School burglary charges denied

School signA man has denied charges of burgling Darfield High and Darfield Primary School on June 5, at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.

Police allege 42-year-old Rangiora man, Dean Richard Mehrtens, broke into the two schools, and opposed bail for him when he first appeared in court on June 12.

Judge Tony Couch took the not guilty pleas, and remanded Mehrtens in custody to a case review hearing on August 24.


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