Archive for April, 2016

Insanity finding after strange incident

April 22, 2016 | By More
Insanity finding after strange incident

A man arrested after he tried to hit a police dog, poke its eyes, and break its legs, has been found not guilty of four charges on grounds of insanity.

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Prison murder trial delayed to June

April 22, 2016 | By More
Prison murder trial delayed to June

The High Court trial of three men charged with the prison-cell murder of Benton Marni Parata has been delayed for seven weeks.

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Bike thief cops the wrong judge

April 22, 2016 | By More
Bike thief cops the wrong judge

A 26-year-old man was unlucky that a no-nonsense visiting judge in the Christchurch District Court knew him well from the court in New Plymouth.

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Three deny armed robbery charges

April 21, 2016 | By More
Three deny armed robbery charges

Three people charged with aggravated robbery after an alleged armed home invasion at Springston last month have denied the charge.

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59 dishonesty charges denied

April 21, 2016 | By More
59 dishonesty charges denied

A 50-year-old Redwood man denies 59 charges of obtaining money by deception from an 82-year-old pensioner who allegedly provided him with “cash loans” totalling $90,790.

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Man set fire to drilling rig

April 20, 2016 | By More
Man set fire to drilling rig

A 25-year-old man’s Akaroa arson that destroyed a $350,000 drilling machine was meant to be a money-making scheme.

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West Coast man photographed his cannabis harvest

April 20, 2016 | By More
West Coast man photographed his cannabis harvest

A West Coast man has agreed to hand over part of his property next to the Buller River, as well as his jetboat, trailer, and Harley-Davidson motorcycle after cannabis convictions.

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No detective work required

April 20, 2016 | By More
No detective work required

Dogged legwork by a crack team of detectives was not needed to solve The Case of the Bare-Faced Fraudster.

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Bail refused for youth facing murder charge

April 19, 2016 | By More
Bail refused for youth facing murder charge

An application for release on electronically monitored bail has been refused for a 17-year-old youth charged with the murder of an 87-year-old man in Upper Riccarton last August.

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Road-rage incident drivers may meet

April 18, 2016 | By More
Road-rage incident drivers may meet

A driver involved in an ugly road-rage incident in Riccarton may offer an apology at a restorative justice meeting.

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