Archive for October, 2016

The accidental dog-napping

October 31, 2016 | By More
The accidental dog-napping

A man who drove away from a service station in a stolen car with a dog inside, pleaded guilty to unlawfully getting into a car in the Christchurch District Court.

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Community Magistrates begin Christchurch sittings

October 31, 2016 | By More
Community Magistrates begin Christchurch sittings

Community Magistrates have begun sitting in Christchurch for the first time.

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New homes for Buddy and his cruel owner

October 28, 2016 | By More
New homes for Buddy and his cruel owner

Both Buddy the Labrador puppy and the cruel owner who beat him now have new homes.

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Community sentence for threats and Facebook offending

October 27, 2016 | By More
Community sentence for threats and Facebook offending

A 23-year-old man who threatened to set fire to a woman’s house, and used Facebook to send her brother a nude photo of her, was sentenced to supervision and community work.

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Visit to shopping mall leads to jail term

October 27, 2016 | By More
Visit to shopping mall leads to jail term

Duane Charles Brendon Paul Burgess, of Sydenham, was subject to an ESO issued by the courts in May 2013 for repeat sexual offending.

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50 years’ jail time for Mob members

October 27, 2016 | By More
50 years’ jail time for Mob members

Jail time totalling half a century has been imposed on Mongrel Mob gang members and associates for the kidnapping and bashing of gang rival Dawson Reihana.

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Dad warned children may see him as ‘terrorist’

October 26, 2016 | By More
Dad warned children may see him as ‘terrorist’

Father-of-two David James McBain has been warned his children may see him as “a terrorist” because of his history of violence.

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12-year jail term for repeat sex attacker

October 26, 2016 | By More
12-year jail term for repeat sex attacker

A Commonwealth Games wrestler was called “a nasty, evil man” by the woman he raped in 1994 before he was imprisoned for 12 years 9 months.

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Woman convicted of 1992 toddler death admits assault

October 25, 2016 | By More
Woman convicted of 1992 toddler death admits assault

Tania Gaye Hopping, convicted of manslaughter over the child abuse death of toddler Delcelia Witika in 1992, has admitted a Christchurch assault and had to stay in custody until she agreed to speak to the judge.

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