Crime

Crime scene (Photo: Politie)
Mar 8 '17 10:35

A young man was critically injured in a stabbing on Hofgeest in Bijlmer, Amsterdam on Tuesday night. The perpetrator is still at large, AT5 reports.

The victim is a 20-year-old man who lives in an apartment on Hofgeest. He was walking down the street from his apartment building around 11:30 p.m. when another man suddenly attacked him.

The young man was stabbed multiple times. Local residents heard him screaming and called the police.

An ambulance and a trauma doctor gave the victim first aid at the scene before rushing him to the AMC hospital in critical condition.

Police
Mar 7 '17 13:30

A stabbing incident that led to the man in Amsterdam's Oosterpark on Friday, has led to more attention for muggings in this known meeting place for gay men. According to Ellie Lust of the Amsterdam police's LGBT team, there have been a series of incidents in the park in recent months, Het Parool reports.

Police making an arrest
Mar 7 '17 12:20

The police arrested two teenagers in Wassenaar suspected of scamming people selling second hand goods on sites like Marktplaats using a fake banking app to fake bank transfers, the police said in a statement on Monday.

Police
Mar 7 '17 11:45

Two brothers from Amersfoort are suspected of trying to import half a kilogram of Semtex to use in making plastic explosives, according to the Public Prosecutor. 22-year-old Ali A. and 19-year-old brother Yusuf were caught after the FBI noticed them ordering Semtex and three detonators on the Dark Web and notified the Dutch authorities, AD reports.

Jihadist
Mar 7 '17 08:02

Another 10 Dutch names were added to the Netherlands' national terrorism list. The list now contains 100 names - 86 men, 11 women and three organizations, RTL Nieuws reports.

Most of the names on the list involve people believed to be involved in terrorist activities in Syria and Iraq.

The bank accounts and assets of everyone on the list have been frozen, which means they can no longer access the money in their accounts. This measure is intended to make it more difficult for terrorist activities to be funded from the Netherlands. 

Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam
Mar 6 '17 15:00

The body of a man was found next to the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam on Monday morning. According to the police, the man died a natural death and so far there is no evidence of a crime, Het Parool reports.

The police are still treating the spot where the man was found as a crime scene and are conducting an investigation. The victim's identity is still unclear.

Mar 6 '17 13:50

The parents of a 23-year-old autistic and schizophrenic young man who was shot dead by the police in Amsterdam last year, want the Public Prosecutor to prosecute the police officers involved, ANP reports.

Earlier this week the Public Prosecutor concluded that no prosecution was necessary. The officers acted in self defense because the man attacked them with a knife.

MH17
Mar 6 '17 10:11

The Ukraine and Russia are facing off in a lawsuit filed by the Ukraine at the international Court of Justice in The Hague from today. Kiev wants the ICJ to condemn "Russian aggression" and order the country to pay compensation for all "fatal events", including the downing of flight MH17 in 2014, AD reports.

Young people wearing hoodies
Mar 6 '17 09:33

Criminal and problem causing groups of young people cost Dutch society hundreds of millions of euros per year, according to a study by bureau Cebeon. The study "Costly friendships" was commissioned by the Ministry of Security and Justice, AD reports. 

This is the first time the costs of criminal and problem causing youth gangs were calculated, according to the newspaper. The Netherlands counted almost 200 such groups in 2014. 

Mar 6 '17 09:03

A SWAT team arrested a 28-year-old asylum seeker after he set two small fires in the asylum center in the Brabant town of Grave on Sunday, NU.nl reports.

The fires started around 7:00 p.m. A police spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl that the a 28-year-old resident of the asylum center was arrested on suspicion of arson.

Ambulance
Mar 6 '17 08:30

An East European man was robbed and stabbed in Amsterdam's Oosterpark on Friday night. He died of his injuries in hospital later that night. The police are looking for four suspects seen near the Tropenmuseum that night and are calling on witnesses to come forward, the Volkskrant reports. 

Airbnb
Mar 3 '17 13:05

Since autumn last year Amsterdam imposed a total of 526,500 euros in fines for illegal vacation rentals, mostly through sites like Airbnb and Booking.com, the Telegraaf reports.

Social media
Mar 3 '17 10:30

Three Zeeland girls were arrested for distributing nude photos of high school students from different places in the province on social media, the police announced in a statement on Thursday.

The girls posted nude photos and videos, but also Photoshopped images in which they pasted the heads of fellow students on disfigured bodies. They did so using an Instagram account, which the police removed.

Mar 3 '17 09:55

Mohammed B., currently serving a life sentence in the high security prison in Vught for the 2004 murder of Theo van Gogh, barricaded himself in the prison's kitchen on Wednesday and trashed it. He was angry because he found out that two men who carried out a terrorist attack on a mosque in Enschede last year were placed in the same prison wing as two Muslim women, NOS reports.

Police officers and paramedics at the scene of an incident
Mar 3 '17 07:26

A 46-year-old man woke up wounded on the street in Terneuzen on Tuesday night with no idea what happened to him. The police are looking for witnesses.

The 46-year-old man went for a walk at around 7:30 p.m., something he does on a regular basis. Then he woke up near a pedestrian crossing on Rooseveltlaan with a massive headache and a bleeding injury on his upper body. 

He tried to stumble home, but couldn't manage to do so. He therefore knocked on the door of a nearby acquaintance, who called an ambulance. This happened around 8:15 p.m.

Football
Mar 2 '17 17:25

Football club Wieldrecht is holding a meeting on Friday night at its clubhouse in Dordrecht for members who want to commemorate 10-year-old Diego, who was on Wednesday morning. A condolence register will be opened and professionals from the police will be there to offer support to those who need it, AD reports.

Mar 2 '17 16:15

Six of the ten large Dutch insurers still invest in companies that supply arms and weapons systems to Saudi Arabia, according to peace organization Pax in its Fair Insurance Guide. According to the organization, by investing in these companies, the Dutch insurers are violating human rights in Yemen, NOS reports.

Mark Rutte
Mar 2 '17 15:40

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is completely against anonymous hiring practices in the fight against discrimination on the labor market. In an interview with online medium VICE on Thursday, Rutte called "terrible". 

Police officers on the street
Mar 2 '17 13:30

Amsterdam police chief Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg is aiming for a more a more ethnically diverse police force. He wants half of the vacancies at the city's police to be filled by people with an immigrant background. "We need people who understand the city", he said to broadcaster NOS. 

Drug lab found in property on Hoogeindseweg in Leende, 23 Feb 2017
Mar 2 '17 12:55

CDA treasurer in Leende Wim van der P. denies that he is involved with a in a warehouse at his home last week. On Wednesday the 51-year-old man said that he rented the warehouse out and that he is just as shocked and surprised by the discovery of the drug lab as everyone else, ANP reports.

674 kilos of hemp found in a van in Buitenveldert, Amsterdam, 23 Feb 2017
Mar 2 '17 12:20

The police found 674 kilograms of hemp in a van in the Amsterdam neighborhood of Buitenveldert on Thursday, February 23rd. The driver of the vehicle, a 35-year-old Albanian man, was arrested, the police announced in a statement on Wednesday.

According to the police, the discovery was made based on "information received" that a large amount of drugs would be transported in a particular van. On February 23rd officers noticed the van leaving the A9 highway on exit Amstelveen. 

Investigation in the Hartjesbos along Weerseloseweg in Enschede after a body was found in the forest, 1 Mar 2017
Mar 2 '17 11:45

On Wednesday afternoon two hikers discovered the body of a man in Hartjesbos along Weerseloseweg in Enschede. The police have not released any information on who the victim is or how he died, only saying that it is an adult male, AD reports.

Police uniform
Mar 2 '17 11:10

Amersfoort man Derk was worked to the ground and tasered by the police in his apartment building during the early hours of Wednesday morning. He broke his arm in the process. He soon turned out to be an innocent bystander, but the police still believe the use of the taser was justified, RTL Nieuws reports.

Mar 2 '17 10:35

A KLM flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport was delayed on Sunday after American authorities conducting explosive residue swab tests on items on the plane found residue of nitroglycerin, NBC News reports. While nitroglycerin is often used in explosives, it is also used in more every day products such as ointments and to treat coronary disease.

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