A DJ at a popular nightclub was arrested after allegedly throwing shot glasses at an ex-girlfriend, which cut her face.
Police were called to Tardis bar on Cow Lane, Queenstown, at 2am on Monday morning.
They arrested a 31-year-old man, who was working as a DJ. He is accused of injuring his former partner, a 32-year-old Queenstown woman.
Senior constable Sean Drader says: “He allegedly threw two shot glasses.
“One hit her on the chest and didn’t break. The second one allegedly hit her in the face and cut her cheek.”
The man, who lives in Glenorchy, faces charges of injuring with intent. He is due to appear in Queenstown District Court on Monday.
Trouble in Paradise
A Queenstown TV advert producer had her car broken into while she scouted a filming location in Glenorchy – one of three high-value car break-ins this week.
The woman and her American client were walking on the loop track around Glenorchy Lagoon on Saturday afternoon.
When they returned to their silver 4×4 Toyota Highlander, parked on the Glenorchy-Paradise Road, the front window was smashed.
Two Louis Vuitton handbags, Ray Ban sunglasses, Salvador Dali perfume, a leather handbag, $US300, credit cards, a Lumix digital camera and an iPhone were stolen.
Drader says: “The road is used by a lot of people – tourist operators, trampers and horse trekking people. They might have seen someone breaking in.”
The theft occurred between 4.30-6.20pm.
The day before at about the same time frame, a white Fiat car was broken into at the Mount Creighton loop track car park and electronic goods stolen.
And hiking equipment, including a distinctive bright red Vaude backpack, was stolen from an unlocked car on Thompson Street overnight Saturday.
Police charged a number of people for assault over the past week in different incidents.
An unemployed labourer, 38, was remanded in custody after being accused of grabbing his 41-year-old partner by the throat at a Frankton Rd address on Friday. He also allegedly threatened to kill and physically harm the woman.
Two Kelvin Heights builders were charged with disorderly behaviour after allegedly picking a fight with bouncers at the Boiler Room, Steamer Wharf, at 2.50am on Saturday.
The men, aged 22 and 23, allegedly took exception to being refused entry.
An 18-year-old unemployed Queenstown girl is also due in court after coming home from a night out and allegedly punching and scratching her boyfriend.
The incident happened at a Thompson St house at 3.50am on Saturday. She is charged with assault.
French woman’s about-turn
A French woman has been charged with making a false statement to police after she allegedly tried to protect a drink driver by claiming to be behind the wheel herself.
Police were called to Rees St at 1am on Friday after reports of a car being driven erratically. It had mounted a pavement.
The 21-year-old woman claimed to be the driver but changed her story when she herself tested positive at the station.
“She then signed a statement to say she was not the driver and had walked to the bar.”
Police then arrested a Chilean man, a 22-year-old waiter, who lives with the woman. He blew 87 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. He is charged with dangerous driving and drink driving.
Driver ignores warning
A Christchurch welder was allegedly caught driving by police just hours after they temporarily banned him from the roads.
The 26-year-old, who lives in Queenstown, was stopped twice on Saturday.
Drader says: “It appears he had lost his licence in some way and hasn’t followed the process of getting another one.
“He was served with a notice the first time they stopped him but this guy hasn’t got the message.”
Police stopped him a second time, at 1.25pm at Remarkables Park. He was charged with driving while forbidden.