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Family jailed for 27 years

Family jailed for 27 years

A family has been jailed for a total of 27 years for a frenzied home invasion attack that lasted just 46 seconds.

September 3, 2015 | By More
Burglar raided friend’s mum’s house

Burglar raided friend’s mum’s house

A man who burgled a friend’s mother’s house after finding out where her spare key was kept was sentenced to home detention for a year in the Christchurch District Court today.

September 2, 2015 | By More
Sisters argue for lifting of offender’s suppression

Sisters argue for lifting of offender’s suppression

Two sisters who were sexually abused as children are arguing in the High Court that name suppression should be lifted on their abuser 45 years later, in a case said to have wide implications for the suppression system.

September 2, 2015 | By More
Dairy robbery remands

Dairy robbery remands

A man and a woman have been remanded in custody on charges of robbing dairies in Hoon Hay and Addington on Monday evening.

September 1, 2015 | By More

 

Court hears of big-money drugs habit

Court hears of big-money drugs habit

A man who used his $700-a-day drug habit as his excuse for burglaries, thefts, and interfering with cars, was jailed for more than two years today.

September 2, 2015 | By More
Bail appeal refused for kidnap accused

Bail appeal refused for kidnap accused

The High Court has refused bail after an appeal by one of the 10 men accused of kidnapping and bashing a rival gang member.

September 2, 2015 | By More
Youth faced victims of underwear thefts

Youth faced victims of underwear thefts

A 16-year-old boy has now admitted eight burglaries in the Burwood area involving thefts of women’s underwear from washing lines and homes.

September 1, 2015 | By More
Drink-drive crash caused petrol chaos

Drink-drive crash caused petrol chaos

A teenage drink-driver has avoided a $50,000 bill for the damage he caused when he crashed into two petrol pumps at the Kirwee Challenge petrol station.

September 1, 2015 | By More

Police Watch

Tourists injured in city attack

Tourists injured in city attack

Two tourists have been admitted to Christchurch Hospital after an attack by a group of up to eight people in the driveway of their backpackers’ accommodation in the central city.

August 1, 2015 | By More
Rise in Riccarton raids on vehicles

Rise in Riccarton raids on vehicles

Over the last few weeks there has been an increase in the number of vehicle thefts and thefts from vehicles in the Riccarton area of Christchurch. The vehicles being targeted by opportunistic thieves appear to be parked either on the roadside or up driveways.

July 24, 2015 | By More
Elderly man injured in New Brighton assault

Elderly man injured in New Brighton assault

A cordon was set up around part of the New Brighton Mall area where a 72-year-old man was assaulted overnight.

July 15, 2015 | By More
Investigation into baby’s death

Investigation into baby’s death

Canterbury Police are investigating the death of a 15 month old baby.

July 4, 2015 | By More

Observations

Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week

“Bring back paper diaries.”

August 20, 2015 | By More
‘Problem child’ gets a chance

‘Problem child’ gets a chance

A teenager who ticks all the “problem child” boxes, has been given a chance for rehabilitation at two separate Christchurch court sentencings.

August 4, 2015 | By More
A short catalogue of bungled robberies

A short catalogue of bungled robberies

The latest report of an inept liquor store robbery in Aranui has brought to mind some other famously bungled local cases.

July 22, 2015 | By More
Drink-drive costs pile up

Drink-drive costs pile up

A rebuild worker from overseas has suffered a huge financial setback after breaching New Zealand’s drink-drive laws.
He has been working on the Christchurch rebuild for two years two months while sending money back to his wife and two sons in the Philippines.
He had spent the night at a function out of Christchurch and set off early on June 7 to return to the city, to get to a church service.
He says he swerved on the West Coast Road to avoid a rabbit and slid along the wet grass and crashed through a Selwyn District road sign.
That led to a charge of drink-driving when a check showed a level of 555mcg of alcohol to a litre of breath.
He was fined $650 and disqualified from driving for six months.
He wrecked his car and he has lost his insurance because of the alcohol conviction. He cannot afford to get the car repaired.
The council’s insurance company is now seeking $10,000 from him for the smashed road sign as well.
He may get some help from his workmates to get through all these difficulties.
The court did not hear the fate of the rabbit

June 16, 2015 | By More

Earlier court news

Robbery broadcast may bring legal action

Robbery broadcast may bring legal action

Media may face legal action for repeated broadcasts of security camera footage of the Woolston Liquor Store robbery on Saturday night.

September 1, 2015 | By More
Pair in court on assault charges

Pair in court on assault charges

A man and a woman each facing three Crimes Act assault charges have been remanded in custody for a week at the Christchurch District Court.

August 31, 2015 | By More
Not guilty pleas to gang kidnap charges

Not guilty pleas to gang kidnap charges

Eight of the men charged with kidnapping and assaulting a rival gang member pleaded not guilty in the Christchurch District Court today.

August 31, 2015 | By More
Bed shortage problems as young robbery accused remanded

Bed shortage problems as young robbery accused remanded

A judge has voiced her frustrations about the lack of Youth Justice beds available in Christchurch as she remanded two teenagers in custody on charges of robbing a liquor store at the weekend. [Updated report]

August 31, 2015 | By More
Preventive detention to be considered for ear biting

Preventive detention to be considered for ear biting

A judge has decided the High Court should consider a preventive detention sentence for a 19-year-old who has admitted biting part of the ears off two fellow prisoners.

August 29, 2015 | By More
Big bill after offending ‘spree’

Big bill after offending ‘spree’

A “spree of offending” has led to a $4910 reparation bill for the owners of tools stolen and pawned, and repairs to a police patrol car.

August 29, 2015 | By More
Sportsman jailed for boiling water assault

Sportsman jailed for boiling water assault

A 38-year-old man described as a talented sportsman has been jailed for seven domestic violence offences, including an assault using boiling water.

August 29, 2015 | By More
Woman accused of lingering at park

Woman accused of lingering at park

A 60-year-old Christchurch woman has been arrested for allegedly breaching a term of her intensive supervision by lingering around a boy in a park.

August 29, 2015 | By More
Man faces three model aircraft charges

Man faces three model aircraft charges

A Kaiapoi man has pleaded not guilty to three unusual charges relating to flying a model aircraft.

August 28, 2015 | By More
More commercial burglaries alleged

More commercial burglaries alleged

Another five charges have been laid against Andrew Wayne Smith, an alleged burglar who targeted small businesses in Christchurch and Kaiapoi.

August 28, 2015 | By More

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