Vlaardingen

The Maas river in Venlo, Limburg
Nov 11 '19 07:15

The Maas river in Limburg has been contaminated with a pesticide, making it no longer suitable to serve as a source of drinking water, according to broadcaster 1Limburg. Double the acceptable amount of prosulfocarb was found In the river announced the WML, the publicly owned utility that provides water for over a half million households and businesses in Limburg.

The contamination from the herbicide was first discovered 11 days ago. “We know for sure that this substance comes from Belgium,” said Koen Augustijn, spokesperson for WML, in an interview with the regional broadcaster.

Netherlands police uniform
Jul 16 '19 16:50

A 25-year-old woman died in hospital after being stabbed in a Vlaardingen apartment just after midnight on Tuesday. A 28-year-old man was arrested as a suspect, RTV.Rijnmond reports. 

The police responded to the home on Van 't Hoffstraat at around 00:30 a.m. A firetruck platform was used to get the victim out of the third floor apartment. She was rushed to hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

Explosion blew off the facade of an apartment on Van der Waalsstraat in Vlaardingen, 5 July 2019
Jul 11 '19 11:50

An explosion in a Vlaardingen apartment building on Friday, in which two people were killed, was a murder-suicide, the police said in a statement. Investigation showed that the 43-year-old man killed his 38-year-old wife, and then caused the explosion in which he died, the police said.

The blast happened in an apartment on Van der Waalsstraat just before 9:00 a.m. on Friday. The explosion blew off the facade of the home, and cased a small fire that firefighters managed to quickly get under control. The bodies of the two residents were found in the wreckage. 

Dutch emergency services in action
Jul 5 '19 11:44

Two people were killed on Friday after an explosion blew out the facade of an apartment in Vlaardingen, police confirmed. The incident took place shortly after 9:10 a.m. on the Van der Waalstraat in the Zuid-Holland city about five kilometers west of Rotterdam.

The two victims were initially reported as injured in the blast, which then led to a fire. Neighbors said a family with children was living in the apartment where the explosion took place, according to local broadcaster RTV Rijnmond.

Police dog
Jun 4 '19 09:55

Police and officers from the Koninklijke Marechaussee converged on the DFDS ferry port in Vlaardingen on Tuesday morning to track down on undocumented migrants attempting the journey to the United Kingdom. A team of about thirty people were accompanied by police dogs to check any truck which caused the canines distress.

Sniffer dogs will be used to check each vehicle entering the ferry. If the dog signals that something is off, that vehicle will be thoroughly searched. Authorities were also using equipment to measure levels of carbon dioxide as a way of finding the migrants.

14 asylum seekers found stowed away in a truck bound to England, 25 May 2019
May 27 '19 18:10

Police in the Netherlands found 14 foreign people hidden inside the cargo hold of a truck on Saturday. The people found were mostly adult men, and at least one boy, from the Palestinian territories, Syria and Yemen.

Ten of the people taken from the truck were found in a different truck at the same location on May 11, police said. They were given a two-year ban on entering Europe when they were sent out of the Netherlands.

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May 2 '19 14:20

A woman was seriously injured in a stabbing in a home on Paulus Buysstraat in Vlaardingen on Thursday morning. A suspect was arrested.

There were three young children in the home at the time of the stabbing, according to RTV Rijnmond. They were not injured and were taken to a safe place, the regional broadcaster writes.

The police would not confirm the presence of the children to the Telegraaf. According to the newspaper, the suspect turned himself in to the police. 

Mar 28 '19 07:39

The canteen of football clubs V.V. Deltasport and Cion on Kooikersweg in Vlaardingen was completely destroyed by a fire on Thursday morning. The building has since collapsed. At around 5:30 a.m. the fire department said that the building can no longer be saved, but emergency services did manage to prevent the fire from spreading to the adjacent gallery, RTV Rijnmond reports.

Containers in the port of Rotterdam
Mar 12 '19 13:20

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is setting up five additional parking areas in preparation for a no-deal Brexit. These "buffer parking locations" have space for 700 trucks, for the event that carriers do not have their customs documents in order for maritime transport to the United Kingdom, NU.nl reports.

Mayoral chain
Feb 5 '19 07:41

Mayor Annemiek Jetten of Vlaardingen received multiple threats, including death threats. The mayor filed six police reports at the end of last year - four times for insult, two times for threats, RTV Rijnmond reports.

Why the mayor was threatened, and by whom, is still under investigation. The threats may be connected to the decision to ban traditional New Year's fires in the municipality, according to the broadcaster. This decision resulted in a flood of criticism on the city government, and the mayor specifically. 

Firefighting_in_Russia_in_December_2010
Feb 4 '19 08:10

A fire in a flat on Zwaluwenlaan in Vlaardingen left one man dead on Sunday. The fire broke out in the kitchen of the first floor apartment, and was discovered when smoke passed through ventilation ducts and set off smoke alarms on upper floors, a spokesperson for the fire brigade said to ANP.

Firefighters found the man's body in the apartment. Attempts to resuscitate him were to no avail. The fire department quickly extinguished the fire and is investigating how it started.

Ferdinand Grapperhaus
Sep 28 '18 08:15

Seven men arrested on Thursday were "already a long way" into their plans to commit a terrorist attack in the Netherlands, according to Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security. "It is very intense that there are people walking around who have this planned for us", he said to RTL Nieuws. 

"This is intense, but also good news", Grapperhaus said. "The police and the Public Prosecutor followed the men very closely. They were looking for AK47s and bomb belts, really terribly dangerous stuff."

Fresh fruit aisle at a supermarket
Sep 7 '18 07:52

An argument about cutting in line escalated into a stabbing incident in a supermarket in Vlaardingen on Thursday. One man was injured. A suspect was arrested, at his own birthday party, NU.nl reports.

The victim was taken to hospital in unknown condition.

The police arrested the suspect at his home in Vlaardingen. When they arrived there, a birthday party was underway. It turned out to be the suspect's own party. He turned 53.

The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the stabbing. 

Krabbeplas
Jul 26 '18 14:50

The Krabbeplas near Vlardingen was closed for swimming on Wednesday after the discovery of thousands of dead fish in the lake. They likely died due to the heat, RTV Rijnmond reports.

Passersby saw the dead fish floating in the lake on Wednesday morning and called Staatsbosbeheer, which decided to close down the area around the lake. Visitors were already warned against swimming in the lake due to blue-green algae.

Samples were taken from the lake, to find out why the fish died. 

Police officer looking for witnesses
Apr 20 '18 07:31

A 19-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Vlaardingen on Thursday night. The police are looking for four suspects, ANP reports.

The shooting happened on Dirk de Derdelaan. An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene around 11:15 p.m. The victim himself called the police, a police spokesperson said to the news wire.

Exactly what happened is not yet clear. The police are investigating and talking to witnesses. 

Police guard in a detention center
Dec 28 '17 08:46

The Public Prosecutor released two of four men who were arrested in Rotterdam on terrorism suspicions from custody. The other two men will be arraigned on Thursday, NU.nl reports.

Investigation into a 30-year-old man from Delft and a 23-year-old from Gouda did not reveal any indications of involvement in terrorism, the Prosecutor said. They were released from custody on Wednesday, but remain suspects.

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Dec 26 '17 14:20

The police arrested four men in Rotterdam on Sunday evening on suspicion of involvement in terrorism, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement on Tuesday. The suspects are three Dutch men and one Swedish man.

A foreign police service informed the Dutch authorities about the 29-year-old Swede's possible involvement in terrorism. He arrived in the Netherlands on a plane from Stockholm on Sunday afternoon. The police kept an eye on him, and arrested him with the three Dutch men early in the evening. 

collegas-op-straat
Dec 6 '17 13:00

A 64-year-old woman was found critically injured in her home on Churchillsingel in Vlaardingen on Monday night. She died in hospital later that night. The police launched a large-scale investigation into her death.

The police responded to the woman's home around 11:00 p.m. on Monday, after receiving a report that she was injured. The critically injured woman was rushed ot the hospital, where she died of her injuries, the police said in a statement on Wednesday. 

Police
Nov 1 '17 07:47

Stiven Sinisterra from Apeldoorn was violently arrested by police officers wearing civilian clothing in his hometown on Monday, only to be released a short time later when the police realized they got the wrong man, he told De Stentor. The experience left the 17-year-old with a concussion, a bruised knee and a head wound.

Police officer looking for witnesses
Oct 27 '17 09:20

Over the past days several people were robbed after making an appointment to either buy or sell a cellphone through Marktplaats. The robberies happened in Rotterdam, Vlaardingen and Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht. All victims were threatened with a firearm, the police said in a statement.

On Tuesday evening around 8:00 p.m. two men from Utrecht were robbed at gunpoint in Rotterdam. They had an appointment to buy a cellphone. When they were in a car with the sellers, the sellers pulled out a gun instead of the phone. The Utrecht men were robbed of several thousand euros.

Graciëla Gomes Rodrigues
Oct 18 '17 12:00

The police are searching in and around recreational lake Krabbeplas in Vlaardingen for evidence in the murder of 21-year-old Graciela Gomes Rodriquez. The young woman was found murdered in a ditch near the lake on September 23rd, the Telegraaf reports.

Crime scene
Sep 22 '17 14:10

A 31-year-old man from Schiedam was arrested following the discovery of a woman's body in a watery ditch in Vlaardingen on Friday morning. The police started looking for the woman after she was reported missing, the Telegraaf reports. Whether the woman was murdered, is still unclear. 

A statue of a weeping woman at the Emaus cemetery in Vlaardingen
Sep 8 '17 13:30

Copper thieves damaged dozens of graves, tombs and memorials at the Emaus Cemetery in Vlaardingen this week by stealing copper tubes from them. The municipality informed the relatives of the affected graves and filed charges with the police, RTV Rijnmond reports.

The graves involved date from the middle of the previous century, the administrator of the cemetery said to the broadcaster. "Back then the trend was to shield graves with poles with copper tubes between them." The poles were torn down and the tubes pulled out. 

Geert Wilders Purmerend borders closed
Apr 5 '17 07:33

The PVV plans to take part in the municipal elections of 60 municipalities spread over all 12 Dutch provinces next year, party leader Geert Wilders announced in an interview with AD on Wednesday.

The party will take part in the local elections of municipalities in which the PVV has a lot of support, such as Spijkenisse, Edam-Volendam and Ruchpen and medium sized towns like Nieuwegein, Vlaardingen and Zoetermeer. The PVV will also go for municipalities where the party did well during the parliamentary election last month.

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