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Shoplifter admits grab-and-run raids

Shoplifter admits grab-and-run raids

A woman who shoplifted a swimming pool has admitted 24 charges and is due for sentencing in November in the Christchurch District Court.

August 16, 2018 | By More
Scammer returns to organised crime

Scammer returns to organised crime

A member of the group scamming elderly victims two years ago has now begun a fresh jail term for organised shoplifting and bank card frauds.

August 15, 2018 | By More
$3009 bill for sports field vandalism

$3009 bill for sports field vandalism

A 39-year-old man faces a $3009 damage bill after skidding donuts round the Hornby Rugby League Club’s Leslie Park and ripping up the playing surface.

August 15, 2018 | By More
Knife attacker ‘frustrated’ at not killing victim

Knife attacker ‘frustrated’ at not killing victim

A woman who stabbed her partner in the chest told police she was frustrated that her attempt to kill him had failed.

August 15, 2018 | By More

 

Two women deny holiday home ‘clean-outs’

Two women deny holiday home ‘clean-outs’

Both women charged with a series of burglaries in which holiday accommodation booked online was allegedly stripped bare have now denied all charges.

August 16, 2018 | By More
Holiday home ‘clean-outs’ denied

Holiday home ‘clean-outs’ denied

A woman alleged to have “cleaned out” holiday homes after renting them has denied seven charges and elected jury trial.

August 15, 2018 | By More
Police allege military-style weapon used in robbery

Police allege military-style weapon used in robbery

Police have charged an Aranui woman with using a military style rifle in a robbery attempt in Auckland 10 weeks ago.

August 15, 2018 | By More
Woman charged with robbing Papanui couple

Woman charged with robbing Papanui couple

A woman charged with a robbery in Hastings two weeks ago has now been charged with robbing an elderly couple in Papanui, Christchurch, on Monday.

August 14, 2018 | By More

Police Watch

Police ask for help in robbery investigation

Police ask for help in robbery investigation

Police are appealing for public help to identify the offenders who carried out a series of dairy robberies in Christchurch this week.

June 8, 2018 | By More
Woolston pharmacy robbed at knifepoint

Woolston pharmacy robbed at knifepoint

Christchurch police are investigating a knife-point robbery at a pharmacy on Ferry Road, Woolston.

September 29, 2017 | By More
Police investigating two suspicious fires

Police investigating two suspicious fires

Police are investigating two suspicious fires in the Christchurch area overnight.

September 26, 2017 | By More
Hanmer Springs incident

Hanmer Springs incident

Canterbury Police are continuing to investigate the incident which occurred at a house in Hanmer Springs township on Monday night, September 18, about 9.30pm.

September 22, 2017 | By More

Observations

Gangland cheerleaders

Gangland cheerleaders

The big gangland sentencing was going on in Court 19, with plenty of supporters in place in the public gallery.

July 29, 2018 | By More
Local online scammer

Local online scammer

Those online scams aren’t only carried out by crooks in Nigeria and North Korea.

January 19, 2018 | By More
Overdue

Overdue

Christchurch’s main list court dissolved into giggles when a woman lawyer told Judge John Macdonald that her client was “18 months pregnant”.

May 9, 2017 | By More
‘Wrestling in the mud’

‘Wrestling in the mud’

“Arguing with a judge is like wrestling with a pig in the mud. You both get dirty and after a while you realise that the pig is enjoying it.”

March 15, 2017 | By More

Earlier court news

Robbery victim fined for tobacco breach

Robbery victim fined for tobacco breach

A Riccarton dairy owner has taken two big financial hits in two months – one from a robbery by three young men, and now fines for selling tobacco to an underage girl in a sting operation.

August 11, 2018 | By More
‘My right as a car owner’

‘My right as a car owner’

A boyracer recorded his two burn-outs lasting 19 and 26 seconds on his cellphone. Police were probably very pleased with the precise evidence he had gathered for them.

August 10, 2018 | By More
Fraud in wine export certificates admitted

Fraud in wine export certificates admitted

An Auckland woman who has admitted her role in falsifying wine export applications is opposing suppression for the five wineries involved.

August 9, 2018 | By More
Murder parolee ‘could not cope with rehabilitation’

Murder parolee ‘could not cope with rehabilitation’

A convicted murderer says he absconded because he could not cope with being placed at a drug rehabilitation centre.

August 9, 2018 | By More
Repeat child porn offender jailed

Repeat child porn offender jailed

A 34-year-old repeat offender has been jailed for 25 months for having nearly 30,000 child sex abuse videos and images on his computer system.

August 8, 2018 | By More
Skull fractured over loud music

Skull fractured over loud music

A man who caused a depressed skull fracture in a dispute over loud music has been remanded for sentence after admitting a charge of injuring with reckless disregard for safety.

August 8, 2018 | By More
A year after ‘terror’ plot, teen is getting educated

A year after ‘terror’ plot, teen is getting educated

A teenager who once plotted an ISIS-style terrorist attack in Christchurch has now clocked up his first 12 NCEA credits.

August 8, 2018 | By More
Elderly victim of intruder to be repaid soon

Elderly victim of intruder to be repaid soon

The elderly woman victim of Jolian Wayne Thomas King, who raided her purse after being allowed to come into her home to use her phone, should be repaid soon.

August 8, 2018 | By More
Five girls allege sexual assaults

Five girls allege sexual assaults

Five women will give evidence alleging child sex abuse by a 51-year-old man who has gone on trial in the Christchurch District Court.

August 7, 2018 | By More
17-year sentence for child rape offences

17-year sentence for child rape offences

A judge has rejected an assessment that a convicted child sex abuse offender was a low risk of offending, and jailed him for 17 years 2 months in the Christchurch District Court.

August 6, 2018 | By More

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