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  • Offenders plans stifled, firearm and drugs seized 23 Jul 2024
    Location: Canterbury Attributable to Inspector Leairne Dow, Christchurch Metro Response Manager: An offender’s plans were stifled after Police sighted and apprehended a man in possession of a firearm in Papanui last night. Police were called to Papanui Road following a sighting of a man in possession of what was believed to be a firearm around 7:30pm. Police […]
  • Fatal crash, Amberley 22 Jul 2024
    Location: Canterbury Police can confirm one person has died following an incident involving an ATV in Amberley. Emergency services were called to a property in the Omihi area just before 11:30am. Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the person died at the scene. WorkSafe have been notified and the Serious Crash Unit are in attendance. ENDS Issued […]
  • Yanfei Bao: Police still searching, following new leads + family statements 18 Jul 2024
    Location: Canterbury Ms Bao disappeared under suspicious circumstances on 19 July, 2023. Images(s):
  • Christchurch Community Beat Teams hit ground running 18 Jul 2024
    Location: Canterbury New Police boots have hit the ground running in Christchurch, with the launch of the new Community Beat Teams in the city.
  • Update - bus crashes, Pukaki 17 Jul 2024
    Location: Canterbury State Highway 8, the Tekapo-Twizel Highway, will remain closed for some time following two bus crashes this morning. One person on one of the buses involved was understood to be in serious condition, and two others in moderate condition. There were minor injuries to some of those on the second bus. It’s understood those on board were int […]
  • Media advisory: Christchurch Community Beat Teams launch 17 Jul 2024
    Location: Canterbury Media are invited to the launch of the Community Beat Teams in Christchurch tomorrow, Thursday 18 July, at the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct on Lichfield Street, at 11am. Present will be Hon Casey Costello, Associate Minister of Police; Mike Johnson, Assistant Commissioner Southern Districts and Assets and Capability; Superinte […]
  • Cocaine amongst drugs seized in Burnham, charges laid 16 Jul 2024
    Location: Canterbury Attributable to Senior Constable Matt Barraclough: A Christchurch gang associate has been charged with the possession of various drugs and an offensive weapon following a routine bail check at a Burnham home. About 9:30am yesterday, Monday 15 July, Police arrested the man, who was wanted for breaching bail at an address in Burnham. Polic […]
  • Arrests made following Christchurch retail burglary 14 Jul 2024
    Location: Canterbury Attributable to Superintendent Lane Todd, Christchurch Metro Area Commander: Four young people have been arrested following a burglary in central Christchurch at the weekend. About 2:15am on Sunday 14 July, Police were called to a Cashel Street shoe store, where glass had been smashed and items stolen. Four suspects were seen fleeing the […]