Etten-Leur

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Mar 13 '19 12:40

A man who was shot by the police in Etten-Leur on Tuesday morning after he threatened police officers with a cleaver, passed away in hospital. He was identified as a 57-year-old resident of Etten-Leur, NU.nl reports. 

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Mar 12 '19 10:00

The police shot a man in Etten-Leur on Tuesday morning after he threatened officers with a cleaver. According to the police, the incident happened on Muldersweg at around 8:00 a.m. The man was taken to hospital by ambulance, NU.nl reports.

The police responded to the scene after a report of a possibly disturbed man with a cleaver acting aggressively. The man threatened the responding officers and refused to put down the knife. When he did not respond to a warning shot, the police decided to shoot him, according to the newspaper.

Football
Feb 4 '19 16:20

A 22-year-old man from Etten-Leur was arrested on Sunday night for threatening a 15-year-old boy with a gun. The man threatened the teenager after he scored a goal during a five to five game on Hobodreef in the Noord-Brabant town, the Telegraaf reports.

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Aug 14 '18 09:47

A young family who fell victim to a fire in a shed in Etten-Leur on Monday morning, lived in the garden shed for three years. A 32-year-old woman was killed in the fire. Her 30-year-old husband and their 2-year-old son were injured. The family was registered at the main house on Nieuwe Kerkstraat and the municipality did not know they were living in a garden shed, AD reports.

Aug 13 '18 07:28

A woman was killed in a fire in a shed on Nieuwe Kerkstraat in Etten-Leur on Monday morning. Her husband was seriously injured. Their young child was also taken to hospital, ANP reports.

Emergency services responded to the burning shed around 5:00 a.m. Surrounding homes were evacuated. The fire has since been extinguished.

The young family temporarily lived in the shed, which belongs to a family member. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

 

Irrigation
Jun 22 '18 13:30

Farmers in West-Brabant are not allowed to use surface water to irrigate their fields. Waterboard Brabantse Delta implemented this ban on Thursday due to drought. The ban will be in effect until further notice, Omroep Brabant reports.

The ban applies to catchment areas Kibbelvaart, Lokkervaart, Bosloop and the Wouwse grounds, located in Breda, Etten-Leur, Halderberge, Rucphen, Steenbergen, Bergen op Zoom and Roosendaal, according to the broadcaster. The water board will check whether the ban is complied with. 

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May 1 '18 08:40

The perpetrators who robbed safety deposit boxes in the Rabobank in Ouenbosch early in March, let them self be locked into the bank for two days to do so, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NU.nl.

Rabobank
Apr 30 '18 08:35

The police arrested two men on Monday morning in connection with a robbery of safety deposit boxes at the Rabobank in Oudenbosch early in March. Both suspects work for EBN - the company that provides security for the bank, the Telegraaf reports.

According to the Telegraaf, an alarm in the bank went off shortly before the robbery. Cameras recorded security guards behaving suspiciously. 

Police officer points his firearm at a suspect during an arrest
Apr 24 '18 10:30

Shots were fired on Wielewaal in Etten-Leur around 11:50 p.m. on Monday. Two suspects, a Dutch man and a Belgian, were later arrested on the A58 near Bergen op Zoom, BN DeStem reports.

No one was injured in the shooting. The suspects are a 20-year-old man from Antwerp and an 18-year-old from Bergen op Zoom. 

The police found the suspects on the A58 near Bergen op Zoom. As they were believed to be armed and dangerous, the police arrested them at gunpoint as a precaution. A police dog was also deployed.

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Jan 3 '18 08:10

With the first storm of the year hitting the Netherlands today, the first storm damage reports of the year are also coming in. According to Weerplaza, a gust of 141 kilometers per hour was measured in Vlissingen early on Wednesday morning. The storm is expected to peak between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Dec 4 '17 11:50

A 40-year-old player for football club Victoria '03 from Oudenbosch was arrested for kicking a player for football club DSE in the head during a match between the two teams in Etten-Leur on Sunday. The victim was taken to hospital, Omroep Brabant reports.

The DSE player's condition is stable, a board member of the club said to the broadcaster. 

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Oct 23 '17 16:00

A drug lab was found in a garage behind a home on Brederolaan in Etten-Leur on Monday morning. Two people, a man and a woman, were arrested, a police spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl.

A large hole was dug into the floor of the garage, according to BN De Stem. Local residents told the newspaper that this hole was a recent addition - a container of sand was recently driven away. Exactly what the hole was used for, is not clear.

Crime scene tape
Sep 1 '17 08:27

A young man firing a shot during an argument on Deken Koopmanslaan in Etten-Leur on Thursday afternoon, had the street on lockdown for hours. Armed police officers surrounded the home they believed the man to be hiding in and were still trying to make contact when the 22-year-old turned himself in at a police station some three hours later, BN De Stem reports.

The 22-year-old man quarreled with someone on the street around 3:00 p.m., local residents told the newspaper. He headbutted the other person and fired a shot. The police were called.

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Aug 22 '17 13:00

The police arrested two men from Breda in Etten-Leur after a short car chase during the early hours of Tuesday morning. In their car officers found a sword and two batons, the police said in a statement. 

Officers signaled the two men to stop around 1:30 a.m. They ignored this and sped away. The police gave chase. On Moerdijkse Postbaan the car flew off the road and came to a halt. Neither of the men were injured.

Large stash of WWII munitions discovered in a shed on Paukeslag in Etten-Leur after it caught fire, 29 May 2017
May 30 '17 14:45

Etten-Leur residents were shaken by sudden explosions on Monday night when a shed containing a large collection of WWII munitions caught fire. The fire caused a number of the WWII items to blow up. The fire was extinguished and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is investigating, according to NU.nl.

Police
Apr 27 '17 08:45

A 25-year-old motorist from Prinsenbeek was arrested on King's Night for crashing into three pedestrians in Breda and then driving off. An 18-year-old man from Glize and a 20-year-old man from Hoogerheide were taken to hospital for treatment. The third, a 21-year-old from Etten-Leur, sustained minor injuries, the police said in a statement.

The motorist sped away after hitting the pedestrians, but the police were able to track him down. He was arrested in a parking lot in Etten-Leur shortly after the incident. A breathalyzer test revealed that the he had too much to drink.

Firefighters at a villa on Ouwer in Etten-Leur, fire caused by an explosion, 26 Mar 2017
Mar 27 '17 08:08

A villa on Ouwer in Etten-Leur was destroyed by a fire that the police believe was caused by an explosion during the early hours of Sunday morning. The home belonged to drug criminal Johan V., RTL Nieuws reports.

The building was completely destroyed in the fire. According to the fire department, no one was inured. The fire started around 01:00 a.m. on Sunday. Local residents heard three bangs, they told BN de Stem. They expect the explosion was an attack in the criminal environment. "They threw fire bombs through the windows", a neighbor said to the newspaper.

Rat snake on the loose in Etten-Leur,
Mar 17 '17 10:55

A rat snake escaped form its cage on Bazuinlaan in Etten-Leur on Thursday night. The police call on residents to keep an eye out for the snake, so it can be returned home.

The snake is not venomous and completely harmless, the police assure local residents. It is about a meter long and has a distinctive orange color.

If you spot the snake, call the police. 

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Feb 27 '17 11:10

Escaped criminal Elias A. was arrested by a SWAT team in Etten-Leur on Friday, more than five weeks after he escaped police custody in Rotterdam, Weekblad De Bode reports.

The 24-year-old fugitive escaped police custody while visiting a hospital in Rotterdam on January 18th, despite still being handcuffed. He is a suspect in two shootings, one kidnapping and a violent robbery.

Police sign
Aug 19 '16 08:45

Residents of the Hooghuis neighborhood in the Brabant town of Etten-Leur are dealing with a problem neighbor. The man regularly masturbates around his house, is becoming more and more aggressive and on Thursday even chased another resident around with a butcher knife

Satudarah
Jun 29 '16 13:40

A couple from Etten-Leur was arrested at Eindhoven airport on Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of money laundering, the police said in a statement on their website. The 51-year-old man is a "prominent member of outlaw motorcycle gang Satudarah", according to the police.

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Jun 13 '16 13:45

The police discovered almost 2 kilograms of hard drugs hidden in a freezer in an Etten-Leur home during the early hours of Monday morning. The 51-year-old resident of the home was arrested.

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Jun 13 '16 12:45

The Etten-Leur police arrested 11 underage boys on Sunday for brawling in an asylum shelter. The boys, aged 15 to 17 years and mostly from Syria and Eritrea, are suspected of public violence

Feb 29 '16 10:13

An aggressive man was arrested in Etten-Leur during the early hours of Sunday morning. He tried to stab a cafe employee and then tried to force his way into the locked cafe with a big knife and a taser. The police fired two warning shots during the arrest.

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