Zwolle

Mar 20 '17 13:45

The Zwolle police used a taser in an arrest for the first time on Saturday while they were arresting an "aggressive" drunk refusing to follow police orders, the police said in a statement.

At around 3:45 p.m. on Saturday the police responded to reports of a drunk man acting aggressively towards passersby and destroying items on the Rodetorenplein in Zwolle. At the scene police  officers recognized the 29-year-old man as someone whose been frequently arrested for public drunkenness and is known to resist arrest. 

Mar 13 '17 08:27

The members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs are increasingly meeting in pubs and restaurants in the Netherlands, Zwolle mayor Henk Jan Meijer said to newspaper AD. According to him, this is due to the closing of clubhouses.

Meijer is chairman of a national consultative group that is working to address the problem of motorcycle gangs in the Netherlands. The group is made up of representatives from, among others, the Public Prosecutor, tax investigative authority FIOD, police and local authorities.

Police officer looking for witnesses
Feb 10 '17 07:59

The Zwolle police are investigating a possible kidnapping in the city on Wednesday evening and are looking for witnesses. Around 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday a witness saw a young man being forced into a dark van. The victim asked for help just before this happened, the police said in a statement on Thursday evening. 

Police officers on the street
Feb 1 '17 07:55

The Dutch police are launching an experiment next week in which police officers in Rotterdam, Zwolle and Amersfoort will be equipped with tasers. In the coming weeks over 300 officers will undergo a two day training course on how to use a taser safely, and will then be allowed to use the weapon on the street if necessary, NOS reports.

Paul Verhoeven
Jan 12 '17 13:20

From today French thriller Elle by director Paul Verhoeven will be showing again in seven cinemas in the Netherlands, distributor Independent Films announced. Cinemas in Haarlem, Den Bosch, Zwolle, Enschede, Amsterdam, Breda and Hoorn all requested a copy of the film after Ell was , NU.nl reports.

A bus departing from Sloterdijk station in Amsterdam
Dec 28 '16 10:29

Anis Amri, the man responsible for an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on December 19th, traveled through the Netherlands after the attack, according o Italian and French media Italian newspapers La Republica and Corriere della Sera report that a SIM card was found in his bag that was only distributed in the Netherlands, NOS reports.

Arrest
Dec 15 '16 09:39

The police arrested seven men for brawling prior to a football match between PEC Zwolle and FC Utrecht in Zwolle on Wednesday. The police believe that all arrested suspects are supporters of one of the two football teams, De Stentor reports.

The police responded to reports of a brawl on Rhijvis Feithlaan, at the height of Banginesingel on Wednesday afternoon. Several officers were already on site preparing for the football match. They were therefore able to stop the brawl soon after it began.

Inside restaurant Tribeca in Heeze
Dec 12 '16 15:30

Restaurant Tribeca in Heeze was named the 20th two Michelin star restaurant in the Netherlands during a ceremony in the DeLaMar in Amsterdam on Monday. Restaurant Rijks, in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, was given its first Michelin star, the Volkskrant reports. 

Dec 12 '16 07:18

The police shot and injured a man after a fire in an apartment building in Zwolle on Monday morning. He was taken to hospital with injuries in his leg, according to De Stentor.

The fire started in the apartment building on Van der Laenstraat around 2:30 a.m. on Monday. The building was evacuated. After the fire was extinguished and the fire department started cleaning up, several shots were fired.

 crime scene tape
Nov 4 '16 13:20

A 63-year-old woman sustained minor injuries in a home invasion on Ministerlaan in the Zwolle neighborhood of Ittersum on Friday morning, De Stentor reports.

The incident happened around 8:45 a.m. There was a knock on the woman's door, who opened for two slender young men carrying a bunch of flowers. They violently forced their way into the woman's home the moment the door was opened.

The robbers demanded money from the woman, but she managed to escape and run outside. A neighbor took her in. She sustained minor injuries to her arm. 

Oct 17 '16 07:37

A signal failure brought train traffic around Amersfoort to a complete standstill on Monday morning. No trains are traveling between Amersfoort and Barneveld, Utrecht, Weesp and Zwolle, NS says on its website.

Sep 30 '16 15:00

Zwolle is opening a Herman Brood museum in the Celecomplex on the corner of Blijmarkt and Papenstraat, the mayor and aldermen announced. This will cement the Zwolle-born artist's connection to the city they hope.

Sep 29 '16 15:30

Train traffic may come to a halt tomorrow morning on the Vechtdal line between Emmen and Zwolle. Members of union VVMC plan to strike from 4:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Friday

Sep 28 '16 07:55

The Dutch fire department established "elite teams" of firefighters specially trained to deal with major incidents, like explosions, collapsed buildings and complicated fires. A total of 140 specialist firefighters were trained over past months to support the regular firefighters where their knowledge and experience lack

Aug 4 '16 13:50

On Wednesday night the police caught two men in the act of burglarizing a home on Oude Dalfserweg in Zwolle. Both men, age 42 and 52 years, were arrested, the police said in a statement.

Jul 19 '16 15:45

Bavaria cannot claim copyright on its slogan "Zo. Nu eerst..." (So. But first... in English), the court in The Hague ruled on Tuesday in a lawsuit between the brewer from Lieshout and an internet company from Zwolle

Jun 17 '16 15:10

On Friday the Public Prosecutor demanded an 8 year prison sentence against Alex O., the man suspected of trying to extort money from supermarket chain Jumbo by placing explosives and making bomb threats

Jun 14 '16 13:30

Zwolle restaurant De Librije is back in the top 50 of the World's 50 Best Restaurants. The baby of chef Jonnie Boer and his wife Therese made it to 38th place, up from last year's 71st

Jun 6 '16 09:02

A massive 64 percent of Dutch voters think that ethnic profiling by the police is acceptable if it is done to fight crime, according to the latest poll by Maurice de Hond

Jun 1 '16 08:38

Typhoon will work with the police in their training to avoid racial profiling, the rapper said on Instagram. He is responding to a request Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice made in parliament on Tuesday.

May 31 '16 08:10

Two Zwolle police officers will be reprimanded for pulling rapper Typhoon over on Monday based on his skin color and the fact that he was driving an expensive car. Typhoon writes about the incident on his Instagram, saying that he was pulled over not because of a traffic violation, but because his "profile" did not correspond to his new car.

May 24 '16 12:10

A 20-year-old woman from Zwolle is looking for the people who assaulted her and a friend after an evening out in her home town. The assault started with a man calling her friend a "nigger" and ended with the Zwolle woman being hit in the face with a glass, leaving her with a deep cut under the eye and permanent scarring, she writes on Facebook.

May 6 '16 07:31

The 14 Liberation Day festivals in the Netherlands on Thursday drew a record number of over a million people, according to the police. The most visited festivals were in Groningen, Zwolle, Wageningen and Haarlem.

Apr 28 '16 09:01

The cold weather on Wednesday meant a quieter King's Day in most all of the Netherlands, with many people opting to stay indoors and watch the festivities on television. More than 3.4 million people watched the live broadcast of the royal family's visit to Zwolle. Last year the royal family had a TV audience of about 2.5 million, according to figures from KijkOnderzoek.

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