Archive for September, 2016

Heavily pregnant fraudster jailed

September 29, 2016 | By More
Heavily pregnant fraudster jailed

A heavily pregnant woman was taken straight back to hospital by Corrections staff, after being sentenced to nineteen months’ prison for $9188 of dishonesty offending.

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Laser-pointer offender caught in the street

September 29, 2016 | By More
Laser-pointer offender caught in the street

Laser-pointer offender Tane Hemopo, who had disappeared rather than face his sentencing at court, has been caught walking along Colombo Street.

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Family tells of failing young offender

September 28, 2016 | By More
Family tells of failing young offender

The family of a youth jailed in the Christchurch District Court for kidnapping and aggravated robbery, told Judge David Saunders that they had failed him.

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Jail for drink-driver’s Redcliffs crash

September 28, 2016 | By More
Jail for drink-driver’s Redcliffs crash

Four-time drink-driver Sarah Jane Arrow, who crashed into walkers near Redcliffs sending two crashing onto rocks below the roadway, has been jailed for two years six months.

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Laser pointer offender gone from sight

September 28, 2016 | By More
Laser pointer offender gone from sight

A 39-year-old Hornby man who admitted shining a laser pointer at two aircraft approaching Christchurch Airport has gone to ground rather than face his sentencing at court.

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Injuring baby denied

September 28, 2016 | By More
Injuring baby denied

A man charged with causing grievous bodily harm to a baby has pleaded not guilty to eight charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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Secrecy issues end robbery trial

September 27, 2016 | By More
Secrecy issues end robbery trial

Secrecy issues have apparently forced the Crown to drop a robbery prosecution against the man who was the victim in the Mongrel Mob kidnapping and bashing trial in Christchurch last month.

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Pair admit planning $12,000 robbery

September 23, 2016 | By More
Pair admit planning $12,000 robbery

Two people admitted conspiring to rob an unknown person of $12,000 cash in the Christchurch District Court today.

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French visitor admits sleeping bag theft

September 23, 2016 | By More
French visitor admits sleeping bag theft

Fractious Frenchman Cedric Claude Rene Rault-Verpre has now pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a sleeping bag in Auckland, days after admitting damaging a West Coast road sign.

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Rehab programme for ‘incredibly dangerous driving’

September 22, 2016 | By More
Rehab programme for ‘incredibly dangerous driving’

A man has been sentenced to six month’s home detention at Odyssey House for “incredibly dangerous reckless driving”, after a high speed police chase across town in January.

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