Crime

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Aug 7 '17 11:15

A 43-year-old man was killed and a 59-year-old man was injured in a stabbing in a homeless shelter in Berlikum, Friesland on Saturday night. The police arrested a 56-year-old man from the Friesland village, NOS reports.

The stabbing happened at a shelter for single homeless people. It seems the suspect got into an argument with the two victims. He was still at the scene when the police arrived.

The suspect was arrested and taken to a police station for questioning. 

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Aug 7 '17 10:35

A data leak at software company CarWise ICT meant that information of thousands of Dutch lease drivers was easily accessible to unauthorized parties. The leak was discovered by security company ESET, director Dave Maasland confirmed to NU.nl. Maasland estimates that at least 100 thousand customers were affected.

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Aug 7 '17 08:23

A massive 100 thousand people turned out to watch the Canal Pride parade in Amsterdam on Saturday, the traditional highlight of the nine-day long Amsterdam Pride festival. The police arrested a total of 30 people, 13 for crimes the rest for less serious offenses like public drunkenness, the police said in a statement on Sunday.

A distant overall view of the town of Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Aug 4 '17 12:10

Hundreds more Indonesians were executed than initially thought when the Netherlands tried to suppress a revolt on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in 1947. At least 1,550 people were killed, and not 1,200 as listed in the National Archives, De Correspondent reports based on its own research.

De Correspondent spoke to 90 eye witnesses and relatives for this study. The victims were mainly killed in executions under the leadership of three Dutch soldiers. Victims came from dozens of villages in the regions of Pare-Pare and Madjene. 

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Aug 4 '17 11:30

The Public Prosecutor postponed a massive DNA kinship investigation in the 1998 murder of 11-year-old with a few months. The investigation was , but has now been pushed back to the first quarter of 2018, AD reports.

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Aug 4 '17 10:50

A 65-year-old man was killed in a brawl in Valkenburg on Thursday night. Emergency responders resuscitated him at the scene and rushed him to the hospital, where he died of his injuries, ANP reports.

The police will do a neighborhood investigation on Friday to find out who was involved in the fight and what circumstances were around it.

The brawl happened around 11:00 p.m. on Salviastraat. Multiple people were involved, according to the news wire. The police call on witnesses to come forward.

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Aug 4 '17 08:40

Haaksbergen couple Bjorn and Derya Breukers spent Thursday night at a Turkish police station, according to newspaper AD. The Turkish police are questioning them about the disappearance of their friend, Joey Hoffmann, and a magistrate decided to keep them over night.

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Aug 4 '17 08:15

A scooter rider was killed after a frontal collision with a police car on Thursday night. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m.on Dijkweg in Heukelom. The victim is a 40-year-old man from Berkel Enschot, the police said in a statement.

Police officers noticed the man riding on a scooter without license plates in Tilburg earlier on Thursday night. They signaled him to stop, but he ignored this and kept going. The police officers gave chase.

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Aug 4 '17 07:52

The Rotterdam police are determined to identify a , hidden in some bushes in the parking lot next to the Luxor Theater in Rotterdam on Thursday. Investigators call on anyone with information to come forward, AD reports.

The gender and age of the child is still unclear. As is how or how long ago the baby died. It is also unclear whether the child was killed in a crime.

Gavel
Aug 3 '17 16:50

The Rotterdam court acquitted former CDA alderman in Gorinchem Eeuwit K. of having sex with a 16-year-old girl. The Public Prosecutor, who against the 31-year-old man, is appealing, the Telegraaf reports.

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Aug 3 '17 16:10

Two Amsterdam lawyers were found guilty of violating official secrecy by buying confidential information from a police volunteer. The Amsterdam court decided not to impose punishment though, NOS reports.

Police
Aug 3 '17 15:30

A 37-year-old police officer from the Zeeland-West-Brabant corps was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of leaking confidential information to a third party, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday. He is also suspected of possession and dealing of narcotics.

A 43-year-old man from Zierikzee was also arrested in the same investigation. He is suspected of trading in hard drugs. Three addresses were searched, though the prosecutor did not say if anything of consequence was found.

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Aug 3 '17 14:50

The Dutch police arrested five persons suspected of sexually exploiting at least two minor girls by inciting them into prostitution, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday. 

The arrests were made late in May. Three people aged 32 and a 17-year-old girl are still in custody. A 57-year-old man was released, but is still a suspect.

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Aug 3 '17 14:10

A plastic bag containing remains was found in some bushes near the Luxor Theater in Rotterdam. Whether the remains are human has not been confirmed, but NOS reporter Robert Bas told the broadcaster he saw "something like a human skull".

A passerby reported the plastic bag to the police on Thursday morning. It is lying among some plants on the Antoine Platekade in Rotterdam-Zuid, close to the theater and the court. 

A local resident told NOS that he noticed the bag on Tuesday already, but had no idea what was in it. 

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Aug 3 '17 11:30

All Dutch courts should get a special "cybercrime chamber" with judges specially trained to handle technically complex cases, according to senior counselor Christiaan Baardman and Leendert Verheij, president of the court of law in The Hague, NU.nl reports.

The Hague already has a Cybercrime Knowledge Center, where judges are trained on technical developments. But Verheij and Baardman believe a special chamber for really specialized cases will be more effective.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Aug 3 '17 10:50

Two Dutch men still haven't been allowed to see their lawyers. The Court of Justice in Suriname rejected the lawyers' request that their clients' restrictions be lifted on Wednesday, lawyer Raoul Lobo said to ANP.

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Aug 3 '17 10:10

A woman was found dead in a burning house on Oslofjord in Delfzijl, Groningen on Thursday morning. The police believe she is the resident of the home. The cause of the fire is being investigated, RTL Nieuws reports.

A trauma helicopter was dispatched with the fire department because the authorities believed that someone was in the home, according to RTL. But the woman was already dead when firefighters found her. As far as is known, the woman died in the fire. 

The cause of the fire is still unknown. 

Joey Hoffmann
Aug 3 '17 08:14

The police belief that Haaksbergen man Joey Hoffmann (21), who disappeared in Turkey early in July, fell victim to a crime. "It is absolutely suspicious", Ilker Centikaya, police chief in Tarsus, southern Turkey, said to newspaper AD. 

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Aug 3 '17 07:32

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs added another nine Dutch to the , bringing the total number of names on the list up to 121. Their assets were frozen and they can no longer access their Dutch bank accounts or credit cards, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Aug 2 '17 16:30

The police arrested two men suspected of involvement in the death of 52-year-old Melvin Arduin. He died a few days after being attacked in De Vaag bar on Straatweg in Rotterdam in February, AD reports.

The suspects were arrested separately. They are 31 and 35 years old, both from Rotterdam. They are facing charges of public violence. A 19-year-old was previously arrested in Spain and extradited to the Netherlands. He is still in custody. 

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Aug 2 '17 15:50

The Terneuzen police found five stowaways, three men and two women, in the back of a truck on Tuessday. One man is from Ethiopia, the rest are from Eritrea, NOS reports.

The truck, with a Spanish driver, was traveling to Vlissingen. While it was driving through th Sluiskil tunnel, one of the stowaways poked his head through the sail on top of the truck and was spotted by a special detection system.

Man caught driving with two giant lampposts on his car in Lelystad, 1 Aug 2017
Aug 2 '17 12:30

The Lelystad police caught a motorist driving with two large lampposts tied to the roof of his relatively small car on Tuesday. Officers could smell alcohol on the man's breath while talking to him. He refused to cooperate in a breathalyzer test and was arrested, the Lelystad police said on Facebook.

The police responded after receiving a report of the man transporting this unusual cargo between Almere and Lelystad. Officers pulled him over on Oostvaardersdijk. What exactly the man was planning to do with the lampposts is unclear. 

7,000 liters of hydrochloric acid found in a van and barn on Raakeindse Kerkweg in Molenschot, 1 Aug 2017
Aug 2 '17 11:50

The police seized 7 thousand liters of hydrochloric acid in a barn in Molenschot, Noord-Brabant on Tuesday. Investigators believe the substance was intended for the production of synthetic drugs, the police said in a statement on Wednesday. A 35-year-old man from Ulicoten was arrested.

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Aug 2 '17 11:10

A Rabobank employee was arrested in connection with a failed robbery in Zundert last week. The police believe the bank employee tipped robbers when clients left the bank with large amounts of money, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NU.nl.

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