No Chimney Pieten will accompany Sinterklaas during celebrations in Noord-Brabant's largest cities. Seven of the eight cities in the province decided to stick to traditional Zwarte Pieten, with the actor's faces colored by brown, dark brown or black makeup, Omroep Brabant reports.
Former drug baron 73-year-old Kobus L. was arrested in a home in Roosendaal on Wednesday. The Rotterdam man was on the run after he was convicted of manslaughter in July for killing his son-in-law four years ago. L. is now in custody, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NU.nl.
L. has to serve 12 years in prison for his son-in-law's death.
A boy between the ages of 1 and 2 years was found wandering around in Roosendaal on Wednesday evening. The child has not yet been claimed and the police are looking for his parents.
After weeks of drought, parts of Zuid- and Midden-Nederland were hit by a rain storm on Thursday evening. One person was killed and one injured in Rotterdam when a tree fell on their car. In Gelderland thousands of homes were without power for a few hours. And Roosendaal was hit by a whirlwind, NOS and AD report.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for Noord-Brabant, Zuid-Holland, Zeeland, Gelderland and Utrecht on Thursday night. The service predicted thunderstorms, with gusts up to 70 kilometers per hour and hailstones up to 2 centimeters.
Farmers in West-Brabant are not allowed to use surface water to irrigate their fields. Waterboard Brabantse Delta implemented this ban on Thursday due to drought. The ban will be in effect until further notice, Omroep Brabant reports.
The ban applies to catchment areas Kibbelvaart, Lokkervaart, Bosloop and the Wouwse grounds, located in Breda, Etten-Leur, Halderberge, Rucphen, Steenbergen, Bergen op Zoom and Roosendaal, according to the broadcaster. The water board will check whether the ban is complied with.
The perpetrators who robbed safety deposit boxes in the Rabobank in Ouenbosch early in March, let them self be locked into the bank for two days to do so, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NU.nl.
A tame kangaroo escaped from his enclosure in Roosendaal on Sunday. After spending a night out on the town, the animal was caught on Lisztlaan on Monday morning and is now back home. He was found in someone's garden, veterinarian Jerry Kreike of local animal hospital Visdonk said to newspaper AD.
The police already called in Kreike's help, to sedate the kangaroo, on Sunday night. But it was dark and pouring with rain, making shooting the animal with an anesthetic gun impossible.
The police arrested two men on Monday morning in connection with a robbery of safety deposit boxes at the Rabobank in Oudenbosch early in March. Both suspects work for EBN - the company that provides security for the bank, the Telegraaf reports.
According to the Telegraaf, an alarm in the bank went off shortly before the robbery. Cameras recorded security guards behaving suspiciously.
The police arrested 12 football supporters at Roosendaal station during the early hours of Monday morning for damaging the train they were on in multiple ways.
The police received a report about the troublesome football fans around 00:20 a.m., NU.nl reports. Officers responded to Roosendaal station, and when the train arrived, removed the football supporters from the train one by one.
The suspects are between the ages of 17 and 21 years. They were arrested and taken to a police station. The police did not mention which football team the suspects support.
On Wednesday morning the police arrested a 24-year-old man from Breda for violently robbing a 78-year-old woman in her home in Bladel last year. This robbery is linked to several other robberies committed based on information from Rabobank employees about customers who withdrew large sums of money from the bank.
The 78-year-old woman was seriously injured in the robbery in September 2017. The police believe she lay injured in her home for hours before being discovered, according to Omroep Brabant. The suspect was arrested in his home in Breda around 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, NU.nl 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.
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.
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.
An investigation in a Nispen barn in connection with missing Belgian Jelle Leemans, yielded nothing, the police revealed on Monday afternoon. Leemans went missing in November 2013, NU.nl reports.
The police investigated the barn, in which building materials are stored, based on a tip received. Earlier on Monday the police told NU.nl that the current owner of the barn is not a suspect and is cooperating in the investigation.
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.
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.
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.
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 body was found hidden under a tarp on Turfvaartsestraat last week Wednesday. An autopsy on his body on Friday revealed that he was murdered.
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.