Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Dealer admits receiving stolen cars

August 30, 2013 | By More
Dealer admits receiving stolen cars

Scrap metal yard director Dean Raymond Crosbie has entered immediate guilty pleas to 13 charges after police searched his business in Rolleston early this month.   When interviewed about receiving stolen cars and parts, Crosbie told police: “I take people at face value.” He admitted he sometimes thought the purchases were “too good to be […]

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Jury can sympathise over repeated thefts, says Crown

August 23, 2013 | By More
Jury can sympathise over repeated thefts, says Crown

Crown says jury can sympathise over repeated thefts from Kaiapoi business. David Clemence kidnap, bashing trial, Day 4.

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Drug importation over a year alleged

August 23, 2013 | By More
Drug importation over a year alleged

Child care worker faces additional drug importation charge.

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Charges reduced in kidnap, bashing trial

August 22, 2013 | By More
Charges reduced in kidnap, bashing trial

Charges reduced on fourth day of David Clemence kidnap, bashing trial.

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Thieves beaten, tied, and thrown in river, Crown alleges

August 20, 2013 | By More
Thieves beaten, tied, and thrown in river, Crown alleges

Crown prosecutor says defendant was “on a mission” to recover tools stolen from his company in previous raids.

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Businessman denies kidnap, assault charges

August 19, 2013 | By More
Businessman denies kidnap, assault charges

David Clemence denies 18 charges including kidnapping and assault.

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Court to consider ‘backside kick’ that went wrong

August 16, 2013 | By More
Court to consider ‘backside kick’ that went wrong

The court will consider next week what happened in detail when a backside kick administered at an end-of-year function accidentally struck a man’s testicles and caused real damage.

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Long jail term for years of rape of girl

August 16, 2013 | By More
Long jail term for years of rape of girl

A man who raped his stepdaughter up to three times a week for more than four years from the time she was 11, has been jailed for 16 years 3 months.

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Public indecencies alleged

August 16, 2013 | By More
Public indecencies alleged

A 63-year-old man facing two charges of doing an indecent act in an Opawa Park has been granted a registrar’s remand for three weeks to arrange legal advice.

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December date for murder trial

August 16, 2013 | By More
December date for murder trial

A woman’s murder trial delayed this month because of the illness of her defence counsel has now been set for December 2.

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