North Canterbury man remanded on receiving, gun charges

July 23, 2014 | By More

Court House-Sept-2013-08A 34-year-old Balcairn man has been granted a registrar’s remand without plea on charges of receiving stolen property, possession of cannabis for supply, and unlawful possession of a shotgun.

Justin Tiaki Fisher, a shearer, faces three charges of receiving property by being reckless about whether it had been stolen.

The items listed by the police are truck wheels, a television, vacuum cleaner, hedgetrimmer, clothing, sleeping bags, and a blue kayak, with a total value of $1600.

He is charged with unlawful possession of a Winchester 12 gauge shotgun at Amberley on July 17, cultivating cannabis at Amberley, and possession of cannabis for supply.

Fisher was granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court today. He was remanded on bail, without plea, to get legal advice and appear again at the court on August 13.

Fisher’s arrest followed three property searches under warrants by armed police on July 17, after what police said was a spate of burglaries in North Canterbury in recent weeks.

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