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.
A 17-year-old has been jailed for her part in an incident in which a bus driver at New Brighton was beaten unconscious.
A man has admitted using a nailgun to rob an Auckland Kiwibank branch of $3040 cash.
Police did not oppose bail for four Ashburton people arrested on drugs charges after a series of raids and searches around the town yesterday.
A teenager raised on the streets has been given one last chance by a judge in an effort to sort out his chaotic life.
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.
A woman charged with three air rifle assaults has been granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court.
A Lyttelton man accused of a series of Picton boat burglaries has entered not guilty pleas to all charges.
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]
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.
Police are appealing for information from the public to identify an armed man who held up a Papanui dairy on Tuesday evening, July 8.
The Hornby police are seeking the owners of two sums of money recently found in the area and handed in.
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.
“If Leonardo da Vinci comes along and paints the Mona Lisa on my fence, and I don’t want it there, it’s graffiti.”
While police investigating two assaults were calling at a man’s St Albans house, the disqualified driver drove into the driveway.
Earlier court news
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.
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.
A 22-year-old’s synthetic cannabis use has put him in prison, even after he was granted home detention for aggravated robbery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A woman is in hospital with serious injuries and a man has been remanded in custody on a charge of assaulting her.
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.
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.