Geleen

Satudarah
Aug 30 '17 14:50

A member of outlaw motorcycle gang Satudarah was arrested in Geleen on Wednesday morning, the police announced in a statement. He is suspected of aggravated assault and extortion.

The assault happened in 2015. According to the police, the 31-year-old man attacked a woman in her Geleen home. She sustained serious injuries. The police believe that the victim and her husband was extorted by the motorcycle gang for some time before the assault. 

Why this arrest was made some two years after the crime is not clear.

The police believe that more arrests will follow. 

Hospital room
Jul 17 '17 12:30

Two security guards at the Zuyderland Hospital in Geleen are suspected in the death of a 37-year-old man from Heerlen. The man died on Friday after an altercation with the guards, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor confirmed to ANP on Monday.

The seemingly disturbed man walked through the hospital's central hall last week Sunday and was confronted by the security officers. They asked what he was doing, and he responded aggressively. The security guards subdued him. 

When the police arrived at the scene, the man had become unwell. He died in hospital on Friday. 

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Mar 23 '17 12:45

On Tuesday another two suspects were arrested in the connection with the in his home in Geleen early last month, De Limburger reports.

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Feb 8 '17 12:20

A man was killed after two suspects invaded his Geleen home during the early hours of Wednesday morning. Some Dutch media sources report that the man was shot to death, though this has not yet been confirmed, ANP reports.

According to the police, a witness heard a bang and that is why there is talk of a shooting. But the cause of the man's death is still uncertain. Emergency services tried to resuscitate the victim, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Chemelot industrial terrain in Geleen
Dec 29 '16 08:26

Two people were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries sustained by a sudden burst of flame from a machine on the Chemelot industrial site in Geleen on Wednesday, ANP reports.

The burst of flame came from a furnace, Chemelot said on Wednesday. It resulted in a so-called naphtha cracker - where petroleum products are made workable - catching fire. The fire was quickly brought under control and extinguished. 

The cause of the fire is still unclear. The Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate, formerly the Labor Inspectorate, is investigating.

Nov 18 '16 09:52

The municipality of Geleen approved a protest against blackface Zwarte Piet at the Sinterklaas party in the center of the city on Saturday. This follows a meeting with the initiators of the protest on Thursday, 1Limburg reports.

The activists plan a silent protest at Sinterklaas' arrival in the city on Saturday. They hope to stand close to the Saint's podium. A spokesperson for the municipality told L1 that a spot has been designated for the protesters, but the location will not be announced yet. According to the spokesperson, it is a small group of protesters.

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Aug 15 '16 07:59

A 38-year-old Belgian was arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting in Geleen, Limburg on Saturday, the police announced on Sunday.

Carnaval
Feb 8 '16 10:43

The Netherlands meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for strong winds up to 100 kilometers per hour for almost the whole country, with the exception of the eastern provinces. The strong winds resulted in a number of Carnival parades being cancelled or postponed, including those in Den Bosch, Breda, Roermond, Geleen and Venlo.

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Nov 17 '15 09:14

The Dutch student who was injured when terrorists attacked a terrace in Paris on Friday, ran through a "hail of gunfire" to reach safety. He only realized that he had a bullet in his back some time later, not feeling the pain while running for his life.

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Nov 16 '15 08:40

One of the three Dutch people injured in the Paris attacks, is a 20 year old TU Delft student from Geleen, multiple sources confirmed to Limburg media on Sunday.

Fire at Chemelot in Geleen
Nov 9 '15 14:42

Residents of Sittard, Munstergeleen, Lindenheuvel, Schinnen, Spaubeek and Sweikhuizen are advised to remain indoors with windows and doors shut after a massive fire broke out on the grounds of the Chemelot site in Geleen on Monday.

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Jul 24 '15 15:59

The police arrived at the scene of a shooting in Geleen on Thursday night only to find that not only the perpetrators, but also the victim had run off. Luckily the victim returned to the scene after visiting the hospital, according to the police.

Jun 20 '14 13:21

Four people were arrested in Heerlen and Geleen this week, in suspicion of working together to prostitute underage girls. The police also arrested a client of the prostitutes, who are around the age of 15.

limburg grenade
Jan 5 '14 12:50

A 41-year-old man in Geleen, Limburg, was arrested by police after threatening people in a bar with hand grenades. Investigators searching the man's home later discovered several World War II relics that briefly shut down part of his neighborhood on Tielensstraat.

Aug 7 '13 06:32

A leak in an underground naphtha pipeline in Born, Limburg, gives specialists a lot of work. They have been preparing to seal the leak in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday. The final sealing happens Wednesday in daylight, reported the fire department.

The leak in the pipeline occurred on Tuesday when workers were drilling. Two of the workers were covered with the liquid, which had to be washed off by the fire brigade. It is not known why they were drilling in the area.

Extremely flammable