Archive for February, 2014

Community-based sentence for assault on newborn boy

February 28, 2014 | By More
Community-based sentence for assault on newborn boy

A 26-year-old man has moved to Christchurch from Rotorua to keep his distance from the woman and new-born baby he admits assaulting, and a judge has issued a protection order to keep it that way.

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Man fought after police stopped sex in public

February 28, 2014 | By More
Man fought after police stopped sex in public

A man had sex with a woman in full public view in a reserve in Riccarton Road and then fought with the police who tried to intervene.

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Three deny Operation Nebraska drugs charges

February 28, 2014 | By More
Three deny Operation Nebraska drugs charges

Three Christchurch people charged with drugs offences arising from the police’s Operation Nebraska nationwide investigation have pleaded not guilty and are electing to have a jury trial which may be held in Wellington.

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Remand on counterfeit note charges

February 28, 2014 | By More
Remand on counterfeit note charges

A 30-year-old Sockburn man charged with using counterfeit $20 banknotes was remanded without plea by a registrar at the Christchurch District Court today.

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Stabbing accused named

February 27, 2014 | By More
Stabbing accused named

Name suppression has been lifted on a 23-year-old man charged with stabbing another man in the neck in an incident in Spreydon last week.

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Manning murder trial begins closed court sessions

February 27, 2014 | By More
Manning murder trial begins closed court sessions

The Mellory Manning murder trial has begun hearing days of evidence which is suppressed and cannot be reported, and is being heard in a closed court.

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Expectant father begins jail term for stabbing

February 26, 2014 | By More
Expectant father begins jail term for stabbing

Only about a week before the expected birth of his child, Gary Thomas Dufty has begun a three-year jail term for a stabbing that put a workmate in hospital with a perforated bowel.

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Deterrent imposed on red-handed red-zone burglar

February 26, 2014 | By More
Deterrent imposed on red-handed red-zone burglar

A red-zone burglar caught with a tap he was stealing still in his hand, was sentenced to prison for four-and-a-half months.

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Custody remand after Ashburton arrest

February 26, 2014 | By More
Custody remand after Ashburton arrest

An Ashburton man who evaded the police for two weeks before his arrest yesterday on five charges, was remanded in custody at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.

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Bus ban for two robbery accused

February 26, 2014 | By More
Bus ban for two robbery accused

A 22-year-old man and a 17-year-old woman allowed bail after their arrest on a charge of robbing a bus driver have been banned from using public transport while on remand.

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