied

Assault at gang address denied

A 49-year-old man is denying a charge of assaulting a woman who was found injured in the street after an alleged incident at a gang pad in Northcote.

July 21, 2014 | By More
Community work ordered for dog attack on boy

Community work ordered for dog attack on boy

Owners of potentially dangerous dogs have “high obligations” to ensure people’s safety, said a judge as he imposed 250 hours of community work on a man whose stepson was injured by two rottweilers.

July 18, 2014 | By More