Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Police oppose bail over shotgun incident

July 14, 2014 | By More
Police oppose bail over shotgun incident

Police opposed bail for three men charged over a shotgun incident in Rawhiti Domain, New Brighton, last night, and a Christchurch District Court judge has remanded two of them in custody.

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Extracted fish and chip shop burglar admits charge

July 14, 2014 | By More
Extracted fish and chip shop burglar admits charge

A teen burglar who got stuck inside an extraction vent may face a hefty bill for the damage he caused to the fish and chip shop.

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Man urged to get himself free of drug ‘devil’

July 13, 2014 | By More
Man urged to get himself free of drug ‘devil’

A Rangiora man with a longtime drug habit has been told he owes it to his children to free himself from the “devil” of drug abuse.

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‘Sticky’ Glue slips away

July 11, 2014 | By More
‘Sticky’ Glue slips away

Raconteur, actor, and a criminal lawyer Mervyn “Sticky” Glue was remembered with a special memorial court sitting where High Court and District Court judges lined up side by side.

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Guilty pleas over domestic stabbing incident

July 11, 2014 | By More
Guilty pleas over domestic stabbing incident

A woman has indicated guilty pleas over an Edgeware stabbing incident which caused injuries to a man and the child he was holding at the time.

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Crown to seek preventive detention for teen who admits rapes

July 11, 2014 | By More
Crown to seek preventive detention for teen who admits rapes

The Crown will seek an open-ended prison term for an 18-year-old who has admitted two rapes.

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Information on robber sought

July 10, 2014 | By More
Information on robber sought

Police are appealing for information from the public to identify an armed man who held up a Papanui dairy on Tuesday evening, July 8.

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Court hears of ‘deals’ for sex with boys

July 10, 2014 | By More
Court hears of ‘deals’ for sex with boys

A 41-year-old father-of-three has been handed an eight-year jail term for sex offending with four adolescent boys that involved “deals” involving money or a scooter, or plying them with alcohol and cannabis.

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Jail imposed in drugs and firearm case

July 9, 2014 | By More
Jail imposed in drugs and firearm case

A judge pondered why so many people caught with drugs also have firearms – for the purpose of shooting rabbits, pigeons or other wildlife, they claim.

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Quotes of the week: Nothing synthetic about cannabis concerns

July 9, 2014 | By More
Quotes of the week: Nothing synthetic about cannabis concerns

Judge David Saunders, to an offender who had appeared unstable at court, and had been held in custody overnight to dry out: “I suggest you stay away from the synthetic cannabis. We know from what we have seen on a regular basis in the court, the unpredictable and angry behaviour that occurs when people are under the influence of that substance.”

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