Archive for April, 2018

Jail for samurai sword robbery

April 30, 2018 | By More
Jail for samurai sword robbery

A judge wished a sword-armed robber luck as he began a two-year ten-month jail term for a raid on a West Coast petrol station.

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Smuggled lizards were to be pets

April 27, 2018 | By More
Smuggled lizards were to be pets

A 24-year-old security guard has been sentenced to 18 weeks’ home detention and reparations for trying to bring four lizards into New Zealand from Thailand.

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Years imposed for Mob’s brief prison bashing

April 27, 2018 | By More
Years imposed for Mob’s brief prison bashing

Mongrel Mob members will spend years behind bars for a prison bashing that lasted 38 seconds.

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Organised crime ring guilty pleas

April 27, 2018 | By More
Organised crime ring guilty pleas

A man charged with participating in an organised criminal group involved in burglaries, thefts, and fraud has admitted 23 charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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Gang member carried out arranged robbery

April 27, 2018 | By More
Gang member carried out arranged robbery

A gang member asked by two women to rob an ex-partner of one of them, admitted a robbery charge in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Violation of murder victim alleged

April 27, 2018 | By More
Violation of murder victim alleged

A man charged with the murder of a woman in Merivale last month is also facing charges of sexually violating her and taking her car.

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73 bruises and strangling in 3-hour assault

April 26, 2018 | By More
73 bruises and strangling in 3-hour assault

A woman was left with 73 bruises after a three-hour assault by Justin Matthew McAllister that included strangling her unconscious with a rope.

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Judges move to speed up cases

April 24, 2018 | By More
Judges move to speed up cases

Memo Christchurch offenders: Failing to take your court dates seriously is likely to buy you time in the cells.

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Online cheater jailed

April 20, 2018 | By More
Online cheater jailed

An online cheat was jailed for 19 months on 34 charges of using various internet auction sites to sell mobile phones and a laptop computer which she did not have.

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Custody remand for park attack accused

April 20, 2018 | By More
Custody remand for park attack accused

An 18-year-old who allegedly attacked a woman in Hagley Park last night will stay in custody while a legal aid application is processed.

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