Tag: weapon

Gas torch used as weapon, police allege

June 19, 2017 | By More
Gas torch used as weapon, police allege

Two charges of using a gas torch to assault a woman have been laid against a 44-year-old man who was allegedly on the run from police for seven months.

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Screwdriver robbery accused stays in custody

May 12, 2017 | By More
Screwdriver robbery accused stays in custody

No bail was sought for a 23-year-old Leeston man who was allegedly caught on camera using a large screwdriver to rob an Islington service station.

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Pursuit driver admits charges

March 10, 2017 | By More
Pursuit driver admits charges

A driver involved in a police pursuit through Edgeware and Shirley last year is in custody awaiting sentence after admitting 14 charges.

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Judge can’t add to lifer’s jail term

March 9, 2017 | By More
Judge can’t add to lifer’s jail term

Two men are not being made to pay for the $6000 damage they did in the Christchurch Men’s prison after they refused to go back to their cell during a lock-down period.

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Charity box theft alleged

January 13, 2017 | By More
Charity box theft alleged

A 17-year-old has been placed under total curfew at home with his parents after being charged with stealing a Cure Kids charity box.

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Sword used in taxi confrontation

November 29, 2016 | By More
Sword used in taxi confrontation

A man who ran off without paying his taxi fare and then confronted the driver while holding a sword, was sentenced to community work and supervision in the Christchurch District Court.

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Nazi salute from alleged chase driver

October 1, 2016 | By More
Nazi salute from alleged chase driver

The alleged driver facing 16 charges after a police pursuit through Christchurch on Thursday called out a Nazi salute when a judge remanded him in custody at the Christchurch District Court.

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Remand inmate admits prison bashing

June 21, 2016 | By More
Remand inmate admits prison bashing

A Christchurch man who bashed a fellow prisoner with a shower head in a sock while in custody over two police car chases has pleaded guilty and been jailed for three years.

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Complicated jail term pronounced ‘cool’

April 29, 2016 | By More
Complicated jail term pronounced ‘cool’

A judge had to “hit the books” to grapple with New Zealand’s three-strikes justice system to work out how to handle additional jail time for an offender already serving a second strike term.

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Custody remand on taser charge

March 15, 2016 | By More
Custody remand on taser charge

No bail was sought for a 20-year-old arrested after an alleged brief car chase on Ferry Road, when police say they found a taser and knuckledusters in the car they stopped.

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