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» Through the courtesy of Sergeant Felton we are enabled to give a summary of tbe police cases that were heard tc the looal Oonrt during tbe past year. There was a considerable diminution In the number of off-noes, as oompared with the preo ding year. Last year 313 rfienoes were reportsd es against 379 In 1887, 306 persons were apprehended as against 308 and 260 were efinmarlly oonvloted, as eg.lnat 308. Three persons were comm:t*ed for trial ln each year. Of oourse, tho greater numbs, of cases oome nnder the head of drunkenness. There were last year 171 oases _f this natnre, being thirteen less than the preoedlng year. ' There were convictions ln all oases, excepting one. The following list shows the most frequebt ohargea :— CASKS. CONVICTIONS. , Drunkenness ... 171 170 [ Assaults (vbr'oua) ... 26 11 , Crue'tyto animals... 10 5 ■ False pretences ...4 1 [ Falling to provide ... 7 6 ' Illegally on premises 5 5 1 Lunacy ... ... 9 8 Larceoy (various)... 12 9 '. Malicious injury ... 8 8 [ Obscene and profane ' . language 8 7 i Vaaraucy ... ... 5 4 , Tho total ls made up of oases In whioh , only one or two persons were oharged with > a particular offence.

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POLICE OFFENCES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2037, 15 January 1889

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POLICE OFFENCES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2037, 15 January 1889

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