Archive for November, 2014

Alleged drug ‘mule’ remanded in custody

November 29, 2014 | By More
Alleged drug ‘mule’ remanded in custody

A 27-year-old Auckland woman accused of being a drug “mule” – with methamphetamine concealed inside her body – has been remanded in custody after a brief appearance in the Christchurch District Court.

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Judge rejects man’s claim over dog killing

November 28, 2014 | By More
Judge rejects man’s claim over dog killing

A judge has rejected a Christchurch man’s claim that a dog owner wanted him to kill her dog and thanked him after he had stabbed the animal to death.

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More serious charges laid over street brawl

November 27, 2014 | By More
More serious charges laid over street brawl

More serious charges have been laid against young men allegedly involved in a street brawl in Dallington on November 1.

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Bail refused for drugs, firearms accused

November 27, 2014 | By More
Bail refused for drugs, firearms accused

The son of convicted “Black Widow” murder life prisoner Helen Milner, Adam Francis Murray Kearns, has been refused bail on drugs and firearms charges at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Authorities worried about offender’s no-show

November 27, 2014 | By More
Authorities worried about offender’s no-show

A 20-year-old has been missing for days ahead of his sentencing on charge of assaulting a sex worker with intent to rob her and the authorities are worried about him.

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Eight years jail for 21-year Ponzi scheme

November 26, 2014 | By More
Eight years jail for 21-year Ponzi scheme

A 79-year-old lawyer described in court as “a consummate thief and liar” has been jailed for eight years one month after his Ponzi scheme led to losses of $2 million for the people who invested their money.

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Rape victims concerned about trial treatment

November 25, 2014 | By More
Rape victims concerned about trial treatment

A Christchurch man’s two young rape victims have been left with symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder and concerns about their treatment during his jury trial.

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Worries that third robber is still on the loose

November 25, 2014 | By More
Worries that third robber is still on the loose

Two synthetic cannabis robbers have been jailed but a Linwood store owner remains worried that the third robber who confronted him with two knives has never been caught.

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Custody remand over police chase crash

November 25, 2014 | By More
Custody remand over police chase crash

A man charged over an incident in which six people were injured in Yaldhurst Road during a police chase was remanded in custody at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Family tensions lead to jail term

November 24, 2014 | By More
Family tensions lead to jail term

On the eighth attempt at sentencing – a process where family dynamics usually got in the way – a six-month jail term was today imposed on a man convicted of receiving a stolen vehicle worth $40,000 at a car-wrecking business in Yaldhurst.

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