roermond

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Oct 11 '19 10:19

A person set themself on fire in front of the court in Roermond on Friday morning. Emergency services, including a trauma helicopter, are at the scene. 

The police closed down Willem II Singel, where the incident happened. The extent of the person's injuries is not known, but according to the police, they are conscious and able to communicate.

Police officers are speaking to witnesses and investigating what happened. Victim Support was called in for witnesses who need it. 

Handcuffs
Aug 15 '19 17:40

The police arrested a 33-year-old German man in a stolen car on the N280 near Roermond after a high speed chase on Thursday morning. The chase ended when the stolen car crashed into the back of a police car, and both vehicles came to a damaged halt, the police said in a statement.

Following a report from the German police about an ATM bombing in Heinsberg, the Dutch police took position on the N280 near the German border. At around 4:45 a.m., the officers saw a German Audi driving towards Roermond at high sped and gave chase.

Suspect wanted for stealing €180,000 in diamonds from Designer Outlet Roermond, 29 December 2019
Aug 6 '19 13:30

The police released footage of a robbery at a jewelry store in Roermond in December last year. Four men stole 180 thousand euros worth of diamonds. The police hope that the public can help identify the perpetrators.

The robbery happened on Saturday, 29 December 2018. Four men walked into jewelry store Designer Outlet Roermond on Stadsweide. One of them distracted the staff, while the other three opened a display case and took out the diamonds. They then left the store.

Scales of justice and gavel on law book
Jul 17 '19 11:50

The court sentenced a 17-year-old boy to 200 hours of community service and one year of conditionally suspended juvenile detention for firing an air gun at his school in Roermond last year. The court considered it proven that the boy aimed to shoot a fellow pupil who bullied him and worked on a premeditated plan, 1Limburg reports.

Gavel
Apr 23 '19 11:10

A 16-year-old boy who went to his Roermond school heavily armed last year, tried to murder two people, according to the Public Prosecutor. The boy will therefore be charged with double attempted murder, De Limburger reports.

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Mar 4 '19 08:06

Amsterdam is still the city in the Netherlands with the highest crime figures, according to newspaper AD's annual crime monitor Misdaadmeter. Neighboring municipality Diemen is catching up to the Dutch capital, moving from the 26th most unsafe municipality in 2017 to the 8th last year. Limburg counts four municipalities in the top 10 least safe, AD reports.

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Feb 7 '19 13:30

Police officers who shot and killed a suspect in Roermond after an attempted helicopter hijacking in October 2017, will not be prosecuted for doing so. The use of their firearms was justified, the Public Prosecutor decided, NU.nl reports.

aanhouding-handboeien-2
Dec 24 '18 16:07

Six people were arrested after an explosion at an ATM rocked Roermond just after midnight on Monday morning. Six people were arrested, all aged between 21 and 27.

Those arrested were from Amsterdam, Roermond, and Sittard-Geleen. One person was taken into custody near the blast on Hoekstraat in the immediate aftermath. Five more men were taken into custody in the nearby Limburg town of Beek.

jail
Nov 12 '18 12:00

The court in Amsterdam sentenced four men to up to 30 months in prison on Monday for their involvement in a foiled attempt to break Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond with a hijacked helicopter last year, NU.nl reports.

School bags
Sep 17 '18 08:28

A 16-year-old boy who fired multiple gunshots at his school in Roermond on Friday, will not be allowed to return to the school, the mayor of Roermond said at a meeting fro parents on Saturday. The teenager was showing positive development and the school had no indications that he was planning an attack, NOS reports.

Laurentius Hospital in Roermond
Sep 17 '18 08:01

A patient set herself on fire in the emergency room of the Laurentius Hospital in Roermond on Saturday morning. Nothing is known about the identify of the patient, only that she is a young woman. She was taken to the burns center in Beverwijk by helicopter, NOS reports.

The entire ground floor of the hospital was full of smoke as a result of the action. The ground floor was evacuated while the fire department ventilated the building. Two other patients waiting for treatment in the emergency room were taken to another hospital. 

collegas-op-straat
Sep 14 '18 15:07

The police found multiple weapons, including an air pistol, two knives, and a hatchet on a 16-year-old boy arrested for a shooting at the KEC school in Roermond on Friday morning, the police confirmed to 1Limburg.

The boy entered the school on Hillenraedtstraat at around 8:30 a.m. with his arsenal. He fired multiple shots, both inside and outside the school building. No one was injured.

Teachers kept the teenager talking until the police arrived and overpowered him.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Sep 14 '18 11:50

The police arrested a 16-year-old boy after a shooting at the Kennis- en Expertisecentrum (KEC) de Donderberg in Roermond on Friday morning. No one was injured, NOS reports.

The boy arrived at te school with a firearm at around 8:30 a.m. He fired multiple shots, both inside and outside the school. No one was hit.

Teachers tried to keep the teenager talking while the police responded. Officers arrived a few minutes later and overpowered the boy outside the school.

Gavel
Sep 12 '18 16:30

On Wednesday the Public Prosecutor demanded prison sentences up to nine years against the nine men suspected of involvement in a failed attempt to hijack a helicopter and break gang leader Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond. Some of the suspects are also facing charges of weapons possession and possession of stolen cars, NU.nl reports. 

Police guard in a detention center
Sep 11 '18 14:30

Another suspect was arrested for involvement in a failed attempt to break criminal Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond. The man turned himself in to the police on Wednesday, the Prosecutor said on Monday. 39-year-old Abdelghafour L. is the ninth and final suspect in this case, Het Parool reports. 

Gavel
May 28 '18 14:30

A Roermond resident who doesn't identify as either male or female should get an improved birth certificate and passport, the court in Limburg ruled on Monday. The Roermond resident's gender on these documents should be adjusted to "gender can not be determined", according to the court, RTL Nieuws reports.

Police
Apr 30 '18 12:40

Two people were injured in a shooting at a cemetery in Roermond on Sunday afternoon. According to the police, the shooting was preceded by an argument, which turned into a fight.

Multiple suspects fled the scene. The police are looking for them. By Sunday night, no arrests were made. 

Witnesses told NU.nl that the incident started with a car crashing into a tree and a fence at high speed. Some men stepped out of the car and there was a quarrel between four men. Two of them were armed with baseball bats. The two other men shot at them, and then fled. 

Apr 30 '18 07:48

Storms caused flooding in large parts of the Netherlands on Sunday night and during the early hours of Monday morning. The worst of the storms are currently leaving the Netherlands through the north, according to RTL Nieuws.

Milieudefensie and Groningen residents dump fracking earthquake rubble in front of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in The Hague, 26 Oct 2017
Jan 11 '18 12:58

The Centrum Veilig Wonen (CVW), the Dutch official contact point related to earthquake damage, counted 1311 damage reports filed after the earthqueke that struck in Zeerijp last Monday. Around 200 damage reports come from the municipality of Zeerijp.

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake rattled the province of Groningen on Monday afternoon. It has been the hardest earthquake in Groningen since 2012. The KNMI meterology agency qualified the earthquake as "heavy". 

Ambulance
Nov 20 '17 08:48

Two people were killed in an accident involving a wrong-way driver on the A73 near the Roertunnel in Roermond on Sunday night. The drivers of the two involved cars died at the scene, the police said in a statement.

The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. The wrong-way driver drove through the tunnel northbound and crashed into another vehicle just outside the tunnel. First responders tried to help the victims, but it was to no avail. Both died at the scene. The police did not reveal the victims' identities. 

Police guard in a detention center
Nov 15 '17 10:40

A Colombian pilot was arrested in Paris in connection with an attempted jail break in the Netherlands last month. He was meant to fly a hijacked helicopter that was supposed help criminal gang leader Benaouf A. break out of the prison in Roermond.

Vught prison
Oct 13 '17 11:50

Benaouf A. was transferred to the high security prison in Vught after a group of Amsterdam criminals tried to hijack a helicopter to break him out of the prison in Roermond on Wednesday. Vught is the highest security prison in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.

The police managed to stop the helicopter plan, after the Amsterdam police got wind of the plans during an ongoing investigation. Three suspects were arrested, one was shot and killed and several others got away. 

Oct 12 '17 07:56

On Wednesday night the police prevented a helicopter hijacking in Limburg. According to a statement released by the police, criminals from the Amsterdam underworld wanted to use this helicopter to break a convict out of the penitentiary in Roermond. During the police intervention in Roosteren, one suspect was shot by a member of a SWAT team. He died of his injuries. Three others were arrested.

Frans Router on the left, wearing a sunhat
Sep 28 '17 08:16

The body of missing Frans Router (73) was found in the Moselle River in Germany on Wednesday. The Roermond man went missing on Friday, when he did not return to his hotel after attending a wine festival in the village of Ellenz-Poltersdorf. According to the German police, he was killed in an accident - he fell into the river and hit his head on a stone, AD reports.

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