Po­lice post re­ward for new in­for­ma­tion

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Ar­rested twice in 14 hours

A man ar­rested for as­sault and or­dered not to as­so­ci­ate with the al­leged vic­tim turned up at the Queen­stown po­lice sta­tion with the vic­tim 14 hours later, re­sult­ing in a sec­ond ar­rest. Orig­i­nally ar­rested at 11.40pm on Sun­day for one charge of com­mon as­sault, two charges of as­sault­ing po­lice and one charge of wil­ful dam­age, the 27-year-old Aus­tralian man was re­leased on bail, with the con­di­tion he did not as­so­ci­ate with the al­leged vic­tim of the com­mon as­sault. How­ever, the pair turned up to­gether at the po­lice sta­tion at 1.40pm on Mon­day to col­lect prop­erty. Se­nior con­sta­ble Chris Black­ford said the man’s orig­i­nal charges, as well as the ad­di­tional charge of breach­ing bail con­di­tions had been trans­ferred to the Dunedin Dis­trict Court, where they would be heard on Tues­day.

$20,000 re­ward posted

South­ern po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing a sus­pected homi­cide have posted a $20,000 re­ward with con­di­tional im­mu­nity from prose­cu­tion. Si­mon James Gar­rick, 42, was last seen on Oc­to­ber 30 as he left the Caver­sham prose­cu­tion with cer­tain con­di­tions if Gar­rick was the vic­tim of foul play. Gar­rick is de­scribed as Euro­pean, 185cm tall, of thin build and was last seen wear­ing a white rugby jersey with a blue and yel­low stripe. Gar­rick has con­nec­tions with Alexan­dra, Wanaka, Ar­row­town and Kingston.

Syn­thetic emer­gency

An Ar­row­town man on syn­thetic cannabis turned un­con­trol­lable and vi­o­lent, po­lice said. Se­nior con­sta­ble Chris Black­ford, of Queen­stown, said po­lice were called at 5pm on Tues­day last week by St John staff to help with a vi­o­lent pa­tient, de­scribed as hav­ing seizures, pass­ing out, ag­gres­sive and un­con­trol­lable. ‘‘By the time po­lice ar­rived he had come to, the am­bu­lance of­fi­cers de­ter­mined he was okay. It ap­pears that he had taken some syn­thetic high.’’ A con­sta­ble who at­tended re­ported the in­ci­dent as a good ex­am­ple of why peo­ple should avoid syn­thetic sub­stances, he said.

On yer bikes

Po­lice in Queen­stown are rack­ing up lost and stolen bikes re­cov­ered from around the re­sort. Among the bikes re­cov­ered last week was a dis­tinc­tive, cream-coloured vin­tage style bike with a leather sad­dle. Con­sta­ble Beth Fookes said peo­ple might not know that so many bi­cy­cles were found and stored at Queen­stown sta­tion If any­one has lost a bike call Queen­stown po­lice.

Mum in­ter­viewed

Mem­bers of the pub­lic called po­lice last Thurs­day be­cause they were so con­cerned by a Queen­stown woman al­legedly hit­ting her chil­dren. Se­nior Con­sta­ble Black­ford said po­lice spoke to the 39-year-old woman at 4pm af­ter she parked in Church St with chil­dren in the car. She was in­ter­viewed and in­quiries con­tin­ued, he said. ‘‘It was se­ri­ous enough to war­rant pub­lic in­ter­ven­tion.’’

Ap­peal dis­missed

The Court of Ap­peal has dis­missed a bid by a Ham­p­den man who em­barked on a bur­glary spree in Cen­tral Otago al­most 10 years ago. Hon­ourable Jus­tice Ellen France, Rod­ney Hansen and Jil­lian Mal­lon dis­missed an ap­peal by Christo­pher Ron­ald Ha­zle­wood against con­vic­tions for bur­glary and theft. Con­vic­tions re­lated to an in­ci­dent in which Ha­zle­wood and the other man drove from Ham­p­den to Cromwell but while on the re­turn drive they stopped at Kye­burn, where they stole 500 litres of diesel, bat­ter­ies, an ex­haust pipe and keys. They also broke into a car­a­van and stole bat­ter­ies, fuel con­tain­ers, en­gine oil and a chilly bin. The to­tal value was $2,500. Four years later an al­leged co-of­fender spoke to po­lice in Palmer­ston, where he told them Ha­zle­wood had ‘‘done stuff’’ and pro­vided a blood sam­ple that matched a sam­ple taken from Kye­burn in 2003. At trial he elected to give ev­i­dence in his de­fence, deny­ing there was any trip to Cromwell but the jury re­turned guilty ver­dicts and he was sen­tenced to 200 hours com­mu­nity work and or­dered to pay $2500. The judges con­sid­ered none of the ap­peal grounds was made out and dis­missed the ap­pli­ca­tion.

Bouncer bashed

Two Bri­tish men were ar­rested and charged with as­sault af­ter an in­ci­dent in a Sho­tover St bar last Thurs­day at 1.30am. One of the men was asked to leave, re­fused and was es­corted from the bar. He al­legedly used a bar stool to hit one of the bounc­ers over the head and another bouncer was grabbed from be­hind and put in a head­lock. Po­lice were con­sid­er­ing amend­ing the charges.

Wanted: Si­mon Gar­rick, Oc­to­ber last year.

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