One in eight Roosendaal residents said they experienced many problems with drug use or drug trade in their neighborhood last year - the biggest proportion of all larger municipalities in the Netherlands, according to Statistics Netherlands' Safety Monitor. The rest of the top six is made up of Limburg's four largest municipalities and Rotterdam.
Lawyer Bart V. was arrested on Tuesday night. The 43-year-old Dongen man is suspected of trading in firearms and narcotics. The police also arrested two men, aged 70 and 30 years, from Sint Willebrord, ANP reports.
The arrests were made in a long ongoing investigation. Officers searched two business premises in Breda, including V.'s office, two homes in Sint Willebrord and a garage in Roosendaal.
A Belgian mother is calling on people in the Netherlands to please help her find out what happened to her missing son, Jelle Leemans, who disappeared almost four years ago. The police believe that the Belgian man was killed, but his body has never been found. "I need to know what happened to him and where he is", the woman said in an emotional call on RTL Boulevard.
The police are still struggling to identify a man found murdered in Roosendaal last week. Photos of the victim were therefore released in the hopes information from the public may help find this man's identity.
The man's body was found hidden under a tarp on Turfvaartsestraat last week Wednesday. An autopsy on his body on Friday revealed that he was murdered.
A body was found hidden under a tarp on Turfvaartsestraat in Nispen on Wednesday morning. The police believe the victim was murdered, a spokesperson for the police said to the Telegraaf on Thursday.
A passerby found the body on the bend of a dirt road. The police are still investigating at the site. Fifteen detectives are on the case, according to the spokesperson.
So far no information was released regarding the victim's identity. Even the gender of the victim is unclear.
Nispen falls under the municipality of Roosendaal.
A passenger train derailed after colliding with a truck in the Noord-Brabant town of Wouw on Friday morning, local safety office Veiligheidsregio Midden- en West-Brabant reports. As far as is known, no one was seriously injured. The train driver sustained slight injuries, but truck driver managed to get out of the vehicle before the train hit, a spokesperson for the safety office said to NU.nl.
A Roosendaal man believes his ex-wife is behind his home being targeted in a shooting on Sunday night, he said to Omroep Brabant. The home on Diepenberg in Roosendaal was hit by several bullets around 11:00 p.m. on Easter. No one was injured.
Bullets whizzed through a Roosendaal neighborhood Sunday night in what police allege to be a targeted shooting of a home on the Diepenberg in the Noord-Brabant city. Several shots were fired at the home, bursting windows before the suspects escaped just after 11 p.m. on Easter.
There were no injuries in the incident despite at least one resident being home at the time of the shooting, police told Omroep Brabant.
Police have not yet identified a motive in the shooting.
Over half of the people suspected of a crime in the Netherlands committed that crime in the same municipality in which they live, according to an analysis of crime figures from 2016 by Statistics Netherlands. The police registered 268 thousand suspects last year.
Almost a third of suspects came from a different municipality. About 14 percent of suspects don't have a fixed address in the Netherlands. In nearly a fifth of crimes, the suspects live in one of the four large Dutch cities - Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.
No train traffic is possible to and from Roosendaal on Tuesday morning. A short circuit caused by an electrical fire in a substation means that there is no electricity on the overhead, according to ProRail.
The Roosendaal fire department made skaters' night on Friday by rushing water to the Iceworld Roosendaal ice rink on Markt. Employees were unable to spray the rink with water themselves, because the pipes were frozen, Weekblad De Bode reports.
Instead of letting their skaters down, the Iceworld employees called the fire department for help. Firefighters rushed over, sprayed the ice rink with water and saved the skaters' pleasant skating evening.
Some of the firefighting water ended up on the road. The road was sprinkled with salt to prevent it turning slippery.
Inflatable toys sent first responders in Amsterdam and Roosendaal rushing to the rescue on Christmas day. Amsterdam police responded to what turned out to be a inflatable crocodile in one of the canals. And the Roosendaal police discovered their dead body was a naked blow-up doll.
Several police units in Amsterdam responded to the canal on 1e Constantijn Huygenstraat after someone reported a crocodile swimming in the canal. At the scene the police did find a crocodile, though this one did not seem to be much of a threat - it was an inflatable pool toy.
A blind passenger fell from a train in Roosendaal on Friday after the doors opened on the wrong side. He escaped the incident shaken, but unharmed. NS is taking measures to prevent this happening again in future, AD reports.
A 32-year-old man managed to damage around 40 cars and 20 storage spaces with a single smoldering joint in Roosendaal on Sunday, Weekblad De Bode reports.
The man put the smoldering joint in a cardbox box and left it in a storage space in an apartment buiding on Burgemeester Freijterslaan. The cardboard box caught fire and caused a massive amount of smoke, filling the entire basement.
Some 40 cars and 20 storage spaces sustained soot and smoke damage.
A group of 15 Commando Corps soldiers are taking legal steps o try and stop the Moroccan mosque in Kortendijk, Roosendaal from any more calls to prayer. They've hired a lawyer to advise them on how to proceed
Two Roosendaal residents caught a car thief red-handed while walking the streets playing Pokemon Go during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the police said in a statement.
The Roosendaal police are calling on Pokemon Go players to keep an eye out for suspicious situations and persons while they're walking the streets hunting Pokemon. By reporting anything suspicious, Pokemon hunters can help increase safety in the city, the police believe.
Four men were arrested on Sunday night for assaulting another man with a baseball bat in a home on Ettingstraat in Roosendaal, the police said in a statement on Monday.
The substance police officers found when they raided terror suspect Samir O.'s home in April, was not explosives, but shoarma seasoning, O.'s lawyer Ed Manders said to the Telegraaf.
There is no evidence that the suspects whose arrests were shown on an episode of Onder de Radar were planning an attack in Amsterdam, the Public Prosecutor in Brabant said on Thursday evening. All suspects will be released on Friday
Lawyer Ed Manders can't believe Wednesday night's episode of Dutch television program Onder de radar, which showed the arrests of a group of people suspected to be a terrorist cell, he said to the Telegraaf. The lawyer called the broadcast "ridiculous".
A terrorist cell the police arrested in Roosendaal end April, was planning an attack in Amsterdam, according to Wednesday's broadcast of Dutch television program Onder de radar
The owner of a shoarma cafe in Roosendaal was arrested last week. The Public Prosecutor believes he stands central to an investigation into the funding of the international jihad
Rolf Timmers from Roosendaal and Tom Schoondermark from Sprang-Capelle were both at the Zaventem airport in Brussels on Tuesday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up. They still can't believe what happened, but know they were very lucky to survive unharmed.