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Tyre slashing accused given psychiatric assessment

Tyre slashing accused given psychiatric assessment

A man charged with slashing the tyres of 13 cars parked near the Christchurch Public Hospital on January 15 has been given a psychiatric assessment at court before being granted bail.

January 15, 2014 | By More
Bizarre explanation for sex offending

Bizarre explanation for sex offending

A 25-year-old’s bizarre explanation that he offended sexually to get deported to Samoa will pay off – but only after he has served a two-year four-month jail term.

January 15, 2014 | By More
Herbal highs blamed for teen’s offending

Herbal highs blamed for teen’s offending

An 18-year-old is being considered for a stint at the Odyssey House rehabilitation programme after “spiralling” while using herbal highs.

January 14, 2014 | By More
Computer worker admits having 20,000 illegal files

Computer worker admits having 20,000 illegal files

A 51-year-old Christchurch computer support worker has admitted having 20,000 objectionable files depicting child pornography on his computer.

January 14, 2014 | By More
Teen acting up after seeing friend die

Teen acting up after seeing friend die

A teenager who saw his best friend killed by a train before Christmas has been acting up and has ended up in custody for several days.

January 13, 2014 | By More
Rangiora man denies street robbery

Rangiora man denies street robbery

A 26-year-old man denies being involved and says he will defend a charge of street robbery relating to an incident in the inner city early on Saturday morning.

January 13, 2014 | By More
Suppression for policeman’s discharge hearing

Suppression for policeman’s discharge hearing

A judge will give her decision on Friday on whether a discharge without conviction should be granted for a long-serving police officer who has admitted failing to handle $2750 in cash properly. [Updated report.]

January 13, 2014 | By More
Police and probation block bail bid

Police and probation block bail bid

Police and probation both opposed release on bail for a 21-year-old charged over a high-profile boyracer incident in which a police car was allegedly rammed in Deans Avenue early on Sunday.

January 9, 2014 | By More
Remand on indecency charge

Remand on indecency charge

A 27-year-old central Christchurch man charged with doing an indecent act in the women’s toilets at the Botanic Gardens has been granted a registar’s remand without plea at the Christchurch District Court.

January 9, 2014 | By More
Census refuser has now complied

Census refuser has now complied

A 53-year-old man was in pain after an unsuccessful operation at the time of the census in March and found the form filling “more than he could cope with”, the Christchurch District Court was told.

January 8, 2014 | By More

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