Crime

Police officers on the street
Feb 15 '17 08:16

The police found two dead bodies in a parked car on Veerpolder in Haarlem during the early hours of Wednesday morning. At present the investigators believe that they were murdered, though the cause of death is still unclear. 

Police officers went to check out the car after receiving a missing persons report, the police said in a statement on Wednesday morning. A forensics team is working to determine how they died.

So far the police revealed nothing about who the victims are, not even if they are male or female. 

One of three young men wanted for an aggravated assault on a gay couple on Amsterdam's Ruijterkade, 16 Oct 2016
Feb 15 '17 07:56

The police released surveillance camera footage of a gay couple being assaulted on the Ruijterkade in Amsterdam in October last year. Investigators hope that information from the public may lead to the perpetrators being arrested, they said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

Jihadist
Feb 15 '17 07:36

The National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security Dick Schoof is very concerned about at least 80 children of Dutch jihadists that are growing up in ISIS territory, he said to the Telegraaf on Wednesday. According to him, these kids are at risk of being severely traumatized. And Dutch security forces are seriously concerned that young boys are already a threat to the Netherlands.

Fire on the roof of the Spinoza building at Radboud University Nijmegen, 14 Feb 2017
Feb 14 '17 16:55

Radboud University in Nijmegen was the site of a shortly lived, but quite intense fire on Tuesday afternoon. According to the university, a cooling tower on the roof of the Spinoza building on Montessorilaan caught fire during maintenance work. The fire caused a lot of smoke and the building had to be evacuated, but no one was injured.

The fire was under control by 12:55 p.m. and by 1:15 p.m. eight of the nine floors in the building was released. Students, lecturers and staff were allowed back inside. The entire building was released by 14:35 p.m., the university said on Twitter.

Feb 14 '17 16:20

Former VVD deputy Ton Hooijmaijers was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for corruption, forgery and money laundering by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The Supreme court thereby upholds a ruling made by the court of appeals in April 2015, NU.nl reports. Hooijmaijers himself filed the appeal to the Supreme Court. No further appeal is possible. 

The Supreme Court did agree to give a 2 month shortage on the imposed sentence of 2.5 years because the court exceeded the reasonable time limit for submitting documents, according to the newspaper.

Arrest
Feb 14 '17 15:45

Five men were arrested in Zaandam for possessing and dealing hard drugs, the police said on Tuesday. This investigation was launched after the police received multiple reports of drug problems from an apartment in a building on Peperstraat.

The police searched the apartment and found a firearm and a quantity of hard drugs packaged for sale. The investigation led officers to the five men in question. 

Four of the suspects were arrested and released after questioning. A 25-year-old from Zaandam is still in custody. The drugs were confiscated and destroyed.

Mark Rutte
Feb 14 '17 15:10

Before the receipt showing the amount involved in a , an email was sent to at least four officials working closely with Prime Minister Mark Rutte that showed the correct amount involved in the deal, Nieuwsuur reporter Bas Haan revealed on Monday, the Volkskrant reports.

Jdesse Boerenveen
Feb 14 '17 14:35

On Tuesday the police arrested a fifth suspect in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Jdesse Boerenveen, who was at Almere-Haven on December 22nd. The suspect, 46-year-old Jeffrey K., is the owner of a garage in Wormerveer where Boerenveen was held hostage and assaulted, Het Parool reports.

The police believe that more arrests may follow.

Feb 14 '17 10:55

Gerard Bouman guaranteed eight police officers their jobs even if they were convicted of a crime, Minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice wrote to parliament on Monday.

Police
Feb 14 '17 10:18

The Dutch police found a woman in Spain who they believe worked as a slave in a household in the Netherlands for three years, the Telegraaf reports.

The woman comes from a very poor part of Morocco. Her father sent her to the Netherlands to work as a slave for a family that also came from Morocco, according to the newspaper. She received no wages, does not have a residency permit and was not allowed out of the house alone. The family paid her father a small amount for her work.

Judas by Astrid Holleeder
Feb 14 '17 08:58

will testify in court against her criminal brother Willem, she said to KRO-NCRV program Brandpunt on Tuesday. The program asked her a number of questions via her publisher, NU.nl reports.

Amanda Todd
Feb 14 '17 08:31

The social media profiles used to extort 34 underage girls, including Canadian teen Amanda Todd, and five adult men can not be linked to prime suspect Aydin C., his lawyers Robert Malewicz and Chana Crijsen said in the court in Amsterdam on Monday, ANP reports.

Feb 14 '17 07:59

More needs to be done in the fight against human trafficking, National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence Against Children Corinne Dettmeijer wrote in a letter to parliament. Her concerns about human trafficking has only grown over the past months as the capacity to fight this heinous crime is reduced, RTL Nieuws reports.

Hr. Ms. De Ruyter
Feb 13 '17 14:40

Three Dutch war ships that were sunk by the Japanese navy during the Battle of the Java Sea in 1942, are indeed missing from the seabed off the coast of Indonesia, the Ministry of Defense announced. The initial results of an investigation also shows traces of a salvage operation, AD reports.

Feb 13 '17 10:06

An Eindhoven bus driver who had a while on duty late in January, is doing well and is back at work, his employer said to Omroep Brabant. "He was home for a while, but is back at work now. He sustained no permanent injury", the employer said to the broadcaster.

Feb 10 '17 13:10

Managers of sports clubs should be legally required to report any signs of sexual abuse to a national body, two Dutch professors said to the Volkskrant. If they fail to do so, they should be subject to disciplinary proceedings, according to the professors. 

Professors Marjan Olfers and Peter Vogelzang of the Institute for Sports Law believe that the only way to effectively address sexual abuse in sports clubs, is to make sure that perpetrators are registered centrally and shared with other clubs. This should be coupled with a Safety Board for Sports. 

Patricia Paay
Feb 10 '17 10:45

A sex tape featuring Dutch celebrity Patricia Paay was posted on Twitter earlier this week. According to her lawyer Johan Langelaar, Paay did not know she was being filmed and will be pressing charges on Friday, he said to RTL Late Night on Thursday.

"She says: I did not know that a film was made of me", Langelaar said to on the show. "I really believe her. Why would she not tell the truth to me." According to the lawyer, Paay is not 100 percent certain that it's her in the video. Langelaar plans to investigate the possibility that her face was Photoshopped into the images. 

Cafe In The City in Amsterdam
Feb 10 '17 09:10

An explosive found in Amsterdam's In The City Cafe on Kleine Gartmanplantsoen on Wednesday was a hand grenade, the police confirmed, according to NOS.

The cafe and surrounding area following the discovery of the explosive and closed down for several hours while an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team disarmed it. 

Raw materials for 1 billion ecstasy pills found in a truck in Rilland, Zeeland on 9 Feb 2017
Feb 10 '17 08:29

The police made a gigantic drug bust when they searched a truck in the Zeeland town of Rilland on Thursday night. According to the police, the raw materials they found in the truck can be used to make 1 billion ecstasy pills, ANP reports.

Inside the truck the police found hundreds of bottles of hydrogen gas, 15 thousand kilos of caustic soda (drain cleaner) and 3 thousand liters of excipients. The trade value of the raw materials amounts to hundreds of thousands of euros, according to the Zeeland police on Twitter. 

Police officer looking for witnesses
Feb 10 '17 07:59

The Zwolle police are investigating a possible kidnapping in the city on Wednesday evening and are looking for witnesses. Around 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday a witness saw a young man being forced into a dark van. The victim asked for help just before this happened, the police said in a statement on Thursday evening. 

Police
Feb 9 '17 14:55

The Amsterdam police arrested one man and two women on January 30th. They are suspected of seducing elderly men online, making a date with them and then robbing them of their belongings, the police said in a statement on Thursday. Investigators believe that more men may have fallen victim to these perpetrators and call on them to contact the police.

Police
Feb 9 '17 13:10

The police found a dead body in a busy shopping district in Rotterdam around 6:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. The body was found on Zoutmanstraat, between Karel Doormanstraat and Lijnbaan.

It is as yet unclear whether the man died of natural causes or was killed, a spokesperson for the police said to newspaper AD. The man had no visible injuries on his body.

The body was spotted by a passerby on his way to work. Emergency services responded, but it was too late to help the man. His identity has not yet been confirmed. 

Lady Justice
Feb 9 '17 12:29

The Public Prosecutor demanded a prison sentence of 10 years and 8 months against in court on Thursday. C. is suspected of convincing dozens of underage girls to undress in front of their webcam and then blackmailing them with the footage. The Prosecutor went for the maximum sentence demand possible, NOS reports.

Police uniform
Feb 9 '17 09:36

A bus driver in Eindhoven was attacked by three men on Friday, January 27th, the police said on Wednesday. The perpetrators threw a corrosive liquid in the bus driver's face, injuring his eyes. It is unclear whether he will recover fully, Omroep Brabant reports.

The men threw the liquid in the bus driver's face immediately after boarding the bus at the Nicolaistraat bus stop and then fled on foot. They are still at large.

The perpetrators are all men between the ages of 20 and 25 years old with tanned skin. 

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