Crime

Free 'Peep Show' on Amsterdam's Dam Square - Free A Girl raises awareness for child sex slave trafficking, 4 Apr 2017
Apr 5 '17 12:10

Visitors to a free Peep Show on Dam Square in Amsterdam on Tuesday got a rather different show than they expected. Instead of seeing a naked woman, they saw a young girl dressed in leopard print and huddled on a bed, arms folded. And a video in which former sex slaves tell their stories, Het Parool reports.

Police officers and paramedics at the scene of an incident
Apr 5 '17 11:35

Octave Durham, best known as one of the burglars who stole two Van Gogh paintings from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002, jumped into an Amsterdam canal while running from the police on Sunday. He was taken to hospital for observation.

Police
Apr 5 '17 10:25

A high school in Apeldoorn called in the police after realizing the sexual images of students are circulating in the school. The case came to light when the parents of one of the victimized students notified the school, Omroep Gelderland reports.

The school is working with the police to find out who received the images and who is spreading them, the rector of the school community KSG said to the broadcasters. 

Police
Apr 5 '17 09:51

There is a lively trade in stolen goods at the asylum center in Delfzijl, Dagblad van het Noorden reports based on its own research. Both the police and central agency for asylum reception in the Netherlands COA say there is no evidence of this.

According to th newspaper, asylum seekers from safe countries such as Morocco and Algeria often go out to commit robbery and then sell what they stole. The paper writes that it bought sports shoes for about 15 euros, an iPhone 6s for 60 euros and a bottle of Black Label Whiskey for 5 euros. 

Lady Justice
Apr 5 '17 09:24

Monique B. may have spent the past 8 years in prison for a murder she did not commit, according to reasonable doubt group Gerede Twijfel. No other suspects were ever seriously looked at, the researchers said to Omroep West.

Monique B. was sentenced on appeal to 16 years in prison for the murder of her former employer 78-year-old Maria Schermer. The woman was found dead in the hallway of her home in The Hague in March 2009. She had been stabbed 51 times and the house had been ransacked. 

Ronnie Sewratan-Vernes and Jasper Vernes-Sewratan
Apr 5 '17 07:56

Gay couple Jasper and Ronnie who were a morning are shocked that one of the suspects now claim that they started the fight, the couple said to Omroep Gelderland.

Rainbow flag
Apr 4 '17 15:40

Gay couples in Amsterdam and Eindhoven also reported being assaulted because of their sexuality over the weekend. An 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with the Eindhoven incident. The Amsterdam police are still looking for the perpetrator. 

The couple in Amsterdam were attacked on Kerkstraat late Saturday night. They spread pamphlets in the area calling for witnesses to come forward, AD reports. The police confirmed to the newspaper that the couple reported the assault and that it may have been a hate crime.

American Express
Apr 4 '17 15:05

The American tax authorities IRS ordered American Express to hand over information about Dutch customers, Bloomberg reports. This was done at the request of the Netherlands, which suspects that some American Express credit card holders are engaged in tax evasion. AmEx has to hand over information about Dutch customers who had American Express cards linked to bank accounts outside the United States and outside the Netherlands between 2009 and 2016, according to the news service.

Apr 4 '17 14:30

Criminals increasingly approach Rotterdam port workers to perform odd jobs, such as approaching custom workers about not checking certain containers or asking other port employees to point pick-up-men to containers containing drugs, police chief of Zeehaven Jan Janse said to the Telegraaf. About one in seven Rotterdam port employees have been approached by a criminal at least once, the newspaper reports.

Amanda Todd
Apr 4 '17 13:55

The Netherlands can extradite to Canada to stand trial for his role in the death of Canadian teen Amanda Todd, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The 15-year-old girl committed suicide in 2012 after being extorted for years by someone who convinced her to undress in front of a webcam for him. C. is the alleged perpetrator suspect in the case.

Police officers and paramedics at the scene of an incident
Apr 4 '17 12:35

The police are looking for a man who attacked his ex by throwing a corrosive liquid over her in Oisterwijk, Brabant on Monday, NU.nl reports.

The 37-year-old woman was sitting in her car at her child's school when she saw her ex driving up. The man got out of his car and tried to open the woman's door. When he failed he threatened to crash into her. 

Police officers on the street
Apr 4 '17 11:58

The perpetrators who, cut off one of his fingers, the police announced on Tuesday. The case will be discussed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday evening, RTL Nieuws reports.

Police guard in a detention center
Apr 4 '17 09:59

An Arnhem for , killing him, ran the man over in a "panic" while trying to get away from him and his firearm, the lawyer representing the woman in the couple said to newspaper AD.

Ronnie Sewratan-Vernes and Jasper Vernes-Sewratan
Apr 4 '17 07:38

One of the boys suspected of denies throwing the first punch, the 16-year-old's lawyer said on Pauw on Monday. According to the teen, the two gay men shouted aggressive words to the group of young people and one of the men started the fight, ANP reports.

Police uniform
Apr 3 '17 16:25

A woman from Sint-Michielsgestel was pulled over and attacked by a fake cop on Bleijendijk in Vught on Saturday night. The man hit her with a sharp object, leaving her with several scratches on her body. The police are looking for the perpetrator, Omroep Brabant reports.

The woman was driving on Bleijendijk around 9:15 p.m. when a small black car came up behind her and held up a sign that read "stop police". She pulled over and an unknown man approached the car.

Jihadist
Apr 3 '17 12:15

Ahmed M., a sergeant of the Dutch Air Force who d, was placed on the national terrorist list, RTL Nieuws reports. This means that his assets were frozen and he can no longer get money from anyone else in the Netherlands.

Apr 3 '17 11:40

Police officer and former parliamentarian Hero Brinkman was arrested on Monday morning on suspicion of breaching professional secrecy, his lawyer Richerd van der Weide confirmed, according to Het Parool and AD. Van der Weide only had brief contact with his client, so does not yet know exactly what is going on. Brinkman's home was also searched. 

Apr 3 '17 07:55

The Rotterdam police arrested 18 people during and after a match between Feyenoord and Ajax on Sunday. They were arrested on suspicion of crimes including insult, threats, vandalism and throwing fireworks, a spokesperson for the police told RTL Nieuws. Ajax won the match in the Amsterdam ArenA 2-1.

Feyenoord supporters followed the match on big screens on and around the square in Rotterdam. The police and riot police intervened several times after officers, journalists and camera crews were pelted with beer, stones, fireworks and other objects. 

Ronnie Sewratan-Vernes and Jasper Vernes-Sewratan
Apr 3 '17 07:41

Gay couple Jasper Vernes-Sewratan and Ronnie Sewratan-Vernes were attacked by a group of men while walking home hand in hand from a party in Arnhem during the early hours of Sunday morning. Ronnie lost four teeth and part of a fifth in the attack. Jasper got away with bruised ribs and bruises on his back and knee, RTL Nieuws reports.

Mar 31 '17 16:00

The Maria chapel on Noord-Brabantlaan in Eindhoven was vandalized somewhere between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Swastikas and blasphemous words were spray-painted on the chapel and a statue of Mary was smeared with red paint, Omroep Brabant reports.

Police making an arrest
Mar 31 '17 14:59

in connection with an armed robbery on Limburgsingel in Arnhem on Thursday night, are the two residents of the home that was robbed, the Gelderlander reports. 34-year-old Albert K. and a 32-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of involvement in a fatal accident immediately after the robbery and some 70 meters from their home, according to the newspaper.

Arrest
Mar 31 '17 14:50

On Wednesday the police arrested six people suspected of involvement in a valuables transport robbery in Amsterdam in December. One of the suspects is the driver of the transport van, the police said in a statement on Friday, ANP reports.

Five suspects were arrested in Amsterdam, one in Utrecht. Some of the stolen goods were also recovered. 

Gavel
Mar 31 '17 13:40

More than 500 children of men believed to have been executed by the Dutch army in the former Dutch East Indies between 1946 and 1949 plan to claim compensation from the Dutch state, lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld said to RTL Nieuws.

Zegveld sent a list of 520 names of these now elderly children, complete with place and date of their fathers' executions, to Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders. She hopes to avoid that they have to file a lawsuit against the Dutch state.

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