Archive for November, 2013

Gang member jailed for theft from neo-natal unit

November 29, 2013 | By More
Gang member jailed for theft from neo-natal unit

Cripps gang member Sonny Clarke says he’s sorry for stealing electronic gear from the neo-natal unit at Christchurch Women’s Hospital but he still swore at the judge when he didn’t get the sentence he wanted.

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Neighbour accused of burglary claims she was ‘set up’

November 29, 2013 | By More
Neighbour accused of burglary claims she was ‘set up’

A woman accused of burgling a neighbour’s cottage had the property taken from the cottage hidden around her house, Crown prosecutor Karyn South told a jury in the Christchurch District Court.

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Alleged burglar offers medical advice to judge

November 28, 2013 | By More
Alleged burglar offers medical advice to judge

A man accused of being the “plum sauce burglar” has offered a judge some well-meaning medical advice.

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Predator says text to victim was ‘accidental’

November 28, 2013 | By More
Predator says text to victim was ‘accidental’

On-line sex predator Cameron Stuart Hore has ended up back in prison for three months for what he claims was an “accidental” text message to an earlier victim.

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Convicted murderer admits attack on prison guard

November 28, 2013 | By More
Convicted murderer admits attack on prison guard

A 54-year-old man who is seven years into a life term for a Nelson murder that involved a frenzied knife attack has admitted head-butting a prison officer while serving his time at Rolleston Prison.

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Fines for census defaulters

November 27, 2013 | By More
Fines for census defaulters

Fourteen people have been prosecuted for failing to fill in or mutilating their 2013 Census forms.

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Repeat burglar and thief avoids jail term

November 26, 2013 | By More
Repeat burglar and thief avoids jail term

A cancer diagnosis and a long jail term for a conviction that was overturned on appeal have led to a home detention sentence for a repeat burglar and thief.

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Claims of firearms purchases on Facebook

November 26, 2013 | By More
Claims of firearms purchases on Facebook

A 20-year-old who said he had bought six firearms from someone on Facebook was sentenced to a year in prison for unlawfully possession of the guns and their ammunition.

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Sex offender back in jail over secret videos

November 26, 2013 | By More
Sex offender back in jail over secret videos

A sex offender is back in prison serving more of a 12-year term after being convicted of secretly filming an 18-year-old woman in the shower and on the toilet.

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Six-year jail term for LWR collapse losses

November 25, 2013 | By More
Six-year jail term for LWR collapse losses

LWR owner Kenneth James Anderson’s frauds at the time of the company’s $100 million collapse have left him shamed, devastated, bankrupt, without assets at the age of 66 – and now jailed for six years.

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