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Judge repeats criticism of address check system

Judge repeats criticism of address check system

New arrangements for checks on addresses for electronically monitored bail applications have again come under fire from a Christchurch judge who has now decided to release a man charged over an alleged stabbing.

April 24, 2014 | By More
Legal high user tells of detox in custody

Legal high user tells of detox in custody

A teenager using synthetic cannabis and living on the street has gone through a three-month detox – his time in custody on remand.

April 17, 2014 | By More
Attacker pleads guilty to sexual violation, murder charges

Attacker pleads guilty to sexual violation, murder charges

Aaron Rhys McDonald has pleaded guilty to the sexual violation and murder of Christchurch caregiver Amy Elizabeth Farrall as part of his South Island rampage last month.

April 16, 2014 | By More
Serial trespasser claims link with murdered woman

Serial trespasser claims link with murdered woman

Depressed by the murder of Amy Elizabeth Farrell who had previously been her caregiver, serial offender Margaret Mabel Dodds says she was trying to commit suicide on the day of her latest arrest for trespass.

April 15, 2014 | By More

 

Guilty pleas over boyracer incident

Guilty pleas over boyracer incident

The driver at the centre of a high profile boyracer run from the police had only been out of prison for a few weeks at the time.

April 24, 2014 | By More
Judge concerned about bail reports

Judge concerned about bail reports

A judge has expressed concern about the lack of detail in the latest reports by the Probation Service on people’s suitability for release on electronically monitored bail.

April 18, 2014 | By More
Manslaughter plea delayed

Manslaughter plea delayed

A plea on a manslaughter charge against a 20-year-old Christchurch man who appeared on remand before the High Court at Christchurch today has been delayed.

April 16, 2014 | By More
Axe swung in family dispute

Axe swung in family dispute

A teenager swung an axe during a family argument straight after arriving home from his Stopping Violence course.

April 15, 2014 | By More

Police Watch

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
Murder arrest after Redwood death

Murder arrest after Redwood death

A 24-year-old man is expected to appear in the Christchurch District Court this afternoon charged with murder after an overnight incident at a Redwood house.

November 4, 2013 | By More
Arrest warrant: Benjamin Tapper Norris

Arrest warrant: Benjamin Tapper Norris

Police are asking for information to find 19-year-old Benjamin Thomas Tapper-Norris who has a warrant out for his arrest.

October 30, 2013 | By More
Arrest warrants: Allix Jean Beaurepaire

Arrest warrants: Allix Jean Beaurepaire

Christchurch police are asking for public help to find 23-year-old Allix Jean Beaurepaire, who has warrants out for her arrest.

October 18, 2013 | By More

Observations

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
Quote of the Week: Being busy doesn’t count

Quote of the Week: Being busy doesn’t count

“When you are languishing in the cells at the prison, you might find you are not very busy.”

January 6, 2014 | By More

Earlier court news

Second time attacker has destroyed an eye, jury told

Second time attacker has destroyed an eye, jury told

After convicting Jordan Patrick Isle of an eye-gouging attack, a jury was told it was the second time the violent 23-year-old had destroyed the eye of a victim.

April 11, 2014 | By More
Man says he is too scared to name attacker

Man says he is too scared to name attacker

A man accused of an eye-gouging attack says he did not do it and the real attacker is too scary to name.

April 10, 2014 | By More
Judge reticent about sex victim reading statement

Judge reticent about sex victim reading statement

A judge has grudgingly allowed one child sex abuse victim to read her statement in court, after the victims had declined a restorative justice meeting where they could have confronted the offender.

April 10, 2014 | By More
Three young red zone offenders jailed

Three young red zone offenders jailed

Three young men were called “mindless idiots” by a judge who jailed them all for burgling and vandalising 11 red zone properties in east Christchurch and setting one alight.

April 9, 2014 | By More
Attack victim told of eye ‘popping’

Attack victim told of eye ‘popping’

An Oxford man says he heard a “pop” as a man gouged his right eye during an attack in his bed, a Christchurch District Court assault trial has been told.

April 9, 2014 | By More
Legal high led to neighbourhood rampage

Legal high led to neighbourhood rampage

A 28-year-old Avonhead man has been granted a discharge without conviction after his first venture into using a type of synthetic cannabis led to him doing $5271 damage around the neighbourhood.

April 9, 2014 | By More
Two remanded in custody on armed robbery charges

Two remanded in custody on armed robbery charges

Two men have been charged with aggravated robbery following an incident at the Brickworks Restaurant and Bar in the early hours of Sunday morning.

April 8, 2014 | By More
Woman charged with aiding armed robber

Woman charged with aiding armed robber

The partner of a man who has admitted the armed robbery of a Redwood bar has now been charged with hiding evidence to help the man avoid arrest.

April 8, 2014 | By More
Child sex abuser jailed for 14 years

Child sex abuser jailed for 14 years

A judge has lifted name suppression on a 32-year-old Christchurch man before jailing him for 14 years for sex offending on two young girls.

April 7, 2014 | By More
Injured man denies domestic violence charges

Injured man denies domestic violence charges

A man who came into court in a wheelchair has admitted charges of assault using a weapon and intentionally damaging a tyre, but has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges.

April 7, 2014 | By More