Gelderland

gas-leak
Jun 12 '18 10:10

The residents of 23 homes on Potsmaat in Doesburg, Gelderland were evacuated around 8:00 p.m. on Monday night due to a gas leak in one of the houses. A resident struck a gas pipe with a shovel while working in his crawl space, De Gelderlander reports.

The main gas line was turned off, and the fire department and Liander worked on closing the leak at the site. Part of the residential neighborhood was also closed down with police tape to keep people from wandering in.

Ambulance
Jun 8 '18 07:31

A 29-year-old man drowned in swimming pool De Dennen in the Gelderland town of Vorden overnight. How the man ended up in the pool is unclear. The police are investigating.

Emergency services responded to the pool on Oude Zutphenseweg around 3:00 a.m., according to De Stentor. First responders took the man out of the water and tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The pool will be closed on Friday for police investigation.

Police
Jun 5 '18 08:00

A police officer sustained minor injuries when a drunk driver attempted to flee from him in the Gelderland village of Eck en Wiel during the early hours of Monday morning. The officer was holding on to the man's car when he tried to speed away and was dragged for 10 to 15 meters, ANP reports.

This happened after a breathalyzer test showed that the man was driving under the influence of alcohol. The motorist was easy to trace, because the officer still had his driver's license.

The 34-year-old man was arrested at his home in Lienden on Monday morning. 

collegas-op-straat
May 23 '18 14:40

The police are investigating a report of a man tying a 12-year-old girl to a tree in the Gelderland town of Emst on Monday night, Omroep Gelderland reports.

The incident happened near the playing field on Dominee van Rijnstraat in Emst. The girl managed to free herself and call her mother. 

The police would like to talk to anyone who saw anything strange, or have surveillance camera footage of the area, between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Monday.

Crime scene
May 17 '18 11:50

Two boys with behavioral problems managed to slip away during school hours to go swimming, because of insufficient supervision by the staff of a school and a youth care institution in Zetten in Gelderland, three inspectorates concluded after investigation. As a result, one of the boys drowned in the Rhine river in May last year, NOS reports.

Forensic investigators at a crime scene
May 9 '18 14:40

A body was found in a home on H. Remmelinkweg in Drempt, Gelderland on Wednesday, the police report on Twitter. 

Who the victim is and how he or she died, is still unclear. The police are at the scene investigating.

According to De Gelderlander, the body was found at a farm that had been converted into the home. 

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Apr 30 '18 15:20

Four traffic accidents in Noord-Brabant and Gelderland claimed a total of six lives over the past 24 hours.

Sabrina Kovac
Apr 13 '18 10:50

The police are looking for 17-year-old Sabrina Kovac from Soest. The teenager left her home on Tuesday and hasn't been seen or heard from since.

A photo of Sabrina is being spread around. The police call on people in Gelderland and Limburg in particular to keep an eye out for Sabrina, because she has friends in those provinces, according to RTV Utrecht.

"We do not immediately assume a crime, but we are worried. A girl of that age should sleep at home in the night, or at least sleep where she belongs", police spokesperson Bernhard Jens said to the broadcaster. 

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Apr 6 '18 08:13

A body was removed from the Waal river near Brakel after a serious accident in which a car crashed into the river on Thursday night. It is possible that the accident claimed more lives, a police spokesperson said to De Gelderlander.

The accident happened around 10:50 p.m. A car crashed into the water on Veerdam in Brakel, Gelderland, close to the ferry to Herwijnen. Eyewitnesses saw the car's headlights shine under the water for a moment before they went out. The cause of the accident is still unclear.

gele-politiejas
Mar 21 '18 11:30

A body was found in a home on Akkerweg in Wijchen on Wednesday morning. The police responded to the home around 5:50 a.m. after receiving a report that the windows were blackened. The police suspect that a fire broke out "a few days earlier" and then burned itself out, De Gelderlander reports.

When firefighters entered the home, they found the body of a man. The victim has not yet been identified, but the police believe it is the occupant of the home.

Police guard in a detention center
Mar 19 '18 12:30

A candidate city councilor for party Stadsbelang Utrecht is currently in custody on suspicion of involvement in a failed ATM bombing in Druten in Gelderland. The candidate in question is 30-year-old Steven K., party leader Cees Bos confirmed to newspaper AD.

Demo_arrest_handcuffed-1020x575
Feb 20 '18 17:00

The police arrested a 17-year-old girl from Ingen in Gelderland on suspicion of involvement in a violent home invasion and assault in Lienden last year.

On January 26th, 2017 two men and a woman forced their way into the home of an elderly couple on Hofstede in Lienden. One resident was attacked with pepper spray and badly beaten. The perpetrators left without stealing anything. 

Feb 20 '18 11:10

Several children in the Gelderland village of Kootwijkerbroek were confronted by a killer clown, who is sometimes naked, over the past days. A number of schools in the neighborhood warned parents not to let their children walk to school or home alone, according to Omroep Gelderland.

The police are aware of the clown, a spokesperson told Barneveldse Krant. "We are taking it seriously and will therefore also investigate it", the spokesperson said on Monday. "I can not yet say what the state of affairs is at the moment."

Crime scene tape
Feb 20 '18 07:55

The body of a woman was found in a home on Kraaijenbergstraat in Hattem on Monday evening. The police believe she was killed in a crime. A man was arrested in the home on suspicion of involvement in the woman's death, the Gelderland police said on Twitter.

No details were released about the identity of the victim or the suspect. The police also didn't say how the woman died, or whether she and the man knew each other.

The police closed down the home for forensic investigation. According to NOS, police officers also spoke to local residents. 

collegas-op-straat
Feb 13 '18 10:50

Two police officers were assaulted at a Carnival party in Vaassen, Gelderland during the early hours of Tuesday morning. Two men from neighboring Emst were arrested, ANP reports. 

The officers were patrolling through the festivities when they addressed a young man about urinating in public around 2:20 a.m. Another man, and then several others, became involved and the situation escalated.

One officer was pushed to the ground and kicked in the head. The other was kicked and beaten. 

Feb 5 '18 11:00

The housing shortage in the Netherlands is estimated to keep growing until 2020, reaching a peak around the end of 2018, according to a study by real estate advisor Capital Value in collaboration with ABF Research, NU.nl reports.

Dutch police Arrest team
Jan 31 '18 10:14

The police raided a dozen locations in Oost-Brabant, Limburg and Gelderland early on Wednesday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into the trade of chemicals and narcotics. Five suspects were arrested, the police said in a statement.

The raids started at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Police officers stormed homes and storage units in Geldrop, Helmond, Someren, Venlo, Venray, Nieuw Bergen and Velddriel. The police are still searching through these locations, and expect that this will take up a large part of the day. 

baby
Jan 12 '18 08:04

The Social Security Bank presented on Friday the list with the most popular baby names of last year. In 2017 the most popular name for boys has been Noah, for girls Emma. These names were chosen respectively 635 and 755 times.   

Here are the top 5 for the girls: Emma, Tess, Sophie, Julia and Anna. And the boy's top five: Noah, Sem, Lucas, Finn and Daan. There are differences in the trends with the baby names depending on the Dutch provinces. In Friesland the top of the list is occupied by Jess and Lieke, in Zeeland Jan and Johanna and Levi and Tess in Gelderland.

Lelystad Airport
Jan 12 '18 07:58

The political opposition grows against the plan to set the opening of the Lelystad airport around April 2019. The ruling parties are under the pressure of their local politicians, who consider April 2019 to be way too soon. 

Members of the Dutch Parliament of the coalition-parties VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie will discuss on the matter next week. According to newspaper Trouw, last week they met with fellow party members from the interested region. The ChristenUnie already came to the conclusion that next year's April is not an option for the opening.

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Jan 1 '18 15:10

A 49-year-old man was seriously injured when three young men beat him up after allegedly throwing fireworks at the victim and his family early on New Year’s Day. “The man has sustained considerable injuries to his head,” police said in a statement. He was admitted to an area hospital.

It all started at about 2 a.m. when the man was walking with his wife and two teenaged children on Van Nispenlaan in Bemmel, Gelderland, police said in a statement. The suspects were lighting fireworks there, and at one point they threw fireworks towards the family, the report stated.

Firefighting_in_Russia_in_December_2010
Jan 1 '18 09:15

One person was killed in a fire in an assisted-living apartment building in the Gelderland town of Buren early on Monday morning. And a 77-year-old resident of a care center in Zeist was injured in a fire the police believe was caused by fireworks. 

The Glass House for 3FM Serious Request 2017 placed on Marktplein in Apeldoorn, 17 Dec 2017
Dec 18 '17 13:30

NPO 3FM's Serious Request 2017 kicks off in Apeldoorn on Monday night. DJ's Angelique Houtveen, Domien Verschuuren and Sander Hoogendoorn are set to arrive in the Gelderland city by train at 3:00 p.m., and at 8:00 p.m. Frans Timmermans, vice president of the European Commission, will  lock them into the Glass House. This year 3FM's annual fund raiser is raising money to help the Red Cross reunite families torn apart by disasters or conflicts, according to the Serious Request website.

houe for sale/sold sign
Nov 28 '17 09:34

Home sellers in the Netherlands made a profit of 32 thousand euros on average this year, according to calculation by research agency Calcasa. Amsterdam sellers were the most well off this year, making an average profit of 131 thousand euros, RTL Nieuws reports.

Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017
Nov 24 '17 16:03

A 14-year-old boy was convicted and sentenced to one year in a youth detention facility for his role in the death of Romy Nieuwburg, a girl his age from Hoevelaken. The teen boy was also ordered to spend mandatory time in a psychiatric facility, which can be extended to a maximum of seven years.

The sentence is the harshest available for the conviction of a suspect under 16 years of age. It is equivalent to what the prosecutor in the case sought against the Lunteren boy.

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