Steenbergen

Belly of a woman in her 34th week of pregnancy
Jul 9 '18 15:30

The police arrested a 26-year-old man from Steenbergen on Sunday morning on suspicion of assaulting his pregnant wife. 

According to the police, while under the influence of alcohol, the man threw his wife to the ground, jumped on her belly, and punched her in the face multiple times.

The pregnant woman was taken to hospital. Her current condition, and that of her child, is unknown.

The man was taken to a police station for questioning. 

Irrigation
Jun 22 '18 13:30

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. 

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May 4 '18 08:57

The police found explosives while searching a farm on Welbergsedijk in Steenbergen on Thursday night. The explosives were stored in a shed. The resident of the farm was arrested, Omroep Brabant reports.

Emergency services were at the scene on a large scale, including multiple police cars, a fire truck and an ambulance. The area around the farm was closed to the public. The police also searched the garden with a sniffer dog.

Ambulance
May 25 '17 11:05

A 47-year-old man from Bergen op Zoom was killed in a workplace accident with a forklift in Steenbergen on Wednesday evening. The accident happened on the Unipak industrial rea on Franseweg, Omroep Brabant reports.

The victim's colleagues called emergency services around 8:30 p.m. Emergency workers tried to resuscitate the man, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene.

Colleagues who witnessed the accident were offered victim aid. A family police officer is supporting the victim's relatives. 

Centrale_nucléaire_de_Doel
Aug 22 '16 12:40

The municipalities of Dutch border cities Bergen op Zoom, Steenbergen and Tholen are submitting a complaint about Belgian nuclear plant Doel to the European Commission. The municipalities are protesting against the Belgian authorities decision to extend the plant's operation without consulting them, despite the fact that the plant holds trans-boundary risks and impact

motoragent-rijdt-voor-vrachtwagen-uit
Aug 18 '16 07:49

The police discovered 12 undocumented migrants hiding in the cargo area of a truck in Steenbergen on Wednesday, the Roosendaal police said on Twitter. The truck driver was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.

aanhouding-op-straat
Aug 4 '16 13:20

Five teenagers from Steenbergen were arrested this week for randomly attacking and assaulting a 20-year-old man from Oud-Vossemeer during the early hours of Sunday morning, the police said in a statement.

Ships_in_Boudewijnlock,_Port_of_Antwerp
Apr 13 '16 12:45

Five people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the discovery of hundreds of kilos of cocaine in a container in the port of Antwerp.

Sietse Fritsma
Jan 20 '16 14:05

Anti-Islam party PVV denounced violence and riots surrounding the talks of opening asylum centers in various parts of the country during a debate in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament on Tuesday

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Nov 26 '15 07:55

Steenbergen will not be opening an asylum center, but will house up to 100 refugees with a residency permit.

Vincent van den Bosch
Nov 12 '15 11:07

Steenbergen alderman Vincent van den Bosch received death threats against him and his family before the municipal council meeting on Wednesday. "My family received a death threat before this meeting, but I am not stepping down", the alderman said during the meeting.

Stenen_door_ruit_0
Nov 10 '15 10:03

The second council meeting about the possible reception of asylum seekers happened in a calm and orderly fashion, at least compared to the high running tensions during the previous meeting. Though in another part of the Noord-Brabant city, a foreign family's home was pelted with stones, breaking a window.

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Oct 23 '15 09:27

Rotterdam football club Feyenoord and fans are annoyed that the club has been linked with the aggressive debate on a possible asylum center in the West-Brabant town of Steenbergen. They feel that there is no reason to do so and it puts the club in a bad light.

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Oct 22 '15 09:19

The meeting in Steenbergen on Wednesday evening to discuss the possible opening of an asylum center in the municipality, devolved to the point where it was mostly about Islam bashing. Most of the twenty or so speakers were firmly opposed to the idea of a refugee center.

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Oct 21 '15 17:54

Concerns of violence around a debate on the housing of asylum seekers in Steenbergen, Noord-Brabant prompted local mayor Joseph Vos to order strict security measures to prevent rioting. Police will search anyone entering the area surrounding the community center meeting location for any item that may be used as a weapon, as well as balaclavas, masks and alcohol.

Jul 9 '15 16:42

Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen visited Steenbergen on Thursday to officially open the A4 highway and hand the N259 over to the municipality. She was greeted by the giant penis statue, made by wood artist Peter de Koning, and placed in a strategic place so that the minister was sure to see it.

Jul 8 '15 15:43

Angry residents along the route of the A4 highway at Steenbergen have erected a giant penis statue in protest against the highway. They hope that this gesture will finally draw Infrastructure Minister Melanie Schultz van Heagen's attention to their complaints that the highway was not built according to the rules.

Feb 17 '15 15:28

The street-level assassination of 60-year old Beyhan Demirci, who was shot while standing on her balcony, is possibly a case of mistaken identity, police revealed on Tuesday. The victim was shot by unidentified assailants standing on the street below in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on January 14th.

slachtoffer-rob-zweekhorst
Jan 28 '15 08:02

The police suspect that the murder of Rob Zweekhorst on January 1st, 2014 is connected to a drug bust on Monday, December 9th, 2013.

Jan 26 '15 16:45

Police investigating the murder of mental clinic director Rob Zeekhorst believe the case is linked to another homicide three months later. Zeekhorst was shot on January 1st 2014 while out walking dogs in his neighborhood.

Police sign
Apr 14 '14 14:57

A 68-year old man was shot in his car in Steenbergen, North-Brabant. He is currently in hospital with serious injuries.

Police Van
Mar 31 '14 14:51

Police in Zeeland apprehended two men on Monday, in suspicion of involvement in the death of photographer Henry Meye, who was killed in 2011.

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