Four traffic accidents in Noord-Brabant and Gelderland claimed a total of six lives over the past 24 hours.
An 18-year-old Oosterhout man arrested in connection with DDoS attacks on Dutch financial institutions, wanted "to show that a teenager can simply crash all banks with a relatively simple attack", suspect Jelle S. wrote in an email to the Volkskrant shorty before his arrest.
The police arrested an 18-year-old man from Oosterhout in connection with multiple DDoS attacks on the Tax Authority, tech site Tweakers and internet provider Tweak last week, as well as on online bank Bunq in September last year. The man was arrested on Thursday, February 1st, the police said in a statement on Monday.
Stefan Huisman suddenly resigned as mayor of the Noord-Brabant municipality of Oosterhout on Friday night. In a short statement he gave two reasons for his resignation - he drank too much at the municipality's year-end function in December, and several statements were made in which he was accused of "boundary crossing behavior".
Police in the Netherlands used an armored battering vehicle Monday night to smash through the closed gates of a paper recycling company in Oosterhout, Noord-Brabant. No reason for the heavy response was given by authorities, leaving the recycling firm owner mystified.
It turns out that police were tracking a sea container delivered to a warehouse at the Van Puijfelik paper company from Antwerp, Belgium. Authorities said they used a helicopter and a drone to support the operation.
Two teenagers from Oosterhout were arrested for breaking into bank accounts using a fake version of ABN Amro's refund app Tikkie. According to the Public Prosecutor, the teenagers - both born in 1999 - stole over 20 thousand euros from at least 42 people, Brabants Dagblad reports.
A man was shot several times in front of a home on Jan David Zocherstraat in Breda early on Thursday morning. He was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. The gunman is still at large, Omroep Brabant reports.
A neighbor told the broadcaster that she heard "three clear shots" around 00:45 a.m. and then a car speeding away.
Two suspects were arrested in Breda on Monday after the authorities intercepted 3,800 kilograms of cocaine in the port of Antwerp. The suspects are a 56-year-old man from Oosterhout and a 39-year-old man from Roosendaal, the Dutch police said in a statement.
The cocaine was found in a sea container during a customs check at the port of Antwerp over the weekend. The drugs were hidden among a load of bananas from Columbia. According to the police, the cocaine has a street value of 100 million euros.
The Noord-Brabant are raiding nine homes and businesses on Friday as part of a major investigation into money laundering, ANP reports.
The police also seized the administration of seven auditing firms. The investigators believe that the suspects in this investigation used the auditing firms' services for their money laundering practices. Whether or not the auditors and accountants were aware of this fact is not yet clear.
A woman was arrested on Thursday afternoon for setting a fire in her apartment on Vrijheidstraat in Oosterhout. Early on Friday morning the fire flared up again to the extent that the building had to be evacuated. According to a neighbor, the woman wanted to commit suicide.
An apartment building in Oosterhout was evacuated early Friday morning after a large fire started in one of the apartments. Firefighters took 30 people from their beds. No one was injured, Omroep Brabant reports.
The three-story apartment building is located on Vrijheidsstraat. The apartment in which the fire started, burnt out completely. Tree other homes sustained damage, and the fire department is still investigating a further two apartments for damage.
The police pulled a body out of the Waal river at Sluis St. Andries in the municipality of Maasdriel on Tuesday. The identity of the victim is still unknown, but the police could confirm that it was not a swimmer who disappeared while swimming in the Waal at Andelst on Tuesday afternoon. A search for the swimmer was called off around 7:00 p.m. without result, according to De Gelderlander.
A 33-year-old man was arrested in Oosterhout on Monday afternoon after he kidnapped a baby in Breda. The baby was found safe and unharmed, still in the man's possession. Paramedics took care of the baby while the seemingly disturbed man was arrested, AD reports.
The man has some kind of connection with the child, though the police would not confirm the relationship due to privacy concerns. The police did say that the man had an appointment with aid workers and a woman at aid organization Veilig Thuis and that he took the baby from there.
The football match between FC Den Bosch and FC Dordrecht was suspended for 15 minutes on Friday after a thrown firework exploded near the ball boy's head. The terrified boy ran off the field in tears. He sustained hearing damage, according to Omroep Brabant.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 7 years in prison against child minder Cora A. the court in Breda on Friday. A. is suspected of shaking a four month old baby to death while he was in her care in 2013, Omroep Brabant reports.
The four month old baby from Oosterhout died in June 2013, one week after being admitted to the hospital. The investigation against Cora A. only closed in the autumn of last year.
A massive 371 of the 393 municipalities in the Netherlands still hae money left in the budget they received from the state for home care and youth care last year, officials newspaper Binnenlands Bestuur reports based on its own research.
According to the newspaper, a number of municipalities including Oosterhout, Heerenveen and Dongeradeel did not spend about 30 percent of their care budget. In euros, Breda had the most money left - about 38 million euros of the 160 million euros that the government put into the municipal fund.
A large fire in a Dycore oil plant on Ambachtsweg in Oosterhout on Friday led to the evacuation of homes and businesses in a 500 meter radius around the fire. Local residents are "urgently asked" to keep their windows and doors closed and to stay out of the smoke.
Dutch teenager Rick van Beijnen passed away on Monday after a quad bike accident on the Spanish island of Mallorca, a family member confirmed to Omroep Brabant.
Police were called to the Amphia hospital in Oosterhout, Noord-Brabant after a 62-year-old Breda man walked in with a gunshot wound. The victim said he was shot near his Murphy’s Steakhouse restaurant on Tilburgseweg in Oosterhout.
An arrest on Abdijstraat in Oosterhout took a strange twist on Monday. Instead of leaving with a handcuffed suspect, the police walked away with a hand grenade.
The Amphia Hosipital in Oosterhout had to close its operating complex on Monday due to a water leak. This resulted in 37 patients not being able to undergo their surgeries.
One girl might be too scared to ever get behind the wheel again after her first driving lesson ended with her crashing into a furniture store in Oosterhout on Sunday morning.
The suspect arrested shortly after a fatal stabbing in Oosterhout on Friday, was arraigned on Monday. The 50 year old man from Oosterhout will remain in custody.
A man was stabbed to death on Nieuwe Bouwlingstraat in Oosterhout on Friday morning. A possible suspect has been arrested. The police are investigating whether this suspect was involved in the stabbing.