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Rangiora woman admits meth dealing

Rangiora woman admits meth dealing

A 25-year-old Rangiora woman is being assessed for home detention after admitting a charge of supplying the class A drug methamphetamine – an offence that carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

May 26, 2016 | By More
Burglar should be ‘thoroughly ashamed’ — judge

Burglar should be ‘thoroughly ashamed’ — judge

A Christchurch burglar was told he should be “thoroughly ashamed” not just of his house break-ins but of the mess he left behind.

May 25, 2016 | By More
Suppression for teacher on child sex charges

Suppression for teacher on child sex charges

A Canterbury teacher facing child sex charges dating back up to 26 years has been granted name suppression at the request of the police.

May 25, 2016 | By More
Woman admits role in bank card scam

Woman admits role in bank card scam

A third person has admitted a role in a ring that was scamming elderly people out of their bank cards and raiding their bank accounts.

May 24, 2016 | By More

 

Online lothario reappears near Christchurch

Online lothario reappears near Christchurch

Police say Paul William Abbott, who has caused concern with his online dating activities in Marlborough, is back in Canterbury.

May 26, 2016 | By More
Assault charge being joined to murder prosecution

Assault charge being joined to murder prosecution

Police have moved to join a serious assault charge with the murder prosecution over the death of Marcus Luke Tucker, whose body was found near Lake Ellesmere a month ago.

May 26, 2016 | By More
Pensioner faces sex charges spanning decades

Pensioner faces sex charges spanning decades

Sex offences spanning 49 years are alleged against a Christchurch pensioner.

May 25, 2016 | By More
Meth ‘hail storm’ for Christchurch

Meth ‘hail storm’ for Christchurch

A shipment of crystal meth about to land in Christchurch would look like a hail storm, a dealer commented as phone arrangements for the drug sale were made.

May 24, 2016 | By More

Police Watch

Police seek Parklands arson witnesses

Police seek Parklands arson witnesses

The police are appealing for witnesses to a series of fires in Parklands.

March 22, 2016 | By More
Police investigate bus driver robbery

Police investigate bus driver robbery

Canterbury Police are investigating the knife-point robbery of a bus driver was robbed at Broadhaven Park in Parklands about 7.15pm on Saturday January 9.

January 11, 2016 | By More
Power company scam targeting elderly, police warn

Power company scam targeting elderly, police warn

Canterbury Police have received 11 separate reports in relation to an alleged Meridian scam that has so far targeted elderly residents in Prebbleton, Mt Pleasant, Murray Hill, Rangiora, Riccarton and Somerfield.

November 20, 2015 | By More
Keeping safe during Cup and Show week

Keeping safe during Cup and Show week

Canterbury Police urge anyone driving to events during Cup and Show Week to remove valuables from their vehicles before they set off.

November 5, 2015 | By More

Observations

Woman needed a lift

Woman needed a lift

A 22-year-old Templeton woman didn’t believe in half measures when she apparently needed a ride.

March 17, 2016 | By More
Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week

“It’s about time your brain started driving your behaviour rather than other parts of your anatomy.”

January 24, 2016 | By More
The heat goes on Pooh Bear

The heat goes on Pooh Bear

Pooh Bear has somehow ended up on the front line of Christchurch’s domestic violence scene.

December 22, 2015 | By More
Quote of the Week: Apology accepted

Quote of the Week: Apology accepted

“Can I tell the rest of my colleagues at morning tea that you apologised to me today? They will enjoy that.”

December 3, 2015 | By More

Earlier court news

Wife died from ‘moment of inattention’

Wife died from ‘moment of inattention’

A 66-year-old man described as “one of the good guys” has admitted that a moment of inattention killed his wife of 45 years in a crash on State Highway 1 near Cheviot.

May 20, 2016 | By More
Man denies pointing laser at aircraft, control tower

Man denies pointing laser at aircraft, control tower

A 38-year-old man denies shining a laser light at a passenger plane and the Christchurch International Airport control tower and has been remanded in custody for trial.

May 19, 2016 | By More
Woman arrested on ‘lingering’ charge

Woman arrested on ‘lingering’ charge

A woman forbidden to have contact with children has been arrested for allegedly “lingering” around a boy at a bus stop.

May 19, 2016 | By More
Sex offender being monitored for 17 years

Sex offender being monitored for 17 years

A 25-year-old child sex offender was told to “follow closely” while a judge set out details of an extended supervision order that means 17 years of monitoring will follow his release from prison.

May 19, 2016 | By More
Custody remands in murder case

Custody remands in murder case

Three people charged in relation to the murder of Marcus Luke Tucker have been remanded in custody for a month without pleas at a call-over in the High Court at Christchurch.

May 19, 2016 | By More
Teen’s on-line activity encouraged child sex abuse

Teen’s on-line activity encouraged child sex abuse

Seventeen children were rescued from sex abuse overseas and 11 adults were arrested when the authorities busted the on-line activities of Drew Webb, who was jailed at the Christchurch District Court today.

May 18, 2016 | By More
Court hears of drug robbery that went ‘crazy’

Court hears of drug robbery that went ‘crazy’

“Things got a bit crazy,” Chad Adam Carrington explained to the police after his arrest for a drug-deal robbery that has brought a two-year jail term.

May 18, 2016 | By More
Jail for attack on ‘vulnerable’ sex worker

Jail for attack on ‘vulnerable’ sex worker

While police investigate the murder of a Christchurch sex worker, a man has been jailed for five years seven months for a sex attack that went far beyond the industry’s “rules of engagement”.

May 18, 2016 | By More
Second arrest warrant in firearms case

Second arrest warrant in firearms case

A second arrest warrant has been issued after a repeat no-show by a man charged with unlawful possession of firearms in a police raid on a Yaldhurst property last month.

May 18, 2016 | By More
Patient awaiting surgery stole from nurses

Patient awaiting surgery stole from nurses

Robert John Commons, who is awaiting surgery for a debilitating illness, raided Christchurch Public Hospital where he stole bicycles from two hard-working nurses.

May 17, 2016 | By More

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