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Red zone theft accused granted bail

December 3, 2013 | By More
Red zone theft accused granted bail

A 27-year-old red-zone worker charged with thefts, burglaries and receiving stolen property, was granted bail today in the Christchurch District Court.

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Dealer admits false insurance claim on painting

December 3, 2013 | By More
Dealer admits false insurance claim on painting

A Christchurch art dealer has admitted damaging a Peter McIntyre painting he owned and then trying to make a false insurance claim for it.

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Man admits armed hold-ups

December 2, 2013 | By More
Man admits armed hold-ups

A man admitted armed hold-ups of a service station and a liquor store, and demanding cash at another service station, when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today, on his 21st birthday.

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Gang member jailed for theft from neo-natal unit

November 29, 2013 | By More
Gang member jailed for theft from neo-natal unit

Cripps gang member Sonny Clarke says he’s sorry for stealing electronic gear from the neo-natal unit at Christchurch Women’s Hospital but he still swore at the judge when he didn’t get the sentence he wanted.

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Alleged burglar offers medical advice to judge

November 28, 2013 | By More
Alleged burglar offers medical advice to judge

A man accused of being the “plum sauce burglar” has offered a judge some well-meaning medical advice.

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Convicted murderer admits attack on prison guard

November 28, 2013 | By More
Convicted murderer admits attack on prison guard

A 54-year-old man who is seven years into a life term for a Nelson murder that involved a frenzied knife attack has admitted head-butting a prison officer while serving his time at Rolleston Prison.

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Repeat burglar and thief avoids jail term

November 26, 2013 | By More
Repeat burglar and thief avoids jail term

A cancer diagnosis and a long jail term for a conviction that was overturned on appeal have led to a home detention sentence for a repeat burglar and thief.

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Sex offender back in jail over secret videos

November 26, 2013 | By More
Sex offender back in jail over secret videos

A sex offender is back in prison serving more of a 12-year term after being convicted of secretly filming an 18-year-old woman in the shower and on the toilet.

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Businesswoman granted suppression at sentencing

November 25, 2013 | By More
Businesswoman granted suppression at sentencing

A Christchurch woman prosecuted for a document fraud offence related to the huge LWR collapse dabbed at her eyes and thanked the judge after being fined $2000 but granted a suppression order that will let her stay in business.

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Restaurant manager fiddled loyalty points

November 22, 2013 | By More
Restaurant manager fiddled loyalty points

Restaurant manager Paul Thomas Foster fiddled the loyalty card system at the Speights Alehouse in Bealey Avenue to get himself nearly $17,000.

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