The Satudarah chapter in Geleen threatened to commit a slaughter in the city if the police raided the outlaw motorcycle gang's clubhouse. Messages intercepted by the police show that the motorcycle gang threatened to throw hand grenades into a bar with a hundred or more people inside, was revealed during the first hearing against seven members of Satudarah Geleen on Monday, NU.nl reports.
ProRail closed the unguarded railway crossing in Geleen, Limburg, due to a number of recent near-miss incidents at the crossing. Last week the rail manager posted a video of one such near miss at this crossing online, as part of a campaign to warn against the dangers of level crossings. The video went viral, NOS reports.
On Sunday ProRail posted another near-miss video of this same crossing. Like the first video, this video shows a cyclist very nearly being hit by a train.
The police confiscated 50 kilograms of chocolate from a foreign car on the A2 highway near Geleen on Saturday. The three people in the car were arrested, the police said on Twitter.
The chocolate was packed into cooler-bags. The three people in the car could not give the police a believable explanation of where the chocolate came from or where they were going with it.
The Chemelot industrial estate in Geleen, Limburg is not safe enough, the Dutch Safety Board said on Thursday. The safety level at the chemical estate must be raised, especially if the complex wants to grow, NU.nl reports.
A 34-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting on Rijksweg Zuid in Geleen on Sunday morning. He died of his injuries in hospital later that day. A woman was also injured. She was allowed to leave the hospital on Sunday afternoon, NU.nl reports.
The incident happened around 7:00 a.m. on the street of the Limburg city. Multiple shots were fired in front of a house on Rijksweg Zuid, after which the suspects fled in the car. The getaway car was found in nearby Brunssum. Two suspects were arrested, and more arrests may follow, the police said according to the newspaper.
Around 200 police officers raided a total of six properties connected to Satudarah on Wednesday night, including the outlaw motorcycle gang's clubhouse in Geleen. A total of five people were arrested, the police said in a statement.
Four people were arrested at the clubhouse on Borrekuilstraat, the other in a home elsewhere in Geleen. The raids were done in cooperation with the Public Prosecutor as part of an investigation into Satudarah members' involvement in extortion, threats and money laundering.
Emergency services responded to the Chemelot industrial estate near Geleen on Wednesday morning after an alarm was triggered for an ammonia leak. A number of streets in the neighboring district of Lindenheuvel are closed to traffic as a precaution, 1Limburg reports.
The toxic substance leaked around 7:45 a.m., according to the newspaper. Ambulances and fire brigade measuring teams responded. Nobody was injured, and firefighters measured no risky quantities of the hazardous substance around the industrial estate.
Two suspects were arrested in an investigation into two foundations in Geleen. They turned themselves in at a police station in Venlo at the police's request. One suspect, 38, is suspected of money laundering, participation in a criminal organization with terrorist intent, recruiting for the Syrian civil war, and financing terrorism. The other suspect, 34, is suspected of money laundering, NU.nl reports.
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.
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.
On Tuesday another two suspects were arrested in the connection with the murder of shisha bar owner Hafed Merkikou in his home in Geleen early last month, De Limburger reports.
The police arrested a 29-year-old man from Heerlen and a 28-year-old man from Maastricht on Tuesday. A 24-year-old man from Stein was previously arrested and is still in custody. What role the police believed they played in the murder is unclear, but they are all expected of involvement.
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.
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.
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.
A 38-year-old Belgian was arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting in Geleen, Limburg on Saturday, the police announced on Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.