Crime

Feb 20 '17 15:30

Three leading members of motorcycle gang Satudarah were convicted in a big drug case on Monday. Their sentences were much lower than the Public Prosecutor demanded, however. According to the court in Breda, there is no evidence that the suspects formed a criminal organization, ANP reports.

The highest sentence was imposed on Bjorn E., vice president of the Satudarah chapter in Tilburg. He got 46 months in prison for money laundering and involvement in the production of raw materials for drugs. The Prosecutor demanded 8 years against him

Mitch Henriquez
Feb 20 '17 14:50

Two Hague police officers are in the high security court at Schiphol on Monday for a pro-forma hearing in the case around the death of Aruban man shortly after his arrest in 2015. They are facing charges of , but may eventually be convicted of culpable homicide, AD reports.

arrest
Feb 20 '17 13:05

On Sunday night the police arrested five people in Drachten and Boelenslaan following a reported kidnapping of a 26-year-old man from Almelo. The Almelo man was forced into a car on Baalder in Drachten and held there against his will, the police said in a statement on Monday.

Ecstasy lab found in home on Rapenlandstraat in Eindhoven, 19 Feb 2017
Feb 20 '17 12:30

Stinky white smoke curling from a chimney led to the discovery of an ecstasy lab in Eindhoven on Sunday.

Passersby noticed the smoke on Rapenlandstraat and called the police around 10:00 a.m. Officers and firefighters agreed that the smelly smoke was suspicious and decided to search the building. Inside they found a large ecstasy lab in "full operation", according to the police. No one was in the building while it was searched.

Feb 20 '17 11:55

Victims of a shooting in the Ridderhof mall in Alphen aan den Rijn almost six years ago, are suing gunman Tristan van der Vlis's parents for compensation. They believe the parents deserve part of the blame for ignoring the signs that their son was derailing, AD reports.

Feb 20 '17 11:20

To reduce the number of casualties on Dutch roads, it is necessary to equip all cars with breathalyzers, speed limiters and a device that makes it impossible to use a cellphone while driving, National Police commissioner Egbert-Jan van Hasselt said to the Telegraaf.

According to the commissioner, motorists' behavior is getting worse and worse. "Distraction, alcohol and speeding in traffic are increasingly often the cause of accidents", Van Hasselt said to the newspaper. "I appeal to politicians to work on this."

Crime scene (Photo: Politie)
Feb 20 '17 08:46

Last year a total of 276 shops were robbed, compared to 310 in 2015, according to figures from Dutch retail association Detailhandel Nederland. But while robberies are decreasing, criminals are committing more ramraids and ATM bombings, NOS reports.

The number of registered store robberies has never been so low, according to the association. Over the last seven years, store robberies dropped by a massive 70 percent. This can be attributed to political attention to this type of crime and the establishment of the Robberies Taskforce, according to Detailhandel Nederland. 

Destruction at Chmury bar in Warsaw, Poland after Legia Warsaw supporters attacked a group of Ajax fans, 16 Feb 2017
Feb 17 '17 16:55

A group of 80 Ajax supporters were fined by the local police in Warsaw on Thursday afternoon, prior to the Europa League match between Ajax and Legia Warsaw on Thursday evening. The Warsaw police were on high alert after about in a bar in the city during the early hours of Thursday morning, AT5 reports.

Arrest
Feb 17 '17 15:30

The partner of murdered Amsterdam woman Susanna Boon is in custody again. A spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor would not say why he was arrested again, newspaper AD reports.

A hiker found Boon's body in a forest in Nunspeet Gelderland on March 29th. The woman had been missing since January 8th last year after a fight with her partner at her home on Jacob van Lennepstraat.

Feb 17 '17 13:10

In court on Friday Willem Holleeder accused his sister Astrid of sabotaging the process of the criminal trial against him. "All this whining is not because of the magistrate or my lawyers, but Astrid. She wants to keep control", Holleeder said in the 10th pro-forma hearing in the lawsuit against him, AD reports.

Feb 17 '17 12:35

The Public Prosecutor again demanded prison time in the appeal case against , who was convicted last year for killing politician Els Borst and his sister Lois. Van U. was sentenced to institutionalized psychiatric care, but the Public Prosecutor believes that prison time is appropriate, NU.nl reports. 

Police
Feb 17 '17 09:49

A high-speed car chase on the A15 near Gorinchem ended in the arrest of 4 suspected ATM bombers during the early hours of Friday morning. The car chase reached such speeds that a police car was damaged, according to Dutch newspaper AD.

Around 2:50 a.m. this morning, the police received a report that a Rabobank ATM was bombed in Chaam. Four suspects sped away in a car towards Ulvenhout and Breda. The police sealed of the scene for a forensic investigation and started hunting the perpetrators and their getaway car, also deploying a police helicopter to help wth the search. 

Feb 17 '17 09:29

The former leader of motorcycle gang No Surrender, , was arrested from his bed in Bergen op Zoom on Friday morning, his lawyer Louis de Leon confirmed to Omroep Brabant. This arrest comes only four days after he was released from custody on Monday. His righthand man Janus de V. was also arrested, according to the broadcaster.

Police
Feb 17 '17 09:14

The Amsterdam police force needs at least another 500 officers in order to accommodate the city's growth, police chief Pieter-Jaap Albersberg said in the AT5 program Het Verhoor. According to him, the current police force, about 5,000 officers since 2011, is drowning in the work. "The force is built on 800,000 Amsterdam residents, while there are currently nearly 1.5 million on a daily basis", Aalbersberg said to the Amsterdam broadcaster. 

Feb 17 '17 08:22

There is no evidence that there are still human remains on the site where flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine in 2014, Minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice said on Thursday. His Ministry studies all photos and statements made by Dutch journalist Michel Spekkers, who b found at the crash site in January. The bone fragment belonged to one of the MH17 victims. 

Police making an arrest
Feb 16 '17 15:35

On Thursday the police arrested a 24-year-old man from Amsterdam on suspicion of involvement in the aggravated assault of a gay couple in the Dutch capital in October last year, the police announced in a statement on their website. 

The assault happened on Ruijterkade on October 16th. Three young men on scooters attacked the gay couple, seemingly out of nowhere. The police believe that the couple was targeted due to their sexual orientation. One of te victims sustained a fractured skull in the attack and spent some time in the hospital.

Children's tricycle
Feb 16 '17 15:00

Parents previously warned a daycare center in Bussum that something was off about an employee, who was recently , the association for parents in daycare BOinK told regional broadcaster NH Nieuws.

Destruction at Chmury bar in Warsaw, Poland after Legia Warsaw supporters attacked a group of Ajax fans, 16 Feb 2017
Feb 16 '17 12:10

Two videos were posted on YouTube showing the aftermath of a group of Ajax fans being attacked by Legia Warsaw supporters in a bar in Warsaw, Poland. The Amsterdam club is playing against the Warsaw club in the Europa League on Thursday.

According to the Telegraaf, a group of 50 Ajax fans were in a bar called Chmury today when it was suddenly stormed by about 50 masked Legia Warsaw supporters. They first threw stones at the bar and then forced their way in. Once inside they threw tables and chairs. Surprisingly, no one was injured.

Hollandsche Schouwburg, Plantage Middenlaan, Amsterdam
Feb 16 '17 10:33

Franz Anton Stapf is registered as a Jewish war victim in the official commemorative book, on the list of the Holocaust memorial center Yad Vashem in Israel and on the wall panels of the Hollandschse Schouwburg in Amsterdam. But new research shows that he was in fact a full-blooded Nazi who worked as a press photographer in Amsterdam from 1935 and fought on the Eastern Front from 1941, the Volkskrant reports. 

Feb 16 '17 08:02

The Dutch Public Prosecutor wants to prosecute jihadists before their return to the Netherlands, while they are still in Syria and Iraq, national coordinating prosecutor Ferry van Veghel said in Nieuwsuur. "Given the high risk of people who come back from this area, we do not want to wait until they come back before opening criminal investigations. We want it all to start now and continue in their absence", he said.

Feb 15 '17 16:55

PvdA parliamentarian Ahmed Marcouch wants to make sexual harassment on the street a punishable offense. If he has his way, anyone who cat calls, whistles, chases or in anyway sexually harasses another person on the street, will spend up to three months in jail or pay a hefty fine, ANP reports. 

Police
Feb 15 '17 15:45

A traffic argument ended with a 21-year-old Amsterdam man being dragged by a car on Ceintuurbaan for several hundred meters during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The incident can be seen in a video recorded by a scooter rider and given to Amsterdam broadcaster AT5. 

Feb 15 '17 14:35

Trucks with expensive cargo are increasingly targeted by gangs, especially in the southern parts of the Netherlands. These gangs empty the trucks' trailers while they're parked in parking lots, or even while they are moving, according to the annual Transport Crime report the police published on Wednesday, the Telegraaf reports.

Feb 15 '17 14:00

An employee at a day care center in Bussum was arrested after the police found child pornography at his home. He was also dismissed from the SKBNM daycare, where he's worked as a teaching assistant for 15 years. The police stress that the child pornography was not made at the day care center, NOS reports.

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