Technology and judges are joining forces to combat burglaries in red-zone areas.
A man charged with slashing the tyres of 13 cars parked near the Christchurch Public Hospital on January 15 has been given a psychiatric assessment at court before being granted bail.
A 26-year-old man denies being involved and says he will defend a charge of street robbery relating to an incident in the inner city early on Saturday morning.
A 27-year-old mother admitted writing 86 cheques to herself, friends, and businesses worth over $173,000 on her employer’s account, in the Christchurch District Court today.
The leader of a group that planned and carried out house burglaries in Bishopdale has admitted seven charges.
A 42-year-old woman has admitted arranging extra payments of her salary to her account, and using a credit card belonging to Fertility New Zealand Ltd for her own purchases.
A man accused of carrying out 10 “petrol scam” offences is denying the charges and has been remanded on bail for a case review hearing in February.
A judge has expressed concern about a repeat sex offender’s prospect of being released from prison without support or supervision because of the three-strikes system.
A 22-year-old man who pleaded guilty to a burglary with a weapon and an assault with a weapon will be sentenced on March 24.
A man who was tackled by a policeman who prevented him from setting himself alight has admitted two charges at the Christchurch District Court.