Marcus Raphael Hatcher has admitted being the getaway driver who left one of his armed robbers behind when he sped off from the scene of a synthetic cannabis raid.
A sentencing judge has praised the bravery of a woman who has just returned to work three months after the vicious domestic assault that cracked her vertebrae.
The Crown opposed continued bail for a woman when her sentencing on thefts totalling $472,000 was delayed for a week, alleging she had “made false claims” in her financial statement for the court.
A 59-year-old recidivist trespasser was sentenced to ten weeks prison in the Christchurch District Court today on a charge of wilful trespass.
The alleged driver of a car in a crash that caused the death of one, and injuries to two others, was further remanded without plea in the Christchurch District Court today.
A cannabis grower at Balcairn, North Canterbury, has admitted receiving high-value stolen goods in payment for his drugs.
Five men have been charged with the rape of a woman in North Canterbury on the same day several months ago.
The get-away car got away – leaving one of the armed robbers behind – during a raid targeting cash and synthetic cannabis at an R-18 store in Linwood.
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.
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.
Christchurch Police are warning motorists to be vigilant when parking vehicles on public roads surrounding Christchurch International Airport.
The Governor-General, Lt Gen Sir Jerry Mateparae, has presented four Christchurch Police officers and one former officer with bravery awards for their actions following the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
The Rangiora murder trial gave an eight-day view into the lifestyles of the idle and drugged.
James Tahere has given up on Christchurch and the city will have to get back on its feet without him.
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.”
A man who got drunk and played “chicken” in the traffic has ended up in custody for his own safety.
Earlier court news
Police opposed bail for a 31-year-old man with alleged gang links who was arrested on drug and firearm charges after a raid on a property in Avondale, Christchurch, this morning.
The Crown may consider preventive detention for a repeat sex offender who admitted an indecency charge in the High Court at Christchurch today.
Two Christchurch men have admitted manslaughter charges over the death of a man who was burned in an incident in April last year and died about two weeks later in Middlemore Hospital, Auckland.
Inveterate scammer of the elderly for petrol money, Kim Michael David Barwell, won’t have to serve more prison time for his latest crimes after spending four months in custody on remand.
It was tempting to “throw away the key” for a 26-year-old offender whose joyride in a stolen taxi was tracked on the car’s GPS, said a judge.
A teen will spend his 18th birthday this Friday in prison to give him a taste of what to expect if he doesn’t quit his offending.
Police did not oppose bail for a Pines Beach man facing five charges arising from the finding of an alleged stolen vehicle “chop shop” in North Canterbury.
Up to a year of rehabilitation lies ahead of the passenger seriously injured when an overseas driver drove a rental car through a stop sign at Rolleston and was struck by a car towing a horse float last week.
An on-line porn addict paid a high price – loss of most support from family and friends – when he told them he was being prosecuted for possession of thousands of images of child abuse pornography.
A Christchurch accounts manager has admitted two dishonesty charges and has been remanded on bail for sentencing in December when he may seek a discharge without conviction.