The police arrested a 22-year-old man from Eindhoven in connection with multiple cases of grave robbing and -desecration at cemeteries in the Eindhoven and Veldhoven region. During searches performed as part of the investigation, the police found ash remain likely stolen from crematoriums and cemeteries. "Detectives are making every effort to determine who these remains are from", the police said in a statement on Wednesday.
One person was killed, and separately a portion of the AFAS Stadion roof collapsed as heavy winds gripped the Netherlands on Saturday. Wind gusts in IJmuiden, at the North Sea coast, even topped 104 kilometers per hour.
A bicyclist died at about 2:30 p.m. in Linschoten, Utrecht, when the heavy winds toppled a tree, which sent it crashing down on a bike path along the Haardijk. The tree struck the victim, a 58-year-old man from Lopik, a town 15 kilometers away from the accident.
Two men were seriously injured in stabbings at asylum centers in Middelburg and Grave on Sunday evening. The victims were taken to hospital. A total of three suspects were arrested, NU.nl reports.
The police arrested a prisoner that escaped while being transported to a prison in Grave on Monday. The 39-year-old man was caught in a cafe in Rotterdam on Thursday night, the Public Prosecutor said on Friday.
The Belgian man, who has lived in the Netherlands for 30 years, was taken to a detention center. He is known for property crime and is suspected of fraud in the Netherlands. He's been in custody since August.
A prisoner escaped while being transported to the penitentiary institution in Grave, Noord-Brabant on Monday. He got out of the police car in the vicinity of the prison and ran off, Omroep Brabant reports.
How this could have happened, was not said. The police searched for the man for hours, to no avail. His description was also spread on citizens' notification system Burgernet.
The man is white with dark, curly hair and 1.75 meters tall. He was wearing jeans and a vest when he escaped. People are advised not to approach the man.
The inland transport of hazardous substances by ship needs more safety measures, the Dutch Safety Board concluded in its investigation into an accident in Grave in December 2016. Then a tanker carrying 2,000 tons of benzene crashed into the John. S. Thompson Bridge over the Maas river during foggy weather, ANP reports.
André S., sentenced to four years in prison two weeks ago for raping a Den Bosch woman in 1995, committed suicide in his cell in the prison in Grave, his lawyer Jori Schadd said to Omroep Brabant. The 41-year-old man hung himself on Friday night. "The man leaves a family with wife and children", the lawyer said.
A SWAT team arrested a 28-year-old asylum seeker after he set two small fires in the asylum center in the Brabant town of Grave on Sunday, NU.nl reports.
The fires started around 7:00 p.m. A police spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl that the a 28-year-old resident of the asylum center was arrested on suspicion of arson.
A ship carrying hazardous substances including benzene crashed into te John. S. Thompson Bridge over the Maas river in Grave, Noord-Brabant on Thursday night. The environment and residents of Grave are in no direct danger due to the collision, a spokesperson for the local safety office Veiligheidsregio Gelderland-Zuid said to NU.nl.
According to the police, the ship collided with a pillar of the bridge on the N324 in Grave and Nederasselt. This was likely caused by reduced visibility due to thick fog.
A large number of American families have contacted the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Limburg through email in order to find out how to get in touch with the Dutch families who adopted their relatives' headstones and grave sites, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Thousands of families, mainly from the Netherlands, but also from Belgium and Germany have volunteered and committed to take care of all 8,300 graves of American men and women buried at the cemetery.
The police have released a composite sketch of a man suspected to be involved in the arson of the Theater Palazzo in Grave on April 26th as well as a robbery at the same theater a week earlier.
The owner of Theater Palazzo on Maasstraat in Grave was assaulted by two or three intruders just before his theater burnt down on Sunday night. The police believe the perpetrators set the building on fire after the assault and before fleeing.
Jan Verhaaren (73) from Grave, Brabant broke his hip and suffered a head wound during a fall with his bicycle on Zevenheuvelenweg in Groesbeek on Sunday afternoon. And as if his day was not bad enough already, his one-of-a-kind, handmade racing bike was stolen while he was being treated in the hospital.
On Wednesday the EVA team of the police Den Haag arrested a 47 year old French fugitive in Grave.
The walk along a German grave in Vorden on the 4th of May during the National Memorial for the people who died in World War II is cancelled. The 4 May Committee of the town in eastern Netherlands announced this on Thursday.