Kerkrade

Police cornering an escaped wallaby in Kerkrade
Apr 15 '19 16:00

Police in Limburg were rather busy Monday morning, dealing with the daring escape of two wallabies in Kerkrade.

A report of a kangaroo hopping around on the Kerkradersteenweg was called in during the early morning hours, which left dispatched officers unsurprisingly skeptical. That is, until they spotted a wallaby with their own eyes.

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Jun 15 '18 08:09

Police union ACP is seriously concerned about the safety of various shooting ranges the police use for training. The union recently learned that a bullet bounced back and hit a police officer's hearing protection at the shooting range in Sevenum, Limburg and problems resulted in the closure of ranges in Den Bosch and Kerkrade, according to the union, RTL Nieuws reports.

According to the union, the police leadership hasn't given a proper explanation about the problems at these shooting ranges.

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Mar 30 '18 09:09

A warehouse filled with vintage cars was destroyed in a fire in Kerkrade, Limburg on Friday morning. The fire department has the fire under control and is working on extinguishing it, AD reports.

The fire started around 5:30 a.m. in the warehouse on Wiebachstraat, near Parkstad Limburg Stadium. The cause of the fire is still unknown. No one was injured. The fire also spread to an adjacent tile store, but firefighters managed to save its showroom.

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Dec 7 '17 08:43

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. 

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Jul 7 '17 14:10

Two teenagers missing from Heerlen and Veldhoven since last week, were found safe in Kerkrade on Thursday night. Mikey (15) and Christel (13) are both in good health, the police said in a statement.

A local residents noticed the two teenagers sitting on a bench on Meuserstraat around 8:50 p.m. She suspected that they may be the two missing kids and called the police.

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Dec 7 '16 14:45

The court in Den Bosch acquitted police officer Ronald V. on appeal for shooting an innocent passenger in a getaway car in 2013. When the case was first tried, the Kerkrade police officer was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison, AD reports.

V., his family and many colleagues were in court to hear the verdict.

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Sep 2 '16 16:30

The State Service for Cultural Heritage granted a total of 54.5 million euros in subsidies to the owners of national monuments for their maintenance and conservation. The largest subsidies went to two important and historical churches

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Jul 26 '16 07:46

A former detective from Kerkrade is suspected of making 117,707 euros by selling police information to drug criminals, was revealed in a pro-forma hearing against the former cop and five co-defendants on Monday

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Jun 15 '16 13:35

Mark Meijer, CDA councilor in Kerkrade, spent a night in jail this weekend because he stole some alcohol and pillows during the Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf over this weekend, the Telegraaf reports based on information from those involved.

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Nov 24 '15 09:45

An increasing number of children in the Netherlands are growing up in a family that needs welfare benefits to get by. Last year nearly 223 thousand children, 6.5 percent of all the kids in the country, were living in a welfare family, compared to 5.2 percent last year.

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Nov 17 '15 15:17

Three suspects were arrested near the Dutch border with Germany in connection with the investigation into the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night. The three suspects were taken into custody at an employment office in Alsdorf, about seven kilometers away from Kerkrade

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Nov 9 '15 17:45

The father of an eight-year-old girl suffering from diabetes scathingly criticized ADO Den Haag football coach Henk Fraser for instructing his goalkeeper to pretend like he had low blood sugar and was on the verge of passing out in order to secure a timeout for his team. During the Friday night match between Roda JC Kerkrade and ADO Den Haag, Fraser ordered his goalkeeper Martin Hansen to fake the ailment, with the manager then using the time to collect his team and discuss strategy, Fraser acknowledged during a post game interview.

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May 19 '15 18:06

The home of Kerkrade Mayor Jos Som is under 24 hour daily security with both patrol units and undercover police cars driving around the building, RTL Nieuws reported on Tuesday. Tension between the municipality and local motorcycle gangs has escalated during recent months, and may have resulted in the additional security measures, the broadcaster suggested.

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May 1 '15 12:50

A German-born resident of Kerkrade died from injuries suffered in the wake of the recent earthquake in Nepal. Uschi Dorweiler worked as a naturopath, and lived in the Limburg town for twenty years before she was killed while on holiday. She was 52 years old, reports the Limburgs Dagblad.

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Mar 19 '15 12:04

Limburg is again in the news because of forced underage prostitution. According to the Public Prosecutor, two girls aged 14 and 15 from Kerkrade were forced to work as prostitutes for 6 months, NOS reports. Two men from Heerlen are in custody.

Feb 20 '15 11:37

The bombing of an ATM on Hoofdstraat in Kerkrade led to a building evacuation early on Thursday Morning.

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Oct 31 '14 12:33

A 31 year old man was arrested in Germany for having 2 thousand ecstasy pills (xtc) and 2.2 kilograms of amphetamine in his possession.

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Oct 20 '14 13:07

Three branches of department store Hema were forced to close their doors this weekend.

Oct 2 '14 07:42

An accident in Kerkrade caused six people to be injured, four of whom are in serious condition. The accident also caused a building at the Carboonplein square to be evacuated, the police reports.

Jun 23 '14 10:13

A baby giraffe was born in the GaiaZOO animal park in Kerkrade on Friday. In front of visitors, the calf was brought into the world in bright daylight.

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May 6 '14 07:50

Four children aged between 9 and 11 years destroyed a mine museum in Kerkrade, Limburg on Saturday. According to a police spokesperson, the young vandals were apprehended, and contact was made with their parents.

Feb 10 '14 14:15

Police arrested two men from the sanitation department in Kerkrade, after the King's silver of fellowship St. Sebastianus disappeared last year. The King's silver consists of 200 silver plates, depicting the trades of the Kings.

Jan 29 '14 13:11

A 46-year old man was held by police yesterday in Koningsbosch. The man is being held on charges of car- and cargo theft as well as laundering, and handling stolen goods.

Jun 24 '13 04:31

Johnny Hoogerland became on Sunday in Kerkrade (Limburg) the Dutch cycling champion. The Vacansoleil rider from Zeeland arrived after more than 228 kilometers alone at the finish. He may now wear the red-white-blue champion's jersey in the Tour de France.

Tom Dumoulin (Argos-Shimano) finished second, just before Sebastian Langeveld of Orica-Green Edge.

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