Crime

Crime scene tape
Mar 2 '17 09:56

Ten year old Diego from Dordrecht was killed in a crime, the boy's family said to AD De Dortenaar. They boy's father Marcel S. is still in custody.

Mar 2 '17 09:47

The Dutch government and Dutch companies are very poorly protected against cyber attacks and crime, according to a report by the Rathenau Institute. Current measures against cyber threats are insufficient and strengthening cyber security in the Netherlands should be a higher priority, the report says according to ANP.

The report, titled A never run race was done at the request of the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security and intelligence service AIVD.

Hoes on Jan Vethkade in Dordrecht
Mar 2 '17 07:40

A 10-year-old boy was found dead in the home he shares with his father on Jan Vethkade in Krispijn, Dordrecht on Wednesday morning. His 37-year-old father was arrested and is in custody for questioning. Neighbors are shocked.

"We are talking to those involved and are questioning the father. Due to the circumstances in which the child was found dead, we can not directly assume a natural death at the moment", the police said, according to newspaper AD. They are considering all scenarios.

Crime scene tape
Mar 1 '17 17:10

Registered common crimes in the Netherlands, including burglaries, violence and theft, dropped by 20 percent between 2012 and 2016, according to Statistics Netherlands on Wednesday. Crime experienced by Dutch, registered in the national victimization survey Safety Monitor, reduced by 13 percent. People living in the Netherlands also feel safer, ANP reports. 

Lady Justice
Mar 1 '17 16:35

Polly W., one of three suspects in the so-called Facebook Murder that happened in Arnhem in 2012, was released from juvenile detention by the court in Arnhem on Tuesday. The court ruled that further treatment in the juvenile facility is no longer necessary and that the now 21-year-old woman can go free, but under strict conditions, AD reports.

Rabobank building on Croeselaan in Utrecht
Mar 1 '17 14:50

Dismay reigns at the Rabobank headquarters on Croeselaan in Utrecht after one of its employees, 41-year-old Corrie, was in front of the bank on Tuesday. The flag is hanging half-mast, flowers were put at the scene of the stabbing and a condolence register was opened for Corrie's colleagues, RTL Nieuws reports.

Police guard in a detention center
Mar 1 '17 14:15

The police arrested a 68-year-old man in Noord-Brabant on suspicion of selling fake hospital bills in Thailand, the Dutch Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday. The Prosecutor believes that the fraud committed with these fake invoices amounts to nearly 130 thousand euros, ANP reports.

The suspect sold fake hospital bills to Dutch tourists visiting Thailand. The bills shows charges for admittance to a hospital in Bangkok. When returning to the Netherlands, the Dutch tourists then submitted the bills to their health insurers for compensation. 

Police officers on the street
Mar 1 '17 11:55

The Amsterdam police received 10 useful tips in an investigation into three attacks on a young woman on Oude IJsselstraat in the Rivierenbuurt last year, Het Parool reports. 

Football
Mar 1 '17 11:20

Former Minister Klaas de Vries will head a three member committee that will investigate sexual abuse in sports. Dutch Olympic Committee and sports organization NOC*NSF deliberately chose the PvdA man because he is not part of the sports world in any way and will therefore not have any conflict of interest, sources told the Volkskrant.

Dutch police officer
Mar 1 '17 10:45

Two police officers were attacked by two men from Breda while trying to break up a fight during Carnival celebrations in Prinsenbeek, the police said in a statement.

Around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday two cycling police officers noticed a woman attacking a doorman in a bar on Markt in Prinsenbeek. The two officers intervened and tried to arrest the 25-year-old woman. She completely lost it, according to the police.

Two men interfered with the arrest and attacked the cops. One of the police officers was hit so hard that his helmet broke. 

Geert Wilders surrounded by bodyguards, Spijkenesse Feb 2017
Mar 1 '17 08:32

An elite team of soldiers was deployed to help protect PVV leader Geert Wilders, the Telegraaf reported on Wednesday based on its own sources. According to the newspaper, members of the Defense team Special Security Missions Brigade (BSB) have been guarding the PVV leader for a few days already.

The Ministry of Security and Justice would not confirm these reports to the newspaper. The Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that forms part of the Dutch military, would also not comment on the matter. The BSB falls under the Koninklijke Marechaussee.

Crime scene (Photo: Politie)
Mar 1 '17 07:34

A 41-year-old mother of two was stabbed almost in front of the Rabobank headquarters on Croeselaan in Utrecht where she works on Tuesday morning. She died in hospital later in the day. A 31-year-old suspect was immediately arrested, AD reports.

The police can not yet say whether the woman was specifically targeted by her attacker, or was just a victim of opportunity. 

Feb 28 '17 16:00

An started by Nadia Rashid to get her kidnapped daughter back to the Netherlands, was signed by nearly 15 thousand people in a matter of hours. The 2-year-old girl was kidnapped by a group of men from her grandmother's home in Amsterdam in September last year.

Mark de Bonte, missing from Best from 5 Nov 2016
Feb 28 '17 13:40

There is no evidence that Belgian kickboxer Marc de Bonte was killed in any form of crime, the Dutch police concluded. The investigation into the 26-year-old Belgian's death is therefore now closed, AD reports.

Insiya Hemani
Feb 28 '17 08:19

Nadia Rashid, mother of kidnapped 2-year-old, started an online petition in an effort to get her daughter back from India. She hopes the petition will persuade the Dutch government to increase their efforts and the Indian government to cooperate, RTL Nieuws reports.

Police
Feb 28 '17 07:43

Following a number of major information leaks and integrity violation cases in the Dutch police and other investigative agencies, a major investigation was launched into corruption at the police, the Telegraaf reports. The investigation was launched in September and is being performed by the University of Maastricht, the Open University and Avans Hogeschool.

Feb 27 '17 15:50

The municipality of The Hague put 2.6 million euros aside to compensate the relatives of Jewish residents of the city who were "immorally treated" by the city between 1940 and 1955, ANP reports.

Feb 27 '17 14:40

Between 1996 and 2003 Dutch construction company Ballast Nedam paid bribes to the Saudi kings Fahd and Abdullah, broadcaster Human reported on Monday based on documents from the Tax Authorities' investigative department FIOD. All in all Ballast Nedam paid 500 million dollars to members of the Saudi royal family, according to the broadcaster.

The company and the Public Prosecutor reached a 17.5 million euros settlement on this bribery case in 2012.  

Feb 27 '17 11:10

Escaped criminal Elias A. was arrested by a SWAT team in Etten-Leur on Friday, more than five weeks after he escaped police custody in Rotterdam, Weekblad De Bode reports.

The 24-year-old fugitive despite still being handcuffed. He is a suspect in two shootings, one kidnapping and a violent robbery.

Drug lab found in property on Hoogeindseweg in Leende, 23 Feb 2017
Feb 27 '17 10:35

The main suspect arrested in connection with a last week was identified as Wim van der P., according to newspaper AD. Until last week Friday he was treasurer of the CDA faction Heeze Leende Sterksel.

Geert Wilders rally in Purmerend
Feb 27 '17 09:28

How suspected corrupt police officer managed to get a job in the high ranking Safety and Security Service despite a previous integrity conviction, is leading to consternation in the police ranks. Considering the screening process necessary to join the Safety and Security Service, former Geert Wilders security guard Rico Briedjal thinks it was difficult, but possible, he said to newspaper AD Members of the Service are calling for stricter screenings.

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016
Feb 27 '17 08:42

One of the men involved in kidnapping 2-year-old from Amsterdam last year, was arrested at Tehran airport in Iran. An observant security guard caught Imran S., the cousin of Insiya's father Shehzad Hemani, the Telegraaf reports.

Feb 24 '17 16:20

The driver of aat a vintage car festival in Oosterwolde, Gelderland almost two years ago, was sentenced to 240 hours of community service by the court in Zutphen on Thursday. One man was killed in the accident and 11 others were injured, many of them children.

De Lolmakers Carnival float in 2014
Feb 24 '17 15:10

Carnival group De Lolmaakers in Leende decided not to participate in this year's carnival parades on Saturday. On Thursday the police discovered a massive drug lab on the property where they were building their float. As they are not allowed on the crime scene, De Lolmakers won't be able to finish their float in time for the parade.

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