Crime

Apr 26 '13 14:30

The court in Amsterdam sentenced child abuser Robert M. to 19 years in prison with compulsory treatment. This is a year longer than his original sentence of 18 years.

Apr 26 '13 08:49

On Thursday night, someone shot at one of the trains of the transportation company Arriva while it was on the route between Arnhem and Winterswijk near Wehl. This was reported by Omroep Gelderland. A window pane was damaged but nobody was injured.

A spokesman for Arriva said they suspected that someone had fired an air rifle.

The passengers were taken to Doetinchem station, from which they could travel using another train.

Arriva has reported the incident to the police.

Apr 26 '13 08:23

The animal authorities arrested two women from Rotterdam on Thursday on suspicion of neglecting 29 horses. This was announced by the police.

On April 11, the police and the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) investigated a site at the Ziedewijdsekade in Barendrecht (Zuid Holland) where the horses were kept. It was suspected that the animals were malnourished and poorly housed. A stall on the property had room only for five horses.

Apr 26 '13 08:18

The boy suspected to have posted a threat in the forum 4chan.org has recently visited the Dutch Embassy in Costa Rica.

A spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed a report from RTL Nieuws. The 18-year-old boy was found in a hotel in San Jose. He was broke and should have voluntarily gone to the embassy.  The suspect legally entered Costa Rica and thus could continue to stay there. According to RTL, the embassy would be willing to pay for his ticket back home. Costa Rica has no extradition treaty with the Netherlands.

Apr 25 '13 08:17

The IRS staff are angry with State Secretary Frans Weekers, who they think should have acted much earlier against the benefits fraud of Bulgarian criminals, according to a report by RTL Nieuws on Wednesday. RTL Nieuws was given the chance to have a look at the reactions of the staff on the internal internet network .

Last Sunday it was made public that eastern European gangs committed large-scale fraud with benefits and subsidies. They did so by making fellow countrymen become ghost citizens of a municipality. In that way they were able to earn a lot of money.

Apr 25 '13 08:11

On Wednesday evening DigiD was once more the victim of a cyber attack. This was announced by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to the Ministry there is no sign of theft. Personal data have not been stolen and remain safe. 

It is the second attack on DigiD in two days. Earlier on Tuesday evening there was a so-called DDos attack, an attack in which large quantities of data are sent to the server making the server unreachable.

Apr 25 '13 08:00

An 18-year-old boy, who is staying in Costa Rica, is suspected as the one who has threatened to do a shooting at a school in Leiden. The suspect is a previous student of a high school in Leiden. The boy has not been arrested. Because he is staying abroad, it is impossible that his threat can be executed. Thus, the police can now stop securing the schools.

Apr 24 '13 09:19

The wife of the late councilor Jo Dejong of Meerssen, in an interview broadcasted on Tuesday by the regional broadcasting L1 and by EénVandaag, alleged that the councilors of the municipality of Meerssen were all guilty.

Jo Dejong committed suicide ​​on  March 11, after the council had unanimously turned their back on him. This was after Dejong kissed a female officer of the municipality against her will at a carnival. He offered his apologies  and resigned under the pressure, but the board did not want to have  anything to do with him anymore.

Apr 23 '13 08:54

The curtain has fallen forever on Bram Moszkowicz's career. Starting Wednesday, the well-known criminal lawyer is no longer a lawyer, as decided by the Court of Discipline in Den Bosch today.

It is the final decision in the case that Germ Kemper, the Amsterdam Dean of the Bar Association, had filed against the 52-year-old Moszkowicz. Some clients had also complained about the counselor.

Apr 23 '13 08:23

On Monday evening the police shot and injured a man at the Orchideestraat in Almere.

The police had responded to a report of a threatening situation. When confonted, the man fled and was later found with a deadly weapon at the Orchideestraat. The situation was so threatening that the police had no choice but to shoot.

Nothing is known yet about the identity of the injured man nor the extent of his injuries. An air ambulance arrived at the scene for medical assistance. Then he was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

Apr 23 '13 03:40

The police have confirmed the arrest of a minor in connection with a shooting threat at a school in Leiden.

Suspect has mental problems

The police have not given details about the arrest as the role of the suspect is not clear yet. “It is possible that he is  not the one,” said the police.

Apr 22 '13 14:19

It is very easy to commit fraud with taxes, the government and the tax authorities have been aware of the problems for years. Member of political party CDA Pieter Omtzigt said this on Twitter.

Apr 22 '13 09:08

All secondary schools and MBOs in Leiden are closed on Monday because someone posted a threat of an attack on the Internet. The authorities are taking the threat seriously.

In his post, written in English, the unidentified author threatens to shoot his Dutch teacher dead 'and as many students as I can’. He says he will have a note on him as an evidence. His post includes an image of the weapon which he will use: a Colt Defender.

Apr 22 '13 08:54

Bulgarian syndicates commit large-scale fraud involving allowances and benefits in the Netherlands. They do this by sending compatriots to the Netherlands and letting them register as 'ghost citizens' with the local authorities. This was reported by research reporter Siebe Sietsma of RTL Nieuws, based on an investigation by the Rotterdam police.

Apr 19 '13 17:03

In Veendam, a town in the province of Groningen, more than 40 manhole covers have been stolen in the last few weeks. This can cause dangerous situations when road users don’t see the uncovered holes.

Apr 19 '13 16:34

The court in the northern city of Leeuwarden sentenced Jasper S. to 18 years in prison for raping and murdering Marianne Vaatstra in 1999. According to the judge S. was completely sane.

Apr 19 '13 08:42

On Friday morning, the bomb squad (EOD) in Venlo responded to a report that an explosive was attached to the leg of a 22-year-old man. For hours, the areas near the scene at Casinoweg in Venlo were closed off. Fortunately, the device was not an explosive.

At 1:00 am on Friday, the police received a report that a man, who was supposedly kidnapped, was brought back to his home by the perpetrators with a bomb  attached to his leg.

Apr 18 '13 17:02

At least 27 supermarket owners confessed to the Dutch tax authorities, de Belastingdienst, that they committed fraud. They pretended that revenues were lower to pay less tax. A documentary of the Dutch television program Nieuwsuur showed that on Thursday.

Apr 16 '13 16:34

Two boys of 14 and 15 years old violently robbed an 80-year-old woman on Monday.

Apr 16 '13 16:20

The criminal youth gangs problem is still not solved. In 2011 Minister Opstelten of Safety and Security aimed to tackle the 89 criminal gangs that were registered by the end of 2010 within two years. The report sent to the House on Tuesday states that his approach was not effective.

Apr 16 '13 09:17

Within five days, three ATMs in Amsterdam were blasted. Early Monday morning an ATM was hit in the Rijnstraat and last Thursday and Friday ATMs in Geuzenveld and Slotervaart were targeted.

At half past four on Monday morning people heard a huge bang in the Rijnstraat. Robbers tried to empty the ATM at the corner of Rijnstraat and Trompenburgstraat. In front of the bank building, a car was ablaze. The facade of the ABN-Amro Office was ruined and the ATM was completely destroyed.

Apr 15 '13 17:05

Two men robbed an armored car in Alphen aan den Rijn, in the province of South Holland. They took an unknown amount of money and fled on a grey scooter.

Apr 15 '13 12:32

Six prostitution boats at het Zandpad in the city of Utrecht have to close their windows by Thursday. The two owners of 24 windows are suspected of human trafficking and will lose their permit.

Apr 15 '13 08:44

More than 4,500 times a year, hospital staff become victims of physical and verbal violence. In more than 200  cases, the violence is so severe that the perpetrator gets a permanent ban for accessing the hospital. Minister Edith Schippers (Health) thinks these incidents are totally unacceptable.

On a request of the AD, a third of all hospitals gave access to data about intimidation against their staff. Extrapolated to all 93 Dutch hospitals, the figures come down to 4,500 times a year, which means twelve times a day.

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