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CRIMES DURING SELF-QUARANTINE


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High school fire Last night, when most of the people were going to bed, some neighbors of Aritzbatalde saw something strange in Lizardi. Some of them went to the high school to see what was happening, but immediately the alarms sounded. It was a fire! Then, the people called the firefighters as the fire spread. The firefighters arrived a few minutes later, but the fire was everywhere. It took a few hours to put out the fire, but finally they did it. The firefighters and some investigators stayed all night there, trying to find what happened in the high school that night. The high school had been destroyed, and it will be a long process of fixing it. This morning, around eleven, the fire department gave a press conference. The director of the department said that it couldn’t be an accidental fire and that it had to be an arson. He also said that an accidental fire couldn’t spread so fast and that they found accelerating at some dumpsters. The police are also helping them and they said they are going to look in the traffic cameras. However, it can be difficult to find the arsonist. The principal suspicious are now some students and neighbors that have had problems with the high school these last years. Amets Aizpurua

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The assassination of the quarantine Last week a ​tragic event in the town of Zarautz happened. It was a wonderful day of quarantine so most of the people were sleeping or having virtual classes at home. In this case this family was having breakfast. David, the father was drinking the coffee, Maria, the mother was drinking her orange juice, and Sara, the daughter was eating some cookies. When the washing machine finished to clean all the clothes David went to hang the clothes to the balcony, when suddenly the neighbour jumped to David´s balcony and ​stuck him a knife, then he jumped again to his balcony so the family didn’t notice who stuck the knife to David. When they heard him screaming they called the ambulance. The ambulance came but it was too late. David lost too much blood. Luckily the footprints of the neighbour were on the knife so they took him to prison. Enara Ayerza

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It was a quiet weekend and a family went on holiday to a campsite and as they have a cat, because the family asked the grandmother to take care of the cat. The day came and the family went on vacation and they left the cat at home for grandma to take care of. The next day, grandma went home to see how she was and found the whole house messy and the door open. When grandma saw the house, she fainted and fell to the ground. Neighbors saw the house and grandma on the floor and got scared, called the police and they came very quickly. When the police arrived at the house, they were surprised and entered immediately. Grandma was taken by ambulance to the hospital and immediately called the family that lived there. The family when they found out they left the campsite and went home very quickly. A neighbor went to the police and said he saw something and he knew who the thief was who broke into the house and was taken to the police station. When they reached the police station, the neighbor said who broke into the house and when he said it all the cops said they were laughing and didn't believe him. And you know who came into the house, THE CAT. Julene Balenciaga

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THE FORGER People called Jon Ander Mendiluze “ The eminent faker”. Mendiluze was friends with Peio Etxegoien, a ​physician who works in the hospital of Zarautz. Before the quarantine started, Mendiluze had broken into Etxegoien’s house and had stolen his official documents. He had made some false copies, which he later used to get a job. When the crisis started he decided to work as a doctor and join the hospital, where he used the name Peio Etxegoien. He had to help all residents who had serious symptoms from the new virus called Coronavirus. Before going into action, that is, caring for the infected, Mendiluze used to go into his office or room, where he had medical books and his computer to find out information. He is good at memorizing and it could be said he has a good photographic memory, so he saved many lives. However, a journalist wrote an article about his work, which the real doctor Etxegoien read. Recently, the truth finally came out. Jon Ander was eventually arrested, and is still in jail to this day. We should not think of stealing money in the midst of a health crisis. Suhar Beraza

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Dangerous gangsters in Zarautz have been arrested During two weeks, some gangsters had gone out and had been fighting with other gangsters. The neighbourhood of Itsasmendi called the police but when the police arrived the gangsters had run away.

But last Friday, the police planned a trap for the gangsters. One in disguise police had entered in the gang disguise like a gangster, so they could know where the other gangsters were because the in disguise police had a microchip in the glasses. On Friday the gangsters were going to fight with other gangsters and the disguised police told them of that so the police caught them in the act so they arrested all of them included the boss that had commited a lot of crimes like drug dealing, murder, mugging ‌

The disguised police had won an award and he and all his employmates went to “Txikipolit� restaurant for celebrating. Ibai Dominguez

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The crime One girl was shopping in Eroski, like in a normal day, the weather was fantastic but because she lives very far, she went by car, then she got into Eroski after she had parked her car. She had to buy a lot of things so she took a long time. She didn’t realize that she hadn’t closed the passenger’s seat door of the car, but a hijack realized that the door was opened. He looked around and there was nobody, so he thought of getting into the car and robbing it. When he entered inside the car, he saw some keys, he definitely closed the car, put the keys in the engine and he stole the car. He didn't have much money so he decided to clean the car and sell it in a company of cars of Donosti. He didn’t realize that in the car there was a machine that put it where the car is and put it on the mobile phone of the girl. When the girl finished shopping, she didn’t see her car, she looked at the mobile phone and put it in Donosti the car. She called the police station and said what had happened. Finally the police went to the company. They arrested the hijacker and they gave the car to the girl. It was the second time that he hijacked a car. Oihan Elola

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Kidnapping A family of four was eating in the kitchen: two boys, a father and a mother.After dinner the children went to sleep but something happened that night.

At 3:00 pm a kidnapper entered from the balcony. There, he put asleep to the parents with diphenhydramine.This is a potent antihistamine that lets you asleep like 7 hours but in big quantities it can kill you.The kidnapper after letting the parents asleep he went to get the children without any hindrance.If the kids resisted he used the diphenhydramine. After that he opened the door to let the guys enter who got the kids in the van and take them to a secret place.And asked the reason for them.

The next day the police caught them because they left the bottle of diphenhydramine in a nearby dump.The children were perfect and the kidnappers went to jail for 10 years.

Koldo Hernandez

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Crime This happened on Tuesday, it was a football match day, two different groups of friends were at a bar, one of the groups was supporting one team and the other was supporting a different one. They were watching at the match when the referee blew the whistle declaring a foul, the two groups started to argue without fighting. When the match finished the two groups started a fight out of the bar. The people started to look at them but they didn’t do anything, they just looked and talked to each other about what was happening. Then, a police who was checking the zone saw them and called more policie to solve the problem because she couldn't be alone. In the end the police arrested some of the people because they were too aggressive, the people who were looking at the scene started to go and the day continued normally without other fights.

Nora Hernandez

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It was on the 2th of April and it started on a flag in the Azken Portu’s neighbourhood. There were three people there and two robbers entered from the window because it was the first flat to 2-3 metres of the floor. The persons were watching TV and one of them was in her bedroom locked so she didn’t realize the mugging. It started when the youngest of them two entered and he went to the kitchen cause it was near the balcony, then the other guy went to the bathrooms cause if they had gone to the others, the persons would have realized. They took a tablet and one DVD and many other things that weren’t electronic. But these robbers weren’t so clever because the cholotes were very easy to recognize that they were robbers and one woman suspected and then called the police and they arrested them. Unai Irastorza

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MURDER-19: THE MURDER DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS Yesterday, Wednesday 20th of May, the dead body of Alex Irribarria appeared in his house. He lived alone, and he hadn’t answered his mother’s calls during the day (something very strange for him) so his parents started getting worried. “​He hadn’t answered any call or message, and we were getting worried​” is what Carmen Irigoien, Alex’s mother, has said this morning. “​We first thought that he was working hard, maybe in a new project, so I decided to prepare some meatballs and visit him to have lunch and talk​” she continued. However, the young man didn’t open the door after hearing the bell. “​Carmen called me very worried, so I decided to talk with the police. They entered the house and… well, you know​” told us Asier Irribarria, the father of the victim, with some difficulties. The police have revealed today the results of the autopsy. He hadn’t any mark of violence, no bruises or wounds were found in his cadaver. Death by COVID-19 was also discarded, as the victim hadn’t had any symptom and the RCP test has shown. However, some rests of a lethal venom has appeared in his blood, and, although it could be a suicide, the investigators have declared that they think it’s a murder. “​I can’t imagine who could kill someone as Alex” ​ says his best friend, “​he was a polite man” ​ . Alex was last sawn last night. A witness has announced that Alex had been in the bar ​Salegi​ before 10 p.m. A waitress also confirmed this information, but they couldn’t specify what he was doing there. “​He was alone” ​ says the witness. However, some strange footprints have appeared in the rug of the house where the crime had been committed. All points to the fact that the murderer was wearing a strange model of shoes when he or she commited the crime, so the police are looking for people with those shoes in Zarautz. With some other evidence, as the two unfinished cocktails on the table of the living room, the police have recreated what

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could have happened. Alex arrived to his house with someone else, the murder, who he thought it was a friend. After drinking and talking a bit the murder probably put the venom in the drink of its victim, and waited to the consequences. The policial laboratory has found some partial fingerprints in the glass of the drink, so probably the murder tried to clean all type of evidence without great success. Although the mystery starts to reveal, the murderer hasn't been found yet, and the police are working with different suspects. The family and friends are also cooperating with the investigation, and the truth will appear soon. - Nerea Isusi

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BIKES ARE BEING STOLEN IN LIZARDI? 10 bicycles have been stolen, at the Lizardi institute! If you are a student, I think this may interest you: Between May 19 and 21, bicycles have been disappearing at the Zarautz institute, Lizardi. They haven’t caught the thieves yet, although, the cameras of a garage located just in front of the institute, was able to capture them in a video, although their faces are not seen by the hoods they wear. It is believed that these could be the Lizardi students themselves, since, according to some witnesses, they didn’t seem to be more than 15 years old. It is suspected that they stole them between 8 and 11 in the afternoon, at which time young people over 14 are given the option of going out for an hour. The Police are still investigating, and as they’ve said, thieves won’t be able to steal more bikes, since some police officials are going to be there between 8 and 11 in the afternoon, the time when the robbers commit their crime. However, we don’t have to panic, since, thanks to the police, our bikes are going to be safe!

Uxoa Morillo

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PICKPOCKET It’s summer time and a lot of tourists come to Zarautz to spend their holidays, the population increases and the thefts also. The beach is the place where there are a lot of pickpockets. For example yesterday, Jennifer was on the beach with her friends, when they went to sea and some pickpockets took advantage to take her wallet. At first, they didn’t find out because they were in the sea but when they left and they wanted to eat an ice cream they discovered that a pickpocket had stolen their money. One of Jennifer’s friends had hidden the money well so nobody could take it and she bought ice creams to her friends. When they went to buy the ice cream they saw a strange person, with full pockets, he looked like an inexperienced pickpocket, like a pickpocket than appeared on a film, so they went to ask him if he was the pickpocket and he started crying saying that it was him, but then he did because his family needed the money and nobody knew how to have so he decided pickpocket, but now, he was regretful. Finally, Jennifer and her friends decided to give some money to him and his family. IRAIDE MUTIOZABAL

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UNUSUAL CRIME, ROBBERY? ​

There was a robbery in a jewelry shop last night. But something went bad and this is what happend. In the end the robber’s were caught easily by the law. Last night the 20th of May, a crime was committed in Zarautz. No, it’s not yet another usual shoplifting case, this time the criminals bumped up the difficulty. The jewelry shop beside Eroski was “robbed”. Why do I say “robbed”, I’ll explain it now. The authorities have published some photos of the camera in the shop where we can see two men looking through the showcase when the jewelry was closed. You won't believe that those men are the ones that tried to rob jewelry later on. First they looked like normal people. They were looking very closely until a garbage man appeared on scene so they started smoking a cigarette. We can see how the garbish man is looking with an odd face. After there weren't any more garbage men on scene so they opened their car boot to get some tools and they had put the masks on in front of the camera. In the next photo we can see them smacking the window with a hammer, a stone and a pipe. The garbage man called the cops because he’d heard some strange noises. Miraculously the robbers were able to break in. When they were in they seemed excited because they took the masks off to hoge themselves. If what you’ve read until now is funny wait to read the next part. One of the guys was looking through the door weil the other was getting some jewelry. Well, the guy that was in charge of stealing, went into a room to look at a box that was holding the door open. Suddenly he took the box and trapped himself in a room, that’s one out the game. Now it is the turn of the other one, when he realised that his partner was yelling at him for help, he panicked. After resetting his

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brain to the situation he was, he tried opening the door but of course they didn’t have the key, so he opened the boot yet again to get an axe. The police were already on route, it would be a matter of time for them to reach the crime scene. Meanwhile, the other robber was lying against the door thinking how stupid he was and the other one was getting ready to break the door with the axe. Yep, we all know what happens later, the one with the axe breaks the door that his mate was using as a psychologist and cut his shoulder off, noooo, he just did some mental and superficial damage. In the end thanks to the quick intervention of the garbage man and the IQ of the robbers, the officers were able to arrest both of them. This morning the authorities said to the news that both suspects have confessed and that the law is going to punish them. This crime looks like comedi interpreted by the robbers of home alone. The Irish Fella Ander Nash

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APOCALYPSE IN ZARAUTZ It all started, since the warning of the Covid-19 virus was made. In Zarautz, one of the most affected cities in the Basque Country, it was placed in extreme quarantine, because tourists from Italy were affected by the virus, spread it and spread it throughout the city of Zarautz. The city was placed in extreme quarantine before the virus spread further. At that time all Zarautz was about to be the apocalypse itself. All the stores were in ruin, the shelves were falling and Eroski was about to fall, since there was more food in the back. All those who tested negative were evacuated by helicopter and taken to Donostia. Most of those infected were older and younger, but they were also middle-aged.

The problem was that Zarautz supplies for the infected were running out and they did not know what to do. The government began to drop provisions from helicopters but with caution not to catch it. Little by little, those infected were fading thanks to the doctors who risked their lives to enter the infected city. The virus was not only spread in that city but Zarautz was one of the most prominent of the pandemic.

Eneko Oliden

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SMUGGLING IN ZARAUTZ DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. Yesterday at half past eight in the afternoon, after the clap time, in Zarautz everyone had gone out to do sport or to the terraces to see friends, have a coffee… But in one of the terraces there were two suspicious men, they were wearing black clothes and sunglasses. Next to them there was an old woman and they seemed suspicious because she saw them passing money. When half an hour passed the woman was looking at them and she noticed that they were smuggling so she called the police and she told them everything she saw. The police took a while, and the two men found out that the woman had called the police so they tried to escape, but those on the terrace stopped them. At the end, the police came and captured them. The police thanked the woman for calling, they said that the two men were very famous because of the smuggling and they were looking for them. Today the old woman has taken the award they have given her for helping. Now she is a very famous woman all the people call her “Super Grandma”. Maddi Oregi. May 20th, 2020

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5 years ago i ​ n a small house in a small city called Zarautz there was a spy that was working for the mafia spying another gang.

Ones he went to the beach since he was on the beach spying a senior of the other band he saw a man that was spying him.He didn’t alarm to not make any strange movement that could betway him.Then he started looking for the senior but he didn't saw him five seconds later he felt a strong blow at the nape of the neck.When he wake up he was in a strange place and he saw that three strange persons were aiming him with three guns he asked them who they where they said that they were from the opposite gang but the thing was that they were not going for him, they were going for the other man.But a strange thing would happen next…

They started talking and they said that they weren’t going for him. They were going for the guy that was spying on him on the beach. The thing is that the mens didn’t know that he was spying on them when they let him free; he went to the police to report them. After that the police catched another 22 men and requisitioned 123 different guns and they seized 500kg of drugs.

Ander Ortiz

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A TERRORISM ACT IN ZARAUTZ It was the 31st of December of 2019 in the music square celebrating the New Years Eve. There were all the people together drinking, talking and having a great time. It was 00:01 when all the night got worse, in the background they started to shout at some people, and immediately all the people started to shout and run. One boy started to shout that he was going to kill all the people because they are not of his religion. All the people were scared except 1 boy that was shouting that he was going to stop him. Immediately he took an arm of his leg and he pointed at him and he said that he would kill him if he didn't go off Zarautz, and if he didn't go very far. After that the police came and they arrested him. The next day the judge said that he will be in prison for 19 years.

Mikel PeĂąa

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Today at 8:30 in the morning in a village called Zarautz, a couple has gone for a walk around the malecon when a thief has robbed them at home. The couple are called Jon and Ane. They are approximately 32 and 35 years old and have been together for 5 years. At the moment almost nothing is known about the one who stole them, but they have one of his gloves that may have fingerprints. When the thief had entered, the couple assured that the door was well closed, so they do not know how he could have entered. They think that they have been able to steal the keys so that later they can enter more easily. In the end, they caught the thief breaking into another house, and took him to jail, giving back everything he had stolen from the marriage, and from the other family.

Marta Porcher

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A HERO IN THE CEMETERY Alicia, 30 years old, was in the cemetery visiting her father as he had recently died of an illness he had been suffering for several years, when she suddenly saw a boy who was painting a cemetery plate that was not his property. She did not dare to approach out of fear and hid behind her father's cemetery plate. Once she realized that the boy could not see her, she called the police, but before the police arrived, she saw how the boy was going to paint another cemetery plate and that's when she decided to come out of his hiding place and grabbed his hands from behind his back. The boy got scared and began to force himself to escape but just then the police appeared. At that very moment the police arrested him and took him to jail, but before going to jail they thanked Alicia for doing everything she did. The next day the news came out and Alicia became a hero because of the courage she had and the good heart she had. Itsaso Salegui

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Thursday, 21 of May 2020

PATXI AGIRREGOMEZKORTA BETRAYED HIS COLLEAGUES AND TOLD THE TRUTH TO THE POLICE Patxi Agirregomezkorta was arrested yesterday and he revealed all the information he had about his gang and betrayed his friends. Writer: Diego Salvador Patxi Agirregomezkorta, a 35 year-old man, was going home after committing an arson in Zarautz. He was quite happy with the job he and the other members of the gang had done and he was going to celebrate it with his friends. However, he didn’t realise that the drum he had used to make the fire was dripping petrol since he left the house they had burnt a few minutes ago. So when the police arrived at the crime scene, they found the trail of the petrol very easily. When the police found the source of the petrol 200 metres away from the nearest house, they didn’t doubt. A couple of minutes later, the reinforcements arrived and they entered the house. Patxi was laying on the sofa eating chips, drinking whisky and playing Fortnite. He didn’t have the chance to escape, so the police arrested him and took him to the police station where he was going to be interviewed. He was really scared and he wanted to get out of that room that we have seen a lot of times on TV: the interview room. He was drunk, but he 22


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recognised the room where he was. He had been there before, when he was younger and he started pickpocketing in the streets. After waiting for three hours sitting in the same place and alone, a police officer came in followed by the woman in charge of the crime. She was very professional and easily got the information she needed. Patxi didn’t want to betray his friends, but he was drunk and the woman forced him to speak. During the next week, the police arrested all the members of the gang thanks to the information that Patxi gave in the interview. All the members of the gang were affected by the fact that Patxi had been the informer. The police also found 20 litres of petrol in the boot of the car they used to use in the crimes. Because of this, it is thought that they were planning to commit another arson.

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They’ve stolen the recipe for Carlos arrivas' famous ice creams The crime was committed at dawn, around 3 am, they believe that the thief entered through the back door, since an employee left it open. We have heard rumors that Carlos Arribas believed that those responsible for the robbery were the owners of the competition, that is, the Arribati ice cream shop. The Arribati owner stated that they did not steal anything, the policemen checked the alibis and the conclusion was that the Arribati were right, they did not commit any crime. But then who committed the crime? Well, the answer to that question is easy, given the statements of the neighbor on the top floor of the ice cream parlor. Erminia, the neighbor, has confessed, but she is not the thief, in fact, technically there is no thief or thief, there is only a poor cat who was hungry, if you read correctly, a cat. It must be that the cat was hungry and entered the ice cream parlor through the ventilation shaft and decided to eat the recipe, which was flavored with yogurt. In the end Carlos decided to apologize to Arribati and the cat, Coco, has become the new image of the ice cream shop. Laino Urbieta

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KIDNAPPING OF AN OLD WOMAN FROM ZARAUTZ They kidnapped a 75 year old woman, and she was released after extracting around 2,000 euros from an automatic teller machine. This kidnapping occurred on Thursday two weeks ago between Michelena and Zelaiondo streets. Two women approached the victim asking her where a street was located. While the old lady was answering, a car approached and stopped in front of​ ​them. Then the two women forced the older lady to get into the car and went​ ​to a cashier, where with threats, they forced her to retire 2,000 euros. After this happened, the old woman quickly went to denounce what had​ ​happened. In the police station, with the help of a drawer, they made pictures of the two women. With these pictures, the police were able to arrest the two kidnappers. Last week, the trial of this case took place. In the trial it was dictated that the 2,000 euros would be​ ​returned to the old woman, and the two kidnappers were taken to jail. By: Nagore Zamora

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