The perpetrator behind a fire at a transmission mast in Groningen on Friday, was caught on video. The video showing the an pouring liquid on the telecom tower and setting it alight was released on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday evening. Over the past two weeks, 13 transmission masts in the Netherlands were set on fire, the police revealed on the show.
Firefighters extinguished blazes at two radio masts in Oudenbosch, two more in Veldhoven, and another in Groningen which were likely separate arson attempts, police said. Authorities said they were working with the counterterrorism office NCTV in the investigations.
A man who wanted to buy illegal fireworks in Blerick was robbed of 1,900 euros on Christmas Day. When he tried to buy the fireworks, the seller threatened him with a knife, took his money, and disappeared without a trace, the police said in a statement.
The incident happened at around noon on Wednesday. The 34-year-old man from Veldhoven drove to Blerick to buy the fireworks. The seller met him at the agreed upon place on Gosewijnstraat, got into the car with the victim, threatened him and robbed him. The suspect fled on foot.
The police identified ash remains found with a 22-year-old Eindhoven man suspected of grave robbing. Four families will soon be reunited with the ashes of their loved ones. The urns were stolen from the Rijtackers crematorium in Eindhoven, Omroep Brabant reports.
"We have determined for four families that the ashes found are their loved ones and we are going to return these, in collaboration with the Rijtackers crematorium", a police spokesperson said to the broadcaster.
Veldhoven was shaken by a high speed car chase during which shots were fired on Sunday night. At least three people were hurt, one of whom seriously, RTL Nieuws reports.
The police responded to reports of gunshots and cars driving at high speed at around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday. Responding officers found two cars that collided with each other on Traverse. Multiple people were seen fleeing the scene of the collision on foot. An injured man was found inside one of the cars.
The police arrested a 22-year-old man from Eindhoven in connection with multiple cases of grave robbing and -desecration at cemeteries in the Eindhoven and Veldhoven region. During searches performed as part of the investigation, the police found ash remain likely stolen from crematoriums and cemeteries. "Detectives are making every effort to determine who these remains are from", the police said in a statement on Wednesday.
Four political parties have teamed up on a proposal to reduce the highway speed limit in Den Haag to 80 kilometers per hour. The parties, including the city’s governing coalition members GroenLinks and D66, have also called for a ban on older diesel vehicles and an expansion of the city’s environmental zones.
The rule changes also have the backing of the animal rights party PvdD and the Christian party bloc CU/SGP. Together the four groups represent 20 of the city’s 45 council seats.
The police fired warning shots on the A67 highway at the De Hogt junction near Veldhoven early on Wednesday morning. One person was arrested on the highway. This person fled after the police stopped a truck with foreign license plates. Four others are still on the run, NOS reports.
The police pulled the truck over because it was suspected that the truck had been stolen. When the police forced the driver to stop, he fled. At the same time, another car with foreign license plates also stopped. The people in this car also fled.
A woman was killed and three people injured in two separate fires in the province of Noord-Brabant during the early hours of Monday morning.
The woman died in a fire in her home on Kleine Dreef in Veldhoven. The cause of the fire, which broke out at around 5:15 a.m., is not yet known, according to ANP.
Three people were injured when a fire broke out in an apartment complex on Hoofdstraat in the town of Liessel. The severity of their injuries is not yet clear. According to NOS, two of the victims were taken to hospital.
A car crashed into a terrace in the center of Veldhoven on Friday afternoon. Five people sustained minor injuries. The police believe that the incident was not intentional, NU.nl reports.
The car crashed into the terrace on Meiveld at around 5:00 p.m. The 62-year-old motorist was arrested. He was released after questioning. His driver's license was confiscated and he gave a blood sample to test for alcohol- or drug use, according to RTL Nieuws.
The victims were treated for their injuries. None of them were seriously hurt.
Two Dutch people were killed in a traffic accident in the United States state of Oregon, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed. A third person in the car with them also died. His nationality has not yet been confirmed, NOS reports.
The three people were driving near the town of Salem when their car was hit from behind by a pick-up truck. They then crashed into another car.
According to KATU News, the accident happened on Thursday. The victims died from their injuries over the weekend.
An accident involving a public bus and a cyclist in Breda on Tuesday morning left the cyclist seriously injured. The victim was rushed to hospital by ambulance. A bus passenger sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene, Omroep Brabant reports.
The accident happened at the crossing of Ettensebaan and Zuilenstraat. The bus is still standing on the bus lane, but traffic can pass it. The police are investigating.
An explosion completely destroyed the glass entrance of a doctor's office in Veldhoven on Monday evening. No one was injured. The police believe this may be a targeted attack, AD reports.
The doctor's office is located on Windmolen in Veldhoven. The explosion happened around 8:45 p.m. The glass walls of the entrance was knocked out by the blow, and ceiling plates also broke free, according to Omroep Brabant.
Two teenagers missing from Heerlen and Veldhoven since last week, were found safe in Kerkrade on Thursday night. Mikey (15) and Christel (13) are both in good health, the police said in a statement.
A local residents noticed the two teenagers sitting on a bench on Meuserstraat around 8:50 p.m. She suspected that they may be the two missing kids and called the police.
The police launched a search for 15-year-old Mikey Rademaker from Heerlen and 13-year-old Christel van den Berg from Veldhoven, both of whom went missing on Thursday. The teens are friends and the police believe they may be together.
Both kids went missing on June 29th. Christel disappeared after leaving her school in Bladel. Mikey disappeared after leaving his home. The kids were seen together on the Markt in Hoensbroek on Friday morning, according to the Telegraaf.
Three Dutch people were killed in traffic accidents on the Spanish holiday island of Lanzarote this past week. The latest victim is a 68-year-old woman from Veldhoven
Ken Boogers' parents have given up the search for their missing son in New Zealand and are heading returning to Veldhoven. "We have done everything we can. We're going home," Boogers' father, Peter Boogers, told Omroep Brabant.
Police arrested three suspects on Wednesday, potentially involved with the riots after the match between Ajax and PSV in Eindhoven on March 1st. The suspects are a 51-year old man from Veldhoven, 28-year old man from Son en Breugel and a 34-year old man from Geldrop.
Microchip firm ASML is evading taxes in the Netherlands by making use of the favorable tax scheme in Belgium, which enables a company to deduct a notional interest from the taxable profit.
This past year was a record year for chip producer ASML. Last year the company's revenue rose from 5.25 billion euros to 5.85 billion euros, an increase of almost 12 percent. The profits increased by 18 percent from 1.02 billion euros to 1.2 billion euros.
Two buildings of the Sondervick College in Veldhoven were briefly evacuated on Wednesday after someone sprayed a self-defense spray in the shower area, the municipality announced.
The motorcycle event Motordag Zilst which was scheduled to take place for the first tome on the 20th of April in Veldhoven has been cancelled due to recent violence surrounding motorbike gangs.