Tag: arson

Police investigating two suspicious fires

September 26, 2017 | By More
Police investigating two suspicious fires

Police are investigating two suspicious fires in the Christchurch area overnight.

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14 more wheelie bin arson charges

August 17, 2017 | By More
14 more wheelie bin arson charges

A Burnside man faced 14 new charges of setting fire to wheelie bins, in the Christchurch District Court today.

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Bail granted on wheelie bin arson charges

July 20, 2017 | By More
Bail granted on wheelie bin arson charges

A Burnside man has appeared in court facing six charges of setting wheelie bins alight.

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Burglar admits setting club on fire

July 14, 2017 | By More
Burglar admits setting club on fire

A burglar has admitted setting fire to the St Albans-Shirley Club – causing $96,000 damage – apparently in an effort to cover his tracks.

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Custody remand for arson accused

May 8, 2017 | By More
Custody remand for arson accused

A woman charged with setting fire to the Christchurch flat she lived in, has been remanded in custody so she can find a suitable address for bail.

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Arson charges dropped

April 7, 2017 | By More
Arson charges dropped

Two people who went to trial on charges of burgling and setting fire to a house in Woodend  had their charges discharged in the Christchurch District Court.

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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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