Breda

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Mar 13 '18 11:10

An accident involving a public bus and a cyclist in Breda on Tuesday morning left the cyclist seriously injured. The victim was rushed to hospital by ambulance. A bus passenger sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene, Omroep Brabant reports.

The accident happened at the crossing of Ettensebaan and Zuilenstraat. The bus is still standing on the bus lane, but traffic can pass it. The police are investigating.

Wallet
Mar 6 '18 10:30

The suburbs around the large cities in the Netherlands have relatively many residents with a high income, while the median income in the cities themselves are largely lower than the national average, according to figures Statistics Netherlands published on Tuesday.

Sex doll Fenna from MyTenga
Feb 21 '18 15:20

Fourteen lifelike and very expensive sex dolls that were stolen from exclusive sex shop Mytenga in Breda last year, were returned to the store on Tuesday. Owner Niels van der Voort is very happy to have them back, but they were quite damaged, he said to Omroep Brabant.

Police officers on the street
Jan 24 '18 10:17

A 25-year-old man found dead in a Breda flat earlier this month is very likely one of two perpetrators of a violent robbery in Bladel last year, according to the police. That robbery forms part of an investigation into Rabobank employees tipping criminals off about people withdrawing large sums of money at the bank.

The police found trace evidence in the Bladel victim's home that investigators linked to the man murdered in the Breda flat, the police said in a statement on Wednesday. 

Jan 16 '18 09:59

The Koninklijke Marechaussee is calling for more supervision and security at small airports in the Netherlands, Trouw reports. The lack of supervision at the 11 smaller airports in the country makes them vulnerable to drug- and human trafficking, according to the newspaper.

The Koninklijke Marechaussee is a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for airport security.

Police cordon off crime scene investigation on Pieter Calandlaand
Jan 11 '18 10:50

The two men that on jumped from the 4-story balcony trying to escape from the police on Tusday are suspected of murder and illegal possession of weapons. 

The news comes from the suspects' lawyer Menno Buntsma, according to newspaper NOS, while the Public prosecutor has not yet confirmed anything. 

The two men are suspected of killing the man that was found dead in the flat from which they fled. The victim is a 25-years-old man not registered in the Netherlands.  

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Jan 9 '18 12:00

The body of a dead man was found in a flat where two suspects apparently tried to evade police by leaping from the third-floor apartment’s balcony. The two suspects were seriously injured as a result and taken to an area hospital under police supervision.

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Jan 5 '18 07:12

The police arrested four people on the A16 near Dordrecht on Thursday evening after receiving a report about someone firing a gun from a car. The shots were fired on the A20 highway, and the suspects arrested on the A16, a police spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl.

The suspects were arrested in a vehicle with Belgian license plates. The police used the dangerous suspects technique to approach them, as there was a chance that they had a firearm. Whether a gun was found, is not yet clear.

The A16 towards Breda was closed off completely during the arrest. 

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Dec 28 '17 08:30

A 35-year-old man from Tilburg was arrested in connection with the murder of 58-year-old Hennie de Laat, who was found dead on Hoogvensestraat in the city on Saturday night. The suspect was arrested in Breda on Wednesday afternoon, the victim's daughter confirmed to Omroep Brabant.

Warning sign in Amsterdam Oost, 30 Nov 2017
Dec 22 '17 08:29

For the first time in years, the number of burglaries in the Netherlands increased in 2016. Last year a total of 64 thousand burglary claims were filed with insurers, compared to 61 thousand in 2015, according to figures from the Dutch association of insurers VNV, ANP reports.

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Nov 28 '17 15:00

The Breda police arrested a 24-year-old man for involvement in his 7-month-old son's death last week, RTL Nieuws reports.

Emergency services responded to the young family's home last week Sunday. The baby boy was admitted to hospital in a critical condition. He died the next day. An autopsy revealed that he did not die of natural causes. A team of 20 detectives were put on the case.

Ridderstraat in Breda Centrum
Nov 24 '17 12:10

Almere and Breda have the best city centers in the Netherlands, according to the jury of the Best City Center 2017-2019 election. Breda won in the category large city centers, and Almere in the category medium-sized city centers, NOS reports.

Crime scene tape
Nov 16 '17 07:22

A daycare on Liesboslaan in Breda was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon after someone reported that there was a bomb in the building. Surrounding homes were also evacuated, and a number of streets were closed. It turned out to be a false alarm, the police said in a statement. 

The police received the bomb threat around 2:00 p.m. The 60 kids and their carers were evacuated and taken to a nearby hotel, a police spokesperson said to NU.nl. An hour later they were allowed to return to the daycare. 

Cannabis
Nov 7 '17 15:50

A total of 25 municipalities have signed up so far to take part in the Rutte III government's experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation, NOS reports. The government wants to start the experiment next year by letting eight to ten municipalities regulate the marijuana cultivation for their regions. 

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Nov 1 '17 11:50

Employees of residential care center Thebe in Breda published a black book listing over 300 problems in the organization's homes. According to the employees, the homes deal with chronic staff shortages, high workloads and situations in which the care of residents is seriously inadequate.

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Oct 31 '17 13:40

A 15-year-old boy from Amsterdam and an 18-year-old boy from Duiven were arrested for ordering a firearm, with ammunition and silencer, on the dark web. The two were remanded into custody on Friday by the Rotterdam magistrate, NU.nl reports.

The 15-year-old was arrested on October 25th, when he went to pick up the weapon at the older boy's instruction in Breda. An undercover police officer was waiting for him at the address, and arrested him. The Duiven boy was arrested at the same time on Amsterdam Central Station, where he was waiting for his friend to return with the firearm. 

Stedelijk Gymnasium Breda
Oct 6 '17 16:10

A reunion planned at the Stedelijk Gymnasium in Breda for Saturday, was canceled after the school received a threatening email. The school felt the threat in the email was serious enough to report to the police, rector Pieter Breuer said to AD.

"It's only one line, but that was enough for us to go to the police. They advised far-reaching security measures. After internal consultation, I decided to postpone the reunion. We expect a thousand guest and we want to keep it festive. That can not be done in this way", the rector said.

Forensic investigators at a crime scene
Oct 6 '17 15:30

Seven shots were fired at 32-year-old Harib A. in front of his home on Jan David Zocherstraat in Breda early on Thursday morning. Six bullets hit him. A. knows that he is very lucky to have survived the attempted assassination, but has no idea why he was targeted, his lawyer Menno Buntsma said to RTL Nieuws. 

Storm damage in Eekhout park in Zwolle, 5 Oct 2017
Oct 6 '17 08:05

An autumn storm that hit the Netherlands on Thursday mostly caused damage in the east and north of the country. The biggest disruption caused by the storm, was when tents set up for horse event CSI Salland were blown down in Mariënheem, sending a number of expensive horses running, RTL Nieuws reports.

Crime scene tape
Oct 5 '17 12:10

A man was shot several times in front of a home on Jan David Zocherstraat in Breda early on Thursday morning. He was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. The gunman is still at large, Omroep Brabant reports.

A neighbor told the broadcaster that she heard "three clear shots" around 00:45 a.m. and then a car speeding away.

3,800 kilos of cocaine intercepted at the port of Antwerp, Sept 2017
Sep 20 '17 14:50

Two suspects were arrested in Breda on Monday after the authorities intercepted 3,800 kilograms of cocaine in the port of Antwerp. The suspects are a 56-year-old man from Oosterhout and a 39-year-old man from Roosendaal, the Dutch police said in a statement. 

The cocaine was found in a sea container during a customs check at the port of Antwerp over the weekend. The drugs were hidden among a load of bananas from Columbia. According to the police, the cocaine has a street value of 100 million euros. 

Casino
Sep 14 '17 15:10

Two armed men robbed the Players Casino on Ginnekenweg in Breda on Wednesday night. No one was injured. The perpetrators are still at large.

The armed duo came into the gambling hall around 11:00 p.m. and forced everyone inside to lie down on the ground, according to the police. The robbers threatened an employee with a firearm and forced the employee to hand over money. They then fled on a dark colored scooter towards Zuidelijke Rondweg. 

School bags
Sep 14 '17 12:30

Noord-Brabant school community De Rooi Pannen is taking over most of its pupils' study fees and costs. From next year, the parents of the around 8 thousand De Rooi Pannen pupils will only have to pay the legally mandatory course- or lesson fees and the purchase costs of working clothes, Omroep Brabant reports.

Crime scene tape
Sep 13 '17 12:00

A woman was stabbed and critically injured in Breda on Wednesday morning. The perpetrator fled after the incident, the police said on Twitter.

The stabbing happened around the porch of a home on the crossing of Merwedestraat and Rijnstraat, according to newspaper AD. The police closed the street with crime scene tape for investigation.

The injured woman was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. The motive for the stabbing is unclear.

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