Eindhoven

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Jan 3 '17 16:15

A 9-year-old child threatened store personnel in Eindhoven with a knife after he was caught shoplifting. The store employees stopped the boy before he could leave the Action store and tried to take him to the office. He pulled a knife and started waving it about, ANP reports.

The employees managed to take the knife from the boy. The 9-year-old grabbed a pen and again tried to stab the employees. When the employees took the pen from him, he started screaming.

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Dec 29 '16 13:05

A home on Honthorststraat in Eindhoven was severely damaged by an explosion around 4:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. The police closed down the street in the Burghplan neighborhood for investigation, the police said on Twitter.

According to newspaper AD, the resident was home when the explosion happened, but managed to escape unharmed. 

The home's windows were broken and several cars in the area were damaged. The home's facade also sustained damage. 

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Dec 23 '16 12:45

A motorcycle police officer accused of of knocking over a scooter rider, seriously injuring him, was acquitted of attempted manslaughter. The Eindhoven cop was found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm and sentenced to 100 hours of community service, Omroep Brabant reports.

The Public Prosecutor demanded 120 hours of community service, one day in prison and a 29 day suspended prison sentence. According to the Public Prosecutor, the 43-year-old cop took a massive risk when he pushed the suspect over while the scooter was in motion.

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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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Dec 22 '16 09:00

In the third quarter of this year, Schiphol and Eindhoven airport both accommodated a record number of passengers, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released. At Schiphol 18.6 million passengers crossed the floor, an 8 percent increase compared to the same quarter last year. Eindhoven had 1.5 million passengers, a 15 percent increase.

According to Statistics Netherlands, these two Dutch airports have seen an increase in passenger each quarter for the past six years. 

Dec 13 '16 09:33

Cocaine use in the cities of Utrecht and Eindhoven increased significantly over the past year, according to the European agency for drugs and drug addiction EMCDDA based on a study on drugs in the sewage of cities, ANP reports. 

In Utrecht the amount of cocaine residue found in the sewage was twice as high as last year. According to the researchers' calculations, about half a kilo of cocaine is used in the city each day. In Eindhoven that number is slightly higher. 

Nov 29 '16 11:57

The Public Prosecutor filed an appeal in the in 1995. Earlier this month suspect Jos de G. was the 15-year-old girl and sentenced to 5 years in prison. But the court acquitted him of killing the Eindoven teen. 

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Nov 24 '16 15:55

The Regional Disciplinary Tribunal in Eindhoven suspended a doctor in Brabant for six months for a sexual relationship he had with a patient, Omroep Brabant reports.

After two appointments with the doctor, the female patient asked the doctor if he was single. They chatted online and had sex in her home. The woman found out that the doctor was already in a relationship and refused to make an end to it. So she decided to file a complaint with the disciplinary committee.

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Nov 22 '16 12:15

Several hundred passengers were evacuated from Eindhoven Airport on Tuesday morning after the discovery of an unattended bag. Dogs trained to sniff out explosives were deployed. The bag contained nothing suspicious and the airport was opened again, AD reports.

The evacuation did lead to delays for football team PSV, who was scheduled to travel to Madrid for a Champons League match against Atletico Madrid. Their plane was scheduled for departure 15 minutes after the evacuation ocurred.

Nov 21 '16 15:00

Family members left the courtroom sobbing as a judge in Den Bosch acquitted a man -repeatedly accused of sexual offences- of manslaughter in the 1995 death of teen Nicole van den Hurk. The not-guilty verdict was read shortly after the court convicted him of rape in the attack on the victim. The crime remained an open cold case until a DNA match led to the arrest of Jos de G. in 2014.

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Nov 21 '16 07:41

The Netherlands had its first autumn storm of the season on Sunday. Five people were injured in Arnhem when deck screens were blown over and hit them. And reports of damage came in from accross the country, NOS reports. 

Oct 27 '16 09:29

A police officer in Eindhoven is being prosecuted for hitting a pedestrian with his car, causing serious injury, in August. The Rijksrecherche, the department that handles internal police investigations, looked into the incident and based on that investigation the Public Prosecutor decided to prosecute, NOS reports.

The incident happened on Sunday, August 7th. The officer was responding to a report, but could not move his car because a group of people was in the way. He drove in their direction at walking speed.

Oct 20 '16 10:10

A 15-year-old boy from Eindhoven was arrested on suspicion of sedition through social media. Using the name "Coco the Clown" he called people on Instagram to gather at a shopping center in Woensel

Oct 10 '16 15:05

The riot police broke up an illegal rave in an empty building in Eindhoven during the early hours of Sunday morning. Seven people were arrested

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Sep 19 '16 07:24

The A67 from Eindhoven towards Venlo was partly closed between Leenderheide and Someren on Monday morning after a police chase ended in a car rolling

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Sep 12 '16 08:14

A total of five people were injured in various stabbings across the Netherlands on Saturday night and during the early hours of Sunday morning. The police reported stabbings in Schiedam, Eindhoven, Helmond and Drachten.

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Sep 8 '16 15:20

Two Nijmegen police officers had a special lunch guest on Tuesday. They picked up an 87-year-old man busy with a pilgrimage from England to Eindhoven and offered him a hearty meal at one officer's home, the Nijmegen police write on Facebook.

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Sep 6 '16 07:45

The A2 highway from Maastricht to Eindhoven is closed on Tuesday morning after an accident left about 3 thousand chickens wandering the road

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Sep 2 '16 15:00

State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice asked his ministry's Inspectorate to launch an investigation at psychiatric institution Woenselse Poort in Eindhoven following a series of suicides and other incidents. "We want quick clarification on what the facts are", Dijkhoff said

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Aug 25 '16 07:23

The police arrested a 22-year-old man in Eindhoven on suspicion of preparing for a terrorist crime, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday.

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Aug 24 '16 10:19

The police are investigating whether there is a connection between two separate attempts to kill a 34-year-old man from Eindhoven, the last on August 16th. On Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday night the police revealed some more information on the case in the hopes that tips from the public may lead to an arrest.

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Aug 19 '16 13:10

Four people - a married couple from Sittard and a mother and daughter from Schiedam - were arrested at Eindhoven Airport on August 5th on suspicion of drug trafficking, presumably to Denmark, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday.

Aug 17 '16 12:15

A 34-year-old man who was critically injured in a shooting in Eindhoven on Tuesday night, survived another attempted assassination 15 months ago, acquaintances of the victim said to the Telegraaf.

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Aug 17 '16 07:35

A 34-year-old man was severely injured in a shooting in a shooting in Eindhoven on Tuesday night. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The police are looking for witnesses.

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