Crime

Police guard in a detention center
Jan 23 '17 09:03

A detainee committed suicide in a detention center in Amsterdam on Sunday. The man of Southern European descent was found dead when guards took him lunch, the police announced.

Emergency services were called in, but attempts to resuscitate the man were unsuccessful.

The man was taken into custody on Friday. There were no signs that something was wrong, the police write in a statement on their website. It is not clear why the man was in custody.

Jan 23 '17 07:59

On Friday and Saturday the Koninklijke Marechaussee arrested seven suspects in connection with a diamond heist at Schiphol airport in 2005. The seven are suspected of involvement in the hijacking of an armored car carrying 67 million euros worth of diamonds, NOS reports.

The arrests were made in Amsterdam and Valencia, Spain. The suspects are five men and two women. All of them are Dutch. 

Reconstruction of a head found in the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal near Breukelen in 2006
Jan 20 '17 17:05

The Dutch police reopened a cold case of a severed head found in the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal, near Breukelen in July 2006. Using new techniques the police reconstructed the head and new information indicates that the victim is a Colombian or Ecuadorian man between the ages of 42 and 45 years, the police in Huizen said.

In September 2005 a burnt body was found in a case in a forest near Huizen. The body's head and hands were missing. The rest of the body parts, including the head, were found in the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal almost a year later. 

Armed and dangerous Elias Adachour escaped police custody at the Sint Franciscus Gasthuis in Rotterdam, 18 Jan 2017
Jan 20 '17 16:15

The police released new images of . The special intervention team of the police, used to deal with terrorism and serious crime, also raided a Schiedam building in the search for the 24-year-old man on Thursday night, but nothing was found.

Lady Justice
Jan 20 '17 15:05

A couple from Arnhem is accused of seriously abusing a 3-year-old girl in 2015. According to the Prosecutor in court on Thursday, the couple beat and pinched the girl, put a diaper in her mouth more than once, bound her with duct tape, put pepper in her eyes and repeatedly  left her outside in the cold with no or little clothes, Omroep Gelderland reports.

Jan 20 '17 14:30

Lauren Meditz is accusing Dutch DJ Afrojack of abusing her while they were in a relationship and is demanding $25 million from him in compensation, according to an indictment that appeared on Radar Online on Thursday. Afrojack calls the allegations "absurd" in a statement to newspaper AD. "They are only intended to bring me down."

Police
Jan 20 '17 13:55

A 23-year-old Russian suspected of stabbing a police officer on Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam over the weekend, may have been involved in another stabbing, the police said in a statement.

On Friday last week around 6:00 p.m. a 30-year-old British man was suddenly grabbed by another man on Oudezijds Voorburgwal, near the Bulldog. He sustained a cut to his head. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and then released.

Jan 20 '17 13:20

The construction of 162 window brothels on n Utrecht was delayed for the time being. An investigation into the investor revealed that "a serious dangerous" exists that crimes are being committed with the property that was to be built, Utrecht Mayor Jan van Zanen said on Thursday, ANP reports. 

Two cops arresting a man at the Conservatoriumlaan bus stop in Tilburg, 18 Jan 2017
Jan 20 '17 11:35

A 25-year-old man from Tilburg who was on a bus, is astounded by the commotion that arose around him and his sandwich, he said on RTL Late Night. 

Thirteen police officers responded to a bus driver reporting that he felt unsafe after the young Tilburg man refused to discard his sandwich. A bystander filmed the man's arrest and posted it online.

Jan 20 '17 10:02

Two stolen paintings by Vincent van Gogh, which were found in the last year, are returning to the Netherlands.

Bertus de Man, died in police custody on 16 Jan 2017
Jan 20 '17 07:34

Bertus de Man, the Nijkerk man who din Amersfoort on Monday, died from the effects of cocaine poisoning, the Public Prosecutor announced based on the results of a toxicological study by forensic pathologists, AD reports. 

Jihadist
Jan 19 '17 17:40

, a 21-year-old Dutch woman who territory with her two children last year, never joined the terrorist organization and was not sent back to commit an attack in the Netherlands on behalf of the caliphate, she told the court in Rotterdam on Thursday, RTL Nieuws reports.

Police
Jan 19 '17 16:30

A 28-year-old man from the Maastricht region is a suspected of manslaughter in the in December last year, lawyer Peer Szymkowiak confirmed to several media sources on Thursday. The man helped a police officer, a police officer in civilian clothes and a member of the Marechaussee in overpowering Hasani in a shopping center in Maastricht, AD reports.

Lady Justice
Jan 19 '17 15:55

The Public Prosecutor demanded prison sentences of up to 9 years against five men suspected in large-scale arms trafficking. According to the Prosecutor, the five men supplied heavy weapons to criminals in recent years, some of which were used in assassinations committed in Amsterdam. They are also suspected of participation in a criminal organization, AT5 reports.

Peter Wakkie
Jan 19 '17 14:45

Dutch business executive Peter Wakkie was not exactly surprised when he was airport in Spain on Monday. "I saw it coming", he said in a telephonic interview with Financieele Dagblad on Thursday. Wakkie was arrested as part of an investigation into a criminal organization, money laundering and bankruptcy fraud, a spokesperson for the Spanish police confirmed to the newspaper. 

 crime scene tape
Jan 19 '17 13:35

A 77-year-old man was one of three caught red-handed unloading nearly 4 thousand kilos of cocaine in Hazeldonk last week, the Telegraaf reports. According to the newspaper, "drug grandpa" Jan B. from Wernhout is no stranger to the police in the world of hard drugs and has been arrested several times in connection with drug cases over the years.

Two cops arresting a man at the Conservatoriumlaan bus stop in Tilburg, 18 Jan 2017
Jan 19 '17 12:20

An incident caused by two men eating a sandwich on a Tilburg bus on Wednesday ended in a 25-year-old man being detained in an arrest involving 13 police officers. Several videos of the arrest on Conservatoriumlaan were shared on social media.

According to Yoni Klarenbeek, a fellow passenger on the bus who posted a video of the arrest on Facebook, the trouble revolved around a sandwich. "The guy did not want to discard the sandwich when the bus driver asked him to, except for eating on the bus he was doing nothing wrong. No swearing, no threats."

Bertus de Man, died in police custody on 16 Jan 2017
Jan 19 '17 10:25

Bertus de Man, a 30-year-old man from Nijkerk who died after being arrested by the Amersfoort police on Monday, was likely not killed by the actions of the police officers who arrested him, according to the Public Prosecutor. The preliminary results of an autopsy done on his body show that he did not die because of a broken neck, strangulation, suffocation or heart failure, AD reports.

Judas by Astrid Holleeder
Jan 19 '17 08:25

Astrid Holleeder, sister of organized crime boss Willem Holleeder, has "gone underground" a good two months after her book Judas was published, she said in an interview with Libelle.

In the book Astrid writes about her family, making several accusations about her brother Willem Holleeder. Judas was a best seller in the Netherlands for ten weeks after it published. Several different translations were announced and there will also be an audio book.

Armed and dangerous Elias Adachour escaped police custody at the Sint Franciscus Gasthuis in Rotterdam, 18 Jan 2017
Jan 19 '17 08:04

The police are hunting double shooting suspect Elias Adahchour, who managed to escape police custody at the Sint Frannciscus hospital in Rotterdam on Wednesday afternoon. Anyone who spots hin should contact the police at once. Do not approach him yourself because he is "armed and dangerous", the police warns.

Arrest
Jan 19 '17 07:42

In 2016 the Public Prosecutor seized a record amount of 402,081,905 euros in money and assets from criminals in the Netherlands, almost triple the 144 million euros seized in 2015, the Prosecutor announced on Thursday.

Jan 18 '17 16:15

Last year a total amount of 13,312 kilograms of cocaine was intercepted at the port of Rotterdam, breaking the 2013 record of 9,800 kilograms, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday. According to the prosecutor, the number of cocaine seizures did not increase, but the size of them did.

Chanel store with a glass facade on PC Hoofstraat in Amsterdam
Jan 18 '17 15:05

Something seems to be going wrong with the famed glass facade of the Chanel store on PC Hoofstraat in Amsterdam, according to trade magazine Vakblad Bouwereld. The stacked blocks and frames of solid glass seem to be cracking. Further investigation will be done, the magazine promises. 

Police making an arrest
Jan 18 '17 10:24

On Saturday the police arrested two men in Huizen after a long car chase. The suspects had two automatic firearms in the car with them. Sources of newspaper AD claim that they were on their way to assassinate a man, after they shot and killed the wrong man last week.

The suspects were spotted on Faustdreef on Saturday night. The police found them suspicious and decided to pull their car over. Instead of pulling over, the men sped off and the police gave chase. They were eventually arrested in Huizen.

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