Belarusian man dies in suspected accidental fall

A Belarusian resident died after falling from a window of his 10th-floor apartment in Wanli District this morning, according to reports today, May 2. The community manager said that he heard a loud noise in the courtyard at around 10:00 am, and on inspection found the man lying on the ground. Paramedics rushed the man to Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, but he was declared dead 30 minutes after arrival. Police investigating the case said that the man was 34-year-old

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Female drug suspect dead after police fire at car

One of two females who attempted to escape from a police checkpoint died after an officer fired two shots at the car in Xinzhuang District, New Taipei City yesterday, April 25. Police stopped an Audi SUV driven by a 29-year-old woman named Lin at a roadside checkpoint on Zhonggang East Road at around 10:00 pm. Traveling with Ms Lin was 30-year-old woman, also named Lin, but unrelated. Both women wound down their windows and cooperated with police until, a license

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Landfill fire spreads pollution over Greater Taipei Districts

A fire at a landfill site in New Taipei City’s Bali District has been burning for more than 30 hours, and foul-smelling smoke has been reported as far away as Zhonghe District. The fire was first reported at the New Taipei City Environmental Protection Bureau landfill site at 7:00 am yesterday, and although flames have been doused, the pile of garbage continues to smolder this afternoon, March 1. Residents of Luzhou, Linkou, Wanhua, Banqiao, Yonghe, and Zhonghe districts have reported

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Man critically injured after woman falls from 11th floor

A man remains in a critical condition today after a woman fell from her 11th floor residence and landed on him as he was walking on the sidewalk with his wife and child in Shulin District, New Taipei City, yesterday evening, February 5. According to the police investigation, a 66-year-old woman fell from her apartment on the 11th floor of a building in Taiyuan Street at around 8:00 pm. A 45-year-old man named Wu was passing by at the time,

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Cops pull man back from the brink of death in New Taipei City

Police officers in New Taipei City succeeded in stopping a man who attempted suicide by jumping of a bridge in Banciao District, yesterday, January 5. Police officers from Daguan Police Station, and firefighters responded to reports of a man behaving erratically on Fuzhou Bridge at around 12:00 pm. The emergency responders found a 32-year-old man named Huang, drunk, depressed, and intent on jumping from the bridge into the Dahan River. The police officers attempted to dissuade Huang, but eventually had

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Man with “Keep Calm and Smoke Weed” poster on front door busted growing marijuana

A man arrested after police raided his apartment and found 18 marijuana plants, said that he had decided to grow his own marijuana because it had become so expensive during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to police statements at a press conference today, December 31, police were tipped off on December 23 that a 35-year-old man named Huang was trafficking in marijuana. After several days of investigation, police raided Huang’s residence in Sanchong District, and found 18 live cannabis plants, a

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Boulder flattens car and crashes into house in New Taipei City

A man was treated for bruising and fractured ribs after a boulder landed on his car then crashed into his house in Ruifang District, New Taipei City this evening, December 21. Mr Hsu, the owner of the car, and sheet-metal house, was indoors when the boulder suddenly fell from a slope above the property at around 7:00 pm. Fire Bureau paramedics gave Hsu first aid at the scene before sending him to Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Heavy rain and

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Italian man handed 2-year prison term, deportation for attempted robbery

An unemployed Italian man who attempted to rob a convenience store in New Taipei City in August this year, was sentenced to two years in prison, to be followed by deportation, Liberty Times reported today, November 29. See previous story: Italian man arrested, charged for attempted robbery of convenience store in New Taipei City The New Taipei City District Court heard that G.M Bruno walked into a convenience store in Tucheng District wearing a motorcycle helmet and a raincoat at

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Suspect cannabis grower claims 467 plants were for his own use

A man told police that 467 marijuana plants growing on two New Taipei City properties were for his own use, but investigators are not buying his claim. Police began an investigation recently after residents reported a suspicious smell coming from a house in Tamsui District. Investigators suspected the smell was marijuana and applied for a search warrant. Yesterday afternoon, October 15, police raided the property and arrested a 43-year-old man named Liao after finding 120 cannabis plants in the house.

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Gravel truck crash flattens car: family survive with minor injuries

A family of three were taken to hospital with only “minor physical contusions” after a driver lost control of his gravel truck in wet road conditions and crashed into their SUV in New Taipei City today, Sunday, September 20. A 44-year-old man named Chen, his 39-year-old wife, and their 13-year-old son were left trapped in the severely deformed vehicle after the skidding gravel truck, driven by a 52-year-old man named Lee, slammed into them on Provincial Highway 64 at around

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Italian man arrested, charged for attempted robbery of convenience store in New Taipei City

An Italian national was arrested in Banqiao District yesterday, Sunday, August 23, after an investigation into an attempted robbery in Tucheng District, Friday. At around 9:30 pm, August 21, a man wearing a motorcycle helmet, a surgical mask, and a black jacket, walked into a convenience store on on Yumin Road in Tucheng District. The man stood in front of the cash register and remained silent. When the 20-year-old female clerk asked the man what he wanted, he took out

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