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Knife-point robbery of book shop admitted

Knife-point robbery of book shop admitted

A St Albans man has admitted the remarkable $42 armed robbery of a second-hand bookshop, but disputes the facts about the knife-point hold-up.

February 23, 2017 | By More
Online predator jailed for six years

Online predator jailed for six years

Online sex predator Christopher Lance Keenan has gone to jail for six years after admitting offences involving seven girl victims – the youngest just 13.

February 22, 2017 | By More
Suppression continues over Ellesmere police raid

Suppression continues over Ellesmere police raid

Interim name suppression was continued in the Christchurch District Court for a person with drugs and firearms charges, and who is a family member of a high-profile businessman who died a few years ago.

February 21, 2017 | By More
Scam accused back in court

Scam accused back in court

A Hei Hei man already facing trial on fraud charges has been arrested again on five more similar charges.

February 20, 2017 | By More

 

Judge finds that man imported 6kg of cocaine

Judge finds that man imported 6kg of cocaine

A judge has ruled that a Christchurch man imported 6kg of the class A drug cocaine into New Zealand.

February 23, 2017 | By More
Woman thought mail thefts were ‘funny’

Woman thought mail thefts were ‘funny’

An unemployed 34-year-old Christchurch woman has been granted name suppression after admitting stealing mail from 104 letterboxes across Canterbury.

February 22, 2017 | By More
Adrenaline charge dropped

Adrenaline charge dropped

Police have dropped a Medicines Act charge involving adrenaline against a Christchurch first aider.

February 22, 2017 | By More
Crime spree guilty pleas

Crime spree guilty pleas

David Ronald Cribb’s drug-fuelled victimisation of Halswell residents has ended in spectacular fashion with 43 guilty pleas at the Christchurch District Court.

February 21, 2017 | By More

Police Watch

Police ‘sting’ catches out licensees

Police ‘sting’ catches out licensees

Canterbury police say they are “very disappointed” with the results of liquor licence testing with under-age customers being able to buy alcohol.

December 23, 2016 | By More
Overnight shooting incident

Overnight shooting incident

Police are seeking witnesses to a shooting incident overnight on October 31-November 1, 2016.

November 1, 2016 | By More
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

Observations

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
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

Earlier court news

Victims of office theft repaid by firm

Victims of office theft repaid by firm

Perpetual Guardian says none of its clients have been left out-of-pocket after thefts by a former client manager at its Christchurch branch.

February 20, 2017 | By More
Years later, authorities were on watch for shoplifter

Years later, authorities were on watch for shoplifter

In 2014, a young Christchurch woman took the police’s diversion scheme too literally, and diverted herself to Australia.

February 18, 2017 | By More
Prison stabbing sentencing deferred

Prison stabbing sentencing deferred

The sentencing of a man who used a home-made knife in a frenzied attack on another inmate at Christchurch Men’s Prison was deferred for three months in the Christchurch District Court.

February 18, 2017 | By More
Staff member ripped off elderly clients

Staff member ripped off elderly clients

A 44-year-old man has apologised to everyone as he begins a home detention term for ripping off elderly clients at the estate management company where he worked.

February 17, 2017 | By More
Second person admits restaurant burglary

Second person admits restaurant burglary

A second person has admitted their part in the burglary of Cortado’s Restaurant on Somerfield Street in Beckenham, just across the road from the Sydenham police station.

February 17, 2017 | By More
Scuffle in court as pizza robbery accused appears

Scuffle in court as pizza robbery accused appears

A man charged with the violent armed robbery of a pizza outlet on Monday night abused the judge and scuffled with police escort staff at his court appearance.

February 17, 2017 | By More
Adam Kearns admits drugged-driving death

Adam Kearns admits drugged-driving death

The son of jailed “Black Widow” murderess Helen Milner has admitted a charge of causing a death while driving with evidence of methamphetamine use in his blood.

February 16, 2017 | By More
Hammer-wielding dairy robber jailed

Hammer-wielding dairy robber jailed

A 21-year-old Aranui man has been jailed for four years after admitting being the disguised, hammer-wielding robber who was bravely tackled by a dairy employee.

February 16, 2017 | By More
Jail for choker hold that led to riverside manslaughter

Jail for choker hold that led to riverside manslaughter

A man who put Simon Mark Prue in a choker hold after Prue had verbally abused him and kicked his bike, was jailed for nearly five years on a manslaughter charge.

February 16, 2017 | By More
One last struggle, as youth jailed for life

One last struggle, as youth jailed for life

After fighting for all of his 18 years, Taniela Kotoitoga Daven Tiako Waitokia ended his High Court sentencing for murder with another struggle in court.

February 16, 2017 | By More

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