Tag: arson

Couple continue to deny torching car

November 16, 2016 | By More
Couple continue to deny torching car

A young Belfast couple will serve home detention together after being found guilty of torching a car in a revenge attack.

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Neigbour jailed for $2m church fire

September 14, 2016 | By More
Neigbour jailed for $2m church fire

The man who burnt down St Margaret’s Presbyterian Church, causing over $2 million damage, because God had killed his friends in the Christchurch earthquake, was sentenced to six year’s prison.

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Juror cleared of making Facebook check

August 18, 2016 | By More
Juror cleared of making Facebook check

A juror has been cleared of an allegation that she looked up the Facebook page of one of the defendants during a Christchurch District Court arson trial.

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Sleep deprivation may be factor in arson

August 16, 2016 | By More
Sleep deprivation may be factor in arson

A judge has called for a report on the effects of sleep deprivation on a man who burnt down his father’s Lyttelton house “to rid the property of evil energy”.

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Deported offender made arson threat

July 14, 2016 | By More
Deported offender made arson threat

A New Zealand sex offender sent back from Australia after serving jail time has been fined for threatening to burn down the Probation Service’s Christchurch offices.

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Jail for teen who caused major South Shore fire

July 13, 2016 | By More
Jail for teen who caused major South Shore fire

The Fire Service will get nothing back from 18-year-old Jayvan James Simms for the $40,240 it spent putting out the sand dunes fire he caused at South Shore.

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Teen admits causing South Shore dune fire

July 1, 2016 | By More
Teen admits causing South Shore dune fire

A 17-year-old has admitted causing a sand dunes fire that forced the evacuation of 12 South Shore homes.

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‘High end’ cars targeted for chop shop

June 30, 2016 | By More
‘High end’ cars targeted for chop shop

A man who targeted high-end vehicles at a car “chop shop” has been jailed for five years at the Christchurch District Court.

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House burnt to deal with ‘evil energy’

June 24, 2016 | By More
House burnt to deal with ‘evil energy’

A 28-year-old man says he destroyed his father’s Lyttelton house in a fire “to rid the property of evil energy”.

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Charge follows Lyttelton house fire

June 1, 2016 | By More
Charge follows Lyttelton house fire

A psychiatric report has been ordered for a 28-year-old man charged with an arson that destroyed a Lyttelton house on Monday afternoon.

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