The flow of proceedings in Christchurch’s main police court pauses, because the judge is missing some of the weaponry in that courtroom’s constant paper war.
A Kaiapoi man has admitted unlawful possession of a shotgun after a series of police raids in Canterbury early this month.
Canterbury Police can confirm that the investigation into a serious assault of a sentenced prisoner at Christchurch Men’s Prison on March 25 has been elevated into a homicide investigation.
A 25-year-old man admitted reckless driving – sometimes over 100kmh in a 50kmh zone – while evading police in an 18-minute chase through Christchurch in January.
A more serious charge of aggravated assault has been laid against a man charged over an alleged violent getaway from a Fendalton burglary last week.
Police inquiries are continuing into allegations of sexual conduct involving a former Christchurch bus driver.
A Christchurch man used the mobile app Snapchat to send his ex-partner a video of him holding a shotgun after making threats to kill.
Police opposed allowing a man to go on holiday after he admitted thefts from his employer, saying they believed the Australian break was paid for with stolen money.
A Pines Beach man has admitted receiving charges over what was described last year as a stolen vehicle “chop shop” at Woodend.
Police have laid a more serious drugs charge against a man already being held in custody on drugs and firearm charges.