Crime

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Aug 10 '17 15:10

Suspected jihadist Lieke S. can await her trial in freedom, as long as she keeps to a number of conditions, the court ruled on Thursday. The 34-year-old woman has been in prison since she was arrested while trying to enter Syria last year, AD reports.

Aug 10 '17 14:30

A  55-year-old man from Tilburg lost his driver's license on Wednesday night after he was caught driving nearly 100 kilometers per hour over the speed limit through his home town. 

The police caught the man driving 176 km/h on Burgemeester Letschertweg, where the speed limit is 80 kilometers per hour. 

The traffic cop, who caught the man with a laser gun speed trap, confiscated the Tilburg man's driver's license immediately. He was also fined. The amount of the fine, and the period of time the man's driver's license will be suspended, will be determined by the Prosecutor. 

Joey Hoffmann
Aug 10 '17 12:30

Traces of what is believed to be blood were found in the Turkish authorities' search for missing in the hills around Silifke on Thursday, AD reports.

The local police chief could not yet confirm or say anything about the discovery to the newspaper.

Joey Hoffmann
Aug 10 '17 10:30

Twenty Turkish police officers and soldiers are searching the hills around Silifke today for missing 21-year-old from Haaksbergen. They are using specialist equipment and two sniffer dogs flown in from Ankara. The dogs are trained to sniff out bodies, AD reports.

The search started very early on Thursday morning, as the day is expected to get very hot in the afternoon. 

Dutch police officers responding to a report of a crime
Aug 10 '17 09:50

There was some panic at DierenPark Amersfoort on Wednesday afternoon when several visitors reported a man acting suspiciously, possibly with a firearm in he zoo. Multiple police units responded and access to the zoo was closed to prevent the person leaving the premises. It turned out to be a father and son with a toy gun, police spokesperson Bernhard Jens said to newspaper AD.

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Aug 10 '17 09:12

The Public Prosecutor demanded 40 hours of community service against a 47-year-old woman who threatened Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Facebook. The Prosecutor also asked the court in The Hague to impose mandatory treatment for the woman's psychological problems, the Telegraaf reports.

In November last year the woman commented on a Facebook post by Rutte about politician Sylvana Simmons. "If we can't hang Sylvana, then we'll hang this bastard. The main cause", she wrote. The woman later stated that she was acting on impulse and that she regrets the comment.

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Aug 10 '17 07:37

An as yet unidentified man was found severely injured on a business premises in Haarlem on Wednesday evening. He was rushed to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, ANP reports. 

The man was conscious and able to speak to the police when they found him on Palletweg. One suspect was arrested for this shooting, more arrests may follow.

According to social media posts, multiple ambulances and a helicopter responded to the shooting. The responding police officers were wearing bulletproof vests, according to the news wire. 

Police officers on the street
Aug 10 '17 07:17

Several people were injured in a fight on Torenstraat in the Groningen village of Beerta on Wednesday night. According to the police, shots were fired. A total of five people were arrested, ANP reports.

Multiple people were taken to hospital with unknown injuries. Exactly how many people got hurt, and whether anyone was actually shot, is unclear. The police believe the victims and perpetrators know each other and that the cause of the incident is in the relationship sphere. 

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Aug 9 '17 16:10

The Amsterdam police arrested four people suspected of money laundering. They were caught moving over 100 thousand euros in bank notes - some packed into chips packets and cookie boxes - from scooters to a car, the Telegraaf reports.

At around 2:00 a.m. on July 31s, officers noticed a group of seven people around three scooters and a car with foreign license plates on Willem de Zwijgerlaan. The car doors were open and the people were moving packets from the scooters into the car.

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Aug 9 '17 11:30

Three teenage boys were arrested on Wednesday morning for involvement in a They are suspected of public violence, RTL Nieuws reports.

The suspects are two boys aged 15 and 17 from Valkenburg and a 17-year-old boy from Schimmert. 

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Aug 9 '17 10:10

A Rabobank employee suspected of working with robbers, tipped the robbers about a customer who withdrew 100 thousand euros from a branch in Venlo. The man from Mulheim in Germany was robbed on the street a short time later, the Limburger reports.

The suspected bank employee worked at Rabobank's customer service department three days a week. He told the police that the robbers were blackmailing him with incriminating information. He cooperated with them because he feared for his job. 

The Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital in Amsterdam
Aug 9 '17 09:27

The Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital in Amsterdam received a massive amount in compensation from Japanese pharmaceutical company Fujirebio, a spokesperson for the hospital confirmed to ANP after reports in the Telegraaf on Wednesday. She would say nothing about the amount involved, but according to insiders it is around 10 million euros, the news wire reports.

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Aug 9 '17 08:44

A former police officer from Schinnen was sentenced to one year in prison, half of which conditionally suspended, for sex with a 13-year-old girl. The Public Prosecutor demanded 30 months in prison, three of which conditionally suspended, against the man, NOS reports.

The 49-year-old man met the girl at a youth club in Schinnen. There he became something of a confidant to her. Their relationship developed into a sexual relationship, which lasted several months. 

Crime scene
Aug 9 '17 07:56

A body was found in the Oostrand Park in Almere on Tuesday. Police officers were searching the park with sniffer dogs for a missing 17-year-old boy. The body has not yet been officially identified, but the police are "taking into account" that it may be the Almere teenager, the police said in a statement.

The body was found in the water of a lake in the park. A police spokesperson could say nothing about the cause of death to newspaper AD.

1,000 kilos  of MDMA intercepted in an investigation into drug trafficking from the Netherlands to Australia, between 22 May and 18 July 2017
Aug 8 '17 15:00

An criminal gang suspected of trafficking hard drugs from the Netherlands to Australia was arrested in an international police action, the Dutch Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday. A total of 17 suspects were arrested, including two Dutch.

A 33-year-old man from Utrecht and a 47-year-old man from Huizen were arrested in the Netherlands on Tuesday. The Dutch police became involved in this case, called Operation Veyda, after the Australian police asked the Netherlands to investigate the origin of drugs trafficked to the country.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Aug 8 '17 13:00

In Venlo a police car crashed into a pole after the officer driving had to swerve out to avoid another police car. Two police officers were taken to the hospital, NOS reports.

The accident happened around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The officers were responding to a report of a break in at a supermarket in Horst. 

The car that crashed into the pole sustained severe damage. The extent of the officers injuries is unknown.

No one was arrested for the break in, a police spokesperson said to NOS. 

A police officer aiming his service weapon
Aug 8 '17 12:20

A police officer fired a warning shot in Nieuwegein on Monday evening while arresting a half-naked, aggressive man with a knife, the Utrecht police said on Twitter. 

Witnesses reported to the police seeing the man walking around on Nedereindseweg, which runs parallel to the A2 highway, NOS reports. The man had no shirt on and was walking with knife in hand. 

When police officers arrived at the scene, the man turned on them and tried to attack. The cops were able to overpower him using a warning shot, pepper spray and the police dog. 

Aug 8 '17 08:37

A 40-year-old man from Boxtel was arrested at Schiphol airport on Saturday. The man still has to serve a 10 year long prison sentence imposed on him for a drug crime, the Koninklijke Marechaussee announced on Monday.

The man arrived at the airport on a flight from Canada. When a Marechaussee officer checked him, the officer realized that the man is wanted by the authorities for an outstanding prison sentence of 3,650 days. 

Curacao Police cars
Aug 8 '17 07:29

Four people were killed and six others were injured in a shooting in Willemstad on Curacao on Monday night. The injured people were rushed to the hospital. The gunmen are still at large, AD reports.

According to broadcaster NOS, the shooting happened at a birthday party for two brothers in te Buena Vista neighborhood. Unknown gunmen drove up in a car and opened fire on a home with automatic weapons. The area is known for gang violence. Newspaper AD reports that the shooting happened at a bar annex small supermarket.

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Aug 7 '17 16:35

The Amsterdam city council requested an urgent debate on the city's anti-radicalization policy following the suspension of city official Saadia a.-.T. of the Radicalization and Polarization Department. The city council wants to know from mayor Eberhard van der Laan whether the municipality responded adequately to reports about radicalized youth in the city, Het Parool reports.

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Aug 7 '17 15:55

Dutch real estate magnate Frank Zweegers was arrested on the Italian island of Capri on Thursday. During a routine check on a number of luxury yachts, the Italian authorities discovered that there was an European arrest warrant against Zweegers, who is wanted in Belgium for bribing a highly placed police officer, the Volkskrant reports.

Joey Hoffmann
Aug 7 '17 15:15

The Turkish police will soon launch a new search for missing from Haaksbergen, police chief and investigation leader Zafer Senocak said on Monday. "Do not think we're giving up, the investigation continues with full force", he said, according to AD.

Andres Rodriguez
Aug 7 '17 14:35

Andres Rodriguez from Warnsveld, Gelderland passed away from injuries sustained in an assault early in July, his stepfather said on Facebook over the weekend. The 26-year-old man was kept in a coma after being attacked while walking to a supermarket with a friend, the Telegraaf reports.

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Aug 7 '17 13:55

The police chased two suspects of an ATM bombing down and arrested them in Huizen during the early hours of Monday morning. The ATM bombing happened earlier that night in Emsdetten, Germany - abut 50 kilometers from Enschede, NU.nl reports.

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