Hoensbroek

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Aug 23 '19 07:34

A man tried to blow up his home in Hoensbroek on Thursday night while emergency services were trying to talk him down. It is believed that he opened the gas. The man himself and a police officer were injured.

The police responded to the home on Prins Willemstraat in the Limburg town at around 9:15 p.m., after receiving a report that the man was threatening to blow up his house, the police said in a statement. As a precaution, the police and fire brigade evacuated the surrounding homes and cordoned off the area. The residents of around 15 homes were sheltered elsewhere. 

Gold bars seized in DutchMagic dark web coffeeshop investigation
May 10 '19 15:10

The police took DutchMagic, the largest coffeeshop on the dark web, offline at the end of last year, the police said on Thursday. A 42-year-old man from Hoensbroek in Limburg is in custody and more arrests are expected.

According to the police, millions of euros in soft drugs were sold through DutchMagic per year. The transactions were paid for with cryptocurrency and the drugs were sent through the regular mail. 

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May 24 '18 08:37

Housing association De Voorzorg in Hoensbroek discriminated against potential tenants between 2013 and 2016, according to forensic investigation by Integis. When talking to potential tenants, the housing association looked at things like race, appearance, health, sexual orientation, religion, ex-partners, hobbies and even body odor, and this played a role in the allocation of housing, NOS reports.

Christel van den Berg and Mikey Rademaker, missing from Veldhoven and Heerlen since 29 June 2017
Jul 3 '17 07:32

The police launched a search for 15-year-old Mikey Rademaker from Heerlen and 13-year-old Christel van den Berg from Veldhoven, both of whom went missing on Thursday. The teens are friends and the police believe they may be together.

Both kids went missing on June 29th. Christel disappeared after leaving her school in Bladel. Mikey disappeared after leaving his home. The kids were seen together on the Markt in Hoensbroek on Friday morning, according to the Telegraaf. 

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Jan 11 '17 15:00

On Tuesday the police in Zuid-Limburg arrested 14 people on suspicion of involvement in dozens of crimes including car thefts, burglaries, ram raids, handling stolen goods and money laundering. According to the police, all 14 suspects no each other and the crimes were committed by varying smaller groups made up of the various suspects. Most of the crimes were committed in Limburg and across the border in Germany and Belgium in 2016.

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Sep 8 '15 14:29

Three suspects have been arrested in a case involving extortion, blackmail and pedophilia. A man from Helmond was lured to a house in Roermond with the promise of sex with two young girls, aged 13 and 14 years. Once there three other adults forced him to pay 40 thousand euros.

Nov 20 '14 08:56

Shots were fired on Ridder Hoenstraat in Hoensbroek, Limburg on Wednesday afternoon. The police closed down the area and arrested an armed man.

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Aug 19 '14 16:34

A shot was fired in Wijngaardsweg in Hoensbroek, Herleen after a 24-year-old man from Saint Georges, Belgium tried to outrun a police check on Tuesday.

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Feb 6 '14 10:44

The fire department has evacuated an apartment complex on the Harmoniestraat in the Heerlen quarters of Hoensbroek this morning, after a spreading fire broke out.

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