Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Apologetic ram raider gets a chance at rehab

August 17, 2017 | By More
Apologetic ram raider gets a chance at rehab

Teenage ram-raider Jordan Lee Duncan flies to Auckland on Thursday with hopes for an end to his synthetic cannabis addiction and the best wishes of at least one of his victims.

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Fraudster admits ripping off his mum

August 16, 2017 | By More
Fraudster admits ripping off his mum

A man who was jailed last year for conning foreign workers and gambling away the money, has now admitted ripping off his mother.

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No convictions over West Coast river crossing deaths

August 11, 2017 | By More
No convictions over West Coast river crossing deaths

A judge has allowed a tearful Michael Saunders to avoid convictions for the tragic West Coast river crossing that cost two lives in June last year.

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Drug-affected babysitter raped six-year-old

August 11, 2017 | By More
Drug-affected babysitter raped six-year-old

A cannabis-affected 16-year-old youth sexually abused the six-year-old girl he was babysitting.

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Sex offender’s world continues to shrink

August 11, 2017 | By More
Sex offender’s world continues to shrink

Gustafoham Harris’ world is steadily shrinking.

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Offender’s ‘wake-up call’ was getting shot by police

August 10, 2017 | By More
Offender’s ‘wake-up call’ was getting shot by police

Murray James Allan realised he was lucky to be standing in the dock to be sentenced, after pulling an imitation pistol on the police and being shot in the face.

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Tsunami alert burglaries ‘no coincidence’ – judge

August 9, 2017 | By More
Tsunami alert burglaries ‘no coincidence’ – judge

A judge has rejected burglar Michael Taui Wetere’s claim that it was “coincidence” that he burgled Christchurch businesses in the hours after the Kaikoura earthquake.

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Promise from mother delivered at sentencing

August 9, 2017 | By More
Promise from mother delivered at sentencing

A woman who injured her two-year-old son has now promised a judge that she will be a good mother – and her second child is due in October.

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Child sex abuse porn offender admits stop outside school

August 9, 2017 | By More
Child sex abuse porn offender admits stop outside school

An Internet child sex abuse pornography offender has admitted parking outside a school for six minutes while serving his home detention sentence.

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Security guard burglar gets another chance for home detention

August 8, 2017 | By More
Security guard burglar gets another chance for home detention

A security guard who stole $179,000 from a cash machine and buried most of it in his garden will be given another two months to find an address where he might be allowed to serve home detention.

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