Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Bedroom confusion cited in indecency trial

July 4, 2017 | By More
Bedroom confusion cited in indecency trial

A man says a party ended with a drunken confusion of bedrooms which led to him being charged with groping a woman as she slept.

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Two in jail from slick ram-raid

July 2, 2017 | By More
Two in jail from slick ram-raid

It was a well planned and slickly executed ram raid that netted $50,000 goods from a Christchurch sports store in just three minutes.

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Woman jailed for threats after Tinder date

June 29, 2017 | By More
Woman jailed for threats after Tinder date

A woman who began texting death threats after a Tinder date has been jailed for eight months.

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Meth-fuelled taser-armed raider jailed

June 28, 2017 | By More
Meth-fuelled taser-armed raider jailed

A taser-wielding dairy raider – caught when the Opawa dairy owner and his wife fought back – can look forward to release from prison probably in 2021.

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Court hears of spiral into drug use and rape

June 28, 2017 | By More
Court hears of spiral into drug use and rape

A man who raped a drunk 15-year-old girl in a Linwood street found his life spiralled out of control and into drug use after his father was killed in a case that became a one-punch manslaughter.

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Prison treatment recommendation for sex offender

June 28, 2017 | By More
Prison treatment recommendation for sex offender

A 21-year-old sex offender with “complex psychological needs” has been sent to prison because the treatment options are limited.

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Charges over Queenstown mall melee

June 26, 2017 | By More
Charges over Queenstown mall melee

A 24-year-old Christchurch man must pay $3000 to two rivals he bashed unconscious with one punch each in an all-in New Year brawl at a Queenstown mall.

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Alleged burglar-caught-on-film denies charge

June 26, 2017 | By More
Alleged burglar-caught-on-film denies charge

A man allegedly filmed by the householder after burgling an Avonhead property has pleaded not guilty and chosen to have a jury trial.

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Teen car chase accused in custody

June 26, 2017 | By More
Teen car chase accused in custody

A 19-year old man has been remanded in custody after a cross-city police chase at the weekend.

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Custody remand for ram-raid accused

June 26, 2017 | By More
Custody remand for ram-raid accused

A 17-year-old is being held in custody after his arrest for a Waikuku ram-raid that became a snack attack.

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