Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Man jailed for ‘exploitive’ attempt at sex

March 19, 2014 | By More
Man jailed for ‘exploitive’ attempt at sex

The family of a brain-injured woman has refused an offer of money from the man who has been jailed for trying to have sex with her.

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Cannabis growing venture went up in flames

March 17, 2014 | By More
Cannabis growing venture went up in flames

An Oxford man is sorry and embarrassed about the public humiliation that his cannabis growing efforts have brought for himself and his family.

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Career burglar back in jail

March 17, 2014 | By More
Career burglar back in jail

A biking burglar who isn’t slowing down at age 59 has been given his 19th jail sentence.

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Father-of-two admits drugs charges

March 14, 2014 | By More
Father-of-two admits drugs charges

A Christchurch father-of-two has been told not to have “unrealistic expectations” about a possible home detention sentence after pleading guilty to 16 charges arising from the police’s Operation Nebraska nationwide investigation.

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Bail granted on cocaine charge

March 13, 2014 | By More
Bail granted on cocaine charge

Bail has been granted under strict conditions to a Brazilian man arrested in Christchurch and charged with possession of cocaine for supply.

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Traffic ‘chicken’ held in custody

March 13, 2014 | By More
Traffic ‘chicken’ held in custody

A man who got drunk and played “chicken” in the traffic has ended up in custody for his own safety.

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4-year 3-month jail term for $1.1m theft

March 13, 2014 | By More
4-year 3-month jail term for $1.1m theft

Investigators can find little trace of $1,142,280 embezzled from her employers by a Christchurch woman with a gambling addiction.

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Woman carried out robbery to prevent suicide

March 13, 2014 | By More
Woman carried out robbery to prevent suicide

Deeply troubled and hearing voices, a 27-year-old Christchurch woman decided her best option to keep herself safe was to get locked up for a dairy robbery.

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Six-year jail term for wife’s ‘moment of madness’

March 13, 2014 | By More
Six-year jail term for wife’s ‘moment of madness’

Lucille Sarah Scollay has been jailed for six years for manslaughter for stabbing her husband to death in a “moment of madness” when their 20-year marriage reached breaking point. [Full Report]

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Vet nurse admits false drugs order

March 12, 2014 | By More
Vet nurse admits false drugs order

A woman who ordered three types of controlled drugs from a pharmaceutical supplier after resigning her job as a veterinary nurse has been put on supervision to deal with her drug dependency.

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