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Father rammed car to protect his son

Father rammed car to protect his son

A father who rammed a car to protect his son who was being pursued by five vehicles has been disqualfied from driving and ordered to do 100 hours of community work.

October 31, 2014 | By More
‘Imbecile’ driver may face prison

‘Imbecile’ driver may face prison

A Christchurch man described by the police as “driving like an imbecile” when he was caught well over the alcohol limit last month has a long list of previous offences.

October 31, 2014 | By More
Joyriders ‘encouraging car thieves’, says judge

Joyriders ‘encouraging car thieves’, says judge

Car thieves might not commit their crimes if they did not have encouragement from joyriding friends, said a judge as a group appeared before the court for a southern escapade.

October 30, 2014 | By More
EQC staffer to attend restorative justice session

EQC staffer to attend restorative justice session

Sentencing of an EQC staffer who admitted misusing the commission’s cars, fuel cards and a cellphone for her own purposes has been delayed for a restorative justice meeting.

October 29, 2014 | By More

 

Man admits burglary caught on Facebook

Man admits burglary caught on Facebook

A central city resident has abandoned his attempts to avoid a burglary conviction over an alleged vandalism incident at a container restaurant in Bealey Avenue.

October 31, 2014 | By More
Officer had to leap clear of vehicle, police say

Officer had to leap clear of vehicle, police say

Police say an officer had to leap out of the way of a car driven by a fleeing driver he was trying to arrest after an incident that spanned Christchurch city early today.

October 30, 2014 | By More
20-year-old admits car-chase charges

20-year-old admits car-chase charges

Police have dropped a charge of assaulting a woman police officer by using a car as a weapon after she was injured when her patrol car was sideswiped by a 20-year-old driver.

October 30, 2014 | By More
Woman ‘snapped’ and threw knife after argument

Woman ‘snapped’ and threw knife after argument

A pregnant woman threw a knife which lodged in her partner’s forehead after she says she found upsetting messages on his cellphone and then “snapped”.

October 29, 2014 | By More

Police Watch

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
Vehicles stolen near Christchurch Airport

Vehicles stolen near Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Police are warning motorists to be vigilant when parking vehicles on public roads surrounding Christchurch International Airport.

August 21, 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

Licences at risk from petrol drive-offs

Licences at risk from petrol drive-offs

Two Riccarton flatmates face losing their driving licences for a series of carefully planned and executed petrol drive-offs.

October 29, 2014 | By More
Roper charged with assaulting prison guards

Roper charged with assaulting prison guards

A prisoner serving a life sentence for murder has appeared in court to deny charges of assaulting and resisting prison officers.

October 29, 2014 | By More
Driver admits causing highway pile-up

Driver admits causing highway pile-up

A Motunau Beach man has admitted causing a State Highway 1 pile-up that injured four people.

October 28, 2014 | By More
Stalker admits putting cement into car engine

Stalker admits putting cement into car engine

A judge has suggested an Amberley woman takes out a harassment order against the stalker who was caught the night he filled her car’s engine and petrol tank with readymix cement.

October 28, 2014 | By More
Community work for bringing in threatened species

Community work for bringing in threatened species

A long community work sentence has been imposed on a woman who illegally brought threatened plants into Christchurch on a flight from China.

October 23, 2014 | By More
Home detention for arson attack on house

Home detention for arson attack on house

An Ashburton arsonist has been granted home detention for setting fire to the porch at a house with six children inside, including his own twins.

October 23, 2014 | By More
Decade in jail for repeated violence against women

Decade in jail for repeated violence against women

A 26-year-old with a history of violence against women has been jailed for 10 years 4 months for assaults involving binding, choking, stabbing and sexual violation.

October 23, 2014 | By More
Judge rejects quake connection in $472,000 theft

Judge rejects quake connection in $472,000 theft

A judge has rejected a woman’s claim that a massive theft from her employer partly arose from post-quake trauma.

October 22, 2014 | By More
Man tried to block police search

Man tried to block police search

A man with gang connections tried to block the police making a bail check from entering his address by blocking the doorway, before he was found in possession of methamphetamine.

October 22, 2014 | By More
Man admits purchase using photocopied banknotes

Man admits purchase using photocopied banknotes

Supermarket staff confronted a 31-year-old Sockburn man who bought groceries with poor quality photocopies of $20 notes.

October 22, 2014 | By More