Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Guilty pleas over petrol threat incident

December 9, 2013 | By More
Guilty pleas over petrol threat incident

A man who was tackled by a policeman who prevented him from setting himself alight has admitted two charges at the Christchurch District Court.

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Excavator taken as a dare

December 9, 2013 | By More
Excavator taken as a dare

An 18-year-old drunk-driver who used a pair of scissors to start an excavator for a dare has been told by a judge that he needs to “grow up”.

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Pigs bashed with mallet, court told

December 6, 2013 | By More
Pigs bashed with mallet, court told

A man admitted hitting pigs about the head, neck, and shoulders with a steel mallet, and driving over a pig’s head on his quad bike, at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Home detention for illegal passport sale

December 5, 2013 | By More
Home detention for illegal passport sale

A 35-year-old Chinese man who sold his passport and then reported it missing to the police was sentenced to home detention for 18 weeks.

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Man admits armed hold-ups

December 2, 2013 | By More
Man admits armed hold-ups

A man admitted armed hold-ups of a service station and a liquor store, and demanding cash at another service station, when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today, on his 21st birthday.

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Neighbour accused of burglary claims she was ‘set up’

November 29, 2013 | By More
Neighbour accused of burglary claims she was ‘set up’

A woman accused of burgling a neighbour’s cottage had the property taken from the cottage hidden around her house, Crown prosecutor Karyn South told a jury in the Christchurch District Court.

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Fines for census defaulters

November 27, 2013 | By More
Fines for census defaulters

Fourteen people have been prosecuted for failing to fill in or mutilating their 2013 Census forms.

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Claims of firearms purchases on Facebook

November 26, 2013 | By More
Claims of firearms purchases on Facebook

A 20-year-old who said he had bought six firearms from someone on Facebook was sentenced to a year in prison for unlawfully possession of the guns and their ammunition.

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Sex offender back in jail over secret videos

November 26, 2013 | By More
Sex offender back in jail over secret videos

A sex offender is back in prison serving more of a 12-year term after being convicted of secretly filming an 18-year-old woman in the shower and on the toilet.

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Jail term for fire-lighter

November 20, 2013 | By More
Jail term for fire-lighter

A 49-year-old man with bipolar disorder was sentenced to three years five months prison for lighting five fires in July.

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