Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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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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Armed robbery accused remanded in custody

November 11, 2013 | By More
Armed robbery accused remanded in custody

A 20-year-old man charged with two armed hold-ups of service stations, and a charge of demanding cash with intent to steal it, was remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court today.

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Woman burglar, arsonist collapses at sentencing

November 6, 2013 | By More
Woman burglar, arsonist collapses at sentencing

A woman sentenced to three years two months prison called out apologies to her family as she was led to the cells, collapsed in the hallway, then sobbed as she was helped to leave court.

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Red zone offenders ‘must expect jail’

November 4, 2013 | By More
Red zone offenders ‘must expect jail’

A 30-year-old red zone burglar was sentenced to nine months prison and refused home detention in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Sex offender faces jail terms totalling 12 years

November 1, 2013 | By More
Sex offender faces jail terms totalling 12 years

A man who admitted more child sex charges while a serving prisoner for similar offending was sentenced to an overall 12-year prison sentence in the Christchurch District Court today.

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