A woman says she was brutally abused to make her take part in a three-month crime spree.
Even the possibility of a home detention sentence stretching ahead proved too much for determined thief Donna Reta Mareraki.
A woman was sitting in the passenger seat of a car that Aaron Keith David Edmonds tried to snatch from the forecourt of a Christchurch service station.
A 35-year-old man faces 14 charges after allegedly being involved in two police chases on Sunday in which two patrol cars were damaged.
Name suppression has been lifted on a 42-year-old woman extradited from Australia to face charges of fraud and the theft of a yacht after a years-long police investigation.
A 24-year-old woman denies involvement in the theft of a trailer-load of luggage from a group of Chinese tourists.
A woman charged with stealing a trailer containing the luggage of a Chinese tour group has been granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court.
A charge alleging theft of a laptop from a man who has now been missing for nearly three years has been dismissed after the police decided they did not have enough evidence.
A thief and burglar with a $600-a-day meth habit caused “maximum mess and destruction” as he raided homes, said the judge who jailed him for four years six months.
A 31-year-old woman who got children involved in her organised shoplifting has been jailed for four years six months.