Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Charges over Avon River crash

July 13, 2016 | By More
Charges over Avon River crash

Bail has been refused for a 27-year-old man charged over a March incident in which a car was allegedly rammed and flipped upside down into the Avon River.

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Woman denies ammo and meth charges

July 13, 2016 | By More
Woman denies ammo and meth charges

A woman charged with possession of ammunition and a methamphetamine pipe, and receiving stolen property after a police search of a Bryndwr home three weeks ago has pleaded not guilty and elected jury trial.

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Man was ‘naive’ about cut down rifle

July 13, 2016 | By More
Man was ‘naive’ about cut down rifle

A man caught with a cut-down .22 rifle had been “naïve” about having the weapon, the Christchurch District Court was told at his sentencing.

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Police station roof climber heading for treatment

July 13, 2016 | By More
Police station roof climber heading for treatment

A man who clambered around on the Christchurch Central Police Station roof is heading back into treatment for his on-going substance abuse issues.

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Bid to withdraw guilty pleas over armed incident

July 12, 2016 | By More
Bid to withdraw guilty pleas over armed incident

A man who admitted armed burglary, kidnapping, and injuring charges in the High Court in June is now applying to withdraw his guilty pleas.

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Scam woman says she was ‘horrified’

July 12, 2016 | By More
Scam woman says she was ‘horrified’

A woman who raided the bank accounts of women aged 80, 93, and 94 claims she was “horrified” when she learned the nature of the scam she was involved in.

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Internet ‘blackmail’ charge admitted

July 11, 2016 | By More
Internet ‘blackmail’ charge admitted

A man has admitted trying to “blackmail” a woman into meeting him by threatening to post naked photographs of her on the Internet.

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Suppression lifts on cocaine importing accused

July 11, 2016 | By More
Suppression lifts on cocaine importing accused

Name suppression has lifted on a 29-year-old Mexican man charged with possession and importing of the class A drug cocaine and he has pleaded not guilty.

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One murder verdict, two manslaughter in prison trial

July 8, 2016 | By More
One murder verdict, two manslaughter in prison trial

A 23-year-old inmate has been found guilty of the murder of prisoner Benton Marni Parata and two others have been convicted of his manslaughter.

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Solicitor denies drugs charge

July 8, 2016 | By More
Solicitor denies drugs charge

A Christchurch solicitor has denied a methamphetamine possession charge he faced at the Christchurch District Court today.

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