Crime

Home on Kerkweg in Vaassen destroyed by explosion and subsequent fire, 2 Aug 2017
Aug 2 '17 10:30

The Gelderland village of Vaassen was woken by a massive explosion early on Wednesday morning. The explosion and subsequent fire completely destroyed the home on Kerkweg where it happened, RTL Nieuws reports.

Surprisingly, no one was injured. The three residents of the home managed to get out unharmed. 

The explosion and fire happened around 3:30 a.m., according to Omroep Gelderland. By 5:00 a.m. firefighters had the fire under control. The explosion also damaged some surrounding homes, where windows did not survive the blast.

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Aug 2 '17 08:43

Two of three Dutch persons that were missing in Turkey, have been found. The police made contact with 26-year-old Derya Breukers-Un and 34-year-old Bjorn Breukers. 21-year-old Joey Hoffmann, who traveled to Turkey with the couple to help them set up a new home in Silifke, is still missing.

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Aug 1 '17 17:20

A child minder from Assen was sentenced to four years in prison for shaking a baby to death in October last year. The court found the woman guilty of manslaughter, saying she acted deliberately and with the knowledge that shaking can kill a baby, NOS reports.

The Public Prosecutor demanded six years in prison, also for manslaughter. The judge decided that a lower sentence is appropriate as this is the woman's first run in with the law and she already sought help, so there is little chance of repetition. The woman confessed to what she did. 

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Aug 1 '17 16:40

A 25-year-old man from Rotterdam was injured in thein Tilburg early on Tuesday morning. He was shot in the abdomen and the leg. Many residents were witnesses to the shooting, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Aug 1 '17 14:40

It seems that the man who stabbed a 38-year-old man to death on an Amsterdam subway on Thursday, did not know his victim, the Public Prosecutor said during the suspect's arraignment on Monday. The motive for the attack is still unclear, Het Parool reports.

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Aug 1 '17 12:40

The body of a man was found in a home on Hugo de Grootstraat in Tilburg on Tuesday morning. The man has been dead for some time, a police spokesperson said to Omroep Brabant.

The police are investigating how the man died, but the initial assessment does not indicate that he was murdered. "Whether this is a natural death, the doctor needs to determine", the spokesperson said. 

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Aug 1 '17 12:00

A 68-year-old man from Leeuwen in Limburg was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting minor girls, the Limburger reports. A police spokesperson confirmed to the newspaper that he was arrested on July 19th and is still in custody. The man was caught after someone pressed charges against hi.

How many girls were involved is not yet clear. A spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor told broadcaster NOS that the investigation into the extent and seriousness of the case is still ongoing. No further announcements will be made for the time being.

 

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Aug 1 '17 08:27

One person was hurt in a shooting on Puccinistraat in Tilburg early on Tuesday morning. The perpetrators fled in a car and are still at large. A police helicopter was deployed to search for them, AD reports.

The shooting happened around 2:00 a.m. Bystanders saw two suspects drive away. According to the newspaper, the victim sustained two bullet wounds - one in the abdomen and one in the upper leg. 

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Jul 31 '17 16:20

Over the past days the Belgian police arrested three people suspected of money laundering via bitcoins. One of the suspects is a 24-year-old Dutch man called Tommie V., the Telegraaf reports. He was arrested on Saturday.

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Jul 31 '17 09:37

After over two years of investigation, the Dutch police arrested a group of Romanians suspected of stealing the cargo of at least 17 trucks while the trucks were on the move. The robberies started in early 2015. A number of arrests were made over the weekend, AD reports.

The gang drove a car up behind the moving truck. Thieves then got onto the hood of the moving car, forced the truck's cargo area open and threw the items in there into their own car. Other following cars kept traffic at a distance. The thieves mostly targeted trucks carrying expensive electronics.

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Jul 31 '17 09:02

A Dutch-Turkish man was arrested in Turkey on suspicion of insulting president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to NU.nl. According to the charge, the man called Erdogan a "thief" and "dictator" on social media and expressed criticism of the political situation in the country.

Nijmegen police rescue a 4-year-old boy who was left home alone, locked out on a balcony for over 2 hours, July 2017
Jul 31 '17 08:41

A 4-year-old boy was left home alone, crying on a balcony in Nijmegen for hours last week. A police officer rescued the boy by climbing onto the balcony from a neighbor's apartment. The officer found him "with tears on his face and large eyes", the Nijmegen police wrote on Facebook.

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Jul 28 '17 14:20

The police are calling on witnesses to come forward in the fatal s in Amsterdam on Thursday. The stabbing happened during rush hour, so the subway was pretty crowded. The investigation team would like to talk to everyone who saw what happened, also to offer them victim support, Het Parool reports.

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Jul 28 '17 13:40

Firefighters found a critically injured man, with what seemed to be gunshot wounds, while extinguishing a fire in a home in Rotterdam on Friday morning, ANP reports.

The fire brigade responded to the house on Hooidrift after a fire broke out there on Friday morning. "During the extinguishing they encountered the victim, who did not seem to be unwell due to smoke. He was very hurt", a police spokesperson said to the news wire. "Our estimation is that he has a gunshot wound."

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Jul 28 '17 13:00

The police arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with the murder of 35-year-old Caroline van Toledo in 2005. The man from Brielle is suspected of murdering her, ANP reports.

Van Toledo's body was found in the trunk of a burnt out car in the Kruininger Gors nature reserve on September 3rd, 2005. A fire was also set in her Oostvoorne home. The murder caused a lot of unrest.

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Jul 28 '17 11:40

A 46-year-old Dutch man was arrested on the Indonesian island of Bali for the possession of 0.83 grams of hashish. Drug possession on the island carries a maximum prison sentence of 12 years, according to newspaper AD.

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Jul 28 '17 10:55

The police launched a special database on which citizens can check whether their email address or other login details have been hacked or stolen. The database contains the email addresses the police found during cybercrime investigations, RTL Nieuws reports.

You search the database by typing in your email address. If your email is on the database, the police will send you a message with tips on how to proceed. According to the police, this database is "another step to make the citizen more resistant to cybercrime."

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Jul 28 '17 07:37

A 38-year-old man was stabbed to death on an Amsterdam subway during rush hour on Tuesday evening. Bystanders and emergency services tried to resuscitate the Amsterdam man, and he was rushed to hospital, but he died of his injuries, Het Parool reports.

The stabbing happened on subway 53, near the Venserpolder stop at Dalsteindreef in Zuidoost around 6:00 p.m. A 27-year-old man from Amsterdam was arrested almost immediately after the stabbing. He initially fled the scene, but the police quickly tracked him down. The circumstances surrounding the stabbing are being investigated.

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Jul 27 '17 13:50

A 33-year-old Dutch man was arrested in India for selling synthetic drugs from the Netherlands in the city of Hyderabad, in southern India, NOS reports. 

Indian media reports that the Dutch man is an IT specialist from Rotterdam. According to the broadcaster, he is suspected of being involved in a courier service that provides drugs to a website used by locals to order drugs. He flew from the Netherlands to India four times, often staying in Hyderabad.

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Jul 27 '17 11:10

From now until the end of August the water police will not issue any fines along the Dutch coast and on the inland bodies of water that fall under the National Unit. This is part of intensified labor actions in an ongoing conflict with the police's corps leadership, NOS reports.

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Jul 27 '17 10:30

Dutch insurers caught 10,001 fraudulent claims last year, a 20 percent increase compared to 2015. The claims involved a total of 83 million euros, according to a nnual figures the center for fighting insurance crime CBV published on Thursday, ANP reports.

The CBV is part of the Dutch Federation of Insurers. A total of 27,257 insurance claims were investigated last year. Since October 2016 over 500 fraudsters were fined 532 euros to cover investigation costs.

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Jul 27 '17 08:26

Amsterdam fire department commander Leen Schaap is still struggling to change the culture within the corps, which still shows signs of discrimination, racism and bullying, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and municipal secretary Arjan van Gils said in a letter to the city council, NU.nl reports.

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Jul 27 '17 07:55

Dutch police officers want more training in arrest techniques and self-defense, as well as more shooting lessons, police union ACP said to newspaper AD.

Each police officer must undergo at least 32 hours of training per year. But due to a shortage of teachers, around half of the cops in the Netherlands don't get there, according to the union.

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Jul 27 '17 07:41

Two are brothers N.H. and R.H. who live in Paramaribo and work in an Islamic butchery in the Surinamese capital. Both were born in the Netherlands and have Dutch nationality. Their family is shocked by the arrests, NOS reports.

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