Timothy Brown

Thief ran red light, say police

Thief ran red light, say police

A jewellery thief ran a red light, narrowly missing a bus and pedestrians, as he fled a central Dunedin heist with a $2500 ring, police say.

Gobsmacked by report: detective

Gobsmacked by report: detective

A prison reform campaigner is calling for the police decision not to prosecute those charged with the care of remand prisoner Jai Davis to be reviewed after internal police emails revealed a ''significantly substandard'' report was used in the decision-making process.

Tributes for Dunedin teen killed in crash

Tributes for Dunedin teen killed in crash

Friends and family have paid tribute to the ''beautiful, vibrant and feisty young woman'' who died after a car crash near Mt Cook on Monday.

'Serious incident' down to IT glitch

'Serious incident' down to IT glitch

A ''serious incident'' closed the South Dunedin PostShop yesterday.

Car destroyed in 'suspicious' fire

Car destroyed in 'suspicious' fire

A fire which burnt out a car in Concord yesterday morning is being treated as suspicious, police say.

Smash and grab targeted Mosgiel retailer

Police are investigating whether a smash and grab raid in Mosgiel is linked to earlier break-ins in Brockville and Kaikorai Valley.

Policeman ready for national role

Policeman ready for national role

Otago's top policeman is moving on at the end of this week.

'Lucky' escape for elderly driver

'Lucky' escape for elderly driver

An elderly Kaitangata woman had a lucky escape after the car she was driving left the road at close to 100kmh, before travelling 80m and ploughing into a tree.

Marine farm venture pulled

Marine farm venture pulled

A Dunedin company has pulled its plans to farm oysters in Otago Harbour amid claims the Otago Regional Council has been obstructive.

False reports of homicide prompt armed response

False reports of homicide prompt armed response

Police feared what lay in wait for them at a Milton shearers' quarters after reports of a possible homicide sparked an armed police response.