Author Archive: Anne Clarkson

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Jail for assaults on woman at her home

October 2, 2013 | By More
Jail for assaults on woman at her home

A 33-year-old man who assaulted a woman twice, bound her hands with duct tape, wrapped her face in cling-wrap, and punched her on both sides of her face has gone to jail for 31 months.

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Woman bashed with cricket bat

September 26, 2013 | By More
Woman bashed with cricket bat

A 20-year-old man was jailed for eight months for 22 charges, including knocking a woman unconscious with a cricket bat.

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‘I was hungry’ says trumpet thief

September 26, 2013 | By More
‘I was hungry’ says trumpet thief

A man has apologised for stealing musical instruments from an Army Band musician at the Anzac Day dawn service, and told the owner he did it because he was hungry.

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Third red zone raider admits charges

September 24, 2013 | By More
Third red zone raider admits charges

The third young man who raided and smashed residential red zone properties in the east of Christchurch pleaded guilty to twelve charges today.

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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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