Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Night visits not quiet affairs

September 19, 2013 | By More
Night visits not quiet affairs

This appears to be why the police are reluctant to accept that people just don’t notice when they make nocturnal bail checks to ensure that people are at home as required.

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Man to defend charges over stolen vehicles

September 19, 2013 | By More
Man to defend charges over stolen vehicles

A man facing charges over an alleged stolen car “chop shop” has indicated he will plead not guilty.

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Trial hears of robbery victims’ ‘resistance’

September 19, 2013 | By More
Trial hears of robbery victims’ ‘resistance’

Small episodes of bravery and resistance among bar patrons and staff in the face of masked and armed raiders emerged from the evidence in the Sideline Bar robbery trial.

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‘Pillow case burglar’ goes to jail

September 19, 2013 | By More
‘Pillow case burglar’ goes to jail

Christchurch’s “pillow case” burglar has been jailed for five years for a series of raids on quake-abandoned houses.

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Crown cites links in pub robbery trial

September 18, 2013 | By More
Crown cites links in pub robbery trial

Armed men who robbed the Sideline Bar left behind a palm print when they climbed over a wall, and a false car number plate that apparently fell off in the carpark, says the Crown.

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Custody remand for second Rangiora murder accused

September 18, 2013 | By More
Custody remand for second Rangiora murder accused

A 39-year-old man has been remanded in custody to the High Court on a charge of murdering Rangiora man Tony John Lochhead on Friday.

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Second man arrested for Rangiora killing

September 17, 2013 | By More
Second man arrested for Rangiora killing

Christchurch Police have arrested a second man in connection with the murder of Tony John Lochhead in Rangiora last Friday.

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‘No crimes were committed’

September 17, 2013 | By More
‘No crimes were committed’

Judge’s moving house comment keeps work at the Court House in perspective.

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Fisherman sold blackmarket crayfish

September 16, 2013 | By More
Fisherman sold blackmarket crayfish

A fisherman who fell in with sharks – loan sharks – has been sentenced for his unlawful efforts to solve his financial problems.

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Robbery alleged in Rangiora killing

September 16, 2013 | By More
Robbery alleged in Rangiora killing

Police allege robbery was behind a killing in Rangiora at the weekend.

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