Crime

Dec 18 '13 04:30

A member of the Satudarah was arrested Monday in Appingedam, on suspicion of menace and kidnapping. A few weeks earlier the man forced a taxi driver under threat of a knife, to drive him from the Grote Markt in Groningen to a village in the province, reported the police.

Dec 17 '13 15:07

Amsterdam Oost should be taken off the list of security risk areas by the city council's General Affairs Committee, Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan said. So far in 2013, violent crimes involving weapons in Oost has dropped by 29 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

Dec 17 '13 13:33

Pathologists have not been able to determine the cause of death of Ruben and Julian, the two boys from Zeist who were kidnapped by their father in May this year.

Dec 17 '13 12:46

Domestic violence, animal cruelty and the economic crisis are linked, research by police has shown.

caimans
Dec 16 '13 18:00

Robert Persaud, Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment has said he has requested Dutch authorities to send him all information on the specific violations that were made in the two recent shipments of animals from Guyana that were found at the Schiphol airport. The deaths of almost 370 juvenile spectacled caimans (caiman crocodilus) in November and December at Schiphol, were horrific and could have been prevented, officials at the Dutch Food and Goods Authority NVWA have said.

Dec 16 '13 17:19

The number of robberies decreased sharply in 2013 compared to last year, Ministry of Security and Justice said on Monday.

Dec 16 '13 10:25

The Netherlands police used fake Poland-based online shops to track down potential buyers of illegal fireworks.

caimans
Dec 15 '13 18:17

200 caimans and three snakes that arrived at Schiphol on transit to the Ukraine on Thursday, had been left out in the freezing cold for 1.5 hours. 48 caimans had died en route; three snakes and 14 other caimans are not expected to survive either. It is the second such find in one month. On 29 November authorities already found 444 caimans from Guyana.

Dec 14 '13 04:32

A 40-year-old Gerogian who was busted for shoplifting, Thursday evening, in Breda, threatened the security guard with a syringe with a needle. The suspect called out 'aids!' This took place in a department store on the Karrestraat.

Dec 13 '13 12:57

A motion to blacklist bankers caught committing fraud will likely find support across the board when it gets tabled in the Second Chamber.

Dec 13 '13 04:32

The City of Den Helder is reclaiming almost 80,000 euros from Johanna K., the 66-year-old woman who was arrested in August because she kept ammunition, illegal fireworks, chemicals, and (parts of) weapons in her home, announced the City Wednesday.

Dec 12 '13 19:31

At least 54 Groningen students have fallen victim to identity theft through their DigdD account. So far the police arrested five suspects.

Dec 12 '13 17:44

The coin minter who was arrested in Amsterdam last month is suspected of using his professional equipment to make counterfeit British pounds.

Dec 12 '13 04:34

A couple, employed by the City of Zaanstad, wiped dozens of fines from the computer system of the City. It concerned driving offenses they had committed.

Dec 12 '13 04:31

The Public Prosecution demanded up to ten years in prison before the Rotterdam court, for four Somali pirates who lured the Dutch Marine into an ambush last year in October.

Dec 10 '13 15:30

One of the three suspects, on trial in Astralia for the death of the Dutchman, Henk van Oosterom, has been acquitted of all charges. It concerns Alex George Winter, report Australian media Tuesday.

Dec 10 '13 14:25

The CEO of the French PIP breast implant manufacturing company, who also supplied implants for Dutch women, has been sentenced to four years in prison, announced the court in Marseille. Jean-Claude has been found guilty of serious deception and fraud.

Dec 10 '13 12:57

The Dutch couple that was kidnapped in Yemen in June has been released. NOS, NRC Handelsblad and Elsevier journalist Judith Spiegel and her husband Boudewijn Berendsen are currently at the Dutch embassy in the Yemeni capital Sana’a, and they are expected to arrive in the Netherlands on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported.

Dec 10 '13 12:29

Volkert van der G., the murderer of politician Pim Fortuyn will be granted monthly leave from prison starting in February 2014.

Dec 10 '13 04:33

Dutch people commit fraud in droves with government funded financial assistance, collecting care, rent, and childcare assistance they are not entitled to, according to RTL Nieuws.

Dec 9 '13 21:27

As President of Suriname, Desi Bouterse has immunity and therefore the Netherlands cannot request South Africa to arrest and extradite him when he attends the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. This was Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans’ response today to questions by PVV Second Chamber members Geert Wilders and Raymond van Roon.

Dec 9 '13 14:01

The Public Prosecution raided the residence of the former Prime Minister of Curaçao, Gerrit Schotte , early Monday morning (local time), reported various media on the island. Reporters witnessed the raid.

Dec 9 '13 13:09

The policeman who is facing trial over the shooting last year that killed 17-year-old Rishi Chandrikasingh, will now also be tried for murder.

Dec 9 '13 04:30

The PVV wants Desi Bouterse, President of Suriname, to be placed under arrest if he attends Nelson Mandela's funeral in South Africa. The Dutch government will need the cooperation of South Africa for his arrest and extradition.

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