Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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High speed chase admitted

March 31, 2015 | By More
High speed chase admitted

A 25-year-old man admitted reckless driving – sometimes over 100kmh in a 50kmh zone – while evading police in an 18-minute chase through Christchurch in January.

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Jail time mounts up for Post Shop robber

March 25, 2015 | By More
Jail time mounts up for Post Shop robber

A 36-year-old man has had four years added to a current jail term, after admitting the armed robbery of the Phillipstown Post Shop and Pharmacy last October.

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Former jockey jailed on meth-for-supply charge

March 25, 2015 | By More
Former jockey jailed on meth-for-supply charge

A 25-year-old former jockey and stable hand who was once said to be “destroying herself” with drugs, was jailed for three years and two months on a charge of possession of methamphetamine for supply.

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152 cows euthanised on West Coast farm

March 20, 2015 | By More
152 cows euthanised on West Coast farm

A father and son responsible for a Westland cattle farm have been disqualified from owning animals after 152 starving cows had to be euthanised in one of the worst cases that farming officials and veterinarians had seen.

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Tower Junction chase charges admitted

March 20, 2015 | By More
Tower Junction chase charges admitted

The man who led police on a chase that ended in Tower Junction in mid-February pleaded guilty to eight charges in the Christchurch District Court on Thursday.

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Former EQC staffer faces fresh charges

March 19, 2015 | By More
Former EQC staffer faces fresh charges

A woman who “duped” EQC staff when she misused the Commission’s cars, phone, and fuel cards in 2014 has pleaded guilty to new charges of dishonestly obtaining possession of $5000 cash, and stealing a laptop computer.

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Man charged with quake-house arsons

March 19, 2015 | By More
Man charged with quake-house arsons

A 43-year-old man charged with the arson of three earthquake abandoned houses, and one van, was remanded on bail in the Christchurch District Court.

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Street gang fracas described in court

March 18, 2015 | By More
Street gang fracas described in court

A young man caught up in a Dallington street gang conflict was sentenced to home detention on two charges of injuring with intent to injure in the Christchurch District Court.

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New charges for shopping mall chase accused

March 16, 2015 | By More
New charges for shopping mall chase accused

The 30-year-old man arrested on weapon and kidnapping charges after a police chase ending at the Barrington Mall last month, faced three further charges at the Christchurch District Court today.

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Donation boxes targeted by repeat thief

March 13, 2015 | By More
Donation boxes targeted by repeat thief

An offender who repeatedly steals charity donation boxes, tip jars, and cash from tills, has been sentenced to four months home detention and 150 hours community work in the Christchurch District Court.

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