Two teenagers face charges under Austrian youth crime law for causing damage at a train station.Police in Pasching outside Linz, Upper Austria, announced today (Mon) that two 14-year-old boys admitted vandalising the local station. The pals threw stones at the building, causing an overall damage of 20,000 Euros.The teens were not put in custody. Police […]
A cleaner faces criminal charges after admitting having started several blazes in Vienna.Police interviewed the 32-year-old man as they investigated a series of 10 fires which have caused substantial damage to various properties in the city over the past four months.The man, who works for a facility management firm, confessed today (Fri) to having started […]
A teenager suffered serious burns when a Halloween prank went wrong, it has been reported.The 13-year-old boy and a pal, 10, poured petrol a plastic slide in a playground in Kraubath, Styria, and set it alight on Sunday night. The teens then tried to extinguish the spreading flames amid fears the fire could devastate the […]
A truck driver has caused more than 30,000 Euros of damage by crashing into a petrol pump, police in Salzburg, have said.The Turk steered his semi-articulated lorry against the pump at a petrol station near the town of Wals on Wednesday, police said today (Fri).Staff managed to prevent the spilled petrol from affecting the groundwater, […]
An Upper Austrian pensioner was hospitalised with smoke poisoning after an exploding battery from an electric bike caused a massive blaze in his flat yesterday (Weds).The man, 73, tried to fight the fire with blankets himself before firemen called in by a neighbour dragged him to safety. He passed out minutes later.Fire-fighters in […]
Experts said they expected no damage reports after a minor quake rattled a Tyrolean valley this morning (Fri).A spokesman for Viennas Centre for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) said the earthquake felt by many in the town of Imst reached 3.4 on the Richter scale around 8.30am.He added it was unlikely that the quake […]
A 28-year-old Chilean man broke into at least 56 apartments in Vienna-Donaustadt and Vienna-Floridsdorf between November 2009 and January 2010, police said today (Fri).Police arrested Humberto A. on 12 January after a passerby saw him enter an apartment from its balcony and called them.Police said the break-ins had resulted in damage amounting to 300,000 Euros.