Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Arrest after seven months hiding from police

May 15, 2017 | By More
Arrest after seven months hiding from police

A man who has allegedly been on the run from police since October has been arrested on charges of kidnapping, serious assault, and threatening to kill.

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Screwdriver robbery accused stays in custody

May 12, 2017 | By More
Screwdriver robbery accused stays in custody

No bail was sought for a 23-year-old Leeston man who was allegedly caught on camera using a large screwdriver to rob an Islington service station.

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Rifle accidentally fired

May 12, 2017 | By More
Rifle accidentally fired

A Kaiapoi man who accidentally fired a rifle in the carpark of Gun City was left shaken – and so was the owner of the car he shot.

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More charges likely against armed robbery accused

May 11, 2017 | By More
More charges likely against armed robbery accused

Police say more charges are likely against an Ilam man who is now accused of robbing two Canterbury pubs, and a double shooting at Rolleston.

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High-flyer’s illegal drugs business ends in jail

May 10, 2017 | By More
High-flyer’s illegal drugs business ends in jail

Joshua Francis Townshend’s high-flying lifestyle has come crashing down.

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Jail for retirement home burglary

May 10, 2017 | By More
Jail for retirement home burglary

A 42-year-old woman who stole jewellery from an elderly woman’s unit at a retirement village has been jailed for three years.

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Convicted thief must declare assets

May 10, 2017 | By More
Convicted thief must declare assets

A woman has five days to declare all her assets – including any she may have disposed of – ahead of a sentencing next month on charges of stealing $133,000 from a Christchurch rebuild firm.

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Dairy raider faces long jail term

May 10, 2017 | By More
Dairy raider faces long jail term

A 25-year-old faces serving all of the jail term he gets for an armed dairy raid where the owner and his wife fought back.

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Young driver admits causing three deaths

May 9, 2017 | By More
Young driver admits causing three deaths

A 14-year-old unlicensed driver has admitted causing the deaths of three teenagers through his dangerous driving near Leeston on Boxing Day.

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Fraudster’s victims will be repaid

May 9, 2017 | By More
Fraudster’s victims will be repaid

The victims of convicted fraudster Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith will get their money back, but her sentencing has been delayed another month.

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