Nine burglary charges denied

In the Blenheim District Court on Monday:

Jason Robert Wills, 30, was remanded on nine charges of burglary, one of theft and one of possessing a pipe for smoking methamphetamine. He has denied the charges and was remanded in custody for a bail application to be made today.

Nelson Hokianga Malatele, 26, was remanded for a case review hearing on three charges. He has denied the charges of threatening to kill, possessing an offensive weapon, and assault with a stabbing instrument. He will reappear in court on May 12.

Angus Hendrix Ngarangione, 23, was remanded in custody on 16 drugs-related charges.

He faces four charges of supplying methamphetamine, three of supplying LSD, one of conspiring to sell methamphetamine, one of intimidation, three of threatening behaviour, one of supplying cannabis, one of conspiring to supply cannabis, one of aggravated robbery and one of theft.

Dameon Aaron Pullan was convicted of burglary, breaching his community work and twice breaching his release conditions. The judge cancelled his outstanding community work hours and imposed a new sentence of 120 hours' community work.

Anthony Steven Richards, 29, was sentenced to 60 hours' community work for assault with a knife and two charges of wilful trespass. The sentence was concurrent on all three charges. "I'm hoping and expecting that you will be able to complete that [sentence] quickly and without problem," the judge said.

Bradley David Judge, 23, was remanded until May 13 on a charge of aggravated robbery.

James Kelly Smith, 18, had a sentence of community work cancelled and a new sentence of 105 hours' community work imposed.

Smith was charged with breaching the original sentence, of 105 hours, and was also sentenced to two months' community detention.

"I'm sure you are a person who doesn't need to be back in this court Mr Smith, and I expect you will take every step to ensure you won't be back here," the judge said.

Christine Helen Morris, 50, was sentenced to nine months' supervision for shoplifting.

The court heard previously that Morris took razor blades priced at $57.98 from New World Blenheim while she was intoxicated. She was also ordered to pay reparation for the razors.

Jesse Damien Joseph Farrow, 24, was remanded for sentence for driving while disqualified, and one of breaching his community work. He is to reappear in the Nelson District Court on April 28.

Kevin John Robert Jones, 25, was convicted and discharged for breaching a community detention sentence.

Keenan Awarangi Te Hore, 20, denied a charge of receiving stolen property and was remanded to reappear on May 12 for a case review hearing.

Broghan Wyatt Rakete, 17, appeared on a charge of breaching his bail, after he was more than an hour late home, breaching his curfew conditions. The judge told Rakete he had to do better, and re-bailed him until his next appearance on May 5.

Tukia Fotu, 24, was remanded on bail to reappear on April 14 for breaching his bail conditions.

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