Archive for March, 2015

A glitch in the paper trail

March 31, 2015 | By More
A glitch in the paper trail

The flow of proceedings in Christchurch’s main police court pauses, because the judge is missing some of the weaponry in that courtroom’s constant paper war.

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Firearm charge admitted after police raids

March 31, 2015 | By More
Firearm charge admitted after police raids

A Kaiapoi man has admitted unlawful possession of a shotgun after a series of police raids in Canterbury early this month.

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Homicide inquiry after death at Christchurch Prison

March 31, 2015 | By More
Homicide inquiry after death at Christchurch Prison

Canterbury Police can confirm that the investigation into a serious assault of a sentenced prisoner at Christchurch Men’s Prison on March 25 has been elevated into a homicide investigation.

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High speed chase admitted

March 31, 2015 | By More
High speed chase admitted

A 25-year-old man admitted reckless driving – sometimes over 100kmh in a 50kmh zone – while evading police in an 18-minute chase through Christchurch in January.

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Assault charge laid against burglary accused

March 31, 2015 | By More
Assault charge laid against burglary accused

A more serious charge of aggravated assault has been laid against a man charged over an alleged violent getaway from a Fendalton burglary last week.

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Investigation into sex allegations against driver

March 30, 2015 | By More
Investigation into sex allegations against driver

Police inquiries are continuing into allegations of sexual conduct involving a former Christchurch bus driver.

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Snapchat threats lead to jail term

March 30, 2015 | By More
Snapchat threats lead to jail term

A Christchurch man used the mobile app Snapchat to send his ex-partner a video of him holding a shotgun after making threats to kill.

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Police claim holiday paid for with stolen money

March 27, 2015 | By More
Police claim holiday paid for with stolen money

Police opposed allowing a man to go on holiday after he admitted thefts from his employer, saying they believed the Australian break was paid for with stolen money.

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‘Chop shop’ charges admitted

March 27, 2015 | By More
‘Chop shop’ charges admitted

A Pines Beach man has admitted receiving charges over what was described last year as a stolen vehicle “chop shop” at Woodend.

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Serious drug charge laid after speeding stop

March 27, 2015 | By More
Serious drug charge laid after speeding stop

Police have laid a more serious drugs charge against a man already being held in custody on drugs and firearm charges.

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