Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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90-year-old sentenced on historic sex charge

December 11, 2016 | By More
90-year-old sentenced on historic sex charge

A 90-year-old has been sentenced to three months’ home detention for sex offending dating back up to 53 years on a woman who has died since the complaint was made.

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Laser light points to prison

December 1, 2016 | By More
Laser light points to prison

A Hornby man who endangered passenger aircraft approaching Christchurch Airport by shining a laser pointer has been jailed for 10 weeks.

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Not guilty verdicts in ‘darkweb’ drugs trial

November 30, 2016 | By More
Not guilty verdicts in ‘darkweb’ drugs trial

A jury has accepted a Christchurch man’s claim that someone else must have ordered drugs on the “darkweb” using his computer.

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Yaldhurst shooter claims self defence

November 30, 2016 | By More
Yaldhurst shooter claims self defence

A man who shot his victim in the thigh told the probation report writer that he was acting in self defence, the Christchurch District Court heard today.

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Sword used in taxi confrontation

November 29, 2016 | By More
Sword used in taxi confrontation

A man who ran off without paying his taxi fare and then confronted the driver while holding a sword, was sentenced to community work and supervision in the Christchurch District Court.

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Woman jailed for $355,000 benefit frauds

November 25, 2016 | By More
Woman jailed for $355,000 benefit frauds

A woman who dishonestly received benefits totalling over $355,000 was jailed for more than three years in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Card used soon after street robbery

November 24, 2016 | By More
Card used soon after street robbery

A woman who used a bank card stolen only an hour earlier in a gunpoint street robbery, has been sentenced to two months’ home detention in a residential rehabilitation programme.

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Primary school break-in admitted

November 17, 2016 | By More
Primary school break-in admitted

Two men caught with multi plugs and cords stolen from the music room at Addington Primary School pleaded guilty to charges of burglary in the Christchurch District Court.

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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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