Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Man admits park indecencies

September 23, 2013 | By More
Man admits park indecencies

A 63-year-old man admitted to police that he occasionally masturbated in Hansen Park in Opawa but didn’t mean to offend anyone.

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$426,000 ‘damage spree’ in red zone admitted

September 23, 2013 | By More
$426,000 ‘damage spree’ in red zone admitted

Two young men have admitted breaking into residential red zone properties and causing damage worth more than $426,000.

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Home detention for nine-time drink-driver

September 20, 2013 | By More
Home detention for nine-time drink-driver

A Woodend man has been given a home detention sentence for his ninth drink-driving conviction, but he has lost his licence and his car.

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Guilty pleas end child sex abuse trial

September 16, 2013 | By More
Guilty pleas end child sex abuse trial

Nineteen guilty pleas brought an early end to a child sex abuse trial which a Christchurch District Court judge described as: “As difficult as it gets.”

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Childcare worker admits drug imports

September 13, 2013 | By More
Childcare worker admits drug imports

Suppression of name has been lifted on a 37-year-old childcare worker who has admitted importing the class A drug methamphetamine into New Zealand.

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Burglar praised for escaping crime ring

September 12, 2013 | By More
Burglar praised for escaping crime ring

A judge has praised the last of the Operation Wigram burglars to be sentenced, for getting out of the organised crime ring before the police swooped.

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Yelling in court as gangster jailed over teen’s death

September 10, 2013 | By More
Yelling in court as gangster jailed over teen’s death

Christchurch’s main High Court had to be cleared when yelling broke out as a Mongrel Mobster was jailed for six years nine months over a car chase crash death.

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Community service for selling blackmarket crayfish

September 3, 2013 | By More
Community service for selling blackmarket crayfish

A 36-year-old with a bad criminal record, who sold blackmarket crayfish to Christchurch outlets, has received a community-based sentence in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Firearm sought over shooting has been found

September 2, 2013 | By More
Firearm sought over shooting has been found

The firearm allegedly used in a shooting in Hagley Park has been found, and three people charged over the incident were today remanded for a case review before trial on November 4.

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Man faces further jail term for sex offences

August 23, 2013 | By More
Man faces further jail term for sex offences

Serving prisoner faces more jail time for sex offences.

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