Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Delay for preventive detention decision in double rape case

July 2, 2014 | By More
Delay for preventive detention decision in double rape case

A nine-day delay has been imposed while the Crown considers whether an open-ended term of preventive detention should be sought for a 19-year-old who has admitted two rapes.

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Goldlocks found third couch ‘just right’

July 2, 2014 | By More
Goldlocks found third couch ‘just right’

A Goldilocks intruder in a Riccarton house drank the household booze and was then found asleep on the couch.

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Masseur denies indecent touching of woman client

July 1, 2014 | By More
Masseur denies indecent touching of woman client

A masseur accused of slipping a finger inside a woman’s underpants during a massage session has gone on trial on two charges of indecent assault in the Christchurch District Court.

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On-line Lothario jailed for scamming women

July 1, 2014 | By More
On-line Lothario jailed for scamming women

A man described by police as an internet predator promised marriage or a long term relationship to three women he scammed after meeting them through an on-line dating site.

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Bail allowed on gang house assault charge

June 30, 2014 | By More
Bail allowed on gang house assault charge

Police did not oppose bail for a man charged over an alleged assault on a woman at known gang pad in Northcote at the weekend.

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Stalker with crush threatened to murder his victim

June 27, 2014 | By More
Stalker with crush threatened to murder his victim

After four years of stalking a woman, a 38-year-old man has now been convicted of threatening to abduct her, make her suffer, and then murder her by cutting her throat with a craft knife.

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Further remand for ex-EQC staffer

June 27, 2014 | By More
Further remand for ex-EQC staffer

Former EQC staff member Epenesa Valavala has been further remanded without plea on charges of misusing three of her employer’s cars and dishonestly using a fuel card.

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Evidence ‘overwhelming’ in false claims case, says judge

June 26, 2014 | By More
Evidence ‘overwhelming’ in false claims case, says judge

Evidence was overwhelming against a Christchurch landlord, said the judge who today convicted her of 34 fraud charges involving false claims to EQC for emergency quake repairs.

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Diary shows teen getting back on track

June 26, 2014 | By More
Diary shows teen getting back on track

Problem teen Benjamin Thomas Tapper-Norris has got a pat on the back from a judge after finally doing what he’s told for his intensive supervision sentence, and also for keeping a diary.

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Date set for cocaine sentencing

June 26, 2014 | By More
Date set for cocaine sentencing

A date in Christchurch has been set for the sentencing of a Brazilian man who has admitted possession of cocaine for supply.

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