Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Judge finds that man imported 6kg of cocaine

February 23, 2017 | By More
Judge finds that man imported 6kg of cocaine

A judge has ruled that a Christchurch man imported 6kg of the class A drug cocaine into New Zealand.

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Knife-point robbery of book shop admitted

February 23, 2017 | By More
Knife-point robbery of book shop admitted

A St Albans man has admitted the remarkable $42 armed robbery of a second-hand bookshop, but disputes the facts about the knife-point hold-up.

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Woman thought mail thefts were ‘funny’

February 22, 2017 | By More
Woman thought mail thefts were ‘funny’

An unemployed 34-year-old Christchurch woman has been granted name suppression after admitting stealing mail from 104 letterboxes across Canterbury.

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Online predator jailed for six years

February 22, 2017 | By More
Online predator jailed for six years

Online sex predator Christopher Lance Keenan has gone to jail for six years after admitting offences involving seven girl victims – the youngest just 13.

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Crime spree guilty pleas

February 21, 2017 | By More
Crime spree guilty pleas

David Ronald Cribb’s drug-fuelled victimisation of Halswell residents has ended in spectacular fashion with 43 guilty pleas at the Christchurch District Court.

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Victims of office theft repaid by firm

February 20, 2017 | By More
Victims of office theft repaid by firm

Perpetual Guardian says none of its clients have been left out-of-pocket after thefts by a former client manager at its Christchurch branch.

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Scam accused back in court

February 20, 2017 | By More
Scam accused back in court

A Hei Hei man already facing trial on fraud charges has been arrested again on five more similar charges.

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Years later, authorities were on watch for shoplifter

February 18, 2017 | By More
Years later, authorities were on watch for shoplifter

In 2014, a young Christchurch woman took the police’s diversion scheme too literally, and diverted herself to Australia.

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Staff member ripped off elderly clients

February 17, 2017 | By More
Staff member ripped off elderly clients

A 44-year-old man has apologised to everyone as he begins a home detention term for ripping off elderly clients at the estate management company where he worked.

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Scuffle in court as pizza robbery accused appears

February 17, 2017 | By More
Scuffle in court as pizza robbery accused appears

A man charged with the violent armed robbery of a pizza outlet on Monday night abused the judge and scuffled with police escort staff at his court appearance.

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