Belly of a woman in her 34th week of pregnancy
Mar 5 '18 18:00

A 37-weeks-pregnant woman is suing the Bravis hospital in Roosendaal for refusing to let her use her own midwife during birth. The midwife is not affiliated with the care network the hospital works with, and the hospital therefore refused her. "This is in conflict with the right to self-determination and freedom of choice in healthcare', Anniek de Ruijter of women's rights organization Clara Wichmann said to RTL Nieuws.

Feb 19 '18 08:46

At least three shots were fired at a home on Amethisdijk in Roosendaal during the early hours of Sunday morning. Bullets pierced the mailbox and the home's shutter. The family - a mother, father and three kids - were home at the time of the shooting. No one was injured, Omroep Brabant reports.

Arrested suspect loaded into a police van
Feb 12 '18 08:17

A 30-year-old man from Velsen-Noord is being charged with attempted manslaughter after he tried to strangle a police officer who was trying to arrest him at Carnival in Roosendaal on Sunday morning.

Around 00:30 a.m. on Sunday two police officers on Markt in Roosendaal noticed the man bothering some young women at an outdoor bar in front of a cafe, the police said in a statement. He hit and kicked the table they were sitting at. 

Police officers on the street
Jan 24 '18 10:17

A 25-year-old man found dead in a Breda flat earlier this month is very likely one of two perpetrators of a violent robbery in Bladel last year, according to the police. That robbery forms part of an investigation into Rabobank employees tipping criminals off about people withdrawing large sums of money at the bank.

The police found trace evidence in the Bladel victim's home that investigators linked to the man murdered in the Breda flat, the police said in a statement on Wednesday. 

A police officer aiming his service weapon
Jan 1 '18 08:44

The Netherlands rang in the new year with several shooting incidents. Two people were injured in shootings in Capelle aan den IJssel and the Groningen village of 't Zandt. In Roosendaal the police shot a man suspected of threatening others with a firearm. And police officers fired warning shots at fleeing suspects in Rotterdam.

Dec 6 '17 08:53

A 22-year-old man was wounded in a shooting incident on Diamantdijk in Roosendaal on Tuesday afternoon. A 29-year-old man was arrested, reports.

The police received a report about armed men in balaclavas on Diamantstraat. Just outside the police station, responding police officers found two men fighting at their cars. The officers broke up the fight and noticed that one man was injured.

The man told the police that he had been shot. The other man was arrested on the spot. The wounded man was taken to hospital for treatment. Both men are from Roosendaal.

Smoke from a fire at a car company on De Meeten spreads over Roosendaal, 27 Sept 2017
Sep 27 '17 09:25

A large fire is raging at the warehouse of a car company on De Meeten in Roosendaal on Wednesday morning. A thick cloud of black smoke is moving towards the city center. The local safety office is calling on residents to stay out of the smoke and keep their windows and doors closed.

3,800 kilos of cocaine intercepted at the port of Antwerp, Sept 2017
Sep 20 '17 14:50

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. 

Aug 22 '17 08:23

An in connection with missing Belgian Jelle Leemans, yielded nothing, the police revealed on Monday afternoon. Leemans went missing in November 2013, reports.

The police investigated the barn, in which building materials are stored, based on a tip received. Earlier on Monday the police told that the current owner of the barn is not a suspect and is cooperating in the investigation.

Jul 24 '17 08:10

One in eight Roosendaal residents said they experienced many problems with drug use or drug trade in their neighborhood last year - the biggest proportion of all larger municipalities in the Netherlands, according to Statistics Netherlands' Safety Monitor. The rest of the top six is made up of Limburg's four largest municipalities and Rotterdam.

Jul 19 '17 10:20

Lawyer Bart V. was arrested on Tuesday night. The 43-year-old Dongen man is suspected of trading in firearms and narcotics. The police also arrested two men, aged 70 and 30 years, from Sint Willebrord, ANP reports.

The arrests were made in a long ongoing investigation. Officers searched two business premises in Breda, including V.'s office, two homes in Sint Willebrord and a garage in Roosendaal.

Jelle Leemans, went missing after a drug transaction in Roosendaal in Nov 2013
Jul 13 '17 13:20

A Belgian mother is calling on people in the Netherlands to please help her find out what happened to her missing son, Jelle Leemans, who disappeared almost four years ago. The police believe that the Belgian man was killed, but his body has never been found. "I need to know what happened to him and where he is", the woman said in an emotional call on RTL Boulevard.

Police officer looking for witnesses
Jun 21 '17 17:10

The police are still struggling to identify a man found murdered in Roosendaal last week. Photos of the victim were therefore released in the hopes information from the public may help find this man's identity.

The man's on Turfvaartsestraat last week Wednesday. An autopsy on his body on Friday revealed that he was murdered.  

 crime scene tape
Jun 15 '17 12:40

A body was found hidden under a tarp on Turfvaartsestraat in Nispen on Wednesday morning. The police believe the victim was murdered, a spokesperson for the police said to the Telegraaf on Thursday.

A passerby found the body on the bend of a dirt road. The police are still investigating at the site. Fifteen detectives are on the case, according to the spokesperson.

So far no information was released regarding the victim's identity. Even the gender of the victim is unclear.

Nispen falls under the municipality of Roosendaal.

Train derails after crashing into a truck in Wouw, Noord-Brabant, 28 Apr 2017
Apr 28 '17 08:49

A passenger train derailed after colliding with a truck in the Noord-Brabant town of Wouw on Friday morning, local safety office Veiligheidsregio Midden- en West-Brabant reports. As far as is known, no one was seriously injured. The train driver sustained slight injuries, but truck driver managed to get out of the vehicle before the train hit, a spokesperson for the safety office said to

Apr 18 '17 13:40

A Roosendaal man believes his ex-wife is behind his home being targeted in a shooting on Sunday night, he said to Omroep Brabant. The home on Diepenberg in Roosendaal was No one was injured.

Bullets Through Glass
Apr 17 '17 12:50

Bullets whizzed through a Roosendaal neighborhood Sunday night in what police allege to be a targeted shooting of a home on the Diepenberg in the Noord-Brabant city. Several shots were fired at the home, bursting windows before the suspects escaped just after 11 p.m. on Easter.

There were no injuries in the incident despite at least one resident being home at the time of the shooting, police told Omroep Brabant.

Police have not yet identified a motive in the shooting.

Police guard in a detention center
Mar 30 '17 14:20

Over half of the people suspected of a crime in the Netherlands committed that crime in the same municipality in which they live, according to an analysis of crime figures from 2016 by Statistics Netherlands. The police registered 268 thousand suspects last year.

Almost a third of suspects came from a different municipality. About 14 percent of suspects don't have a fixed address in the Netherlands. In nearly a fifth of crimes, the suspects live in one of the four large Dutch cities - Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.

Double decker train in Amsterdam
Jan 10 '17 08:35

No train traffic is possible to and from Roosendaal on Tuesday morning. A short circuit caused by an electrical fire in a substation means that there is no electricity on the overhead, according to ProRail.

Ice skating
Jan 9 '17 14:50

The Roosendaal fire department made skaters' night on Friday by rushing water to the Iceworld Roosendaal ice rink on Markt. Employees were unable to spray the rink with water themselves, because the pipes were frozen, Weekblad De Bode reports.

Instead of letting their skaters down, the Iceworld employees called the fire department for help. Firefighters rushed over, sprayed the ice rink with water and saved the skaters' pleasant skating evening. 

Some of the firefighting water ended up on the road. The road was sprinkled with salt to prevent it turning slippery.

"Dead body" and "crocodile" found in Roosendaal and Amsterdam respectively, 25 Dec 2016
Dec 26 '16 16:35

Inflatable toys sent first responders in Amsterdam and Roosendaal rushing to the rescue on Christmas day. Amsterdam police responded to what turned out to be a inflatable crocodile in one of the canals. And the Roosendaal police discovered their dead body was a naked blow-up doll.

Several police units in Amsterdam responded to the canal on 1e Constantijn Huygenstraat after someone reported a crocodile swimming in the canal. At the scene the police did find a crocodile, though this one did not seem to be much of a threat - it was an inflatable pool toy.

Guide dog
Dec 22 '16 08:30

A blind passenger fell from a train in Roosendaal on Friday after the doors opened on the wrong side. He escaped the incident shaken, but unharmed. NS is taking measures to prevent this happening again in future, AD reports.

Nov 8 '16 12:15

A 32-year-old man managed to damage around 40 cars and 20 storage spaces with a single smoldering joint in Roosendaal on Sunday, Weekblad De Bode reports.

The man put the smoldering joint in a cardbox box and left it in a storage space in an apartment buiding on Burgemeester Freijterslaan. The cardboard box caught fire and caused a massive amount of smoke, filling the entire basement.

Some 40 cars and 20 storage spaces sustained soot and smoke damage.

Sep 20 '16 13:25

A group of 15 Commando Corps soldiers are taking legal steps o try and stop the Moroccan mosque in Kortendijk, Roosendaal from any more calls to prayer. They've hired a lawyer to advise them on how to proceed


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