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Snapchat threats lead to jail term

Snapchat threats lead to jail term

A Christchurch man used the mobile app Snapchat to send his ex-partner a video of him holding a shotgun after making threats to kill.

March 30, 2015 | By More
‘Chop shop’ charges admitted

‘Chop shop’ charges admitted

A Pines Beach man has admitted receiving charges over what was described last year as a stolen vehicle “chop shop” at Woodend.

March 27, 2015 | By More
Serious drug charge laid after speeding stop

Serious drug charge laid after speeding stop

Police have laid a more serious drugs charge against a man already being held in custody on drugs and firearm charges.

March 27, 2015 | By More
Jail time mounts up for Post Shop robber

Jail time mounts up for Post Shop robber

A 36-year-old man has had four years added to a current jail term, after admitting the armed robbery of the Phillipstown Post Shop and Pharmacy last October.

March 25, 2015 | By More

 

Investigation into sex allegations against driver

Investigation into sex allegations against driver

Police inquiries are continuing into allegations of sexual conduct involving a former Christchurch bus driver.

March 30, 2015 | By More
Police claim holiday paid for with stolen money

Police claim holiday paid for with stolen money

Police opposed allowing a man to go on holiday after he admitted thefts from his employer, saying they believed the Australian break was paid for with stolen money.

March 27, 2015 | By More
Jail for drunken email threats to MPs

Jail for drunken email threats to MPs

An Upper Riccarton man has been jailed for 11 months for his drunken emails threatening to kill members of Parliament.

March 26, 2015 | By More
Repeat sex offender jailed for threats, breaches

Repeat sex offender jailed for threats, breaches

A repeat sex offender has been jailed for 18 months for his third breach of his extended supervision order and for threatening to kill two probation officers.

March 25, 2015 | By More

Police Watch

Police believe two dairy robberies may be linked

Police believe two dairy robberies may be linked

Canterbury Police are investigating two armed robberies in Aranui that they believe may be linked.

February 3, 2015 | By More
Speed tolerance in Canterbury lowered over Labour Weekend

Speed tolerance in Canterbury lowered over Labour Weekend

While speed tolerance lowers over Labour Day Weekend the visibility of Canterbury Police prevention work will increase across the district, say the police.

October 23, 2014 | By More
Bomb scare clears Ministry of Education building

Bomb scare clears Ministry of Education building

Police lifted a cordon at 11am after army bomb disposal experts completed an investigation of a suspicious package left outside the Ministry of Education building in Princess Street, Addington.

September 10, 2014 | By More
Car driver sought for Bealey Avenue hit and run

Car driver sought for Bealey Avenue hit and run

Christchurch Police are appealing for public help in finding the driver of a car involved in a hit and run accident on Bealey Ave this morning.

August 26, 2014 | By More

Observations

Lifestyles of the drugged and listless

Lifestyles of the drugged and listless

The Rangiora murder trial gave an eight-day view into the lifestyles of the idle and drugged.

September 25, 2014 | By More
City too damaged for cigarette butt hunter

City too damaged for cigarette butt hunter

James Tahere has given up on Christchurch and the city will have to get back on its feet without him.

August 22, 2014 | By More
Quotes of the week: Nothing synthetic about cannabis concerns

Quotes of the week: Nothing synthetic about cannabis concerns

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.”

July 9, 2014 | By More
Traffic ‘chicken’ held in custody

Traffic ‘chicken’ held in custody

A man who got drunk and played “chicken” in the traffic has ended up in custody for his own safety.

March 13, 2014 | By More

Earlier court news

Former jockey jailed on meth-for-supply charge

Former jockey jailed on meth-for-supply charge

A 25-year-old former jockey and stable hand who was once said to be “destroying herself” with drugs, was jailed for three years and two months on a charge of possession of methamphetamine for supply.

March 25, 2015 | By More
Psychiatric report ordered over road-rage allegation

Psychiatric report ordered over road-rage allegation

A psychiatric report has been ordered for a North Canterbury businessman charged over an alleged road-rage incident involving an attack with a car.

March 25, 2015 | By More
Custody remand on Fendalton burglary charge

Custody remand on Fendalton burglary charge

No bail was sought when a 35-year-old man appeared in court on charges arising from a Fendalton burglary where police alleged he rammed his way off the property in a car.

March 25, 2015 | By More
$15,000 payment ordered from tourist crash driver

$15,000 payment ordered from tourist crash driver

A German tourist who killed a Leeston woman when he drove through a stop sign has been ordered to pay $15,000 in emotional harm reparations to the children of his victim.

March 24, 2015 | By More
Employee admits seven thefts from bank

Employee admits seven thefts from bank

An ANZ bank employee has been warned that “all options will be on the table” as she faces sentencing for stealing about $10,000 cash she was meant to be processing.

March 24, 2015 | By More
Tourist promises to pay for smashed motorcycle

Tourist promises to pay for smashed motorcycle

Insurance policy details have spelt an even bigger disaster for a German tourist who crashed head-on into a motorcyclist on the West Coast when she crossed the white line of State Highway 6 10 days ago.

March 23, 2015 | By More
Menacing woman admits following children

Menacing woman admits following children

A 59-year-old woman with a history of assaulting or threatening children has now admitted breaching her prison release conditions by approaching children.

March 23, 2015 | By More
Driver denies cycle death charge

Driver denies cycle death charge

A truck driver charged with the death of a cyclist in a Hornby crash last September has pleaded not guilty before a registrar at the Christchurch District Court.

March 23, 2015 | By More
Two German tourists admit West Coast crashes

Two German tourists admit West Coast crashes

Two German tourists who drove into trouble on West Coast roads have admitted charges of careless driving causing injury in the Christchurch District Court on the same day.

March 20, 2015 | By More
152 cows euthanised on West Coast farm

152 cows euthanised on West Coast farm

A father and son responsible for a Westland cattle farm have been disqualified from owning animals after 152 starving cows had to be euthanised in one of the worst cases that farming officials and veterinarians had seen.

March 20, 2015 | By More