Debbie Porteous

Dunedin police officer to appeal conviction

One of the Dunedin officers convicted last month on assault charges is to appeal his conviction.

Youngsters held in police cells

Youngsters held in police cells

Young people are being held in police cells because of increased demands on youth justice residences - and the pressure could get worse, a youth advocate says.

Dunedin boy racer bylaw not likely

Dunedin boy racer bylaw not likely

There appears to be an impasse between Dunedin's boy racers, police and residents, with no resolution likely to satisfy everybody's concerns and little clarity on whether new cruising ban powers available to local bodies will be any use in addressing Dunedin's problem.

Many calls about assaults

Many calls about assaults

Police have been inundated with calls following a segment in police show Police Ten-7 about two recent assaults on females in the Dunedin suburb of St Clair.

Jury service truants a concern

It is disappointing to have to spend time chasing up errant potential jurors but a general habit of non-attendance after the first day cannot be risked, a Dunedin District Court staff member says.

St John pleased man charged with taking ambulance

Unlawfully taking an ambulance may have been only a prank, but St John says it is more than happy police are prosecuting the man allegedly responsible.

Judge reprimands potential jurors over non-appearances

Four potential jurors who did not turn up for a full week's jury service have been reprimanded in the Dunedin District Court.

No stab-proof vests for ambulance crews

St John has refused a request for ambulance officers to be issued with stab-proof vests.

Attack on officers highlights dangers

Attack on officers highlights dangers

One of the policemen allegedly punched in the head after intervening in a minor domestic argument in Dunedin on Saturday night says the incident highlights the unpredictability officers and their families have to live with.

Police seek help on assaults

Dunedin police are still trying to solve several recent assaults in the city.