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French visitor admits sleeping bag theft

French visitor admits sleeping bag theft

Fractious Frenchman Cedric Claude Rene Rault-Verpre has now pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a sleeping bag in Auckland, days after admitting damaging a West Coast road sign.

September 23, 2016 | By More
Throat-cutting gesture at alleged rape victim

Throat-cutting gesture at alleged rape victim

A man made a throat-cutting gesture at his alleged rape victim over a video-link to a Christchurch District courtroom.

September 22, 2016 | By More
Preventive detention to be considered for sex offender

Preventive detention to be considered for sex offender

Sexualised behaviour during burglaries has been cited among the reasons the Crown is asking for an open-ended preventive detention jail term to be considered for a 31-year-old Christchurch man.

September 21, 2016 | By More
Sister gambled away funds

Sister gambled away funds

A woman who stole funds put aside by her family to provide for the day-to-day care and needs of her intellectually disabled sister, was granted permanent name suppression in the Christchurch District Court today.

September 20, 2016 | By More

 

Pair admit planning $12,000 robbery

Pair admit planning $12,000 robbery

Two people admitted conspiring to rob an unknown person of $12,000 cash in the Christchurch District Court today.

September 23, 2016 | By More
Rehab programme for ‘incredibly dangerous driving’

Rehab programme for ‘incredibly dangerous driving’

A man has been sentenced to six month’s home detention at Odyssey House for “incredibly dangerous reckless driving”, after a high speed police chase across town in January.

September 22, 2016 | By More
Woman admits using card taken in gunpoint robbery

Woman admits using card taken in gunpoint robbery

A 28-year-old woman has admitted fraudulently using a bank card taken only an hour earlier in a gunpoint street robbery.

September 22, 2016 | By More
Four admit armed night raid on house

Four admit armed night raid on house

Four people who did a night time raid on a Springston property to recover $1300 they said was owed from a rip-off are now facing jail terms for armed robbery.

September 21, 2016 | By More

Police Watch

Man threatened with gun by intruders

Man threatened with gun by intruders

Canterbury Police are appealing for information after two men forced their way into a man’s home in Christchurch and threatened him with a gun. 

May 28, 2016 | By More
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

Observations

The Good Question Department

The Good Question Department

“Next time, if you pay for your meat, you can eat it.” Judge John Brandts-Giesen provides some basic advice to a shoplifter prosecuted in the Christchurch District Court.

September 21, 2016 | By More
Judge needles accused drug user

Judge needles accused drug user

Quote of the Week: “It’s ironic for her to claim she doesn’t like needles.”

July 1, 2016 | By More
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

Earlier court news

Two appearances after North Canterbury chase

Two appearances after North Canterbury chase

Two people arrested after a road spikes were used to end a police chase in North Canterbury on Thursday night were remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court today.

September 16, 2016 | By More
No bail sought for accused chase driver

No bail sought for accused chase driver

A 23-year-old Geraldine man has been remanded in custody on six charges after a 30km car chase across North Canterbury.

September 16, 2016 | By More
Renee Duckmanton murder charge denied

Renee Duckmanton murder charge denied

Thirty-two-year-old Sainey Marong was abused and threatened again in court as he pleaded not guilty to the murder of sex worker Renee Duckmanton.

September 16, 2016 | By More
Bath indecencies admitted

Bath indecencies admitted

A 54-year-old man has admitted taking baths with a 12-year-old girl and getting her to “wash his penis”.

September 15, 2016 | By More
Jail for birthday party violence

Jail for birthday party violence

A man has been jailed for 14 months for violence and a firearms incident at a child’s birthday party at Rangiora in December.

September 14, 2016 | By More
Neigbour jailed for $2m church fire

Neigbour jailed for $2m church fire

The man who burnt down St Margaret’s Presbyterian Church, causing over $2 million damage, because God had killed his friends in the Christchurch earthquake, was sentenced to six year’s prison.

September 14, 2016 | By More
Money stolen to fund gambling, court told.

Money stolen to fund gambling, court told.

A former excavation manager has $115,971 ready to pay back to the firm he ripped off by getting work done in their name, to fund his gambling.

September 14, 2016 | By More
Home detention for posting woman’s naked photo online

Home detention for posting woman’s naked photo online

Eight months’ home detention was imposed on a man who posted a naked photo of a woman online to try to force her to meet him.

September 14, 2016 | By More
Appearance on Ashburton murder charge

Appearance on Ashburton murder charge

A 23-year-old Ashburton man was remanded in custody on a charge of murdering a 25-year-old who was allegedly stabbed to death in the town on Tuesday night.

September 14, 2016 | By More
Payments ruled out for two road rage victims

Payments ruled out for two road rage victims

Emotional harm reparations were ruled out for a father and his 12-year-old daughter who were the victims of 35-year-old Luke Malcolm Geldard’s road rage assaults.

September 13, 2016 | By More

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