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Accused mall burglar may face more charges

August 1, 2014 | By More
Accused mall burglar may face more charges

More charges may be laid against a man accused of entering malls by cutting his way through shop ceilings and taking cash.

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Sex seen as motive for Ashburton teen’s fatal attack

July 31, 2014 | By More
Sex seen as motive for Ashburton teen’s fatal attack

Seventeen-year-old Bronson Kelekolio hung his head as details of his knife and sex attack on a 22-year-old Ashburton solo mother were read in Christchurch’s High Court at his sentencing for murder.

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‘Unwise’ service of trespass order led to fracas

July 30, 2014 | By More
‘Unwise’ service of trespass order led to fracas

Late-night service of a trespass order by three unexpected “intruders” led to a dog bite and two of them being stabbed.

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Long jail term for cocaine courier

July 30, 2014 | By More
Long jail term for cocaine courier

A drug courier involved in a cocaine importation scheme worth up to $3.5 million was jailed for four years seven months today.

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Man has no memory of random assault

July 30, 2014 | By More
Man has no memory of random assault

A 22-year-old man says he has no memory of walking up to a car in Marshland Road, shouting “Boo”, and punching a stranger in the face through an open window.
Danny James Cruickshank then wandered off along the middle of the road where cars had to veer to avoid hitting him, the Christchurch District Court was told today.
Defence counsel Kiran Paima said Cruickshank was diabetic and had not taken his medication. He was drunk, and could not remember the incident where he also resisted the police when they arrested him.
Judge Tony Couch sentenced him on one assault charge and one resisting police charge.
The victim told police Cruickshank yelled “Boo” at him, and punched him in the face with a closed fist. He got a bleeding nose but was otherwise unhurt.
Judge Couch said Cruickshank punched a complete stranger in the face for no reason, and sentenced Cruickshank to 100 hours community work and ordered a reparation payment of $300 to his victim.

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Woman branded ‘public menace’ gets six months jail

July 29, 2014 | By More
Woman branded ‘public menace’ gets six months jail

A woman publicly branded a “menace” and banned from just about everywhere has now been jailed for six months and told to stay away from children.

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Custody remand for robbery accused

July 28, 2014 | By More
Custody remand for robbery accused

Police opposed bail for a 19-year-old Linwood man who was charged with robbery at the Christchurch District Court today.

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Attitude brings rapid custody remand

July 25, 2014 | By More
Attitude brings rapid custody remand

It was about the craziest thing to say to a judge. It has earned Norton Lindsay Adams a month in custody even before gets his sentence for smashing up the Rangiora Police Station and assaulting an officer.

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Bus driver bashed unconscious

July 25, 2014 | By More
Bus driver bashed unconscious

A 17-year-old has been jailed for her part in an incident in which a bus driver at New Brighton was beaten unconscious.

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Nailgun Kiwibank robbery admitted

July 25, 2014 | By More
Nailgun Kiwibank robbery admitted

A man has admitted using a nailgun to rob an Auckland Kiwibank branch of $3040 cash.

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