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Teen robber now seen as ‘success story’

Teen robber now seen as ‘success story’

A 14-year-old who terrorised staff in two armed robberies of the same Christchurch petrol station is now being seen as a youth justice success story.

October 17, 2017 | By More
Custody remand for $17.5m Ponzi schemer

Custody remand for $17.5m Ponzi schemer

Paul Clifford Hibbs is in jail awaiting sentence after admitting running a Ponzi scheme that took $17.5 million – much of it from elderly victims.

October 11, 2017 | By More
Suppression on Lincoln sexual assault charge

Suppression on Lincoln sexual assault charge

An 18-year-old has been granted name suppression on a charge of assault with intent to commit rape at Lincoln University.

October 10, 2017 | By More
Lawyer punched at the Court House

Lawyer punched at the Court House

An offender punched a duty lawyer at the Christchurch Court House when he was told he was too drunk to appear in court.

October 6, 2017 | By More

 

Child porn offender jailed after stopping outside school

Child porn offender jailed after stopping outside school

An internet child sex abuse pornography offender who stopped his car outside a Christchurch primary school while serving home detention has been jailed for 26 months.

October 13, 2017 | By More
Grandmother jailed for $250,000 benefit fraud

Grandmother jailed for $250,000 benefit fraud

A 62-year-old Christchurch grandmother has been jailed for benefit fraud totalling nearly quarter of a million dollars.

October 10, 2017 | By More
Visiting driver caused $145,000 damage

Visiting driver caused $145,000 damage

The court will count on the good intentions of a German visitor to pay for some of the $145,000 damage he did in a head-on crash when he veered across State Highway 73 near Springfield.

October 9, 2017 | By More
Drugs, firearm found after arrest fracas

Drugs, firearm found after arrest fracas

A man who jammed an arresting police officer’s elbow in his door, and repeatedly tried to avoid arrest, pleaded guilty to seven charges in the Christchurch District Court.

October 6, 2017 | By More

Police Watch

Woolston pharmacy robbed at knifepoint

Woolston pharmacy robbed at knifepoint

Christchurch police are investigating a knife-point robbery at a pharmacy on Ferry Road, Woolston.

September 29, 2017 | By More
Police investigating two suspicious fires

Police investigating two suspicious fires

Police are investigating two suspicious fires in the Christchurch area overnight.

September 26, 2017 | By More
Hanmer Springs incident

Hanmer Springs incident

Canterbury Police are continuing to investigate the incident which occurred at a house in Hanmer Springs township on Monday night, September 18, about 9.30pm.

September 22, 2017 | By More
Trio with alleged gang links remanded

Trio with alleged gang links remanded

Two men and a woman with alleged connections to the King Cobra gang have been charged with firearm offences after a police armed offenders squad raid on a house in New Brighton last week.

September 5, 2017 | 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

An ‘execution’ in Methland

An ‘execution’ in Methland

A jury took two-and-a-half hours to reject Peter John Carroll’s account of the death of Marcus Luke Tucker – that the assault with a fearsome metal steering lock was just Tucker being taught a lesson.

October 5, 2017 | By More
Cannabis growing charge

Cannabis growing charge

A Bishopdale man has been charged with cultivating cannabis after firefighters were called to a Stanmore Road property because water was coming out of the house.

October 5, 2017 | By More
Murder trial jury retires

Murder trial jury retires

The jury retired at 11.40am to consider its verdict in the trial of Peter John Carroll, charged with the April 2016 murder of Marcus Luke Tucker, whose bashed and burnt body was found near Lake Ellesmere.

October 5, 2017 | By More
Case marks big jump in workplace accident fines

Case marks big jump in workplace accident fines

A Rangiora firm has been hit hard by the new workplace safety legislation, with a fine, reparations and costs totalling almost $180,000 imposed for a woman employee’s fall.

October 4, 2017 | By More
Optimism for future of shaken baby

Optimism for future of shaken baby

An eight-month-old baby may make a full recovery from being shaken by his father, who has begun a home detention sentence at his parents’ home on Wednesday.

October 4, 2017 | By More
Teenagers jailed for robberies

Teenagers jailed for robberies

Two 19-year-olds were sentenced to over four years’ prison for their part in an armed robbery of a dairy in Templeton in 2016.

October 4, 2017 | By More
Scammer-of-the-elderly does it again

Scammer-of-the-elderly does it again

A woman who was jailed for phone scamming the elderly has done it again – and this time a 93-year-old woman was one of her victims.

October 4, 2017 | By More
Second man admits synthetic cannabis offence

Second man admits synthetic cannabis offence

A second man has admitted importing a psychoactive substance which could be used to produce up to 25kg of synthetic cannabis with a potential street value of half a million dollars.

October 3, 2017 | By More
Drugs rip-off led to fatal bashing, defence says

Drugs rip-off led to fatal bashing, defence says

Peter John Carroll says he hit Marcus Luke Tucker with a metal steering lock to “address” him using photocopied $100 bills to buy drugs.

October 3, 2017 | By More
Mental health assessment for Dunedin shooter

Mental health assessment for Dunedin shooter

A 63-year-old man who fired 20 rounds into the walls of two bedrooms was sentenced to three months’ prison, so he will be released almost immediately and taken to a mental health facility to be assessed.

October 3, 2017 | By More

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