Venlo

Feb 12 '18 07:38

A man was seriously injured in an explosion in his third floor flat on Harry Meijerstraat in Venlo on Sunday afternoon. He was rushed to the burns center in Aken with a trauma helicopter, NU.nl reports.

The explosion caused a fire, which firefighters quickly managed to get under control. Seven people, including a number of first-responders, were checked over by paramedics because they breathed smoke. 

The apartment in which the explosion happened was declared uninhabitable. The cause of the explosion is not yet known.

Dutch police Arrest team
Jan 31 '18 10:14

The police raided a dozen locations in Oost-Brabant, Limburg and Gelderland early on Wednesday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into the trade of chemicals and narcotics. Five suspects were arrested, the police said in a statement.

The raids started at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Police officers stormed homes and storage units in Geldrop, Helmond, Someren, Venlo, Venray, Nieuw Bergen and Velddriel. The police are still searching through these locations, and expect that this will take up a large part of the day. 

An elderly woman's home collapsed on Bergstraat in Venlo, 24 Jan 2018
Jan 25 '18 07:58

A home collapsed in the Venlo city center on Wednesday afternoon. The resident, an elderly woman, managed to get out just in time. She has an angel on her shoulder, according to Venlo Mayor Antoin Scholten. "The woman still wanted to go into the house to take her coat, fortunately she did not do it", he said according to broadcaster NOS.

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. 

Police and paramedics at the scene of a fatal shooting in Blerick, Venlo, 1 Nov 2017
Dec 5 '17 14:50

On Tuesday the police arrested four men for being involved in disturbances in the Venlo district of Blerick following a fatal shooting on November 1st. The four men are suspected of public violence and assault. They form part of a group of people who harassed and threatened journalists a day after the shooting, NU.nl reports.

Police and paramedics at the scene of a fatal shooting in Blerick, Venlo, 1 Nov 2017
Nov 6 '17 09:43

For the coming month, the police will be allowed to search people for illegal weapon possession in large parts of Venlo, even without concrete suspicion, mayor Antoin Scholten announced. This measure was implemented due to unrest in the city following a fatal shooting in the Blerick district last week. "The question is whether preventative searching will restore rest in Blerick", PvdA city councilor Hay Janssen said to NOS. "We underestimated what is happening in Blerick."

Police and paramedics at the scene of a fatal shooting in Blerick, Venlo, 1 Nov 2017
Nov 3 '17 12:10

A group of men threatened and harassed journalists in the Venlo district of Blerick on Thursday. A reporter and cameraman from PowNed were assaulted, and journalists from ANP and NOS were also targeted. Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security denounced these attacks, calling them unacceptable in the weekly ministerial council on Friday, according to 1Limburg.

Police and paramedics at the scene of a fatal shooting in Blerick, Venlo, 1 Nov 2017
Nov 2 '17 08:24

A 22-year-old man was killed in a shooting in the Venlo neighborhood of Blerick on Wednesday afternoon. A 21-year-old man from Tegelen was arrested. Following the shooting, angry local residents took to the streets and started throwing stones and sticks at the police. The riot police had to intervene, AD reports.

The shooting incident started on Diependijkstraat around 1:30 p.m., according to the police. The victim was found on Nieuwborgstraat.

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Oct 16 '17 12:50

A woman was held hostage in her home on Genbroekstraat in Venlo during the early hours of Monday morning. A 63-year-old man from Venlo was arrested, 1Limburg reports.

A man overpowered the woman when she arrived home, pushed her into her home and locked them in. Some time later, the woman managed to slip away from the man and locked herself into another room, from where she called the police.

A SWAT team broke into the house and found the woman, according to 1Limburg. The perpetrator was nowhere to be found.

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Aug 24 '17 16:40

A 23-year-old man from Helmond was arrested for the fourth time on Tuesday on suspicion that he cut off a lock of a young woman's hair. His latest victim lost some of her hair on the train from Eindhoven to Venlo on August 12th, NU.nl reports. 

The young woman pressed charges and the police launched an investigation. Witness statements led the police to the Helmond man. The police confirmed to the newspaper that he was previously arrested for doing, or attempting to do, the same thing to other women.

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Aug 22 '17 16:20

The man who was gunned down on Klingerbergsingel in Venlo early on Tuesday morning was 44-year-old Kemal Zengin, friends of the victim confirmed to De Limburger. The perpetrators were waiting for him and shot him several times at close range, according to local residents.

Crime scene tape
Aug 22 '17 11:40

One person was killed in a shooting on Klingerbergsingel in Venlo during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Limburg police said on Twitter.

The shooting happened around 3:00 a.m. and the victim is male, according to De Limburger. Emergency services responded en masse, but the man could not be saved.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still unclear. The police closed down the crime scene and are investigating. 

Rabobank
Aug 9 '17 10:10

A Rabobank employee suspected of working with robbers, tipped the robbers about a customer who withdrew 100 thousand euros from a branch in Venlo. The man from Mulheim in Germany was robbed on the street a short time later, the Limburger reports.

The suspected bank employee worked at Rabobank's customer service department three days a week. He told the police that the robbers were blackmailing him with incriminating information. He cooperated with them because he feared for his job. 

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Aug 8 '17 13:00

In Venlo a police car crashed into a pole after the officer driving had to swerve out to avoid another police car. Two police officers were taken to the hospital, NOS reports.

The accident happened around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The officers were responding to a report of a break in at a supermarket in Horst. 

The car that crashed into the pole sustained severe damage. The extent of the officers injuries is unknown.

No one was arrested for the break in, a police spokesperson said to NOS. 

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Aug 8 '17 11:40

Dutch swimming union KNZB is calling for obligatory swimming lessons for asylum seekers, following the drowning of a 16-year-old Syrian boy in a swimming pool in Venlo on Monday. The union doesn't necessarily want every asylum seekers to get a swimming diploma, but "every child must get compulsory experience with water and swimming", Alice Schols of the KNZB said to RTL Nieuws.

Rabobank
Aug 2 '17 11:10

A Rabobank employee was arrested in connection with a failed robbery in Zundert last week. The police believe the bank employee tipped robbers when clients left the bank with large amounts of money, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NU.nl.

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.

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Jul 4 '17 13:15

An 11-year-old boy from Steyl committed suicide on Sunday. Primary school Passepartout in Tegelen reported concerns for the boy's wellbeing and living environment with the municipality of Venlo several times, but the municipality is unable to say what was done about these reports, Brabants Dagblad reports. 

The boy attended primary school Cocon last year, which now forms part of primary school Passepartout. He was found dead in his parental home on Gieterijstraat in Steyl on Sunday. The police concluded that the boy committed suicide. 

Ambulance
Jun 12 '17 10:25

A woman was severely injured while taking part in the VenloStormt obstacle course on Saturday. She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, where she died of her injuries a short time later, a spokesperson for the event organizers said to NU.nl. 

The woman got hurt after sliding from a meters-high slide into the water of the harbor. Once in the water, she collided with another participant and disappeared under water, according to the newspaper. It took several minutes for divers to pull her out and start resuscitation, 1Limburg reports.

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May 30 '17 07:32

A freight train collided with a truck in northern Limburg on Tuesday morning. The accident happened at a railway crossing near Colombusweg, between Blerick and Sevenum. No one was injured. No train traffic will be possible between Eindhoven and Venlo for the rest of the day, ProRail expects, ANP reports.

Hospital room
May 19 '17 11:35

The ceiling of the emergency room in the VieCuri hospital in Venlo collapsed on Thursday night, a spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl. No one was injured.

"The ceiling came down at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday", the spokesperson said to the newspaper. "The crisis team immediately gathered and a cleaning team started cleaning last night."

The hospital will release a statement about the consequences for patients during the course of the day. 

Apr 25 '17 17:30

While many Dutch cities and rural areas are working on making electric driving easy and accessible, most still need more charging points for electric cars, according to a survey by consulting firm Over Morgen. In 2016 most Dutch municipalities did not have a sufficient number of charging stations, BNR reports.

Apr 20 '17 13:27

One person was killed and another injured in a fire in a building in Venlo on Thursday afternoon, the Limburg-Noord fire department said on Twitter.

According to local safety office Veiligheidsregio Limburg-Noord, the fire started on the second floor of care institute Via Cresceno. Emergency services started evacuating the building around 12:00 p.m. 

The fire department has the fire under control. It is unclear how it started. 

Snow and Hail fall in Friesland
Apr 17 '17 14:18

Frigid, and potentially freezing temperatures are expected across the Netherlands this week, dashing the hopes of many residents that a warm spring would make its return. The thermometer is expected to plummet as low as -1 degrees in Venlo, Limburg on Wednesday morning, but a strong Northerly wind will make it feel like -8 degrees there.

The city near the German border will like face three straight days of freezing temperatures in the early morning hours. Snow and sleet is even possible in parts of Limburg this week.

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