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Michael Jackson statue in Best
Apr 2 '19 15:10

A 10 meter high statue of Michael Jackson was removed from the McDonald's restaurant in Best. The removal is a reaction to the documentary Leaving Neverland, in which two men accuse the American singer of abusing them when they were children, Omroep Brabant reports.

Lady Justice in Antwerp; one of few statues in which the lady is not blindfolded
Nov 13 '18 14:30

On Monday the court sentenced 40-year-old Toon N. to 12 years in prison for shooting and killing Yassine Majiti in the parking lot of Beachclub Sunrise in Best last year. The Public Prosecutor demanded 16 years in prison against the man, the Telegraaf reports.

The shooting happened during a salsa party early on the morning of November 6th, 2017. There were several disturbances between the groups of men that the victim and suspect belonged to. The fight spilled over into the parking lot, where Majiti was shot in the head at close range. 

Crime scene tape
Nov 13 '18 13:40

The police believe that five shooting incidents in Eindhoven and Best this year may all be linked. Investigators think they may be the result of a conflict in the drug world that got out of hand, was revealed on detection program Bureau Brabant on Monday, Omroep Brabant reports. 

Jack-o'-lantern
Nov 6 '18 10:50

A ghost tour in Best was cut short on Saturday evening after four underage girls were grabbed and molested by three adult men, the Oost-Brabant police confirmed to newspaper AD.

The victims, aged 12 to 17 years, were dressed in costumes and stood at the canal with another girl and two adults to frighten participants during the tour. At around 9:00 p.m. three men, aged around 25 years, came up to the group and grabbed the older girls' breasts and buttocks. The younger girls were also grabbed. 

Dutch police crime scene tape
Oct 1 '18 08:28

The police are investigating two large explosions in homes in Eindhoven and Best early on Saturday morning. In both cases explosives were thrown into the homes. No one was injured, but a large amount of damage was caused, ANP reports.

Jail
Sep 13 '18 07:54

One of the suspects in a shooting on Melde in Best early in June, committed suicide while in custody in the prison in Vught, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Security confirmed to Omroep Brabant. 

Sources identified the man as 36-year-old Walter D. to the broadcaster.

Crime scene tape
Jun 5 '18 07:48

Shots were fired on Melde in Best around 7:15 p.m. on Monday. One man was found injured at the scene. Another wounded man was found a few blocks away. Whether he was shot is not clear. Both wounded men were arrested, Omroep Brabant reports.

Police uniform
May 7 '18 11:40

A woman was shot at on the street in the Noord-Brabant village of Best on Monday morning. She sustained minor injuries. The police are looking for a slim person wearing dark clothing and a black helmet. 

The shooting happened on Mr. C. Goselingstraat, the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter around 9:00 a.m. The perpetrator's description was spread on citizens notification system Burgernet. The authorities call on people not to approach the suspect themselves, but to call the police if a person matching the description is spotted.

Arrest
May 4 '18 12:50

A Dutch-Polish drug gang was busted in a combined effort by the Dutch, Polish and German police. The Dutch police raided multiple places in the south of the Netherlands on April 16th and 17th and arrested seven suspects. Another seven suspects were arrested in Poland. They are all suspected of being part of a criminal organization involved in drug trafficking and dealing in chemicals intended for the production of synthetic drugs, the police said on Friday.

Police guard in a detention center
Mar 7 '18 15:20

The police arrested three men on Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in a massive brawl in the court of Den Bosch on February 21st. They are two brothers and a cousin of Yassine Majiti, who was shot to death in Best last year, the men's lawyer confirmed to AD. A fourth suspect is still being sought.

Feb 5 '18 13:00

Steven van der Heijden removed himself from the municipal election candidate list for the D66 in Best over a beheading 'joke'. In 2016 he shared a photo in a group message in which fellow student and now Leefbaar Etten-Leur councilor is depicted as a prisoner of terrorist organization Islamic State that is about to be beheaded, De Gelderlander reports.

Raats reported to picture to the police at the time. When he found out that Van Heijden is appearing on the electoral list of the D66 faction in Best, he posted his displeasure about this online. 

Dutch police officers responding to a report of a crime
Nov 6 '17 07:19

A 33-year-old man from Den Bosch was killed in a shooting at Beachclub Sunrise in Best, Noord-Brabant, on Sunday night. A 34-year-old man from the same hometown sustained minor injuries. The police are investigating what happened, AD reports.

The shooting happened around 11:45 p.m. in the club's parking lot on Ekkersweijer, while a dance party was happening inside. Many people heard the shooting and went outside to see what happened. The police are speaking to witnesses.

Police
Oct 5 '17 11:30

A 101-year-old woman was robbed in her Utrecht home by a beggar who followed her home from the store on Wednesday morning. And in Best a 91-year-old woman was injured by a burglar who came into her home while she was sleeping early that same morning.

A police officer aiming his service weapon
Oct 4 '17 09:30

The police shot an armed man in the leg in the center of Best on Tuesday night. He was carrying a firearm, the police said in a statement.

According to the police, the man had a breakdown around 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening. He caused some property damage to his home on Raadhuisplein, threatened to open the gas and climbed onto the roof of his house. Several police officers, a negotiator and the fire department responded to the home. They repeatedly tried to make contact with the man. Around 8:00 p.m. they concluded that he was not at the house. 

Dennis Struijk assassinated on Johannes Klingenstraat in Best, 31 Aug 2017
Sep 1 '17 08:10

A 35-year-old man from Eindhoven was gunned down while sitting in a car on Johannes Klingenstraat in Best on Thursday night. He died at the scene. The victim is Dennis Struijk, the police confirmed to Eindhovens Dagblad. He has a criminal record and this was not the first attempt on his life, according to the newspaper.

High school classroom
May 17 '17 15:00

A young teacher was suspended from the Heerbeeck College in Best, Noord-Brabant for "inappropriate behavior with three students". The school itself does not want to comment on the affair, but students told Omroep Brabant that the teacher asked male students for pictures of their genitals - dick pics - in exchange for better grades.

Mark de Bonte, missing from Best from 5 Nov 2016
Feb 28 '17 13:40

There is no evidence that Belgian kickboxer Marc de Bonte was killed in any form of crime, the Dutch police concluded. The investigation into the 26-year-old Belgian's death is therefore now closed, AD reports.

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Dec 7 '16 07:21

The police are investigating a possible hostage situation in Best, Noord-Brabant. Two suspects, men aged 24 and 25 years from Valkenswaard, were arrested on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports.

The investigation was triggered by a wounded man showing up at a police station on Tuesday afternoon. He told the police that he was held against his will, according to newspaper AD. He was treated for his injuries, though the police would not say what the nature of those injuries were.

Mark de Bonte, missing from Best from 5 Nov 2016
Nov 28 '16 09:41

The police officially identified the body found in the Wilhelmina canal in Oirschot on November 24th. It is missing Belgian kickboxer Marc de Bonte. Detectives are still investigating how the 26-year-old man died and ended up in the canal, the police said on Sunday.

Mark de Bonte, missing from Best from 5 Nov 2016
Nov 25 '16 07:31

The body of a man was found in the Wilhelmina canal near Rijt in Oirschot on Thursday afternon. The police are 99 percent certain that the body is missing Belgian kickboxer Marc de Bonte, his coach Ludo Kaethoven said to newspaper AD.

According to the coach, the police based their preliminary identification on the clothes the victim was wearing. Detectives came to inform his family.

A sailor noticed the floating body and called the police. It is still unclear how the man died and ended up in the canal. 

Mark de Bonte, missing from Best from 5 Nov 2016
Nov 9 '16 12:00

Belgian kickboxer Marc de Bonte disappeared in the Netherlands during the early hours of Saturday morning. After discussing the missing person case on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday night, the police received nine tips. But none contained concrete information about the whereabouts of the 26-year-old man, a spokesperson said to AD.

De Bonte disappeared somewhere during the early hours of Saturday morning. He attended a a party at his gym in Bladel and then left for his girlfriend's house in Best, but he never arrived.

Gavel
Jul 18 '16 15:15

The first suspect in a massive drug crime investigation in Southern Netherlands, so called operation Trefpunt, appeared in the court in Den Bosch on Monday. The Public Prosecutor demanded 21 months in prison, seven of which conditionally suspended, against suspect Frans R

No Surrender
Jun 17 '16 16:10

A 36-year-old man from Tilburg was arrested on Monday in one of the biggest investigations into organized drug crime in Zuid-Nederland. The man in question is Corin D., president of the Tilburg chapter of motorcycle gang No Surrender, Omroep Brabant reports based on information from "a reliable source".

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Jun 10 '16 14:35

Maarten Schilders from Best received a medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund on Thursday for his crucial role in saving two girls from a house fire their father started

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