Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Teen admits armed robbery of Templeton dairy

November 10, 2016 | By More
Teen admits armed robbery of Templeton dairy

A teenager has admitted the armed robbery of the Kirk Road dairy in Templeton on September 5.

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Medicines charge denied

November 8, 2016 | By More
Medicines charge denied

A Christchurch man has pleaded not guilty to a charge arising from a police allegation that he used a pre-hospital emergency care certificate to obtain adrenaline.

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North Canterbury chase driver jailed

November 4, 2016 | By More
North Canterbury chase driver jailed

A man has been jailed for three years for a dangerous high-speed chase across North Canterbury in heavy traffic last September while he was trying to hide from police.

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Barrington ram-raid alleged

November 4, 2016 | By More
Barrington ram-raid alleged

A man facing 10 charges, including an alleged ram-raiding of Anderson and Hill sportswear at Barrington Shopping Centre, was denied bail in the Christchurch District Court.

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Three meth accused staying in custody

November 3, 2016 | By More
Three meth accused staying in custody

Three men arrested in a suspected methamphetamine supply ring have been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court.
Michael Heron, a 44-year-old concrete worker with no fixed abode, Riki William Wellington, a 26-year-old builder from Hei Hei, and Luke Samuel Mathers, a 23-year-old security officer from New Brighton were all charged with possession of methamphetamine for supply, and possession of a psychoactive substance for supply.
Heron and Wellington were also charged with unlawful possession of a pistol.
Mathers applied for bail, but the police supplied a written opposition to it, and Judge Brian Callaghan refused the application. Wellington and Heron did not apply for bail and were remanded without plea.
Police said several searches of addresses and vehicles across the city were executed yesterday, and more than 500g of methamphetamine, over $100,000 cash, and a loaded pistol were found, and four cars were seized.
All three men were remanded in custody to a video-link appearance from the Christchurch Men’s Prison on November 24.

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Torture tools laid out for woman

November 2, 2016 | By More
Torture tools laid out for woman

A man who broke into a woman’s home and placed items of torture on a coffee table while waiting for her to arrive, was sentenced to 10 years’ prison, with a non-parole period of five years.

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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 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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