Crime

Two gunmen sought in the murder of Johan van Boxtel on Memlincstraat in Eindhoven, 7 May 2017
Jul 19 '17 13:00

The Judiciary is offering a reward of 20 thousand euros for the tip that leads to the arrests of the perpetrators who murdered Eindhoven man Johan van Boxtel early in May. The police are looking for two perpetrators, shown in surveillance camera footage on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

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Jul 19 '17 12:04

Former CDA alderman in Gorinchem Eeuwit K. could face prison time for allegations of having sex with a 16-year-old girl. On Wednesday the Public Prosecutor demanded 18 months in prison, of which 6 months could be conditionally suspended, against the 33-year-old man from Bleskensgraaf, NU.nl reports.

According to the Prosecutor, K. abused his position of power in his relationship with the teenager. The girl went to the same church as the married politician and also worked as a babysitter for his children. 

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Jul 19 '17 10:20

Lawyer Bart V. was arrested on Tuesday night. The 43-year-old Dongen man is suspected of trading in firearms and narcotics. The police also arrested two men, aged 70 and 30 years, from Sint Willebrord, ANP reports.

The arrests were made in a long ongoing investigation. Officers searched two business premises in Breda, including V.'s office, two homes in Sint Willebrord and a garage in Roosendaal.

Pieter and Tae Hoovers, found murdered in Amsterdam on 17 Jul 2017
Jul 19 '17 09:41

The police are looking for people who can shed some light on the On Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Amsterdam police urgently called on witnesses to come forward.

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Jul 19 '17 07:36

After an hours-long manhunt in the forest in Linschoten, the police finally caught up with and arrested 41-year-old Teunis Z. on Tuesday night. He is suspected of Charlotte Vlooswijk-Zwezerijnen and their unborn child to death in their Lopik home on Monday night, AD reports.

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Jul 18 '17 16:00

A 47-year-old man from Zandvoort was killed in a shooting in the parking lot of a Van der Valk hotel in Akersloot on Monday afternoon. The police found the victim in a delivery van, the police said in a statement

A 49-year-old man turned himself in at a police station a short time after the shooting. He was arrested.

The police are investigating what happened. A forensic team performed a trace evidence investigation at the scene. 

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Jul 18 '17 15:20

A 34-year-old pregnant woman was stabbed to death at her home in the Utrecht town of Lopik on Monday night. It seems that the stabbing was the result of a domestic dispute, because the woman's 41-year-old boyfriend is a suspect. He fled their home shortly after the fatal stabbing and the police are still looking for him.

Cold case calendar
Jul 18 '17 14:00

The Dutch police decided to spread their 'cold case calendar' among all 30 thousand detainees in Dutch prisons. An , which contains details about 52 cold cases - one for each week, being spread in five prisons proved to be successful, ANP reports.

Dutch police officers responding to a report of a crime
Jul 18 '17 13:20

The modernization of the Criminal Procedure Code will cost police officers more time working on administration, and that comes at the expense of other important tasks like investigation, two police higher ups warned in the Volkskrant on Tuesday.

Teens hanging off a boom at a rail crossing in Friesland
Jul 18 '17 10:40

A video appeared on Dumpert on Monday showing two teenagers hanging off the booms at a railway crossing in Friesland. ProRail will be pressing charges against the boys, hoping to send the message that "the railway environment is not something to joke with", a spokesperson for the rail company said to the Volkskrant.

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Jul 18 '17 09:59

Two conductors were injured when two passengers assaulted them on a train towards Bergen op Zoom on Monday night. The passengers were arrested, but not before injuring two police officers too, the police said on Twitter.

The two passengers attacked the police officers while resisting arrest on the Bergen op Zoom station. The police eventually had to use pepper spray to subdue them. 

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Jul 18 '17 09:34

Another cyclist died after being hit by a car in the Zeeland town of Hulst on Monday evening. This is the second cyclist killed in a road accident in Hulst this week.

Monday's accident happened on Oud Ferdinandusdijk. The diver of the car was arrested. So far no information was released about the identity of the victim of the motorist.

Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and Commander Tom Middendorp visit Dutch soldiers on NATO mission in Lithuania, 10 Apr 2017
Jul 18 '17 09:18

Four Dutch soldiers that form part of the NATO battalion in Lithuania, were sent back to the Netherlands after they were arrested for involvement in a drunken fight, according to newspaper Trouw. 

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Jul 18 '17 07:36

Two people were found murdered in an apartment on Ceintuurbaan in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon. Local media sources identify the victims as 54-year-old Pieter Hoovers from Amsterdam and his 21-year-old wife from Thailand. Hoovers has been living in Thailand for years, according to Het Parool. 

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jul 17 '17 13:50

The police are draining the Bunschoten ditch in which the body of murdered was found on June 4th. Officers are looking for the 14-year-old girl's wallet and phone, the Public Prosecutor said on Monday. 

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Jul 17 '17 13:10

A psychologist who works in the prison in Alphen aan de Rijn was nearly strangled to death by a prisoner over a week ago, the Telegraaf reports based on a source with in the penitentiary institution. People working in prisons across the Netherlands are facing an increasing amount of violence directed at them, according to figures ANP requested.

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Jul 17 '17 12:30

Two security guards at the Zuyderland Hospital in Geleen are suspected in the death of a 37-year-old man from Heerlen. The man died on Friday after an altercation with the guards, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor confirmed to ANP on Monday.

The seemingly disturbed man walked through the hospital's central hall last week Sunday and was confronted by the security officers. They asked what he was doing, and he responded aggressively. The security guards subdued him. 

When the police arrived at the scene, the man had become unwell. He died in hospital on Friday. 

Enschede police posts footage of drug-addled man on Facebook, July 2017
Jul 17 '17 11:50

The Enschede police posted a video on Facebook of a man under the influence of drugs having convulsions on the floor. "Luckily we were there on time", the police wrote. While the post received many positive responses, some criticized it as being disrespectful and tasteless, RTL Nieuws reports.

The post was intended as a warning that drugs can be dangerous. The man was taken to hospital by ambulance. 

"It's unnecessary and has a high level of sensation", one commenter criticized. "And that by the police, who should be protecting us."

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Jul 17 '17 11:10

A 35-year-old man from Haarlem was arrested by the Koninklijke Marechaussee for flying a drone at Schiphol Airport. Flying drones near the airport is forbidden, as it can put air traffic in danger, ANP reports.

With the increasing use of drones, the rules of where they can and cannot be used also increased. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment p showing the areas where drone flying is banned.

MH17
Jul 17 '17 10:29

A group of relatives of MH17 victims gathered in front of the Russian embassy in The Hague on Sunday for a silent protest. "Stop playing games. Be a nation as proud and worthy as your people", the group wrote in a message to Russia. They accuse the country of hindering the investigation focussed on finding the truth, RTL Nieuws reports.

The relatives took a remembrance bench to the protest. A metal plate attached to the bench states in Russian: "Humanity over politics", according to the broadcaster. 

Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam
Jul 17 '17 09:25

From Monday Amsterdam is removing the manned police houses located at various Jewish institutions in the city. The guard posts are being replaced by advanced camera systems and a special police team in charge of monitoring them, Het Parool reports.

According to mayor Eberhard van der Laan, the replacing the posts with camera surveillance will not have a negative impact on the security situation. The city started giving Jewish institutions extra security after an attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels in 2014.

Memorial for Ajax footballer Abdelhak Nouri at AMC hospital in Amsterdam, 16 Jul 2017
Jul 17 '17 08:55

A man was injured at an Amsterdam gathering to pay tribute to Ajax footballer Abdelhak Nouri on Friday night. Rachid Kajdouh had to undergo surgery after a firework exploded in his face at the tribute in Geuzenveld, AT5 reports.

The explosion seriously damaged his cheek. He was operated on that same evening, but he will have permanent scarring and part of his face is paralyzed, according to the broadcaster.

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Jul 17 '17 08:31

The police in Hulst, Zeeland are looking for a driver involved in a hit-and-run accident on Sunday morning in which a 64-year-old cyclist from Belgium was killed. The Belgian man's family was informed. 

The accident happened around 10:45 a.m on Zandstraat in Hulst. The car involved was a gray Opel Vectra with Dutch license plates. A broken mirror was left behind at the scene of the accident. 

The police call on the driver of the car to come forward. Witnesses, or anyone who spotted a grey Opel Vectra with a missing side mirror, are also asked to contact the police. 

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Jul 14 '17 16:25

A former member of motorcycle gang No Surrender was sentenced to 18 years in prison for murdering fellow gang member two years ago. The court considered it proven that Sooi de C. shot and killed 27-year-old Van Houten at a campsite in Molenschot, Noord-Brabant, NOS reports.

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