Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Man has no memory of random assault

July 30, 2014 | By More
Man has no memory of random assault

A 22-year-old man says he has no memory of walking up to a car in Marshland Road, shouting “Boo”, and punching a stranger in the face through an open window.
Danny James Cruickshank then wandered off along the middle of the road where cars had to veer to avoid hitting him, the Christchurch District Court was told today.
Defence counsel Kiran Paima said Cruickshank was diabetic and had not taken his medication. He was drunk, and could not remember the incident where he also resisted the police when they arrested him.
Judge Tony Couch sentenced him on one assault charge and one resisting police charge.
The victim told police Cruickshank yelled “Boo” at him, and punched him in the face with a closed fist. He got a bleeding nose but was otherwise unhurt.
Judge Couch said Cruickshank punched a complete stranger in the face for no reason, and sentenced Cruickshank to 100 hours community work and ordered a reparation payment of $300 to his victim.

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Bus driver bashed unconscious

July 25, 2014 | By More
Bus driver bashed unconscious

A 17-year-old has been jailed for her part in an incident in which a bus driver at New Brighton was beaten unconscious.

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Sentencing for possession of improvised shotgun

July 22, 2014 | By More
Sentencing for possession of improvised shotgun

A Kaiapoi man found with an improvised firearm and medical gear stolen from a midwife’s car has been given a sentence of community detention and intensive supervision.

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Gun held to head in robbery

July 18, 2014 | By More
Gun held to head in robbery

A 23-year-old man has admitted holding a pistol to his victim’s head as he took $450 out of his pocket.

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Teen admits armed robbery attempt

July 7, 2014 | By More
Teen admits armed robbery attempt

A New Brighton youth admitted he travelled by taxi for an attempt to rob a dairy while armed with a .22 pistol, in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Receiving charges laid in boat burglary case

July 3, 2014 | By More
Receiving charges laid in boat burglary case

Three fresh charges of receiving stolen property have been laid against a man who is already in custody on six charges of burgling boats in Picton.

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Psychological report ordered in prowling case

July 1, 2014 | By More
Psychological report ordered in prowling case

A Northcote man who had admitted charges of prowling around a woman’s property twice, had his sentencing adjourned so that a psychological report could be prepared for the court.

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Woman to stay in custody on child assault charge

June 25, 2014 | By More
Woman to stay in custody on child assault charge

A woman charged with assault on a child and disorderly behaviour has been denied bail and remanded in custody for a case review hearing.

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Youth held in custody over pistol charge

June 16, 2014 | By More
Youth held in custody over pistol charge

A 19-year-old who allegedly used a pistol intending to rob a dairy in New Brighton was remanded in custody to July 7, in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Rebuild workers’ vehicles targeted to fund addiction

June 11, 2014 | By More
Rebuild workers’ vehicles targeted to fund addiction

A 30-year-old man who targeted rebuild workers’ vehicles while they were parked overnight was sentenced to prison in the Christchurch District Court today.

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