Breda

Police
Apr 10 '17 07:23

An explosion in front of a home on Elzenbroek in Breda woke up the entire street around 3:30 a.m. on Monday morning. The police believe a hand grenade was involved. The home and at least three cars were damaged, a police spokesperson told NOS.

The four residents of the home, including two children, were unharmed. The home's window was shattered. 

The circumstances around the explosion, which happened in the neighborhood Haagse Beemden, is still unclear. The police are investigating and expect that the investigation will take some time. 

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Mar 27 '17 07:49

A 63-year-old woman from Breda was found dead in a forest in Ulvenhout on Sunday. Her body was found by sniffer dogs during a training exercise, NU.nl reports.

The woman went missing in January. According to the police, the body was lying in the forest for "quite a time". While the cause of the woman's death is not yet clear, the police don't believe she was murdered.

The body was found along the Huisdreef. The sniffer dogs in training were in the middle of an exercise when one of the animals caught a scent. The dog trainers called the police. 

 

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Mar 14 '17 15:45

A group of Dutch entrepreneurs, united under the name Legal Cannabis Coalition (LCC), wants to cultivate cannabis in the former Breda prison known in Dutch as the Koepelgevangenis, television program Brandpunt reports. The entrepreneurs and their companies have no experience in cannabis cultivation, but hope to get their hands on a large part of the cannabis market.

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Mar 10 '17 14:53

A wheelchair bound woman was attacked with a corrosive liquid on Jacob Catssingel in Breda on Friday afternoon. The woman told the police that two men on a scooter followed her from a park around 1:00 p.m. and threw the liquid over her, Omroep Brabant reports.

The perpetrators fled after attacking the woman. The police believe that hydrochloric acid was used in the attack. 

Shopping center Brabantplein in Brabantpark, Breda
Mar 8 '17 07:45

Residents of all apartments in the Brabantpark area  of Breda were informed on Tuesday that their balconies are not safe. Housing association WonenBreburg sent the residents of 160 apartments a letter advising them not to step onto the balconies because they may collapse. A total of 320 balconies' safety can not be guaranteed, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Mar 2 '17 09:20

PVV leader Geert Wilders is resuming his party's public campaign for the upcoming parliamentary elections. "We are going into the country", he said on Wednesday, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Mar 1 '17 10:45

Two police officers were attacked by two men from Breda while trying to break up a fight during Carnival celebrations in Prinsenbeek, the police said in a statement.

Around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday two cycling police officers noticed a woman attacking a doorman in a bar on Markt in Prinsenbeek. The two officers intervened and tried to arrest the 25-year-old woman. She completely lost it, according to the police.

Two men interfered with the arrest and attacked the cops. One of the police officers was hit so hard that his helmet broke. 

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Feb 23 '17 15:20

After watching a SBS6 television program about life in camp grounds Fort Oranje on Wednesday, Breda resident Gerrie Vermeulen was so shocked that he decided to spring into action. He set up a Facebook group "Save the people of Fort Oranje" in the hopes that some publicity will get the attention of politicians, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Feb 23 '17 08:57

The police arrested six people in connection with the kidnapping of a 53-year-old man in the small Dutch town of Nunspeet in December. The arrests were made on Wednesday, the police said in a statement. So far no information was released about the motive for the kidnapping.

The suspects are two men from Breda age 50 and 29, two from Tilburg age 36 and 30, a 59-year-old from Rotterdam and a 67-year-old man from Alphen aan den Rijn. Seven homes in Breda, Tilburg, Oss, Rotterdam and Alphen aan den Rijn were raided. A number of items were seized, including two firearms.

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Jan 30 '17 13:20

A 22-year-old man from Breda was arrested on Sunday in connection with the theft of four chocolate-colored Old English Bulldog puppies from care farm De Mekkerbek in Baarle-Nassau last week, ANP reports.

The Breda police went to the man's home based on a tip and found one of the very expensive puppies there. 

De Mekkerbek posted photos of the missing puppies on Thursday, with a call for information. That post was shared over 120 thousand times.

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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 awarded two Golden Globes, NU.nl reports.

Elle won the Golden Globe for best foreign film and leading lady Isabelle Huppert won for best actress. 

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Jan 10 '17 08:35

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.

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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.

On December 19th, Amri drove a truck ino a Christmas market in Berlin. He was shot and killed by the Italian police in Milan four days later.

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Dec 22 '16 10:00

During Christmas and New Year's insurance companies in the Netherlands receive on average double the number of claims as on ordinary days, according to figures from the Dutch Association of Insurers. However, for the third year in a row there was a decrease in the number of burglary claims last year, AD reports.

Last year there wre some 38 thousand burglaries across the country, compared to 45 thousand in 2014. That is a decrease of about 18 percent. Compared to 2013, the number of burglary claims submitted per day halved from 250 to 125. 

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Nov 30 '16 09:57

The police made a breakthrough in the case surrounding the kidnapping of Gino Heeren and Rien de Koning from a car dealership in Breda on December 29th last year. Three new suspects were arrested on Tuesday. The 38-year-old man from Oosterhout, 39-year-old man from Breda and 27-year-old woman from Enschede are officially suspected of involvement in the kidnappings, AD reports.

Nov 9 '16 13:15

A massive 371 of the 393 municipalities in the Netherlands still hae money left in the budget they received from the state for home care and youth care last year, officials newspaper Binnenlands Bestuur reports based on its own research.

According to the newspaper, a number of municipalities including Oosterhout, Heerenveen and Dongeradeel did not spend about 30 percent of their care budget. In euros, Breda had the most money left - about 38 million euros of the 160 million euros that the government put into the municipal fund. 

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Nov 3 '16 16:00

The court in Breda sentenced 18-year-old Elias A. to 1.5 years in prison for killing 3-year-old Nasim in a hit-and-run accident in Breda on King's Day. Six months of the sentence is conditionally suspended. He also has to undergo treatement in a clinic and his driver's license is suspended for four years, the Telegraaf reports.

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Oct 24 '16 13:15

On Friday the Public Prosecutor demanded three years in prison, one of which conditionally suspended, against 18-year-old Elias A. for killing a toddler in a hit-and-run accident in Breda on King's Day. The Prosecutor also wants the teen's driver's license suspended for eight years and that he be treated in a clinic, NU.nl reports.

Oct 17 '16 14:45

Breda man John Vermetten is looking for the perpetrator that scratched text like "homo" and "buy a better car" into his dark blue Tesla last week. He turned to Facebook in his search for the perpetrator.

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Oct 13 '16 15:15

The Breda police are looking for a group of boys that harassed a teenage girl on two separate occasions. In the last time a boy wearing a Jigsaw mask from the horror movie series Saw groped her under the viaduct on Lunestraat.

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Oct 6 '16 17:00

The 3FM Glass House Serious Request action will be in Apeldoorn next year. DJ Michiel Veenstra spoke with Apeldoorn Mayor John Berends on Thursday, who said that the radio station is "incredibly welcome" in his city

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Sep 9 '16 16:05

State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure and Environment opened the brand new Breda train station to the Public on Thursday

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Sep 5 '16 13:40

A 48-year-old Lithuanian man was arrested on suspicion of involvement in a stabbing in Breda on Friday night that left one man dead, the police said in a statement.

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Aug 26 '16 09:49

The A59 east is closed at Breda between junction Zonzeel and Terheijden after two accidents involving trucks happened on Friday morning. The authorities hope to open the road to traffic by 11:00 a.m.

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