Author Archive: David Clarkson

rss feed

Cannabis ‘researcher’ avoids jail term

January 16, 2018 | By More
Cannabis ‘researcher’ avoids jail term

A drug “researcher” whose suburban growing operation could have produced an estimated $109,000 of cannabis a year has avoided a jail term at his Christchurch District Court sentencing.

Read More

Wall art at hostel leads to arrest

January 16, 2018 | By More
Wall art at hostel leads to arrest

A 35-year-old man’s “beautification” efforts at a Christchurch backpacker hostel were not appreciated. The repair bill is $500.

Read More

Hefty driving ban for third police pursuit

January 15, 2018 | By More
Hefty driving ban for third police pursuit

A Kaiapoi man can’t drive again until 2021 after leading police on his third pursuit, after his sentencing in the Christchurch District Court today.

Read More

Man in custody on medal burglary charge

January 11, 2018 | By More
Man in custody on medal burglary charge

A man alleged to have stolen a priceless and historic war medal in the burglary of a Redwood house, faced a total of 15 charges when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.

Read More

Painful carpark encounter

January 9, 2018 | By More
Painful carpark encounter

The driver was 80 years old. The victim was aged 70. The crash was an odd, low velocity affair.

Read More

Custody remand on pitchfork assault charge

December 19, 2017 | By More
Custody remand on pitchfork assault charge

A Burnham man has been charged with assaulting a woman by using a pitchfork as a weapon.

Read More

‘Vigilante justice’ warning from judge

December 15, 2017 | By More
‘Vigilante justice’ warning from judge

A judge issued a warning about “vigilante justice” after two brothers from a small migrant community admitted kidnapping and assault charges over a schoolyard bullying incident.

Read More

Extra sentence for high risk offender

December 15, 2017 | By More
Extra sentence for high risk offender

A 54-year-old man still assessed as a high risk of violent and sexual offending after doing the Kia Marama programme twice, has been sent back to jail for another long term.

Read More

Five-year term for baby’s manslaughter

December 15, 2017 | By More
Five-year term for baby’s manslaughter

Babysitter Shayal Upashna Sami has been jailed for five years for the manslaughter of a toddler in her care.

Read More

Christmas voices at Justice Precinct

December 15, 2017 | By More
Christmas voices at Justice Precinct

For a little while, Christmas carols replaced the sound of the public address system summoning people into the Justice Precinct’s various courts.

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest