Oct 17 '18 07:36

A man was injured in a shooting in the Noord-Brabant town of Valkenswaard late on Tuesday evening. He was taken to hospital with unknown injuries. The police are investigating, NOS reports.

The shooting happened in Feliciadal, a residential area in the west of the town. One or more perpetrators fled on a motorcycle. They were wearing dark clothes and helmets. The police are looking for them, but warn people who see the suspects not to take action themselves. Call the emergency number.

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Apr 24 '18 11:20

A heavily armed SWAT team responded to Valkenswaard to search for a possibly armed man on Monday afternoon. The action drew a lot of attention from alarmed local residents. The suspect was arrested in Waalre a few hours later, Eindhovens Dagblad reports.

The SWAT team responded to Valkenswaard around 5:00 p.m. after the police received a report of an armed man in a house on Bremlaan. The SWAT team surrounded the house, and later forced their way in, but no one was found inside.

A few hours later, the 22-year-old suspect was arrested in a car in Waalre. 

Homemade bomb found under a car on Kerstroosstraat in Valkenswaard, 29 Dec 2017
Dec 29 '17 16:55

An apparent homemade explosive was discovered under a woman’s car in Valkenswaard on Friday, police said. The bomb, made of several Cobra 6 heavy fireworks and an unknown liquid, was found by the car’s owner, Omroep Brabant stated.

The car owner said he heard glass shattering overnight from Thursday to Friday. “My girlfriend discovered the broken bottles together with the fireworks when she wanted to drive to work on Friday morning, and the fireworks were attached to the bottles,” the owner said.

Oct 10 '17 09:23

A large fire broke out in a warehouse on Kromstraat in Valkenswaard on Monday night. Asbestos was found in the warehouse's roof. Released soot and ash spread across a wide area around the warehouse. Local residents are advised to keep their doors and windows closed. The fire department is investigating whether asbestos polluted the surrounding area, Eindhovens Dagblad reports.

Dec 7 '16 07:21

The police are investigating a possible hostage situation in Best, Noord-Brabant. Two suspects, men aged 24 and 25 years from Valkenswaard, were arrested on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports.

The investigation was triggered by a wounded man showing up at a police station on Tuesday afternoon. He told the police that he was held against his will, according to newspaper AD. He was treated for his injuries, though the police would not say what the nature of those injuries were.

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Aug 22 '16 11:40

Seref C., a 50-year-old man currently suspected of murdering a garage owner in Valkenswaard, is also a suspect in a double homicide in Amsterdam's Slotermeer

Mar 18 '16 08:13

A new escape room in Valkenswaard with an Anne Frank theme is the focus of much criticism on social media. The escape room offers an Anne Frank experience, where you have to hide and escape from the Germans. Many find this offensive or tacky.

Jun 2 '15 12:21

The police are considering doing a large-scale DNA kinship investigation in the Valkenswaard area in the search for a serial rapist. In such an investigation the police would ask men to voluntarily give a DNA sample so that the offender could be traced through family trees and matching chromosomes, Omroep Brabant reports.

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May 27 '15 22:52

Residents of Eindhoven are temporarily without drinking water after a brief shutdown at a water production facility there, Brabant Water said Wednesday. Although the water shutdown was expected to last until 5 a.m., the firm was optimistic about the possibility of having the system online by 11 p.m. Wednesday night.

May 11 '15 13:04

A large fire broke out at VDL Bus & Coach on De Vest in Valkenswaard during the early hours of Monday morning.

Feb 17 '15 17:19

An area resident returning home early Tuesday morning could not enter his Valkenswaard house after discovering his friends had created a "impregnable fortress," according to police and Omroep Brabant.

Jan 24 '14 04:32

Two men from Valkenswaard (40 and 36) were arrested in the night from January 9th on 10th, on a ferry from Turku (Finland) to Stockholm (Sweden) for assaulting a Finnish man, reported the Eindhovens Dagblad.

Nov 27 '13 17:57

Prosecutor's Office OM will be filing an appeal against the one-year prison sentence they deemed to light for a school principal found guilty of sexual offenses with a minor and possession of child pornography. Principal Ryan van de V. of Agnus Dei in Valkenswaard in Brabant received a year, half of which could be discharged, plus 120 hours community service, but the OM found this to be too mild a punishment.

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