Archive for April, 2016

Judge sees incident as ‘domestic terrorism’

April 18, 2016 | By More
Judge sees incident as ‘domestic terrorism’

A Christchurch man has been jailed for two years ten months for an incident the judge described as “domestic terrorism”.

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Jail for touching sleeping women

April 18, 2016 | By More
Jail for touching sleeping women

A 24-year-old who touched sleeping women after sneaking into their rooms was jailed for nearly five years.

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Police on notice over alleged scammer prosecution

April 18, 2016 | By More
Police on notice over alleged scammer prosecution

Police have been put on notice to make faster progress in their prosecution of one of the people charged over a series of bank card scams involving elderly victims.

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Drink-driver hits the big time

April 15, 2016 | By More
Drink-driver hits the big time

A determined drink-driver did not bother applying for bail after crashing in Brougham Street with a stratospheric alcohol level of 1623mcg.

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Rape of girls alleged

April 15, 2016 | By More
Rape of girls alleged

A Christchurch man facing three rape charges has been granted a remand on bail with interim name suppression at the Christchurch District Court.

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Further deception charge laid against Kim Barwell

April 14, 2016 | By More
Further deception charge laid against Kim Barwell

A charge of deceiving a woman out of $220 has been laid against a Christchurch man already facing 65 dishonesty charges.

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$2m damage from fire lighter, court told

April 13, 2016 | By More
$2m damage from fire lighter, court told

The diagnosed pyromanic who caused $2 million of damage when he burnt down Image Vault has spoken of his enjoyment of the beauty of fires.

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Families speak of devastation from fatal crash

April 13, 2016 | By More
Families speak of devastation from fatal crash

Two families have spoken of their devastation after men were killed in a high speed motorway crash when their vehicle was shunted from behind by an out-of-control car with a driver having a seizure at the wheel.

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Man admits receiving burgled goods

April 13, 2016 | By More
Man admits receiving burgled goods

A 38-year-old Linwood man has admitted receiving property stolen from a Phillipstown outdoor equipment business that was burgled in December and again in January.

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Dealer was selling party pills instead of Ecstasy

April 12, 2016 | By More
Dealer was selling party pills instead of Ecstasy

A street-level drug dealer offering to supply Ecstasy was actually selling party pills, the High Court at Christchurch was told at his sentencing.

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